About Us
Edge Hill Estate was originally owned in the 1760s by “John Loving,” for whom the
Lovingston is named.  

Nelson Historical Society lists "
Edge Hill"  including:
"Oak Ridge Estate," "Tall Poplars," "Warwick Hall," and "Chery Hill" as historical
homes to see in Nelson County.

The house grew as the owners family grew. “Edge Hill” built in 1893 when the
Whitehead family moved in and made improvements, followed by the Cooke family
who formed a swimming and tennis club.

With six bedrooms and five bathrooms, accommodations are versatile as the
upstairs can be divided into two suites with two bedrooms each. The larger rooms
have trundle beds that open into two single beds or couch that makes into a queen

Our two front porches and veranda provide spectacular views of the skyline and
mountains. Our front yard and veranda provide a great setting to watch ducks
wading in our stream-fed pond or cows grazing in the distance.

Walk down the hill and relax under the roof of the pavilion, take a swim or play
tennis. The pavilion has separate men and women bathrooms with showers and a
full galley to accommodate outdoor cooking indoors.

The platform tennis court is enclosed (fenced) and lighted.

The in-ground pool is 30 by 50 foot with a diving board.

Three-paddock stable,  complete with tack room (bring your own horses).
Pavilion kitchen
Pavilion with separate bathrooms
Pool and tennis court
Three Paddock Stable
About the owner and  Innkeeper:
About the Edge Hill Estate
William Schmidgall purchased Edge Hill for the purpose of sharing its simple beauty with others. A world
traveler,  William worked in the former USSR, Asia,  Europe, and Africa, has selected the heart of the Blue Ridge
Mountains and this historical inn as his residence.  He will greet you with a glass of local wine or refreshments,
and ensure your stay is a comfortable one. The inn is adorned with numerous souvenirs from his travels.
"Emily"  the resident cat and "Heyou" the Shetland pony
will ensure things are Purrfect.