Previously always called the Blue Room, the General Room is named for the mascot of Washington and Lee University (W & L). One might guess that W & L colors include navy blue. Jonathan S. A. Herring, grandfather of the innkeeper, also attended this fine institution of higher learning.
This room boasts an antique walnut queen bed, original to the Herring family, along with a tasteful blend of antiques and traditional furnishings.
An original hand carved mantle adorns the fireplace, which is decorative for now.
Hanging proudly on the wall is a handmade antique quilt of the Dresden Plate Pattern, lovingly made by Herring ancestors. A collection of W & L Wedgewood plates is also on display in the “blue room.”
The General has a private bath with the original clawfoot bathtub, now boasting a shower for guest convenience.
We must advise guests that the lavatory in this bath is located rather close to the side wall, due to plumbing restrictions, and is therefore not recommended for above average size folks.