History lovers visiting the Fredericksburg area will revel in the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere in the unique accommodations offered at Stevenson Ridge, located in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va.
Debbie and Dan Spears own the 87-acre property and share a passion for old structures. After the couple purchased the property in 2000, they began restoring antique cottages and relocating them to the property located near the Spotsylvania National battlefield. Currently, Dan Spears has restored nine, updating them with modern conveniences while retaining the original character.
The couple named their property “Stevenson Ridge” for a Union officer who was killed in the area in 1864 while commanding soldiers who fought in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
The oldest building on the property dates back to 1732 and is deemed “The Spy Hill House.” The two-story structure includes a master suite, a queen bed, two wood-burning fireplaces, a living room, a kitchenette, and a private patio overlooking a pond.
Additional accommodations include a log home dating back to 1830, a pre-Civil War-era tobacco barn, an 1812 plantation home, a corn crib, and an 1800s post office, to name a few.