The Bowman House

Take a Walk Through Thyme

The Bowman House invites you to relax and enjoy the historical aesthetics of our home throughout your stay in the quaint mountain town of Waynesboro, Virginia. Your stay with us is part of your travel experience, and The Bowman House is here to offer you a classic home away from home that you can relish in. Take a walk back through Thyme with our signature dishes. Fresh ingredients including home-grown herbs are a staple here. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance if you have any requests.

Dr. Carl and Nettie Bowman

Built in 1910, Carl and Nettie Bowman made their lives here and had a daughter they named Virginia. After some time, the Bowmans relocated and the Truslows were the new owners for a decade. In 1978, the home was sold to Waynesboro Mayor, city attorney, Fishburne Military School graduate, and author, JB Yount III, who cared for the home and property for years until his old age. After he passed, the Nicols family purchased this historical home from the estate to do some cosmetic repairs and rejuvenation before selling it to us, the Smith family. Being only the fifth family to own his beautiful home, we are honored to provide this bed and breakfast to our travelers and community members while maintaining the historical integrity of the home. The same builder of the pristine Swannanoa mansion in nearby Afton, M. Ree Ellis also built The Bowman House, a Classical Revival style solid brick home with monumental fluted iconic columns.

Wayne Avenue

A century ago Wayne Avenue was where the wealthy lived and was the most exclusive neighborhood in the city of Waynesboro. A mule drawn trolley would bring the summer resort crowd along this street to the Brunswick Inn. The Brunswick Inn is no longer standing but the beautiful homes and mansions in the area pay homage to the rich history of the area. Our home in the area that exemplify this rich history is the Bowman House.The Bowman House is located at 611 S. Wayne Avenue. This beautiful home was built in the Classical Revival style. It has four fluted columns that are unusually large in size that adds a sense of grandeur to the facade of this lovely home.