Welcome to Greenock House Inn

Jul 30, 2016 by

Greenock House Inn is a beautiful Victorian farmhouse dating from the mid to late 1800s. The buildings on the grounds have expanded through additions and multiple renovations throughout the last century. When you visit Greenock House Inn, you will be visiting over a century of history and growth. We are located at the edge of the Town of Orange so you have the convenience of walking around town but still the feeling of being in the country.Specimen trees which were planted near the end of the 1800’s regally overlook the house. You’ll find Black Walnut, Cypress, Spruce, Catalpa, Magnolia, Maple, Oak and White Ash – one Ash is said to be over 200 years old!

The East end of the property is bordered by the old train tracks. Occasionally, you will hear the train whistle as it warns you that it is coming through.

Greenock House Inn offers the perfect opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation! There are plenty of hidden nooks and lawn seating for you to read a book or simply enjoy the sun. If it rains, there is always the wrap around porch to sit on.MainHouse

Throughout the year, there is an ever-changing profusion of blooms and foliage. Bird lovers will find a wide variety of feathered friends from hummingbirds to yellow-bellied sapsuckers to blue birds – and we even have binoculars. There is also other wildlife from groundhogs, foxes and the occasional wild turkey to our own “wild kitties” that live here and patrol the grounds.

You can confound yourself with one of the jigsaw puzzles always found on the antique Black Oak sideboard. Or, if you are musically inclined, please feel free to entertain the company at the antique upright grand piano.

At Greenock House Inn you can relax in a comfortable setting on our wrap around porch and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Or maybe, you will invite someone to join you in a game of cards or a board game in the parlor or library.All in all, Greenock House Inn offers a perfect place to just get away from it all. A chance to relax in the country and simply do nothing. If you prefer to be out exploring the area, check out our Things To Do page.Your hostess is Lill Shearer who operates the Inn mostly solo. Her husband Rich doesn’t consider himself an “Innkeeper” yet… but maybe someday.


Lill brings 20 years of Air Force wife entertaining experience to the Inn just for starters. After the service, she racked up 13 years of restaurant experience in Northern Virginia . Both careers were stressful and time consuming. Now, her time can be consumed with enjoying her guests & friends & cats & cooking & family & sewing & upholstery & painting & refinishing & reading & art & … this still sounds stressful and time consuming.

Rich maintains his positions at SAIC and, therefore; he commutes to Alexandria on a weekly basis. He will become the “handyman curmudgeon” (his words) as he transfers more of his time from corporate America to country gentleman. He looks forward to “puttering” around the Inn taking care of day to day repairs instead of day to day corporate crises. Unfortunately, at the moment, he gets to handle both jobs.

Lill and Rich look forward to welcoming you to Greenock House Inn!

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