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Robert E. Lee Room

In the middle of our second floor, this room is the perfect choice for kicking back with a loved one. Decorated to have a just-like-home feel, this room looks out towards the downtown area of Harrisonburg, VA and offers a glimpse of mountains and saturated sunsets in the distance.

Starting at$159for double occupancy
  • Queen bed
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Central air and ceiling fan
  • Cable TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Mini Fridge
  • Desk and chair

Maximum occupancy 2, or 3 with a futon (extra person $50/night + futon fee $20)

Who was Robert E. Lee?

Following the war, Lee applied for, but was never granted, the official post-war amnesty. After filling out the application form, it was delivered to the desk of Secretary of State William H. Seward, who, assuming that the matter had been dealt with by someone else and that this was just a personal copy, filed it away until it was found decades later in his desk drawer. Lee took the lack of response to mean that the government wished to retain the right to prosecute him in the future.

 

Lee’s example of applying for amnesty encouraged many other former members of the Confederacy’s armed forces to accept restored U.S. citizenship. In 1975, President Gerald Ford granted a posthumous pardon and the U.S. Congress restored his citizenship, following the discovery of his oath of allegiance by an employee of the National Archives in 1970.

 

Lee and his wife had lived at his wife’s family home prior to the Civil War, the Custis-Lee Mansion. It was confiscated by Union forces, and is today part of Arlington National Cemetery. After his death, the courts ruled that the estate had been illegally seized, and that it should be returned to Lee’s son. The government offered to buy the land outright, to which he agreed.

 

He served as President of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, from October 2, 1865. Over five years he transformed Washington College from a small, undistinguished school into one of the first American colleges to offer courses in business, journalism, and Spanish. He also imposed a sweeping and breathtakingly simple concept of honor — “We have but one rule, and it is that every student is a gentleman” — that endures today at Washington and Lee and at a few other schools which continue to maintain “honor systems.” Importantly, Lee focused the college on attracting male students from the North as well as the South. The college, like most in the United States at the time, remained racially segregated, however (John Chavis was admitted in 1795, yet neither Washington nor Washington and Lee would not admit a second black student until 1966).

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Reservation Policies

  • Check-in between 3PM and 9PM.
  • Breakfast is between 8AM and 10AM
  • Check-out time is 11AM
  • Please contact us prior to making a reservation if you intend to bring a child under age 12.
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In-Room Amenities

  • Free Wireless Internet
  • 600+ Threadcount Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Private Bathroom with Shower
  • Refrigerator in Some Rooms
  • Free Snacks, Soda, Bottled Water & Ice
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Individual Ion-Filtered Climate Control
  • Cable Television
  • Unique Antique Furniture

Add-on: Flowers

Roses – Surprise the one you REALLY REALLY love with roses! We will arrange them nicely in a vase and place them in your room. 2 Dozen Roses for $65 or 1 Dozen Roses for $40

 

Bouquet of Flowers – Flowers will be provided in bouquets of colorful mix of annuals and perennials for your special occasion! $29