In 1950, James and Margaret Clifton purchased the property where the The Virginia Cliffe Inn is now located in order to build a family home. The property on Mountain Road held a landmark farmhouse built in 1840. James who was a general contractor, dismantled the farmhouse, reclaimed the materials, and modeled the new home after George Washington’s former military headquarters Newburgh, NY.
After raising their four children, Margaret and James Clifton opened their architecturally designed Georgian-style home as a Bed and Breakfast in 1997.
“My family considered recycling before it became the mainstream thing to do. The Virginia Cliffe Inn is constructed from wood reclaimed from an old farmhouse built on the property in the late 1800’s.”
– Janice Clifton, Owner
The Virginia Cliffe Inn is Janice’s childhood home. She and her family have owned it since 1950. Janice loves to welcome all our guests and wedding couples and make them feel like part of the family. She learned the business of hospitality alongside her parents, working as the business administrator since 1998. Janice took over as CEO in 2007 and established the Inn as one of the region’s best loved wedding and event venues.
Janice also served for many years as director of St. Joseph’s Villa. Her passion is creating an excellent experience for each customer. Janice is very active in the local community and enjoys sharing The Virginia Cliffe Inn with our community partners.
Judey is the Virginia Cliffe Inn’s Innkeeper. She is a Desert Storm Army veteran, and she enjoys cooking, meeting new people and making people feel welcomed. She has a passion for cooking, restoring antiques and gardening. She has been married 30 years to Matt (head maintenance at the Inn) with 5 beautiful children and 5 grandchildren. Come and meet our Innkeeper. She knows how to make you feel warm and welcomed.
Samantha is our newest addition to The Virginia Cliffe Inn. She has taken on the role of Customer Engagement, handling our sales and event bookings as well as working with the community to create new and exciting events. She has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, specializing in events, training, and guest services. If you have an idea for a fun event at The Virginia Cliffe Inn, she is your go to person and don’t hesitate to reach out!