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Absolute Auction – Inn at Kelly’s Ford – November 16 @ Noon


ABSOLUTE AUCTION – Thursday, November 16th at Noon – AUCTION HELD ON-SITE

Join us at an Open House on Thursday, October 26 from 11am to 2pm and Sunday, November 12 from 11am to 2pm

The historic Inn at Kelly’s Ford spans nearly 138 acres of rolling, riverfront Virginia horse country property with lodging, hospitality and equestrian assets. Located approximately one hour from the greater Washington, DC suburbs, the Inn is the ideal event venue for the entrepreneur that’s ready to put their mark on the expansive properties that the current owners have built over the past decade.

With an Agricultural (A-1) zoning, and located on Tax Map’s 46-7 and 46-7A, the property is destined to continue to operate as the premiere event facility for many to enjoy. The current owner has a strong book of business in 2017, and is already starting to field reservations for 2018. While the property is for auction, the current owner, along with the experienced, dedicated staff, are committed to insuring that the current operations continue at the highest quality standards, including when the property transfers to the next owner, so that every promise, every commitment, every dream is answered.

Lodging facilities include ten guest rooms in six buildings, including two elegantly decorated Main House guest suites, an expansive apartment style loft, all with country themed, oversized rooms appointed with the finest furniture and sought after amenities, such as wood burning fireplaces and relaxing soaking tubs. During the warmer months, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub after a day of hiking, trail riding or floating down the Rappahannock River.

All of the guests that have the pleasure of visiting the Inn at Kelly’s Ford can stop in for a drink and sandwich, play 8-ball on the regulation size pool table or play “Around the World” on the dart board with family and friends at Pelham’s Pub, a re-known local spot dating back to the 1700’s. For those guests that have a little more time, they can make reservations in the fine dining restaurant to enjoy the ambiance of the oversized wood burning fireplace and the rustic décor that only this type of property can offer.

The Inn is known as one of the most beautiful properties for weddings. Countless brides and grooms have selected the Inn at Kelly’s Ford as their dream destination to take their forever vows. Given the expansive property, there are countless outdoor settings that will make memories for your guests, whether it’s by the cascading stone fountain adorned by rose bushes, the classic gazebos strategically situated on the most beautiful parts of the property or even under a mature willow tree, a simple yet refined setting.

When the festivities move indoors, the Inn offers multiple venues. The largest banquet facility, the Arena, a 7,920 SF event center that comfortably seats up to 350 guests, includes chandeliers, sprinkler system and heated and cooled with forced air via electric heat pumps. The Clubhouse, located at the entrance of the Arena, is a 1,280 SF wood and stone building ideal for a variety of uses. For smaller events, Ripley Hall, a 6,000 SF building that seats up to 150 guests, has finished hardwood floors, decorative wood beams, a full service wood bar and chandeliers to brighten the space. Each of these venues has direct access to a large commercial kitchen outfitted with stainless steel counters, a rinsing sink, two double sinks and cooking area with an exhaust hood. Attached to the kitchen is a storage area along with an industrial washer and dryer. With a combined capacity for approximately 500 guests, the Arena, Ripley Hall and the Clubhouse creates one of the largest indoor event facilities in the region, making it a high demand venue.

Nearly every weekend, boarding customers, competitors, and weekend trail riders, traveling from near and far, descend on the Inn’s expansive equestrian facilities. The property offers stable boarding for 24 horses, extensive fenced and cross-fenced pastures, competitive dressage facilities, an 11,200 SF indoor riding arena, stables, multiple run ins, an outdoor riding ring, two round pens, two show arenas, multiple paddocks and the “Loft” barn, a 5,767 SF barn with boarding on the main level and fully functional apartment above. Guests can stop by the equestrian center office and barn to sign up for lessons, schedule their trail ride or check in for their event with the expert staff.

The property also includes a maintenance building, storage building, paved parking, gravel parking, river frontage, camping sites, hiking trails and countless scenic park settings.

The Inn also includes an absolutely stunning collection of personal property assets, including artwork, fine furniture, kitchen and restaurant assets, equestrian equipment, approximately twenty five company owned horses used for lessons and trail rides, grounds maintenance assets and office assets. The business has substantial value as a going-concern, including the existing book of business, the name – “Inn at Kelly’s Ford”, the company website, it’s loyal customer base and future revenue growth potential.

A detailed package about the real estate, personal property and business is available at The property will be available for inspection at our open houses on Thursday, October 26 from 11am to 2pm and Sunday, November 12 from 11am to 2pm or by appointment only by contacting Stephen Karbelk, Auctioneer with Auction Markets, LLC and Team Leader with RealtyMarkets, a Century 21 New Millennium team, at 571-481-1037 or or Stephanie Young, Senior Sales Associate with Auction Markets, LLC and Realtor with RealtyMarkets, a Century 21 New Millennium, 571-223-9775 or This ABSOLUTE AUCTION will be held on-site. A 10% Buyers Premium applies. Please contact Auction Markets, LLC for the terms of the auction.

Broker participation is encouraged. 3% Commission offered.






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