Temple in the Woods

Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to the Temple

The Property

  Temple in the Woods is a bed & breakfast off the beaten path. It is located in Essex County Virginia and sits on 5.5 acres of wooded land with a beaver pond on the property. If you’re quiet, you might hear them chomping on a tree. This is a great place to unplug and unwind. The lodging accommodations are more personal, private and secluded. 

A Place to Nourish your Soul!  

The Difference

As the name states we are truly in the woods. A perfect place to commune with nature in the quiet that surrounds you. Leave the hustle and bustle; the lights and noise of the city as you cruise the Driveway to Peace. 

The Joy of Food

Our breakfast menu includes the kind of country style breakfast enjoyed while growing up in Charleston, SC, and homemade breads. We also prepare meals for those with dietary restrictions. Just let us know of your restriction and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

About Us


The Innkeeper

Claudette W. Gadsden is the innkeeper and she looks forward to serving you, Southern Style. She grew up in Charleston, SC where her father was a chef. Prepare your palate to be wooed.


The Resident

You are enveloped in peace and quiet as you make your way up the drive. The noise you hear is nature and there are trees as far as the eyes can see.  Take a walk on one or both trails leading to the beaver pond and listen to the waterfall created by the beavers.


Our Service = Your Smile

It is our absolute pleasure to serve you with Southern Hospitality. We can help you plan excursions; tour the local winery and leave with a bottle of wine or ride horses at a local farm or simply enjoy the peace of the property.

Our purpose is to serve you.

Let's stay in touch

See you soon!

We look forward to your stay

Hang out in the peace and tranquility of the property. Enjoy nature by taking a walk on the trail, enjoying a seat on the bench or on the deck. The most AMAZING breakfast is served at your convenience.

Temple in the Woods

1585 Ullainee Road, Caret, Virginia 22436, United States


Check In/Check Out

Check in: 3pm - 8pm 

Check out: 11am

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