Travel Route 360 through quaint Northern Neck villages and wide-open spaces towards the Chesapeake Bay. Located at the furthest tip of the Northern Neck is Reedville, a historic fishing village founded in the 1860s by Elijah Reed from Maine and home to a thriving menhaden commercial fishing industry. From the 1890s through the early 1900s, Reedville was the wealthiest town per capita in the United States and the number one “port for tonnage” of fish landed for 125 years in the country. Reedville’s wealth is manifest today by the Victorian mansions that line its Main Street, called “Millionaires” or “Captain’s Row.” The Morris House at 826 Main Street is one of those exquisite homes.
The circa 1895 Morris House was built in the elaborate Victorian-style harnessing craftsmanship often found in fine homes from that bygone era. From the detailed chestnut moldings to the grand stairwell and high ceilings that emphasize the stately interior, the main floor offers an expansive hallway foyer, parlor, formal dining room, kitchen, den, and powder room. There are three distinctive bedrooms, two baths, and a sitting area on the second floor. Two charming bedrooms, two baths, and another sitting area are located on the third floor.
The Morris House was successfully operated as a bed and breakfast for many years. The owners lived in the private English basement apartment with a separate entrance, three comfortable rooms, a utility room, a full kitchen, and a bath. And that’s not all! There’s also a waterfront guest cottage with two bedrooms, an office, a bath, and a kitchen. The amazing Cockrell Creek views and deep water dock will delight family and friends or use it as a vacation rental.