The Mansion on Main is a 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom home located in the Historic District of Danville, Virginia. It is formerly known as the Lawson-Overbey Inn, which was originally built in the 1800s with renovations taking place in 1911, 1972, and most recently, 2022. This property features a mix of Italianate and Georgian design and architectural elements. Each room has a unique feel with a mix of eclectic furniture that takes you back in time.
From the front of the home, you can immediately feel the grandeur of it and its coziness at the same time. Up the staircase, you'll find rocking chairs to sit and relax and watch the passersby on Main Street. When you enter through the double doors, you're welcomed by a large and spacious galley hallway.
The main level hosts a variety of sitting areas, a piano room, a social bar, a grand dining room, and a main floor master bedroom with an attached bathroom. It also holds the kitchen, overflow gallery, a sunroom dining area, and laundry room. The kitchen is filled with everything you will need to prepare a meal for friends and families. From a kitchen aid mixer to blenders, large serving trays, pots and pans, spices, dinnerware, glassware, and much more. The kitchen has a commercial/restaurant grade oven and gas stove to create chef-inspired meals.
Step outside the dining room to enter a large balcony that overlooks the garden. The balcony has built-in seating and foldable tables and chairs are available for extra seating. There is a large gas-operated gas griddle outside as well.
The lower level includes a lower-level master bedroom, a full bathroom, a large entertainment area with a movie theatre, foosball table, billiards room, small hair salon, and sauna room. There is also a secondary laundry room as well as an additional refrigerator/freezer.
The upper level takes to you a grand hallway with five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Three bedrooms have two queen-size beds, while the fourth has one queen and two twins, and the fifth bedroom has 6 full-size bunk beds (3 full over full). The hallways are not air-conditioned but most rooms have their own A/C window unit. The heat in this home is operated by radiator heating. Two of the bedrooms do not have window units and portable fans are provided during the summer/fall months.
Outside, guests can enjoy the expansive gardens that the property has to offer. Sit poolside or dip into the saltwater pool on a Summer's day. Relax by the Koi pond, spread a blanket out under the shaded lawn, or sunbath by the gazebo. There's space for everyone to spread out and relax in this backyard. This exterior area can also be used to host small events (less than 50 guests)
We welcome all historians and those looking for a peaceful or unique getaway to come and experience the Mansion on Main.
Distances to Popular Places
Goodyear Golf Club: 3.5 miles (7 minutes)
Virginia International Raceway: 15 miles (24 mins)
Piedmont Triad Airport (GSO): 51 miles (51 minutes)
Walmart/Sam's Club: 3.5 miles (8-9 mins)
The Gentry Farm: 6 miles (13 minutes)
Danville River District: 1 mile (4 minutes)
Sutherlin Barn: 17 miles (26 minutes)
Martinsville Speedway: 31 miles (39 mins)