Historic Properties Rental Services: Cabell's Mill
5235 Walney Road
Located in the wooded acres of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Cabell's Mill has long been a unique setting for social occasions. Built prior to 1800 and operated as a mill until 1916, the property was purchased in 1935 by Ellanor Lawrence. She and her husband, David, founder of US News & World Report, transformed the old mill into a guest house and hosted many Washington notables, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Today, Cabell's Mill offers a spacious room with hardwood floors, deep window sills and a working fireplace. On the lower level is a smaller room with an antique buffet table and fireplace, while outside an expansive terrace overlooks Big Rocky Run. The mill provides a beautiful secluded setting for many special occasions.
Base Fee (4-hours): $800
Extra Hours: $200/hour
Alcohol Beverage Use Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $400
The rental time is to include setup and cleanup time, as well as the function. The security deposit is refunded after the rental, provided there were no damages or contractual violations.
8 four-foot round tables
8 six-foot rectangular tables
1 sixteen-foot buffet table (must remain on lower level)
80 off-white folding chairs
Hardwood flooring on upper level
Slate flooring on lower level
Pantry area with sink and counter space
Working fireplace on upper level
Central heat and air conditioning
Cabell's Mill is wheelchair accessible; however there is no inside transfer between levels.
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Location and Directions:
Cabell's Mill is located at 5235 Walney Road in Centreville. From Interstate 66: Take Exit 53 North (Sully Road, Route 28). Turn right at the first light onto Walney Road. The Mill is .25 miles on the right. From Southbound VA Route 28: Exit on Westfields Boulevard, East to a right on Walney Road. The Mill is 2 miles on the left.