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Welcome to the Nelms House 

 Experience local Hospitality through HeARTS and Heritage

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The Nelms House is within the Smithfield Historic District. The house is a wonderful example of Victorian Queen Anne architecture. The interior is restored to its original beauty with period paint, floors, drapery, furniture and décor. The home is available to the community to rent for small gatherings.  Its unique spaces for small events allow a “home hospitality” experience. The flexibility at The Nelms House provides use of a single room, multiple rooms, or the whole house for rentals. Please see the photo gallery for the six rooms available. 

Our desire to benefit the community will ensure we always recommend the most local vendors, such as artists, florists, designers, photographers, local products, and catering services.  When referring vendors to clients we will recommend vendors that start with Smithfield, moving to Isle of Wight, and not further than Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Yorktown and Norfolk.  The Nelms House will benefit charitable organizations and community needs whenever possible.

The Nelms House features a tea/coffee room with buffet refreshments of local products, local art gallery in designed rooms, a unique boutique featuring recycled artwork, a Victorian house tour, and special activities. See "Shop" for boutique items and recycle art. See "Activities" for current and upcoming opportunities to enjoy the Nelms House. 

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