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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time at the Foster Harris House two weekends ago! Our room was comfortable and nicely decorated, free of the clutter you find in many B&Bs. We enjoyed the backyard views of Shenandoah from a pair of comfortable Adirondack chairs with a nice bottle of wine from a shop in town. John and Diane were the perfect...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dear John and Diane, thank you so much for making our anniversary such a special time for the second time. The lovely room and the amazing dinner were both perfect! Everything about the stay was perfect, from the first dinner course to the breakfast dessert the next morning, every bite of every dish you created was delicious. The only thing...

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Flint Hill
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We joined John and Diane once again this past Saturday to celebrate out wedding anniversary as we have for the past 3 years. I cannot begin to fathom the way in which John continues to come up with such fantastic, unique dishes for over 3 years. It is always a treat to see what is coming out of the kitchen,...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Gosh! You absolutely amazed us. Never have we enjoyed a meal more. The food was elegant, delicious, colorful, and hit all the right notes. The setting was gentle and beautiful. Your attention to us felt warm and happy. We went over our top five meals of all time afterwards, and that's right, you are now at the top of the...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We invited four friends to join us for a small celebration dinner at Foster Harris House. It was wonderful in all respects. The meal was exceptional--excellent courses, well-balanced, beautifully presented, very well paced, and perfectly prepared. Additionally, Diane and John are very engaging hosts. John explained each course while Diane made sure that everyone was well cared for. We highly...

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Woodville, Virginia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Dining at the Foster Harris house was such a special experience for us, as we rarely get out without our two small children. They made the night so special for my husband's birthday, and the food was delicious. The wine parings were amazing as well. We recommend this to anyone who wants to have a super special evening out!

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Washington DC
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I decided to do a weekend "babymoon" to Washington, VA before the baby comes. We live in Maryland so this was only a couple of hours of drive for us. We've heard a lot about the food at The Inn, so I booked a dinner there. We considered staying at The Inn also, but the price was...

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Towson, Maryland
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed two nights at the Foster Harris House and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Impeccable food and service, and John and Diane MacPherson are excellent hosts. Warm, attentive and welcoming are the words to describe them and the inn. The meals were all delicious and well thought out, and we can't wait to visit again! We were...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We just stayed at the Foster Harris House for the last four wonderful nights of our honeymoon. Diane and John Macpherson are fantastic hosts and made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived, helping us plan activities and responding to all of our needs quickly and with a smile. Our room was gorgeous (straight out of a magazine spread)...

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Going to the Foster Harris House is like returning to the home of good friends, people you haven’t seen in three years, but the conversation picks up right where you left off. The owners, John and Diane McPherson have set a high bar for any other B & Bs (sorry, Inn at Little Washington!) We had not been there in...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just steps from the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Foster Harris House offers comfortable, refined country inn accommodations in an enchanting setting. Each queen bed guest room has exquisitely soft linens, spa robes, and a private bath with a rainfall shower. Included with your stay is a lavish, unhurried four-course breakfast. Dinner at the Foster Harris House unites the elements that inspire Chef John's culinary muse - fruits and vegetables from the rich soil of Rappahannock County, surprising flavors, bold splashes of color and family traditions - with each plate artfully composed to entice the eyes and the appetite. The intimate dining room of only 10 seats and just one seating per night allows for an unhurried and personal dining experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Foster Harris House

Address: 189 Main Street, P.O. Box 333, Washington, VA 22747
Region: United States > Virginia > Rappahannock County > Washington
Price Range: £118 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Choose a room on the second floor in the rear of the house for the best views and nicely updated bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles DrewBeard, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room in the back which was quiet and private with lovely views of the fields behind the house.”
 of 5 bubbles LHeberton, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Mountain View Room was spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles vadraheims, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Garden Room was very quiet; no traffic noise, no sounds from rooms above. Located on the first level for those who can't climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Nostromo42, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Jenkins Room, which has an amazing rainfall shower!”
 of 5 bubbles JulieA661, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
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