The Copper Lantern Inn was so very much more than we ever could have dreamed. I have been to many places where we have had good service - but this Inn is truly amazing!!!
From the moment that Betty first took our reservation we knew this place was going to be something special. She helped my husband to plan the most lovely and romantic surprises for me on our anniversary trip. And by plan - I do not only mean our stay at this gorgeous inn. She made sure we received discounted Barter Theatre Tickets, helped us find a fantastic bike shop within two blocks of the inn for our Creeper Trail Ride, and made certain we had special "Anniversary" recognition at both Rain and The Tavern.
When we arrived, we were greeted at the door by Kimberly - who is an absolutely lovely and gracious hostess. She is the sweetest woman and made sure we were completely pampered. Our wine glasses much like our tummies never emptied. I consider myself to be a foodie - and let me tell you my taste buds were singing her praises! I actually left begging her to do a special weekend where she teaches some of her fantastic recipes. Her breakfast creations were simply stunning and her appetizers nearly ruined us for dinner. She made certain we were well taken care of and suggested so many interesting places to visit in Abingdon (like the Abingdon Olive Oil Company - do not miss that). We came strangers, and left friends.
The Inn. The Copper Lantern in and of itself is stunning. The location cannot be beat in downtown Abbingdon. It is literally two blocks from the best resturants, antique shops, and Barter Theatre. The gardens, despite the ridiculous amount of rain we have been having this summer are quite charming. The front porch, particularly with the comfortable furniture on it, was our favorite place to curl up together with wine and a lovely book. The furniture and decor inside is comfortable - not stuffy, and it is so clean. We stayed in the Washington Suite. The linens were amazing - 1,000 thread count. The beds were pillowy soft - and the suite has a massage bed - wonderful after 17 miles on the Creeper Trail! The bathroom in this suite has a huge walk in shower with great water pressure and a copper tub that is around 100 years old - simply gorgeous!
The ONLY bad part about our visit is that my husband made me pack up and come home. I am so looking forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Copper Lantern Boutique Inn is a haven away from home. Built in 1873, the inn is located on East Valley Street in the Heart of Abingdon and is within walking distance of all the local major attractions. This Georgian Colonial is decorated in a warm and comfortable, yet elegant style. It is a place of real Southern hospitality with all of the luxurious amenities and comforts of the modern day. ... more less