We were looking for a special place to stay for our wedding night, but this area isn't exactly swimming in posh hotels. We decided to go the B&B route, and we checked out several in the Valley before settling on the Afton Mountain B&B. We got there around 8 p.m. (we had an afternoon wedding and reception) and were warmly welcomed by Dan and Orquida. The house is lovely -- antiques and stained-glass windows -- and nestled in beautiful Nelson County. We stayed in the Mornighton Room, mostly because we wanted to take advantage of the whirlpool tub. That was a nice treat after all the excitement of the day, but be warned that it takes a while to fill up. There was a well-stocked refreshment station in the hallway complete with sodas and fresh cookies, and there were some little snacks in the room, too. In the morning, there was fresh coffee in the hall and set-ups for tea and hot chocolate. They use locally sourced and organic ingredients as much as possible, including delicious Trager Brothers coffee. Breakfast was a delicious fresh fruit parfait followed by sage sausage and apricot/cream cheese-stuffed French toast made with local Goodwin Creek bread. It was so wonderful! We'll be back, probably for an anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Innkeepers Orquida and Dan Ingraham welcome you to their 1848 Victorian farmhouse in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring numerous antiques, original heart pine floors and staircase, and a stained-glass entrance way. All 5 guest rooms offer private baths, air conditioning, and luxurious beds for your maximum comfort. In the morning, you'll wake to enjoy a delicious breakfast, beginning with homemade baked goods, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and juices, and topped off by one of our entree specialties. After a day of sightseeing on Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking, or wine tasting, take a relaxing swim in our pool, enjoy some fresh-baked cookies and a beverage, or catch up on your reading on one of our large porches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Afton Mountain Bed And Breakfast
- Afton Mountain Hotel Afton