Wow, River Terra Retreat and Kristine were wonderful!
My family and I stayed only one night, but the next time we will stay longer. Kristine's home was beautiful, filled with old-fashioned charm and immaculately clean, it was truly a special find. Kristine was warm and welcoming and she had a basket full of neat things that kept my five-year old daughter busy and happy! Kristine even brought out some precious children's books from her library as well as some amazing photography books of artists that she had known or met.
The food that Kristine prepared was delicious and gourmet. It was a rainy evening, so it was so nice to not have to get back in the car to find dinner. We were quite pleased and stuffed full with the tapas and wine. The baked brie, almonds, fig chutney, marinated tomatoes, olives, etc. were perfect. She even had peanut butter and apple slices for our little one! And to end the night with a brandy and plate full of cookies was quite a treat.
Kristine used many local foods: the chutneys, preserves, and sausages at breakfast were was absolutely filling and fantastic! The pear and rosemary potato dish was incredible, as were the sausage and candied walnuts, baked roma tomatoes, and everything else. Spoiled, we felt quite spoiled and we loved it!
The location of the property was in a quaint and cute neighborhood. Despite the drizzle, our family was able to enjoy a nice stroll in the neighborhood along a road that ran next to the water, as the house is only a couple of houses from the river. I believe that we even saw nesting osprey!
River Terra Retreat is a terrific B&B and I recommended it to anyone visiting the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to River Terra in historic Colonial Beach on the Potomac River. We love hosting all guests and are friendly to pets, children, and motor cyclists. Your stay with us includes wine, tapas, bedtime nightcap and a full breakfast. Quiet your mind, unplug your phone, just relax, we've got you. Our charming house was built in 1911 and has four bedrooms, a lovely interior, big porches, a balcony and patio. We have an acre of fenced property for outside events, and provide custom designed retreats with yoga, massage, culinary arts and nature. Play cards on the sun porch, sleep late in comfy beds, daydream in the hammock, dine on locally grown food, walk or cycle, play on the beach, visit nearby wineries. We are rural, not boring. There are excursions and activities around town to explore year-round. Read our reviews. We give you the experience you want, the attention you deserve. ... more less