We have a daughter who was an undergrad at W&L, so my husband and I have stayed many times over the past years at Enfield House. This is an immaculately kept historic home about a mile from the heart of the town of Lexington. The spacious grounds are beautifully manicured; there is a lovely gazebo. You feel at home immediately! It seems as though you are in the country when staying there and time seems to slow, especially while watching the sunset over the mountains in the B&B’s Adirondack chairs in the huge yard.
Innkeeper Becky is warmly welcoming and her cooking is amazing - always fresh, organic and straight from the garden in season. She is a baker who grinds her own flour and makes many types of fresh bread. I have begged loaves from her and she has been kind enough to share some occasionally for me to take home to the family. She is now famous in our family for her “Becky Bread” which the entire family loves. The breakfast is made to order and always leaves you ready for adventures in Virginia wine country or to watch a game at the college. The linens are top notch and the beds are comfortable and fresh. Once, for parents weekend I ended up in bed all day with a day-long fever and Becky was quite kind and solicitous to me while I was recuperating (- quite above & beyond the call of duty).
My daughter has now graduated, but we still plan go down to stay with Becky and enjoy her brand of Southern hospitality In short, we recommend this wonderful B&B wholeheartedly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park like setting, right in Lexington! Spacious home on two beautiful acres with mountain views, gazebo. Quiet, private. One mile from historic downtown. New Sundance hot tub with powerful therapeutic massaging jets. Location in sun room provides advantages of protection from elements, while having much of the feeling of being outdoors. Hearty, healthy and delicious breakfasts. Baked goods are made with freshly ground whole grains. Fresh fruit in season from the Enfield property includes cantaloupe, berries, watermelon,rhubarb, apples, peaches, plums, pears and grapes. Freshly ground coffee from Lexington Coffee Roasters, local organic bacon and sausage.Top quality, comfortable queen beds. Air conditioned bedrooms. Den with TV, DVD, VCR, classic movies and books. Family antiques throughout the house. Computer available. 3/4 mile from Washington and Lee University. ... more less