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House Mountain Inn
Ranked #6 of 18 Lexington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We visited the inn because our daughter will be married there next fall. We totally loved it. The rooms are awesome, the decorations unique and carefully chosen and the hot tub was well enjoyed. We took the time to hike the mountain to the observation platform (the last part is quite challenging) and enjoyed delicious food before and after. We had plans to tour the area, but never quite made it to that because we just wanted to stay and enjoy. It was very nice to meet the family inn keepers. When we were there alone, they set up a table for us in the great room by the fireplace. Very nice.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

My wife and I found this first class retreat as a base to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the changing seasons. We have lived around the world and found the service level above average and the attention to detail what we expect of an upscale hide-a-way. It is a place where you can meet new friends and cement old ones. We use it as a special treat to each other as often as we can. I am hoping to bring a group of long time friends together around the tranquil tables, the beautiful vistas, and the special attention in the near future. A cut above the ordinary and well worth the cost.

Room Tip: Be sure to get a view across the valley from your porch.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

This is so much more then a B&B. The rooms are comfortable and sparkling clean, Fresh linens and each with a fireplace and spacious bath. The staff is warm and friendly aiming to make your stay as perfect as possible. You feel like family. The meals are exceptional. Wonderful touches in pre breakfast pastries and coffee and wine and cheese happy hour. Snacks and drinks self serve for your entire stay. The vista's are beautiful. Our second visit with friends and in June will be our second visit as guests for a wedding. Guests tend to want to talk and share time together. We all chipped in for a bottle of champagne for newlyweds. We miss it already.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

The reviews here stating how wonderful this place is (along with the pictures) do not do this place justice! I've been to a few BnB on the east coast of the Mid-Atlantic Regional area and I have to say, this place was tops! This was one of the best weekend get-a-ways I've ever had. We stayed here for a romantic get-away in January of 2012 and have been searching for a place to visit next and can't seem to find one as nice. We planned on returning but I thought I'd try some other BnB's (within a 3 hour driving radius) just to venture out. I'm having a hard time finding one that can even meet the status of House Mountain Inn ("HMI") so we'll be back sooner than later.

Here's a summary:

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• Hosts were amazingly friendly, nice and & funny!
• Secluded (the closest town to dine and shop is a good 5-7 mile drive away).
• Clean - not a stain, bug, mold, etc. anywhere. It seems to have held its "brand new" feel even after a few years.
• Modern (but rustic) and very cozy.
• HUGE rooms and cabin (pics can't capture how huge this place is and how nice the rooms are).
• Private hot tubs on the decks are wonderful! Private is not an exaggeration here. Some places say 'private' but sometimes that is misleading. HMI's outdoor hot tubs are arranged just for each individual room/couple. And we didn't hear a peep from other guests.
• Food was delicious! (Full gourmet breakfast). They even offer to make something special for you if you have different dietary needs. As others have stated, dinner is available at an additional charge and the locals do in fact come up to dine so that's a nice bonus. And it too is delicious.
• The main bar of the BnB is fully stocked with popular/premium brands. We missed the happy hours but that is a very nice touch to offer guests.
• 24 hour snacks available for all guests (another nice touch).
• Gorgeous scenery!

Basically it’s a cozy BnB with nice 5 star resort touches throughout. The owners really thought of everything for the picky traveler.

Cons: NONE!

If you're looking for antique, small, urban, this is not the place for you. It's secluded, spacious and modern yet still cozy and charming like most BnB's.

We only saw other guests during breakfast and dinner. The place was fully booked but other than meals, we never heard a peep from other people.

We wanted to go horseback riding (stables on the premises) but it was 20 degrees during our stay so we opted not to do that but will on our return.

I could go on and on about how nice this BnB is. It's a bit on the pricey side to stay here but very well worth it.

Room Tip: Watch the stars from your private deck hot tub!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

This a a family-run Inn with spacious rooms, extraordinary vista/landscaping, a new and well-maintained setting, super-clean environment, and full/private amenities/accommodations. It is also close to Lexington, Charlottesville, the Natural Bridge, and near a beautiful mountain top tucked away from any traffic. Since it is located at the end of a private road in a remote area, it is very safe and quiet. Cooler (less-humid) in the summer and less 'buggy' than you would think. We liked the 'can-do' attitude of the energetic, friendly yet professional and thoughtful hosts (and staff). We spent a week to get away during our anniversary and it was perfect in many ways. This was a place to rejuvenate while getting pampered on a daily basis (not "fussed-over" - which I do not like). After walking, sight-seeing, or shopping all day, finding the hot tub out on the private balcony was a welcome site. Also, the room and bathroom are huge! With a late breakfast, wine and cheese in the afternoon, and supper scheduled around us, we were never inconvenienced (or hungry-at all!). Since these meals are included in the daily room price, you can't complain too much - if something isn't to your liking, just be civil about it and the hosts will do whatever they can (and more) to make things go your way. If you don't want to eat there that day, just let them know ahead of time and your meal cost will be deducted from your bill. All in all, we found our rest to be A-1 and better than ever imagined. Many thanks to Jamie and Tim (and your family)!

Room Tip: Try to get Room #4 - Bratton Mtn. - It is on the second (top) floor, far-side corner away from every...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

We traveled from Ct. for a wedding to House Mountain Inn. Jamie and her Staff were incredible. I highly recommend a wedding here. Jamie was incredibly organized. She worked right along side her staff and was always visible for any questions. The home cooked food was excellent and presented very well. The staff would always stop what they were doing to say hi.Extremely clean Inn. The guests loved the onsite fishing, and would come with their stories at breakfast. I can't say enough of how awesome all around this Inn is. Please go visit, you will have lasting forever memmories!

Room Tip: All the rooms are clean with incredible views
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

This is a beautiful, romantic, comfortable Inn. It has fishing and even horseback riding. The views take your breath away. All of that is superior! However, the food is overcooked, under heated and overpriced. I resent when there are just two of eating that the hotel automatically enters a 20% gratuity. We were not a group - there were two of us, and frankly the service was not worth 20%. Tonight I ordered Tomato and Mozzarella as the salad. I know that there are fresh tomatoes available, but they didn't use them. My friend had pan fried scallops and reported them as "just OK" not particularly succulent. It was disappointing, particularly given the beautiful location and the lovely aspects of the Inn.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 455 Lonesome Dove Trail, Lexington, VA 24450
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Region: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape and discover a most unusual combination of attentiveness, solitude and satisfaction. Our 9 luxurious but casual guestrooms feature fireplaces, private hot tubs or Jacuzzi tubs, private porch, solid wood furniture, and the best bedding you can ask for. Leave the ordinary behind and immerse yourself in 0ur peaceful surroundings. We will help you enjoy and enrich your getaway by looking after all details. Come see why you will love our welcoming approach with each return visit. Spend the day relaxing or exploring Lexington's most well known mountain. Our 1,000 beautiful acres are just perfect for picnicking, meandering hikes, mountain climbing, wildlife watching, and sightseeing. Be sure to ask us about bringing your horse. End your search for the most unique setting for your next wedding or meeting. You will find we are well-equipped with the latest technology, making your gathering a success. House Mountain Inn has a variety of event facilities for groups from 10 to 150. All of which capture our rustic but elegant theme. We're Open All Year! ... more   less 
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