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“Perfect 4th of July at the Wayside Inn!”
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Wayside Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Middletown
Certificate of Excellence
Fairfax, Virginia
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39 reviews
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“Perfect 4th of July at the Wayside Inn!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We spent our 4th of July at the fascinating Wayside Inn, located in Middletown, VA. This bed and breakfast is an amazing historical treasure! We found out it is the oldest continuously running inn in the United States. It really tells a story of glorious bygone days.

We arrived in the early afternoon and were greeted warmly in the lobby. When it wasn't busy, we were taken on a tour to see everything, including any rooms that were available! All the rooms we saw are furnished with antiques and ooze with charm. There is something interesting to see in every corner! There are 22 rooms and each one has a private bath and television. There are suites and regular rooms, as well as some rooms that connect. It was fun to see how each room has it’s own character! The inn also has an attached tavern, originally built in 1742, that serves lunch, dinner, or just drinks. You can really soak up history in this place! The whole inn and property goes on and on! It would be a great spot for family reunions, weddings, bridal showers, business lunches, etc. The opportunity to have a fun event here is unlimited!

We came to Middletown to enjoy the small town holiday atmosphere and we weren’t disappointed. We sat comfortably on the long front porch enjoying their delicious strawberry shortcake as the 4th of July parade went right by the Wayside. If this wasn’t enough, there was also complimentary popcorn and a hot dog buffet with all the fixings! It was so entertaining watching the antique cars and fire trucks go by. There were horses to see, beauty queens, war veterans honored and floats that were made by local businesses, including the Wayside Inn.

Later, we had a great time watching fireworks! The Wayside has a newly renovated patio out back that is the perfect viewing spot for the impressive local fireworks. There is also comfortable seating out on the spacious patio. While we waited for the fireworks to start, we had a chance to visit with the new owners, George and Becky Reeves. These folks are wonderful! We just had the best 4th of July here! I think the enjoyment we had this trip would translate well to any occasion. I loved every minute of our visit! Thanks for keeping history alive at the Wayside Inn! We look forward to coming back!

Room Tip: I thought room #1 was absolutely beautiful! It was really large and close to the front of the inn.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I was with the Hogan Family reunion and we had an outstanding meal for 35 people. We had a choice of Roast pork loin that melted in your mouth or Chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese or Shrimp and scallops over pasta. Every choice was great ! The peanut soup was unbelievable and they even gave us the recipe. The Owner came in and spoke to us and the Chef appeared and was very cordial. We even had a tour of the kitchen and the rooms. We are already planning a trip back to stay at their B&B. The history of this place and the stories will make it a very interesting trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

George and Becky have done a great job of reviving the Wayside Inn.
It is a historic inn so the luxury that some inns have is missing, but the
hosts and history make up for fancy rooms. The rooms are very clean,
have all the amenities of a 5 star hotel, and it is a good value. Breakfasts
are abundant, delicious and complete. George does a great job making pancakes.
You feel like family, not guests when you stay at the Wayside Inn.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Service was excellent and the Inn has tons if charm! Beautiful antiques fill each room. A full country breakfast awaits you when you wake. They even have a outdoor patio that is wonderful to sit and have a glass of wine on. Definitely will be returning.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

My family celebrated my grandparents 50th anniversary here. The service was incredible and the employees did whatever they could to make the night special. My grandparents were blown away and enjoyed the night. We would definitely recommend the Wayside Inn to anyone planning a special event, or as a place to stay!!!

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Property: Wayside Inn
Address: 7783 Main St, Middletown, VA 22645-9502
Region: United States > Virginia > Middletown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Middletown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wayside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic inn that has earned the distinction of being "America's First Motor Inn." ... more   less 
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