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Speed the Plough Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Monroe B&B and Inns
Toledo, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Will Return”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The room was great. The king size bed is now in front of the fireplace, instead of being in the corner. It is truly like entering someone's home. They treat you like an old friend. The caramel french toast was the best french toast I've ever had. The new addition to the house provides an extraordinary view of the countryside. The price is right. Finally, they let our baby stay with us, which was very accommodating.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

What a unique and warm experience. The owners obviously love people, and love making them at home, in their beautiful home. My husband enjoyed a leisurely evening chat with Rowland, while I read upstairs on the king bed in the gorgeous Rose Room with its silk draperies. Wow, we woke up to some spectacular scenery, of pond, birds, and mountain. It is a 1850's house, with antiques and art, so don't expect a streamlined stark cookie-cutter place. It was very clean. And the breakfast was the BEST!!! They served it like we were king and queen, in the beautiful glass conservatory. Ask for the French toast. Enjoy your lovely retreat in the country!!!

Room Tip: Both upstairs rooms are gorgeous.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hoschton, Georgia
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321 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The trek coming into the inn from the north was quite lengthy (I would recommend coming in from Hwy. 130) but the scenery was beautiful and we even had a deer cross the road right in front of us. The innkeepers, Lorri and Rowland, couldn't have been more gracious and they had bottles of cool water waiting for us. My husband had lengthy conversations with Rowland who offered a lot of history of the farm. Lorri chose beautiful wall coverings that were replicas of the period. The Rose Room we stayed in was very large and the king memory foam bed was quite comfortable but shoved in a corner. The bathroom addition was small but nicely decorated. You had to step up to enter it. Breakfast in the large conservatory was a delight with its huge windows and lovely views of the farmland, pond and mountain. The food was scrumptious and plentiful and we left the inn after our one night's stay with full bellies and warm hearts.

Room Tip: The Rose Room with the king bed is spacious and the mattress very comfortable but the bed is shoved...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milltown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed here this past weekend while attending Liberty University's graduation. The innkeepers were so friendly and kind. Each room was decorated with such thought & care. Breakfast was delicious each morning also. I would definitely recommend this B&B. Scenery around the facility was breathtaking. Coming from a very fast paced area, it was the perfect getaway.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

This attractive and comfortable B&B is located on a large farm beautifully situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A hearty breakfast is served in a large conservatory with enormous windows looking out over a small lake and the mountain behind it. The hosts are very friendly and very helpful. There are a few awkward aspects to the bedroom (bed is in a corner, bathroom is cramped, no reading light for the only seating, no mirror outside of the bathroom) and there was some late night and early morning barking from neighboring dogs, but none of this added up to enough to adversely effect the wonderful time we had here.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I can’t say enough good things about this outstanding B&B in Amherst County, just 15 minutes from Lynchburg! When I looked for accommodations in the Lynchburg area during 2 days of business, I searched for a place that takes advantage of the beautiful countryside, and I am delighted that I chose Speed the Plough. Lorri and Rowland Lea Girling are gracious, pleasant hosts of this ca. 1850 Greek Revival Manor house listed on both the National and Virginia Register of Historic Places. The restored springhouse dates from the 1790s. The scenic, serene drive to the house on the private road, Fair Lea Lane, off Route 653, is through three-fourths of a mile of a quintessential pastoral setting of more than 300 acres of rolling farmland, fruit trees, forest and ponds. The house is well kept and the king size memory foam bed in the Roses Room is one of the most comfortable beds in which I have ever slept.

The views are mesmerizing in every direction, and there are decks and patios to enjoy the peaceful scenery. Delicious breakfasts are served in a 20 by 40 foot conservatory filled with windows of the breath taking views. The conservatory is a new addition to the house, and, once the remaining siding is installed, it will make an ideal place for weddings, receptions, and other important events. It is easy to understand why Speed the Plough is already used as a very beautiful setting for bridal portraits, anniversaries, garden club and civic meetings. Rowland is the third generation of his family to live here, and he and Lorri gave me lots of helpful advice about the surrounding area, including directions to meetings in Lynchburg that were more scenic than internet search engine maps. “Speed the Plough” is a phrase from a poem and a song from fifteenth century England that is also known as“The Farmers Arms,” or “Success to the Farmer.” Rowland and Lorri have succeeded in making this one of the best B&Bs in the Lynchburg area and I give it my highest recommendation.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Speed the Plough Bed and Breakfast

Property: Speed the Plough Bed and Breakfast
Address: 389 Fairlea Ln, Monroe, VA 24574-3289
Region: United States > Virginia > Monroe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Monroe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The property includes about 300 acres of undulating terrain. Historic trees and large English and American Boxwoods abound. There is an Historic Site, the Springhouse c1799, that was restored in 2007, and bears a DAR plaque. A recent Conservation project included the planting of 800 trees. ... more   less 

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