For a very special family occasion recently, we had made dinner reservations at the Little Washington Inn, but we wanted to try a different setting to spend the night. So based on the raving reviews we read about the Foster Harris House, we decided to give it a try. We could not be more pleased we did. It is a most welcoming place and impeccably maintained throughout, located just a couple of blocks from the Inn, in the midst of a bucolic setting. The two rooms we booked for our family of three - the Suite for us, and the Compton for our son - were both tastefully decorated, very comfortable and quiet. These are definitely not your typical chintzy B&B rooms, but more like what you would find in a chic boutique hotel in Europe. In the morning we were treated to a delightful multi-course breakfast served with great care and a touch of elegance. We very much enjoyed meeting and chatting with our charming and attentive hosts. There may be a couple of newer inns opening in town. But we had such a pleasant stay at this one that we will surely return for possibly a longer visit so we can enjoy the hosts' dinner. Without reserve we warmly recommend this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just steps from the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Foster Harris House offers comfortable, refined country inn accommodations in an enchanting setting. Each queen bed guest room has exquisitely soft linens, spa robes, and a private bath with a rainfall shower. Included with your stay is a lavish, unhurried four-course breakfast. Dinner at the Foster Harris House unites the elements that inspire Chef John's culinary muse - fruits and vegetables from the rich soil of Rappahannock County, surprising flavors, bold splashes of color and family traditions - with each plate artfully composed to entice the eyes and the appetite. The intimate dining room of only 10 seats and just one seating per night allows for an unhurried and personal dining experience. ... more less