We had reservations at the Inn at Little Washington to privately celebrate the Christmas holiday on 12/30. As we knew our meal would carry a hefty price-tag, and that we wouldn't be spending a tremendous amount of time in our lodging location, we sought out to find a "home base" that met three criteria: reasonably priced, nice but not indulgent, and within striking distance to our dinner reservation. We found the Middleton Inn online, and opted for the most modestly priced room. We arrived to find that we had received a complimentary upgrade to the detached two-story cottage with all the corresponding amenities. Arriving around 3pm, we were greeted by Mary Anne's dogs and horse, and learned about our upgrade. Awaiting us inside the cottage was a wonderful plate of cheese and wine, which we began to nibble on while we slowly prepared for dinner. After an exceptional meal at the Inn at Little Washington, we returned to cottage and enjoyed the remainder of our night relaxing in front of the fireplace while we slowly finished the complimentary wine & cheese. The morning breakfast was brought to the cottage in courses and provided a wonderful finishing touch to the stay. All in all a perfect romantic getaway - far exceeding our original goals for lodging. Mary Anne and staff were present/available without being intrusive and the grounds were beautiful in the morning sun and chill of this beautiful December day.
I would (and have!) very much recommend the Middleton Inn - at half the price of other area inns and comparable accommodations, the value is easily there....add to that a level of service and interest in providing the best possible experience for guests, and there is no other hotel/inn in the area that I would consider. A great experience from start to finish - thanks Mary Anne!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Middleton Inn, circa 1840, a Four Diamond award-winning luxury bed and breakfast inn located in the historic district of "Little" Washington, only two blocks from the famous restaurant of The Inn at Little Washington. Middleton offers five elegant accommodations in the manor house and historic cottage, all with working fireplaces and mountain views. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast prepared by our chef before strolling around our six-acre estate, visiting wineries, hiking in Shenandoah National Park and browsing among our area boutiques and antiques stores. ... more less