This B&B was wonderful. Ed, the innkeeper, was there to welcome us and show us to our room as soon as we pulled in. Our room was exactly what we hoped for - charming, old-fashioned, with a lovely wood-burning fireplace (not all room have the fireplace but we highly recommend booking one that does!). Ed let us know that there was a fire log already in the room ready for us. In case you're not entirely removed from technology, you do have a tv with satellite in room and there's wireless access on property. Added plus for the rooms - daily housekeeping, basic toiletries (soap, shampoo), heater in the bathroom, fresh towels daily, and a small fridge in room. There's also real cedar furniture, a few postcards, a candy bowl, and more.
As for the Breakfast part of the B & B - it was quite yummy. There's one main option each day with plenty of small additions (yogurt, cold cereal, muffins, etc.). Coffee and tea are refilled as needed. Don't expect a high-end meal - this is a quaint B&B. Instead expect comfort food like french toast, eggs, and bacon. Not fancy but tasty. Ed also keeps you company at breakfast with great stories. The main area where the breakfast is very welcoming. You can go in during the day and usually grab a soda from the fridge or a snack. There's a wooden checkerboard and fireplaces galore.
As for the property, it was fall season and the scattered leaves nicely decorated the large grounds. The area surrounding the inn fits in perfectly. The inn has tons of history and you'll notice bits and pieces as you walk around (signage, decor, etc.). There's a historic narrow bridge adjacent to the property. It's quite the experience! The lawn is vast and has nice touches like a 2 person swing. It's definitely small town living - but that's why you're here. Ed has lots of great recommendations in case you don't feel like just exploring. "Town" has a few nice mom and pop style restaurants/shops. You also have your big name grocery store, ABC store, CVS, and fast food chains within a 5 minute drive. There's also numerous wineries within a short drive.
Ed and Ellen were both nice as can be. We even got a card in the mail from them afterwards! We'll certainly return here when we need an escape from the city life. It's a really nice inn that seems perfect for romance, family, or friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic lodging near Woodstock, Virginia, on the Shenandoah River. River Access for fishing and canoeing. free internet full breakfast included ... more less