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“Perfect, scenic getaway - great staff!”

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Inn at Narrow Passage
Ranked #1 of 3 Woodstock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2012

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.

Room Tip: We highly recommend the ones with a fireplace
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Excellent service, beautiful suites, and a sincere and friendly staff make Narrow Passage a choice getaway! The delicious breakfast was served by a huge fireplace constructed during the 1700's in an historic wing of the bed and breakfast. The owners were glad to visit and answer questions about the area while we ate. My family and I found the guest room very clean and nicely decorated. We saw bunnies and other wildlife around the grounds which are nestled alongside the river. We would recommend this experience to anyone. Enjoy!

Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
1  Thank DanRego
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

For a weekend of leaf viewing and winery tours this was the perfect place to come home to and relax in the very cozy and warm main sitting area which always had a glowing, warm fire going to go along with the warm apple cider.

Rooms were very well maintained and appointed with just enough amenities to make you feel at home and thus our desired result of a mountain lodge/B&B get-away was fulfilled.

The breakfasts were home made but self serve, unlike other smaller B&B's, but with a full Inn approximately 24 patrons, it well served the purpose to get you started on whatever your days plans involved. The apple crisp and home made biscuits and local pastries were all delicious.

"Jack of All Knowing" Ed was always available to assist with information about local sites, directions, events, restaurants, and even threw in many local history lessons and folklore about the Inn and the history of the surrounding region. We even had a lively discussion about current politics and world events over a mug of cider one afternoon.

The Innkeepers, Ed and Ellen did a wonderful job in making our stay the relaxing weekend we were looking forwards to when we made our reservation.

Thanks....

Room Tip: It was nice to have a fireplace and mini-fridge available in the room.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

On the weekend of Oct 19, 2012 I spent a wonderful weekend with my cousins and a very dear friend at the beautiful Inn at Narrow Passage, Woodstock, Va. This will probably be my 5th or 6th year staying at the Inn. The innkeepers,Ed and Ellen,are just like family. They treat all their guests like family. The Inn is clean, the food delicious served in the Colonial dining room with the wonderful fireplace. The Great Room or sitting room is so cozy and comfortable, always a great blazing fire (weather permitting). Wonderful cookies and hot cider. It really doesn"t get any better. I can assure you. you will not want to leave and you will look forward to the next visit. By the way, Ed is always happy to help you locate a good place to eat, wine tasting and any other questions you may have. ENJOY!

Room Tip: I like the lower floor,but it really doesn't matter.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

sp ent a wonderful weekend there with family. Have gone for years and love it . It is so relaxing, and Ed and Ellen do a wonderful job with every thing.. It is a beautilful place and we love it! The grounds are so lovely and the rooms are great. Ed always make us feel at home and goes out of his way to help you.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

After reading all of the glowing reviews posted here my wife and I were really looking forward to our stay at the Inn. While the weekend was not terrible it was disappointing to say the least. And what is this requirement of a 2-night stay, I could see that if we where staying Friday night, but we were only wanted to stay Saturday night.

There were some positives like friendly innkeeper. Ed was very helpful with dining recommendations, history of the area, etc. The outside property was beautiful and tranquil. There were lovely porches with rockers.

Along with the positives there were quite a few negatives. The breakfast was more of a heavy continental than hearty meal, and no consideration for special dietary requirements. It was served buffet style with the food in a separate room from the dining area. Both were in the historic area of the inn and very charming. The warm, not hot, entrees were scrambled eggs, bacon and breakfast potatoes. It was very unremarkable. There was also an assortment of dry cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit (which was very refreshing), etc. The pastries (croissants, cheese danish) were not homemade although the hot apple crisp was. The meal was OK but definitely not up to what we normally have at a B&B in this price range, this more in line with what I would get at Motel 6 or Holiday Inn express.

Now about our room, from the photo on the website we were expecting a bit of thoughtful decor. The room was very different! It wasn’t very large - about the size of hotel room and very hotel-stylish. There were 2 uncomfortably hard queen beds with no sitting area, a couple of uncomfortable wooden chairs. There was a wooden chest with a blanket and extra pillows. The thermostat was in our room for the whole floor but had a sign stating not to change the temperature.

They said there was wireless Internet in the room, but it didn’t work the first night until late and was very slow when it did work. The bathroom was more the size of a powder room. The shower/tub and toilet were clean. There was a plastic pump bottle for hand soap. There was a hair dryer over the sink.

We have come to expect in our numerous B&B stays a minimum of a coffee pot and mugs. There were neither. The only things to drink from were two very small plastic cups. There wasn't a writing table but there were 1 small bedside tables and 2 different style of lamp.

I think there is a higher standard for a B&B and this fell short. We not stay here again or tell others to stay here. For the price of 1 night we could have had the same experience 2 nights at a hotel, this Inn would be last on our list. As inexpensive hotels go this wouldn't be so bad but for a $140 dollar a night B&B it fell way below our expectations.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We spent two mid-week nights at the Inn in late August. It was truly wonderful. Our room was clean and spotless and ready for guests. The inn and grounds were immaculate as always. Many of the plants and flowers were in bloom and the grass was a lush green. Ed and Ellen did a splendid job with breakfast, both days. The comfort of the experience reminds me of spending the night with grandparents.

As you can surmise from the title, this was not our first trip to the inn. In fact, it was our 6th. We are already planning number 7.

Room Tip: Ask Ed and Ellen - they will give sound advice.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 30 Chapman Landing Rd, (Rt. 672), Woodstock, VA 22824-2857
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Region: United States > Virginia > Shenandoah County > Woodstock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Woodstock
Price Range: £63 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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 

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