Having stayed exclusively in Bed and Breakfasts during the last 7 years, our experience at the Peake-Fairfax was truly exceptional. I spend quite a bit of time picking out the best B&B for each of our trips, so I knew this place would be wonderful. And it was. The owners, Dot and Chet, along with Christian, their son, made our stay very enjoyable. It was such a pleasure spending an evening with them in their parlor during our stay. This family is very unique. To hear about their travels and life experiences is worth the trip alone! Dot is an extrodinary woman. Chet is a very accomplished man and in his retirement he has become a novalist. No wonder their three children are so accomplished, and Christian, who happened to come home during our stay, is a real charmer. Their home is beautiful, decorated with many antiques and the renovation of this 1800's building shows their extreme attention to detail. Breakfast was lovely every morning dining in the beautiful dining room. The table was set with fine china and it was such a pleasure speaking with the other couples also staying at this B&B. The location is fantastic. The B&B is located just a couple of blocks from King street which is the main street through this quaint town. There is a trolley which takes you to the Metro which makes getting around an easy experience. Taking the Metro into DC was quick. We did not have a car and getting around was very easy. We took the Metro from the airport directly to Alexandria and then the trolley dropped us two blocks away from the B&B. Every morning we would take the trolley to the Metro and then the Metro into DC. We also walked several times to the Metro and the walk was quite enjoyable. Their are many shops and restaurants along King Street including many antique shops. When returning to Washington DC, the Peake-Fairfax House will definitely be our home away from home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peake-Fairfax House B&B is an 1816 Old Town Alexandria Townhouse, elegantly furnished with period antiques and modern amenities, and on the Historic Registry. Located in the heart of Old Town only 4 blocks from the waterfront and one block from King Street, you will find restaurants, galleries and shopping just steps from your door. 3 guest suites with fireplaces and private baths. ... more less