After my husband's second deployment to Afghanistan in 2 years, we decided it was time to have the honeymoon we never had. After a lot of searching, we decided that the Peake Fairfax was just the place we were looking for. When we got there we were greeted at the door and made to feel welcome from the first hello. Dorothy and Chet were both warm and friendly and helped us get settled right in. They showed us around their beautiful home and to our suite, that Dorothy upgraded us to for our special time- it was even equipped with a boutique of fresh long stem pink roses. Since we were unsure of the town and where to start, they recommended that we have dinner at this little French place, Dorothy even called and made reservations, and it was wonderful! Some, if not the best food I've ever eaten, I highly recommend the calamari, wow, is all I can say. The Peake Fairfax has the best location, you aren't on the main drag, so you don't get the noise, but within an easy walk to anything you could want. We had breakfast every morning at the time we wanted, none of this having to be down by a certain time; it was catered to us and our wanting to sleep in. Not once did we feel like we were strangers in someone else's home and were even invited to join Dorothy and Chet in their fabulous drawing room for a night of enriching conversation. We had thought that they seemed to be a very welled versed couple and that was proven after a night of hearing about a life that many of us only read about in novels. Such wonderful hosts! If you don't do anything else on your trip, accept their invitation to a night of conversation in the drawing room, you will leave feeling like you are home and that you are staying with long time friends. This is the place to stay if you are in the Alexandria/ D.C. area. In one word; perfect.
The Palladian Suite is amazing, you have a full bath in your suite, an amazing view to the town belo...
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