Posting this review is like sharing the name of my favourite two-table restaurant: I'm afraid I'll never get reservations again! Peake-Fairfax House is a gem of a B & B and the Nagles are gracious and engaging hosts. We came to explore the sights of Washington, but were charmed by lively Old Town Alexandria and the Nagles’ elegantly restored home. Indeed, Peake-Fairfax House makes Mount Vernon and Arlington House look a bit shabby! We chose the Poetry room because we were intrigued by the name. It was truly lovely. The walls of the room are adorned with the works of one of their sons, an accomplished poet. Sightseeing is equal parts exhausting and exhilarating and after a day of rushing about, it was a treat to “go home” and ponder a poem before falling asleep. And as we tucked ourselves into our four-poster bed, I couldn’t help but think: George Washington should have been so lucky.
- 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