The Peake-Fairfax House sounded like just what we were looking for when we visited Washington DC in June, and we weren't disappointed. The location is perfect: right in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and an easy walk and Metro ride to the city. Dorothy and Chet couldn't have been more hospitable, and we very much appreciated their suggestions for restaurants and museums as well as their wonderful croissant for breakfast. Their home is truly a treasure, full of period paintings, furniture, and collectibles. This is surely the place for pure comfort and insiders' comments in beautiful surroundings!