The Peake was a pleasant experience. Only one block from the bustling King Street, home of excellent shops and restaurants, but the house is surprisingly quiet. Probably the solid construction of the home. They certain don't make homes like the Peake anymore. Which is one of many reasons I prefer a B&B over a hotel. Quiet. No noisy neighbors making a ruckus.
Anyway, the hosts are as nice as can be. Breakfasts were ample, and I enjoy not having to get up early to abide by an owner's breakfast schedule. Anytime between 8-11 am is ok. Old Town Alexandria is so beautiful and quaint. And a nice 20+ mile trail along the river is only a couple blocks from the place..
A great experience. My only quibble was the room was little hot and stuffy. I'm an open window person and used the fans provided, but the air conditioning didn't quite make it up to the 3rd floor very well and I could have used it. Then again the house is almost 200 years old. The temps for October were crazy high (88 degrees daytime), so I can understand.
Anyway, give the P-F a try.
- 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