The Peake-Fairfax House is so much more than a B&B. It is a rendezvous with Alexandria's history, elegance and warmth wrapped in a package of comfort (the sheets were divine!) and hospitality! The painstakingly restored Peake-Fairfax House is located on a historically significant street in Old Town, across the street from George Washington's townhouse, and steps to Gadsby's Tavern, Christ's Church and King Street. As you'll learn from its delightful owners, Dorothy and Chet, the house was once two homes (one from the 18th century and the other from the 19th) combined by a member of the Fairfax family. Some highlights: an original colonial-era hearth; Federal style architectural details and decor as illuminated in the dining room where morning breakfast is served; period art work throughout; wine and engaging conversation with Dorothy and Chet; and lovely private rooms. All I can say is, make your reservations before the word gets out about this treasure!
- 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