From the moment we arrived to celebrate a milestone birthday, we felt right at home. Betsy and Ruth are the perfect hosts at this beautiful B&B on a working farm. We were taken on a tour of the home and shown where everything we could possibly need during our stay could be found (unexpected extras included coffee, fruit, water and other snacks that you could help yourself to at any hour) and then left to be on our own -- just the right balance of hospitality and privacy. We were then free to walk the beautiful grounds, stop at the farm store and enjoy the spaciousness of our room and bath before heading out for dinner (if you don't already have dinner plans, they've provided a ton of suggestions of nearby restaurants).
After dinner we returned to a farily quiet homestead (we were only sharing with one other couple, but the home at only 5 rooms could never be TOO noisy or busy for one's taste). We took advantage of a luxurious soak in the claw foot tub in our room (bath salts provided, again another unexpected extra) before retiring to an amazingly comfortable four poster bed. (It should be noted that the bathroom also contains a stand up shower for more practical purposes!)
We had been asked upon arrival if a 9am breakfast would be alright with us and we agreed it would be, looking forward to sleeping in and enjoying a leisurely morning. Just before 9, we headed downstairs and met up with the other couple spending the weekend. We all got coffee, chatted a bit and were told that breakfast was ready if we were. BREAKFAST WAS AMAZING! We started with a plate of fresh fruit served in the hollowed out core of a half a pineapple. As I mentioned, this is a working farm, so much of what we ate was a product of the farm itself, including the next course of eggs, sausage and hash browns. Muffins were also on the table. Finally we had apple crisp for dessert that came complete with a candle in it for my boyfriend's birthday (the other couple was celebrating a fith anniversary). The food, conversation with Betsy & Ruth, as well as that of the other couple made the whole experience more than we ever imagined. We didn't want to leave, but when we did, we were sent off with a little something to remember our time by (I don't want to give it away, so you'll have to go and experience it for yourself).
I can't speak highly enough of Smithfield Farm Bed & Breakfast, have told many friends and family about it and can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 400 acre organic livestock farm surrounds the b&b. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Smithfield Farm Hotel Berryville
- Smithfield Farm b&b