My wife and I spent a very, very low-stress weekend at this B&B. An accident-initiated traffic jam made getting there a chore (oh, Washington!) but once out in the country things just naturally eased up. We found the place without difficulty: the directions are unambiguous and easy to follow. Betsy was not there to greet us, but her mother Ruth was more than up to the task of hostess and chef. Be sure to ask Ruth about Smithfield Farm's history. It's long (much, much older than Ruth), Ruth knows it well, and she's happy to share. We were served magnificent breakfasts. It's not often I don't need lunch, but on both days I had no hunger until dinner. And don't think I'm saying the place emphasizes quantity over quality. Every part of the meal was delicious. Part of the attraction is that the farm is still a working concern with attention to humanely raised food. Whatever you may think of that (I for one approve), you'll agree that the meats are better than anything you'll find in a supermarket.
We stayed in the Randolph Room. The main area is more than spacious. The bed was very comfortable. The shades can be drawn to filter out the morning light. We took advantage and slept in a little. Ruth is more than willing to sever breakfast on the later side.
The inn is well located for outdoor activities. We hiked around the farm's nature trail; we hiked the Appalachian Trail a little; we went into Winchester. We also hung around and read, something the inn invites. Coffee, tea, cookies, and fruits are always available.
- 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