My husband and I spent two nights here in June to celebrate his birthday, and came away with mixed feelings about our experience. We love French country decorating style and the owners have created beautiful spaces that imagine the Provence region of France. We found the staff and owners friendly and easy to talk with. Our favorite part of the stay was using the steam bath feature of the shower (we stayed upstairs in the main building) and having access to an outside balcony nicely furnished with a table chairs, and a chaise. We also liked the close proximity of the B&B to Harper's Ferry, where we spent the good part of one of our days there. The afternoon fresh lemonade and homemade cookies and other treats were absolutely delightful. On the downside, as others have mentioned, the main building sits next to a noisy road where trucks and cars pass night and day. The property is also near a railroad and we were awakened both nights by train whistles and train noise. Since our main goal was to get away from city noise and enjoy the peacefulness of being in a pastoral setting, the cacophony of city-like noises took away from the experience we had sought out.
We looked forward to the two dinner reservations we made but came away a bit disappointed each night. We found that beef and pork dishes were the best bets as the chicken rolade I chose the first night was dry as toast and the fish entree we chose the second night was also dry because it was overcooked. My husband's first night steak was tender and juicy as was his intermediate pork course the second night. First courses were fine but nothing I couldn't and haven't prepared at home. The desserts were the highlight of each meal. We enjoyed a bottle of wine each night and loved each selection; however, we were disappointed that - with a rare exception - most bottles started at $90 and went way up from that price point. The inn does hold a Wine Spectator best of Award of excellence award for its wine offerings. For us, spending $180 on good wine was over the top when taking into account the average quality of the rest of the meal.
In the end, our experience was okay but not worth a trip back. The high bill at the end of our visit didn't match the quality of the experience (overcooked food/ noise issues). In planning future Virginia countryside retreats, we'll head back to the Ashby Inn, the Inn at little Washington, or try something new.