We stopped off at The Doctor's Inn on a road trip from Asheville to Waynesboro along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We had a warm welcome from Margot and were shown to our room. We had booked the Stamey Room on the ground floor and I knew there was a separate though private bathroom. On reflection, I wish I had booked an en-suite. The bedroom was attractively done and was very quiet and well equipped. There was some external noise as the air conditioning/heating unit is situated outside the window. It wasn't a problem for us as it cut in and switched off at various intervals but I am not sure if it would be constantly on during the heat of the summer or cold of the winter.
We enjoyed sitting on the porch with a glass of wine, it really is an attractive feature of the property. Only two rooms were occupied the night we were there so in effect we had it to ourselves. Margot kindly offered us some pretzels to accompany our wine.
The bed was extremely comfortable and the facilities were very clean and there were lots of little extras in the bathroom.
Galax was relatively attractive and interesting but it was a challenge finding somewhere that served a glass of wine. We eventually settled on what seemed like the only option, Macado's, and we returned there for dinner as we didn't want to drive. It was in effect a burger joint but it had some atmosphere and the bar staff were very pleasant.
Breakfast at the Doctor's Inn offered no choice but Margot made a delicious smoothy and had cooked a quiche, bacon and potatoes. I enjoyed it, my wife didn't and the addition of some cereals would have been appreciated.
All in all, this was a very pleasant stop off along the Blue Ridge Parkway and offered a personal touch and insight into small town America in the State of Virginia.
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