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“A pleasant stop off on the Blue Ridge Parkway” 4 of 5 stars
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“A pleasant stop off on the Blue Ridge Parkway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

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.

Room Tip: A room with an en suite is preferable but the Stamey Room was very nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our stay at the Doctors' Inn turned out to be an unexpected highlight of our 2 week road trip round Virginia and North Carolina. It was perfect in every way. Every detail had been carefully considered right down to the luggage ramp from the parking area to the side of the inn. Every need had been catered for. The rooms and bathrooms were individually decorated in sumptuous materials and items that had been clearly personal to the doctors from whom it takes its name. The breakfasts were excellent and served in a beautiful dining room with a splendid chandelier hanging over the table. Margo the manager provided a perfect service from excellent cooking skills to a full round up of where we could find local music. We'd chosen to stay in the city of Galax by chance as representative of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We loved it here and were disappointed at having to leave after 3 days. Do visit Barr's Fiddle Shop for a remarkable history of bluegrass music, the excellent book shop, the expanding arts centre and the stunning New River Trail.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Snellville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We loved everything about this B&B that is in a small town that was just a necessary stop on the way for our trip to northern Maine from GA! The porch was a great place to relax and read, but the breakfast was also a favorite and we were able to meet other interesting couples that morning. The first floor room really appealed to us and it was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We loved the first floor Stamey Room!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fernandina Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

What a wonderful experience in such a small town. Everything was perfect! We could not have ask for anything more except for a few more days at this exceptional inn.
From the time Margo met us at the front door upon arriving before our scheduled time, to pointing us in the right direction for dinner and hugging us goodbye upon departure, we felt as if we were in our own home with family. She made us feel so welcome.
Sitting on the front porch having coffee while the aroma of a fantastic breakfast trickled out the door, it was a perfect send off. Thank you Doctors's Inn. You should be proud.
Tucker & Sharon Aguirre, Fernandina Beach, FL

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Dr's Inn Bed and breakfast is not only beautiful, but it has a very interesting history, as well. Margot, the manager, welcomed us with all the southern hospitality you could ask for. The front veranda makes a great place to sit, and even has a porch swing. The rooms are beautiful, furnished with unique and lovely items from the Dr's travels. The bed and linens were wonderful. And breakfast was just plain delicious. Coffee and other treats were available all day. The hardest part was to tear ourselves away when it was time to leave.

Room Tip: Both the Bolen and the Stamey rooms are nicely located kind of off in their own corner, one above t...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were lucky to get a reservation during the Fiddler's Convention and were really impressed with Doctors bed and breakfast. Rooms were large, charming and well appointed. The food was delicious and Margo (the innkeeper) was delightful and everything a great innkeeper should be.
Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: all the rooms were excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The staff is wonderful & the Bed & Breakfast is delightful! Wonderfully decorated & has
historical factors.
Love the front porch & the Gazebo!
Within 6 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Very close to the small town of Galax, which
has quant shops & restaurants.

Room Tip: The rooms are all equally special, they each have special décor & viewing.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 406 W Stuart Dr., Galax, VA 24333
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Location: United States > Virginia > Galax
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Galax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Doctor's Inn is the first Bed & Breakfast in downtown Galax, Virginia. Walk to downtown shopping and eateries. The New River Bike trail is only a half mile away as well as Felts Park, home of the Old Time Fiddler's Convention (less than a mile). One visit at the Inn and you appreciate the "Elegant Simplicity Prescribed by the Doctor." ... more   less 

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