We love the B & B experience. This is a new venture for this Inn.
Let's start with the positives. First, Josh is a fabulous chef, both of our breakfasts were exceptionally good and creative-baked pancake, homemade biscuits, fresh fruit and lots of it. The dinner was outstanding, yummy, delicious. He also uses local as often as is feasible in his meals. 2nd, wine tasting is at 4 pm and he is very knowledgeable about the wines and good pairings. 3rd, the bed was very comfortable and we slept well. 4th, the Inn is nicely kept. We went in the winter and it snowed while we were there, so we can't speak to the outdoor, pool & hot tub etc.
We were booked in the Commonwealth room. From what I can see on line, this is the largest of the rooms. It does not appear to have been re-decorated as well as the other rooms. Here were the issues, 1st, the room is VERY poorly lit. There is only one can light in the main part of the bathroom, no lights above/near the sink and no light in the shower. The lighting in the living room and bedrooms is also inadequate. We could not read from the two bedside lights in bed. 2nd, this room is located in the log and chink historic portion of the house. While there are two accesses to the room, we were to use the original staircase which is a challenge at best to get the bags up to the room. The best part about the room was that it was very private as it is on the other side of the house from the rest of the rooms.
Other than the above issues, we enjoyed our stay here very much. Just to say it again, the food was excellent, the area is just gorgeous and we enjoyed our wine tour at the Phillip Carter Winery. Josh was great and we will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Village of Hume, Fauquier County, just over a mile from Philip Carter Winery, the Inn at Vineyards Crossing invites you to abandon your stress and relish the civility and romance of this exquisite Hume bed and breakfast. Relax in the living room, in the English courtyard, by the pool or in the historic log tavern while you enjoy a glass of Virginia wine, peruse our collection of local restaurant menus and mingle with guests amusing each other with exciting tales of your Virginia wine country adventures and discoveries…The original portion of the Inn dates back to the pre-stage coach days, circa 1787. It sits on the northwest corner of the Village and is a yellow stucco frame building (old log tavern) with a center stone chimney, which was known as Barbee’s tavern. The tavern was in operation during colonial and Civil War times and had a thriving business. The tavern has wide pine flooring, exposed American Chestnut interior logs, and 3 stone fireplaces.Today, the Inn is an intimate and romantic retreat in Virginia wine & hunt country. Each of the Inn’s five rooms offer luxury accommodations including, king sized beds and premier white linen, turn down service. While influenced by American and English design, each room has a unique theme that will make for a welcoming experience during each returning stay.Virginia Rolling HillsThe Inn at Vineyards Crossing offers the very best in wine experiences for the Virginia Piedmont region. In addition to these exceptional excursion experiences, The Inn will feature a Wine Camp for guests with extended (4 days, 3 nights) and abbreviated (2 days, 1 night) options, along with afternoon complimentary wine tastings & tea by the pool or in The Inn’s tavern, and shuttle services for various culinary immersions to local restaurants and vineyards.The Inn’s proximity to the region’s many awarding winning wineries makes it the perfect luxury retreat in America’s wine country ... more less