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“Don't quite understand the enthusiasm for this place” 4 of 5 stars
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Stoneridge Lane, PO Box 38, Lexington, VA 24450   |  
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Ranked #15 of 21 Lexington B&B and Inns
United States
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31 hotel reviews
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“Don't quite understand the enthusiasm for this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

My husband raved about this place after we left as though he had stayed at a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton. I felt it was nice but was not as enthusiastic. The woman we spoke to when we made our reservation was very helpful and patient with directions from downtown Lexington. Our names were printed on a sheet of paper on the front porch when we arrived. I thought this was a little weird and didn't understand the point of it. Kind of seemed like an invasion of privacy. The room was comfortable enough but nothing special. Evelyn, one of the owners, offered to assist us in making use of her over-the-top kitchen but then seemed to not be too happy when we asked if she could heat up cans of soup for us. We would have gladly done it ourselves but this met with resistance. She also mentioned in passing how much work her husband and son had to do in cutting down trees but to this I can only ask “Why cut them down at all?” The breakfast was very tasty but, as often is the case in B&Bs, too much pomp and circumstance was made over serving what really is just a basic meal. While waiting for breakfast to be served, I made the mistake of opening the blinds covering one of the dining room windows so I could see outside. Evelyn promptly shut them again. Wi-Fi internet access worked at first but not in the morning.

  • Liked — That my husband was so happy to be there
  • Disliked — Too much space between bottom of bedroom doors and floor -- let in noise, light, etc.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

We stayed at Stoneridge B&B for one night on our trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway in Oct. We were first greeted at the door by a letter in a picture frame welcoming us with a Happy Anniversary note. We were then shown around the property, then led to our room which was perfectly made up and appointed. I always pay particular attention to the details and condition of places we stay at and I have to say EVERYTHING was immaculate. The bed was perfectly made, comfortable and cozy, crisp, soft "like new" sheets. Not a speck of mold or dust anywhere. There were chocolates and bottled water on our dresser for our enjoyment, plenty of towels, complimentary shampoos and soaps and even the hair dryer cord was perfectly wound around the nozzle! They had menus handy of local restaraunts and eateries in town so we didn't have to run from place to place. They had their first frost that next morning so we awoke to a beautiful postcard of white, shimmery grounds. The inside climate was kept at a perfect, steady temperature so we had a peaceful nights sleep. You will see deer grazing on the manicured property. The innkeepers have many interesting collections throughout the house to browse from their world travels. Breakfast was delicious, shared by other patrons of the inn. We had great conversations with the other guests during breakfast. This was perhaps our favorite stay of all the places we have visited. This is how a B & B should be run. I even left my pajamas behind and Evelyn mailed them back to me! Thank you Stoneridge, I would love to come back and recommend you very highly to anyone.

  • Liked — Attention to details/cleanliness
  • Disliked — Could only stay one night!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wausau WI
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

Our second stay was as enjoyable as the first. Hosts are gracious and surroundings are comfortable. Wonderful gourmet breakfasts. Beautiful grounds.

We were delayed in our arrival due to flight problems. How wonderful to see hosts smiling at the door at 11:30 PM to welcome us.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

We just arrived home from a one night getaway to Stoneridge Inn and miss it already. Evelyn and Sandy were wonderful hosts (Jim was not feeling well and John was out of town so we did not get to meet them). The house was beautiful and immaculate.

We had dinner at the Inn last night and the food was fabulous. Our first course was a homemade tomato-basil soup that was out of this world. That was followed by a spring mix salad with pears and a raspberry-pomegranate vinaigrette dressing (delicious combination). For the main course I had beef tenderloin with a blue-cheese demi-glace and my wife had roasted chicken breast with an asiago sauce. They were each served with roast garlic mashed potatoes and delicious vegetables. We ended our meal with a chocolate mousse. The entire meal was fabulous.

Our room was on the second level with a private exterior entrance. The room had a gas fireplace and a jacuzzi tub large enough for two. We opted for the romance package which included the dinner for two, fresh cut flowers in our room, a bottle of champagne, and chocolate truffles from Cocoa Mills (a local chocolatier that is wonderful). In addition, upon arrival we asked Evelyn to select a bottle of wine for us to enjoy before dinner, she recommended Rockbridge Vineyards Meritage. The wine was wonderful.

This morning's breakfast started with fresh fruit and cranberry-orange juice. Of course, there was also fresh brewed coffee, various teas, and hot cocoa. We then had spinach and feta frittata with a chardonnay sauce, applewood smoked bacon, and a homemade biscuit. The breakfast was also wonderful!

Overall, this was a perfect getaway and we highly recommend it. The innkeepers do not cut any corners, from brownies and spiced lemonade upon arrival to complimentary sherry and chocolate in the evening. Not to mention, every special request we made was quickly and cheerfully fulfilled. Be sure to reserve some time to roam downtown Lexington and enjoy the local shops. Cocoa Mills is on Nelson Street and it is a must visit.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Northern VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2007

Stoneridge is a lovely B&B located about 4 miles from the city center of Lexington, KY. The innkeepers are welcoming, informative and attentive to their guests. The five guest rooms are large, well appointed and comfortable. Breakfast is included and yummy. A dinner menu is available on site for occasional in-house dining. We didn't eat at the inn so we can't comment except to say that the menu offerings looked wonderful. Parking is free and ample. Room rates are fair and reasonable.
Lexington is an interesting town with lots of history, nice shops and several excellent restaurants to choose from. The rolling hills that surround the town are scenic, nearby towns and villages are worth exploring. The in-town visitors' center is large and full of useful materials. The staff is informative and eager to help.
Stoneridge's setting is on a hill with a view of the distant forests. It is quiet and scenic, alone on its own private road. This is a very nice getaway yet close enough to local attractions for easy advantage.

  • Liked — Comfort, innkeepers, nearby Lexington, breakfast
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, VA
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358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2007

STONERIDGE B&B

For three nights, we had the privilege of staying in Stoneridge B&B in Lexington, Virginia. The B&B is owned and managed by Jim and Evelyn. Their son John and daughter-in-law Sandy prepare and serve the food. The B&B is a short drive from downtown Lexington and major highways. The B&B has five guest rooms. A wonderful herb garden provides all of the fresh herbs used in preparing your meals.

The Stoneridge B&B is A PLUS from every angle. The rooms are spacious, meticulously clean, and well appointed. There is one room that is pet friendly and we enjoyed this facility with our two small dogs. This room has two entrances. The exterior of this 1829 circa B&B (the B&B has been updated with modern amenities) is very attractive and imposing. It sits on a hill overlooking more than 30 acres of pristine land. The common rooms, including the dining room, living room, and den are appointed with period furniture and collectibles. Everything is in perfect order. All of the above is very nice but what completes the package is the delightful couple that own and run the place. Evelyn is there whenever you need something. Jim, a former army officer and banker, is friendly and helpful on the nearby sights to see.

John and Sandy do a wonderful job of presenting and preparing the sumptuous meals they serve. Breakfast is part of your package and dinner is an add on. Breakfast can be eaten in the dining room but we chose to sit outside on the patio which overlooks the beautiful hills and valley surrounding the B&B. Dinner is served in the spacious dining room. If other couples are going to be served also, Evelyn makes sure that you are ok with having companions.

My wife and I are in agreement that this is one of the most pleasant B&Bs we have stayed in during our 38 years of marriage.

Stayed May 2007
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Texas
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2007

My wife and I returned to Lexington for my law school reunion and stayed at the Stoneridge B&B. It was marvelous. We had an upstairs room that had an exterier entrance. It was nicely furnished with a great jacuzzi tub. Being separated from the rest of the house made it a more peaceful stay. Breakfast was great. We'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Stoneridge Lane, PO Box 38, Lexington, VA 24450
Location: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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