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“Slice of Heaven on Earth” 5 of 5 stars
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22314 Welbourne Farm Ln, Middleburg, VA 20117   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Middleburg B&B and Inns
Vermont
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Slice of Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Our visit to Welbourne was one of the most special trips that we have ever made, and the lasting beauty and hospitality we experienced here will forever stay with us. From the second you turn down the long driveway and the beautiful grand facade of Welbourne presents itself to you for the first time, you realize that not only are you taking a step back in time, but that this visit will be unlike any other you have ever had. Welbourne isn't perfectly manicured, prim and proper. But she is 100% genuine, charming, historically amazing and simply, beautiful. My wife, and two children enjoyed having free reign of the house and the horse farm which is home to 100 horses and sits on more than 500 acres of rolling pastoral hills along the banks of the Goose Creek. And as if the home and setting weren't enough, we were graciously and warmly welcomed in by the family who has called this place home for eight generations. Places like this just don't exist anymore. And if you are looking for an affordable, beautiful and relaxing retreat in an authentic Old World plantation home just an hour from Washington, look no further than this piece of history. We will be back again and again, for the rest of our lives!

Room Tip: The end room off of the library was awesome! Be aware that not all rooms have a full bath and are p...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This old mansion is something out of a different era. Everything is original and historic. We enjoyed cocktail hour and breakfast very much. The bedrooms are enormous and the furnishings are original.

We would suggest that you be a dog lover, as there are quite a few pooches roaming the grounds. While such an old home has undeniable charm, the bathrooms could stand to be modernized. It can be a fantastic experience if you know what to expect.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Make sure to ask the dogs be taken in at night - barked/howled incessantly until 2:00! With minimal apology from our hostess, her subsequent response was quite rude - turning on her heel in my mid-sentence and walking away, muttering unkindly. It was our wedding anniversary - she knew this because our children had attempted (unsuccessfully) to enlist her help in delivering a bottle of champagne to our room - and we had stayed there on our honeymoon. Graciousness was not what we experienced.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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WelbourneInn, Owner at Welbourne, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Deb F,

First and foremost, thank you for your review and for returning to Welbourne. We appreciate your business and your candid feedback. Please accept our humblest apologies for the dogs keeping you awake, as it is not our practice to let them out at night. It is most unfortunate that they did get out, and we can assure you that this will not happen again. Because of this inconvenience, it is important to note that as both an apology and a gesture of our appreciation for your business, we let you discount your room rate as you saw fit. We apologize if you felt that any of this attempt to make amends was at all rude--that was not our intention. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding. We have certainly learned a valuable lesson from this experience, and we will use your feedback as a tool to strengthen our business going forward. Thank you.
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McLean, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Loved it. Horses and dogs galore. True hunt country estate in the shabby chic vernacular.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Welbourne recently and were extremely impressed. Nat and Sherry are one of a kind, and we fell in love with them instantly. Staying here, like other reviewers have mentioned, is a trip back in time. The "faded elegance" is endearing, and the breakfast is delicious and generous. Cocktail hour by the fire, with a visit from Bush (Nat's neighbor from Kentucky, and a character himself) and the dogs lounging in the living room was so much fun we barely wanted to leave for our dinner reservation in town. Our trip around the farm the next morning was beautiful, and I can't wait to convince Nat to take me around in his old pick-up truck when he feeds the horses the next time we come. He cares for them individually, with notes about each one on a piece of scrap paper he caries in his pocket. He is a gem, and so is Welbourne.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Spent last night here. What a great place! I'm adding a lot of pictures which should do the place more justice than my description. A wonderful old house, first built in 1770-something, and added onto for the next 60 years. Has been in the same family since that time. Hosts are very welcoming and friendly and really know the area. Highly recommended. They caution that the charm is "faded elegance". If that appeals, go enjoy! If not, I'm sure there is a Hilton somewhere nearby. You'll only be 15 minutes from some of the best vineyards and apple picking in the area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

If you or a friend are looking for a relaxed weekend I suggest that you should stay at Welbourne. There Is so much history on that plantation that you would day evening. You can go out walking on the 580 acres and see deer and retired horses. There are many nice hounds
that are the nicest that you will ever meet. I really recommend this place if you are looking for time to relax.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 22314 Welbourne Farm Ln, Middleburg, VA 20117
Location: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Middleburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Middleburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Welbourne Hotel Middleburg

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