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“I think my tongue just exploded!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117   |  
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Complimentary bottle of wine
Ranked #2 of 8 Middleburg B&B and Inns
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23 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“I think my tongue just exploded!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We took friends there for dinner following a nearby equestrian event, we had dinner but did not stay on the property. We went with the wine pairing option based upon the foundation of a prior wonderful experience of our own and upon reinforcement of same from other friends that had dined there. I shall not try to describe this experience except to say that the exquisite things that hit our collective palates were some of the very best ever....for all of us. Let the chef be your guide and go with the suggested wines and you'll spend a bit of time in culinary heaven! let your health insurance worry about covering the ER costs of tongue repair, less deductable, of course.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We returned to the Goodstone this weekend and once again we had a wonderful time. The staff was very helpful and attentive, both Amy and David made special efforts to make sure our visit was as delightful as ever. The kitchen was undergoing renovation, which required it to be closed for dinner on the second night of our stay, but instead of being an inconvenience this turned out to be a stroke of luck. The kitchen staff prepared a special dinner for us and delivered it to our room, so we enjoyed a romantic dinner in front of a cozy fire in the Bull Barn Cottage.

The Bull Barn Cottage is the newest of the Goodstone's rooms and is best described as a luxurious rustic cottage. The cottage is a converted barn located near the working heart of the Inn's farming operation. The Goodstone's owner and general manger, Mark Betts, is in the process of creating a sustainable farming operation at the Goodstone. The goal is to raise as much of the produce and protein for the Goodstone's restaurant as possible on site, creating a true "farm to table" dining experience.

This was our first opportunity to meet Mark in person and it is clear that the emphasis placed on attention to detail and personal service found at the Goodstone starts at the top.

We again found the Goodstone to be a delightfully restful and romantic country getaway.

  • Stayed January 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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Falls Church, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We loved our holiday one night getaway to the Goodstone Inn. The staff (especially Debbie, Amy and Ashley) were wonderful, we loved our suite (the Stallion Suite) and everything about the Inn was perfect. The grounds are beautiful, the history of the inn is interesting, we liked the roaring fire place in the Carriage House, our suite was spotless and had good amenities, the restaurant was delicious, etc. We can't wait to go back, next time possibly in the warm weather to swim in the pool. I especially liked the thoughtful details in our accomodations, such as complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in the room fridge, a Keurig coffee maker, slippers, a half bottle of wine and nice glasses on the dresser, and chocolates. And the bed is very comfortable. The cleanliness and very good condition of our suite was also notable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Northern Virginia
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

A last-minute weekend getaway got off on the wrong foot when the staff informed us that the suite we had reserved only hours before really wasn't available, and that we were being "upgraded" (in reality, just "moved") to the main carriage house. We suspect the real reason was that the original room - which is in a separate building further out on the property - was probably the only one they had rented in that building, and it would require sending housekeeping out to the far corners of the property for only one room.

As a result, we ended up in a ground floor suite that opens onto the main walk into the property. Windows on the back side looked onto the parking lot and service walkway. We had two nights of noise and light (drapes in the room were not blackout drapes, so the light from the outdoor spotlights kept the room very bright). Neither is conducive to sleep. To top it off, what was billed as a queen sized four-poster was actually a double. We know...we have a queen bed at home.

Food and beverage were better, though we did not find the dining room particularly comfortable. The chairs in particular were somewhat saggy and uncomfortable. The room was laid out in a simple rectangle with tables around the perimeter and a row down the middle - about 36 seats in all. Nothing to break up the space and give guests any sense of privacy. The seating in the bar/reception/living room space (take your pick - it serves all 3 purposes) was more comfortable, but while they serve breakfast there, they do not serve dinner. Only appetizers.

Food quality was good, so maybe some of the earlier posts have made a difference. Or maybe it's just an inconsistent kitchen. In any event, our experience was good, though very expensive.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunset, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Didn't stay at hotel but had 7 for dinner in restaurant . A very expensive ($900) dinner for average food.

Lamb was over seasoned. Sea bass was over sauced for a delicate fish. Out of creme brûlée for dessert( really?). Onion soup lacked flavor and gruyere cheese. Pear tart for dessert tastes like a dry piece of shortbread and if there was any pear in it, it wasn't obvious. Also, out of orange juice. How can this happen in a top facility?

Attractive dining room in a rural inn but not nearly worth the money for what was received.

There are better restaurants around and unless you are staying at the inn and don't want to drive off property, better to avoid.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Prince George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I work in the hospitality business and I was very impressed with everything! I was there with a group from the hotel I work at for a Christmas Get Together. The Staff were wonderful and the food was Awesome!! We tried several of the appetizers and all were very good! We all really enjoyed the wine that the waiter suggested to us. Me, as not a wine drinker needed some help choosing which wine would taste the best. The choice that he suggested was PERFECT!! They gave us cheese and crackers to eat while we waited for the rest of our Party to arrive. For dinner I had the "LE CHATEAUBRIAND BOUQUETIER ET SA SAUCE BÉARNAISE". It was amazing!!! The next morning we all got together and had a wonderful breakfast. Again, the staff were all wonderful! I will always remember my stay at the Goodstone Inn and Restaurant. I plan on going back again one day!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We spend a wonderful night in the Bull Pen suite. Lovely accommodation with great soaking tub and steam shower, fireplace and cozy living room. The staff was outstanding and the meals were delicious. We want to return when the weather is warm and use the pool.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
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Location: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Middleburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Middleburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia, is a luxurious country inn and French restaurant in the heart of Virginia's wine and horse country. Drawing inspiration and purpose from its location on 265 acres of rolling hills and farmland, the Restaurant at Goodstone provides its guests with an unparalleled farm-to-table dining experience. The luxury country inn offers 18 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites in six distinctive dwellings, including the Carriage House (main building), Dutch Cottage, French Farm Cottage, Spring House, Manor House and Bull Barn Cottage. Other amenities include Goodstone's country spa, wine cellar dining room, horse-themed Carriage House bar, exquisite heated pool set beneath the Wisteria-covered facade of the Old Mansion, and working farm. Goodstone Inn & Restaurant offers the charming ambiance of an 18th century country estate with the convenience, luxury and service expected by 21st century guests. ... more   less 
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