My wife and I went to the Red Fox Inn to celebrate our two year anniversary. We had a most enjoyable stay.
Location: Red Fox is located in the very center of historic Middleburg. And there are a ton of vineyards a short drive from Middleburg. There is no need to use a car because the inn is within very short walking distance to boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, and a grocery store. I should note that parking at the inn is not a problem because the inn has a very large parking lot right behind its main building. So, overall grade for the location = A+
Check-in: Fast and easy. We were greeted by the the friendly staff, and they made us feel welcome from the first hello. Within minutes, we had the keys and were off to our room. So, overall grade for the check-in = A
Staff: As I stated above, the staff is very friendly. They were welcoming and always available to answer even the smallest questions and requests. They were always nearby, but never intruding into our privacy. When I stopped one of the staff to ask her a question about the history of the inn, she was more than happy to stop whatever she was doing to talk to me. She never made me feel as if I were imposing on her work. At our dinner at the inn, the waitstaff was great. They suggested great dishes, great wine to go with the dishes, and served us with great smiles and kind words. So, overall grade for the staff = A
Accommodations: Wonderful. As soon as we entered our room, we felt at home. The room was bright, with tall ceilings. The bed as AMAZING. One of the best inn beds we have every slept in. The sheets were sooooo smooth, and the mattress had this amazing feather bed. Also, all the rooms have wireless internet. I guess that's a necessary when you are so close to Washington DC. The bathroom was very clean, big and bright. There was this gigantic full length mirror in there, so we could really check ourselves out before heading off to dinner. One downside would be the pillows. They were too firm for my taste. But I managed. Oh, I should also mention that the rooms were really quiet. We had another couple staying right next door to us, but we never heard a peep from them. And another thing, the room had the original hardwood floors and the original fireplace. This added to the character and authenticity of the room. So, overall grade for the accommodations = A-
Breakfast = So, The Red Fox Inn is a bed and breakfast, so I thought I would say something about it really quickly. The breakfast was small, but delicious. They provided cereal, muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, orange juice, home fries, and an omelette with tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and ham. The coffee was great; good flavor with a kick, but not bitter. The omelette was delicious and cooked well. While the food choices were limited (compared to other bed and breakfasts that we have been to), it was tasty and filling; just what we needed after a relaxing night and to get our day started. So, overall grade for the breakfast = B
A few other things I should mention... The Red Fox Inn has great outdoor space. It has this wonderful outdoor patio where you have your meals or simply to just sit, relax, stare at the sky and listen to the birds. The inn also has a fantastic courtyard, which they call the Garden Terrace, tucked behind one of the buildings. There's nice grass in the shade to take a lazy Saturday afternoon nap or to read. Additionally, the Red Fox Inn has a pretty extensive and sophisticated wine list with wines from all over the world.
Overall grade for our entire stay = A.