This was our first experience together at a B&B although we each had had this experience some years ago in our "other life", that is, before we were married to each other. For my husband, breakfast is the key to a good hotel, and certainly that would be a selling point in this case.
Victoria and Marty were excellent hosts. We had interesting conversations with them several times during our stay. It is obvious they love being B&B hosts!
We were given a choice one morning of mushroom-and-gouda omelets or whole-grain French toast. This was served with crisp link sausage. Yummy! This was preceded by fresh apricot bread (served hot) and cantaloupe with blackberries. The coffee was excellent (my husband said) and for me, the tea drinker, I had my choice of about a dozen different teas. The second morning we were given a banana-nut muffin, crispy on the outside, and not overwhelmingly banana (for which I was very glad), followed by fresh (!) pineapple with honey-lime sauce. Then we had a choice of blackberry pancakes or eggs any style. These came with crisp bacon (5 strips for the two of us). Needless to say, my husband was a happy camper, or should I say a happy B&Ber!
This Inn was built in 1891 and belonged to the granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. While it has been used many different ways through the years, Victoria and Marty have furnished it with period furniture yet modern conveniences (such as king and queen sized beds and delightful bathrooms), made the front porch inviting with rocking chairs, swing, and even cats to pet! We loved our weekend there and will certainly return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on 28 acres in the historic town of Orange, Virginia. The 6 guest rooms are decorated with comfort in mind, amenities include: firm luxury bedding, private baths, whirlpool tubs, steam shower, hot tub, billiards, fire pit, and over 2 miles of walking trails through old growth and wild flower meadows. A bountiful breakfast is included with your stay. A short country drive to wineries, and James Madison’s Presidential Home, Montpelier. ... more less