I can't imagine a better place to go for a romantic interlude or to just plain get-away for a few days. The inn is beautifully appointed and each room is different but all are attractive for differernt reasons. I have stayed in almost all of them and they all have something to recommend them--whether a great view or historical interest.
The inn has been built on the bones of the original farm house, but there is nothing old and moldy. It is one of the most charming places I have ever visited.
If you are lucky enough to eat at the inn, be aware that the innkeeper is an amazing cook. The food is so fresh that you can go out back and see the chickens and greenhouses which provide a lot of it. Don't miss the blue-ribbon bisquits--they actually won the blue ribbon at the fair,To eat them is to understant "melt in your mouth".
But don't worry if it isn't a night when the innkeepers are cooking, there are charming restaurants nearby, or go to nearby Charlottesville if you want something more.
I've been to this inn in all seasons, and I can't really tell you which is best. Fall and Spring allow you to take long walks in the woods or just enjoy the cottage garden around the house. I've been all over the world and this is still one of my favorite places to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A relaxing country resort overlooking the Shenandoah National Park 18 miles outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Sustainably grown vegetables from our own garden along with free range eggs from our chickens. Your choice of an in-ground pool or the ole swimming hole in our river. Enjoy visiting nearby Virginia vineyards, bike on quiet country roads, or visit Monticello 30 minutes away. ... more less