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“Awesome Property, Homey Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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455 Touchstone Lane, Stanardsville, VA 22973   |  
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Awesome Property, Homey Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited over Memorial Day weekend and stayed in their cabin. Very friendly and helpful innkeepers, great location near wineries and hiking, excellent breakfasts, beautiful property. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Moyock, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had the opportunity to spend a wonderful weekend at the William Cox Inn. Owners Janet and Tom have a truly beautiful home and property where you can really unwind and relax. The property is immaculate, well taken care of and is furnished with taste and charm. The accommodations are phenomenal and the grounds are gorgeous, quiet and very private. We were welcomed and made to feel like old friends and not just paying guests. Tom gave us a very personable tour of the Inn and talked about the history of the property in unique detail. We stayed in the Sumac Suite which occupied most of the second floor of the original house. The room was well appointed with a beautiful and private sitting area, working fireplace and modern bathroom. The bed was very comfortable with great pillows and super soft high end linens. Most of the rest of the home was open to guests with plenty of room to roam to find a peaceful corner to read, relax or just sit there and not hear your phone ring or email ding. No TV was in our room and it was perfect that way. Breakfast each morning was nothing short of spectacular accompanied by a warm fire in the fireplace. Janet is a trained Chef, uses local fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. You won’t go away hungry. The grounds are gorgeous, with a nice path down to a stream with chairs to relax. The walk back took you by the chickens and goats on the property. The inn is about 20 minutes north of Charlottesville so expect to drive some back roads to get there. There are several very good wineries nearby and lots to do within a short drive including downtown Charlottesville and the historic mall. It’s an easy drive and you’ll be rewarded with an experience to remember for years to come. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed November 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed on November 16, 2013. I can’t say enough great things about this place! Because of our travel plans, we only wanted to stay one night. The website says there’s a two night minimum, but when I called Janet (the owner) she said if we called Thursday morning and they weren’t sold out, they would give us a room for that Saturday night. Luckily, they weren’t full, so we got the chance to stay here. The entire inn is beautifully decorated and spotless. The sheets on the beds are incredibly soft. All the bedding, linens, toiletries, and furnishings are top of the line. Janet and her husband Jim are welcoming but not intrusive. You feel so well cared for—complimentary wine when you arrive as well as complimentary port and local chocolates in the evening. The breakfast is amazing and abundant—more delicious food than you could possibly eat. Homemade biscuits and homemade jam, a special hot cereal, baked apples, organic eggs scrambled with spinach, homemade pancakes, coffee, juice, tea. (We declined the breakfast meats because we don’t eat meat but they are offered as well). We stayed in the rosebud room, which was lovely. In the morning we toured the grounds and saw the little separate cabin, which looked adorable. Next visit we’re going with the cabin!

  • Stayed November 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

If you are looking for the perfect getaway with a view of the Blue Ridge/ Shenandoah NP, yet with easy access to Charlottesville and other area attractions, then the William Cox Inn is your choice. Janet and Tom have one of the best B&Bs anywhere. With a section of the house dating to 1770 and the rest a recent addition with all the modern conveniences, the Inn is perfectly designed for R&R. The rooms are quite comfortable, and the beds and lines are made for comfort. Our room looked toward the mountains, and had both sunrise and sunset lighting. The food is unbelievable--breakfast is a multicourse affair (e.g., fresh scones, followed by hot groats, followed by baked apple, followed by scrambled eggs and spinach and pecan pancakes. Nearly all the food is locally sourced (in fact, the eggs are from Tom & Janet's own chickens). Breakfast is served in the original 1770 section of the house. There's a walk around the property that goes by the small river, too, for yet another romantic setting. Because it was chilly during our stay, we made good use of the sunroom. The guest shared space had several group sitting areas, and a fireplace/stove. Coffee is available all day/night. A welcoming glass of local wine greets you on your arrival. And there's local port and chocolates waiting for you when you return in the evening. All in all, this is an outstanding inn. You'll love it.

Room Tip: The best part--all the rooms are fabulous.
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  • Stayed November 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

It's hard to begin with what my favorite part of the William Cox Inn was - everything was wonderful! The home is tidy, well decorated and very clean - it always smelled of lavender or fresh laundry.

Tom and Janet, who own/run the Inn are such nice and friendly people. I forgot to bring conditioner and Janet let me barrow hers.

In addition to her kindness, another one of Janet's qualities is her ability to make a killer breakfast using organic and locally sourced ingredients. I am not exaggerating when I say that breakfast at the Inn was the best breakfast I've ever had in my life! It was not your standard bagel and bowl of cereal - I'm talking award winning biscuits with real butter from PA, baked apples, buttermilk waffles with cream and pecans, local sausage and bacon prepared humanely, and pumpkin pancakes.

There is plenty to do inside or outside of the house - tons of books and magazines, games and bocce ball. Lily, the home's golden retriever, took us on a walk through the forest.

We can't wait to come back in the Spring.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We loved our stay. Owners very friendly. Felt right at home. AMAZING food. WOW. The house has so much history and the rooms are large and comfortable. Great location for hiking. Amazing pool. I LOVED my visit and already planning another trip back. The sheets on the bed were the softest I have ever felt. I even ordered some. Wonderful experience. Hated leaving.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice. We liked ours "Redbud"
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I spent a glorious weekend at the inn which is beautiful. Our room (Tulip Poplar) was very comfortable and the cozy robes were a nice touch. The breakfasts were enough to carry us through lunch, and the dining rooms were charmingly rustic. We were impressed by the owners detailed descriptions of breakfast fare including the fresh vegetables and herbs they grow on their property. We especially enjoyed listening to all of the history about the inn as told by the owners. We got up early to watch the sun rise over the mountains which was worth it, saw lots of great birds, enjoyed the very friendly dog and the funny goats. We hope to get back there someday!

Room Tip: Ask owners for tips for restaurants. Hamilton's in Charlottesville was a good one.
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  • Stayed July 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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Address: 455 Touchstone Lane, Stanardsville, VA 22973
Location: United States > Virginia > Stanardsville
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Stanardsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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 

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