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“Loved it!!! I will be back for sure” 5 of 5 stars
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Pembroke Springs Retreat
6238 Wardensville Grade, Star Tannery, VA 22654   |  
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Loved it!!! I will be back for sure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Wow, I am difficult to impress, but this was so super nice! The hosts did a great job making it resemble a piece of Japan in the middle of Virginia. I loved the baths, loved the room, the Japanese breakfast, the animal pen with peacocks, the forest trails:) It is just 1.5 hrs away from D.C., yet you feel like you are transported into another time and place. The silence is almost deafening - exactly the way I like it after a crazy week in the city. We stayed in Oak Room - highly recommend it as is has its own porch and a beautiful view of the forest.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Pembroke Springs Retreat is located about 120 miles west of Washington DC. It has five lovely rooms with full baths, 2 fabulous large Japanese baths, and a view of North Mountain worth writing home about. There are well marked trails throughout the property for hiking, a tennis court, and fishing pond. If you make reservations for Wednesday or Friday Taeko prepares a lovely dinner...we had a tasty Japanese chicken and shrimp curry, mahi mahi ceviche with edamame, tea, and carrot cake. The breakfast is fabulous! It was grilled salmon, steamed acorn squash, a bit of asparagus and tomato, a slice of frittata type egg, and best of all the bowl of rice with instructions on how to beat up a raw egg with soy sauce and pouring it over the rice, a seaweed salad, and seaweed wafers...it was outstanding and made you feel very well nourished. After a hike into the mountain and one more soaking in the bath, we left feeling very happy and refreshed. Taeko, Walter, Lisa, and Yoko were just wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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: 6238 Wardensville Grade, Star Tannery, VA 22654
Location: United States > Virginia > Star Tannery
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Star Tannery

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