We have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring, well-rested and well-fed.
The Inn at Vaucluse Spring combines everything we look for in a vacation: a peaceful and beautiful setting, tasty breakfasts and close (very close) access to gourmet dining, comfortable furnishings, and close proximity to many outdoor activities. The Innkeepers, Neil and Barry, along with their wonderful staff, are extremely friendly and welcoming (and funny, to boot!).
There were some nice touches at the Inn that we really appreciated -- cookies and cider in the afternoons, having our room cleaned while we were eating breakfast, complimentary bottled water, access to plenty of materials describing activities nearby.
We opted to have dinner both Friday and Saturday nights at the Inn. The food was absolutely fabulous. The chef has the ability to put a great, unexpected twist on food. I must admit that I will always prefer my Caesar Salad grilled from now on!
We found there to be ample things to do nearby during our 3-night visit. Skyline Drive is about 20 minutes away, so we were able to spend every day leaf-peeping and hiking the trails there. After all that exercise, we really appreciated being able to enjoy a tasty dinner at the Inn.
We stayed in Gabriel's Room in the Cottage on the Hill, which had a jacuzzi tub and a nice little back porch area with chairs in the back. The bed was very comfortable, and it was so nice to be able to sleep in absolute silence. The Cottage on the Hill is right next to the Manor House, which means we had a very short, convenient walk there for breakfasts and dinners. I believe most of the other guests who weren't staying in the Manor House had to drive up for meals.
One thing we wished we had done is explore the grounds of the Inn more. There were so many pretty things to see, and so little time to see it!
If you enjoy a quiet getaway in a beautiful setting with great food, this is the place!
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