I do not know where to start. When we arrived at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, we were greeted, first by Neil and then a few minutes later by Barry. They have owned the Inn for many years and from our experience, they always greet their guests with a warm welcome and a sense that you are special guests. We have stayed there for a number of years and I must say that a few of the reviews I have read below, do not do justice for the warmth, service and excellent food they provide. I cannot believe that any one would not find Barry charming and sincere; I can believe that if you are over demanding, or park wrong, then, you might want to find a hotel and not a charming Inn in this area. I have read about the "stink bugs" and the problem one guest encountered. I have to reply that they have "invaded" the northern and western part of Virginia and you can try and trap those in or around the rooms you are in (which we have been doing in our home.....but, they find a way to come in anyway. It has nothing to do with the innkeeper or the house-keeping. It has to do with an invasive species that can get in to a house very easily. We are still picking up "stink bugs" in our house and it is the 10th of January). When you are considering a B&B or an Inn in the area of Winchester, Stephens City, Middletown or any where near Front Royal, you should consider The Inn at Vaucluse Spring as a special place. If you want a nice motel, there are plenty in Winchester or Front Royal. However if you want to spend a night or two in a super place (especially around New Year's Eve) you might want to consider The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. I did forget to mention the chef at Vaucluse.........Adam. We did spend New Year's Eve night there and had a very nice dinner...but New Year's Eve was a special event with a 6 course dinner; and my wife and I agree that the beef tenderloin was about the best we have had. It was a small but nicely done piece of beef (we are not big eaters so this was fine for us) and with the other courses, was just right.
We stayed in The Thornton Room in The Winter Kitchen and it was a very nice, comfortable room (there were two other couples staying in The Barton Room and The Marshall Room so we had the "run" of the common room outside of the three rooms, and could sit in that area and turn on the hugh fireplace and enjoy each other's company).
In a nut shell, no place is perfect, and some people will find something wrong with anywhere they stay.......but I would recommend this place as a great to stay, eat and meet the owners!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming and secluded B&B in the Virginia countryside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Vaucluse Spring Hotel Stephens City