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“Return to the Spring” 5 of 5 stars
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231 Vaucluse Spring Lane, Stephens City, VA 22655   |  
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Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, NY
1 review
“Return to the Spring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have just returned (April 11th) from our ninth stay at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Each one gets better. Neil & Barry are the ideal hosts who look after every need, regardless if you are a first timer or a regular like us. The accomodations are super comfortable, and the setting is just country enough to keep us coming back year after year.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mt Holly, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I returned to the Inn after our last visit before moving to Texas. It was like coming home again. Barry and Neil greeted us upon our arrival and the journey got even better. We stayed in the Mill house; wonderful accommodations just down the drive from the main house. Downstairs in like an efficiency apartment, but more homey, with a gas fireplace, refrigerator and sink. The sofa faced the warmth of the fireplace and the bedroom and bath were upstairs. The king-sized bed was awesome and the view of the spring out the bedroom window is breath-taking. The walk up and down the drive to and from breakfast helps work out arthritis stiffness and work off the very filling breakfasts. Friday and Saturday night suppers, prepared by chef Adam are second to none. We decided to have supper at the Inn again Tuesday night because chef Adam offers suppers Tuesday thru Saturday to guests at the Inn and those just looking for an extraordinary meal. The wait staff and housekeepers make sure you're spoiled. The only downside is having to leave again. However, we know the way back home. We'll be back, Neil and Barry-our extended family.

Room Tip: All rooms are terrific. Browse the Inn's website for your options
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

A wonderful place to stay on all fronts: room (we stayed in the Gallery separate building with wonderful fireplaces especially for colder temps), exceptional food (dinner available on the weekend and breakfast), social time before dinner with appetizers and drink, beautiful grounds with plenty of places to hike over acreage, and innkeepers genuinely interested in the comforts of their guests and in meeting them in general. There are plenty of other rooms/separate buildings of comparable quality too, and we intend to return, for all the Inn at Vaucluse Spring has to offer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I have been coming to Vaucluse for years so we are well aware of the beautiful grounds and rooms, the gracious and accommodating staff and the wonderful dinners on Friday and Saturday. This past wekend we were there for the first (annual, I hope!) Scotch Whiskey dinner. We were treated to a pre-dinner sampling of two different single malt scotches, and at the table there was a "flight" of 3 additional kinds to taste. The meal was capped with an 18 year old single malt scotch that was so smooth! However, the crowning achievement of the night was the dinner, at which Chef Adam served 5 courses, with scotch incorporated into each course. He is a genius in the kitchen and it showed with this dinner. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, an additional course came out that melted in your mouth. Innkeepers Barry and Neil had Rick Wassamund, who has a whiskey distillery in nearby Sperryville, at the dinner. He was our "expert" and told us about the different kinds of scotch, including his own, and gave us the short course on how to really taste and enjoy scotch. I hope the Inn will do this again because I thought of at least 2 other couples we know who would have loved this experience!

Room Tip: We had never stayed in the Mill before. We did this weekend and it was lovely. It's a 2 story...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I were fortunate enough to spend a weekend at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring celebrating our first wding anniversary. Barry and Neil, our hosts, were friendly, accomodating, and great conversationlists. We stayed in both Margaret's room and Gabriel's room in the Cottage on the Hill, a small cottage a brief short walk from the Main building. Both rooms were spacious, comfortable, and extremely clean. The beds were comfortable and the jacuzzi was great to unwind after a long day touring the Shenandoah countryside. Following Neil's recommendations, and a handy map, we toured several local vinyards and wineries. We ate at the Inn on Friday and Saturday. The food and service both nights was outstanding. Chef Adam is truly exceptional. The meals were colorful, healthy, and tastful. They also offer a three course breakfast with home-made pastries, a fruit selection, and a main course. We drove Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park on a clear, crisp, day. We are already planning to return to the Inn at Vaucluse Spring. It was an exceptional experience throughout.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Inn surpassed my expectations in every way. Shortly after arriving, we enjoyed a delicious Friday night dinner - casual, yet gourmet and full of fresh, healthy ingredients. The main building is well decorated, relaxing, and warm. The room we stayed in (Gabriel) was immaculate, relaxing and cozy. The innkeepers were friendly, hospitable and made us feel welcome. The location is not near many restaurants, so dining there Friday and Saturday nights was perfect. The Saturday night dinner was many courses and delicious. Care and skill went into each course. It was a wonderful weekend at a reasonable value, given the quality of the Inn and dining. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Gabriel room - great location, spacious and immaculate room. Cozy fireplace and jac...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband & I came here for our anniversary 14 years ago & have been coming back around Valentine's Day ever since. What's not to love? The rooms are clean, cozy, spacious, & private. The food is outstanding including the dining staff. Neil & Barry treat you like family & are extremely accomodating.
As you drive up the gravel road to the property, ignore the towing/junk lot on your left. Just keep on going - peace, serenity & tranquility awaits beyond the property line. I promise.

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Address: 231 Vaucluse Spring Lane, Stephens City, VA 22655
Location: United States > Virginia > Stephens City
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stephens City
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Number of rooms: 15
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A charming and secluded B&B in the Virginia countryside. ... more   less 
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The Inn At Vaucluse Spring Hotel Stephens City

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