My girlfriend and I stayed at this delightful B&B recently for two nights. Although I read several of the great reviews online before booking, the inn itself and the hostess (Donna) greatly surpassed my expectations.
The house, a beautifully restored Victorian-era home, is immaculate, and updated with 21st century comforts including flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and jacuzzi. We stayed in the largest room, which featured a very comfortable four-poster bed along with flat screen TVs and electric fireplaces in the bedroom and bath.
Late afternoon/early evening, we were treated to a variety of tasty hor d'oeuvres, all prepared by Donna, along with wine from local wineries. We also had a variety of complimentary snack choices (chips, cookies, ice cream bars, etc.) available around the clock, along with a nice assortment of domestic and imported bottled beers.
The house has a wonderful wrap around porch with a porch swing and rocking chairs, which was great for relaxing outdoors. Also, there is a walking trail not too far from the property, which leads to a river. My girlfriend and I took several walks on this trail, which was quite scenic--trees, fields, and mountains.
We opted out of breakfast the first morning because we were both exhausted and decided to sleep in late. But the morning we left, Donna prepared an incredible breakfast--a delicious trifle with grits, sausage, eggs, cheese--which was truly scrumptious!
We have stayed in several B&Bs, but this was truly the overall best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The A. C. Stickley House Bed and Breakfast offers a warm, tranquil and inviting environment. Located in Strasburg, Virginia, the uppermost town in Shenandoah County, the house is situated on a large landscaped, shaded lot in the town's historic district. The A. C. Stickley house has been tastefully renovated and updated so as to retain its charm and quaintness. The home's furnishings and decor hearken back to the era in which it was built and reflect the status, and standing in the community, of the original owner. The swing and rockers on the wraparound porch are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the lovely mountain view. Our guests can also relax in our parlor where they can engage in quiet conversation, read, or play a variety of board games. Our guest amenities include off street parking, complimentary high speed wireless throughout the house and porch, cable TV, central air conditioning and individually controlled heat in each of the three guest rooms. All rooms have whirlpool tubs; two also have walk-in showers as well as tubs. Each room at the A. C. Stickley house has antique furnishings, fine linens, iHome clock radio, hair dryer, luxurious robes, flat screen TV, DVD player with a selection of movies, and wireless internet access. Complimentary wine, beverages and refreshments are provided in mid-afternoon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks at all hours. ... more less