Stayed in The Kerry Room 11/30-12/2 with a Living Social deal that included a 2-night stay, 4-course meal w/2 drinks, daily breakfast, wine tasting for 2 and wine/cheese/crackers in your room upon arrival. If you are looking for the Ritz, this is not for you -- this is a quaint, rustic, historic property from 1763! We were greeted by Donna in the office who is more than helpful and friendly and check-in was a snap. The Kerry Room consisted of 1 large rm which included a full wall fireplace already stacked with wood to start a fire and had plenty more wood available outside your door, king-size bed, jacuzzi tub, sofa and small kitchen with small fridge and coffee maker and there is a separate bathroom. We had a roaring fire each night and it was beautiful! Dinner on Fri. was at the Inn's restaurant and included Tomato Basil Soup, choice of 2 diff. salads, 3-4 entrees and dessert (it may be diff. choices on diff. nights). There was a trio singing in the small pub (~8-10 tables) and our waiter kindly found us a place to sit after dinner and brought our drinks and dessert to the pub so we could listen to the music. I don't know the name of the trio (1 woman/2 men), but they were excellent and sang songs, from Billy Joel, Elton John, country, etc -- they were also there Sat night. Had breakfast in the pub each morning which is available from 8-10am and they offer juice, coffee and choice of 4 different breakfasts. As for sightseeing, we toured Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg (~20 mi away) and also had the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea w/added highlight of having Sandy Lerner, found of Cisco Systems and Urban Decay cosmetics, author and owner of Ayrshire Farm which raises organic produce and humanely-raised meats and also owner of Hunter's Head Restaurant/Pub. We also spent Sat. visiting 2 wineries (even though our deal said 1 winery, Donna at Blackthorne told us to help ourselves to as many diff. winery tasting coupons that she had and said that if you mention you are staying @ the Blackthorne, others will offer wine tasting also) -- we visited Three Fox Vineyard which is ~6 mi fr Inn and Cobbler Mountain Cellars ~15 mi fr Inn -- both were very friendly and their wines start in the upper $20 range. Note that the later winery is off the beaten path and you will be on a stone/dirt road for several miles, but just follow the signs and know that you are going in the right direction. Dinner the 2nd night was at the Hunter's Head Restaurant/Pub which is ~2-3 mi down the road fr the Inn -- it was very quaint and has many authentic British offerings -- the food was very well done -- we opted for the beef stew and a fish fry and ate every bit! The only recommendation that I could make of the Inn would be to replace the mattress as it has 2 extremely deep valley's on each side where you lay and also to put a new bottle of local wine in the fridge vs. the re-fillable bottle they placed. All in all, it is a beautiful area and we had a wonderful stay in the country!
- Also Known As:
- The Blackthorne Inn And Restaurant Hotel Upperville