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“Our Best B&B Experience EVER!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sugar Tree Inn
145 Lodge Trail, PO Box 10, Vesuvius, VA 24483   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Vesuvius B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, VA
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77 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Our Best B&B Experience EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We love exploring our beautiful state of Virginia. A friend gave me a pretty stone mug from The Sugar Tree Inn, so we decided to check it out. Reaching the Inn can be a challenge along a winding road through the George Washington National Forest and a steep driveway, but it was well worth it!

We were attracted on their colorful website to the Rockbridge Room, one of four in the Log House, near the Main Lodge. It looks exactly like the internet pictures and we felt totally at home in our own private little world. The Log House was constructed from original barn wood, and our attractive room featured a wonderful, open wood-burning fireplace.

We went out for an early dinner to the Petro Truck Stop in Raphine (actually delicious food!) and returned to throw some wood provided on the fire and snuggle in. Reading together and falling asleep in front of the cosy fire was one of the most wonderful, peaceful experiences of our lives. And the queen-sized bed, hard to leave in the morning, was as comfortable as our bed at home

We scureid up the hill to the Main Lodge in the chilly morning, to be greeted by welcoming open fireplace and a delicious breakfast. Becky and Jeff won't reveal their secret for their special Baked Oatmeal, but it's worth the entire trip just to taste it! And Becky aceeded to my dietary restrictions by cooking an individual breakfast just for me. My husband enjoyed the cheesy eggs, grits, hot biscuits (carried to the breafast buffet by their adorable grandson), amazing fresh fruit, andhot coffee, served in a cup just like the one that brought me there.

Our hosts provided an extensive book that guided us after breakfast to Crabtree Falls and then to Wade's Mill before we headed home. All in all, it was absolutely the BEST Bed & Breakfast we have ever experienced (and we've been to a lot of them) - in every way, comfort, quiet, coziness, delicious food and wonderful hosts. We can't recommend The Sugar Tree highly enough and it will now be our "go to" place when we want to relax, rejuvinate and be taken care of. Thank you, Becky and Jeff, for a First Class experienc! Love, Annie and Mack

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and only a short drive to Lexington or Staunton, The Sugar Tree Inn provides a setting that seems much more remote. The rustic inn, built in primative Appalachian style, is anything but primative...quiet, comfortable, cozy, and very well appointed. Becky and Jeff go out of their way to make sure their guests have everything needed but gave us lots of space to enjoy their beautiful home and surroundings. Breakfast is delicious and plentiful and usually requires a short nap afterward! The two nights we stayed were too short. We'll be back!

Room Tip: St. Mary's Cabin, just a short stroll from the main lodge offers privacy, a comfortable setting...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had wanted a special place to spend the night to celebrate my husband's birthday. However, I did not want to travel too far. I went on line and found several Bed and Breakfast establishments. I kept coming back to the Sugar Tree Inn. Sight unseen I booked a room in the small cabin across from the main lodge. We were not disappointed! Beautiful settings, most gracious, and helpful Inn Keepers, and the best breakfast I have ever had in my life! and plenty of it!! The baked oatmeal was a gastronomical delight! If you want a quiet place of reflection, and enjoy the beauty of nature, then this is the place for you! We are so glad we tried this fine Inn, and I guarantee that you will be too. It is rustic, with a country décor, and just plain delightful. Go, and don't forget the "Baked Oatmeal"!!

Room Tip: Try the cabin Lovely décor, great view, and no television!! Great mattresses! Very comfy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you are looking for modernity, then maybe this is not the place for you. If you are looking for peace and quiet and to a laid back lifestyle this is perfect. We stayed in the Goshem log cabin style room and it was delightful. No tv, no telephone, no fridge, no microwave, just a coffee maker. What more do you really need? If you need more than this, please do not consider it. As dinner is only served on Friday and Saturday evening you must be prepared for a thirty to forty mile round trip for an evening meal.This was not a problem to us but I realise that some people may be a little disappointed in discovering this upon arrival. We loved it but I do think that there should be more information on their website as to what is to be expected. I actually think that if this was the case that even more people would be drawn to these idyllic surroundings. From our point of view simply superb. Breakfast, dinner and hosts fantastic. We just loved the forest ambience .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Becky and Jeff provided just the perfect atmosphere for a B&B experience. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We were given a lot of suggestions for exploring the area, and we fell in love with the backroads of Virginia all over again. In about 2 weeks the foliage will be spectacular.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

What a wonderful weekend we had at The Sugar Tree. It was a beautiful place and Jeff and Becky were so nice. We arrived late on Saturday evening due to being at a football game and reception at VMI. Dinner was being served at the inn but Jeff stopped what he was doing to take care of us and get us settled. Our room was so cozy and the bed was very comfortable. We went to sleep to the sound of beautiful guitar music via the cd player.
After a restful night, we awoke to a magnificent breakfast of fruit, juice, coffee, tea, made to order omelets, smoked sausage, ham and Becky's delicious baked oatmeal. When leaving for the day, we knew we would not need to bother with lunch........we wouldn't be hungry for a long time. The beautiful background music added to the ambiance. Our breakfast companions were also very special.....two does and two precious little fawns as well as a cute chipmunk who were right on the other side of the glass wall.
Our second night was just as wonderful and we arrived early enough to have a beautiful view of the sunset from the front porch. Before returning "home", we had a terrific dinner at a nearby German restaurant recommended by Jeff and Becky. We returned to our cozy room and enjoyed more nice music. It was actually nice to be without the distraction of TV for a couple of evenings.
The next morning we awoke refreshed and had another fantastic breakfast. Our hosts made sure we had travel information for the day and we were off to continue our journey only sorry about one thing..................we only had two nights to spend at the inn instead of two weeks :-) Peg and Henry, Gloucester, Va

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I just want to thank Jeff and Becky for the wonderful nights that was spent on my trip to Pennsylvania and my return trip home. If your looking for a great place to stay this is the place you want to be. The room was nice and clean and the bed was so comfortable that I don't think my head hit the pillow before I was a sleep. I have stayed at the Inn before and I will go back again. Jeff and Becky make you feel like family, not just one of their guests. It is so quiet and peaceful that you feel so relaxed that you forget that there is another world out there. I Highly recommend Sugar Tree Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 145 Lodge Trail, PO Box 10, Vesuvius, VA 24483
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Location: United States > Virginia > Vesuvius
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Vesuvius
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sugar Tree Inn, Virginia's Mountain Inn, is a country retreat nestled into a mountainside less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here you will discover romantic seclusion in rustically elegant surroundings. Each spacious room or suite offers a private woodburning fireplace, fantastic beds, and beautiful, comfortable furnishings. There are forty-mile views from the front porch rockers, with spectacular sunsets and, during season, more hummingbirds than you can count! ... more   less 
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