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“Lucky to find this remote inn” 4 of 5 stars
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124 Old Mill Road, P.O. Box 359, Warm Springs, VA 24484   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Warm Springs B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lucky to find this remote inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

A charming refurbished mill and rooms set in the various mill houses. We had a lovely room with an open fire which was set and ready to light. The welcome from the owners was less than warm but the ambience of the restaurant and the delicious food helped one to overlook this. Comfy bed and good bathroom. Breakfast is brought to your room when you phone in the morning. It comes in a rustic Red Riding Hood type basket with lovely fresh coffee , yoghurt and fruit purée and a breakfast filled croissant.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Inn at Gristmill Square, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your honest feedback and review of the inn. It is very much appreciated as we continually try to grow and improve. We need to hear from guests to know what we are doing both right and wrong. It is with your help that we will grow and be successful. Please accept our sincerest apologies regarding your welcome to the inn. We certainly never intent to be less than warm and welcoming. We hope to see you again for a future visit. Best, Kate and John Loeffler
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Last night, four of us had dinner in this quaint, historic old mill. It could not have been more delicious!! As appetizers, two of us had the French onion soup, one had the Caesar salad and the other person had the golden beet salad. We shared the fresh smoked trout. Paired with a wonderful Malbec and warm sourdough rolls, everything was fresh, crisp, and absolutely fabulous!
For dinner we had the PEI mussels, the grilled lamb chops, and the fresh trout. And for dessert, we tried every one!! Talk about a meal for kings!
Our dinner was over-the-top making for a true birthday and anniversary celebration. The prices were very reasonable too, which was a delightful surprise. Our wait staff was knowledgable and very attentive all night, and the soft candlelight on the white tablecloth was so inviting.
We can say enough superlatives about this fine spot--can't wait to return!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Inn at Gristmill Square, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Wow, what high praise! We appreciate that you took the time to write such a nice review. Thank you for visiting. We hope you'll make us a regular stop during your visits to the area. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Kate and John Loeffler
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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

One of our favorite spots to stay is the Inn at Gristmill Square, located in the village of Warm Springs. The Inn has 17 of the quaintest rooms and suites located in 4 separate buildings, arranged as if in a town square. Each room or suite is unique in and of itself, and each feels like you are home.

Our room was located in the Hardware Store. We had both a balcony that overlooked the main street and a gorgeous fireplace. What is even better is that the fireplace is fully stocked!

The icing on the cake...complimentary breakfast! They call it BIB, breakfast in bed. Upon waking, simply call the front desk and let them know you are ready for sustenance. Within minutes comes an amazing basket filled with coffee, juice, fruit, and phenomenal pastries served piping hot!

If you are looking for a weekend getaway; a quiet place to unplug, relax and rejuvenate, than I highly recommend the Inn at Gristmill Square.

  • Stayed December 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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Thank you for such a kind review. It was very thoughtful of you to sit down and take the time to share your experiences and opinions. We greatly appreciate feedback of all kinds and always enjoy reading about the wonderful experiences our guests have. We hope to have you back for another visit. All the best, Kate and John
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is our family's third Thanksgiving at the Inn (we also try to get there one or two additional times a year). It does seem to get better and better. Many of the rooms have been updated but, still retain a very quaint super comfortable atmosphere. We stayed in the Rye room. This is actually a room that includes a bedroom, a TV/sitting room, and a bathroom with dressing area. Plenty of space for the three of us. The breakfast in a basket is wonderful. Fresh baked goods, yogurt w/ granola, hard boiled eggs (my request), fresh OJ, coffee, Tea and Hot Cocoa were some of the treats we were able to enjoy. My son loved the fresh cookie left in the room for bedtime.
This Inn is spread out over several buildings. Very Homey and Charming. We have stayed in several rooms at the Inn over the years. There is something for everyone or group. We definitely will return. Again and Again : )

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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GristmillSquare, Owner at Inn at Gristmill Square, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you, once again, for taking the time to share your experience with others. We enjoyed having you and your family back for a third Thanksgiving with us. We hope to see you again in November. Happy New Year! Kate and John
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Stayed in the "Dinwiddie Room" at the Inn at Gristmill of which had a king bed with fireplace. What a lovely, quaint bed & breakfast. The room was very clean, inviting and I would most definitely return. Had previously stayed in Warm Springs at the Homestead, of which was overpriced and not worth it, but happed to stumble upon the Waterwheel restaurant located at The Inn as Gristmill. What a wonderful find! We specifically returned to the Inn for the Waterwheel. Food is wonderful, staff super accomodating and the wine cellar is a must see!

The breakfast basket is also wonderful with fresh pastries, coffee, yogurt, granola all changing daily. The outdoor activities in Warm Springs are also great (e.g. Jefferson pools, hiking at several state parks). Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 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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GristmillSquare, Owner at Inn at Gristmill Square, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. We enjoyed having you with us and take great pride in knowing that you enjoyed your stay at the inn and in the restaurant. We hope that you will be back again sometime. Best, John and Kate
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Beckley, WV
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I just returned from a stay at The Inn at Gristmill Square. My room was the "Jennie Payne" room and was very large with a fireplace. The fireplace was set up so that all you had to do was light a match. The room and bathroom were very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. We had dinner in the Waterwheel Restaurant which is on site. The food and service were the best. The Inn also has a swimming pool and tennis courts. My favorite part of the weekend was breakfast. It is delivered to your room and the items change daily. The basket had tea, fresh squeezed orange juice, cherry scone and ham & cheese quiche. So nice to enjoy breakfast without having to go out. There is not much to do around town, but if the weather was better it would have been fun to go hiking or fishing. I was very impressed and pleased with everything. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Inn at Gristmill Square, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for such a kind review. It was very thoughtful of you to sit down and take the time to share your experiences and opinions. We greatly appreciate feedback of all kinds and always enjoy reading about the wonderful experiences our guests have. We hope to have you back for another visit. All the best, Kate and John
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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We've stayed here twice over the last 2 years and really enjoyed it. The Inn is in an old Mill from the 1700's. Each room is unique. Our room this past weekend was the "Silo" room. Circular, fireplace. Large bathroom with a 2 person jacuzzi tub. Very nice. Breakfast is delivered by basket in your room each morning and each day different. Fresh, warm pastries, yogurt fruit parfait, fresh orange juice and coffee. The on premise restaurant was also very good. A small menu, but everything excellent with in season ingredients. Kale, carrots, etc were prevalent on the menu. I had a chicken dish served over cassoulet with duck confit. Very rich and delicious. Perfect for a cold fall night.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Inn at Gristmill Square, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with others. We enjoyed having you with us and take great pride in knowing that you enjoyed your stay at the inn and in the restaurant. We hope that you will be back again sometime. Best, John and Kate
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Address: 124 Old Mill Road, P.O. Box 359, Warm Springs, VA 24484
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Location: United States > Virginia > Warm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Warm Springs
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Inn At Gristmill Square Hotel Warm Springs

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