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“First time B&B” 5 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
Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“First time B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Loved this Inn! First time B&B guest, I had heard a lot of great things about the restaurant and was eager to stay. Warm Springs is located half way from Roanoke, VA to Snowshoe WV, which was our destination. We arrived late, due to snowy weather, around 10pm and were too late to enjoy dinner but did get a sneak peak at the restaurant because it also doubles as a front desk. The restaurant looked very charming and I would recommend checking it out during your stay.

The room (Croft) was amazing. It had a large bedroom area with wood burning fireplace (they have everything set up so the only thing you need to do is light a match), flat screen TV, queen size bed which was comfortable and had nice linens. The bathroom was also large and featured a new design, of the old claw foot soaking tubs and it also had a separate shower area.

The next morning was also amazing with their BIB (breakfast in bed), a quick call to the Inn keeper and they deliver a breakfast basket of the best continental breakfast you (or I or anyone) have ever had! Fresh squeezed orange juice, hot coffee with cream and sugar, homemade savory croissants (egg and cheese) and chocolate croissants, yogurt (I believe to be homemade) with blueberries and granola! I'm telling you it was fabulous!!

The rates are ridiculously competitive and the Inn keepers are super friendly. They have taken away all of my reservations about staying at a B&B's and I can't wait to return!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
    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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Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I discovered The Inn at Gristmill Square passing through Warm Springs on the way to Snowshoe two years ago. I found their website and decided I would stay at the Inn the next time I was passing through. I had originally booked the Rye room, but I received an e-mail several days before I was going to arrive stating that room was having maintenance issues and management had upgraded me to the Singapore room. The Singapore room was absolutely wonderful. My son started a fire in the fireplace as soon as we walked in the door. He was amazed by the shower in this room. It has multiple showerheads and is a tile surround. It was nice to have the toilet and shower in two different rooms. The bed and bedding were very comfortable. The room was right on the street, but the street is not heavily traveled, so we were not bothered by street noise. This room is directly across the courtyard from the pub/restaurant and I was afraid that would create a noise problem, but it did not. The breakfast that was delivered to our room in the morning was excellent. It consisted of biscuits, blueberry and white chocolate chip scones, coffee (for me) and hot chocolate (for my son). It was great not to have to leave our room for breakfast. The Inn exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable and we can't wait to return the next time we are headed to Snowshoe.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed Saturday night in one the of the Miller's Farm House suites and it was very clean and cozy. Breakfast delivered to your room in the morning was just right. What really made the stay wonderful was dinner Saturday night in the Waterwheel Restaurant. The restaurant is in an old grist mill and was very charming. Started out going down to the wine cellar where you can pick your own bottle of wine. My wife started with a Beet Salad - sliced beets, crumbled Blue Cheese, Walnuts w/Balsamic Vinaigrette and I had French onion soup. Both were superb. My wife had the fresh stuffed Trout and I had Beef tips w/mushrooms over Tagliatelle pasta. Unbelievable meal. To top it off we shared the cream brulee with Caramel Gelato. Our server was fantastic. Having worked at the Waterwheel restaurant for 32 years, she hasn't lost a beat !!! Wonderful overall expeience.

  • 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
Top Contributor
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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Inn At Gristmill Square Hotel Warm Springs

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