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“very nice price alternative to the Homestead” 3 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
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“very nice price alternative to the Homestead”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2005

A client put my husband and I up at the Gristmill while at the Homestead on a business trip. There was a cute little deck at the restaurant where we sat outside and talked, had desert which looked very good, although I didn't have any. The rooms were charming, classical in style. The bathroom had a tub and shower, they were very clean and white. In the morning you can dial 0 for continental breakfast which is brought to your room in a little picnic basket. Muffins, scones, milk, coffee, tea, juice. There is a little bit of a musty smell, but you get used to it in the first several minutes, its an old gristmill. It is only a 5 minute drive to the Homestead if you are visiting the Hot Springs/Warm Springs area.

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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2005

My husband and I stayed for the May 24, 2005, long weekend (Canadian), which takes place the weekend before the (U.S.) Memorial Day weekend. While the Inn definitely has potential as a romantic getaway, I was disappointed in several aspects of the Inn's hostelry: portions of our room were grubby and had not been dusted in recent memory, as evidenced by dessicated remains of ladybugs on the lampshade decking (undisturbed throughout our stay); furnishings were very beat up and mostly just plain tacky; switches for bathroom fans, heat & lights did not function in addition to being filthy; the compressor on the (fake woodgrain mac-tac covered) bar fridge in the room was very noisy; the bed sagged so in the middle we kept rolling into each other (hey, we're "of a certain age" & need our uninterfered-with sleep, too, sometimes); the nice sitting balcony off the 2nd floor hall outside our room was filthy - a simple wipe-down daily would make it appealing for coffee in the morning or drinks before dinner). Although I generally don't go to romantic inns to watch TV, my middle-aged eyes couldn't see the 13" TV across the room well enough to watch the news in the morning. The Inn does not serve breakfast or lunch in its restaurant except Sunday brunch. They do deliver a continental breakfast, upon request each morning, in a basket delivered to the room. It contained coffee (or tea), orange juice & baked goods (mediocre - undercooked muffin & scone) with condiments. The Inn volunteered fruit (a small bowl of diced apples, strawberries & bananas each) when we called & declined the baked goods on the 2nd morning. That said, the meals we had in the restaurant (1 dinner, 1 Sunday brunch) were quite good & service was fine & friendly. The local brook trout was good, as was duck with fruit sauce. Before dinner, the part-owner, Bruce, served in the tiny bar (like a "snug" in a British hotel), got my husband's beer order from the short menu of imported beers wrong, but was friendly & conversation with a couple of locals & Bruce made one feel as if this could be a good "local" or pub. The brunch was also good. With a little time & attention to maintenance & detail, this would be a good quiet inn for the money: $85 per night double room, not high season.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2003

The Inn is friendly and well-located, but ultimately not good value.
For the price ($120), we expected better than drab old linens, dark rooms, and boring continental breakfast. There were many nice touches, such as a little cheese basket and newspaper on arrival, and daily ice delivery, but there were ugly stains on the dust ruffle and only one openable window. Recommended, with reservations.

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Additional Information about Inn at Gristmill Square

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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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): $$
Also Known As:
Inn At Gristmill Square Hotel Warm Springs

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