We stayed in the Julia Childs room. It was spacious, well-decorated, with a large bathroom. The Inn upstairs has a common area with various cookbooks, a garden where they serve (delicious) afternoon tea with tea sandwiches and pastries--and of course we stayed for their infamous dinner.
The food was delicious and I loved every bite.
I was brought here I was told as a birthday present (and the dinner menu DID have 'happy birthday' printed on it for me), but after dinner and before the dessert course, my husband took me for a walk in their garden and he proposed!!! When we came back in the dessert menu had 'Congratulations' emblazoned across the top. We also got to meet the chef. Service is impeccable--they really try to anticipate your needs and exceed them. Breakfast the next day (we just had the regular continental, didn't pay extra) was also delicious and we went on our way with a full stomach.
Since the getaway was a treat for me, I didn't have to deal with the cost, but since the dinner prices are on the menu, I could tell dinner alone was QUITE expensive. Stay there for the night I'm sure was exorbitant as well. I think its a delightful experience that you should try at least once, but don't make a habit of it just due to cost. I do feel that for the price you're paying already to stay here, there is no need to charge a $20 upgrade for the "hot" breakfast...but the complimentary continental breakfast with the cute "flight of juices" display was certainly sufficient. If you decide to visit, just accept that its going to be expensive and pricey...and then don't dwell on it anymore. That way you can just arrive, and enjoy the hospitality here to its fullest--and don't arrive too late!! You WANT to be here to enjoy their afternoon tea,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the small town of Washington, Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington is the only Double Forbes Five Star, Double AAA Five Diamond property in the Washington metro area. The Inn's eighteen bedrooms and suites are sumptuous hideaways created by Joyce Evans, a London stage and set designer, for whom The Inn has become a life's work. Many of the furnishings were purchased in England, numbered and shipped to Virginia to be assembled on site like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The Inn offers a range of accommodations from well-appointed rooms to luxurious, two story suites many with balconies and garden views. The Inn's dining rooms are pure fantasy - a wondrous cocoon of luxury. Rose-colored, silk lampshades float above each table creating a private, romantic world below. Chef/Proprietor Patrick O'Connell's creations arrive as if served by invisible hands, course after course more dazzling than the last. From the award-winning 14,000 bottle wine cellar, which includes the finest offerings from Bordeaux, Burgundy, California and Virginia, the Sommelier plays matchmaker between you, your dinner and the wine. ... more less
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- The Inn At Little Washington Hotel Washington