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“A Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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160 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Washington B&B and Inns
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“A Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I echo all of the other 5 star reviews of the Gay Street Inn. It's by far the best B&B I've ever stayed at. The house and rooms are spacious, cheery, and quaint, while the amenities are very modern. Everything is clean and well decorated. And best of all are the innkeepers--Kevin and Jay--two of the friendliest nicest people you will ever meet. The make the experience truly spectacular (and they cook an incredible breakfast).
After staying at the Gay Street Inn, I would never stay anywhere else in Washington, VA. Highly highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This lovely inn is perfect in every way, from the beautifully kept public and private spaces to the quiet location. Our room (Mountain View) was spacious and nicely decorated, with a large, well-appointed bathroom. As other reviewers have noted, the proprietors go out of their way to ensure that guests enjoy their stay, offering assistance, ideas, and yes, even wine or port at night in addition to the wonderful breakfast. But Kevin and Jay are low-key and manage to make guests feel welcome and comfortable without compromising our privacy. The setting, just a few blocks from downtown on a dead-end street, offers gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and numerous places to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings (porch, large yard with outdoor seating, cozy living room, breakfast room, etc). As a bonus, the Inn has some interesting works of art, including some of Kevin Adams' pieces, and guests can sometimes visit Kevin's art studio across the street.
The Inn ranks among the best hotels we have visited in the world, and we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Gay Street Inn for a combined birthday/anniversary trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Kevin and Jay were outstanding hosts with a keen attention to detail, such as their putting out port and chocolate every night in the library for a night cap. Jay's breakfasts were amazing with generous servings of fresh fruits and one of the best french toasts I've had in ages. Kevin was a great resource for local info on hiking trails and eateries, beating any concierge at a five-star hotel. We stayed in the modern country-style Bradams Ridge Room, which was clean, cozy, and comfortable, including a nifty double-headed shower. The inn also has a wonderful garden where you can sit and read or chat. We certainly look forward to staying here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at The Gay Street Inn for our anniversary. It was quiet and peaceful and an easy walk to the Inn at Little Washington. The proprietors were very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The Inn was beautiful and our room was large and clean. The bed was the best I have slept on in any hotel or B & B, firm and comfortable. The breakfast was very good. Next time we hope to have more time to peruse Mr. Adams's art studio and gallery across the street. We highly recommend this Inn.

Room Tip: We stayed in the first floor Garden room. It was very nice and had a very comfortable bed.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

What do you give your cook-omnivore husband for his 60th birthday? Why, dinner at the Inn at Little Washington of course. And with the Inn 70 miles away, I booked us at the Gay Street Inn for one night. I've stayed at a number of inns, but none as comfortable as this...and I mean more than physical comfort - I'm also referring to a comforting sense of security that we would be well cared for, and we were.

We had the Shenandoah Suite, with its king bed on the ground floor, complete with kitchen. Would be the perfect place for a multinight stay. Comfortable bed, lots of closet space with great lighting, and a beautifully modernized bathroom.

Kevin and Jay were beyond hospitable, offering assistance with visiting a neaby distillery and where to find a light lunch ahead of our 9 p.m. dinner reservation. Delicious cornmeal pancakes for breakfast with coffee, juice, date bread and fresh fruit. This is a beautiful, well-kept home that I would happily return to again. Thank you both for making our birthday weekend so special!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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RappahannockVA, Owner at Gay Street Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
We are so happy to know that we met these guests' expectations, and that we were able to contribute to an enjoyable birthday celebration. We absolutely love sharing with our guests the attributes of Little Washington and Rappahannock County that made us want to move here when we first visited. Honestly, it is fairly easy to provide guests with enjoyable things to do, because our area has plenty for nature lovers, foodies, bikers, hikers, art lovers and antique hunters.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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37 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This place is adorable, clean, and wonderful! Kevin & Jay made a great place even better with their hospitality. We came to town to eat at The Inn at Little Washington and decided to pick another spot to stay. Great choice! Kevin met us on the porch wit beer and wine and gave us his thoughts on dinner. We walked to dinner and back and returned to Gay Street for a nightcap. Thanks again to you both for a wonderful night (and for the loan of the cuff links). I could not recommend this wonderful place more!

Room Tip: We were in the Mountain View room and it was perfect!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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RappahannockVA, Owner at Gay Street Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
We are delighted these guests enjoyed their stay, and the wine. We serve only local Virginia wines because we want our guests to have the chance to sample the really outstanding vintages produced here. Like any wine-producing region, Virginia produces some wines that are better than others, but the really good Virginia wines stand right up to the best California, French and Italian wines, and we are proud to share them with our guests.
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Scotia, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The innkeepers at the Gay Street greeted us at the door, poured us a glass of wine (to relax after our long trip), and made us feel at home within minutes of arriving. The inn is as clean and as beautiful as the innkeepers are friendly. And the breakfast, absolutely delicious. I highly recommend visiting this inn; we will go back and plan to stay longer next time.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Address: 160 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747
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Location: United States > Virginia > Rappahannock County > Washington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Washington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our restored and updated 1850s farmhouse in historic Little Washington, Virginia, will welcome you to a relaxing stay in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are walking distance from the renowned restaurant of The Inn at Little Washington, minutes from Shenandoah National Park, award-winning wineries, horseback riding and antiques. Your day begins with a home-cooked breakfast in our sunroom. Lounge in the library or in the quiet of one of our guest rooms, each with private bath. ... more   less 
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