My husband and I needed a place to stay on our way from Louisville, KY to the Northern Virginia area. We booked a night at The Inn at Narrow Passage in the hopes of turning what is usually a tedious drive into a bit of a romantic getaway.
From the moment we checked in, we were impressed by both the historic atmosphere and the friendly service. The innkeeper was incredibly attentive, and the building is impressive -- the foyer/check-in room and dining room look like the original log structure, with an expansive stone fireplace.
After seeing the pre-Civil War-era lobby, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the room itself. It turns out the room was nice -- ours had a four-poster bed and a fireplace, which the innkeeper lit for us when we checked in. I wouldn't call it posh, but it was certainly was very clean and cozy. It was furnished with country-style wood furnishings and included a mini fridge. The bathroom was on the small side, though.
Breakfast was plentiful and delicious- quite possibly the best french toast I've had. The innkeeper was friendly and we enjoyed a long conversation before heading out on the road. We didn't have time to stay and hike in the area, but it looked beautiful and the weather was nice, so we were sad to get back in the car. It was a lovely interlude, though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic lodging near Woodstock, Virginia, on the Shenandoah River. River Access for fishing and canoeing. free internet full breakfast included ... more less