The Carriage Inn was a wonderful place to stay. We had no idea when we booked this property that we would be so thoroughly pampered!
The rooms are beautiful, the hosts are friendly and full of information to help you make the best use of your time, and the house itself is full of history to fit right with the surrounding area. And then there's the breakfast!
When we arrived, Marie greeted us with the history of the house. We did not realize the house played such an important part in the history of the Civil War. Since touring some of the sites of the War was the reason we were visiting the area, we were thrilled to hear all about it.
Because we were among the first guests to arrive that afternoon, we were able to peak at many of the as yet unoccupied guest rooms. Each room we saw is spacious and beautifully decorated.
We stayed in the the Carriage House Suite in the 'old slave quarters' which is in a separate building. There is a sitting room, bedroom and hot tub down stairs, and another bedroom upstairs. The rooms come equipped with juices and sodas, and in the dining room each afternoon, there is a yummy snack awaiting your arrival. We rarely have the opportunity to stay in such elegant settings, which made this all the more special.
Marie and Donn were the most gracious of hosts. They are very knowledgeable and eager to share the history of the house and surrounding area. We had many questions and they were always ready to help with anything we wanted. We enjoyed our chats with them throughout our stay.
The breakfasts were WONDERFUL! At home, I often don't eat in the morning. However, there was nothing they served I could pass up. Also, we had interesting conversations with other guests at the table in the mornings so it was good we were not on a schedule that required we head out quickly each day.
The Carriage Inn was a perfect place from which to tour Civil War sites as it is close to Harper's Ferry, Antietam, and many more... Even Gettysburg is only an hour away... (During that hour's drive, we traveled through 4 states. That's difficult to imagine coming from California.)
It's not an inexpensive place to stay, but the Carriage Inn is worth every cent. Having such a wonderful breakfast adds great value to the room, and being a part of the history makes the experience 'priceless'.