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“I think we are spoiled now!” 5 of 5 stars
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Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   417 E Washington St, Charles Town, WV 25414   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Charles Town B&B and Inns
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I think we are spoiled now!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I checked in on Friday 7/18/2014. We had never been to a Bed and Breakfast so we were a little nervous of what to expect. We were MORE than pleasantly surprised!!

We were greeted by Marie and were given a short history lesson of the house. We also got our first taste of Donn's wonderful cooking, fresh ginger snap cookies! We were then taken to our room, The Shenandoah Suite. It was BEAUTIFUL, just as clean as in the pictures! I really enjoyed the separate porch that my husband could watch tv in while I could shut the door and relax.

Listen to the dining suggestions and check out the menus in the folder provided in your room. The Mediterranean Grill was excellent, and we would have never picked this type of restaurant to visit if it had not been for Marie's suggestion.

Breakfast was served in the formal dining room and it was EXCELLENT! The first morning we had Caramel Apple french toast and eggs and the second morning we had a Spinach and sausage polenta. Donn really outdoes himself and you can tell he enjoys what he does.

We had such a wonderful experience at The Carriage Inn that I am not sure if another B&B could compare! Donn & Marie are such wonderful hosts and know how to make you feel at home. They have truly found their calling!

The only thing that could have made our stay better was if Donn was able to cook dinner as well!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donn D, Owner at Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Serving our guests and trying to exceed their expectations is our goal! Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words!
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Falls Church, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very comfortable inn with lots of civil war history both at the inn and in the surrounding environment.
Banana bread was a welcome treat on checking in. The hosts were very helpful about getting us oriented about places to visit and dine. The copper beech suite was immaculate and we particularly enjoyed sitting in the enclosed porch. The jacuzzi was wonderful! Thank you Donn and Marie.
Just a little note to future guests that you may occasionally hear a train in the background during the night.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donn D, Owner at Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
WOW! Thanks for taking the time to reflect on your stay! You input is so important to us! We're always looking to do what our guests need to make their stay as special as they expect it to be! We treasure your friendship!
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Montclair, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a gem...! My fiancé and I didn't know what to expect when we arrived and boy were we pleasantly surprised! From the warm coffee cake (right out of the oven!) upon arrival to the impeccable room, lovely hosts, this was truly a trip we will never forget...! Thank you Donn and Marie...we will be back! (Christmas time maybe?) :)

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donn D, Owner at Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Our guests are SO great!! We love it when we are able to make them happy, relaxed and in a very short time, friends! Thanks so much for your very kind words!
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Millville, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had previously read the reviews of the Carriage Inn and now I know why the customers are raving about it. We just got back from a 2 night stay, and just going to add to the accolades. Hosts Marie and Donn are wonderful, friendly, and helpful without being intrusive, they truly make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The Inn is within walking distance to restaurants along a quaint Main Street, or even fast food if that is what you are looking for. But you won't want to miss the breakfast, its fresh hot and waiting for you when you pick your time! The Inn has a wonderful history, which the hosts are well versed in, and great scenery and attractions nearby. We particularly liked Harpers Ferry, which is only 6 miles away. And the Skyline Drive is about an hours drive to enter this wonderful scenic drive and National Park. Marie was gracious enough to show us the entire Inn, and its all lovely and the rooms are all large and spacious. We stayed in the Garden Room. All rooms have private baths. You can't go wrong with this Inn. I am craving Donn's scones, muffins and cookies! There are lovely touches in their hospitality and charm throughout.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Donn D, Owner at Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
We SO appreciate these reviews! Your kind words encourage us to keep on doing what we love! We LOVE our guests and want them to have a GREAT time while they are with us! Thanks!
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at the Carriage Inn this past weekend and it was the most wonderful B&B we have ever stayed in. Not only is the location perfect, but Don and Maria are the most welcoming hosts. We will most certainly be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Glen Arm, Maryland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at this historic B&B! Donn and Maria were the perfect hosts, taking as much time as we wanted to explain the history of the house (Headquarters for General Sheridan and a meeting place for General Grant and Sheridan) and surrounding area. Our room was very comfortable, neat and well appointed... and our breakfast was superb! A great get-away!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Everything that I have read in the other reviews is true of this Bed and Breakfast. The hosts are very welcoming, but never intrusive. My husband was leery of staying in a B&B, but he loved it. What makes this one so special is that is a house that has seen a lot of civil war history, which gives it character. The rooms are beautifully appointed. Even though we only stayed 2 nights, I felt more refreshed from our time there then when we take longer trips and stay in motels. I would recommend this establishment to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 417 E Washington St, Charles Town, WV 25414
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Charles Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Charles Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a National Register of Historic Places site, The Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast, with seven rooms and suites, is the perfect place for your relaxing getaway, "close to home" vacation, or romantic weekend away! Business Travelers will receive special care including flexible breakfast times, high-speed wireless internet, and a "no charge" cancellation policy. Nearby attractions include Harpers Ferry National Battlefield Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Antique shops, great restaurants, and Charles Town Races and Slots are within easy walking distance! ... more   less 
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