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“Great dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
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301 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Lewisburg B&B and Inns
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“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Just got back from dinner - very good American type food, wine was a BIG treat - Best french chardonnay only $32! - Dessert Choclate, peanut butter mouse cake was very tasty, Great dining room setting - felt like going back in time - very historic. Next time we will stay at the Inn,

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Oh, I love that French Chardonnay too!!! Our small wine list has some great surprises. Thanks for your double post on Trip Advisor! Nan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lexington Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

When I picked Historic Lewisburg WV as a vacation stop, I knew I wanted to in a local inn. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor I decided to give the General Lewis Inn a try, and I am so glad I did. This was a truly lovely place to stay. Friendly staff, wonderful service in both the inn and the restaurant. The room were decorated with antiques, comfortable beds and were very quiet at night. I really loved the fact that they leave the unoccupied rooms open so you can see what the other rooms look like. The hotel is within walking distance of everything in the historic part of town and I did most of my sightseeing on foot. Everyone in town was so friendly and helpful, it was like I was a neighbor and friend not just another visitor. I talked to a number of guests at the inn that had stayed there several times before. They gave me great tips on things to see and do. Don't be afraid to chat up the other guests for some advice - you might make a new friend! The inn is also very close to the Greenbrier resort and worth the 15 min drive to go see. There is also an area to get to the Greenbrier River Trail to go hiking. It is a lovely hiking path next to the river. The leaves had started to change already and it was quite beautiful. Definitely go visit Historic Lewisburg and stay at the General Lewis Inn.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Ms. Felicia. Thanks for the great post on Trip Advisor. We have more and more travelers who have found us on TA. Thanks also for mentioning our location and the great stores downtown. Sincerely, Nan
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I realize I never wrote a review of the excellents stay we had at the inn in June 2011, when we took a two-room adjoined suite to share with our two children. Everything was lovely -- charming, well appointed, good breakfast, etc. -- but what really underscored the stay was what happened afterward. Our daughter forgot her lucky blanket -- a worthless thing, really, and bulky -- in the hotel, and was upset. We called them, and they immediately forwarded it back to us at home in Washington. We felt terrible about never getting our daughter to write a thank you note (tardiness, life, etc,...). So if you are reading this, General Lewis Inn, thank you for your wonderful guest service -- the real kind, not just the "candy on pillow" stuff! We have recommended you to several of our friends since!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Oh those precious things that we can sometime leave behind - how glad we were that it could return to the heart of it's owner! Thank you for your kind words and hope you'll stay with us again.
Sincerely, Nan
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Frankford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place is extraordinary. When you are a guest, you feel as though you have not only stepped back in time, but to a time within your own family. The rooms are furnished with antiques, so you get a real sense of having walked into someone's living room, not into a stark hotel room. The staff is friendly and earnestly want to see travelers well attended to. The food is very good. There is a definite southern slant to the choices of fare offered. Also, the town of Lewisburg itself is a magical place. There are an abundance of restaurants that all have charm and style. Carnegie Hall up the street from the General Lewis offers some exceptional performances. If you want a taste of laid back, yet sophisticated country experiences, this is the place to come.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Ms. K. Your kind words about the Inn are greatly appreciated. We are fortunate to have a wonderful little spot in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia. Hope you'll be our way again. Sincerely, Nan.
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The General Lewis Inn is a charming historic inn with lovely grounds. It is walking distance from the shops and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg. The staff is very friendly. We had breakfast in the restaurant once, and it was good and reasonably priced.

My only complaint is that our room (206) was directly above the restaurant and we could hear everything below and our room smelled like food almost every night. I would have to strongly recommend against staying in this room, especially if you want to sleep in or go to bed early.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. Especially glad that you give a warning about 206. We really do want to make sure our guests know about the quirks of the inn and I had not realized the drawbacks to being in that location. I would recommend 206 because it was on the east side of the Inn and got early morning light. However, noise and smells from the dining room did not occur to me. Thanks again for the heads up! Sincerely, Nan
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Paxton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have visited Lewisburg a few times but never stayed, or even went inside, the General Lewis Inn. What we missed all those other times!! Our room was very nice, the food was good, the service was excellent and the location could not be better. We will be back

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thanks for posting your review on Trip Advisor! Hope you'll stay with again AND we'll have the air conditioning keeping us all cooled down!!! Nan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed here on our way back to Hampton, VA from a week long motoring tour with the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Our tour ended in Lawrenceburg, KY, and I just picked a stopping point about half way home. The General Lewis Inn was very nice and the staff most accommodating. Our only problem with the room was the A/C was not working, and the staff could not move us as the inn was full. Ceiling fan helped us through the night. Breakfast the next morning was fabulous, and the manager adjusted our bill for the A/C

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for posting your kind words on Trip Advisor. Again, sorry about the air conditioning unit. We hope your travels will bring you our way again!. Nan
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Address: 301 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Location: United States > West Virginia > Lewisburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lewisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Antique filled country Inn serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We've been welcoming the traveler with warm hospitality since 1929. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
General Lewis Hotel Lewisburg

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