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“Ghost Hunting” 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
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Ghost Hunting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Inn and the town were very nice. Highly recommend Lewisburg and the General Lewis Inn. They have a nice Pub and nice dining all in walking distance. For ghost enthusiasts there is a cemetery at The Old Stone Church, also The Confederate Cemetery was awesone!

Room Tip: No pool hit accidentally The Inn was very nice. We actually went in July 2011
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Ghost Lovers, Well, it may have been a while since you've been here, so you'll need to come on back and hear new stories about the Ghosts!!! We've had plenty of unidentified doorbell ringing and mysterious other happenings. Thank you for the kind words about the Inn and Lewisburg as well. We've probably got the best restaurants in a three block area in the entire state of WV!!! Hope to have you back soon, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is the only place one should stay when visiting Lewisburg! I was in town with the family for the D.O. graduation. This Inn is located in walking distance to the medical school and the historic downtown. The bed and breakfast is perfect for families. Very clean, elegant, and classy. I can't forget the polite staff and cute white dog. Beautiful landscape and views. We stayed for 2 nights and had 3 rooms. I found the rooms upstairs to be larger then downstairs. There is a dining room that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I will have to say the breakfast was my favorite out of the three. Either way this place was perfect and I would not consider staying anywhere else when visiting Lewisburg.

Room Tip: Some rooms can be small. I would consider paying the higher fee for the bigger room. There cost per...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, June 9, 2014
Dear D.O. Graduate Family, We loved having you here, too. Haley (cute white doggie) recognized you by the time you'd checked out. Those days went so quickly. Hope that if the winds blow you our way again, you'll be sure to stop and stay with us. Fun to catch up and hear how the Graduate fared in this crazy world. Warm regards, Nan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We love the General Lewis Inn and every year head to the Inn to celebrate our anniversary. The Inn is comfortable with a great front porch, creaking wooden floors, and a helpful staff. Lewisburg is a charming town with outstanding shopping, restaurants, and a great vibe. Do yourself a favor and put this one on your calendar.

Room Tip: WE like the second floor because it is a "historic" Inn.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, June 9, 2014
And it's great for us to have you come back and celebrate with us. There is nothing better than having a chance to catch up with you! Warm wishes for a great summer, Nan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Highly recommended. The location is quiet and residential, but only a few steps from excellent coffee shop and a truly great Irish pub. The hotel dining room is also welcoming. Breakfast is not included, but worth the price. The staff is warm and outgoing. And the ambiance truly historic. As a plus, there is a spacious garden, partially tree-shaded, with chairs and tables, perfect for that before-dinner glass of wine complete with the scent of flowers and bird song.
One caution: if stairs are a problem, be sure to request first-floor rooms, as there is no elevator.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, June 9, 2014
Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. It's great to know you enjoyed yourselves here with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Nan, Helen and the GLI Staff.
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Midway, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A friend of mine and I rented one of the two two-bedroom "suites" at the inn. This is the fourth or fifth time I've stayed at the General Lewis, and my experience has always been excellent. This stay was no exception. Although we had breakfast elsewhere every morning of our visit, we had dinner at the inn restaurant all three nights of our stay. Each meal was outstanding: well prepared, plentiful portions, and delicious. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the General Lewis most highly.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Friends, Thanks so much for the great review! Those family suites make great rooms for getting together with family and/or friends. So glad that you enjoyed having your meals here at the Inn. With all the great choices that Lewisburg for fine dining, it's good to hear that you choose us! We look forward to having you again, warmer weather next time, we hope!!! Best regards, Nan.
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Columbus Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We originally wanted to go to the Greenbrier for our 30th anniversary but just couldn't justify the cost of the room and the outrageous meal prices. Found the General Lewis instead and what a treasure. Desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms are cozy and charming. They leave the vacant rooms open so you can look in them. They have a variety of rooms for all kinds of groups. Some have complained about the firm beds--I slept very soundly on ours. Breakfasts are delicious! Staff in dining room were fun, efficient and very good at their jobs. Lewisburg is a real gem and the General Lewis is the best place to stay. Within walking distance of the downtown shopping area. Looking forward to going back some day. Thank you all for a wonderful stay!

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  • Stayed March 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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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Dear Ohio Friends, We love being so close to the Greenbrier Resort, and what good news for us that your interest in staying there led you to our doors!!! It's great to be close enough that you can enjoy all the wonderful shops at the Greenbrier and then come back to Lewisburg to enjoy our lodging and great variety of wonderful restaurants and shops downtown here, too. Thanks so much for posting your review. So many people use Trip Advisor to find us!!! Hope you'll be back again to celebrate another anniversary. Sincerely, Nan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I travel regularly to the area for business and love to stay at the General Lewis Inn. I loved it so much that I had my wedding in their garden area. On my last stay I asked about the soup of the day. It was a broth-base spinach soup. I couldn't imagine it being good, but tried it anyway. As with everything else I have ever eaten, it was delicious!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear General Lewis Inn Bride! What a great review you've done for us on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much. Phyllis' spinach soup has been a favorite for many years - so glad you like it, too.
We look forward to having you as our guest for many years. Thanks 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
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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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