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2333 N James Madison Hwy, Locust Dale, VA 22948-4837
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Locust Dale
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The Inn and Tavern at Meander is a beautiful 1766 historic country inn offering fine dining and charming accommodations surrounded by 80 acres of rolling landscape in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its historically significant past and its bucolic location on a hill with spectacular mountain views and breathtaking sunsets, the Inn truly exudes the essence of Virginia. Our southern-influenced colonial inspired tavern offers casual dinning paired with the best Virginia wines and craft beers. Our ten guest rooms & cottages combine all the grace and charm of yesterday with the amenities and services of today. Located close to Culpeper, Orange, Madison, and Charlottesville, the inn is a short drive to Monticello and Montpelier – the homes of presidents Jefferson and Madison respectively. Discover the multitude of Virginia attractions right outside our front door, including several award-winning wineries and distilleries.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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N9869JCtraceyb wrote a review Sep 2020
Martinsburg, West Virginia12 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was not very clean, an inch of dust on air conditioner. Pictures on internet are very deceiving. Whole area needs a good clean, cobwebs on the porch were you eat breakfast and dinner. Inn keepers are friendly and are trying there best, but need to be consistent in how they treat all there guests. First night at dinner they couldn’t be more attentive, but the next night, another family had checked in and at dinner we weren’t even offered a glass of water. My pancake and French toast for breakfast were pretty much inedible. Definitely not worth $204 a night.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Be careful, rooms are not like pictures on internet
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kathleen o wrote a review Sep 2020
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My husband and I stayed at Meander last month for our anniversary. The intent of our trip was to visit a few wineries and we found this location to be very convenient (we went to Early mountain, DuCard and Old House ). The property is stunning and we found Chris, the owner to be a great resource on the history of the in as well as the area. We stayed in one of the cottages and it was so wonderful! My husband was a little out of sorts with no tv but I thought it very appropriate! Breakfast was excellent on the porch. We had burgers for dinner that hit the spot after gorging on wine all day. Unfortunately for us we didn’t have more time to explore the grounds, so we look forward to going back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Keith H wrote a review Sep 2020
Wilmington, Delaware22 contributions2 helpful votes
This place was not only amazing as a historical site, but also as an inviting, peaceful, beautiful, warm and comfortable Inn. The owners/staff are warm and tend to your every need and make you feel like you are in their home or your home away from home. They are in the process of expanding the grounds and have a wonderful future ahead. It is amazing now, so I can't imagine what it will become soon. Thanks to all for a great stay. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Debra L wrote a review Aug 2020
Springfield, Virginia4 contributions
We stayed in the Washington Room. We first came for our 15th wedding anniversary and came back to celebrate our 25th as our one "outing" in the midst of the pandemic. Meander has been under new ownership since 2017 and we like the direction the new owners are taking it. They're very friendly and were very thoughtful about making sure our visit during the pandemic was safety conscientious. The Washington room had been recently renovated and they're doing the same to other rooms at their site.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: There's lots of moderately priced cottages with their own entry making a contactless visit...
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Cheryl S wrote a review Aug 2020
Alexandria, Virginia5 contributions
We had a wonderful stay in the Mr. Jefferson room in the main house. Rebecca, the innkeeper, made delicious breakfasts both days starting with the yogurt parfait to the farmer’s breakfast and the French toast! We added the mid-week wine package to our stay and were delighted with the picnic lunch that Rebecca prepared. There are so many wineries in the area, but we chose 5 to visit and appreciated the discount vouchers that we were given. I wish we could have spent several more days to explore the grounds at Meander and the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: August 2020
$146 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn & Tavern at Meander
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn & Tavern at Meander?
Nearby attractions include Cedar Mountain Battlefield (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn & Tavern at Meander?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn & Tavern at Meander?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn & Tavern at Meander?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Inn & Tavern at Meander?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn & Tavern at Meander?
Many travelers enjoy visiting James Madison's Montpelier (9.0 miles).