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Federal Crest Inn

1101 Federal St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-3018
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lynchburg
Relax, rock on the front porch of this stately mansion in a quiet, historic district. Enjoy the friendly hosts, en-suite fireplaces & private baths, plus fabulous breakfasts. Great nearby restaurants, Civil War & historic attractions, antiquing, Blue Ridge Mts., golfing, etc. Close to many colleges.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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agvitalo wrote a review Sep 2017
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Ann and Phil Ripley were most welcoming innkeepers, offering a lovely room and delicious breakfasts at their Federal Crest Inn for our 2 night stay in Lynchburg, which has much to explore and enjoy with our grandchildren in a future visit.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
happycamperkz wrote a review Sep 2017
Tampa, Florida5 contributions
We absolutely loved staying here! Phil and Ann are so sweet and friendly. The breakfast was beautiful and delicious. The house was large and very unique. We couldn't have asked for a better B&B stay!!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
AnnfromLynchburg wrote a review Aug 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States28 contributions5 helpful votes
Ann and Phil Ripley who own the magnificent 1909 Federal Crest B&B could not have been more accommodating. We had approximately 50 guests and a jazz trio with most food catered by a Rivermont restaurant. If you are looking for a reception venue or a lovely place to stay, check out the Federal Crest Inn on Federal Street, Lynchburg.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
Debbi A wrote a review Apr 2017
Midlothian, Virginia15 contributions
We arrived at Federal Crest around 4:00 in the afternoon just as the sun was shining through the large beveled windows on the stair landing across from the foyer causing prismatic rainbows to float across the room. What an entry! The whole house was magnificent and well appointed without seeming cluttered. We loved our room, The Blue Spruce, with it's canopied bed and luxurious jetted tub. With the adjoining porch/room including a pull-out sofa, it worked perfectly for our daughter who was with us as we joined her for the last weekend of her on-site classes with the Liberty Online Master's program. Phil and Ann were gracious hosts and we loved getting to know them. They were so accommodating, even to the extent of serving an early breakfast for our daughter and a later one for us. It was a feast for both the eyes and palette. Definitely up there as one of our favorite B&B's!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Theonlyjonboy wrote a review Apr 2017
Portland, Oregon39 contributions22 helpful votes
We found Ann and Phil to be very hospitable from the moment we made phone inquiries to the point of our departure. We were given guidance in sightseeing and an overview of the history of the house. Breakfast was beautifully presented with local blooming flowers decorating the table and our plates. We appreciated the quiet and our room arrangement with the sitting porch attached. While the bedding, bathroom, and floors were spiffed, areas out of the way needed some attention. Although this B & B would likely benefit from having someone come in to do a top to bottom cleaning/dusting as well as replace some of the artificial flowers, much more serious is the significant deferred maintenance on the exterior of the building. For example, the railing around the front porch is decaying, and I would suggest the the railing down the back steps, because of the rotten wood, is a definite safety hazard.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The Magnolia Suite is light and cheerful. The sitting room/porch is great.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Crest Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Federal Crest Inn?
Nearby attractions include Amazement Square (0.6 miles), Old City Cemetery (0.6 miles), and Riverwalk Trail (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Federal Crest Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Federal Crest Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Federal Crest Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Federal Crest Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shoemakers American Grille, El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, and Waterstone Fire Roasted Pizza.
Is Federal Crest Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Lynchburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Federal Crest Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Point of Honor (0.8 miles) and Historic Sandusky (3.4 miles).