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Foster Harris House

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#2 of 7 B&Bs in Washington
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.7
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Farsi, German
5.0
825 reviews
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Foster Harris House comes highly recommended for its exceptional service, with guests frequently lauding Klaus's warm and meticulous care, often accompanied by delightful homemade cookies. The hotel's atmosphere is repeatedly deemed charming and inviting, making guests feel at home from the moment they step in. Cleanliness is a standout feature, with travelers noting the pristine conditions of both rooms and common areas. Amenities, including gourmet breakfasts and handy cell phones, add to the hotel's appeal, while the comfort and elegance of the rooms ensure a cozy stay, all at a value that guests appreciate.
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Economical
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding
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Beryl B wrote a review Dec 2023
Washington5 contributions1 helpful vote
Foster Harris House is a very comfortable, attractive but more economical alternative to staying at the costly Inn at Little Washington in order to dine at the justly famous restaurant. The room was very pleasant, the view was lovely, the breakfast was delicious and the service by Klaus, the host, was genial and very helpful. I inadvertently left a pair of shoes in the room after we departed, and Klaus promptly mailed them to me. We'd certainly stay at Foster Harris House again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 7, 2024
Dear BerylB Thank you so very much for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting and spending some time with you and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again soon. Best wishes, Klaus
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mal23one wrote a review Dec 2023
Vienna, Virginia3 contributions
Clause was great. Accommodations and attention to detail were more than we anticipated. Perfect getaway at a great rate. I will come back here. Shout out to the chef. Breakfast was great especially the ginger scones and coffee.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 7, 2024
Dear mal23one, You are saying it all with few, but effective words. I love it and am looking forward to your next visit. Thank you and best wishes, Klaus
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JoanMG wrote a review Nov 2023
Rockville, Maryland24 contributions10 helpful votes
Our stay at the Foster Harris House was amazing. FHH is charming in every detail and in easy walking distance to both the Inn at Little Washington and Paddy O's. Our room was beautiful and comfortable; we stayed in the Compton Room. From my first phone call with Klaus, he was delightful and engaged in helping me plan the weekend. The breakfasts were terrific; I adored the ginger scones! We look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Jan 7, 2024
Dear JoanMG Thank you very much for your complimentary comments. It was my pleasure to meeting and serving you. We were honored that you spend your important Birthday weekend at our Foster Harris House. Please come back soon. Best wishes, Klaus
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GBenson wrote a review Nov 2023
Rockville, Maryland4 contributions3 helpful votes
Klaus and Giselle are great! Make sure to stay for the Sunday morning breakfast … it is something special. Relaxing and friendly environment. Very clean with everything you need at your fingertips.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Jan 7, 2024
Dear GBenzon, Short and sweet, thank you very much for your kind review. We love what we are doing. We are enjoying the interaction with all our interesting guests and feedback like yours is most motivating to us. Please come back again soon. Best wishes, Klaus and Gisele
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VanillaThunder wrote a review Nov 2023
DC8 contributions2 helpful votes
Very quaint, country-style inn, in the heart of Washington, VA. We had multiple rooms while visiting family for Thanksgiving, and everyone was more than pleased with the rooms. The breakfast is elaborate and fantastic (it's the only meal they offer, I believe). Very good, fresh food -- local coffee, too (can't recall the name of the roaster in nearby Sperryville, VA). And the service is excellent: Klaus the innkeeper is engaging and funny, and gives the whole experience a European flair. Ken the chef is also great: ginger scones, eggs benedict, etc. Recommend highly.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Jan 7, 2024
Dear VanillaThunder Your detailed review is truly an significant compliment to us.. Thank you so very much. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Foster Harris House. Please do let us know as soon as you are ready to return. Best wishes, Klaus
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Peg K wrote a review Nov 2023
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Our visit to Foster Harris House was special as soon as we walked in the door. In Klaus’s absence ( Family event) we were met by Ken, the assistant manager/chef. Ken was a very gracious host. Breakfast was delicious and the Inn was immaculate. We would definitely return to Foster Harris House !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Klaus Peters, Owner at Foster Harris House
Responded Nov 27, 2023
Dear Peg K, Thank you very much for your very kind review. Thank you for selecting our Foster Harris House for your important Birthday and Anniversary celebration. We are very pleased that you enjoyed yourself and frankly, so did Ken and I meeting and serving you. Best wishes, Klaus
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Joel N wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had very special birthday to celebrate and wanted to stay at a B&B that was equally special. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice of the Foster Harris House. The accommodations were perfect, the breakfast was outstanding, and our host couldn't do enough for us. We look forward to returning for future events.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Joel N, We were honored that you selected our Foster Harris House for your important birthday celebration, and we feel fortunate, that we met your expectations. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Klaus
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Chris S wrote a review Oct 2023
29 contributions98 helpful votes
What a sensational escape. Klaus could not have been more welcoming during our stay. He was the perfect host, engaging, caring and warm. We loved the inn, and the breakfast was sensational. The location was just down the street from the Inn and Little Washington where we had an amazing dinner. It didn’t feel like we were cutting corners by staying with Klaus instead of at the Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed our breakfast and service. Personally, I feel fortunate to meet many interesting and enjoyable guests every week. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Klaus
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Jim C wrote a review Oct 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely small inn in a beautiful country setting and hour and quarter from DC. Our room was spacious with nice views of the blue ridge foothills. Our host was gracious, and the breakfast, especially the scones, was superb.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Dear Jim C, Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you are planning to stay with us again during your next visit to Little Washington. Best wishes, Klaus
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Alice wrote a review Sep 2023
Arlington, Virginia1 contribution
Foster Harris House is lovely and comfortable. Klaus, the owner, is the most gracious host who makes a fabulous breakfast and delicious coffee. The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside and excellent restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Dear Alice, Thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. Please return soon, Best wishes, Klaus
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$409 - $516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesVirginiaRappahannock CountyWashington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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