After checking TripAdvisor.com for a recommendation for a good place to stay in Abingdon, we decided on White Birches Inn. It is a BB near downtown Abingdon where we were going to visit the Barter Theatre.
We arrived late (8:30 PM) and Michael took us to our room, gave a brief tour, and wanted to make a reservation for dinner for us before the restaurants close. After several choices we made our way to The Peppermill for an unforgettable dinner. Good Recommendation .
This is a quiet neighborhood ( no trains or big trucks ) and VERY comfortable and friendly surroundings. Beds very confortable in the O'Henry Suite, but the Tennessee Williams suite was much larger. i would try TW on our next trip.
Breakfast next morning was very good, well porportioned. What I like about BB's is the interesting conversation at breakfast. If you have never stayed at a BB it may seem like the wrong time to mingle with guests, but in our experience it is an excellent time to find out what is fun to do in the region and get recommendations on restaurants, tours, as well as other cities that might be interesting to visit. It is small conversation, but these travelers are very interesting to share experiences. Paulette and Michael are very conversational and they both make the guests feel very welcome in their home.
Now the backporch...it is the focal point of the home in my opinion. The porch is a room in the house, completely furnished, except there is one wall missing ! It is replaced by ferns, end tables, and other interesting items to watch!. THEN there is a nice walk-around garden area with fountain, table and chairs and even a small model train set weaving around the gardens. Very relaxing...
I have read 1 negative review, but I have NO idea where these people have stayed. It certainly didnt describe the White Birches INN ! These people have opened up there home for you to spend the night, and what a great experience. Thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White Birches Inn is the only bed & breakfast in Abingdon, VA that can offer you a king-size bed, in-room fireplace, oversized whirlpool tub, and a private walk-in tiled shower. Our personalized service and luxurious accommodations are a wonderfully inviting alternative to typical hotel lodging.Complementary beverages which include beer and wine. ... more less