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Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 6 Afton B&B and Inns
Culpeper, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“wonderful getaway, great location”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have just returned from a two night stay at Le Bleu Ridge b&b. Everything about this experience was perfect, from our clean, well-decorated room (we stayed in the cottage) to the delicious--and healthy!--breakfasts prepared by Danielle, to the delightful hosts who were so welcoming. We chose the cottage because of its separation from the main house, but also because it offers a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeepot, plus a king-size bed and very nice tv (not that we watched much tv--too much to do!). The cottage has its own bathroom with a standup shower, and bed/bath linens smell so clean and fresh, and are fantastically soft and cozy (also all the soaps and shampoos smell wonderful and very spa-like). The cottage also has its own deck with an amazing view of the mountains which, when we were there, were peaking with fall color. The breakfasts are served in the main house dining room, and when we were there included offerings such as fresh fruit, homemade muffins, crepes, frittatas, and poached eggs in a spinach cream sauce. Everything was fantastically well-prepared, and made with healthy, often locally-sourced, ingredients. The coffee was locally roasted, the eggs were from down the road, and the baked goods were created with thoughtfulness and attention to going "above and beyond" the norm (for instance, using spelt flour, flax seed, buckwheat etc.). As others have mentioned, there is a winery literally steps from your door (Flying Fox).

Hosts Danielle and Marcel were charming, gracious, helpful and always eager to see that your every need was met. They seemed well-equipped to handle any type of dietary concerns or restrictions, and asked us when we arrived if we had any such requests (we didn't--we eat everything!).

Almost as great as the b&b is its location in Nelson County on Rt. 151--we were just about in the middle of the array of great wineries, craft breweries, and cideries in the area. Try them all! We especially enjoyed Afton Mountain winery (gorgeous views and great wine) and Devil's Backbone brewery. A new cider company had opened while we were there (Bold Rock) and it was great to chat with the people there and share in their enthusiasm for their great adventure. Also nearby is a very nice cheese and wine shop (Basic Necessities) and a small grocery that features many locally-grown products.

This weekend was exactly what we needed to unwind from a stressful work life. We're already making plans to go back at least twice--once with friends, and another time all by ourselves to attempt to recreate the great great experience we had. Probably hard to do, but you can't blame us for trying! Thank you so much Marcel and Danielle for making this one of the best short getaways we've ever had.

Room Tip: We loved the cottage but got to see all the rooms in the house--all are beautiful and well-appointed...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had absolutely wonderful experience staying at Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast. The surroundings are beautiful, rooms are updated and tastefully decorated, breakfast is excellent. The owners are very friendly people who make you feel you are staying with the family. There is small but very good wine tasting facility on the property. Highly recommend to everybody.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Fairfax
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

My husband and I decided to spend Memorial Day weekend exploring the Charlottesville area. I found a recommendation for Le Bleu on the Blue Mountain Brewery website. We were delighted that the owners did not require two night reservations (even on a holiday weekend) because we could only stay one night due to our work schedules. Danielle and Marcel were excellent hosts, and they graciously checked us in two hours early. We stayed in the Sunset Room, which was very clean and spacious. We spent the day hiking at the nearby Humpback Mountains and wine tasting at local wineries (Flying Fox - located on Le Bleu Ridge premises - had the best local wine; Pollak was another favorite winery). Before we left, we enjoyed a delicious three course breakfast - including yummy muffins, local breads, fruit, vegetable frittata, sausage, homemade jam and ketchup, and watermelon grenata. We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

The house was lovely, and in a perfect, central location for visiting several of the area's best wineries and breweries, including Flying Fox--literally next door--which had exceptional wines. Danielle and Marcel were gracious, excellent hosts and the breakfasts they prepared were exceptional.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Troy, New York
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Fantastic hosts, wonderful breakfasts, very comfortable rooms and exceptional natural beauty.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Highland, Maryland
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

My husband and I travel to Charlottesville every two weeks for business. There was some major event going on Friday night and everything was sold out. I eventually found vacancy at the Le Blue Ridge and we are so glad I did. We felt that we had escaped into a very calm peaceful place. The delectable five course breakfast was a huge surprise. We felt so pampered! At first my husband was disappointed that there was no shower but he ended up really enjoying his bath with the window open and the smell of fresh cut grass. It forced him to slow down and enjoy the moment. We are definitely going back! Le Blue Ridge is definitely a labor of love for Danielle and Marcel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Derwood, Maryland
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

My wife and I went to Le Bleu Ridge for her 30th bday. The building and surround lands were beautiful and scenic (we did get perfect weather!) Danielle and Marcel were outstanding hosts with Danielle serving wonderfully tasty and filling homemade breakfasts each morning. We were full until dinner!! Nearby we were able to do some hiking in the Blue Mountains, dining at The Devil's Backbone brewery (recommended!), visited some wineries, and got over to Charlottesville for dining and visiting Monticello. We stayed in the loft room in the main building and it was great! Clean and spacious and well-equipped. The bathroom features a clawfoot tub (but no shower!) And the view from the windows was fantastic. It was a lovely and relaxing trip and we would highly recommend visiting Danielle and Marcel at Le Blue Ridge!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Address: 27 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA 22920-3132
Location: United States > Virginia > Afton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Afton
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We will be delighted to welcome you at Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast: “Your Healthy Homey Hospitality in the Virginian Blue Ridge Mountains”. We offer organic and comfy beds in the cute Mankin House cottage, the romantic Blue Moon Room, or the Sunset Room, and delicious breakfasts made with fresh, organic local and seasonal ingredients. Our holistic approach extends to all elements surrounding our guests’ stay: whether it is the mattress you dream in, the wood floor you walk on, the water you drink, etc. We cater to everyone, but we distinguish ourselves in our ability to accommodate guests with special dietary needs, such as diabetes, gluten allergies, food and environmental sensitivities. Le Bleu Ridge is located inside the former Page House Estate, 1840, on the Nelson County 151 trail in Nelson County. Our neighbors include The Flying Fox Tasting Room, wineries, breweries, local restaurants, and local farmers. Virginia is for Lovers… Le Bleu Ridge is where they sleep! ... more   less 

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