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“Cozy, convenient, tasty” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Little Orleans Lodge
Falls Church, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy, convenient, tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here in July as we biked down the C and O, and glad I did. There are few lodging options in Little Orleans, and this one fits the bill. A one time hostel, the place has B and B feel and service. Other reviews are accurate in their description of the level of hospitality: guests that arrived shortly before us were treated to ice cream and a trip into a nearby town, and he keeps a fridge stocked with drinks. The shower water is just right, and the beds very comfortable. One downside is that there are trains that pass through the area regularly during the night which could keep you awake; just shut the bedroom window and you'll sleep like a baby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wanderlustDC
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Little Orleans Lodge is a one-of-a-kind operation that defies categorization. Sort of exactly halfway between a B&B and a motel. Steve and the two other gentlemen running this place are gracious hosts with a wealth of stories between them, and they serve up a world-class breakfast. Please understand before coming here that you will not be getting your own room with a door to shut out the world (unless this has been specifically arranged). And that there are "Rules" posted on the wall. However, this does not dtract from the charm in any way. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom was clean and the price was excellent. If you are biking, ask the elderly gentleman at the breakfast table for his secret shortcut over the old railroad tracks that will save you 2 miles of the Towpath. Also, don't forget to drop in at Bill's Place for a T-bone steak and a cold beer, all for under $15 (Quentin Tarantino movie atmosphere included).

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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4 Thank shurjo_sen
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Dagsboro, Delaware
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Steve was able to arrange for a shuttle from DC to above Paw Paw for us and our bikes on June 11. We were going down to DC to Alexandria. We learned a lot about the area on our ride up and given more information about the C&O Canal. We had a lovely room on the second floor and cold beers in the fridge. Great to sit on porch and overlook grounds. As it had rained a lot the previous week we were very muddy and the hot shower was terrific. Breakfast was very good along with a lot of history provided while we ate. Would definitely recommend for a respite after a day of biking.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Peppercreek
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Little Orleans Lodge on our bike trip from DC to Pittsburgh in early June, because of very bad weather and wide spread talk of a predicted approaching tornado with high winds and giant hail coming from the west. The lodge is 1/2 mile from the trail, after finding Bill's place all locked up. Our room was quaint and beautiful, fabulous spacious bath, cold beer or wine, and a deck overlooking the grounds. Steve and John are very friendly and a great resource about the local area. We left filled with an excellent breakfast and some great stories. Would definitely recommend staying at the Lodge. use of laundry facilities is a nice benefit as well. The powerful storm finally did arrive at 7:30 the next morning and we were so glad that we not in the process of breaking our camp at that time. The trail was quite littered with debris for several miles when we finally were able to start on the trail, about 10:00. Happy trails to you!

Gary and Pam

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank gary and pam j
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed at Little Orleans Lodge on our bike trip from DC to Pittsburgh. the lodge is 1/2 mile for the trail and a stop at Bill's Place is a must. Our room was beautiful, fabulous spacious bath, deck overlooking the grounds.
Steve andJohn are very friendly and a great resource about the local area. The evening flew by and we left filled with an excellent breakfast and some great stories.
Would definitely recommend staying at the Lodge. use of laundry facilities a nice benefit as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank fmcarne
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Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Little Orleans Lodge is a quaint lodge just off of the C&O Canal with a very friendly owner and caretaker who took good care of us while biking the C&O Canal. We enjoyed our stop into "town" at the one and only "Bill's Place," and came back for an evening on one of the outdoor decks. We enjoyed Steve and John's hospitality and meeting other guests. I thought it was all part of the C&O Canal experience - a rustic lodge vs. a fancy hotel where we may not have had such a memorable time. I'd recommend Little Orleans Lodge to those who want a nice place to visit in the country while hiking or biking the C&O Canal. Steve sent us off with a great full breakfast in our bellies and nice hot coffee to start the day. Nice stop, very convenient, and enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Valerie O
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California
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126 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

A friend and I were cycling the C&O Towpath and booked this lodge as it is close to the trail. No one likes to add miles at the end of the day to get somewhere! We weren’t quite sure what to expect in a town with a population of under 50 people. We were pleasantly surprised to find a clean, rustic, kind of cute lodge with two wonderfully helpful, hospitable hosts – Steve and John. We had the upstairs rooms with a shared bathroom and a sitting area between as well as a deck overlooking the expansive back yard and woods. It is a quiet, peaceful, sleepy little place and made getting a good night’s sleep pretty easy! The lodge itself is pretty much what a modest country lodge should be – lots of wood, cozy, relatively inexpensive and charming. John happily did our laundry for $3.00 (we are thankful for that!), they offered to drive us to Bill’s place (The only place to eat in town), but we decided to walk as it was a perfect early summer evening. Their friendly dog (Brandy I think her name was), walked us all the way to Bill’s! I’d swear she was showing us the way! There’s a refrigerator with drinks, water and beer with a birdhouse on top to put money in – pay what you think it’s worth. That was great. In the morning, we were served freshly made French toast (Steve makes bread!), bacon, juice and coffee and for the first time I’ve ever experienced at a B&B, the hosts ate with us and kept us entertained with good conversation and awesome trail advice (all of which we took! John – we got our shots at Third Base!). And they have WiFi which is a plus! I would not hesitate to stay there again – we were totally comfortable! If you are looking for modern or Victorian – this is not the place for you. If you are looking for something with character and friendly folks, this IS the place for you!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank pvfamily
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Property: Little Orleans Lodge
Address: 12814 Appel Rd SE, Little Orleans, MD 21766-1501
Location: United States > Maryland > Little Orleans
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Little Orleans
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Little Orleans Hotel Little Orleans

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