Thistle Ridge is located on a quiet country road in Bridgewater. The location and scenery were very peaceful.
Upon arriving, Scott and Dixie (innkeepers) welcomed us in and made us feel very comfortable. They showed us to our room (Blue cottage) & informed us to check back in the main house at 8pm each night for yummy snacks and a pitcher of nice cold ice water (it was hot out!). Dixie made a homemade cake the first day and cookies the next (yum!). For our convenience (in the main house), there was a stocked mini fridge with drinks, a basket with treats, and a hot pot to make hot tea, if we wanted to.
Our room was very clean and comfortable. We had a king-sized bed with a very comfy (not too hard nor soft) mattress. The linens were soft & the bedding accented the room well. There were nice little touches everywhere we looked - including the little fireplace in our room.
The bathroom offered a decent-sized two-person tub. That room, too, was nicely decorated.
At night, my husband and I would sit in the main house, enjoy a glass of wine, and play cards. Very homey and comfy.
We did not have cable, though we drove a few miles downtown and grabbed movies from Redbox.
The B & B does have internet.
Recommendation for a good place to eat dinner...Francesco's on the main street in Bridgewater. Very good!
Dixie made a wonderful breakfast both mornings we were there. No one leaves hungry!
If you are looking for a nice, quiet, relaxing, country getaway run by very nice people, this place comes highly recommended. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic getaway in the Shenandoah Valley. Quiet, peaceful property near nature, colleges, golf, skiing, and wineries. Chauffeured winery tours available and Virginia wine on premises. ... more less