First of all, the Inn keepers at the Inn at Hans Meadow have obviously traveled before. All the little comforts from home are in your room. Q-Tips, body lotion, more than enough toilet paper, they have you covered! The grounds are beautiful!!!! And as an animal lover, I was thrilled to see that they are caring for the two cats who "came with" the Inn. Next, my husband was sick when we were traveling (head cold) and the owner offered to take him breakfast in bed!!! I was afraid that with him sleeping in he would miss breakfast, but there is no set time and no set menu!!! That woman is a whiz in the kitchen!!! Name it, she'll make it, if she doesn't know it (which I don't know how she couldn't) she will find it. I wouldn't let her take him breakfast in bed, I didn't want him to get that spoiled. And to my title...scones. I am not a fan of scones (well, wasn't) but bananas Foster scones!!!! WHO DOES THAT!!!!! Mrs. Swope (sorry...Lisa) does that's who! I am so spoiled now that I don't want to try scones from anywhere else!!! I have never stayed anywhere else before that made you feel like family. For as beautiful as the Inn is, for as lovely the antiques, you don't feel like you can't touch anything. It has the charm but not the museum feel. It just feels like you are coming home. I am now finding myself looking for reasons to go to Virginia. I am not a native of the area and it was a fluke that we ended up at the Inn, but I need to go back! I feel like I have left a dear old friend and I need to get back to visit. Lisa and Pam (yes, first name basis with the owners, that is how they treat everyone) understand the weary traveler, they understand that you are far from your own home, and they go out of their way to make you feel at home without seeming to be going out of their way. You are not their guest being at the Inn, you are a friend that they didn't know they had until you showed up. And you leave knowing that they will remember your name when you come back. And there will be a when, this is not the kind of place that is just a quick stop or a random place to rest your head. This is the kind of place that you plan your next trip around to make sure you go back! There are a ton of stories that Lisa and Pam have yet to tell, and I really need to hear them all. They are not just inn keepers, they are not just business owners, they are friends, friends that I'm so happy to have met. So to all other B&B's out there, visit the Inn at Hans Meadow, see how having an Inn is done right!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic 163 year old mansion is one of the areas finest Bed and Breakfasts. Located in Christiansburg VA, the heart of the New River Valley, the inn is close to several area attractions such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blacksburg VA (home of Virginia Tech) and Radford VA (home of Radford University). The Inn is the perfect place for romantic weekends, corporate meetings, receptions and the wedding of your dreams. Corporate and extended stay rates available. Offering free high speed wireless internet service, flat screen LED televisions, deluxe breakfasts and afternoon goodies all help make The Inn at Hans Meadow the perfect place to stay while in Virginia! ... more less