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Welbourne
Ranked #5 of 8 Middleburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Make sure to ask the dogs be taken in at night - barked/howled incessantly until 2:00! With minimal apology from our hostess, her subsequent response was quite rude - turning on her heel in my mid-sentence and walking away, muttering unkindly. It was our wedding anniversary - she knew this because our children had attempted (unsuccessfully) to enlist her help in delivering a bottle of champagne to our room - and we had stayed there on our honeymoon. Graciousness was not what we experienced.

Room Tip: take the term "faded elegance" seriously
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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WelbourneInn, Owner at Welbourne, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2012

Dear Deb F,

First and foremost, thank you for your review and for returning to Welbourne. We appreciate your business and your candid feedback. Please accept our humblest apologies for the dogs keeping you awake, as it is not our practice to let them out at night. It is most unfortunate that they did get out, and we can assure you that this will not happen again. Because of this inconvenience, it is important to note that as both an apology and a gesture of our appreciation for your business, we let you discount your room rate as you saw fit. We apologize if you felt that any of this attempt to make amends was at all rude--that was not our intention. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding. We have certainly learned a valuable lesson from this experience, and we will use your feedback as a tool to strengthen our business going forward. Thank you.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Loved it. Horses and dogs galore. True hunt country estate in the shabby chic vernacular.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Welbourne recently and were extremely impressed. Nat and Sherry are one of a kind, and we fell in love with them instantly. Staying here, like other reviewers have mentioned, is a trip back in time. The "faded elegance" is endearing, and the breakfast is delicious and generous. Cocktail hour by the fire, with a visit from Bush (Nat's neighbor from Kentucky, and a character himself) and the dogs lounging in the living room was so much fun we barely wanted to leave for our dinner reservation in town. Our trip around the farm the next morning was beautiful, and I can't wait to convince Nat to take me around in his old pick-up truck when he feeds the horses the next time we come. He cares for them individually, with notes about each one on a piece of scrap paper he caries in his pocket. He is a gem, and so is Welbourne.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Spent last night here. What a great place! I'm adding a lot of pictures which should do the place more justice than my description. A wonderful old house, first built in 1770-something, and added onto for the next 60 years. Has been in the same family since that time. Hosts are very welcoming and friendly and really know the area. Highly recommended. They caution that the charm is "faded elegance". If that appeals, go enjoy! If not, I'm sure there is a Hilton somewhere nearby. You'll only be 15 minutes from some of the best vineyards and apple picking in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ericmorrow
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

If you or a friend are looking for a relaxed weekend I suggest that you should stay at Welbourne. There Is so much history on that plantation that you would day evening. You can go out walking on the 580 acres and see deer and retired horses. There are many nice hounds
that are the nicest that you will ever meet. I really recommend this place if you are looking for time to relax.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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1  Thank Thisismylife
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. Nat and Sherry welcomed us into their family's home that is full of history, family relics and gently used antiques. The evening cocktails took us back to a time where people lived without electricity and the Civil War was in full swing. It may have been Nat's Manhattans, but I swear there were actually Confederate soldiers camped on the lawn and a witty New Yorker talking about the absorbency of bath towels?!? Our days were spent hiking the farm, playing fetch with our lab and Nat & Sherry's hounds, reading on the porch and walking around Middleburg. It is definitely worth taking the time to explore the stunning views on the farm while visiting with the 80 retired racehorses living on the property. Outside of heavenly breakfasts at Welbourne, Hunters Head in Upperville was our favorite spot for food. Nat and Sherry were also more than happy to recommend shops and additional places to visit suited to our tastes. We highly recommend Welborne for a quiet getaway in the country.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

Just stayed for three nights at Welbourne over Easter weekend and loved every minute of it. Peaceful, antique filled and very private with lots of friendly dogs. Our room was on the second floor and it was huge, light-filled and charming. Spent lots of time on the back porch filled with rocking chairs relaxing. It was like being in another century and I mean that in a good way. We loved it and hope to be back very soon. Highly recommended to the traveler who wants an escape from it all in beautiful Virginia countryside.

The only problem was trouble with the shower. It was a hand held but no shower curtain so I was afraid to spray water all over the bathroom but this is a very tiny and minor point that had no impact on our experience.

Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 22314 Welbourne Farm Ln, Middleburg, VA 20117-3939
Location: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Middleburg
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Middleburg
Price Range: $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Welbourne Hotel Middleburg

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