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“Gentle, elegant and delicious escape.”
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The Ashby Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Paris B&B and Inns
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Orlando, Florida
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“Gentle, elegant and delicious escape.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I visited Ashby Inn Restaurant in July 2011 while traveling on business. My meal was so memorable, I decided to bring my husband this summer to share the memory. We were guests in the Inn for 2 nights and dined in the restaurant one evening. We were also spoiled senseless for two complimentary breakfasts.

I could return year after year. First class service, fresh seasonal menu, well appointed rooms and courtesies. We arrived after a long day touring DC, hustling our bags up to the room in the rain We collapsed into overstuffed chairs and noticed a service of a local port on the coffee stand. Can you say THANKS, loudly!

We met the gardener in the morning and learned about the garden, the local farmers and could see her pride in her work. The grounds are lovely but not overdone... wandering is encouraged.

Our room, over the main building, had spectacular views. It felt like a studio apartment, antiques and nooks and crannies.

Our breakfasts (included with the overnight stay) were nothing short of spectacular. Homemade bread, sausage, jams... table side service was attentive and friendly. We sat in a sunny room at a linen covered table. We felt so special. Over the two days we tried 4 different breakfast selections - all great.

Dinner. What can I say... Visit the website and look for the Chef's blog. You can see for yourself the portions. We prefer to graze through a menu when we fine dine. Ashby's menu is well suited for just that. The starters are $3-5 and are enough for splitting - they are a taste - and boy do they taste GOOD! We followed by a soup and an appetizer. The soup was bright and served cold with a mix of "accessories" that added so much! As we finished, we were definitely satisfied without being full. Our dinner experience was just short of 2 hours long - and from the porch, we watched the sun tuck behind the ridge and watch the shadows grow long.

Even the locally made bath products warranted a purchase of their bath gel and lotion in the office. They were helpful pointing out vineyards and a local town with amazing views and antiquing.

Here's the take away. There is a saying, "people don't remember what you say, they remember how they make you feel." This is the best summary of this Inn and our experience. We still FEEL SPOILED and SPECIAL several months after our visit. Plan a visit and relax. This is a requisite activity! Oh, and no young children allowed in inn! A pleasant surprise!

Room Tip: Make sure you have a view of the hills in the back.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Perfect weather added to a perfect overnight stay. An easy drive from Washington, DC. Lovely lodgings- we stayed in the School House, two doors down from the Inn/Restaurant building. Secure and well-kept, country ease with urban standards. Dinner at the Restaurant was outdoors, great food and excellent service.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms in the School House have balconies with rocking chairs looking west.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We did not stay at Ashby, we stopped in only to try their lunch offerings. One word describes their food: Incredible. There were probably 10-12 menu offerings and 5-6 with wine pairings. First, the setting is gorgeous, beautifully located in the Virginia countryside in Paris.

We ate outside on the covered patio and from when were seated to the time we departed, we were treated quickly, respectfully and professionally.

We tried the pork belly sandwich and salad and both were top notch. The menu is pricey, but I would rather pay a bit more for something great than saving a few dollars for foods and service that were run-of-the mill.

We will go back soon to delve further into their inventive menu.

  • Stayed September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a review of the Ashby as a wedding venue. I came here for an intimate wedding of ~50 people and it was lovely. The ceremony was down on the expansive back lawn about 4pm with beautiful light, followed by cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, and 2 carving stations on the back patio. The food was amazing (especially the swordfish and fried everything). There were a few high tops, a few low tables and a bench, so it was definitely an intimate wedding. They shut the music down promptly at 9pm, but they let us have a giant bonfire (with chairs around a stone fire pit) on the back lawn (a corner of it) until well past midnight, which was awesome. The innkeepers were unobtrusive and provided perfect service and event management.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

From the location of the inn and it's view of the lovely countryside, the beautifully decorated room and comfy bed to the breakfast that looked like it was prepared for a picture in Gourmet magazine (and tasted as good as it looked), the Ashby Inn was everything we hoped for. Neal is a gracious host and it is apparent when you meet him that he loves what he does. There is great attention to detail visible throughout the inn itself and in the food preparation. One of the things we loved about our stay here was just driving around the roads surrounding Paris, Upperville and Delaplane, it was so picturesque and exciting to see what would be around the next turn in the road or crest of a hill. There are wineries to visit, wildlife too see,and estates that amaze. If you like a romantic getaway, with beauty that abounds this is your place.

Room Tip: The fan room was spacious, sunny and the bed very comfortable, dreamy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

A wonderful Labor Day get-away to Northern Virginia wine country found us at the lovely Ashby Inn for the weekend. We arrived late on the night of our check-in, and although the restaurant had stopped serving, they were kind enough to provide us with a cheese plate and a few glasses of wine to enjoy while we played Clue and Scrabble (their library room is perfect! So well appointed and cozy). We turned in to our room in the Old Schoolhouse (three doors down from the Inn proper) and were so pleasantly taken in by the gorgeous room (Glascock, on the top floor) - even prettier than in the pictures on the website! The next day we spent tooling around the countryside and visiting wineries, before returning for the night and a yummy dinner at the restaurant. Service and setting are both unimpeachable. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Last year's anniversary overnight at the Ashby Inn was so lovely, we decided to repeat it this year. It is so tranquil there, we check in on the dot at three o'clock. We stay in the Old Schoolhouse, which only has four rooms. Our private porch with its rocking chairs is terribly inviting; we invariably wind up there with a bottle of wine, and gaze out over the hills and gardens until it is time to go down to the restaurant for dinner.
The food is innovative and outstanding (and almost entirely local) and the wine pairings introduce us to new wines from around the world. The chef and sommelier are justifiably renowned. This far from Washington is not far enough that they do not have to be on top of their game, and they work very hard. There is not a false note on the dinner menu or in the presentation.
So, let's see... the beds are incredible, the baths are elegant and spacious, the long window seat and the wing chairs in front of the gas fireplace are comfy, there are books for a rainy day and a fridge for your snacks, a gift of Port in a decanter on the dresser for after dinner. The peace is absolute. Why would we go anywhere else?

Room Tip: Upper level rooms in the old schoolhouse have cathedral ceilings, which is very nice, but otherwise...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Ashby Inn
Address: 692 Federal St, Paris, VA 20130-1606
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Location: United States > Virginia > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ashby Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sitting at a crossroads of both time and location, The Ashby Inn & Restaurant exists as a tenant to history while offering a place for guests to dine and rest amidst the beauty and tranquility of the Virginia countryside. Situated at the cross-section of routes fifty and seventeen in the charming village of Paris, the inn includes ten guest accommodations on three acres of landscaped grounds that provide a view of Paris Mountain, Ashby Gap and Sky Meadows State Park. The restaurant prepares breakfast daily for all inn guests and is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday and for brunch and dinner on Sunday. The Ashby serves as a pastoral setting for weddings, special events, and retreats. Guests of the inn find no shortage of activities in the area to fill their time, including antiquing, bird watching, cycling, hiking, reading, shopping, and wine tasting. ... more   less 
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