My wife and I made a reservation for a room and dinner for a Saturday evening. Since we did not allow much lead time we were not surprised that only one room was available. However, when we arrived we discovered "the Loft" was a dark area over the stables which reeked with all of the attendant aromas you would expect in a horse barn. We left immediately and advised we could not stay in such surroundings and were graciously refunded our deposit.
We agreed to honor our dinner reservation in the main dining room. At the appointed hour we were promptly seated facing a window which probably had a nice view, but since it was dark there was nothing to see. Dinner was a disappointment. The Caesar salad was warm and limp, the entre was fine but nothing to rave about. The dessert; a warm cheesecake totally lacking in taste or character, was inedible. Refrigeration must be in short supply at the Inn at Kelly's Ford.
In addition we were subject to an annoying battle of the bands. The floor vibrated from the music being played in the pub area below and uncomfortably conflicted with the music being played in the main dining room.
The bottom line is: The Inn at Kelly's Ford is not deserving of a return trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn at Kelly´s Ford is your entry to the casual elegance of Virginia´s historic Hunt Country.Located on the historical site of the Kelly´s Ford Civil War Battlefield, the Inn is set on 150 acres, part of a larger 500-acre estate. Join us for the perfect getaway, or plan your wedding or an invigorating company event. All just a short side-trip from Washington, DC.Come year-round to enjoy the rolling hills and flowing Rappahannock River. Steep yourself in the region´s rich heritage. Revitalize your senses... go hiking, camping, horseback riding, biking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing or enjoy a round of golf at any one of five nearby courses.Bask in the cordial hospitality offering you or your organization, thoroughly luxurious lodging and fine dining in a casual, elegant setting.Directions:Only one hour from Washington DC, 45 minutes from Washington Dulles Airport, and 8 minutes from Culpeper County Airport .From the Washington Beltway take I-66 West for 20 miles to Exit 43A (Rte. 29). Go south for 26.25 miles on Rte. 29 to Elkwood. Turn left on Kelly´s Ford Road (Rte. 674) and go 5 miles to Edwards Shop Road (Rte. 620), then go 1/2 mile on Edwards Shop Road, where you will find the Inn at Kelly´s Ford on the left. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Kelly`s Ford Hotel Remington