Waking up and going out on your own private porch and watching the horses; with frosty snorts, being turned out onto this huge (like my whole NE town would fit in with room to spare!) pasture framed with a river in the background. Tired of dealing with family Christmas in TN and being a bit of a civil war buff. I was looking for places in N VA to stay and chill. Reservations were genteel and accommodating. Had a great cozy dinner and went over to the place I was staying in. The room has a fireplace and it work! In the bathroom there was a huge tub, jacuzzi? with unlimited hot water. There was a divider between the bath and the room and when opened allowed me to see both the TV and the fire...did I mention all the hot water? Properly boiled I headed for a huge bed and tried to watch ESPN update but fell asleep. Drove around battlefields the next day, and there are a number of them. Stopped at some outa the way roadside store and went in to grab a diet coke and there was someone who we have all seen in many movies, when he thanked the cashier the voice was unmistakable. The cashier thanked "Bobby?" and when I asked about him, the cashier told me he lived in the area along with others of his ilk!?! Even in winter the area is really easy on the eyes. Back to the Ford and more great food, with an attentive wait staff. I do not really know about the alcohol that was being served as I do not drink, but I did not have to wait for refills of my diet coke. I stayed for a few more days, and my rather extensive list of newspapers were there at my door in the morning. Staff was excellent, although I kept wanting to finish their sentences. A lot of Civil War battlefields toward #95 are surrounded by development and one has few reference points as to how the battle developed. Amazingly the owners have resisted the lure of subdivision/shopping mall money and Kelly's Ford seems intact as a result. Kelly's Ford is the start of a military campaign by the South that will end with Gettysburg. It was wonderful to muse these thoughts as I sat next to a crackling fire in my room.
- 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 138 acres along the Rappahannock River. Join us for the perfect getaway, or plan your wedding or an invigorating company event. All just a short side-trip from Washington, DC. Enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, biking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing provided by our on-site Equestrian Center. The Inn has 13 unique accommodations including 6 cottage suites, 2 main house suites, three off-site houses as well as a Loft and Silo! ... more less
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- Inn At Kelly`s Ford Hotel Remington