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Lafayette Inn and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stanardsville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I spent the night in Dicey's Cottage at the Lafayette Inn and enjoyed the Chef's tasting dinner. Alan is a superb chef and very knowledgeable about the wines that he paired with each course. It was a lovely evening. The cottage was quaint and the whirlpool jet tub was very relaxing. We liked having a fireplace in the bedroom. The breakfast the next morning was delicious. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carolyn L
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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

Appreciated! Alan & Kaye

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a marvelous stay and dinner at the Lafayette Inn. We were impressed by the age and authenticity of this historic building as well as the antique furniture. Our room was quaint and comfortable. The 10 course tasting menu and wine pairing was a real luxury that we will forever remember. Alan was a knowledgeable and entertaining host. The service was excellent. We would recommend this for any special occasion or celebration.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

We appreciate your taking the time to review. Thanks- Alan & Kaye

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed at the Lafayette Inn, Stanardsville, the Jefferson Room on a Living Social deal. The room was very cold, we needed blankets around us to sit in the room. We told them about this and nothing was done. The chefs dinner was poor. Out of the ten dishes only 4 were good the other 6 were either cold, tough or over cooked. The extra day we added to our deal costed us over 200 dollars, not cost effective. The wine tasting was good.

Room Tip: Stay away from the Jefferson and the Monroe, cold and noisey
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tom C
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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

We are sorry to read your opinion changed so strongly from when we shared the evening together during the Chef Tasting. We try hard to meet and exceed our guests expectations- disappointed yours were not. Chef Alan

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Although the weather took a turn for the worst and many businesses were closing due to a snowstorm...Alan and Kaye went out of their way to make us feel most welcome. The food was fabulous and the wine selection/pairings were excellent. Due to the inclement weather we had the place nearly to ourselves and the service was extraordinary! The accommodations are just as they advertise and provisions are made for those discrepancies that could be annoying (such as, space heaters, extra blankets etc.) Very enjoyable visit!

Room Tip: The Monroe room was spacious but does face the road that goes through town.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited this B&B while travelling through Virginia. The room was very comfortable but needed a little updating. Having said that it was so charming to spend a night in such an old building. We discovered the next day that our room was haunted! The 10 course tasting menu with the wine pairings was beyond my expectations. The full breakfast and the champagne welcome were also a very nice touch. Alan and Kaye were very gracious hosts and I loved how Alan explained the hows and the whys of each course and matching wine. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Dinner with Chef Allan was incredible. The 11 courses with pairing with wine was Outstanding.
Wonderful room and love the atmosphere. Location is perfect for visiting the local wineries. A must experience for everyone.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rick N
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We arrived at the Lafayette Inn and were warmly welcomed by Kaye, the wife of Alan, the owners. After checking in, she took us to our room. She left, but returned after a few minutes with champagne and snacks. I had already done some research and thought I knew what to expect, but within the first fifteen minutes, everything was already exceeding my expectations. This inn has so much character! Built in 1840, it has a rich and varied history. The suite we stayed in was cozy and tastefully decorated. The bed was comfortable, and the gas fireplace was wonderful to keep the room cozy and warm on a chilly evening. Stanardsville is a small town, but there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. We didn't do any sightseeing or wine tastings at the many wineries in the area because the real reason for our stay was the ten course Chef Tasting. I have never had a three hour meal nor have I ever had a ten course meal. From beginning to end it was an experience I would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food paired with good wines. It was a true culinary experience. Highlights....the company, Alan's stories and descriptions in between courses, and of course, the real “stars,” the food and wine. FYI, these are in no particular order.

The next morning we returned to the dining room for more food. Guess what, we ate it all! I had French toast which was the best I’ve ever had. The outer covering of cinnamon sugar was caramelized and gave the toast a slightly crunchy texture. We left later that morning with memories of a wonderful stay at the Lafayette Inn.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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Location: United States > Virginia > Stanardsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stanardsville
Price Range: $162 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lafayette Inn and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trip Advisor "Travelers Choice" for both the Inn and Restaurant. * Award winning restaurant- on site. * Happy Hour- Fridays & Saturdays 4pm-6pm on the Upper Deck (May-Oct) * Gourmet Burgers * Ice Cream- Rated on of the top in Virginia * Sunday Brunch * Local craft beer, cider, wines as well as full bar service. ... more   less 
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