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“Wonderful, Warm, Worthwhile” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 1 Star Tannery B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful, Warm, Worthwhile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

If you haven't visited Pembroke Springs B&B in Star Tannery you are missing out. This is the place to go to totally release, relax, and let go. The owners have created a lovely 5-room lodge, complete with Japanese baths overlooking the beautiful Shenandoah hill country. Forget the cell, IPhone, laptop, etc. Just chill out, enjoy the mellow ambience, and the hospitality of the owners. Also great for kids as they can roam free, walk with the dogs, play with the kitty, visit the geese, ducks and chickens and watch the deer and rabbits feed. This is a lovely, comfortable home and the Japanese hostess/owner is a fabuolous cook to boot. A truly great place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Room Tip: All five rooms are beautifully furnished with American and Japanese antiques.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Wow, I am difficult to impress, but this was so super nice! The hosts did a great job making it resemble a piece of Japan in the middle of Virginia. I loved the baths, loved the room, the Japanese breakfast, the animal pen with peacocks, the forest trails:) It is just 1.5 hrs away from D.C., yet you feel like you are transported into another time and place. The silence is almost deafening - exactly the way I like it after a crazy week in the city. We stayed in Oak Room - highly recommend it as is has its own porch and a beautiful view of the forest.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Pembroke Springs Retreat is located about 120 miles west of Washington DC. It has five lovely rooms with full baths, 2 fabulous large Japanese baths, and a view of North Mountain worth writing home about. There are well marked trails throughout the property for hiking, a tennis court, and fishing pond. If you make reservations for Wednesday or Friday Taeko prepares a lovely dinner...we had a tasty Japanese chicken and shrimp curry, mahi mahi ceviche with edamame, tea, and carrot cake. The breakfast is fabulous! It was grilled salmon, steamed acorn squash, a bit of asparagus and tomato, a slice of frittata type egg, and best of all the bowl of rice with instructions on how to beat up a raw egg with soy sauce and pouring it over the rice, a seaweed salad, and seaweed wafers...it was outstanding and made you feel very well nourished. After a hike into the mountain and one more soaking in the bath, we left feeling very happy and refreshed. Taeko, Walter, Lisa, and Yoko were just wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pembroke Springs Retreat
Address: 6238 Wardensville Grade, Star Tannery, VA 22654-1852
Location: United States > Virginia > Star Tannery
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Star Tannery
Number of rooms: 5

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