We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“What a find!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Inn at Gristmill Square
Ranked #1 of 5 Warm Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
williamsburg, va
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed July 1, 2010

Arrived at our inn after a full day of sightseeing, very ready to relax…and relax we did! Everything was low key and pleasant. The restaurant connected with the inn was a former gristmill, and the rooms were in several adjacent buildings. Ours was a former hardware store, and it faced the former miller’s house. A unique set-up, with each room different…we actually had a suite, with a separate sitting room, which was really nice (the Craven Room). We had dinner in the Waterwheel Restaurant, which was elegant and delicious. And lots of reminders of the mill it once was.

Staff were friendly and helpful, especially in the restaurant. Only negative was a rather lackluster breakfast, delivered to your room, but adequate to start the day.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank youchoose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

212 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    140
    51
    12
    6
    3
See reviews for
29
131
11
6
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (68)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Annapolis, MD
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2010

We stayed at the Inn at Gristmill Square as part of a Christmastime trip, the focus of which was: RELAXATION. The Inn at Gristmill Square was perfect for serving this purpose. We stayed in the Bromley room which was large and well-appointed, with a balcony, fireplace, and high ceilings (the pictures on their website seem to accurately portray the rooms). The real charm of this inn lies in the small, personal touches made by the wonderful staff to ensure their guests' comfort and satisfaction. We loved the breakfast, which was delivered to our room in an adorable basket each morning when we called to ask for it, and included freshly brewed coffee, orange juice, bottles of water, and croissants with tiny jars of jam. The cleaning staff also made sure to bring in new firewood every day and to position the logs so that all we had to do was light it. The restaurant at the hotel is also wonderful, with great food and a decent selection of wines (it can get a bit pricey though, so watch out for that). In the restaurant area, there is a small corner bar that we enjoyed very much. The part-bartender/part-inkeeper Ginger is funny and friendly and we liked talking with the locals about the area. This inn is close to the Jefferson Pools, which are a MUST-SEE if you are in this area....an amazing experience that will leave you feeling like you just spent the last hour in a dream. The Homewood is overrated and not worth its prices, but the small "Main Street" area next to it has some cute restaurants and shops. We also spent two days skiing at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virgina - it was about an hour and half long drive (each way) from Warm Springs, but we didn't mind at all because it really was such stunning scenery along the way. All in all, this is a nice, clean, friendly inn with a personal touch. I would recommend it highly to couples looking to just get away and relax / spend some romantic time together but not to those who want a vibrant nightlife or lots and lots of activities nearby, as this it's located in a fairly sleepy (though gorgeous!) area. We certainly had a great time!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank two-of-us_10-9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richmond, VA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2009

Note: We did not stay at the hotel but loved the restaurant for dinner. We stayed at The Homestead this past weekend; after two nights in the formal dining room we were ready to venture outside of the resort for our third night. I found The Waterwheel on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. The restaurant itself has a lot of character, the food was spectacular and the service we received from our server (Debbie) was awesome! We will definitely return.

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank nealsn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SW Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2009

After disappointing stays at The Homestead, a number of couples booked rooms here for a visit recently. We stayed in the Loft room which was a mistake. The staff arrives around 7:00 am and their conversations in the office beneath are audible in this guest room.
The inn phone rings at all hours and can be heard too. The staff is friendly and dinner in the restaurant was good. A continental breakfast is delivered to the room with coffee, tea, cartons of juice and cold croissants.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Linda H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2008

On a whim, we booked the "Silo" room at the Inn, it was very spacious, clean and well appointed. While we were just weeks too early to enjoy the fireplace, we did enjoy the jacuzzi. The Warm Springs area is about as quaint as it gets, and a ride through the country is most enjoyable. We stopped in Hot Springs at "Lindsay's Roost", a local diner and enjoyed a snack and beverages while watching college football. Both Hot Springs and Warm Springs can be pretty sleepy, most restaurants not opening until 5pm. We opted for dinner at the Inn's, Waterwheel Restaurant and it was amazing, I had the trout and my husband had the prime rib special. Do not miss the wine cellar. Breakfast was a continential breakfast brought to your door, of pastries and coffee/juice. We also visited the Jefferson Pools, $17pp, an hour, then had lunch at The Homestead, which was a nice treat. A drive around Lake Moomaw and our "free" time had come to an end.

  • Liked — Privacy
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Travelmom29
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Springfield, VA
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2008

For several years I have been playing in a VSGA Golf Tournament at The Homestead the last week of July. The Homestead quality and service has been rapidly deteriorating in the past couple of years and the cost of staying there continues to rise. A group of friends decided to try a new place this year for the tournament. The Inn at Gristmill Square was an absolutely wonderful place to stay for a great price! The rooms are availabe in several buildings and offer a variety of options. I stayed in the Cromley room which was beautiful, sunny and comfortable. There are a variety of porches to sit with friends as well as picnic tables and Adirondack chairs under the shade trees. A small but adequate pool is available as well as tennis courts. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. If golfers had to leave before breakfast service starting at 7 AM, the breakfast was brought the night before with piping hot coffee in a thermos pot. I had a wonderful massage at the Warm Springs Spa that is located in the Steel House. We talked with one of the gallery owners who recommended both of the Massage Therapists. We went into 2 very nice galleries as well as a gem shop in the town.The owner of The Gallery at Seven Oaks opened the gallery especially for several of us even though it was not her regular opening hours. It is well worth a stop! If you feel that you need central air-conditioning you can arrange a room in the Miller House. The window air-conditioners in our other rooms kept our rooms more comfortable than any of the rooms I've stayed at in The Homestead. The rates of the rooms are very reasonable. I stayed in a room by myself for less than a shared room at The Homestead. The Waterwheel Restaurant was very good. We also ate at the Country Cafe, Sam Snead's Steakhouse, Johns Steak House and ordered pizza from Cucci's one night. I would highly recommend this cute inn to anyone who is visiting the area. We have made our reservations already for next year!

  • Liked — Quiet comfortable setting, friendly staff, good value
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Trudy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
USA
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2008

We drove to Warm Springs for a soak in the fabulous Jefferson Pools (which we loved) and spontaneously decided to spend the night. We ate brunch at the Gristmill restaurant and inquired about staying over at the inn. It was a weeknight and there was plenty of room. We were invited to view all the available rooms; we selected the Rye Suite in Miller House and loved it. Had the entire house to ourselves, so very quiet. Our suite was huge and filled with conveniences like a fridge. The nearby restaurant also has a charming tiny pub area that serves food; we ate dinner there. For breakfast we were told to dial 0 in the morning whenever we wanted it; we did, and a tasty continental breakfast in a basket appeared within minutes. This was really convenient for us. Great price for the room. We didn't have time to enjoy the outdoor pool or tennis courts, but they looked nice. The town is in a beautiful setting. Nearby Hot Springs is a cool place to check out as well.

  • Stayed July 2008
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank flex_nc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Warm Springs
21.1 mi away
Magnuson Hotel Mountain View
4.1 mi away
The Omni Homestead Resort
The Omni Homestead Resort
#1 of 2 in Hot Springs
5,037 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Anderson Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Roseloe Motel
Roseloe Motel
#2 of 2 in Hot Springs
50 reviews
10.8 mi away
Fort Lewis Lodge
Fort Lewis Lodge
#1 of 1 in Millboro
186 reviews
16.4 mi away
The Hummingbird Inn
The Hummingbird Inn
#1 of 1 in Goshen
57 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Inn at Gristmill Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Inn at Gristmill Square

Property: Inn at Gristmill Square
Address: 118 Old Germantown Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484-2001
Location: United States > Virginia > Warm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Warm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Gristmill Square 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets and Travelocity so you can book your Inn at Gristmill Square reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn At Gristmill Square Hotel Warm Springs

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing