The owners were very nice, so I would not make any sort of comment otherwise about them, but I have to say given all the reviews I expected more.
We stayed in "the suite" which was described as the biggest room they offered. the bathroom is smaller than that you would find in a dormitory. the toilet is basically under the sink and directly faces the shower, so if you and your husband need to use the bathroom/shower to get ready, there is nothing left to the imagination. Its maybe 4 feet wide, by 8 feet long total. The shower is claustrophobic and apparently anytime someone showers there is a huge puddle that forms in the bathroom. We let the owners know and were told "we know its a problem but theres nothing to do to fix it." How about letting the guests know ahead of time to expect it? I was in a panic when I saw the water and tried to clean it up as soon as I could to prevent damage to the wood and then spent another 15 minutes keeping the water from leaking when my husband showered. That was not what I was expecting from our visit.
The room itself is on the smaller end of a hotel room. If you book the suite with the hopes of it being big and roomy, you may want to try a diff b&b since this is their biggest room.
Also, we spent a good portion of our evening "listening in" to the conversation of others in the room below despite our best efforts not to. Which then made it uncomfortable for us to enjoy the room without worrying about making any noise [hey this is a romantic b&b afterall!].
the breakfast was good, my husband enjoyed each course. Would we come back again? We had some time to talk it over on our drive back to DC an we determined that we would not. It was nice enough. Not really romantic, and not really private or secluded. We then booked a room in a different hotel in dc to get our "getaway" fix that following weekend. Go figure, a b&b in DC was more of a getaway than that of a b&b 75 miles outside the city. Guess we really can be the type to go to a B&B and enjoy ourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just steps from the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Foster Harris House offers comfortable, refined country inn accommodations in an enchanting setting. Each queen bed guest room has exquisitely soft linens, spa robes, and a private bath with a rainfall shower. Included with your stay is a lavish, unhurried four-course breakfast. Dinner at the Foster Harris House unites the elements that inspire Chef John's culinary muse - fruits and vegetables from the rich soil of Rappahannock County, surprising flavors, bold splashes of color and family traditions - with each plate artfully composed to entice the eyes and the appetite. The intimate dining room of only 10 seats and just one seating per night allows for an unhurried and personal dining experience. ... more less