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Foster Harris House
Ranked #1 of 8 Washington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
windsor, pa
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“another wonderul visit”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

this was our second trip to foster harris house and john and diane did not disappoint. from the initial greeting through our wonderful breakfast, our time at foster harris house was wonderful. our room was very comfortable and cozy, with wonderful views. breakfast stole the show as usual with wonderful chocolate-blueberry-lavender scones, toasted red pepper and gruyere crepe, and a wondeful liebchen with pumpkin butter. we cannot wait for our next visit!

Room Tip: highly recommend the garden room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

From the comfortable and charming Suite to the delicious 4-course breakfast, the Foster Harris House welcomed us and gave us truly 5-star treatment. We thank the owners, Diane and John, for their outstanding hospitality and careful consideration of our needs. What an unforgettable visit!

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Potomac, Md
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

My husband surprised me with a wonderful 30th wedding anniversary celebration! We spent the week-end(Nov.16-17) in Washington, Va at the lovely Harris Foster B&B! The hospitality was top notch! Diane & John were attentive to our every need. Our first evening dinner was spent at the Inn at Little Washington which, of course, was fantastic. Our second evening dinner (also, arranged by my husband) was spent right here at our B&B.... which was absolutely delightful! John & Diane, as I understand, just recently started to offer dinner to their guests,so my husband decided to give it a try. Although, we were the only guests dining at the time,we throughly enjoyed the attentive service, and wonderful selected menu. Diane & John, right off the bat, treated us to a glass of champagne....on the house (many thanks, again!) to begin our evening! From there, all of the courses and paired wines served to us were excellent. The food was tasty and presented beautifully. Another great thing.... after our dinner we retired right to our comfortable suite upstairs without having to set foot outside(no coat, no car, no hassel)!
Our suite upstairs was spacious and nice. Only one suggestion I would make would be to add an additional night stand for the bed, so that each side has one (to set things on it like eye glasses, & water,etc). All in all, we highly recommend a stay here if you want to be pampered!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We recently (Nov. 2012) stayed at Foster Harris House. It was perfect. We stayed in the Meadow View Room, a quiet room in the back of the house with a little extra privacy. Diane and John were wonderful hosts. The breakfast was amazing. We had dinner at the Inn at Little Washington (just a short walk away). Now that Diane and John are sometimes serving dinner, we'll try that next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

I surprised my wife with an anniversary dinner at the Inn at Little Washington (dinner was amazing) and an overnight stay at the Foster Harris B&B. Like so many others have expressed the Foster Harris B&B is the perfect place for a getaway. Diane and John make you feel welcome the moment you meet. Our stay was everything we expected and more. We stayed in the Suite and it was great. The room was spacious and had all of the amenities we could want. A nice ensuite bathroom with a multi-jet shower, as well as a sunny sitting area with great views of the grounds. The breakfast was outstanding- we could not stop talking about it on our trip home. The meal was healthy, gourmet and filling. We can not wait to return to try their dinner menu.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Foster Harris B&B to celebrate our birthdays for a long weekend (4 nights). We both needed to get away for some quality time and relaxation. Foster Harris is by far the best B&B we have stayed at and the location was perfect for our getaway. Diane and John make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive and are attentive to your every need.

Upon our arrival, we were given a tour of the house and shown to our room, which was beautiful. Diane immediately offered us beer/wine to have as we relaxed and winded down from our travels. Diane and John were ready with a list of restaurants for dinner that evening as well as recommendations for activities we could do during our stay. We were able to enjoy the the Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, local antique shops, several wineries, and an amazing dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, which was in walking distance from the Foster Harris House. John also provided us with coupons to use at some of the local wineries and helped my husband find a great fly fishing spot that was only a few miles from the house, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

We stayed in The Suite, which was beautiful. It had a sitting area with a wonderful view. I enjoyed waking up every morning to enjoy the view while sipping my coffee, which was availble early each morning right outside our room.

One of my favorite things about the stay was, of course, the food! The 4 course breakfast each morning was not only DELICIOUS, but also a work of art. You can tell a lot of love and creativity go into each and every meal. We were also able to enjoy a 5 course dinner on Saturday evening along with wine/beer pairings, which was beyond superb. I have been dreaming about the food since our return home!

Overall, we had a wonderful time. John and Diane are excellent hosts, and we will definitely visit again!

Room Tip: The Suite has the best view in the house with an added bonus of a sitting room to enjoy the view and...
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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have stayed at the Foster Harris House on three occasions and each time it was wonderful. Diane and John are exceptional hosts who do everything possible to make your time with them enjoyable and memorable. John is an amazing chef and the breakfast he and Diane served was second only to the meal we had the night before at the Inn at Little Washington. We will be back.

Room Tip: We have stayed in the Medow and Compton rooms and loved both.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Foster Harris House
Address: 189 Main Street, P.O. Box 333, Washington, VA 22747
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Location: United States > Virginia > Rappahannock County > Washington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Washington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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