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Foster Harris House
Ranked #2 of 8 Washington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 24, 2005

We just returned home from a one night stay at Foster Harris House and we feel as relaxed as if we had been gone a week! Our stay started with a warm welcome from John and a tour of their beautiful B & B from Dianne. The suite was cozy, clean, and inviting. We loved sipping a glass of wine in the sitting area of the suite overlooking the garden. The thoughtful touches really made the stay special, from the truffles and weather report on our pillow before bed to the port left on the coffee table after returning from dinner at the Inn at Little Washington. Breakfast looked lovely and tasted delicious. We would recommend Foster Harris House to anyone looking for a little rest and relaxation. We hope to return!

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Silver Spring, MD
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Reviewed July 24, 2005

We recently enjoyed a lovely B & B in the Shenandoah Valley of VA in the historic town of Little Washington, VA. Beautiful rooms and our hosts were so kind. We were greeted with wine and snacks on the porch. Breakfast was superb. This is your first choice to stay in the area!

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Reviewed July 17, 2005

We decided to stop at the Inn at Little Washington for dinner on our road trip from Philly to Pinehurst for the US Open. Although dinner was amazing as expected, the real delight was our stay at the Foster Harris House with John and Diane MacPherson. The room was lovely, the Host warm and friendly, and breakfast was even better than our dinner the night before.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Reviewed July 10, 2005

This is a truly lovely B&B. Close enough to the city for a quick trip, but you feel as if you are a world away. John & Diane are generous and thoughtful. The B&B is cozy, and provides for an amazing respite. No words can describe breakfast, creative, yummy, and just a real treat. We cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed: July 2004
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arlington, virginia
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Reviewed July 7, 2005

My husband and I spent his birthday at the Foster Harris House. The suite that we stayed in was cozy, clean and beautiful. The sitting area in our suite was the perfect place to drink our champagne (that the owners had kindly obtained for me) and look out at the stunning grounds. Truly relaxing. It was everything that you want from a B&B.
I especailly appreciated the "extras". Like the fact that because cell phone coverage is terrible in that area, you can use their landline, sans charges. And there is a small room where one can check their email, watch some TV or have water or juices for free...

Best of all, the breakfast was superb. Seated outside, the personal service and the quality of the food was exceptionally high. We had a long chat with the other guests, over delicious food...My husband and I discussed our next visit prior to placing our luggage in our car.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed July 3, 2005

We were referred to the Foster Harris House by the staff at the 5 Star Inn at Little Washington. We were celebrating our Anniversary with dinner at the elegantly and theatrically overstated Inn. However, no rooms were available so the concierge called Foster Harris House and made our reservation. Just two blocks from the Inn at Little Washington, my first thought upon entering Foster Harris House was how comfortable, inviting and spotless the surroundings were. It looked and smelled fresh, not perfumed, just fresh, even though it is a historical home. The all white bathroom was sparkling clean and the four poster antique bed was as comfortable and quiet as I've ever experienced. The host and hostess were gracious, interesting and delightful company. Believe it or not the breakfast was on par with our incredible 5 star dinner experience at the Inn at Little Washington. Raspberry chipotle bacon will probably give you a clue at just how experienced this host and hostess are at satisfying the palate. If you want to kick back and relax, it doesn't get any better than staying at Foster Harris House and dining at the Inn at Little Washington.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Rockville, MD
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Reviewed July 2, 2005

John and Diane were the friendliest hosts of a B&B we've ever had.
Breakfast was scrumptious.
We will return again!

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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Washington
Price Range: $322 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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