This was our second stay at the Middleton Inn, and it was better than the first time. We traveled back to Washington, VA for a special dinner and wanted to stay at the Middleton again, after our initial visit there in May. We had hoped to catch the Autumn foliage so we asked to stay in a west-facing room, which we were able to get. Again, the room was wonderful - clean and inviting. The proprietor, Mary Ann, was busy when we arrived, as the Inn was hosting a tea, but she heard us making our way up to the room and came up to greet us. She had placed a special surprise in the room, as it was my wife's birthday, and even had sparkling cider on ice for us when we arrived (part of the treatment for guests is wine and cheese in the afternoon, but on our first visit we were offered sparkling cider since we don't drink - it was nice to have that detail remembered). The charm of this place is not just the facility - terrific grounds and wonderfully peaceful setting, but the manner in which everyone makes you feel so welcome - we feel like Mary Ann is an old friend, even though we have only stayed overnight on these two occasions, and the chef (who I mistakenly thought was Mary Ann's husband after the first visit - not for any reason other than some poor assumptions by me! They both laughed at my mistake), aside from making a delicious breakfast, is also great at conversation and making you feel right at home. There are apparently a few B&B's in Washington, VA, but there is no need to search any further than the Middleton. Go there and you won't be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Middleton Inn, circa 1840, a Four Diamond award-winning luxury bed and breakfast inn located in the historic district of "Little" Washington, only two blocks from the famous restaurant of The Inn at Little Washington. Middleton offers five elegant accommodations in the manor house and historic cottage, all with working fireplaces and mountain views. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast prepared by our chef before strolling around our six-acre estate, visiting wineries, hiking in Shenandoah National Park and browsing among our area boutiques and antiques stores. ... more less