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“Loved it so much I got married there” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic General Lewis Inn

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Historic General Lewis Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lewisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved it so much I got married there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

I travel regularly to the area for business and love to stay at the General Lewis Inn. I loved it so much that I had my wedding in their garden area. On my last stay I asked about the soup of the day. It was a broth-base spinach soup. I couldn't imagine it being good, but tried it anyway. As with everything else I have ever eaten, it was delicious!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Susanpinnix
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear General Lewis Inn Bride! What a great review you've done for us on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much. Phyllis' spinach soup has been a favorite for many years - so glad you like it, too.
We look forward to having you as our guest for many years. Thanks again! Nan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Henderson, KY
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109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband had stayed here 51 years ago with his parents as they would bring him to camp. He said the place was unchanged with a smile on his face. It was like stepping back in time. The bed as nice and the bathroom small. Very close to Washington Lee College & VMI.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank douglass1260
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Friends, Thanks for your thoughtful review of the Inn. Your husband was correct in his observation that it hadn't changed much in 50 years. The updates (WIFI, HVAC, Sprinklers) were all done with as little change to the overall look as we could possibly manage. It is certainly lots of history and a pleasure when our guest take notice. Thank you so much. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful paintings on line. Warm regards, Nan
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Richwood, West Virginia
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had a lovely dinner in the dining room and then spent a restful night in our second floor room. What a wonderful Valentine's Day present for both my husband and me. On Saturday morning after breakfast we talked with the Inn's owner and reminisced about her father who was "Mr. Personality" of the Inn and the first person we met on our first trip to the restaurant over 10 years ago. Going to the Inn is like visiting old friends, and we always enjoy returning and feeling welcomed..

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank nleff
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Friends, What a great pleasure to reminisce with you about days gone by. Mr. Morgan, Dad, enjoyed the chance to meet and make new friends, year after year. They came to the Inn in 1985 which was the year that Dad retired from forty years with DuPont. How much fun it was for me to talk about Richwood and your dedication to travel and tourism there. It's a great business to be in!!! Look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Nan
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

My husband and I have fallen in love with the General Lewis Inn as have our friends, and this is our second weekend stay with friends. The Inn is charming and warm, and every room is different. They are all furnished with antiques, but still have flat screen TV and wi-fi! The food, too, is not to be missed! You absolutely must try the winter weekend special the Inn offers. The dinners and breakfasts are all included in a two night stay for a fabulous value. Make reservations for your dinner! Staff is great, too!

Room Tip: No elevators, so first floor rooms are great for those who'd rather not deal with stairs. Also...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dkernc1
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Well, thanks for a great Trip Advisor Review. You were such a fun group of people it seemed like the Inn came alive when you arrived, and it got very quiet when you left. We just loved having you all here and the weather seemed to give us all lots to talk about. Looking forward to having you back. Sincerely, Nan and all the Crew here.
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Lexington, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent time...my sister and I took mom for her 60th. Great dinner and breakfast. Enjoyed the fireplace, string music, games and drinks on Sunday night. Had been there several times prior with my spouse. Always a great experience. Staff is very kind and accommodating.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CSibold
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Friend, Thanks so much for your review on Trip Advisor! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our live music! Hope that you'll make the Inn a destination for the next hallmark birthday. Thanks for celebrating 60, too. Warm regards, Nan
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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We've stayed at General Lewis Inn a few times now, and it's always a wonderful experience; charming, cozy, and convenient to Downtown Lewisburg. The staff is excellent and the restaurant is very nice. Breakfasts are good and plentiful! The wait staff treat you like family. When traveling to West Virginia, this will be my "second home."

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Pgbachand
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thanks for your kind words on Trip Advisor. We're grateful for our downtown location and how our guests only have a couple of blocks to walk to great restaurants (in addition to our own!) and fun shopping. Looking forward to being your "second home"!!! Sincerely, Nan
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Charlottesville
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Stayed here over Christmas and the decorations in the great room by the big gas fireplace
made for a great Holiday atmosphere.

The restaurant is also very good but frequented by locals so you need reservations.

Room Tip: This is an antique building so some rooms are more updated than others. Heating unit can be noisy...
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Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marcel56
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NoNameCanyon, Owner at Historic General Lewis Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Guest, Thanks so much for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. Paula did a great job on our Christmas Decorations and we had a wonderful holiday here. Glad that you had a chance to enjoy our dining room, and yes, we've got a lot of local people eating here, too, so it is good to have your reservations early. Sorry about the heater noise. Just can seem to get the fans to run as quietly as we'd like. Thanks for staying with us and looking forward to your return. Sincerely, Nan
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Property: Historic General Lewis Inn
Address: 1236 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
Location: United States > West Virginia > Lewisburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Lewisburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Lodging in an Historic and Lovely Inn. We offer the modern traveler gracious service, a tranquil garden, a farm to table restaurant; Jefferson Dining Room, a cocktail bar; Thistle Lounge, and a lovely gift shoppe filled with silk and cashmere robes, spa products, and treasures. We welcome you seven days a week. ... more   less 
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General Lewis Hotel Lewisburg

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