My wife and I visited Appomattox in June and decided to stay at the Babcock House. The house is located on a nice piece of property across the street from a school, but the town that Saturday night was very quiet, which I suspect is the case most nights. We arrived just before 6 PM, which is within B&B's the 3 - 6 PM check-in window. However, they were preparing for dinner that evening (a restaurant is part of the property), so we were quickly shown our room and handed the key; business like, not the warmth expected at a B&B. The room was very nice, clean and the bed firm, but very comfortable. The house was furnished in turn of the century antiques. We had dinner reservations at the house that night and enjoyed a nice meal; nicely prepared and very substantial. It was nice to relax at dinner in the house instead of running around town looking for a place to eat. The only downside to dinner was our server, who was either new or not very good at the job. He kept forgetting to refill the water glass, brought us the wrong meal, and was generally unattentive in a very small dining room. Breakfast included coffee, juice, water, a fruit bowl, an omlette, and toast. Once again, very good food served in a business like manner - very little interaction with the inn keepers.
Overall, if you want a nice experience and don't mind the business like atmosphere, then the Babcock House is for you. Plus, it is one of the very few places to stay in Appomattox.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Babcock House is a family-owned bed & breakfast, restaurant and catering service. It has six guest rooms and and the restaurant can seat fifty seven inside and fifty more on the deck in nice weather. The restaurant's food is Southern style. Options for catering menus are pretty limitless. ... more less
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