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“Nice but Business Like”
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Babcock House
Ranked #1 of 4 Appomattox B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

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.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

We stayed here 4 years ago and the place has not changed at all..... It was great then and it is great now..... To those of you who said they were rude, get your head out of your back side. Maybe you are the rude one... I love Sheilas sense of humor and Jerry is as friendly a person as you would ever want to meet. We would not stay any where else if we were within 200 miles of the Babcock.... Don't expect wifi or that kind of thing, You go to a place like this to relax any way.... The food is out of this world... We drove an extra 50 miles just to have lunch there...
We are from California and it is nice to be treated like real people for a change. And at the Babcock we are treated like family...
Clean, great atmosphere, comfortable, great food, great service, reasonable price, what more could you ask for? I didn't know places like this existed anymore, sure glad we found it and that it hasn't changed over the years......

Room Tip: All the rooms are great...
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

Stayed one night in Babcock House. Excellent B&B. We had dinner there and it was as good as we got on our 3 week US holiday. Breakfast was excellent too.

If you are planning to visit Appomattox this is an excellent location to stay at.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

Babcock House Bread & Breakfast. A lovey, quiet place to stay. If you are looking for a lovely B&B that has friendly owners, friendly staff, lovely rooms, romatic atmosphere...then this is the place for you. There is also fine dining Fri, Sat. night. Try the Rib Eye Steak. Best we have ever eaten. The rooms are lovely. Sheets clean and bed comfy for a good nights rest.. If you like a B&B and headed to Appomottax, VA... try this place for your stay. You will love it too.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2010

In my B&B experience it is unusual to find gourmet dining at breakfast; the blueberry pancakes were the best I have ever eaten. I stayed three days and tried to eat in the inn's restaurant as much as possible. Check out the duck and leave room for dessert.

Room was comfortable and very clean with some great antiques and a second floor veranda readily available for chatting outside with friends and a view. Fresh homemade cookies every day in the room were another plus.

Host and hostess had all the information we needed at this and surrounding historic sites. They could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 24, 2010

This wonderful B&B is an ideal place to stay while exploring Civil War history around Appomattox. The owners are wonderfully warm and welcoming; the B&B is beautifully furnished with period antiques (but extremely comfortable modern mattresses!!) and the entire ambiance is most pleasant. Breakfast is delicious, and you can choose what time you wish to eat, within a framework of a couple of hours. The B&B also operates a restaurant on the main floor, where lunch and dinner are served (the latter by reservation). My friend and I ate there Saturday night had had a delicious meal, professionally served. There are few other restaurants in Appomattox, and the food at the Babcock House is far and away the best in town, so it's a great central location for anyone visiting the area. The B&B is on a quiet street near the heart of this small town. While we were there, other guest included a family with young children, and the kids were having a great time but were well-behaved and fun to have around. I can't wait to return to the Babcock House and wish I lived closer so that I could visit more often!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

This place is fantastic. This was our 3rd or 4th trip there and we have always had a great time. Fabulous food, staff, location, and everyone was very hospitable to our children. We felt "at home". We will be staying there again this year on our way to South Carolina. Much more comfortable than a hotel. Great place!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Babcock House

Address: 250 Oakleigh Ave, Appomattox, VA 24522
Location: United States > Virginia > Appomattox
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Appomattox
Price Range: $127 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Babcock House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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