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“A comfortable getaway while getting close to history”
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Longacre
Ranked #2 of 4 Appomattox B&B and Inns
Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A comfortable getaway while getting close to history”
Reviewed September 1, 2009

Having stayed at several B&Bs, our first stay at the Longacre was fairly consistent with our expectations. The house and grounds are unique and well-kept, and the large lot allows for some outdoor wandering without feeling exposed or that you're intruding on the neighbors. Having several common rooms allowed for private relaxation, which is very important to us.

We arrived late in the afternoon on the day of our check-in; we were greeted by Dana, who was very friendly and understood our hurry at that time -- we had tickets to a Hillcats game in Lynchburg and just had time to unload our car and head for the stadium.

We stayed in the Maisonette Room, which is a 3-room suite. That was perfect for us, as we really like to spread out when we travel! Because of our late arrival, however, we didn't get the full check-in orientation and didn't realize that we could control the A/C in our room, which caused a fairly restless first night for us. When the A/C ran, we froze and when it didn't, we were too hot. So...midway through the night, we moved to the bed in the ante room. We slept there for the remainder of the first night and all of the second night. Part of the reason we asked for this room was that Dana told us over the phone that it's the brightest room in the mornings, and it definitely didn't disappoint in that regard, as there are lots of windows that get the morning sun.

The rooms themselves were clean on a "macro" scale, but there were some stray cobwebs and the windows were somewhat streaky. Note that we are very particular about cleanliness, yet we felt at ease in our surroundings, so we wouldn't let these couple things keep us from staying there again.

The breakfasts we had were consistent with our needs, in that Dana allowed us to be flexible with regards to what we ate and when we ate it. The French toast the first morning and bacon & eggs the second morning were both very good. There was also fresh fruit and some breads, which rounded out a nice meal to start the day.

Dana was a very accommodating, helpful, and friendly host during our visit. She met any request we had, which added to the ease and comfort of our stay. Because there was no one staying in the Carriage House while we were there, we could use the pool anytime we wanted to, so we took a very enjoyable late-evening swim on our last night.

There is an active railroad a few blocks away, so if you're a light sleeper, you might want to bring those earplugs for the nightly train that passes through the town.

All in all, we greatly enjoyed our visit to the Longacre, and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed January 2, 2009

This is a beautiful B&B and you are made to feel like a special person from the minute you walk through the door and until you leave. Dana & Renee are gracious hostesses. The home and grounds were so enjoyable as there was everything made available to you. You could never find a cleaner, beautiful place and also enjoy a very delicious breakfast. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we could have never found a better place to spend it. We had the Magnolia room which was beautifully decorated, the fireplace was lit and we sat enjoying a glass of wine. A perfect place for any occasion, We plan on going back for no apparent reason, just to enjoy,
Skip and Dee Larimore
Spotsylvania, Virginia

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2008

Four years of the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil and the healing process began in Appomattox. It can boggle the mind.

You need a place to talk about what you saw and what you learned and this is the place. A wonderful Tudor style home, hosted by Dana and her mother. Comfortable, inviting and relaxing. The rooms are superbly decorated, several of them are very large and each has a terrific private bath (we saw them all). We had two breakfasts and thoroughly enjoyed them both.

Close to town. One morning we walked for a nice cup of coffee. And a short drive to the surrender grounds. Do yourself a favor and do not stay anywhere else, especially not a motel.

  • Liked — Dana and her mother and their hospitality
  • Disliked — Sorry, but, the coffee. Not good coffee, a very small but important element
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Concord, NC
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2008

This was a very charming bed and breakfast. The host was extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. We stayed in "The Manor" room which was great. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom spacious. We did stay on Halloween and the house next to the bed and breakfast played music until midnight but we drowned it out with the TV. Breakfast was delicious and so different from a hotel because we sat in the dining room with the fire going. I would stay here again.

  • Liked — Convience to downtown (walking distance), friendly host, welcoming atmosphere
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Greenville, South Carolina
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41 reviews
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Reviewed August 3, 2008

Longacre is a large English-style house from the 1920s. The owners (fairly new to the property, it seems) have decorated and furnished in keeping with the 20th-century architecture.

My room was a beautifully appointed attic room, somewhat apart from the other guest rooms. Large tub, but no shower (though when I went back to the website, I saw that this was plainly stated, and I had asked for this room).

Website says wireless is available, but I was unable to catch a signal anywhere in the house.

Breakfast was fine.

My only quibble: when I asked for dining recommendations, the only thing the host could come up with (on a Saturday night) was a horrid, little strip-mall joint that pretends to be Italian.

  • Liked — Decor, charm, friendly hosts
  • Disliked — Lack of wireless (when advertised otherwise).
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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Leigh-on-Sea
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2008

This was a bed and breakfast home which had style, grace and charm. The new owners have worked hard over the last six months to create a friendly and welcoming establishment. Our room was huge, the bed large and all the facilities you could wish for. Outside there is a lovely terrace and garden - and early morning coffee never tasted better! Stay there; enjoy it and advise others to book in the future. Appomattox may be a small town - but it's got a big heart.

  • Liked — Space and comfort
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2007

What a beautiful little bed & breakfast. They are not lying when they say "fairytale". It felt like we were back in England at the little place we stayed in Surrey. The Innkeepers made you feel really welcome and we had a nicely appointed room. We were here visiting family that lived in Lynchburg and they recommended it so we could go see the Civil War surrender grounds while we were there. Grab dinner at the other b&b in town, nice little New York couple runs that one but LongAcre is just so much nicer. Great value for the price and we got lucky with the weather and had plenty of time to enjoy the grounds. Definately added a little romance to our getaway.

Stayed July 2007
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Property: Longacre
Address: 107 South Church Street, Appomattox, VA 24522
Location: United States > Virginia > Appomattox
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Appomattox
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Hotel Class:3 star — Longacre 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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