If you are looking for something more than a hotel, a country inn is the perfect place for a getaway. You are probably asking what exactly is a country inn, isn’t it the same as a bed & breakfast? Well they are quite similar but a country inn offers a little more than your average B & B. The difference is that a country inn will offer breakfast then dinner and larger in size then a bed & breakfast. Not only does Charlottesville have quaint bed and breakfasts, but also has amazing country inns nearby. Below are a few popular country inns located in our back yard.
Glen Gordon Manor overlooks the Shenandoah National Park and has 45 acres of pasture, lawns, gardens and parkland. This memorable retreat has breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and neighboring farms and vineyards. Dating back to 1833 as a Wells Fargo stagecoach stop, the main house has a nostalgic settings: a fire-lit entrance hall, a baronial oak hunt room with minstrel gallery, a stone wine cellar, and a charming country kitchen. Glen Gordon has seven guest suites, luxuriously appointed Glencroft Cottage Suites and Glen Gordon Manor’s newly converted ‘West Wing’. This manor also includes a sparkling pool to keep cool in and the delectable crafted cuisine at their onsite restaurant, The Houndstooth.
Black Horse Inn is located Warrenton, VA and just 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. This historic country inn provides lodging for everyone that includes a delectable breakfast and an afternoon tea. Dating back to 1850, this gracious, plantation-style home served as a hospital during the Civil War. The Inn has ten rooms, all with their own private baths, four-poster canopy beds, Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. A fun fact is that Black Horse Inn also accommodates horses in their stables for overnight visits. While enjoying a relaxing evening you can take in breath-taking panoramic views of thoroughbreds grazing in pastures, a stone fireplace and a stately flagstone terrace.
Gay Street Inn can be found on a quiet corner of the historic village of Washington, Virginia. The renovated 1850s farmhouse will welcome you to a relaxing stay in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This inn boasts 5 charming guest rooms all with private baths, relax by the fireplace in the living room, or take a quick walk to dinner at the famous Inn at Little Washington. Gay Street Inn is centrally located only minutes from Shenandoah National Park, award-winning wineries, horseback riding and antique stores.
Charlottesville has many accommodations to choose from but staying at a local country inn is something you will always remember. Not only for the hospitality each inn has to offer but the delicious meals you will enjoy and the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. No matter where you land one thing is for sure, you will enjoy every minute of your stay at a country inn.