Unwind at one of these homes away from home.
Updated May 2019
By Jasmine Lee and Anne Elsea
Black Horse Inn
8393 Meetze Road, Warrenton / 540-349-4020
Located in the historic and picturesque town of Warrenton, the Black Horse Inn is perfect for a quick getaway or the site of an elegant wedding. In the 1850s, it served as a meeting place for the Black Horse Calvary and a hospital for soldiers during the Civil War. Today, the Inn boasts spacious rooms, Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces as well as easy access to the best hiking, wine tastings and antique shopping in NoVA. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s night’s stay with an option of cake or flowers and a personal bottle of champagne or wine.
Georges Mill Farm Bed & Breakfast
11867 Georges Mill Road, Lovettsville / 540-822-5224
Escape the hustle and bustle at this country retreat in Loudoun County. Built in the Civil War-era, this stone house rests on 100 acres of open land with a pond, woodlands and biking trails nearby. Even better, there’s no need to hire a babysitter; Georges Mill Farm is both kid- and pet-friendly.
Holladay House Bed & Breakfast
155 W. Main St., Orange / 540-672-4893
Innkeepers Sharon and Sam are thoughtful hosts, always ready to lend a hand in finding something to do nearby. But it shouldn’t be too hard since the Holladay House is close to wineries, restaurants, art galleries and the homes of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Visitors have such a delightful time that some even make an annual trip. It must be the tea and cookies; we hear they’re available day and night!
L’Auberge Provençale Bed & Breakfast
13630 Lord Fairfax Highway, White Post / 540-837-1375
L’Auberge Provençale brings an air of French sophistication to the Virginia wine country. This luxurious country bed and breakfast offers a gourmet breakfast of fresh fruit, homemade croissants and eggs Benedict as well as a choice of a three-or five-choice menu or the special chief’s tasting menu. Get starry-eyed with your lover with their romantic indulgences.
Manassas Junction Bed & Breakfast
9311 Prescott Ave., Manassas / 703-216-7803
Manassas Junction is a rustic restored 1902 home located only 10 minutes (walking) from Old Town Manassas. Love the Civil War? The Manassas National Battlefield and the Manassas Confederate Cemetery are all within 20 minutes of the B&B. You’ll sleep and play comfortable with comfortable beds, spacious rooms, afternoon tea and a breakfast of scones and jams. There’s also television and Wi-Fi in each room, in case you want to check in on your favorite shows and news.
176 Main St., Washington / 800-816-8157
This English-style country inn was built in 1840 by the original designer of the Confederate Army uniform. Amidst the green pastures and scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy impeccable service, complimentary wine and a three-course breakfast. Middleton Inn even has its own stable of horses, complete with a white picket fence.
Country Comfort Bed and Breakfast
19724 Evergreen Mill Road, Leesburg / 703-926-6994
Rest your head in comfort after a long day of winery hopping or shopping in downtown Leesburg. Country Comfort lays off Evergreen Mill Road, a scenic road that goes past farms, fields and vineyards. If you are the type to raid the fridge at night, the B&B has you covered with a root beer float, ice cream sundae or a ‘concession stand’ of hot dogs and nachos (order before 3 p.m. to avoid extra charges).
15286 Woodgrove Road, Hillsboro / 540-668-6056
Anyone who loves the great outdoors will find solace in scenery of Silverbrook Farm. The 300-year-old house has a large front porch with rocking chairs, perfect for gazing at the calm hills, mountains and wildlife. Explore the lush, colorful gardens, make a biking/hiking trek and visit local restaurants. But book early as only two rooms—Safe Harbor and Sunrise/Sunset—are available.
3746 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax / 703-385-9024
No need to go far for a quiet weekend. The Stafford House in Fairfax offers a king-size bed, working fireplace and large flat screen TV in each room, making an evening in seem like the coziest, most romantic date. What’s even better is that guests can enjoy a Jaccuzi tub, sauna or jetted shower for maximum relaxation.
39374 Snickersville Turnpike, Middleburg / 540-687-8087
Originally built in 1732 by the Fifth Lord Fairfax, this log home reeks of charm. If you want a vacation from modern electronics, the house doesn’t have Wi-Fi but it makes up for it with 11 acres of gardens, greenery and croquet. Accomodations for one couple only make it the perfect escape for a newlywed couple. Being in the heart of Virginia horse country, the Middleburg B&B is also close to the polo fields and horse farms. You can almost imagine George Washington riding his horse out to the estate to meet with Lord Fairfax.