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The Inn at Little Washington

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the small town of Washington, Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington is the only Double Forbes Five Star, Double AAA Five Diamond property in the Washington metro area. The Inn's eighteen bedrooms and suites are sumptuous hideaways created by Joyce Evans, a London stage and set designer, for whom The Inn has become a life's work. Many of the furnishings were purchased in England, numbered and shipped to Virginia to be assembled on site like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The Inn offers a range of accommodations from well-appointed rooms to luxurious, two story suites many with balconies and garden views. The Inn's dining rooms are pure fantasy - a wondrous cocoon of luxury. Rose-colored, silk lampshades float above each table creating a private, romantic world below. Chef/Proprietor Patrick O'Connell's creations arrive as if served by invisible hands, course after course more dazzling than the last. From the award-winning 14,000 bottle wine cellar, which includes the finest offerings from Bordeaux, Burgundy, California and Virginia, the Sommelier plays matchmaker between you, your dinner and the wine.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Breakfast included
Room service
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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There is nothing comparable to the Inn at Little Washington. My wife and I went there for a special St. Patrick’s Day dinner by Chef/Owner Patrick O’Connell and Sam Moody, Executive Chef from Ballyfin in Ireland. They cooked up a five-course meal that was beyond description.
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We stayed for one night for a birthday. So the question for most people is whether coming here a worth a 2 hour side trip out of Washington, DC and the cost. We had visited previously before the Inn’s 3rd Michelin star. Dinners wind up around $500 per couple after beverages,
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This has been on my “bucket list” for a long time and now I understand why they receive such high marks and fabulous reviews- because every course was an experience, in and of itself. I have eaten at many top ranked restaurants but can easily say “the best” and the most
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We stayed here years ago and adored it, every single minute of it. This time was for dinner, eight of us traveled from Alexandria for a special 75th anniversary for our parents who are in their 90s. We had drinks in the lounge, which is cozy and comfortable even when crowded.
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This visit was the restaurant only. Superb service and epicurean delights throughout from the Caesar salad ice cream (not really ice cream) to the Apparently a Pear (I hate to give away the secret but is is cream cheese shaped pear with champagne chunks of pear!) Entertaining,
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Bedroom in Norman Garden House No. 16
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Parsonage Superior
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Patrick in the Kitchen
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Room 1 - Junior Suite
Things to do: North to City of Front Royal, Skyline Caverns and Skyline Drive entrance - 19 miles/25 minutes. South to Sperryville, Skyline Drive entrance and Luray Caverns - 25 miles/38 minutes. Each direction would be a separate day trip. We enjoyed the activities in both directions.
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Hi - we stayed in the Jacques Pepin Room, a Junior Suite which did have a fireplace, but I have to say that you cannot go wrong at this hotel. Our stay there remains one of the most memorable and worthwhile hotel visits we have ever experienced. And that does not even include the restaurant, which is obviously amazing as well. I am sure you will be comfortable no matter what you choose, so breath easy and get prepared for a most relaxing trip! PS - look at the visitor posted pics of the Julia Child bathroom and you will see a shower to the left of the picture. It seems to be set up just as ours was. Hope this is helpful.
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What time is the afternoon tea? And what time is check in?
We have reserved two nights for this month. Does the Inn honor AAA ?
They don't give an AAA discount, if that's what you mean.
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Love the Garden suite. The Mayor's house is incredible too - two fire places, with a huge one in the bedroom. We love the bi-level suites, but no fore place in either. We haven't stayed in the Parsonage, but the rooms look great and I know some have fire places. Have a great time and, more so, thank you for your service. Godspeed.
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"There is no cell phone service in this area (at least no Verizon signal available). Fortunately, the restaurant has free wifi."
"stay the night so you can get dining reservations"
"Some rooms not pictured on the website, call and ask for the type of space you need. Of 4 rooms we've stayed, Tower Suite most spacious,"
"Just describe what you wish and they will accommodate you."
"The chefs table is a must try too! :)"
USD 603 - USD 4,679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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