Cliff Miller should be commended for his land and water stewardship alone. Set in hilly, verdant Rappahannock County, his Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm offers serenity and pastoral inspiration for careworn urbanites and organic farm supporters alike. We drove down from New York City on the way to a wedding, stopping at the Farm and staying for one night in the Cabin. We were greeted by friendly, unobtrusive staff and were able to quickly shake off the long, stressy drive by settling ourselves on our front porch, drinking complimentary wine and watching the sunset and blinking fireflies. (Re. earlier review, no need for cheese and crackers or clunky deck furniture, in my opinion.)
After a lovely dinner at the Blue Rock Inn (thank you to our fabulous server who comped us a round of drinks, just to be nice), we settled into the most gorgeous, crisp white Sferra sheets and tucked into bed with a Charles Dickens book I'd found on the bookshelves downstairs. The cabin was luxuriant compared to my tiny apartment in New York City, and housed us with simple good taste and no fuss.
The next morning's breakfast, in the cozy, spotless dining room of the main house, was homestyle and delicious (see pictures). Afterwards, Cliff offered to take us on a tour of the farm, during which we learned all about the nutrient exchange of grass and cow manure, as well as how Cliff is trying to raise holistically grown, grass-fed beef and fabulous, adorable pigs for bacon, as well as trying to build topsoil and maintain water quality. There was also about to be a wedding held in the cathedral-ceilinged barn, and we watched the space come together and transform into something Martha Stewart would go bonkers for.
Truly, we didn't want to leave the Inn, and as we drove reluctantly away, I schemed how to get back there sometime. I can't recommend it enough, though part of me wants to keep it a secret, fearing that it would be spoiled by any overly-commercial glare and that I'll never be able to book the cabin again. The Farm is a gem, the Inn is pristine, subtle and perfect. 'Nuf said.
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