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Mechanicsville, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My husband and I stayed at the River Terra during the middle of October 2015. The stay was a gift from a family member and while I had spent a lot of my childhood in Colonial Beach, we had not been back to visit in over 15 years. It was the perfect getaway! Kristine was the ultimate hostess! Her family...

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Ranson, West Virginia
Reviewed 12 October 2015

She (Kristine) is such a dear lady. She spoils you with her beautiful B & B...rooms are decorated as such...you just walk and walk and look and enjoy. She will spoil you with her delicious cooking...such a variety...and with special seasonings. DELICIOUS. She has stories about the town, ideas or directions of places to visit. She shares coupons....family history of...

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Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Your warm welcome and lovely home were the frosting on the cake of our visit to your cute little beach town. I don't think my husband will ever forget that breakfast! Hoping to stay again whenever we can.

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you as guests. So glad you were able to relax and enjoy your time in Colonial Beach. Elizabeth, I described your fashionable shoes to my friend. Come back any time when you want to kick off your shoes and warm your toes by the fireplace or bury them in the sand. Take care.

Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I spent one night at the River Terra Retreat and was very pleased with my choice.Located a half block from the river, it is in a quiet residential section of this turn-of-the-century river-resort town. The house is lovely, but Kristine is fabulous. I missed the tapas, but did have time for a hearty breakfast made with local eggs, meats, local...

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

It was so lovely to get to get to know you! The next time that you're here, I hope that you get to try the tapas as well a special breakfast made just for you. Best wishes as all your interesting endeavors unfold. Hope our paths cross again. Yours, Kristine G, Proprietor

Great Falls, Virginia
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We spent several nights at the River Terre B & B over our anniversary. It is a thoughtfully restored antique house on a large lot in a quaint old-fashioned beach village. It is a delightful and very relaxing place! Kristine is someone who treats you like family in the best possible way. She is a superb cook; everything she made...

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

So happy that you chose to celebrate your anniversary at River Terra. You're a couple with so many interests, it was a pleasure to see you set up your easel and paint and to enjoy bike riding. Mulligan was the perfect pet and his picture on my Facebook page received many compliments. Hope to see you again.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the River Terra. The host was really lovely and the food was outstanding (seriously!). It is a short walk to the water and there are views of the water from the upstairs balcony in the master suite. The house itself is really decorated exquisitely, but the surrounding area is fairly eclectic. I would highly...

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

It really means the world to me to hear your recommendation. Truly though, I'm just happy that you enjoyed your stay here! The next time you're in our area, I hope that you join us for another get-away! Yours, Kristine G, Proprietor

Hamilton, Virginia
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is how Magic happens.....It's Sunday morning, the second day of our stay, my husband and I woke up around six AM to witness a gorgeous sunrise from our BED (the suite)!!! and while Kristine slept soundly in her cozy cottage in the back of the house, we went downstairs made a cup of coffee and went for a two...

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

Those sunrises are something else, aren't they? This town is magical, and I'm just so happy that you got to experience a lot of its beauty in your morning walk. I really hope to see you again soon -- you're welcome at my campfire any time!! Yours, Kristine G, Proprietor

New Kent, Virginia
Reviewed 20 July 2015

A wonderful get away on the road less travelled...comfortable, clean, and the breakfasts delicious...we stayed in the upstairs suite and the river view from the deck was awesome...Roberto the Cat was quite a friendly host and Kristine was everything you could ask for in an Inn Keeper. We look forward to visiting again.

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

Roberto says hello, and that he's excited that you mentioned him! I'm so happy that you had a great time here. I really do hope that we get to see you back here again soon. Yours, Kristine G, Proprietor

Reviewed 14 July 2015

This was by far the best experience I have ever had at a b&b, the food was amazing like being at a gourmet restraunt. The room was beautiful, and had a view that was great, I would highly recommend this place to every one I know who is looking for a great getaway!!!

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

"Best experience at a B&B from start to finish", Gregory! You really made my day with your remarks. Thank you so much for the recommendation -- Please come back for a visit and I'll challenge myself to raise the excellence bar even higher just for you!! Yours, Kristine G, Proprietor

Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Everything about this place is amazing: the room, the house, the food, the location, and Kristine. For all the perks and wonderful service, this place is definitely a steal. Apart from echoing what has been said in other reviews, I'd like to comment on the following: Tapas: The tapas surpassed my expectations by quantity and quality!! A huge tray of...

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Kristine G, Owner at River Terra Retreat, responded to this review

Everything about this review made me smile, Elizabeth. It just reminded me of seeing Ruby's sweet face and getting to know you all! I'm so happy that you all had a great time -- I hope that you felt relaxed while you were here. If you're ever nearby, I hope to see you again! Yours, Kristine G, Proprietor

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to River Terra in historic Colonial Beach on the Potomac River. We love hosting all guests and are friendly to pets, children, and motor cyclists. Your stay with us includes wine, tapas, bedtime nightcap and a full breakfast. Quiet your mind, unplug your phone, just relax, we've got you. Our charming house was built in 1911 and has four bedrooms, a lovely interior, big porches, a balcony and patio. We have an acre of fenced property for outside events, and provide custom designed retreats with yoga, massage, culinary arts and nature. Play cards on the sun porch, sleep late in comfy beds, daydream in the hammock, dine on locally grown food, walk or cycle, play on the beach, visit nearby wineries. We are rural, not boring. There are excursions and activities around town to explore year-round. Read our reviews. We give you the experience you want, the attention you deserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Terra Retreat

Address: 37 4th St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-1701
Region: United States > Virginia > Colonial Beach
Price Range: ₹ 8,352 - ₹ 13,363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The River View Suite is the way to go!”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieR279, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The upstairs suite has it all”
 of 5 bubbles P4099NBelizabethk, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor bedrooms share a bath, upper floor bedroom has private bath, upper floor master suite has balcony. Steep stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles Alabella, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Upstairs Suite is huge with its own deck and wonderful views.”
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 of 5 bubbles RTPVA, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“You won't be disappointed with any room you choose.”
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