We had our second stay at the Middleton Inn last month and as always it was wonderfully relaxing. The drive down is beautiful - 1 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C. Mary Ann is a warm and friendly inn keeper and gives you just enough attention, but definitely leaves you to your privacy. The rooms are clean and well appointed. We stayed in the cottage outside the main house that used to be the slave quarters. There is a warm fireplace and a kitchenette and bathroom on the first level and a loft on the second with beautiful views of the countryside. The cottage is a stone's throw from some picturesque stables!
We did not dine at the inn but went up the way to the very pricey Inn at Little Washington. However, the breakfast at Middleton was superb. We can't wait to go back with friends or family and stay in the newly renovated log cabin with a gorgeous kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms. Over the years we have given both sets of parents gift certificates to the Middleton Inn. That's how much we love it!
We did not have much time to do more than lie around, drink, and eat, but the Luray Caverns are nearby as well as the Appalachian Trail.
This is inn living at it's finest!More