BY EMILY CHILDRESS AND WILL SCARING
Whether you’re looking for a wonderful weekend escape or ideas for where family and friends can stay while visiting, you’ve come to the right place. The Piedmont is filled with charming country inns that leave guests feeling refreshed and relaxed. What follows are just a few of our favorites. Why not pick one and make a reservation? And while you’re visiting, do try the restaurants, wineries, and boutiques mentioned in the
“While you’re there” section that follows the description of each inn. They’re a few of our favorites, too!
BENNETT HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
9252 Bennett Dr., Manassas Virginia
Bennett House Bed & Breakfast is located in the historic district of Old Town Manassas and is the perfect place for business travelers, tourists, or locals looking to change things up. A 100-year-old house that’s been a B&B for the past 15 years, Bennett House offers hospitable and antique elegance with modern amenities and a convenient location to all that Old Town Manassas has to offer. It’s within walking distance to restaurants and the Prince William County Courthouse complex, and is within striking distance of the Washington, D.C. area. Everything about Bennett House is unique and inviting, from the country-style breakfasts to the comfortable accommodations.
While you’re there…
9108 Center St., Manassas
This family-owned restaurant features American dishes infused with Portuguese and Mediterranean influences. The result is an unforgettable fine dining event.
9405 Battle St., Manassas
Named after the biggest event in the Formula One Italian racing Grand Prix circuit, Monza offers a high-energy and exciting sports bar experience
MANASSAS OLIVE OIL COMPANY
9406 Grant Ave., Manassas
Did you know olive oil tasting can be as complex and deli- cious as wine tasting? Experience it for yourself at Manassas Olive Oil Company where you can simply do a tasting, or even take a painting class while you sample the store’s incredible selection.
INN AT EVERGREEN
15890 Berkeley Dr., Haymarket
A former Civil War Era mansion, this 11 bedroom inn offers the perfect mix of modern amenities and historic charm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and completely restored two years ago, this charming bed and breakfast serves as the centerpiece of the Evergreen Country Club. Whether you want to relax by the pool, play tennis, or enjoy a round of golf in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia, the Inn at Evergreen has you covered.
While you’re there…
HIDDEN JULLES CAFE
14950 Washington St., Haymarket
For a locally-sourced and organic treat, stop by Hidden Julles Cafe. It offers everything from juices to sandwiches to coffee, making it perfect for breakfast or lunch.
WINERY AT LAGRANGE
4970 Antioch Rd., Haymarket
With a gorgeous vineyard and tasting room, the Winery at LaGrange is a lovely destination for a day out. Order some of the gourmet snacks available to guests and enjoy with a bottle of one of the winery’s award-winning wines.
DETAILS FOR THE HOME
6590 Jefferson St., Haymarket
On Facebook at @ShopAtDetails
Details for the Home is two floors of delightful and unique clothing, jewelry, and household items and accessories, and its attentive and helpful staff make it an all- around great shopping experience.
THE ROOMS UP THERE
8393 West Main St., Marshall
The Rooms Up There offers guests three luxurious king-size suites with a private entrance, foyer, courtyard, and commons. Two of the suites are located above the original stone storehouse built on the property in 1800, while the third occupies the second floor of an addition built in the 1820s. Each suite includes a marble bathroom with handcrafted Italian faucetry, and guests receive complimentary breakfast at the famous Red Truck Bakery just steps away on Main Street.
While you’re there…
FIELD & MAIN
8369 West Main St., Marshall
Named one of the D.C. area’s best restaurants by The Washington Post, this charming upscale eatery serves Southern-inspired fare and fine wine in a rustic-chic setting. Pop in for a drink at the bar, or reserve a spot overlooking the kitchen and watch the magic happen.
BARREL OAK WINERY
3623 Grove Ln., Delaplane
Barrel Oak Winery is a dog-friendly winery started by real people with a real passion for real Virginia wine. There’s always something going on — live music, kids’ activities, and more — so check it out.
3 HENS’ TREASURES
8362 West Main St., Marshall
Discover a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, gifts and home furnishings at this terrific little shop just a stone’s throw from The Rooms Up There.
THE GOODSTONE INN
36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg
The Goodstone Inn prides itself on its award- winning French restaurant and its location in Virginia’s wine and hunt country, with six historic guest houses designed in English and French country décor. Besides that, there are 18 guest rooms and suites available on the expansive 265-acre estate, ensuring that there is plenty of space available. Guests are able to enjoy the comfort of their rooms or set out and explore to see the breathtaking views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding countryside
a 340-acre equestrian estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The interiors are elegant and airy, yet there is a certain whimsicality, evidenced in the life-size chess set that stands on the back lawn. The resort – open since August 2013 – has 168 rooms, a world-class 23,000-square-foot spa, a private dining facility in a 150-year-old stallion barn, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a full service equestrian center with instructional classes available and an attractive Virginia-themed restaurant called Harrimans.
RED FOX INN AND RESTAURANT
2 East Washington St., Middleburg
Dedicated to sourcing its menu from the Virginia’s Piedmont region, the Red Fox Inn and Restaurant combines cooking techniques with appropriate seasonality of ingredients, and pairs that with a large selection of local beverages from all over Virginia. If you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere for your dinner, this is the place to go
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