The Inn at Little Washington

Washington, VA United States
Neighborhood: Village of Little Washington

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

      For 2018:

      • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
      • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant
      • Copy of Magnificent Obsession, Authored by Chef Patrick O'Connell, The Inn at Little Washington tea towel and a jar of house made The Inn at Little Washington jam
      • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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      PROPERTY SIZE: 24 rooms
      ROOM STYLE: Classic
      VIBE: Sophisticated
      Adventure Local Immersion Seclusion

      The Inn at Little Washington

      Neighborhood: Village of Little Washington
      Address:
      Middle & Main Streets
      P.O. Box 300
      Washington, VA 22747
      United States
      Nearest Airport:
      Washington Dulles International (IAD)
      41 mi / 65 km

      Hotel Features

      At the Hotel

      Features

      • Business Center
      • Conference Facilities
      • Culinary Program
      • Internet Access
      • Restaurant
      • Villas

      Services

      • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing


      Recreation
      • Bicycle Rental

      About Us

      Created by Patrick O'Connell in 1978, The Inn at Little Washington was the first establishment in the Mobil Travel Guide's history ever to receive 5 stars for its restaurant and 5 stars for its accommodation, and is the first Inn ever to receive AAA's highest accolade, the 5 Diamond Award, for both food and accommodation. Patrick O’Connell abandoned his dream of becoming an actor for the love of cooking and the “living theatre” of the restaurant world. Just an hour’s drive from Washington DC, this sumptuous hideaway, nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a world renowned destination for connoisseurs. The menu spotlights O’Connell’s spectacular Refined American Cuisine, such as the Pepper Crusted Tuna Pretending to be a Filet Mignon Capped with Seared Duck Foie Gras and a Burgundy Butter Sauce. The Inn’s princely suites and opulent lounges transport one to an idyllic fantasy world.

      The historic Town of Washington was founded in 1769 and surveyed by George Washington. It is the quintessential American small town, serving as the seat of government for Rappahannock County. Many of the buildings date back to the late 1700's. In addition, there are art galleries, sophisticated shops and theatres to visit.

      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.

      Dining at The Inn

      Dining at The Inn has been likened to a performance with the guest always playing the star role. 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. The Chef's creations arrive at one of the 30 intimate tables 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.

      Best of the Best

      Small-town Americana meets the international culinary stage at The Inn at Little Washington. Proprietor Patrick O’Connell abandoned acting for the “living theater” of his renowned farm-to-table restaurant, one of the world’s first. The Inn’s 24 bedrooms and suites, individually appointed by London set designer Joyce Evans, are equally dramatic; many feature balconies and serene garden views. Those looking for the ultimate in seclusion and amenities choose The Claiborne House presidential cottage. Take one of the complimentary bicycles out for a leisurely ride into the surprisingly sophisticated historic town, founded in 1769.

      Hotel Tip

      Aspiring chefs should take part in the Stagiaire Program — two or three days of fascinating, hands-on experience working next to Patrick O’Connell and his talented team.

      Location

      Address
      Middle & Main Streets
      P.O. Box 300
      Washington, VA 22747
      United States
      Neighborhood
      Village of Little Washington
      Nearest Airport
      Washington Dulles International (IAD), 41 Miles / 65 Kilometers

      Guest Rooms & Suites

      Intermediate Room

      Queen size bed and full bath.


      Next applicable upgrade category:  Superior Room

      • Bathrobe
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron/Ironing Board
      • Air Conditioning
      • Complimentary Newspaper

      Superior Room

      King size bed and private balcony.


      Next applicable upgrade category:  Jr. Suite

      • Bathrobe
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron/Ironing Board
      • Air Conditioning
      • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
      • Complimentary Newspaper

      Junior Suite

      King-size bed, private balcony, Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.


      Next applicable upgrade category:  Bi-Level Suite

      • Bathrobe
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron/Ironing Board
      • Air Conditioning
      • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
      • Complimentary Newspaper

      Bi-Level Suite

      Lower level: parlor with balcony, soaking tub and separate shower

      Upper level: King-size bed, balcony


      Next applicable upgrade category:  N/A

      • Bathrobe
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron/Ironing Board
      • Air Conditioning
      • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
      • Complimentary Newspaper
      Total 4 Records

      Facts & Policies

      Facts
      Experiences
      Adventure, Local Immersion, Seclusion
      Vibe Sophisticated
      Room Style Classic
      Number of Rooms 24
      Check-In Time 3:00 PM
      Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
      Early Arrivals & Late Departures

      Please inquire.

      Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

      A deposit of one night’s accommodation plus tax per room is required at the time of booking.  Policies are subject to change.

      Cancellation Policy

      One week notice of cancellation or change of date is required for refund of deposit.  Policies are subject to change.

      Accepted Forms of Payment

      Please inquire.

      Terms & Conditions

      Rates & Reservations:

      All Saturday night stays are $245 additional, Fridays are $145 additional and all Sundays are $75 additional. All nights from April 15th - May 31st and the month of October are $100 additional per room per night. These rates do not include holidays or extended holiday periods, for rates at these times please call our Reservations Department. Room rates are per night and include Afternoon Tea Service and a House Breakfast for two persons available from 8:00am to 10:30am. A third person in a Suite is $50.00 additional.

      Seasonal Closures:

      The Inn at Little Washington is open year round, but is closed on most Tuesdays (with the exception of some holidays)

      Cell Phones:

      Please note that we are located in a very rural area of Virginia, and as beautiful as it is, we have very limited cell phone coverage within a 30 mile radius of The Inn. Unless you are with Sprint, you probably will not have a cell phone signal. However, we have phones and voicemail in all of our rooms and we can transfer any incoming calls to you or to the Front Desk. This limited coverage will also impact cellular based GPS systems.

      Dress Code:

      The Inn has no official dress code, however most gentlemen guests tend to wear a jacket and tie and the women are generally in dresses or suits.

      Dinner Reservations:

      Hotel, Dining Room and Kitchen Table reservations are taken up to one year in advance. Please bear in mind that The Inn's telephone operators routinely field hundreds of dinner reservation requests for any one particular evening, so we suggest prior planning whenever possible. Dinner reservations are guaranteed for overnight guests.

      Seasonal Closure Dates for 2017: We are closed every Tuesday. We will be closed January 2-5 and January 9 in addition.

      Seasonal Closure Dates for 2018: We are closed every Tuesday. Additionally, we will be closed Monday, January 8th and 15th.



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      Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

          For 2018:

          • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
          • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant
          • Copy of Magnificent Obsession, Authored by Chef Patrick O'Connell, The Inn at Little Washington tea towel and a jar of house made The Inn at Little Washington jam
          • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
          • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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          By: David


          Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2014

          Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

          Little Bit of Heaven

          By: LC


          Reviewed on: 26 May 2018

          My stay at The Inn at Little Washington was awesome. The staff made you feel very welcome and went out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The food was delicious and the property very beautiful!
          Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi