"LITTLE" WASHINGTON BED & BREAKFAST
In a lot of ways, Drew and Deb were your typical Washington, D.C. couple. Drew worked in the government and Deb in consulting. Their Capitol Hill neighborhood was charming, and they loved watching it grow and change over the years. Deb had a passion for baking and wine, and Drew was a whiskey enthusiast, writing for a popular spirits blog in his spare time. Like many, they lived for their weekends and cherished every second of them. Every drive or flight home from a daytrip or long weekend, they would eventually talk about how wonderful it would be to get into the hospitality business; to take what they loved about travel and entertaining and share it with people. That conversation would always end with a promise to explore the idea more when they were closer to retirement, when it made more “sense.” Then one happy day Drew and Deb decided it made sense now.
When they stumbled upon Gay Street Inn in “Little” Washington, Virginia they knew they’d found something special. From their first breath of mountain air and stroll around the peaceful but vibrant little town, they knew they’d found home and a place people needed to experience. Not to mention the culinary treasures. From the world-renowned cuisine at The Inn at Little Washington to refreshments at one of the area’s many exceptional wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, there’s no shortage of experiences to savor.
Whether you are hiking, vineyard-hopping, “leaf-peeping,” or visiting for a special meal, Drew and Deb would love to host you for a relaxing stay in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their tastefully restored 1850s farmhouse is a short walking distance from everything “Little” Washington has to offer and just minutes from Shenandoah National Park. Come see why they fell in love with this place.
The front porch is an old-fashioned American original, with comfortable chairs and a peaceful western view of Jenkins Mountain and Shenandoah National Park. Because Gay Street ends in front of our house, the porch is always quiet, making it the perfect spot for relaxing, reading, and enjoying your morning coffee or an afternoon drink.
Our gardens, like most, are works in progress, and they include the plants you'd expect to find in a country garden – daffodils, tulips, irises and lilies. Our expansive yard is comprised mainly of a large lawn, with several inviting seating areas perfect for reading a good book, enjoying a glass of wine, or simply basking in the afternoon sun. In addition, feel free to enjoy any of our available lawn games (cornhole, bocce ball, and horse shoes).
The Library is an inviting first-floor room with wood-burning fireplace and comfortable furniture for reading, playing games, or listening to soft music. Relax and stay awhile.
The sunroom is filled with morning light and overlooks our expansive yard and flower beds. Breakfast is served here from 8:30 to 9:30 every morning, and the room is available throughout your stay for socializing and leisure.
"Spent a night at this Inn this weekend. It was a great experience. Very nice place. The room was fairly large, with a king bed and nicely decorated. We spent some time in the comfy living room where we were served an expertly made craft cocktail before we headed out to the Inn at Little Washington for dinner. Upon our return we had some port wine and chocolate awaiting. Both were excellent. In the morning we had a great homemade breakfast. The owners were delightful and great hosts. One of the best B&B experiences we have had. We will definitely be back."
We stayed at the Gay Street Inn for one evening on our visit to the Inn at Little Washington. The Gay Street Inn was adorable and very comfortable. So quiet- until we were in common spaces, we had no idea how many were staying at the Inn as well. Lovely breakfast and cocktails included!
Our stay at the Gay Street Inn for my husband's 40th birthday was so delightful! Drew and Deb were absolutely wonderful and the property is very special! Evening cocktails and a delicious breakfast rounded out a terrific stay! Highly recommend!
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