Historic Rosemont Manor
What We Love
- A historic Shenandoah Valley mansion, with breakfast, vineyard passes and moreTasting the gourmet-friendly perks that come with your stay, including breakfast and welcome reception
- Adding your name to the list of guests who’ve visited here – FDR, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Lindbergh and Einstein, to name just a few
- The gracious and peaceful setting, just an hour outside of D.C.
What To Know
- The hotel has twelve individually decorated rooms and suites
- Free WiFi is provided, but there are no TVs
- Make time for "Manor House Tea" which features tea from a local producer
If Historic Rosemont Manor had kept a guest ledger throughout its more than 200 years, the book might be sitting in a museum today. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel’s roster of previous visitors reads like a who’s-who of American-history icons. It includes not just seven presidents, Kennedy and FDR among them, but Charles Lindbergh and Albert Einstein. Even more impressively, such a book would comprise but a page in the property’s past. You could write a treatise on this Georgian mansion’s aristocratic owners, military importance and social scene – and indeed, someone already has.
Why the prestige? Part of it’s surely the former residence’s D.C.-accessible address (its 60 Shenandoah Valley-facing acres sit less than an hour from the bustling capital) and part of it’s the graciousness that comes with such a setting. Berryville is a cradle of Southern gentility, and beyond the Grand Portico’s fluted Doric columns are richly appointed accommodations, featuring details like mahogany four-poster beds, gold-leaf wallpaper or double-headed showers. Each of these honors an iconic guest from that list, so stay in one, and keep history alive.
The accommodations at Historic Rosemont Manor are individually decorated to honor the legacy of the many American-history icons they’re named for, each of whom has previously graced the property’s gracious grounds. This elaborate tribute entails rich appointments, with upholstery that might include velvet or brocade and furnishings that might include a mahogany four-poster bed, double-headed shower or balcony. Upgrade from the Standard to Deluxe room, for added comfort.
Amenities- Snacks and bottled water- Private en-suite bathrooms- Queen-sized, pillow-top mattress- Deluxe Comfort-Loft pillows- Special makeup-removal towels- Private Rosemont label bath products from Greenwich Bay Soaps- Plush bathrobes- Hair dryers- Luggage racks- Irons and ironing boards- Daily room housekeeping- Individual climate control- Guest directories- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Spa services (fees apply and must be arranged in advance)
Berryville is in rural Virginia’s Clarke County, and while you’re in town, you can partake in all the proper country pleasures. There’s plenty of choice in the way of golf, ballooning, fruit-picking and horseback riding, and if you’d rather continue your Rosemont Manor history lesson, you can visit a local museum or battlefield.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed two nights in the Nixon room at the Historic Rosemont Manor. We had never visited Berryville, VA or the surrounding areas so this was a new experience for us. Here are the highlights of the trip: the hospitality of the staff at Rosemont was spot-on, the views of the Blue Ridge mountains from the rocking chairs on the portico to the summer sleeping porch off of our room were stunning, the complimentary snack tray and drink was a surprise, morning breakfasts were delicious, surrounding towns had some fun shops and wineries. Places to visit while in the area: Must go to Mom's Apple Pie Bakery in Leesburg, visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley for a sliver of local history, sample local wines in the many wineries (we enjoyed Veramar Winery, but visited others as well) and lastly, many shops in Winchester and Leesburg had an array of eclectic finds.
We wanted to experience the Shenandoah and lucked out with the perfect place. A gracious estate which provided a perfect base of operations. Suzanne Donner the General Manager runs a great accommodation and looks out for her guests. The breakfasts were delicious and a cut above the ordinary. Recommend dining nearby at the Bistro at La Auberge Provincal, which also has accomodations, but Rosemont Manor is far superior and a better value.
We needed a getaway to rest & relax and Rosemont Manor more than exceeded our expectations! The staff was helpful, professional & kind. The rooms and house are well maintained and so comfortable; we really felt so at home. The grounds are also exceptional and our views were always gorgeous. We stayed in the Byrd' s Study;one of the smaller rooms but the private balcony with 2 sets of doors that opened up to it made the room so memorable. We spent time on the balcony & slept with the doors open (there are screens). What a treat! Breakfast was also so delicious and the light, airy dining room made our breakfast even nicer! We didn't want to leave and will most definitely will be back! Thank you to all the Rosemont staff who took such good care of us. Keep up the good work! (The pictures are from our balcony)
Facility is outstanding, comfortable, and pleasant
Service is attentive and friendly
As a 200 year old house, the bathrooms are unique - guests might want to ask in advance if bath facilities are important
I'll be coming back here!!
My husband and I recently had an overnight stay at Rosemont Manor given to us as a gift from our daughter. When we arrived we were greeted by two staff members that seemed a bit confused with the 'check in process'. As the two made an attempt to 'find our reservation' they asked us for a confirmation number; which we did not have but offered to contact our daughter to provide that information to them. We were told "That's okay we'll figure it out." We were handed a few brochures and a map of the area and told our room was available if we would like to see it. Overall-not a good first impression but we thought perhaps they may have been newly hired.
Fast forward two weeks; I am reviewing email and come across an email sent to me by Rosemont Manor requesting that I contact them regarding unpaid taxes on the room. ($14.79) I immediately responded to the email (6:30am) apologizing for the delayed response and expressed that no one said anything about an amount owed when my husband checked out. (we were even standing in the entry 10-15 minutes after check out talk with some other guests; someone could have surely approached us regarding the tax, and did not) I reached out to Rosemont by phone around 8:45am that same morning and was told that the "Innkeeper was not available." and that they would have to call me later because the young lady on the phone did not know how to 'enter it in the system since our stay was 2 weeks ago'. I explained that I would be in meetings all day as well as the following day and would not be able to take a call, please have them call me the following day after 3:30pm. As requested a representative did contact me (not friendly) and asked for my credit card number to cure the amount owed. I apologized again that I had not responded earlier and her response to me was very direct; "I discussed your tax with the staff and they said you were told that you owed the amount and you said you thought your daughter paid it." Which is not correct, it was never mentioned to us at check-in or check-out- probably because they couldn't even find our invoice/reservation at the time of check-in so how could they have told us we owed tax? Furthermore, when my husband check-out there was no mention of it either. The associate on the phone was very curt with me and stated she needed my credit card number.
I provided my card number and was asked to stay on the line until she ran my card "to make sure it was good" .....Implying what? That my card would not be honored for a mere $14.79? Once she told me ''we're good" I expressed my dissatisfaction with the check-in / out process and was told the "bookkeeper' checked us in and perhaps she dropped the ball but they have had "hundreds of guests and they typically don't have a problem." By the associates attitude, I couldn't help but feel as though she felt we were trying to cheat them out of $14.79 and furthermore am insulted that the implication was made that the charge may not be honored.
It is unfortunate that something our daughter put a lot of thought in to was soured by the lack of customer service delivered by the staff at Rosemont. Mr. Genda, you have a beautiful venue, it is unfortunate that the level of customer service your associates extend does not match the setting you have created. Over a meager $14.79 you have jaded our impression of your establishment and we will express that to anyone that asks what our experience was. We will return to Berryville, but unfortunately for Rosemont we will not be returning nor will we recommend a visit.