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
We enjoyed a delightful Christmas Tea with other guests in rooms all decorated with various Christmas themes. The staff was friendly and engaging and the service was excellent. Talked history with the owner. Stayed in the Byrd Study overlooking the Portico from a balcony. Beautiful sunrise and delicious breakfast. Well worth the price. So beautiful and historic.
My husband and I stayed at Historic Rosemont Manor this week (Monday and Tuesday nights)...it was our first experience ever at a bed and breakfast, and it was wonderful! From the time we made our reservation with Marta (who also greeted us upon arrival!), to the wonderful Suzanne who served our breakfast each morning, we had such a lovely time. The Churchill Room was fabulous, as were all of the other rooms we peeked at. Nice and quiet, in a beautiful setting, I highly recommend this lovely home away from home for a quick getaway! 5 stars!
We recently stayed at Rosemont Manor for a wedding and were wowed by the service throughout the entire stay. Each member of the staff was friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had all we needed. From the check in service, where the clerk carried my suitcase up the stairs, to the hostesses at the bridal events, to the host at the reception, the service went beyond expectations. I'm sure the bridal couple was thrilled.
Our room was very small, to be expected in a historic building, but the bathroom was large with a good hot shower. The manor is in need of some maintenance and I'm sure the staff will get there. Again, the manor is historic and old buildings need lots of TLC. The history of the manor is so interesting and the grounds are a pleasurable place to walk. Additionally, there is plenty to do in the area, from the nearby wineries, to a short drive to places like Harper's Ferry.
Much more than tea time!
My friend and I rolled up the driveway and were greeted by a staff member who directed us to parking even though there were signs along the way. He also pointed us toward the tea check-in. (Love service like that!) When we entered the building, it was a charmingly decorated reception hall. We were beckoned over to the check-in desk and they had everything organized and provided our table assignment. "Frizzles" in champagne glasses were offered and we took our seats among others (maybe 30 all told) who were awaiting the history session on the property.
The proprietor began the talk at the scheduled time and told us fascinating things about the property, its wonderful trees, history, and notable clientele. After that intro, we were led up to the manor and given some major insights to what it takes to keep a historic property like this one going.
Once the tour was over, we were sent to find our tables. Most tables seated 4 and we were placed with a couple. When I made the reservation I was asked about dietary restrictions. I am a vegetarian and had said so. When the first cup of tea was poured, the young lady (one of the proprietor's daughters) immediately confirmed that I was the veggie (service!) and when the treats were brought out, she always had a special set for me. Such a personal treat that it was not made an issue at all, or up to me to remind them, etc. There were three teas during three courses. The Byrd Blend tea was luscious. The green tea had a nice bright flavor, and the final tea (lemony) was a wonderful complement to dessert. Cucumber sandwiches are a tea staple; my only complaint was the white bread which made those a little soggy. All else was yummy. Really tasty (and right-sized) savory scones. Of course, clotted cream was provided. Instead of preserves or jam, there was apple butter.
After the meal my friend bought tea in the grand foyer (sadly, the Byrd Blend was still on order), and then we went upstairs to view the guest rooms before walking around the property a little.
Every member of staff we encountered during our visit was friendly and really "into" being there. Our afternoon tea at Rosemont Manor was thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended for history and tea lovers.
AMAZING. Early August 2018, I brought my husband there to celebrate our 15th anniversary. I couldn’t have found a better place. I can’t think of good enough words to describe how beautiful, quiet and wonderful this place is. It felt like heaven came down and we were right in the middle of it.
From the handyman - Sam, inn keeper, cook, receptionist- Marta to the Director of Weddings and Design - Michael and everyone else we met here, the service was unparalleled.
If you are looking for a place where you can feel the history, dance to the music of nature, touch the sparkling morning dew and smell the pristine air, Rosemont Manor is the place to come.
If you are longing for a romantic getaway, Rosemont Manor and Berryville is your choice.
Rosemont Manor is not like any other business focused on profit, they are focused on their customers and on helping their community prosper. From the locally produce they use in the kitchen, to the locally baked cookies (yuuuummyy cookies available all day in the parlor), to the toiletries used in the bathrooms, everything comes from local producers and is of utmost quality.
I heard some saying that “the rooms don’t have a TV” and I thought that is wonderful. When you want your piece of mind and when you want to reconnect with nature, you don’t want to have a TV.
This is already my favorite place to visit and we will be back here in the winter with our son. I plan to visit this place every season as it must be magical any time of the year.