What We Love
- A storybook inn near the Virginia Wine Trail, with breakfast, a wine tasting and other lovely extrasThe relaxing spa experience, with treatments for the body and soul
- The farm-to-table fine dining and cooking classes
- Staying just a short drive from the Virginia Wine Trail
What To Know
- Free WiFi and iPads for guest use
- Dinner is five courses with the option of wine pairings
- Light sleepers beware – the walls are a bit thin; you'll likely hear voices, footsteps, and creaks
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Charles Town, Hillbrook Inn is in a rural location and close to Summit Point Raceway and Winchester Visitors Center. This romantic bed & breakfast is within the vicinity of Locust Hill Golf Course and Old Opera House.
Make yourself at home in one of the 9 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Partially open bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional features at this bed & breakfast include wedding services and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The Inn was in a peaceful location in West Virginia only 1.5 hours away from Washington, DC. One of the things I value in a country inn is a special breakfast. The breakfast offered here was not special! For example, fresh fruit was not served, and the egg dishes were more like those in a diner than in a country inn. Dinner was fine, but not spectacular; good wine pairings were offered with each course. A positive feature of our guest room was a gas log fireplace. The bed sheets were polyester and a bit overused. Although the housekeeping staff visited daily, they did not appear to clean the bathroom or replenish used toiletries. Several of the rooms are in out buildings requiring one to walk a bit of a distance to the main building for breakfast or dinner. The path between the room and house is made of gravel; do not wear fancy shoes to travel between the buildings.
This was our fourth visit to the Hillbrook Inn so that should tell you something. We love the ambience, the grounds and especially the gourmet dinners and breakfast. Outstanding! It is a bit pricey, however, they do offer packages for the rooms and food. The quality of the food, the beautiful rooms, surroundings and impeccable service are worth it. It is something we do for very special occasions.
The grounds are very lovely and fairly easy to locate. The staff is polite, professional, and helpful. I appreciated the way some of the staff called us by our first names. We were about 2 hrs early for check in. I asked the front desk staff if we could check in, I cannot remember her name, and she checked to see if the room was ready. She came back to tell us it would not be a problem but failed to mention we would be charged an extra $25.00. Not really a problem because it is mentioned on their site that there is a charge. I just thought since it was only 2 hours and the room was ready, it wasn't an issue.
The Farmhouse is very pretty, decorated nicely, secure, and clean. Our suite, the Sunset, was clean as well; however, there is a slight issue with stink bugs crawling around. Our suite also had a gas fireplace but we had to call for service as it would not come on following the instructions. However, a maintenance worker promptly responded and was able to get it turned on. The linens were nice and clean. Our housekeeper did forget to pick up the soiled towels on one occasion but not a huge deal. Overall, the suite was cozy and lovely.
We ordered the cheese and wine tray; which is a little expensive at $80.00 for what is on the tray. However, it was tasty, and the wine was delicious. We sat outside on the deck to enjoy the WVA scenery. The table was flimsy and off balance; which made it a little uncomfortable to eat and drink. It also flew off the deck when the winds kicked up. The farmhouse was a little cold after a front blew through as well. And you have to call for a thermostat adjustment. The guest above us were loud walkers and talkers but not really the Inn's fault. They left the following morning giving us the entire house to ourselves.
We made dinner reservations at the Inn. The waitress was friendly and attentive. I greatly appreciate the attention to detail when it came to my gluten dietary restriction. I have Celiac disease and usually worry about being contaminated. But not here! The chef(s) made sure my food was prepared without contamination. This really helped me relax and enjoy my meal. Dinner was absolutely delicious but also pricey. The bill came to $180.00 for the light fare; which included two starters, an entrée, and dessert. You can also order wine pairings but we passed due to having a bottle earlier. We also had breakfast at the Inn. And, again, it was absolutely delicious especially the gf pumpkin waffles. Compliments to the chef(s). The breakfast waitresses were also attentive and polite. I am not sure I like the way they handle the gratuity process but I understand the reason behind it.
Overall, our entire stay was relaxing and enjoyable. We recommend the Inn and will more than likely visit again. Thank you.