Fodor's Expert Review The Inn at Little Washington

309 Middle St., Washington, Virginia, 22747, USA Fodor's Choice

What began as a small-town eatery in 1978 has grown into a legendary establishment. The rich interior of the three-story white-frame inn is the work of Joyce Conway-Evans, who has designed theatrical sets and rooms in English royal houses. Plush canopy beds, marble bathrooms, and fresh flowers make the rooms sumptuous. If you need more space, the Inn also has two luxurious cottages: the 3,200 square foot Claiborne House and the smaller but equally charming Gamekeeper's Cottage, both steps from the main inn. Chef Patrick O'Connell's much-loved New American food is served in a slate-floor dining room with William Morris wallpaper, and his restaurant consistently wins respect from international critics. Gourmands can reserve a seat at the Chef's Table to watch the kitchen in action.


  • ultimate luxury
  • amazing in-house restaurant


  • must reserve months in advance
  • limited number of rooms




Phones: 540-675–3800


24 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Restaurant closed Tues. except in May and Oct., Free Breakfast

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