My husband and I stayed at the Inn so that we would have close proximity to Old Rag Mountain and White Oak Canyon trails for hiking. The Diana room was generous in size and the soaking tub was a treat after our long days of hiking. The breakfasts were hot and good and the conversations enjoyable.
It was a pretty nice B&B. It seemed a little pricey for what we got. Though we were trying to "get away", there was no cell service and no WiFi, which was a bit disconcerting, especially given that we had left our kids with a sitter and didn't like being unreachable.
The Inn keepers are very nice people. Shauna was extremely accommodating about a late check in on Friday night. Breakfast both mornings was delicious. The dining table was set each morning with lovely china. The cottage could use updating, but the bed was comfortable and the area is wonderfully quiet. The Inn is not far from Old Rag and made our hiking weekend convenient.
An absolutely great place. Rooms are clean and breakfast is delicious. Frank (the chef) makes it a point that you know that all ingridients are bought at Amish market, organicaly grown, fresh and unlike anything that can be found in mainstream grocery stores. While you savor every piece, Frank and Shawna are like to talk and are full of stories from organic cooking to spas to recreation to what healthy eating really means. Absolutely outstanding place, I'be been there twice, 7 years ago as well as just recently and hope to make it a yearly get away.
What I love most about the place was the peace and tranquility. Seane and Frank are the warmest innkeepers we have met. Very helpful, giving us detailed directions to the place. Asked us about our plans, made very helpful suggestions. We'll definitely be back.
I left feeling like the wonderful hosts were long-time friends. Quiet, beautiful location with delicious, gourmet, lovingly prepared breakfasts served with Frank's light-hearted serenades. Seane is a gem -- true, loving soul. These wonderful folks epitomize the word "caretaker"! Kittye
Our stay at Fountain Hall Bed and Breakfast couldn't have been better. Steve and Kathi made us feel at home. They were a wealth of knowledge that helped us with our visit in their area as well as other areas of Virginia. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. It made us want to live in a beautiful, old, charming, home with soaring ceilings, rich woodwork and a grand, center staircase. After a restful sleep we were greeted with several choices for breakfast including freshly baked croissants, fresh fruit, and coffee. We would not hesitate to visit again.
Fountain Hall B&B is a wonderful place to stay. Host Steve made us feel at home from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We loved the quaintness of Fountain Hall, and Steve's breakfast was yummy. His croissants are the best ever. The location is ideal as we were able to walk anywhere in the town of Culpeper which is rich in history, shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend Fontain Hall B&B and the lovely town of Culpeper, VA.
Seane and Frank are wonderful people with a warm and friendly house. We suggest trying the aroma therapy (did wonders for my wife's migraines). Food is over the top and mostly organic. We are definitely going back!
The property is in sore need of some TLC to include grounds maintenance, painting and general refurbishing. Electrical problems were noted and fresh air obtainable through only one small window. Unable to completely close door to room so lacking a key to lock it was moot. Innkeeper was pleasant with breakfast in a cheery sunlit dining room joined by other very enjoyable guests. Great area with much nicer inns from which to choose.
Frank & Seane went out of their way to make sure all the special accomodations I needed were met! There is an absolutely unique dynamic for rest & reflection even after my busy business day. The treatments at the wellness center were a wonderful icing on my stay and provided new insights into well being. The range of accomodations and the history of remarkable stories gives The Inn On Thisle Hill a wonderful unique place.
My experience was wonderful, Frank and Seane are great!! The food was fabulous, the rooms were clean and the bed was sooooo comfortable. Great place to stay, lots of things to do in the area.
My wife and I were given a certificate for a night at Fountain Hall. I'm not inclined to go to a place like that over a known entity like a motel/hotel. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised on all counts. We stayed in the Chelf Room (paid a little extra for it). It was all worth it. The common rooms are a wonderful collection of well kept, beautiful antique furniture. There's only a small touch of modernity and those are all modestly placed in all the right areas of the downstairs. The mini fridge and TV/DVDs are in the far corner of the house. We were warmly greeted at the door and shown around the grounds before we ever went to our room. The backyard is spacious and simply landscaped. It goes for quite a ways before it ends at the double set of railroad tracks (the train comes through several times a day without too much fanfare). The room was beautifully done with bright wallpaper. The ambience was warm---inviting and welcoming. The air conditioner had a thermostat for personal preference. The bathroom had both a cozy shower and a 2 person whirlpool tub. Additionally there was a small balcony with a table and 2 chairs overlooking the backyard. The bed was a 4-poster with lots of pillows. The sleeping is firm, but great! Breakfast was not heavy or overdone. Quaint fits the bill. We had freshly-made croissants and turnovers, seasonal fruit, and banana bread. Oatmeal and cereal was available as well. The owner is very well versed in the Culpeper area and history. There are abundant materials on site for you to fill your time as a tourist. Bottom line: My wife and I really enjoyed Fountain Hall and highly recommend it for travelers in the Culpeper, VA area.
Very nice stay with Thistle Hill. Gold room was large and quiet. Especially enjoyed the deck. Breakfast food and conversation were a real treat. Easy access to Skyline Drive, Inn at Little Washington and Shenandoah Valley. Only drawback was that hot tubs were out of service.
The rooms are pleasantly appointed and clean. Seane and Frank are very hospitable. Frank cooks up an amazing breakfast - you definitely do not want to miss it! The inn has some upkeep needed, but this did not detract from our stay.
The (Gold) room was well appointed and had a very comfortable king bed. The breakfast is made to order, delicious, and probably about as free of aritificial products as you can get. The dinner was even better. It was as good as anything I've eaten in Washignton, D.C. That add-on, occasioned by a 3rd year anniversary, would be worth it on any visit. It's very quiet: just evening frogs and the breeze. We couldn't get any cell reception (Verizon) which was a great excuse to disengage for a few days. It's a 20 min. drive to Old Rag (challanging hike) and we enjoyed biking the bucolic countyside. I also recommend the wineries. We cleared 5 tastings in two days. All around delicious weekend!
On a spur of the moment road trip on the 4th of July weekend after tossing out my map quest....I found the Inn on Thistle Hill. What a pure joy!! Perfect location for vineyards, blue ridge parkway and luray caverns....not to mention charming culpepper close by. Seane and Frank treated me like family and after exploring on the first day I booked for another nite. I feel like I made good friends. Franks cooking was outstanding, and the charming comfortable atmosphere was everything I needed. I hope to come back perhaps in the fall to see all the area has to offer, which is alot!!! I truly felt right at home.
We have stayed at the Inn on Thistle Hill twice. Each experience was unique. On our first visit, in the spring, we stayed in a room with a balcony and rear deck...the Gold room. The evening meal was served in the Great Room, a more than two story room with a fireplace that was lit with (over 65 we were told) candles. The meal was wonderful. The next day I took advantage of the Wellness Center while my husband hiked, did some photography, read and lounged in the sun. On our most recent visit, this summer, we stayed in a cottage. The cottage had a screened porch with comfy furniture, a small deck with chairs and table, and was nicely decorated. The morning meal was a large spread with several types of fruit/nut breads, home fries, eggs, sausage and bacon, fresh fruit and several choices of juice, with water, tea and coffee. Again I enjoyed the Wellness center, trying different services, all of which I enjoyed. This is a great combination of personal service and privacy for a couple. We look forward to visiting again... it is as if you are visiting friends, but with wonderful service and the Wellness center.