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Over the years, Glen Gordon Manor has hosted members of the British royal family and set the scene for many memorable hunts and balls. Overlooking Shenandoah National Park from 45 acres of pasture, lawns, gardens and parkland. The captivating retreat glories in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and neighboring farms and vineyards. Tracing its roots to 1833 as a Wells Fargo stagecoach stop, the main house brims with nostalgic settings: a fire-lit entrance hall, a baronial oak hunt room with minstrel gallery, a stone wine cellar, and a charming country kitchen. Guest rooms echo the warm radiance. Luxuriously appointed Glencroft Cottage suites and spacious Gordon Mews House lend further hospitality, along with a sparkling pool and stables. As a guest of Glen Gordon Manor you will have the option of dining in the dining room of the manor house for a full four-course breakfast, or if you prefer we will send breakfast to your room. We have an extensive garden that will provide the seasonal ingredients in your breakfast, as well as fruit trees that still remain from a past orchard. We raise our own organic free range chickens for the eggs that go into the many breakfast creations. What we don’t grow ourselves we procure from local farmers as much as possible.
5 on October 15, 2014
My husband and I were at Glen Gordon for 2 weekday nights in September. I had chosen Glen Gordon after reading all the excellent reviews and we weren't disappointed. Glen Gordon has managed to effortlessly weave present day amenities into a 19th century manor house. The inn and its rooms are tastefully done without being ostentatious, people are friendly without being intrusive and the breakfast is definitely amongst the best we have had at any b-and-b. A brownie point for upgrading us to the ‘Edward’ room without any additional cost though we had booked the ‘Albert’ room. It definitely made our stay much more comfortable. Trent, who showed us around, even offered to carry our bags for us. B and Bs can be tricky. The picture painted on the website often differs from the real deal. But Glen Gordon delivers as promised. And that’s saying something.
5 on October 04, 2014
Upon our arrival at the Manor, Chef Trent greeted us with a glass of champagne and a tour. We immediately felt at home as we listened to the history of the Manor, which included amusing antidotes involving a visit by the Queen of England and her son. We couldn't wait for dinner, as the tour passed through the kitchen where freshly baked loaves of bread and beautiful filets waited to be served as our main course. The five-course meal with wine pairing was exquisite, from the locally sourced food to beautiful presentations. Chef Trent extended the warm and inviting feel of the Manor by presenting and describing several of the courses himself, describing the preparation of the food and history of the wine pairing. The finishing touch was the décor of the dining room, which was designed to enhance a local artist's painting. Overall, we felt Glen Gordon Manor provided a blissful meal in an understatedly elegant setting that complements the serene country environment.
5 on September 26, 2014
My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at the GG Manor back in August. Now I'm not normally given to writing reviews for establishments; but the exceptional service, cuisine, and atmosphere prompted me to do so! First, this gorgeous manor is in a somewhat secluded area (which happens to be in the middle of Virginia wine country) with beautiful views of the Shenandoah Mountains. For those who reside in the Washington DC Metro Area (like me), it's a PERFECT break from city life. Even if you don't live in the DC Area, it's definitely worth the drive/flight! Second, the food is OUTSTANDING! Every course or snack was delectable and memorable. I also truly appreciate their commitment to using fresh local ingredients. And despite the haute nature of these meals, they are served in an unpretentious manner. The chefs are more than happy to talk about their backgrounds, methods, and cooking philosophies – a real testament to their commitment to bring you a truly fine dining ‘experience’. Lastly, the service is FIRST-RATE! Dayn, Trent, and the rest of the staff are very welcoming, knowledgeable, accommodating, and engaging. They are quick to tend to your needs and truly make you feel at home. We can’t wait to get back, and are already considering a trip close to the holidays. I can only imagine how beautiful it must look during that time of the year…… Kudos to The Glenn Gordon Manor for its achievement in excellence!
5 on September 05, 2014
I am a happy patron of Glen Gordon Manor, having enjoyed their exceptional lodging and exquisite dining on several occasions. I was recently able to share this experience with a group of my colleagues while on a professional retreat in the area. Trent Smith prepared a thoughtful and beautifully presented meal that was a perfect complement to our theme. This locally sourced, seasonal meal was reflective of the care and attention to detail that Chef Dayn and Trent give to each meal served. My colleagues were charmed and overwhelmed by the generous and kind service and delicious offerings.
5 on August 10, 2014
It is always a pleasure staying at Glen Gordon. An early arrival allowed time for a casual walk on the property. Dinner at Houndstooth was prepared by Trent, and he did a special job with my wife's food allergies. We stayed in the newly opened Wallis in the West Wing. The room was clean, luxurious, and we felt very at home. Dayn prepared breakfast; the honey he used came from bees on the Glen Gordon property, and was fantastic. We look forward to our next visit, and there are no doubts we will visit again. Thank you!
5 on July 06, 2014
My wife and I spent a weekend at Glen Gordon Manor for her birthday. It was an exceptional experience and truly memorable. Dayn, Trent, and the entire staff were phenomenal hosts from the moment we arrived until our departure. Each encounter, from chatting in the kitchen to conversations in the sitting room, were personal and quite welcoming. The grounds have spectacular views and impart an ideal sense of tranquility. The room and main house were excellent as well, comfortable and inviting at every part of the day. And lastly, the dining was exquisite. Each dish was beautifully prepared and resulted in a divine culinary experience. We highly recommend Glen Gordon Manor for special occasions and the quick getaway, and plan to return again in the near future.
5 on March 10, 2014
My wife and I celebrated a significant birthday with a four day weekend at the Glen Gordon Manor. This was our second trip, and the service and hospitality were exceptional. The meals were wonderful -- breakfasts featured a number of dishes which were all excellently prepared and the portions were sized to let you enjoy all the 'courses'. We had dinner one evening served at a discrete table for two in the Hunt room, and it was a real pleasure to have the chance to talk about the dishes, ingredients, and preparation with each course. We did a wine pairing with one dinner, and the selections were all marvelous, and complimented the dishes very well. The next night we had dinner in the kitchen (at our request), and the chance to talk with Trent (and whoever else was in attendance -- it really feels like family when you visit) about the meal, and cooking in general, always gives me new ideas of how to prepare meals at home. Glen Gordon Manor is highly recommended, and we will be going back again when time permits.
5 on July 17, 2013
We recently stayed at Glen Gordon Manor for 3 nights. It was a wonderful experience in every way. We had breakfast and dinner there and the food was incredible! Dayn, Nancy, and Trent do a terrific job. Beautiful rooms (we stayed in the two bedroom side of the cottage) and the setting is so peaceful with rolling hills, clucking chickens and grazing horses. Relaxation is easy amongst the towering trees with swings and seats beneath the canopy. The pool is a perfect 85 degrees and the waterfall mesmerizes and lends itself to napping after a day visiting the nearby local wineries . Dayn was extremely helpful with directions, suggestions regarding vineyards and pointing us to the best meals in the vicinity. All in all a little slice of heaven in the beautiful Virginia Shenandoah Valley.
5 on May 14, 2013
One of a kind B&B. A perfect stay right in the middle of VA Wine Country. Will be back!
5 on May 10, 2013
My wife and I tried to book a weekend stay in the winter, but unfortunately they were all full. In hindsight, that turned out to be a good thing, as our weekend trip this past weekend was perfect -- every part of it. The food, the rooms, the views, and the hospitality were all impeccable. My wife and I love staying at B&Bs and we typically like to mix it up and try different places. That tradition will be broken the next time we visit the area, as -- after this past weekend -- there's absolutely no other place that we'd rather stay than Glen Gordon Manor. Dayn, Nancy, and Trent were all warm and welcoming hosts. Our time there felt less like the standard "pay money, get a room" exchange and more like staying the weekend with friends. Most owners probably wouldn't be up for discussing the intricacies of Legos, paint colors, and chickens over morning coffee. Or, most chefs would probably get annoyed with a guest's endless stream of questions about how to properly sharpen knives or how to best prepare a sunchoke. Not Dayn and Nancy, and not Trent. As we were preparing to checkout, Dayn gave us a dozen fresh eggs to take home and -- I'm being serious -- as we walked out to the pool for one last look of the place, a deer ran across the lawn right in front of us. If it weren't so impossible, I would've sworn that deer was trained to do that for every guest as one final 'Wow' factor :) My wife and I have told several of our friends about the place and have already started to plan a visit back to the area for the fall. Can't wait. When you do go, be sure to book dinner reservations there. We wanted a taste of the area and thought that breakfast at Glen Gordon would suffice. We were wrong, as we just weren't that impressed w. the other highly-rated restaurants that we tried. Let Dayn and Trent do it right for you.
Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Mountains, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Fireplace, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Fine English toiletries, Umbrellas, Office space available, Luxury linens, Pool and screened gazebo, 45 park like acres
Air conditioning, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Dayn Smith & Nancy Moon
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian