Summerfield Inn

101 Valley Street NW , Abingdon, VA 24210 USA (Show map)


Abingdon, Virginia - Summerfield Inn - A Gem Waiting to be Discovered. A 1920's era home centrally located in Abington Virginia's Historic District and within walking distance of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, Martha Washington Inn, antique shops and fine restaurants. Featured in SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE. Summerfield Inn is just three blocks from the head of the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34-mile Rails-to-Trails footpath used for bird watching, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding that winds through Virginia's most picturesque scenery. Guests enjoy elegant American and European antiques in a quiet and casual atmosphere. Relax in comfortable parlors and library or on the large wrap-around front porch with swing and rockers. The Inn is Air-conditioned and each guestroom has individual thermostats for your comfort. Seven spacious guestrooms including sitting areas, desks, robes, telephones, radio/alarms, hair dryers and modern in-room baths with whirlpools and showers. Three ground level guestrooms are available in the Carriage House. Guest pantry, Complimentary Wine, Beverages, and free local telephone calls, free high-speed wireless internet. Treat yourself to Historic Abingdon's charm and beauty with lodging at Summerfield Inn. BBAV Inspected & Approved.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful stay

4.2 on October 13, 2015

Exceptional service, very nice room and great location!!

Second time around

5 on September 30, 2015

Once again Jim and Janice were the perfect innkeepers. Our room is updated and decorated very nicely. The breakfast table was truly set in the most southern of styles. I like that. It welcomes the traveler to want to get to know the other guest in a most relaxed way. This was our second stay and when we go to Abingdon again the Summerfied Inn will always be our choice. Thanks Jim and Janice

Our stay at Summerfield Inn

5 on July 10, 2015

We were there for 2 days in June and it was outstanding. I highly recommend this lovely B&B! Janice and Jim were friendly and the breakfast was wonderful - I felt like I was at home visiting relatives! Coffee on the wide front porch in the morning and a glass of wine out there in the evening - the perfect beginning and ending to several days of our vacation.

An Anniversary to Remember

5 on December 20, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary in Abingdon, VA and stayed at The Summerfield Inn. Jim and Janice Cowan were exceptional hosts. They were friendly, helpful, intelligent, and funny, providing just the right amount of conversation without being intrusive. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and private. The food was tasty and just the right amount. The house was gorgeously decorated for Christmas, with beautiful artwork and paintings. There is a Bible with a forward by President Roosevelt (F.D.R) to the troops fighting in WWII. If you want to relax and have a "home base" to explore historic Abingdon, this is the place!

Fall Getaway

4.6 on November 14, 2014

This was our second stay at The Summerfield Inn and we were more than pleased.

Perfect spot in Abingdon

5 on October 24, 2014

Long weekend in Abingdon, convenient to everything in town

Service & Setting

5 on October 15, 2014

Finally found a B & B with firm mattresses. Got a good night's sleep. Beautiful setting in a delightful Virginia mountain town.

Summerfield Inn, Abindgon, VA

4.4 on September 25, 2014

Abingdon is a fabulous gem of a town, full of history and gorgeous victorian homes. Wish I had more time to explore!

A wonderful experience.

5 on September 14, 2014

The location, house, room, food and hospitality were all top flight. We had a wonderful stay and will return!

First Visit to Summerfield Inn

5 on August 27, 2014

This is the perfect place to stay in Abingdon, VA. It is in walking distance to shops and restuarants as well as the Barter Theatre. The couple who own and manage the establishment do everything they can to plaease their quests.I highly recommend.

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Location Type

VA State Theatre, Art Center, County Seat, VA Highlands Festival, Hiking & Biking, Historic District, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 33 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 81, Exit 17 into Abingdon, Cummings Street. Continue on Cummings Street to the 3rd traffic light. Turn right onto Valley Street. The Inn is located two blocks on the left at the corner of Valley St. and Church St. Enter Inn from Balley St. or Church St. paved and illuminated parking available behind Inn. GPS - Coordinates N 36º 42.722’ W 81º 58.477’

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Barter Theatre, Highlands Festival, Virginia Creeper Trail, Martha Washington Inn, Regional Arts Center, Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wet bar , Complimentary Wine, Complimentary Beverages, High-Speed Wireless Internet, Guest Pantry-Fridge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Biking, Shuttle Services, Walking Tours of Abingdon, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Antique Shopping - VA Highlands Festival, Fly-Fishing Guide, Hot Air Balloon Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the covered porch and grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends and during festival
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit is required to confirm reservation. Deposits may be made in cash, check or credit card.
  • Cancellations: Deposits: A deposit of one night's rate for each room is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellation: A deposit is fully refundable if cancellation notice is received 10 days prior to the reservation date. If less than 10 days notice is received, a refund is dependent on the room being rebooked. Cancellations must be made by speaking with the innkeeper or by e-mail. Cancellation policy also applies to Barter Theatre Tickets. Payment: Due in full at check-in. The Summerfield Inn accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa credit cards, personal checks, traveler's checks and cash.



Janice & Jim Cowan

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Hobbies/Interests: Janice - cooking, Quilting, antiques, crocheting, needlework, gardening Jim - woodworking, stained glass artist, antiques, photography Member: Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) AAA Approved Three-Diamond

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Sun Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Orange Pecan French Toast
This delightful heart-healthy dish is baked to perfection and served with a freshly prepared orange sauce.