Award-winning (AAA 4 Diamond for 6 years 1996-2001) circa 1892 home located on a quiet residential street in the historic district and within easy walking distance of Abingdon attractions. Hospitality, service and décor make your stay memorable, both for the "romantic-get-away" guest and the business traveler. The five elegant bedrooms are comfortably furnished with finely crafted, traditionally-styled furniture and decorator bed linens/fabrics. Room amenities include: a private spacious bath (two w/ single whirlpool tubs & one w/ whirlpool for two & fireplace), gas fireplace, king or queen bed, sitting area for two (some with desk), cable TV/VCR, CD player, phone, robes, hair dryer, central air conditioning, and ceiling fan. Guests are served a afternoon/evening refreshment, evening bed turn-down and a gourmet breakfast. With prior reservations you can be treated to a gourmet dinner prepared by the in-house chef. Enjoy the book/video library, the living room and dining room fireplaces, the upstairs sitting room, and the three relaxing porches. Services include: Barter Theatre tickets, dinner reservations; arrangements for bike rentals,and therapeutic massages. You are invited to enjoy the comfort and hospitality of this charming bed and breakfast.
This romantic second floor mini-suite is a favorite for that special occasion. It consists of a bedroom with a queen-size bed, dressing area and a large private bath with a double whirlpool tub.
Nightly Rate: $175-$175
This sunny, spacious second floor room is furnished with a king-size mahogany rice bed , a writing desk, a Queen Anne chair in the bay window area, a full size sofa, and a wing chair.
Nightly Rate: $160-$160
This third floor room has a refreshing country-cottage charm with a queen-size white and brass bed.
Nightly Rate: $140-$140
The appointments in this second floor room create a feeling reminiscent of an English garden. It has a queen-size English pine pencil post bed and private in-suite bathroom.
This third floor room features a queen-size mahogany bed; with its high, ornate headboard, tucked into its own intimate alcove.
4.4 on April 12, 2014
Excellent meals, great hosts, good room, good location
4.4 on September 26, 2013
Innkeepers were wonderful and went out of their way to make our stay a great memory. Hazel's food was great and without asking she served us early on Sunday to allow us to make it to church on time.
4.8 on July 29, 2011
Elegant, bright, non frilly room. Breakfast is amazingly good by a true professional gormet. Owners are exceptional in many ways, friendly, providing help for Barter tickets beyond the call of duty, and running a truely first class bed and breakfast. I don't love B&B's because I like my privacy; but this place was an exception. I was very comfortable and my 3 night visit to Abingdon was very enhanced by staying there.
4.8 on May 21, 2011
We stayed 5/10 to 5/13. Enjoyed the hospitality of hazel and richard, she was very responsive to our breakfast preferences. We even chose to have a homemade dinner as hazel has a great deal of experience as a restaurant chef. They obtained great Barter theater tickets for us on request with having to hassle. Excellent rooms, decor and comfortable beds, the essence of a bed and breakfast. Our only limitation was having to work around the damage to the creeper trail after the may tornadoes, hopefully an accomodation by the city of abingdon can be made soon. Recommend without hesitation. Joe and Terrie from Kentucky
1.0 on January 05, 2011
We would never go back and would never recommend this B&B. Met upon arrival by Hazel who admitted they FORGOT WE WERE COMING! We had a reservation confirmation weeks in advance. Awful greeting- we felt like a total inconvenience. It's very obvious that this inn needs some TLC, updating, and fixing. We encountered heating issues, broken toilets, tarnished and green bathroom fixtures, burnt out light bulbs and things smelled musty. The decor was a mishmash of second hand junk. The towels looked like old rags. We noticed two different bugs in the inn. Our wastebasket was lined with an old Walmart bag and the bathroom hand-soap was a 1/4 full bottle from CVS. Overall, things were dingy, dusty and crusty. It made us wonder if the owners ever check the rooms. This is shameful for a B&B as we were paying for the quaint and comfortable amenities of this particular Historic Home in this historic area which we chose to visit. We were terribly disappointed. The owners were not prepared for our arrival nor were they able to handle the circumstances that came up due to their health issues. Situations came up that required our assistance and this is inappropriate. They were open for business though they seemed to not be ready or able to handle business under their personal situation. They should have implemented a back up plan which could have included hiring a part-time host or helper. Hazel even seemed unfamiliar with how to operate things in the house. Hazel commented about these circumstances not being her fault which leads us to question, then whose fault is it? It certainly wasn't ours, though she made us feel as if we were an intrusion. They are the business owners and hosts. They need to take responsibility of this business they own, have the rooms ready, and keep all things operating well and in good condition, or perhaps it is time for them to retire.
This couple came to our Inn for a two night stay at the Gold Room at a time when we thought that we have canceled all impending check-ins within a two-week period. Towards the end of November, we found out that my husband’s complete knee-surgery was going to take place. And in four days after his surgery, I was flying out of state for a son’s wedding. So, I did admit that I did not know they were coming. The Inns are always in tip-top condition since we have housekeeping services and I have full charge of the inn. About two hours after they have checked in, the husband came down to tell me that he broke the chain of the Kohler commode tank. It is late in the afternoon, in deep winter, so I know that I won’t be able to get someone to repair the commode. I immediately decided to move them to the Blue Room in the second floor to save the inconvenience. This was an upgrade for them and I told them that they can have it for the same rate as the Gold Room. While they were settling in the Blue Room, I lit their fireplace and told them that I am downstairs if I could be of further help. They left for dinner/theatre, I am not sure. The following morning, I cooked their four-course breakfast and was waiting for their appearance at the dining room. The husband came down first, bringing down their luggage. It appeared that he and his wife had some disagreement or unhappiness. I waited around the hallway to find out what I can do for them. He said that they are checking out. I asked if there is anything I can do for them? He replied that they were cold in the Blue Room. The thermostat is set at 72 degrees and they had the fireplace going on. And I reminded him that when I was lighting the fireplace the afternoon before, I mentioned that if they need more heat, we have a portable heater available. He said that he did not hear me when I said that. But they were checking out before breakfast. of “emergency at home” or a quarrel going on between the couple.
3.8 on August 11, 2010
The inn was friendly and inviting. Host and hostess were charming and willing to accommodate dietary needs and flexible with scheduling meals.
5 on August 10, 2010
Hazel, owner, chef, served an outstanding evening meal and breakfast, proceeded our tickets to scheduled events. This was our 4th stay here. Outstanding!!
4.6 on July 21, 2010
Richard and Hazel are wonderful hosts. The flower room was very pampering. The Virginia Creeper trail is definitely a highlight of the area.
5 on July 20, 2010
Inn is welcoming, comfy, owners are friendly, food is great. Location excellent, with lots to do nearby. Highly recommended.
4.6 on June 02, 2010
Great experience. Enjoyed the "Blue Room" and great food!
County seat, Cultural center for the arts, Fed. District Court location, Recreational area, Small, quaint historic town, Small town
Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 30 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Barter Theatre (State Theatre), Fields-Penn Museum, Heartwood Artisan's Center, Virginia Creeper Trail, White's Mill, William King Reg. Art Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Fireplaces in all rooms, In-house dinners
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Carriage Rides, Antiquing, Christmas Holiday Activities, Highlands Festival, Historic Walking Tours, Hot-air Ballooning, Plumb Alley Day, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Hazel and Richard
Tagalog, English, Japanese, Spanish
Hazel has more than thirty years of experience in the culinary field as a caterer, food service manager, and culinary instructor.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Dietary needs met, Healthy Heart