Great food; beautiful, private, quiet, air-conditioned cottages with no next-door room noise; fantastically comfortable beds; one cottage is pet-friendly, 10 acres woods to roam; hiking-canoeing-wine-tasting nearby; great rates, budget-friendly package deals available; late Sunday checkout. In the rolling foothills of the Virginian Blue Ridge Mountains, between Culpeper, Sperryville, Little Washington and Castleton, Thistle Hill rests tranquilly against the hillside on ten acres of wooded and open land. Enjoy Thistle Hill's innovative Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage and the unique AquaChi Footbath to soothe your muscles, gently release toxins and relax your mind. Vegetarian and Raw Food menus available by prearrangement.
Joined to the main house by a covered breezeway and garden with pond and fountain, has a king-size bed with adjoining private sunroom/sitting room and a small private deck overlooking the woods.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $185
Enjoy absolute privacy in your separate cottage. Oversized bedroom/sitting room with queen-size bed. Relax in front of fireplace; or luxuriate in your own skylighted bathroom in the oversize tub.
Nightly Rate: $145 - $165
Located high above the Great Room in its own wing, this large, airy, skylighted room has stained glass windows, a massive four-poster bed (king size), desk and private covered deck where you can special order breakfast (slight extra charge) or just stargaze at night. Ideal for special weekends, anniversaries and honeymoons.
Nightly Rate: $195 - $205
3.6 on October 26, 2014
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.
3.0 on July 29, 2014
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.
We absolutely do have wifi and I informed them of this fact, gave them the password (her husband wrote it down) and showed them that it’s available on the couch just outside their room. At no time did they inform me that they couldn’t use the wifi or I would have made sure they could. We've been hosts to the Castleton Opera musicians for the last 4 summers and Maestro requires wifi availability. Wifi access is available in the public areas and just outside of their room. (The walls prevent the signal) Being in a little valley in the mountains, cell phone service can be quite weak although some cell phones work fine. I told them our landline phone was available to them anytime, day or night so their sitter could get hold of them if needed. I’m so sorry they didn’t understand.
3.8 on July 10, 2014
Even though we stay for just one night, my wife and I enjoy the stay that much that we have done this for twelve years.
5 on November 20, 2013
Will be back for the great hospitality!!! Seane and Frank are both wonderfully awesome people and really know how to make thier guests feel at home. Thank you so much
3.2 on September 27, 2013
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.
4.0 on September 04, 2013
very nice place. cottage was cozy and comfortable. Seane Malone is a lovely lady and the chef was a hoot!
5 on June 05, 2013
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.
4.8 on May 28, 2013
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.
4.4 on May 17, 2013
The site was great,the hosts very welcoming. Food incredible.
3.8 on July 24, 2012
Seane & Frank are exceptional hosts! We had such a wonderfully relaxing time and the food was out of this world! Good home cooking. The room was immaculate, and our dinner was very romantic.
Castleton Opera and Performances, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country
Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 45 miles
Coming from the Beltway or Dulles Airport, take I-66 West (toward Front Royal). Take the Gainesville Exit (Hwy 29) towards Warrenton. Important: To miss a lot of traffic lights and traffic, pass the Gainesville Exit and take the next exit which is Hwy 15. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left on to Hwy 15. Where it connects to Hwy 29, turn right. Continue on Hwy 29, pass Warrenton (stay in the left 2 lanes of Hwy 29, under the sign for "Culpeper,") and continue on Hwy 29. Take the first exit for Culpeper (about 35 miles from I-66), turn right at the end of the ramp and proceed along toward Old Town of Culpeper until you reach Hwy 522 North (Evans St. in Culpeper), turn right. Go approximately 9.5 miles. When you see the Boston General Store on your left, you're getting close. You'll see a sign for Rappahannock County Line. When you cross the Rappahannock County Line, the driveway is at the bottom of the hill, on the right hand side of the road (.3 miles or about 1/3 mile from the Rappahannock County Line sign).
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Battlefields, Blown Glass & Pottery Galleries, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park and Famous Hiking Areas, Skyline Drive, Castleton Opera, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Homestay, Spa
BBQ grill, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Aromatherapy Raindrop Technique by Appointment, Walking Machine in Great Room in Winter, Wellness Center, Special Footbath to relax tired feet & legs, Veterinarian On-Call for our Pet Friendly Cottage
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Antiqueing, Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage, Wellness Consultation, Aqua Chi Footbath, Energy Balancing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting
Bahasa Indonesia, English
Dogs , Freddie, the watch-frog
Owner/Innkeeper Seane Malone was born in Hong Kong and grew up in India, Indonesia and the Orient where she was schooled in the intuitive and healing arts. She was trained in both eastern and western philosophies, yoga, meditation, music and dance and in the Energy Balancing techniques which she has refined and worked with over the last 30 years.
delicious made-to-order gourmet
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Backpack Power Lunch, Special Parties