Richard Johnston Inn

711 Caroline Street Old Town, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5903 USA (Show map)

About

The 1700's - a time of history, independence and glorious homes. Come to The Richard Johnston Inn located in the heart of Historic Fredericksburg, 3 blocks from the train station, for an unique, upscale 18th century inn. The Inn was constructed by architect, John Taylow, one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence and served in the 1800's as the home of the mayor of Fredericksburg, Richard Johnston. The award winning Richard Johnston Inn still reflects the charm and grace of a past era while providing all of the amenities for the comfort of our guests.

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Overall
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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Short but sweet

4.0 on July 20, 2016

We spent only one night at the inn but we enjoyed it very much. The building, the antiques, the beautiful patio, and the breakfast, all make it the perfect pefect place to stay in that great little town. Very recommended.


Sawyer Scott Room, 1890 Caroline House, July 2016

4.0 on July 17, 2016

Lovely 2-night stay in this very beautiful and historic house. Excellent location.


A Trip Down Memory Lane

4.8 on July 15, 2016

We spent two nights with my in-laws as my mother in law frequented Fredericksburg, VA as a child. She is now 86 and was able to take us back to her childhood memories. The Inn was lovely, chocked full of history. The staff were extremely accommodating as mobility was an issue. FYI, if you are not up for stairs, steer clear off the third floor as it is 52 steps from ground to the the room. However, the former slaves quarters are beautifully appointed suites on the ground floor and offerings to deliver breakfast in the morning was a wonderful touch. Our only issues were the television reception in the lower level suite as the bedroom was in/out with reception. The Innkeeper was more than accommodating offering us a return visit for our inconvenience. The breakfast was delicious even asking if we had dietary restrictions. A lovely, thoughtful, "feel at home" step back in time. We would highly recommend your inn to friends and family.


Very Quaint B&B

5 on July 04, 2016

My sister and I felt right at home at the Richard Johnston Inn. We stayed in the Kitchen Room right off the patio. It is conveniently located to the Vistor's Center and to restaurants on Caroline Street. The house was beautifully decorated. Cheryl and Cynthia were more than gracious and accommodating. They made our vacation one to remember. We will definitely return! Highly recommended.


A perfect weekend

5 on June 20, 2016

We were so comfortable and relaxed at 1890 Caroline House. The house was beautifully decorated and Cheryl and Cynthia made us fee right at home. Everything was perfect. I couldn't ask for more.


A very wonderful stay

5 on June 16, 2016

The room was beautiful, the breakfast was outstanding and the people there were very friendly and pleasant. I highly recommend this place.


A quick anniversary getaway

4.6 on June 11, 2016

A quick anniversary getaway I wanted to do something special for my wife for our first anniversary and the Richard Johnston Inn more then fulfilled my wishes. The Manager is exceptionally attentive and caring and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is just right. The common areas are beautifully decorated and arranged and if you're coming here to absorb history it get you in the mood right away. I cannot more highly recommend a place to stay in Fredericksburg then the Richard Johnston Inn. Nick from Williamsburg


Perfect!

5 on May 30, 2016

We celebrated our Anniversary here and it was perfect! The inn is beautiful and located right downtown within walking distance to quaint little shops and restaurants. The staff was so sweet and breakfast was delicious! I highly recommend this inn for your Fredericksburg visit!


Perfect

5 on April 10, 2016

In addition to the perfect location, beautiful room, and wonderful breakfast, as a woman traveling alone, I felt absolutely welcome and safe in this lovely inn.


Great Stay!

4.4 on April 02, 2016

Convenient location near shops, restaurants, and the train station, the Inn has lovely rooms, a friendly and helpful staff, good amenities, a pretty patio, and plenty of off-street parking. They serve a tasty breakfast.


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Rooms & Rates

#01 The Loft

The Loft is a private 2 level suite overlooking the courtyard with a king size bed in the loft, living room area, kitchen nook, 2 tvs and full bath with a jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#02 Old Town

The Old Town has a hand painted mural depicting Historic Fredericksburg on the wall behind the king size bed. This room is on the third floor/top of the house, with a full, private en-suite bath. Due to the distinct shape of this room, the shower headroom is slightly lower than in our other rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#04 Frejus

The Frejus is named for our sister city in France with a hand painted mural of a French Chateau on the wall behind the bed. This is a king size room on the third floor/top of the house, with a full private en-suite bath. Due to the distinct shape of this room, the shower headroom is slightly lower than in our other rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#05 Virginian

The Virginian is beautifully decorated in red, white and blue, This is a Queen size room on the second floor overlooking Caroline Street with a full, private en-suite bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#10 Isabella's Suite

The Isabella's Suite is located off of the courtyard and contains a living room, small kitchen and eating area. The bedroom has two queen size beds and large bath with a jetted tub. Additional Adults/Children (Children under 12 free) - $30 extra per person, per night. Pets - $50 extra per pet per night (2 pet max)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

#101 William Riley Suite

The William Riley Suite has a private entrance that brings you into the living room with a gas fire place which also faces the king size bedroom. Relax in a Jacuzzi or enjoy the large shower. This suite also has its own private entrance to the courtyard. Handicap accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#103 Luke Henry

The Luke Henry has the original antique wall mirror that graces this mauve king size bedroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#06 Peyton Mae

The Peyton Mae is decorated in blue and white. This is a Queen size room overlooking the courtyard with a full, private bath across the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#07 Olivia's Room

The Olivia's Room invites you to relax under a canopy bed in this room decorated in greens and creams overlooking Caroline Street. A Queen size room with a full, private en-suite bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#09 Kitchen House

The Kitchen House is located off of the courtyard, and features the original wood stove to the home. It has the original brick floor and is furnished with 2 queen size beds and a large bath with jetted tub. Additional Adults/Children (Children under 12 free) - $30 extra per person, per night. Pets - $50 extra per pet per night (2 pet max)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

#08 Canopy Room

The Canopy Room contains a beautiful canopy, queen size bed in a lovely rose colored room overlooking the courtyard with a full, private bath across the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#102 Sawyer Scott

The Sawyer Scott is upstairs in the front of Caroline Street. This room features a luxurious king size bed nestled in a grand bay window overlooking historic Caroline Street. Decorated in Black and White, this suite offers a large, jetted claw foot soaking tub and an electric fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Urban, Waterview

Airport

Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From I95 exit 130a, get in the left hand lane to William Street. Follow William Street to Sophia, take a right. Our parking area is 3 blocks down on your right hand side. WELCOME!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Belmont Estate, Rising Sun Tavern, Kenmore Mansion, Fredericksburg Battlefield, Chatham Estate, Trolley Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Apartment

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , catering available, on-site meeting, private parties

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome in The Isabella Suite & Kitchen House
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes In two rooms, Isabella Suite and Kitchen House
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: certain weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights deposit will secure your reservation request
  • Cancellations: Cancellation outside of ten days of arrival offers a refund, less $25.00 cancellation fee. Refund pro-rated if a cancellation is requested within 10 days of arrival and will include a $25 cancellation fee as well.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cheryl Conarty

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Owners of The Richard Johnston Inn & 1890 Caroline House

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental & Hot Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Our patio area is available for breakfast too! , Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , We make every effort to acoomodate dietary needs and restrictions - to include gluten free, diabetic and vegetarian.


Signature Dish

Fresh Seasonal Frittata
We offer a sweet as well as savory dishes for our main course and the Seasonal Frittata allows us to serve what is seasonal and fresh - This dish begins with goat cheese and then veggies - Corn, Basil & Leeks, Artichoke & Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach & Mushroom, Asparagus & Roasted Red Peppers . . . and served with oven roasted red potatoes and breakfast meats.