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 room4.6
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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.


A Lovely Weekend!

5 on March 16, 2016

I recently stayed at the Richard Johnston Inn. My only regret, is that I could not stay longer than one night. The room that we stayed in (The Virginian) was well-kept, inviting, and cozy. The staff was incredible, welcoming us as family and helping us feel at home during our stay. In the morning, a wonderful spread of food had been prepared and we enjoyed the company of another couple staying at the Inn. Despite never staying at a bed and breakfast before, I think my husband and I will never step foot in another conventional hotel again! A huge thank you to the staff at the Richard Johnston for giving us a wonderful weekend experience.


Anniversary Celebration

5 on December 31, 2015

The Richard Johnson Inn has been our favorite B&B for years. The location in Old Town Fredericksburg, couldn’t be better. The beautiful courtyard in the back is private yet spacious and open, and all the rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed with upscale country charm. The home is rich with colonial style architecture, woodwork and furnishings. The breakfast meals were customized to our preferences and excellently prepared. But most of all, the best thing was the very, friendly warmth of the entire staff. They were very accommodating and professional in caring for their guests. Innkeeper Cheryl set the standard high for the rest of the staff in the way she went “above and beyond” seeing to not only the needs but also the desires of the guests in a very professional, yet personable, warm, laid back sort of way. We felt relaxed and at home almost immediately. We will definitely be going back for our next vacation. Smokey & Linda Winstead Manassas VA


Richard Johnston Inn

5 on March 20, 2014

The Inn is very conveniently located in downtown Fredericksburg. The inn personnel were very helpful and friendly. It appears that there has been a change of on-site management as some of the amenities normally expected at this inn on check-in were not available. No one was able to show us to our room, there was no explanation of if, or where, coffee, sodas, etc. were available after hours, no explanation of any of the common rooms, etc.. There was a problem with the temperature control in the inn during our stay (rooms on one side of the facility were too cold while ours was too warm). There was no local, in room temperature control (the thermostat was locked) so it became quite uncomfortable overnight. This was tolerated well, however and I would still stay here again (perhaps in a different room location). A delicious breakfast was served in the dining room in the morning and again, the staff was great, service was superb and the interaction with the other guests was terrific.


Look no further!

4.2 on May 11, 2013

My wife wanted to go to Fredericksburg for our 37th anniversary. I found the Richard Johnston Inn and the Caroline House (where we stayed) online. They are both centrally located in Old Town Fredericksburg with easy parking---we parked right in front of the Caroline House both nights. They are operated by the same people. Our room was great--roomy, clean, and lots of automation. Only complaint was the street noise from Caroline Street at night...sounded like our windows were open and could hear conversations of people walking down the street, plus every car that passed. This is the ONLY thing I can think of that wasn't superb. The breakfast at the Richard Johnston Inn was fabulous. Lindi was very friendly and warmly welcomed us each day. We enjoyed talking with the other guests each morning at breakfast. I'm a cheapskate, so I always wince when I get the bill (high or low), but my wife was VERY PLEASED, and in the end, that's all that matters. When we return to Fredericksburg in the future, there's a very high probablility that we'll stay at one of these places. I cannot recommend and endorse it highly enough.


Wonderful Last Minute Stay

4.8 on August 15, 2012

This was a last minute 8/13/12 by chance stay at a lovely pet friendly B&B. We were very happy with our spotless large comfortable room and yummy breakfast in the morning. Wish we had more time to stay. A definite place I would stay again.........Staff and inn keeper were very friendly and welcoming to us and our pet. Great location for walking and checking out all the local history and shops.


1890 Caroline House, like getting the remarkable experience of staying in a fabulous Victorian dollhouse!

4.4 on April 27, 2012

What a great Victorian home! This house is so incredibly detailed in decor! Absolutely stunning! No attention to detail has been missed, from the original hardwood floors, persian rugs, lead glass chandeliers, fantastic Victorian furniture, mirrors, all the way down to the detailed hardware on the doors and fixtures. We stayed in the Wiley Suite, not "Victorian", more masculine, with a tropical flair, zebra prints here and there, but not overdone. Extremely comfortable, with double-sided fireplace, one opening into the large sitting room, comfy chairs, with tv's back to back over double sided fireplace, other side opening into the king size bed bedroom. Comfy bed, supersoft blanket and comforter, fabulous double bathroom with 2 separate his/hers vanities and jacuzzi in 1 room, 2nd room commode,bidet, large tiled glass shower with great showerheads. blue ray DVD player, CD's that are able to be stereo systemed throughout the suite and into the courtyard. Private entrance from this suite to the courtyard and private exit to side street. House is located on Caroline street, so can step right out into Old Town Fredericksburg, everything within easy and wonderfully "old time" walking distance.Check out SimplyFredericksburg.com for all the sites, history, and shopping!


Lovely Surprise

5 on March 06, 2011

My husband and I came down for a friend's wedding in another B&B. Fortunately the Richard Johnson Inn had space on very short notice. Lindsay, the inn keeper, could not have been sweeter. She gave us a tour of the property and we chose the third floor room. It was beautifully decorated and exceptionally comfortable. I was so grateful for the non-stop excellent coffee the next morning. The breakfast was enormous and delicious. My husband was well fed and happy. This inn has lots of parking in the rear which is another plus. I'm running out of superlatives to describe this property -- We will remember our stay for a long, long time.


Great lodging in historic place

4.4 on November 19, 2010

The inn is beautiful and comfortable. Located in the middle of history it is a great place to visit the surrounding battlefield sites. You live in history while visiting history.


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Rooms & Rates

Isabella Suite

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Peyton May

Blue and White Room. Sleeps 2. Bathroom across the hall. Private bath. Not shared.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

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: 10 day cancellation policy for a full refund minus $25.00 cancellation fee. Refund pro-rated if a cancellation is requested within 10 days of arrival. An option for cancellations within ten day is to received a "rain check" . . .issued for amount paid less $25 cancellation fee and to be used within six months

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jackie & Chuck Leopold

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.


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Ongoing Discount

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