Widow Kip's Country Inn

355 Orchard Drive , Mount Jackson, VA 22842-9753 USA (Show map)

About

This 1830 gem rests on 7 rural acres, with vies of the Massanutten Mountains. The Widow Kip's is a serene and friendly home offering nostalgia and hospitality in fine antique filled bedrooms with original fireplaces. Locally-crafted quilts enhance four-poster, sleigh and Victorian beds. Children and pets are welcome in our two restored cottages that create a charming Williamsburg style courtyard by the house. The Widow Kips is a perfect jumping-off place for all the Shenandoah has to offer.

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Innkeepers: Betty Luse

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

The Widow Kip's was outstanding

4.0 on May 23, 2016

We stopped here as a halfway point between SC and CT. The inn and grounds were immaculate. The restoration of this property was beautifully done and is maintained with obvious love and care. The innkeepers were warm and welcoming and the breakfast that was served was not only beautiful to look at but delicious as well. We had a wonderful stay and would come back again in a heartbeat. P.S. The ratings would not let me check "outstanding" but it was!!


Relaxed and gracious inn!

5 on April 21, 2016

We stayed three nights, and every detail met our expectations. Breakfasts were wonderful and each morning had a different menu. Be sure to try the homemade apple cinnamon syrup.


Lovely getaway

5 on April 20, 2016

My husband and I stayed and Widow Kip's in so we see the caver's, go for hike and take Skyline drive for miles. The inn is located in a perfect location for all of this. The hospitality was warm and breakfast was tasty. I would recommend staying at this inn to friends and family.


Thank you Betty and Bob

5 on October 26, 2015

I have nothing but excellent things to say about The Widow Kip's Inn and its proprietors, Bob and Betty. The buildings and grounds were charming and well kept. The breakfast was home cooked and very delicious. Bob and Betty are great hosts. I look forward to returning.


Charming

4.6 on October 21, 2015

This place is a gem! It has character and is kept very clean. We enjoyed how the owners gave an aristocratic flare to the breakfast setting. Charming people. Even our teenage daughter thought it was a great experience, despite the lack of WiFi. The phone signal was excellent, thought. If you are there, you must do the short Massanutten Storybrook trail to enjoy a spectacular view of the entire valley.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We do have WiFi - we are sorry that you did not let us know you were having trouble using our WiFi - We certainly would have been glad to assist you. The password is on our welcoming greeting. We enjoyed having you as our guests. Betty and Bob LUse


Great stay in rural Virginia

4.6 on October 01, 2015

We had a lovely stay in the Sow's Ear cottage at Widow Kip's. The Luses were extremely friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious! I highly recommend staying here.


Great stay

4.6 on March 22, 2015

Just stayed 1 night, and stayed in the LOFT. The room was very cozy and we had a private bath. It had an outside private entrance, but a long staircase to get to the room. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the innkeepers were so sweet. Would go again.


Great little find

5 on February 04, 2015

Perfect staging point for Bryce Resort. Cottage had everything we needed at a very fair price. Owners could not be nicer.


Quaint B&B

4.0 on January 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night in mid-January and had a really nice time! We slept in the Sow's Cottage. It's small and cozy with a bedroom and bathroom. Betty and Bob are very charming and welcoming, and great conversationalists. The house and cottage are decorated in vintage/antique style. It was fun looking at all the things they've collected. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, quite a treat! Fresh fruit, homemade syrup, french toast-like goodness, coffee cake, and great hazelnut coffee. We'd read the location was loud due to the close proximity of the highway, but we couldn't hear anything. They gave us a delicious dinner recommendation about 15 minutes away. The only gripe I have is that two of the decorative pillows on the bed had what appeared to be white dog hair all over them. I understand pets are allowed and the hair wasn't obvious at first, but since I'm allergic, it wasn't long before I start itching and my face became blotchy. I grew up with pets, and know it's hard to clean up every piece of fur/hair, so it was a minor thing to me. That being said, it was itchy and uncomfortable, so perhaps a different cleaning process could be used on the bed when the previous guest has brought a pet. Otherwise, very cute and clean, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to anchor themselves near Shenandoah for a night or two.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it. We are pet friendly in our cottages, and advertize as such. We do not take pets in the main inn. People that are allergic to animal hair run the risk of having a problem, where animals are allowed. We are careful, when cleaning the rooms that have had animals. But, in the 24 years that we have been in business, this is the first time anyone has had an allergic reaction. We are sorry that this happened to you, and we will try to be more attentive to our cleaning process in the future.


Warm Hospitality on a Cool Day

5 on October 31, 2014

Comfortable room in an attractive corner of the Shenendoah Valley Host recommended an excellent restaurant for dinner Breakfast was tasty and served as if we were family guests


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Museum, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Caverns, Antiquing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Allowed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes In courtyard cottage
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card # or ck
  • Cancellations: 5 day cancellation period

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Betty Luse

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Diet