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Widow Kip's Country Inn

355 Orchard Drive , Mount Jackson, VA 22842-9753 USA (Show map)
4.6
89 Reviews
$120 - $145
per night

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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

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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


Charming Inn

4.4 on October 22, 2014

Awesome owners, customized service, beautifully decorated cottage! We loved it!!


It was nice but missed a few things.

3.0 on October 20, 2014

The rooms were nice and the main house was pretty. There was breakfast but nothing else. I am accustomed to some sort of food and drink, such as cheese and wine or cookies and coffee, tea, etc., in the afternoon or evening set up in the parlor. It gives you time to socialize somewhere other than the bedroom. Also, the breakfast coffee was flavored with something like hazelnut, not anything a true black coffee lover wants, and the sausage links were terrible. I don't know if they were boiled or what. They were not brown on the outside and tasted bad.

Innkeeper Response
On our website there is no mention that we serve wine, cookies, coffee or tea. Any requests the guests may have for a beverage, other than wine we are very happy to accommodate them - just ask. The sausage is purchased for the last 23 years from Gore's Meat Market in Edinburg, VA - and this is the first complaint that we ever had. Our coffee is flavored to the liking of the majority of our guests - which is the reason we make it that way - and guests enjoy it. So sorry it was not to your liking. If you were looking for the aforementioned wine, cheese, cookies, etc - we do not provide it, unless it is requested.


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4.6 on September 23, 2014

The property was well maintained and comfortable. The inn keepers were friendly and helpful, breakfast was fantastic and plentiful. The only issue was nearby, overnight road construction. A good value and we hope to stay again in the future


We will return to Widow Kip's Country Inn

5 on September 14, 2014

Betty and Bob were wonderful hosts at this lovely county inn. Breakfast was delicious, and the hosts were attentive to any food restrictions we might have. It was a perfect location for us when we attended the Shenandoah Music Festival down the road at Orkney Springs. I am quite certain we will stay there again for the next festival.


Wonderful Weekend

5 on September 04, 2014

We stayed in the cottage with 2 bedrooms and kitchenette. It was very comfortable and nice to have a little kitchen. The hosts were great and helpful. This is a good place to stay to see anything in the Valley. It is close to Shenandoah Music Festival and several wineries. Had an outstanding breakfast every morning.


Warm and Courteous

3.6 on August 03, 2014

We stayed at Widow Kip's country Inn for a weekend in July. It was a nice quiet get away. The hosts Betty and Bob were very welcoming. The place itself was very beautiful and elegant. The room which we stayed was great but would have preferred a bigger bath. The breakfast was very tasty. The outdoor area was good for a walk. It is very close to several wine yards and attractions. Overall , I enjoyed my stay and would recommend this place.


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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


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Innkeepers: Betty Luse

Details

  • Nightly Rate $120 - $145
  • Reviews (89) 4.6
  • Rooms 7
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-5404772400 1-5404772400
  • Toll free 1-8004788714 1-8004788714
355 Orchard Drive , Mount Jackson, VA 22842-9753 USA (Show map)

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