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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
4.4 on October 22, 2014
Awesome owners, customized service, beautifully decorated cottage! We loved it!!
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.
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.
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
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Antique Shopping, Museum, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Radio
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
Vegetarian , Diet