This recently renovated 1820s inn is on the National Register of Historic Places with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy the views from the porch right outside your room, or nestle in front of the in-room fireplace after a day of winter hiking or horseback riding. Shops and restaurants are steps away. A delicious country breakfast, made from local ingredients, helps to fuel your day. The Garden Cottage sits behind the B&B by the river and provides a full kitchen and living room for those who want their own home in the country.
5 on December 14, 2014
My husband, 3 month old son and I stayed in the Cottage House at Hopkins Ordinary the first weekend of December. We loved the privacy and the ability to drink coffee and use the kitchen in our cottage. The cottage was inviting and I was so glad to be able to look out the window and see the garden and the Thornton River. It was quiet, peaceful, clean, and Kevin and Sherri were so welcoming and hospitable. We will definitely be back! We were glad to be there on the weekend of the local goods craft fair and parade in Little Washington. We had dinner and brunch at Thornton River Grille and took our baby into Shenandoah National Park hiking for his first time! What a great weekend--glad to get away from Richmond for the weekend and take a deep breath in Rappahannock. The water, incidentally, out of the faucet was really good.
5 on November 23, 2014
We just spend 3 days at Hopkins Ordinary. Sherri and Kevin are welcoming hosts who care that their guests enjoy the Inn and their vacation in the Shenandoah Mountains. First, the Inn. It is lovely, clean, warm, inviting. Our room had a claw foot tub, wood burning stove and comfy queen sized bed. The room opened onto the second story wrap-around porch. When we arrived, Sherri greeted us, showed us our room, gave us home made (by Kevin) ginger cookies. We were hurrying to hike Old Rag, and she gave us directions and tips. Breakfast the next morning was grilled grapefruit, mushroom, spinach and cheese omelet, homemade muffins, 5 types of juice, coffee.... I could go on and on. I've stayed in many B&Bs, and Hopkins Ordinary is the best I've experienced. We plan to visit a few times a year.
5 on November 01, 2014
The Innkeepers were warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about hiking. The breakfasts were delicious. The cookies were yummy after a day of hiking and the complimentary beverages was the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend Hopkins Ordinary to friends and family.
4.2 on October 28, 2014
Sherri and Kevin run a first-class operation. They are experts on the variety of activities available in the area and their breakfasts are delicious and filling. They've also done an outstanding job of renovating this historic structure. It's an easy recommendation.
5 on October 26, 2014
The Hopkins Ordinary B & B is absolutely outstanding! the owners, Sherri and Kevin are gracious hosts. The rooms are immaculate, well appointed and comfortable. Breakfast is also noteworthy; not something just pulled out of the microwave but freshly prepared and very tasty! If you are looking for a pleasant, relaxing getaway near Washington, DC then Sperryville, Va and the Hopkins Ordinary is your place to stay! Definitely a 5 Star Bed and Breakfast.
5 on October 03, 2014
Hopkin's Ordinary is a perfect retreat after a day hiking in the park or from at big dinner from close-by excellent restaurants (like the Inn at Little Washington). The hosts know the area well and are very accommodating. The front porch was a draw for our group as we sat sipping local beers provided by Sherri and Kevin. Breakfast was great and many of the rooms have their own little porch to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Add this inn to your list of places to visit. Our friends from France loved the accommodations as well.
4.0 on September 07, 2014
Whether we were out for the day biking or hiking, my husband I enjoyed returning to the Inn, relaxing on the front porch swing with a cold gin and tonic and watching the world go by. A relaxing place where Sherri and Kevin magically appear when you need a hand with something or a restaurant suggestion.
5 on July 14, 2014
Bliss. The most wonderful relaxing weekend in the charming Hopkins Ordinary Bed and Breakfast. Lovely room, tastefully restored, immaculate with access to the upper porch for a relaxing afternoon with a glass of wine. And cookies, homemade and divine. Breakfast first morning fantastic french toast, bacon and fruit...fresh peaches. Second morning buttery scones to make the Queen smile with fresh home made jam, lovely frittatas with locally grown vegetables and fresh cheeses and the glorious fruit. Kevin and Sherri, the innkeepers, are gracious and diligent hosts. I am truly refreshed after a pampered weekend.
4.6 on July 12, 2014
I had seen this place before and had long thought of staying here before my wife and I came for two nights. Sperryville is a beautiful town with two excellent restaurants and plenty of apples and handicrafts. We saw a wide variety of birds, including an indigo bunting, on a walk before breakfast. Sperryville also provides excellent access to the Shenandoah National Park, especially the popular trailheads for White Oak Canyon and Old Rag Mountain. Sherri and Kevin are friendly, knowledgable and accommodating.
4.8 on June 09, 2014
My husband and I spent a lovely weekend in Sperryville in Early May to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and stayed at Hopkins Ordinary. Everything about this B&B was outstanding. The Rosemary Room with its private porch was perfect. Kevin and Sherri had excellent and helpful suggestions and Kevin's breakfasts were scrumptious! We can't wait to go back.
The Oregano Room on the second floor is a cozy room with a fireplace and a full-size bed. It has a private sunny bathroom with a shower made for two and a semi-private porch.
Nightly Rate: $139 - $199
The Sage Room is a spacious second floor room with a fireplace, a private bath and a queen-size bed in the original 1820s-portion of the building. It has a large shower in the private bath and has a semi-private porch.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $239
The Thyme Room has its own private balcony at the back of the house and a queen-size bed. This comfortable sunny room receives lots of morning light, and the private bathroom features a shower with a convenient bench.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $239
The Lavender Room is a large room at the back of the house with a queen-size bed. Curl up in a comfy chair in front of the wood-burning stove. Soak in the roomy claw foot tub in the sunny bathroom, which also has a separate shower. A twin bed can be added to the room for an extra charge. A private breakfast can be served in the suite upon request.
Nightly Rate: $209 - $299
The Rosemary Room is on the first floor at the back of the house. It has a fireplace, queen-size bed, lofty ceilings, and a large bathroom with a tub and shower combined. The private porch is right outside the door. The room is very private and handicap accessible.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $239
The Garden Cottage sits behind the B&B, closer to the river and next to the kitchen garden. It has 2 bedrooms (one with a full-size bed and the other with one full-size and one twin bed), one bathroom with a large, double-headed shower, a full kitchen, a living room and a dining room. The wrap-around porches are great for relaxing. The cottage sleeps five, and pets and children are welcome.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $289
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Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 40 miles
Take I-66 west to the Route 29 South exit at Gainesville (toward Warrenton/Charlottesville). When you reach Warrenton, take Business 29 to Route 211 West. Go 25 miles on Route 211 toward Skyline Drive. About 1/4 mile after Route 211 changes from two lanes to one, turn left onto Sperryville Pike. Turn right at the stop sign, and turn right again into the Hopkins Ordinary parking lot about 50 yards from the corner. The drive is about 75 miles (less than 2 hours).
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Luray Caverns, Inn at Little Washington, Horseback Riding, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Desk, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Tennis courts
Sherri Fickel and Kevin Kraditor
English, German, Italian, Spanish
Some of Kevin and Sherri’s favorite activities include hiking, wine tasting, cooking, gardening and good conversation
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten-Free
An egg poached with a green onion and parsley oil, topped with shavings of pecorino cheese and served on a bed of fresh arugula, Virginia ham and toasted home-made bread.