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Foster Harris House

189 Main Street , Washington, VA 22747 USA (Show map)
15 Reviews
$199 - $339
per night

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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, minutes from Shenandoah National Park and just steps from the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington, the Foster Harris House offers comfortable, refined accommodations in an enchanting country setting. Each of the inn’s five guest rooms has exquisitely soft linens, spa robes, and a private bath with a rainfall shower. Most guest rooms are accented with cozy free-standing stoves and offer expansive views of the perennial gardens, meadows, and surrounding mountains. Breakfast at the Foster Harris House is a lavish, unhurried four-course meal. In the evening, indulge in a glass of wine while basking in spectacular sunsets from the garden or spend crisp evenings relaxing with a glass of port by the warm glow of the living room fire.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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True Paradise!

5 on July 19, 2014

John and Diane have made the Foster Harris House an escape to paradise. Their attention to detail is impressive. We felt pampered and wished we had booked a second night in our luxurious mountain view room. The sheets and towels were so soft and smelled great and the rain shower had 4 jets that felt like a spa treatment. The gourmet breakfast was amazing and each of the three courses looked like works of art and was delicious. We will definitely be back and look forward to experiencing dinner as well next time.

First Class Operation!

5 on September 25, 2013

Our third stay at the Foster Harris House, and each one seems to get better than the one before, even though we could not imagine anything better.

Wonderful time !!

4.8 on August 28, 2013

Owners Diane and John were more than accommodating! The breakfast enjoyed outdoors by choice on a lovely late August morning was a visual and culinary delight! Our room was clean and cozy with a large rain shower and quality linens. The front porch was the perfect place to enjoy the delicious port offered to guests. We recommend this B&B if you plan a trip to the NOVA wineries with so many in close proximity.

Wonderful all around.

4.8 on July 10, 2013

FHH was a great experience. I found it through this site, based on the walkability to Inn at Little Wash. The owners are spectacular hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay as perfect as possible. I would recommend FHH to anyone, based upon the level of service, the quality of the breakfast, and the beauty of the home.

What a find!

5 on April 09, 2013

We had stayed at another B&B several years ago but it was being renovated, so we stayed at the Foster Harris House. So very glad we did. The room was thoughtfully appointed,and the bathroom was clean and bright. The common areas were all lovely. The breakfast was outstanding, and Diane and John are perfect hosts.

A Birthday Escape

5 on March 03, 2013

Absolutely every detail for comfort is considered. The welcoming fire, the glass of wine upon arrival, the fashion emergency kit, the rain fall shower, the wonderful smelling bathroom amenities and finally the amazing four-course breakfast to send us on our way. We will definitely return!


5 on May 11, 2011

After one night in the suite here, I thought about selling everything I owned and moving in. I am still thinking about it. John and Diane are lovely, friendly and welcoming folks who truly make you feel at home. If your home was a lovely country manor with a beautiful view out the window, overlooking a well maintained garden and rolling hill, followed by an amazing 5 star 4 course breakfast. Stella the dog was an added draw. This place is lovely, so well maintained, the pride of the owners really shows, it is the closest thing to paradise I have found within hours of DC. I plan to go back here time and time again, this is by far the nicest B & B I have ever been to.

Must Do for B & B lovers

5 on February 25, 2010

We love the Foster Harris House! We have been coming here every year at Thanksgiving for the past 5 years just in order to receive the "royal treatment". Although the food, the hospitality and idyllic location alone make the Foster Harris House a must do on the B&B enthusiasts' list, John and Diane MacPherson make the extra effort to ensure that their guests feel 'at home' in their home. And yet, they seem to do it effortlessly. We always feel completely welcomed and know that our time here will be thoroughly enjoyable. What a treat to get away from life's general mayhem and, at least for a day or two, be spoiled rotten!¿David and Richard


5 on November 08, 2009

The Foster Harris House was lovely, clean, perfectly situated in the town. the owners, John and Diane were friendly and offered more amenities than we thought. The 4-course breakfast was enough to make you return to the inn. We will be back!

Wedding Anniversary

4.6 on October 15, 2009

My husband and I celebrated our 44th Wedding Anniversary were extremely pleased with the warmth and welcoming we received from Diane and John. Our two evening stay was just what we had hoped for. We enjoyed all the amenities including a bicycle ride and walks on the Blue Ridge. We were close to fine dining which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our guest rooms and breakfast were a wonderful treat and we'll return.

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Location Type

Inn at Little Washington, Countryside, Mountains, Village, Wine country


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From Dulles International Airport: Take 28 south to I-66 west. Take I-66 to exit 43A (Gainesville). Take 29 south to Warrenton. Bear right and follow signs to 211 west. Take 211 about 22 miles and look for the signs to Washington, VA. Turn left at the stop sign onto Main Street. We are the last home on the right. The entrance to the parking is just after the Bed and Breakfast.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Spa Robes, Bottled Water and Soda

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shenandoah National Park, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited allowed on the porch and patio, only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited over the age of 12 accepted
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: We are a small, owner-run bed and breakfast, so cancellations affect us significantly. If you cancel your reservation at least fourteen (14) days before your scheduled arrival, we'll be happy to refund your deposit, less a $25 handling fee. If you cancel less than fourteen (14) days prior to your arrival and we are able to re-book your room, we'll also refund your deposit, less a $25 handling fee. We'll make every effort to re-book your room, but in the event we cannot, you are responsible for the full amount of your reservation. Please note that a cancellation is not in effect until you receive confirmation from us that we've received your message.



Diane and John MacPherson

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  • Time Served: 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Outside Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

a sumptuous four-course meal.
Your day may begin with fresh baked ginger scones, followed by seasonal fruit topped with cannoli cream and cinnamon straw. For the main course, you may enjoy an entrée of roasted red pepper and gruyere soufflé accompanied by hickory-smoked bacon glazed in a raspberry chipotle sauce. A sweet finish may include blueberry cheesecake crêpes with Crème Anglaise.


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189 Main Street , Washington, VA 22747 USA (Show map)

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