Our 1850s farmhouse in a quiet corner of the historic village of Washington, Virginia, will welcome you to a relaxing stay in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are walking distance from the renowned restaurant of the Inn at Little Washington, and minutes from Shenandoah National Park, award-winning wineries, horseback riding and antique stores. Your day here begins with a home-cooked breakfast in our sunroom. Lounge in the library (with fireplace) or retreat to the quiet of one of our 5 guest rooms, each with private bath. Come visit us!
The studio apartment on our first floor features a large bedroom with king-size bed and a comfortable, overstuffed loveseat, western views of Jenkins Mountain and Shenandoah National Park, and a complete, private, eat-in kitchen with all of the necessities to make this your home-away-from-home. Private bath with shower. Wireless highspeed Internet access. Pet-friendly for additional fee. Ask about special rates for extended stays.
The only room with both Eastern and Western exposures, this cozy, second-floor room with a queen-size bed has both wonderful morning light and a view of the mountains. A leather club chair, antique rocker and traditional, Virginia-made wood nighttables and chest complete this pleasant retreat. Private, recently renovated bath with double-headed shower.
A large, second-floor room with western views of Jenkins Mountain and Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy a queen-size sleigh bed with extra pillows and special linens. Reproduction period wallpaper, tables with two comfortable chairs and private bath with tub/shower make this a grand room year round.
A spacious second-floor room with windows overlooking our yards, elegant draperies and reproduction period wallpaper. Enjoy an antique, queen-size iron bed with extra pillows and classic linens, reproduction period game table with chairs, wing-back chair for reading, glorious morning sunlight and private bath with tub/shower.
On the first floor, our most elegant room has sun-filled morning views of our yards. Featuring a queen-size sleigh bed with reproduction period wallpaper, two Eastlake sidechairs from the Shenandoah Valley, antique table, and an extraordinary Eastlake dresser with original marble and mirror (circa 1890). Private bath with tub/shower.
5 on December 01, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gay Street Inn. We were in town for dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, and Gay Street was very close (easy walking distance) to dinner and shopping. The rooms were much bigger than we expected (the Shenandoah suite has a full kitchen), and everything was clean and tidy. The soaps and shampoos were good quality. The Inn was warm and welcoming, the property was lovely, and our hosts Wendy & Gary were very kind, not to mention breakfast was delicious. We accidentally left our phone charger behind when we left and two days later it arrived at our doorstep in the mail -- unprompted -- we thought that was a rare kindness. The Gay Street Inn will always be a special place for us -- we got engaged here! -- and we will definitely be back to stay in the future.
5 on November 30, 2013
We spent a lovely weekend at The Gay Street Inn in late October. It was a beautiful fall weekend, and The Gay Street Inn was a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the beauty of Rappahannock County. We had never visited this part of the world, and we were amazed at all it had to offer – hiking in nearby Shenandoah National Park, a number of local wineries, quaint Little Washington and a variety of excellent nearby restaurants. The Gay Street Inn provided the perfect base to take advantage of all of this – comfortable rooms, super breakfasts to start the day and thoroughly enjoyable and knowledgeable hosts.
5 on August 08, 2013
The Gay Street Inn is a wonderful and convenient place to be near the town at Little Washington. The new owners are as good as the previous ones which means they are OUTSTANDING.
5 on July 27, 2013
A charming find, the innkeepers, Wendy and Gary are very nice. A late arrival sent us over to Sperryville where we found a great market with fabulous cheese, beer and prepared foods. The next morning we had a great run around the Little Inn at Washington's garden for and down Harris Hollow turning onto Sunnyside Orchard Road which dead ends for a total of 5.5 miles. Because we thought it connected we ended up being late for breakfast but Wendy and Gary were happy to take care of us and insisted we shower before sitting down. We enjoyed our conversations and breakfast was delicious; broiled grapefruit, sausage quiche with rosemary roasted potatoes. We will definitely return for a relaxing weekend.
5 on July 24, 2013
Gay Street inn was perfect for a getaway from everday pressures. The ambiance was wonderful and breakfast was a treat. I recommend highly.
Countryside, Mountains, Village, Wine country
Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles)
Please visit our website for driving directions.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Full and Continental
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian