The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm

147 Mount Vernon Lane , Sperryville, 22740 USA (Show map)
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In 1827 John Miller Jr, "Poplar John", purchased Mount Vernon Farm and built his home on a knoll overlooking the fields and the Shenandoah mountains. From the front porch he could watch over his herd and relax to the sounds of nature. Five generations later we invite you to join us on the farm and step back in time to a place where you can put the stress of modern life behind you and unwind in a beautiful setting. -- The Millers



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on April 25, 2018

This was our first B&B experience and this place surpassed our expectations. Will do this place in the future.

BlueRidge Gem

5 on April 23, 2018

My Wife and I recently spent 2 days at the Inn at Mount Vernon on the occasion of our 49th Wedding Anniversary. We were joined there by two longtime Friends who share the same Wedding date. The Inn had come highly recommended by our Daughter and her Husband. We arrived with “Great Expectations” and were not Disappointed. The Inn commands a spectacular Panorama of the Thornton River Valley below and a BlueRidge Mountain Backdrop. The 840 Acre Property is a working Cattle Farm which has long utilized Soil Conservation. Cliff Miller, the 8th Generation of his Family to own the Property, is the consummate Virginia Gentleman. He was most hospitable and on the morning of our departure invited us to watch the Cattle Drive when the Herd was moved from mountain pasture To new pasture across the Thornton River. Tessa, Assistant To Inkeeper Cindy, greeted us on arrival, oversaw all details of our stay and helped Venerable Chef Lillian prepare her Original Breakfast Recipes which were served in a splendidly decorated Downstairs Dining Room. Our accommodation, the “Brief” Room, could not have been nicer. In summary, this beautiful place is a Gem. Bernard Swope Winchester

Innkeeper Response
How wonderful that you and your friends celebrated your anniversaries together in such a special way. I am so glad we didn't disappoint and that you enjoyed yourselves and were able to witness the moving of the herd. Thank you to your daughter for recommending us and thank YOU for sharing your experience with this wonderful review! All the best, Cindy

- Cindy (innkeeper)

Wonderful Stay

5 on April 20, 2018

My wife and I had a great experience booking the cabin recently. Staff was friendly and attentive, rooms were excellent, and the breakfast was one of the best I've ever had. Just lovely.

Restored, Refreshed, Relaxed.

5 on April 05, 2018

Sara, Cindy and Ms. Lillian, care takers on the property, made our experience awesome. Very helpful, friendly and inviting. Can't wait till next time. And please let me know when Ms. Lillian's book comes out. Love hearing the history of the Inn. One day maybe meet more family members that open their home for others to enjoy.

Innkeeper Response
Your three "R's" are what we strive to provide here at the Inn and I'm happy you were able to achieve them all! We would love for you to come back and we will let you know once Lillian's book is out. Best! Cindy

- Cindy (innkeeper)


5 on April 05, 2018

The Inn at Mount Vernon met all of our high expectations based on the description on their website: a 600 acre working farm, beautiful views, and lovely small town atmosphere of Sperryville. No chain restaurants or stores. Beautiful views of Shenandoah National Park. We stayed here at the half-way point of a 2-week road trip from Massachusetts to visit the Civil War battlefields. Based on our experience in previous road trips, I planned 4 nights at the same B&B at the half way mark to rest and relax from the tiring routine of packing and unpacking and driving to another B&B every day. We drove along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Drove to Luray Caverns and had an amazing dinner at the Inn at Little Washington. When a snow storm made travel hazardous, we simply settled down in the parlor of the Inn and enjoyed the fire, wi-fi, and snacks from the kitchen. Cliff Miller, the owner, told us about his ancestor who had been wounded at Gettysburg, including showing us the original discharge papers from the Confederate States forces. So special to connect Cliff’s personal family history with the tour of Gettysburg we had taken just 3 days earlier in which we learned about the big picture of the battle. The Inn at Mount Vernon is one of the very best B&B experiences we have had.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! It is wonderful that you were able to enjoy some of the history Virginia has to offer and I'm especially glad you chose our Inn as your half way mark to rest and relax, I think you experienced all 4 seasons in those 4 days! lol We hope come visit again when you find yourselves traveling through Virginia.

- Cindy (innkeeper)

Fantastic, highly recommend!

5 on March 25, 2018

We chose to stay at the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm on a complete whim. With little notice, we were accommodated and welcomed warmly. This is a fantastic place to treat yourself to a luxurious experience, without breaking the bank. I felt the quality far exceeded the price tag. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to any one looking to enjoy the Sperryville area. This was a great location to enjoy a hike around the farm after a hearty and delicious breakfast, and we enjoyed nearby hikes, wineries and distilleries that we had no idea existed! I would absolutely stay here again. The rooms were extremely comfortable, and surprisingly cozy and warm. The complimentary cheese and wine in front of the fire was the perfect ending to a long day of hiking, and the small hot tub under the stars was just perfect. I hope to visit another time!

Highlight of our mother/daughter weekend

5 on March 18, 2018

My daughter and I spent the weekend enjoying wineries and country drives in Virginia. The stay at Mt. Vernon Farm was the highlight!! We enjoyed the beautiful home, cocktail hour with our guests, the amazing breakfast, stars overhead in the hot tub at night and our lovely hosts. THANKS!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! I am so happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay! I hope you have the chance to come again when you are visiting your daughter. Best! Cindy

- Cindy (innkeeper)

Exceeded all expectations for our 2 night getaway!

5 on March 15, 2018

Photos and description do not do this place justice! My husband and I, who have travelled to many lovely B&Bs both in the US and Europe, found this Inn to be a gem. My husband and I wanted a serene 2 night getaway from the kids and travelled here from Richmond, and found exactly what we had hoped for. The drive north from Charlottesville is so scenic, and the blue ridge mountains form the backdrop for a star-filled sky every night. The rooms are tastefully furnished and very clean, and the attention to detail is incredible, both in the decor as well as the sumptuous breakfast and the almond milk put in our mini fridge in our Cabin room when they noted my husband stays away from dairy products! The innkeepers are attentive and friendly. The property, which has been in the same family for eight generations, is beautifully restored and maintained. I can't wait to come here again.

Just fabulous!

5 on March 12, 2018

We had a wonderful time . We stayed in the cottage it was. a rainy weekend so lighting the fire was just perfect. The bed was so comfortable and all the attention to details was appreciated. The location is perfect . We highly recommend this Inn.

2 day getaway

5 on March 01, 2018

My husband and I can't say enough good things about our stay. It was just what we needed after not having a break since our daughter was born almost 6 years ago. Normally, I spend a lot of time researching various places to stay but when I came across this gem I looked no further. The house is just gorgeous! The attention to detail was very impressive to me. We stayed in the Owners Suite. There is a sitting room and an amazingly comfortable bed. My favorite part was the claw foot bath tub that had candles to be lit right above tub. Don't even worry about toiletries because they will supply you with quality products that smell wonderful! The innkeeper was very knowledgeable and kind. She made sure we had wine and cheese at 4 pm and have us thick blankets so we could sit on the porch and enjoy the sunset. For dinner we really enjoyed the Thornton River Grille which is only 5 mins away from farm. When we came back from dinner we relaxed in the cedar hot tub they had made in Maine. The experience was breathtaking because the stars felt so close I could grab them and the subtle smell of the cedar was wonderful. In the morning prepare yourself for a delicious home cooked breakfast by Mrs Lilian and the inkeeper. We enjoyed our breakfast talking to the owner Mr Miller. He was very friendly and personable. We felt like we knew him even though we just met. I found his stories very engaging and interesting. We look forward to returning in the Spring to enjoy the farm in full bloom and chatting with Mr Miller and his awesome staff!

Innkeeper Response
I am delighted to hear you were able to sit back and relax during your stay. We really strive to provide a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere and all the comforts needed to really un-wind. Just looking at the views from our porches can do wonders. We hope you can return and hopefully stay longer! Best!

- Cindy (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Fox's Lair

Second Floor, Two Queen Beds, Glass Shower, Individual Thermostat. Extra guests over 2 are $75 each. Adults and children 12 and over. The Foxes’ Lair is located on the second floor of the Inn, featuring two queen beds with Egyptian cotton, an individual thermostat, and a modern, renovated private bathroom. With views that oversee the east and the west, the guest can enjoy the morning and evening light playing off the mountains. The Foxes’ Lair is decorated in a tranquil green that invites the ultimate relaxation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $329

Brief Room

The Brief Room is one of the most charmingly cozy and personal rooms offered at the Inn. With a working fireplace, floor to ceiling book shelves featuring references to the Inn’s family history, reading nook, flat screen TV, private entrance and porch, built-in bar, and a spacious bathroom with a soaking claw-foot tub, the Brief Room is a home away from home. available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $359


The Cabin, restored from an original summer kitchen, provides the guest with intimate and cozy privacy the minute you close the front door. Step into a completely furnished living room; complete with a working fireplace, leather couch, flat screen TV, kitchenette, accompanied dining room and library, and beautifully exposed wooden beams. The original, steep staircase opens into a wonderfully inviting bedroom with a king-sized bed and Egyptian cotton bedding. Enjoy a cocktail on the Cabin patio while you watch the sun disappear behind the rolling hills of Rappahannock County.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $379

Owner's Suite

The Owner’s Suite offers a king-sized bedroom and a luxurious sun porch with a queen pull out. A renovated bathroom comes with a claw-foot soaking tub and oversized glass shower. Egyptian cotton bedding, a flat screen TV, and views overlooking Old Rag Mountain ensure the ultimate state of relaxation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $379

Queen's Room

The Queen’s Room finds the sweet spot between simplicity and luxury. Located on the first floor of the Inn, the guest is met with a spacious, light-filled, tranquil room with touches of history. The reading nook provides the perfect spot to bask in the warmth of the sun, and a king-sized bed complete with Egyptian cotton will guarantee the ultimate peace of mind. The Queen’s Room also features an oversized shower and working fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $359


The Music Room sums up everything there is to love about the Inn. Located on the second floor, the Music Room offers the guest a cozy, private retreat that is rich with the history of the property, including a private library and sitting area. A queen-sized bed is complemented by reading light fixtures, an individual thermostat, a modernized glass shower, and an original washing sink. Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains add a breathtaking touch to the experience of the Music Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $299

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Location Type

Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 61 miles

Directions to property:

From Washington DC - Head West on I-66 exiting at Exit 43A towards Gainesville/Warrenton. Continue till US-15 Bus/ US-211 W ramp and exit toward US-29 Bus/ Warrenton, following the signs to Shenandoah National Park. Turn R onto Frost Ave/ US-211 W. Continue on 211-W for 26 miles. When 211 merges from 4 lanes to 2 make a U-turn at Sons Road. (Waterpenny Farm will be on R) You will now be heading E on 211. Take 1st R onto Mount Vernon Lane and follow signs to the Inn From Richmond - Head West on I-64. Merge onto US-15 N via EXIT 136 toward Gordonsville/Orange. Go 12.16 miles. At roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto N Main St/US-33 W/VA-231. Turn right onto Blue Ridge Turnpike/VA-231. Continue to follow VA-231. Go 16 miles to US-29 N/VA-231. Turn slight left onto S Main St/US-29 Bus N/VA-231. Turn slight left onto N Blue Ridge Turnpike/VA-231. Continue to follow VA-231. Go 20 miles and turn left onto Sperryville Pike/US-522 N. Take the 3rd right to stay on Sperryville Pike/US-522 N. Turn right onto Lee Hwy/US-522 N/US-211 E. Take the 2nd right onto Mount Vernon Lane and follow signs to the Inn. From Charlottesville - Take US-29 North towards Madison. Turn slight left onto S Main St/US-29 Bus N/VA-231. Turn slight left onto N Blue Ridge Turnpike/VA-231. Continue to follow VA-231. Go 20 miles and turn left onto Sperryville Pike/US-522 N. Take the 3rd right to stay on Sperryville Pike/US-522 N. Turn right onto Lee Hwy/US-522 N/US-211 E. Take the 2nd right onto Mount Vernon Lane and follow signs to the Inn.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Birding, yoga, hiking., Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities


Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100%
  • Cancellations: 7 Day Cancellation Policy : Full refund for cancellations outside 7 days. No refund for cancellations inside of 7 days but you will have one year to use the amount paid towards another booking.



Cliff Miller

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About the innkeepers

The current owners of Mount Vernon Farm are focused on preserving and improving the land. The farm employs best management practices to protect the watershed and soils. In 2012, the Mount Vernon Farm was awarded the Rappahannock River Basin Grand Award, one of many other recognition it has received for sustainable farming and conservation. The farm includes 840 acres of rolling hills filled with warm and cool season grasses, orchards, forests, and meadows teeming with wildlife.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free

Signature Dish

Lamb Hash - Sausage and Egg Casserole
Our breakfasts include coffee, tea, fresh fruit, homemade pastries, and a hot dish featuring lamb, beef, or pork pastured here on the farm without the use of hormones and antibiotics. Our eggs also come from free range chickens raised here on the farm.