Summerfield Inn

101 Valley Street NW , Abingdon, VA 24210 USA (Show map)


Abingdon, Virginia - Summerfield Inn - A Gem Waiting to be Discovered. A 1920's era home centrally located in Abington Virginia's Historic District and within walking distance of Barter Theatre, Virginia Creeper Trail, Martha Washington Inn, antique shops and fine restaurants. Featured in SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE. Summerfield Inn is just three blocks from the head of the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34-mile Rails-to-Trails footpath used for bird watching, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding that winds through Virginia's most picturesque scenery. Guests enjoy elegant American and European antiques in a quiet and casual atmosphere. Relax in comfortable parlors and library or on the large wrap-around front porch with swing and rockers. The Inn is Air-conditioned and each guestroom has individual thermostats for your comfort. Seven spacious guestrooms including sitting areas, desks, robes, telephones, radio/alarms, hair dryers and modern in-room baths with whirlpools and showers. Three ground level guestrooms are available in the Carriage House. Guest pantry, Complimentary Wine, Beverages, and free local telephone calls, free high-speed wireless internet. Treat yourself to Historic Abingdon's charm and beauty with lodging at Summerfield Inn. BBAV Inspected & Approved.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A Wonderful B&B

4.8 on October 19, 2016

We have stayed at Summerfield several times and it is always a pleasure when we stay. The Inn was completely full, but the breakfast was smoothly delivered, and was delicious and substantial. We stayed two nights for a Barter Theater 3-show weekend - Summerfield is two blocks from the theater so a convenient location. We request a room in the carriage house, which has three large and beautiful rooms all on the first floor, which has easy access. Janice and Jim are excellent hosts and provide a memorable experience for inn goers. We recommend this B&B very highly and will return when we visit Abingdon again.


3.2 on August 14, 2016

Beautiful property,garden and antiques.Elegantly presented breakfast as a sit down breakfast. Preference would be less formality more convenience for different time schedules.

Perfect place...

5 on August 02, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful inn. Our room in the adjacent guest house was spacious, pretty, and quiet. The gracious main house was decorated with lovely antiques but atmosphere was welcoming, as if we were friends. The Inn is within easy walking distance of the center of this charming town. Of the three sets of guests during our stay, we were all there for different reasons: the music, the theater, and the art festival. Abingdon has so much to offer.

Great place for Abingdon weekend

4.2 on June 29, 2016

Janice and her husband are such wonderful hosts. Super nice people and a great breakfast. We usually stay at The Martha when in town, but they were sold out so we selected this B and B bc of its great location, walkable to everything . It was an excellent choice and we will return!

wonderful, relaxing B&B

5 on June 23, 2016

A wonderful place to stay

Abingdon Retreat

4.2 on June 22, 2016

Great location within walking distance of dining, shops and the Barter Theater

Charming B & B !

4.2 on June 15, 2016

Very comfortable and inviting B & B. Innkeepers are extremely welcoming, and serve a wonderful breakfast each morning. I would definitely recommend this B & B when visiting Abingdon.

Spring Trip

4.8 on May 01, 2016

A fabulous weekend in a beautiful home! The breakfasts wee outstanding and the owners were most attentive to detail.

Wonderful stay

4.2 on October 13, 2015

Exceptional service, very nice room and great location!!

Second time around

5 on September 30, 2015

Once again Jim and Janice were the perfect innkeepers. Our room is updated and decorated very nicely. The breakfast table was truly set in the most southern of styles. I like that. It welcomes the traveler to want to get to know the other guest in a most relaxed way. This was our second stay and when we go to Abingdon again the Summerfied Inn will always be our choice. Thanks Jim and Janice

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Location Type

VA State Theatre, Art Center, County Seat, VA Highlands Festival, Hiking & Biking, Historic District, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 33 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 81, Exit 17 into Abingdon, Cummings Street. Continue on Cummings Street to the 3rd traffic light. Turn right onto Valley Street. The Inn is located two blocks on the left at the corner of Valley St. and Church St. Enter Inn from Balley St. or Church St. paved and illuminated parking available behind Inn. GPS - Coordinates N 36º 42.722’ W 81º 58.477’

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Barter Theatre, Highlands Festival, Virginia Creeper Trail, Martha Washington Inn, Regional Arts Center, Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wet bar , Complimentary Wine, Complimentary Beverages, High-Speed Wireless Internet, Guest Pantry-Fridge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Biking, Shuttle Services, Walking Tours of Abingdon, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Antique Shopping - VA Highlands Festival, Fly-Fishing Guide, Hot Air Balloon Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the covered porch and grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends and during festival
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit is required to confirm reservation. Deposits may be made in cash, check or credit card.
  • Cancellations: Deposits: A deposit of one night's rate for each room is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellation: A deposit is fully refundable if cancellation notice is received 10 days prior to the reservation date. If less than 10 days notice is received, a refund is dependent on the room being rebooked. Cancellations must be made by speaking with the innkeeper or by e-mail. Cancellation policy also applies to Barter Theatre Tickets. Payment: Due in full at check-in. The Summerfield Inn accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa credit cards, personal checks, traveler's checks and cash.



Janice & Jim Cowan

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Hobbies/Interests: Janice - cooking, Quilting, antiques, crocheting, needlework, gardening Jim - woodworking, stained glass artist, antiques, photography Member: Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) AAA Approved Three-Diamond

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Sun Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Orange Pecan French Toast
This delightful heart-healthy dish is baked to perfection and served with a freshly prepared orange sauce.