In the foothills of the Blue Ridge, apple blossoms begin their annual bud. Wildflowers along the roadsides, a burst of color, while bluebirds perch on old fence posts, weathered with age. The morning mist fades away, and a brilliant sun spreads warmth and light across the rolling hillside. This is Smithfield Farm: a memory of the way life used to be, a place where memories are still made today. Set in the gentle hills of the Shenandoah Valley, Smithfield commands a majestic view of fields and orchards, mountains and forests. From the main entrance, the house greets its guests with traditional Federal period architecture, a classic 19th century manor house constructed in brick and stone. Inside, an elegant, sweeping staircase adds beauty to the grand hallway, while to either side spacious rooms are flooded with sunlight, reflected from the warm hardwood floors.
4.6 on May 12, 2017
Most reviewers mention the setting, beautiful. The accommodations, excellent. The food delicious. The staff, friendly and helpful. Should be enough for a weekend getaway, right? While I agreed, the additional draw is the sense of history I can’t help but feel. Driving up the lane, through the orchard, to the house, I half-expected my SUV to transform into a horse-drawn carriage. All the buildings are original, built before the Civil War and are in amazing condition. Many important events of the War took place in the surrounding countryside. The major battles at Bull Run, Cedar Creek, and Stonewall’s Valley Campaign, as well as the numerous fights at Winchester, just to name a few. So go for the scenery, the food, or the history, just do yourself a favor and go to Smithfield Farms. I hope our next stay will be in the Fall, with color on Blue Ridge.
5 on May 02, 2014
It was our first stay at Smithfield Farms, but certainly won't be our last. What and amazing location!! The Summer Kitchen Cottage is charming, well appointed, clean and comfortable. The Inn Keepers could not make you feel more welcomed and comfortable. The food was delicious and so fresh. A terrific feature was the location, after a lovely drive up and apple blossom lined orchard, one goes over a small stone bridge with a running brook below to look up to a beautiful set of three old world, charming buildings. Well decorated interior, with just enough, but not too much. The grounds surrounding the house are well kept and beautiful, very relaxing. Walking the farm is an adventure that takes you back in time in a most relaxing and nostalgic way. Graciousness and charm abound, and definitely worth another visit.
5 on August 23, 2013
The B&B is on a 400 acre farm in VA wine country. The manor home, built in 1816, has been converted for the use of the guests. The rooms are spacious and very well decorated. The host was the best part. At breakfast all the guests were introduced and chatted over coffee and tea. Then we were brought out course after course of locally grown or cooked foods, from fruit bowls, cinnamon buns, hash browns, bacon, sausage, egg souffle, and apple sauce made from the apples that were falling right off the trees by our cars on the way in. After we could eat no more, she stayed with us and engaged all of us in active conversation. She clearly is the sort of person for whom the best part of being a host is being able to meet new people and talk with them. She told a story of a couple who got married on the farm, but then wolfed down their breakfast the next morning and ran out to catch a flight from Dulles. She was genuinely distressed at being robbed of the social interaction time. She told us stories from her own childhood, the history of the farm, and what life is like now for them. All told, wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing weekend in Virginia wine country. Also, go to Veramar Vineyards for an afternoon. It's just on the other side of Route 7 ten minutes away and is an amazing place as well.
5 on June 10, 2013
Driving up the tree-lined drive and cresting over the hill, crossing the stream to the old brick house up on the hill, it doesn't get much more scenic than that. We loved the setting, the room was great, food was delicious and service was lovely. We have recommended to friends! Also appreciated the ability to free range ourselves and walk all over the grounds, a real treat for city slickers.
5 on August 23, 2012
This is definitely a B&B to stay at! The owners were wonderful, the food absolutely delicious, and breakfast conversations delightful! The farmhouse is utterly charming. From the hammock in the back yard I watched the sun as it rose early in the morning over the treeline while the birds and the farm animals could be heard in the background. It was such a relaxing experience! From wine tasting to hiking, to learning about history, there is plenty to do in the area but it is especially nice to find a home away from home.That is exactly how the owners make you feel - welcome at home!
4.2 on November 06, 2011
A neat little place to get away for the weekend. Breakfast was great and the owner and staff were extremely friendly.
5 on October 31, 2011
My girlfriend and I needed a weekend away from it all and smithfield was perfect for that. The pictures don't do it justice, it's simply beautiful there! I've already recommended it to many of my friends and we plan on making this our yearly get-away.
3.8 on October 20, 2011
A most welcoming B&B that is unintrusive, but helpful in all capacities.
5 on October 02, 2011
This is a lovely home, full of history, and such a hidden jewel. The inn keeper, Ruth, is such a delight and she makes one feel a part of the family. This is on a 400 acre substainable farm, thus the breakfast is as fresh as one could have. It is located away from urban chaos, so be prepared for the peace and quiet! It deserves a repeat stay.
4.8 on September 21, 2011
This was a gift from our daughter - What a terrific gift! We had two nights of peaceful living on a beautiful farm, and... we were treated like family. Great food, great conversation, beautiful accommodations, and great fun to walk the farm and be close to the animals. I know we will return.
King canopied bed with gas fireplace in both bedroom and private bath. Clawfoot soaking tub and separate shower.
Queen four-poster bed with gas log fireplace and private shower bath.
King-size canopied bed with gas log fireplace and separate bath with clawfoot tub and shower.
Our private one bedroom cottage has a queen bed and electric fireplace and features a bath with whirlpool for two. The kitchen allows the option for dining in private or breakfasting in the manor house.
Our private suite in the English basement features 1 or 2 bedrooms, both with king bed & electric fireplaces, 1 bath & full kitchen.
Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 35 miles
From 495(beltway),follow 267(Dulles Toll Rd.)to Leesburg to Rt.7 West. After crossing Shenandoah River, go 3 miles to Wickliffe Rd., turn right. Go 3.1 miles to Smithfield Farm on left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Golfing, Hiking trails, horse racing, car racing, gaming, Shopping, Whitewater Rafting