Richard Johnston Inn

711 Caroline Street Old Town, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5903 USA (Show map)
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About

The 1700's - a time of history, independence and glorious homes. Come to The Richard Johnston Inn located in the heart of Historic Fredericksburg, 3 blocks from the train station, for an unique, upscale 18th century inn. The Inn was constructed by architect, John Taylow, one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence and served in the 1800's as the home of the mayor of Fredericksburg, Richard Johnston. The award winning Richard Johnston Inn still reflects the charm and grace of a past era while providing all of the amenities for the comfort of our guests.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great getaway!

5 on September 11, 2017

The staff was amazing, our room was beautiful, breakfast was delicious. Every small detail was paid attention to, and we felt like we were extra special. I cannot recommend this place enough.


Charming Historic Home

4.4 on August 31, 2017

The hostess was very friendly. Breakfast was delicious. Our room opened up to a large courtyard.


Loved the RJ Inn

4.0 on August 27, 2017

We found the Inn to be delightful in all respects. Cheryl was extremely efficient and easy going. The location was super - we really wanted to do more, but it was extremely hot (96). My ONLY complaint was that we found the room to be a little "warm" for our liking, but that's just us...the bedspread and blanket were both heavy so we basically only used the sheet. The bed itself was very nice. Had there been a ceiling fan, we would have been more comfortable, but like I said, we like it cool when we sleep. Other than that very small detail, we look forward to coming back in the Fall. Thanks Doris & Jim Mohs


Anniversary

5 on August 07, 2017

We stayed 2 days 1 night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff eere beyond accommodating and professional and our room was very nice.


Simply Amazing!

5 on July 16, 2017

We stayed for 3 nights and it was truly so relaxing and awesome. Cheryl and Cindy were simply amazing!! We loved every minute of our stay...and so did our dog-Leandro! Thanks Judy and Theresa


Great Fredericksburg Stay!!

5 on July 10, 2017

Fantastic location and staff! Made us feel so at home. Great food and other amenities as well. We will be back and would strongly recommend this establishment for anyone visiting Fredericksburg and the local area. Free Parking!!


Anniversary Stay 6-28-17

4.8 on July 01, 2017

We stayed in the very nice Loft room #1. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the Inn is. It's very clean and has a historical charm. The location couldn't be any better. Walk out the front door and there are restaurants, shops, history, visitors center. The breakfast was delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and will return.


The Caroline House

5 on June 30, 2017

Our weekend at the Caroline House was spectacular, The service was great, the breakfast was phenomenal, and the room was the most romantic of any B and B we have stayed at. A definite first choice if you are staying in Fredericksburg.


Friendly, Easy Going Luxury

5 on June 27, 2017

Enjoyed a great three days in Fredericksburg (which really should be called Friendly-burg) and the ladies at RJ Inn set the tone. Breakfasts were yummy and elegant and different every day. A great place to get away and relax. Loved the brandy and chocolates and fresh cookies on the sideboard each day. We will definitely be back!


Nice place to stay

4.4 on June 20, 2017

We stayed for 3 nights- lovely inn. The Innkeeper was gone for the weekend but the staff was amazing. They couldn't do enough for us! We only ate breakfast one morning as we had to be out early on two days. The staff offered to fix our breakfast early (like 6:00am) but we passed so they made sure to leave out something for us to grab. The morning we had breakfast it was amazing! We stayed in the Kitchen House and my only issue was the carpet needed to be cleaned or replaced- it was dirty (or stained). We even had one of the staff come look at the carpet so we wouldn't be charged (originally we were going to keep our dog with us but she ended up staying with my daughter) Wifi was not great- kept getting bumped off. Just a few minor issues and would definitely stay there again.


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Rooms & Rates

#01 The Loft

The Loft is a private 2 level suite overlooking the courtyard with a king size bed in the loft, living room area, kitchen nook, 2 tvs and full bath with a jetted tub.

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

#02 Old Town

The Old Town has a hand painted mural depicting Historic Fredericksburg on the wall behind the king size bed. This room is on the third floor/top of the house, with a full, private en-suite bath. Due to the distinct shape of this room, the shower headroom is slightly lower than in our other rooms.

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

#04 Frejus

The Frejus is named for our sister city in France with a hand painted mural of a French Chateau on the wall behind the bed. This is a king size room on the third floor/top of the house, with a full private en-suite bath. Due to the distinct shape of this room, the shower headroom is slightly lower than in our other rooms.

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

#05 Virginian

The Virginian is beautifully decorated in red, white and blue, This is a Queen size room on the second floor overlooking Caroline Street with a full, private en-suite bath.

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

#10 Isabella's Suite

The Isabella's Suite is located off of the courtyard and contains a living room, small kitchen and eating area. The bedroom has two queen size beds and large bath with a jetted tub. Additional Adults/Children (Children under 12 free) - $30 extra per person, per night. Pets - $50 extra per pet per night (2 pet max)

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

#101 William Riley Suite

The William Riley Suite has a private entrance that brings you into the living room with a gas fire place which also faces the king size bedroom. Relax in a Jacuzzi or enjoy the large shower. This suite also has its own private entrance to the courtyard. Handicap accessible.

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

#103 Luke Henry

The Luke Henry has the original antique wall mirror that graces this mauve king size bedroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and shower.

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

#06 Peyton Mae

The Peyton Mae is decorated in blue and white. This is a Queen size room overlooking the courtyard with a full, private bath across the hall.

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

#07 Olivia's Room

The Olivia's Room invites you to relax under a canopy bed in this room decorated in greens and creams overlooking Caroline Street. A Queen size room with a full, private en-suite bath.

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

#09 Kitchen House

The Kitchen House is located off of the courtyard, and features the original wood stove to the home. It has the original brick floor and is furnished with 2 queen size beds and a large bath with jetted tub. Additional Adults/Children (Children under 12 free) - $30 extra per person, per night. Pets - $50 extra per pet per night (2 pet max)

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

#08 Canopy Room

The Canopy Room contains a beautiful canopy, queen size bed in a lovely rose colored room overlooking the courtyard with a full, private bath across the hall.

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

#102 Sawyer Scott

The Sawyer Scott is upstairs in the front of Caroline Street. This room features a luxurious king size bed nestled in a grand bay window overlooking historic Caroline Street. Decorated in Black and White, this suite offers a large, jetted claw foot soaking tub and an electric fireplace.

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Urban, Waterview

Airport

Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From I95 exit 130a, get in the left hand lane to William Street. Follow William Street to Sophia, take a right. Our parking area is 3 blocks down on your right hand side. WELCOME!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Belmont Estate, Rising Sun Tavern, Kenmore Mansion, Fredericksburg Battlefield, Chatham Estate, Trolley Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Apartment

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , catering available, on-site meeting, private parties

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Historic Museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome in The Isabella Suite & Kitchen House
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes In two rooms, Isabella Suite and Kitchen House
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: certain weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights deposit will secure your reservation request
  • Cancellations: Cancellation outside of ten days of arrival offers a refund, less $25.00 cancellation fee. Refund pro-rated if a cancellation is requested within 10 days of arrival and will include a $25 cancellation fee as well.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cheryl Conarty

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Owners of The Richard Johnston Inn & 1890 Caroline House

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental & Hot Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Our patio area is available for breakfast too! , Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We make every effort to acoomodate dietary needs and restrictions - to include gluten free, diabetic and vegetarian.


Signature Dish

Fresh Seasonal Frittata
We offer a sweet as well as savory dishes for our main course and the Seasonal Frittata allows us to serve what is seasonal and fresh - This dish begins with goat cheese and then veggies - Corn, Basil & Leeks, Artichoke & Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach & Mushroom, Asparagus & Roasted Red Peppers . . . and served with oven roasted red potatoes and breakfast meats.


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