Richard Johnston Inn

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

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

Highly Recommend

4.6 on May 11, 2017

We stayed in "The Loft". The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was friendly and helped us pick a spot for dinner. We would stay here again.


Wonderful weekend escape

3.6 on May 01, 2017

On the main street in historic Fredericksburg, the inn offered the opportunity to explore on foot easily and enjoy the character of the city. Breakfast and afternoon tea were delicious. Look forward to returning.


Richard Johnston Inn was OUTSTANDING!

5 on May 01, 2017

This delightful in right on Caroline Street is the place to stay if you want to be in the midst of restaurants, shops, breweries and history. We spent 2 nights in the lovely Kitchen Room with our pets. Yes! It's pet friendly! Our 2 dogs were very welcome.The Kitchen room was very beautiful with all the amenities you could ask for. The brandy was a nice touch. The beds are very comfortable. We didn't get to see any of the other rooms except online but I am certain they are just as wonderful. All the ladies that make this Inn run are some of the nicest I have encountered when away. Very accommodating and friendly. The breakfast was excellent and a great way to start the day. Our daughter lives in Fredericksburg so we will be back again!!! If you want to be right in the action stay at this fantastic B&B!!


Wonderful place

4.6 on May 01, 2017

What a lovely place. Stayed in the kitchen room for the 2nd time. Love it as much as the first time. Breakfast was good and the staff was wonderful - so friendly and nice.


A wonderful stay at a lovely property

5 on April 30, 2017

We spent two nights at the Richard Johnston Inn, and I felt that we received execellent value for money. The room was very nice, the bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was quite imaginative and tasty. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Fredericksburg.


Outstanding service and a beautiful place to stay

4.8 on April 19, 2017

We have lived in the region for 10 years but had never stayed downtown. Decided it was finally time to do so. We will definitely be back! Beautiful place and the service was amazing. Look forward to staying again soon.


Loved the B&B

4.8 on April 10, 2017

Great historic atmosphere. Rooms very well kept and nice. Food was awesome. Appears to have plenty of staff available to keep things going. Walking distance from lots of shops and restaurants. One drawback concerned the rooms facing the main street. Bars shut down around 1230 pm on weekend and it got a little loud for about an hour.


1890 "Sweet" Caroline House!

4.8 on April 08, 2017

My wife and I stayed at the sister property of the Richard Johnston Inn and couldn't have had a better stay! Both properties are run by Cheryl who, with her staff of Cindy, Breanne and Shannon were all tremendous hosts who made us feel like we were staying in their house! Food, accommodations, we were in the William Riley Suite which was fantastic, service and ambiance were all outstanding. Great historic downtown location was close walking distance to everything. Highly recommend either or both properties! Larry and Carole


Lovely stay right in the heart of it all

4.8 on April 04, 2017

Stayed here to celebrate my wife's birthday. Had a lovely time strolling through town antique shopping. The Inn was a great resource for places to see and eat. They were also quite accommodating on Sunday before we departed, allowing us to spend some time revisiting some shops. Breakfast was quite delicious. On par with even the best of restaurants. Thanks!


Loved the stay

4.6 on March 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Very nice Breakfast. If you have a room facing Caroline St. on a wkend, be ready for the 1230 am pub crawl. A little rowdy and loud for about an hour.


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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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