Richard Johnston Inn

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

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

Wonderful Stay

5 on September 16, 2018

We have stayed at the Richard Johnston Inn a number of times, and have enjoyed each stay. In fact, it keeps getting better. Cheryl is a caring and wonderful manager, always ready to make your stay a great one. The location is perfect with lots of restaurants and places to walk and run. This year our visit was cut short due to Florence, but we’ll be back soon!


Great Escape in downtown Fredericksburg

5 on September 08, 2018

We had a wonderful weekend. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Rooms very clean . Breakfast was delicious. We look forward to our next stay.


Lovely bed and breakfast!

4.8 on September 05, 2018

The Richard Johnston Inn offers a wonderful place to stay in historic Fredericksburg. The entire Inn is well appointed, full of history and a welcoming, lively staff. Isabelle’s Suite is spacious and comfortable, especially for a longer visit. The tables and chairs found in the lush courtyard makes a nice coffee in the morning, picnic during the day or glass of wine in the evening spot. The interior of the Inn offers cozy seating, brandy and coffee plus games and reading material. Breakfast was delicious and my greatest thanks for accommodating a food allergy. A delightful visit with more small touches and thoughtful gestures than could be mentioned here. We look forward to returning, as many guests have, again and again.


Great B&B, Noisy location

5 on August 27, 2018

The Richard Johnston was a lovely inn. The breakfast was amazing & staff friendly & helpful. However would recommend room at rear of property as front rooms are very noisy in early hours of morning when the late night crowd are heading home.


Fabulous Fredericksburg!!!

4.0 on August 22, 2018

Picked this place by chance when planning our visit to Fredericksburg, VA and could not have been more pleased. The quaint and historic RJ Inn was the perfect setting for our stay. It is so convenient to the most enjoyable town, and the accommodations, service and daily breakfast (FULL!!!) were very inviting. The staff, starting with Innkeeper Cheryl Conarty, were like family by the time our visit ended. I would highly recommend it to anyone desiring a quiet, convenient and historic site while touring the town and surrounding area. We will definitely make a return visit in the future!!!


Frederickburg Visit

5 on August 16, 2018

Decided to stay in a B & B as stopping through on a longer trip. Great historic town with shops, pubs and more. I could only recommend staying at the Richard Johnston Inn.... Awesome time.


Favorite in so many ways.

5 on August 09, 2018

We have stayed here over and over as it’s become a favorite place. We’ve been able to stay in a variety of rooms, as many are different in character and feel. The staff care about all needs, and provide the most gracious hospitality to all. I can’t say enough about this special home away from home. It is located in a prime spot. Right outside the front door you are in old town with all it’s offerings. No need to drive anywhere!


Lovely B & B Experience

4.6 on August 07, 2018

Suite was super clean, wonderful amenities..............loved walking out onto "main street" from the front door for browsing and meal. Innkeeper was so nice, friendly and a wonderful cook! Also loved the furnishings.


1890 Caroline House

5 on August 06, 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at the "1890 Caroline House" which is a sister property of the "Richard Johnston Inn". Couldn't have had any nicer Hostesses, Cindy, Shannon and Beth. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast by Beth was excellent. Plenty of perks as well. Will definitely come back. Charlie and Brenda


Turn Back to Yesterday . . .

4.8 on July 31, 2018

What a wonderful stay we had at the RJI. The moment we stepped into the back courtyard and through the door of this beautifully historic home, turned B&B -- it was like stepping back in time. We were to arrive late and after a lovely conversation with Cheryl the morning of, all was seamlessly arranged. Upon our arrival, we were able to enjoy a delectable bedtime snack of cookies and tea. Comparing their breakfast with other B&Bs in which we have previously stayed -- it was unmatched. All I can say, is thank you, Shannon -- each morning's meal was simply "divine" in presentation and taste. Shannon made us feel so welcome. She had wonderful suggestions as to how to make our stay completely memorable, recommending restaurants, historic sites, activities and shops. Our room was charming, spotless and inviting. The only disappointment was that our time in Fredericksburg was much too short, but we look forward to visiting again soon. The Richard Johnston Inn will be our first choice as the perfect place to rest.


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Rooms & Rates

#01 The Loft

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: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

Located at the 1890 Caroline House: 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

Located at the 1890 Caroline House: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the Richard Johnston Inn: 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

Located at the 1890 Caroline House: 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:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • 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)

Liz Odle

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Innkeeper Manager at 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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