5 on August 20, 2017
Perfect spot for a hiking weekend in the mountains, with plenty of time to relax with some beer, pizza from the local (and awesome!) shop, and friendly hosts. They make a great healthy pre-hike breakfast and will give you plenty of recommendations for hikes and things to do. Be sure to spend time in the beer garden or on your personal porch!
5 on April 15, 2017
My husband and I stayed in the cottage the night after our wedding. We got there later in the evening and Kevin and Sherri had left us a personalized note, along with some DELICIOUS chocolate chip cookies. The cottage was in excellent condition, with any amenity you might need available! Breakfast the next morning was absolutely divine! Everything from the coffee to the grapefruit to the scones to the eggs benedict was perfect. Kevin and Sherri delivered it to us on the porch of the cottage, making for the perfect breakfast spot. The entire stay was short, but a fabulous one and I cannot recommend this place enough! Kevin and Sherri were wonderful hosts who clearly pay close attention to the small details, which helps make a night away from home feel like home away from home.
5 on March 14, 2017
I was looking for a cozy mid-winter getaway for my boyfriend and I after he took the bar exam; after 5 months of nonstop studying, I wanted something remote where we could be outdoors and not in front of a computer screen (or any other kind of screen!). The Hopkins Ordinary was absolutely perfect. We arrived late Friday night, and the owners and innkeepers, Sherry and Kevin, were kind enough to accommodate our late arrival by leaving a welcome note with the key to our room. We went upstairs to our room and immediately appreciated the size of the room and bed, how absolutely cozy it was, and how nice it was! I've stayed in a few B&Bs, and this one easily took first place. We woke Saturday, got a cup of coffee from the sideboard and took it to our bedroom balcony, where we enjoyed the crisp morning. We had an absolutely amazing breakfast (the Eggs Hopkins) before leaving to go hike the Little Devil Stairs trail in the Shenandoah National Park - only about ten minute drive away. When we got back from our hike, we showered and napped before enjoying the alehouse in the basement. We sampled all of the brews, which were delicious, and enjoyed chatting with everyone there. Dinner was spent in a nearby pub, about a ten minute drive away, and then back to our cozy room and bed; the bedroom had a fireplace, which was absolutely perfect, as it was a stormy evening with the wind howling. The next morning, we enjoyed the most delicious sweet potato pancakes before getting on the road back home. All in all, it was the most perfect weekend getaway, and we have every intention of another visit in the future. The inn was amazing, and made the weekend perfect! Thank you, Sherri and Kevin!
4.6 on February 17, 2017
I just spent a night at Hopkins in the Lavendar room. It is very spacious, and extremely comfortable. Kevin and Sherrie are great hosts, extremely helpful and very friendly. The breakfast was terrific and the brew pub was super fun; great beer and enjoyable company. I highly recommend Hopkins Clay
5 on February 12, 2017
The property is beautifully maintained and charming. The breakfasts are generously portioned and delicious. We stayed in the Oregano room -- the smallest of the rooms, but with a working fireplace (in the cold seasons) and a spacious shower with two heads and very hot water. The proprietors are friendly and helpful and brew some very delicious craft beers. Cute shops along the street, great hiking in the Shenandoahs nearby. Highly recommend for a weekend getaway, a very cozy rustic retreat.
5 on February 04, 2017
My husband and I stayed at Hopkins Ordinary while visiting family nearby. We loved the historic nature of the B & B and the way Sherri and Kevin preserved it's charm. Our accommodations were complete with cookies welcoming us on the mantle, a wood-burning fireplace, and a comfortable bed with nice linens and bedding. After checking in, we we went down to Ale Works, which is located on the lowest level of the historic home. It has a great selection of craft beers that are brewed right on the property. We thoroughly enjoyed a couple of coffee stouts and nice, casual conversation with Sherri and the other patrons. Breakfast on Sunday was a homemade treat. The coffee was brewed to perfection with beans from a local roaster - delicious! All in all, Hopkins Ordinary is a great find! We will definitely return on future visits!
5 on January 04, 2017
We came to Hopkins Ordinary to get away from D.C. for the weekend and could not have picked a better spot. Sherri and Kevin were very welcoming, the room--one of the more modest options available--was fabulous. The porch seats, outdoor fire, and brewery really set the atmosphere. We came in part due to Sperryville's location in relation to Shenandoah national park but were pleasantly surprised by the food options available including the local Pen Druid brewery and Wasmund's distillery. Kevin is fabulous cook and Sherri was very helpful in providing directions and recommendations for the area.
4.6 on November 20, 2016
The Rosemary room at Hopkins Ordinary was beautiful and the perfect romantic escape for the first crisp fall weekend in November. It has a great fireplace, nice porch, and spacious bathroom. The hosts graciously shared a couple pints of their wonderful self-brewed craft beer upon arrival and the breakfast was really one of the best we've ever had at any restaurant around the world. The hosts also gave us excellent tips on how to have a successful hike up Old Rag (only 8 miles away).
4.8 on September 03, 2016
I was recently introduced to the word "glamping" (glamour - camping) and it seems an appropriate description of our Spring stay at Hopkins Ordinary and hike up Old Rag! We love this place, and will be back this fall! Beautiful comfortable rooms, with the warmth and character of history. A flight of Kevin's craft beers was a perfect beginning to our stay. Sherri's unique Hopkins' eggs were the perfect fortification for our Old Rag climb. And to top it all off, when an emergency closure of hiking trails became known, Sherri pitched in, getting us expert guidance and even lending us her own trail maps. Wonderful people, warm cozy place to stay, and delicious beer and breakfast! We'll be back!
5 on August 20, 2016
excellent service, clean comfortable rooms, wonderful food!
5 on July 27, 2016
This was our second stay here with Kevin and Sherri and we hope the beginning of many more! Hopkins Ordinary ( make sure they explain the meaning behind name to you) is a wonderful journey back to small town America. The quaint rooms are very well kept and furnished with antique pieces that are sure to bring back memories of days gone by. Kevin and Sherri go out of their way to make you feel at home. You can tell that they love what they do! The breakfast is four star quisine with many of homemade fares that will delight your pallet! Also, the homemade cookies in the parlor are delicious! There is also a micro brewery in the lower lever of the B&B that Kevin opened a few years ago. He has some very tasty brews! They also have put in a beer garden nestled under a 200 year old Maple tree that provides shade for the area. I highly recommend that if you're heading their way, you stay here. You will not be disappointed!
5 on July 07, 2016
We spent 3 nights over the July 4 weekend here and couldn't recommend this place highly enough. For me three things made this the perfect weekend getaway: 1. The Hotel: Sherri and Kevin have done a great job at renovating/restoring this beautiful old home into a fantastic BnB. There was lots to do in the area, but we were content just hanging out on the porch most of the time (see #2 below). 2. Sherri and Kevin's cooking and home brew: best brunch in America. Honestly. Fresh ingredients, hearty but not over the top, home made juice etc. And the microbrewery blew me away - I tried 8 different types of small batch beers over the weekend, they were all great but the Breakfast Stout was probably my favourite. And you can sip them on the porch or in their shady beer garden. 3. The area - Sperryville is a lovely little town and has all you need, but you can also explore nearby Shenandoah valley for some great views and walks, and local towns (Culpeper and little Washington were our favourites), some caves and plenty of wineries. Your itinerary can be jam packed or, as above, just sit on their porch drinking exquisite home brew! We tried to strike a happy balance. Finally, Sherri and Kevin create a homely environment, we hung out with some other guests at times, but were also able to find our own space when required. All in all a great weekend escape for us, and we look forward to returning later in the year!
4.8 on July 06, 2016
We stayed here over July 4th weekend and couldn't have asked for anything better. I have always been weary of B&B's and often stay away from them because I have heard horror stories. However, Hopkins Ordinary far exceeded my expectations. The room was clean and very comfortable. The breakfasts were fantastic and they have delicious cookies in the foyer. Sherri and Kevin, the owners, were super helpful and so nice and accommodating. They also brew their own beer, which is super delicious. It is also a great location, with a number of restaurants within walking distance, along with another brewery and distillery. This is also a great place to stay if you enjoy hiking and/or wineries, as there are a number of each in the area. I have lived in DC for 20 years and have not explored this area, but we will be back. Sperryville and the surrounding area is a beautiful area and Hopkins Ordinary is a wonderful place to stay. Highly, highly recommend.
5 on June 21, 2016
Kevin and Sherri were excellent hosts. The historic inn was nice, clean and had modern updates such as individual room air conditioning. We loved the onsite brewery in the basement and beer garden out back. Breakfast was delicious in the morning. We look forward to returning here in the future.
4.8 on May 15, 2016
This is a charming B&B with a lovely setting and very courteous and friendly hosts. The craft brewery in the basement is an extra plus, and the breakfast is not to be matched. Sperryville is easy to reach from Baltimore, DC, and other parts of Northern VA and Western MD. There is a lot to do in the area -- we visited Luray Caverns just a half-hour west -- and for the more adventuresome there is hiking in abundance, in Shenendoah National Park. NOTE: I held back one star on the "dining" catagory because this is just a breakfast B&B -- there are convenient restaurants nearby, including just across the street. But as I note, the breakfast was excellent.
5 on May 01, 2016
The Hopkins Ordinary was the perfect spot for our family to stay while attending a wedding at the Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm. My husband and I had a comfortable room in the main house while our five adult children/spouses fit perfectly in the cottage garden house. The ale house added to the fun of the weekend, and we were close to small shops and restaurants. The owners were friendly, and we all enjoyed the breakfast. We would definitely stay there again!
5 on March 05, 2016
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful weekend at Hopkins Ordinary. Kevin and Sherri were very accommodating and friendly. I loved being able to go downstairs to their brewery and taste all their beers. I was very impressed by their brews. I definitely recommend their blonde ale. We plan to go back again
5 on October 28, 2015
Beautiful accommodations, warm and welcoming hosts, terrific food, quaint town, lots to do in the area. We will definitely return and highly recommend Hopkins Ordinary!
5 on October 21, 2015
This charming B&B is located in the heart of Rappahannock County, minutes away from marvelous hiking trails, Skyline Drive, and several wineries. The countryside is spectacular in the fall when the leaves are turning. We stayed there October 16-18, in the Sage Room. Innkeepers Kevin and Sherri are delightful - warm, helpful, and knowledgeable, but not at all intrusive. The decoration is lovely - warm, tasteful and elegant, not at all kitschy. Breakfast is terrific, featuring local products and creative twists on classic dishes. Excellent coffee too - a proprietary blend from a local beanery. I cannot recommend Hopkins Ordinary more enthusiastically!
5 on October 17, 2015
We stayed at Hopkins Ordinary Wednesday October 14, 2015. After a couple hikes in Shenendoah National Park, we arrived about 45 minutes before check-in. The innkeepers Sherri and Kevin were in the garden and saw us arrive, and Sherri checked us in and offered fresh baked chocolate cookies. She gave us a map of the town, and walked around, visiting a new brewery (Pen Druid) and touring the Copper Fox distillery. We bought a very good pizza at Rudy's across from Hopkins, and ate it while sitting on our 2nd floor porch watching the Royals and drinking excellent beers from Hopkins onsite brewery. Next morning brought a tasty breakfast of omelets, scones, roasted potatoes, broiled grapefruit, and good coffee. Sherri shared her knowledge of hiking trails with the guests. We left satisfied that this B and B deserves a return visit. This is how a B & B should be.
4.8 on October 07, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were nice and the whole place very clean and comfortable. Sherri and Kevin were very friendly and hospitable. The onsite brewery is an added bonus that produces some very tasty creations. My wife and I will definitely be back in the near future.
5 on October 04, 2015
This was our first B+B experience -- and it was great! The room was as cozy as it was adorable, the service perfect, and the breakfast exceeded all expectations. Innkeepers Sherri and Kevin were wonderful. A great couple running a great business. We loved our stay!
5 on July 06, 2015
My husband and I stayed at Hopkins for a quick July 4th getaway. From the minute you open the door to this beautiful oasis, you are made to feel like royalty! Sherri and Kevin are outstanding hosts! They are quick to fulfill any request and offer wonderful advice. The room we stayed in, Sage, was gorgeous! Clean, bright and comfortable! Finally, breakfast....... can I give 10 stars? It was the best! Fantastic waffles with blueberries and the best bacon we have ever eaten!!!! I'm not much of a hiker but if that's what it takes to stay here, bring on the most challenging hike!!! I'm there!!! Thanks for a fantastic stay!
5 on April 19, 2015
Let me start by saying that this was my first bed and breakfast experience. My stay was booked as a romantic getaway for a new lady friend and I (might I add most incredible woman in the entire world) and I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that I was totally into this beautiful woman and just wanted a pleasant atmosphere that would allow us to spend some uninterrupted time together getting to know each other a little better. Kevin and Sherri are absolutely wonderful. Their hospitality and genuinely kind nature makes you feel rich at home and as if you've known them for years. Some people are just that genuine. The inn is clean and has a great feel to it. Its been tastefully remodeled to keep the original charm. Breakfast was outstanding, the homemade cookies were literally the best I've ever had and we will be back. As for the lady friend, she's amazing. I'm the luckiest man in all the land to have found her. She also enjoyed the inn, so I will be taking her back as soon as we're able. If you're not sure about where to book your stay you can't go wrong with the Hopkins ordinary.
5 on April 12, 2015
Kevin was a great host and had plenty of tips for fun things to do and places to eat in the area. The beer tasting was a great added perk. Breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent. We will be back!
5 on March 30, 2015
What a wonderful place to visit! We will be sure to do it again!
4.8 on January 26, 2015
This was our second time to stay here, and we have already planned our third visit. Kevin and Sherri are incredible hosts. They offer a wealth of information about the area, what to do, how to get there, etc. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, and have all the amenities needed. We have stayed in the Lavender Room which is awesome with a wood burning stove. We have also stayed in the Oregano Room which is smaller, but just as nice, and has a fireplace. We highly recommend this B&B, especially if you like a quiet location close to wineries, hiking, and fun drives with beautiful scenery any time of the year.
4.2 on January 21, 2015
We absolutely loved it here. The innkeepers were ready, welcoming, and hospitable. They provided helpful suggestions to supplement the itinerary we had planned. Even though the place was almost full, we had plenty of privacy.
5 on January 19, 2015
We went to Hopkins for New Year's Eve and had a great time. This trip was our third stay, and we left looking forward to coming back many more times. The place looked great for the holidays, and the whole little town was in the spirit. Kevin gave us perfect and easy instructions on the fireplace, and amid the terrific breakfast they made the next morning, Sherri recommended a great hike. What a way to start the year!
5 on January 09, 2015
This was a wonderful escape from the city. They were incredibly nice, the rooms were cozy, and we felt right at home. A great place to stay.
5 on January 04, 2015
Our 3rd time staying here for a hiking and biking getaway. Terrific inn keepers. Great personal attentiveness yet not overbearing. Outstanding location, activity recommendations, breakfast, and now beer. Give Hopkins a try it and you'll be coming back again.
5 on December 17, 2014
We have stayed at Hopkins Ordinary three times and it only gets better and better. Sherri and Kevin always make us feel right at home. And to make things even better, they are now brewing their own small batches of beer on the premises. The rooms are great, very clean and cozy. Breakfast is always wonderful as well. We will definitely return in the future. And, Sperryville is a sweet little town to visit. A great place to go to get away from the rat race.
5 on December 14, 2014
My husband, 3 month old son and I stayed in the Cottage House at Hopkins Ordinary the first weekend of December. We loved the privacy and the ability to drink coffee and use the kitchen in our cottage. The cottage was inviting and I was so glad to be able to look out the window and see the garden and the Thornton River. It was quiet, peaceful, clean, and Kevin and Sherri were so welcoming and hospitable. We will definitely be back! We were glad to be there on the weekend of the local goods craft fair and parade in Little Washington. We had dinner and brunch at Thornton River Grille and took our baby into Shenandoah National Park hiking for his first time! What a great weekend--glad to get away from Richmond for the weekend and take a deep breath in Rappahannock. The water, incidentally, out of the faucet was really good.
5 on November 23, 2014
We just spend 3 days at Hopkins Ordinary. Sherri and Kevin are welcoming hosts who care that their guests enjoy the Inn and their vacation in the Shenandoah Mountains. First, the Inn. It is lovely, clean, warm, inviting. Our room had a claw foot tub, wood burning stove and comfy queen sized bed. The room opened onto the second story wrap-around porch. When we arrived, Sherri greeted us, showed us our room, gave us home made (by Kevin) ginger cookies. We were hurrying to hike Old Rag, and she gave us directions and tips. Breakfast the next morning was grilled grapefruit, mushroom, spinach and cheese omelet, homemade muffins, 5 types of juice, coffee.... I could go on and on. I've stayed in many B&Bs, and Hopkins Ordinary is the best I've experienced. We plan to visit a few times a year.
5 on November 01, 2014
The Innkeepers were warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about hiking. The breakfasts were delicious. The cookies were yummy after a day of hiking and the complimentary beverages was the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend Hopkins Ordinary to friends and family.
4.2 on October 28, 2014
Sherri and Kevin run a first-class operation. They are experts on the variety of activities available in the area and their breakfasts are delicious and filling. They've also done an outstanding job of renovating this historic structure. It's an easy recommendation.
5 on October 26, 2014
The Hopkins Ordinary B & B is absolutely outstanding! the owners, Sherri and Kevin are gracious hosts. The rooms are immaculate, well appointed and comfortable. Breakfast is also noteworthy; not something just pulled out of the microwave but freshly prepared and very tasty! If you are looking for a pleasant, relaxing getaway near Washington, DC then Sperryville, Va and the Hopkins Ordinary is your place to stay! Definitely a 5 Star Bed and Breakfast.
5 on October 03, 2014
Hopkin's Ordinary is a perfect retreat after a day hiking in the park or from at big dinner from close-by excellent restaurants (like the Inn at Little Washington). The hosts know the area well and are very accommodating. The front porch was a draw for our group as we sat sipping local beers provided by Sherri and Kevin. Breakfast was great and many of the rooms have their own little porch to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Add this inn to your list of places to visit. Our friends from France loved the accommodations as well.
4.0 on September 07, 2014
Whether we were out for the day biking or hiking, my husband I enjoyed returning to the Inn, relaxing on the front porch swing with a cold gin and tonic and watching the world go by. A relaxing place where Sherri and Kevin magically appear when you need a hand with something or a restaurant suggestion.
5 on July 14, 2014
Bliss. The most wonderful relaxing weekend in the charming Hopkins Ordinary Bed and Breakfast. Lovely room, tastefully restored, immaculate with access to the upper porch for a relaxing afternoon with a glass of wine. And cookies, homemade and divine. Breakfast first morning fantastic french toast, bacon and fruit...fresh peaches. Second morning buttery scones to make the Queen smile with fresh home made jam, lovely frittatas with locally grown vegetables and fresh cheeses and the glorious fruit. Kevin and Sherri, the innkeepers, are gracious and diligent hosts. I am truly refreshed after a pampered weekend.
4.6 on July 12, 2014
I had seen this place before and had long thought of staying here before my wife and I came for two nights. Sperryville is a beautiful town with two excellent restaurants and plenty of apples and handicrafts. We saw a wide variety of birds, including an indigo bunting, on a walk before breakfast. Sperryville also provides excellent access to the Shenandoah National Park, especially the popular trailheads for White Oak Canyon and Old Rag Mountain. Sherri and Kevin are friendly, knowledgable and accommodating.
4.8 on June 09, 2014
My husband and I spent a lovely weekend in Sperryville in Early May to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and stayed at Hopkins Ordinary. Everything about this B&B was outstanding. The Rosemary Room with its private porch was perfect. Kevin and Sherri had excellent and helpful suggestions and Kevin's breakfasts were scrumptious! We can't wait to go back.
5 on May 27, 2014
We stayed at Hopkins Ordinary for two nights and loved our stay. The home itself is beautifully restored - high ceilings and original features. Kevin and Sherri were very knowledgeable about the area, particularly hiking and winery recommendations. The breakfast was delicious both days and the service was impeccable without being obtrusive. One example I'll give is that we left a bottle of rose wine in our room when we went out for the day and we returned to a note that the owners moved the wine to their fridge to chill. Just very thoughtful. We found Hopkins Ordinary during a search for local places to stay near the Inn at Little Washington which was only a 10 minute drive down the road. Would definitely return!
4.8 on May 05, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at Hopkins Ordinary so much last year that we retuned again this year for a longer stay. Sherri and Kevin are wonderful hosts, and they are a large part of what makes this place so special. Simply put, they do not overlook any detail. The rooms are beautifully appointed and sparkling clean; you are greeted with a complimentary glass of wine and fresh baked cookies; their breakfasts are delicious and made from scratch (including their jams). The two of them are also invested in making sure you get exactly what you want out of your day. Each morning, Sherri would ask us what we were doing and supplement our plans with suggestions and tips. She and Kevin would then print us out directions, lend up waterproof maps (for hiking), and make us reservations at great restaurants. The final point that makes this place so wonderful is its location. It is in the middle of a lush rural valley, but it is also just steps from a couple of wonderful restaurants and shops. We found the combination of remoteness and walkability perfect.
4.6 on May 04, 2014
We had planned to climb old rag, but the weather on the mountain didn't agree. Nevertheless, we were given some excellent recommendations on what to do and where to go. Our hots were very accommodating and so kind. They cooked an excellent breakfast, even though they didn't have to, since they'd already prepared us scones for an early trip the next day, which never worked out. We can't wait to go back and try again.
4.6 on April 20, 2014
A delightful experience. We'll be sure to go again. Thanks.
4.6 on March 25, 2014
Kevin and Sherri are wonderful caretakers of this historic property. Their gift of hospitality is such that you feel like you are being welcomed into the home of long-time friends. We were greeted with hot tea and home-made salted-oat cookies while siting by the wood stove in our cozy room. Kevin helped us plan the time between our arrival and dinner with suggestions that were within walking distance. In addition, he scheduled massage appointments for us the next day. The morning provided a hot bath in the Lavender Room claw-foot bathtub (while my towel was warming on the rack) followed by a hot cup of locally roasted coffee in the downstairs living room. Breakfast was an artful plate of fruit, fresh scones and a goat cheese, mushroom omelet. I look forward to returning to the Ordinary in a warmer season.There is a porch swing on the top veranda...
5 on March 24, 2014
This was our third stay at Hopkins Ordinary, and, each time we drive away, we know we will return. The inn is beautifully appointed with antiques, both warm and comfortable. The rooms are bright, airy, and welcoming. The innkeepers tie everything together with their graciousness and generosity, so that, when we return, we feel like family coming home. We have enjoyed, along with friends, the wine and cooking weekends. Sherri and Kevin are amazing cooks/chefs! They provide interesting lessons, challenging yet do-able menus, and fabulous dishes expertly paired with great wines. Their breakfasts are exceptional, especially "Eggs Hopkins". Mmm! Hopkins Ordinary is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway, a special occasion, or more!
4.8 on January 03, 2014
We are highly satisfied repeat customers. Sherri and Kevin are very friendly and welcoming hosts. They are happy to answer questions about the inn, the food, the various libations, the community and what one might do in the area; but they are not at all intrusive. Breakfasts are always creative and delicious -- high quality ingredients, carefully prepared.. We love the simple elegance of the décor.
5 on December 28, 2013
We have stayed at Hopkins Ordinary twice now, for our fourth and fifth anniversaries. The house is beautiful and very well-kept. We stayed in the Rosemary Room both times - it has a fireplace (helpfully supplied with a Duraflame log and lighter), and it's a bit more private than a room upstairs would be. Sherri and Kevin are wonderful hosts and fantastic cooks. Sherri's scones are the best we've ever had, and Kevin's omelets are delicious and filling. Sherri and Kevin also know a lot about the trails and trail conditions in the area, so don't hesitate to ask them for recommendations if you want to hike. If you are in the area for fun, check out the Copper Fox Distillery down the road, too. The tour is really interesting. We've also enjoyed going out to dinner at the Thornton River Grille right across the street from the B&B (reservations recommended).
5 on November 26, 2013
We stayed with Kevin and Sherry (the Innkeepers) for one night recently. They were more than accommodating, incredibly pleasant, and excellent cooks (great breakfast in the AM). The Inn itself is located in the heart of Sperryville, a great small town in central Virginia. It is walking distance from almost everything the town has to offer. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and well furnished with a nod to the history of the Inn. Highly recommend a stay here - great value for an excellent and classic B&B.
4.8 on November 26, 2013
The room was comfy with a good view and bed. Breakfast was fresh and imaginative and delicious. Recommendations for dinner and local sites and activities were spot on. The balconies are great for recapping a beautiful touring day. Finally, the host and hostess are generous with time and amenities. Of course, we'll be back. PS. Don't miss out on touring Copper Fox Distillery or Antiques.
5 on November 20, 2013
I was in Sperryville not for fun, but to attend a memorial service for a dear friend. Sherri was especially kind to me, even showing me his obituary in the local paper. I had to leave the next morning well before breakfast was served, but Sherri made me a meal to go. I certainly plan to come again under better circumstances
5 on November 18, 2013
We spent 2 nights at Hopkins Ordinary and enjoyed every minute of the stay. Breakfast on both mornings was a real treat and we look forward to the next visit.
4.6 on November 10, 2013
My fiance and I live in DC and wanted to spend a full day in the Shenandoahs, so we drove out to Sperryville & stayed at Hopkins Ordinary on a Friday night. Sherri & Kevin were so nice to not only happily check us in later than expected, but to also make us dinner reservations across the street. After a good night's sleep, we were treated to a delicious and hardy breakfast (oat waffles I think it was - ideal for the morning before a hike) and great conversation with the folks at our table. Finally, Sherri & Kevin are super knowledgeable about activities in the area, so make sure to pick their brains! We will definitely be back.
4.6 on October 21, 2013
Hopkins Ordinary is more like "extraordinary." In addition to the 200 year old deeply historic house with a warm personality and vibe, are your (as Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice said) the hosts with the most, Kevin and Sherri. These guys are surely the best, from Kevin's homebrew (his Octoberfest was superb), their hiking and local sight expertise, their heart to serve simply is head and shoulders above the rest. They answered every question with grace and aplomb. Very patient and accommodating. Hats off to Hopkins Ordinary and the "hosts with the most."
5 on October 07, 2013
Sherri and Kevin are incredible. They are sincerely welcoming and accommodating. The Inn is beautiful and full of character and charm. In walking distance to most activities in the quaint village of Sperryville. Rooms are spacious, very comfortable and quiet. The food is absolutely amazing! I enjoyed the best French toast I've ever eaten! If you are going to Sperryville, make Hopkins Ordinary your choice for accommodations. You won't be disappointed!
5 on October 06, 2013
This was my first stay at a Bed and Breakfast but it won't be my last. I have to say it was absolutely wonderful and I hope to return. Kevin and Sherri have done a beautiful job of restoring and maintaining this fabulous home. Our room was very nice - and we just melted into the bed. The breakfast they made was delicious - and they did a really good job with interacting with the guest without being intrusive. They shared information on the history of the area as well as some places to visit if we had time. An all around wonderful weekend - I highly recommend you stay at Hopkins Ordinary!
4.8 on August 07, 2013
Lovely, quiet B&B! Beautiful scenery all around. A few nice restaurants close by that we were very pleased with. Sherri and Kevin were so friendly and had great suggestions for things to do in the area. A plus for us was they allow a one night stay on the weekends.
4.8 on July 29, 2013
Delightful hosts, delicious breakfast. Lovely room with comfortable bed, top quality linens, extremely clean. Historical inn with lots of character. The only thing missing was a T.V. for my hubby. We suggest that if you are conservative and like to read, bring your own books. Since there were neither books nor TV in the room, we turned in early. The homemade beer was delicious. Kudos to the innkeepers! Highly recommend the Hopkins Ordinary.
5 on July 28, 2013
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5 on July 08, 2013
Kevin & Sherri missed no details for our weekend stay. They were waiting for us at the time we suggested we would arrive. Offered us a complementary glass of local wine or beer, had freshly baked cookies in the parlor, and were ready to make our dinner reservations (we opted for beer and pizza on our private porch, after hiking for 4 hours on Massanutten Mountain). They had a local map and directions to the Castleton Festival, which we were attending. When we put our feet up, the bed had both soft and medium firm pillows to chose from. Fresh coffeed greeted us at 7:30 a.m. and a delicious breakfast was on the table at 8:30. When we had hiking food to keep cool, they had a refrigerator, and freezer for our ice packs. Oscar & Linda
4.8 on July 07, 2013
We had a lovely stay at The Hopkins, albeit not very ordinary. The hospitality and graciousness of Kevin and Sherri go beyond ordinary in all facets of service. They provide local information and suggestions for things to do and see, as well as prepare a spectacular breakfast that is served with attention to detail. Hopkins Ordinary is a combination of staying at a top rated hotel, but with added personality and service that a top rated hotel would envy.
5 on July 05, 2013
Kevin and Sherri are amazing hosts. From the warm welcome upon our arrival, to the helpful suggestions regarding local attractions, and of course the superb gourmet breakfast, this was the best B&B stay of dozens we've experienced since we started exploring B&Bs over past few years. Staying at the Hopkins Ordinary is a must for anyone visiting the beautiful Shenandoah Valley area.
4.4 on May 22, 2013
Great place to stay. Kevin's customer service went above and beyond. We had booked one room with a cot and he called the day before to ask if we would prefer 2 rooms for the same price. Close to Skyline Drive and hiking as well as local restaurants.
5 on May 12, 2013
Our weekend in the cottage at Hopkins Ordinary was a great bit of fun and relaxation. Sherri and Kevin are both warm and welcoming hosts, and made the extra effort to give us a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The breakfasts, which Kevin brought to the cottage at an agreed upon time, were delicious and showed a real enjoyment of cooking. Sherri and Kevin were both willing to provide any thoughts or suggestions on things to do in the area, and gave us some great recommendations for local wineries to taste. The entire Hopkins Ordinary property is well kept, and the cottage offers all you need for a weekend stay. If we take a vacation in the area again, we will definitely check out availability at Hopkins Ordinary!
4.0 on May 10, 2013
A stay at the Hopkins Ordinary B & B is anything but ordinary. First a word about the inn keepers, Sherri and Kevin. They were everything you expect from inn keepers: attentive, knowledgeable, and best of all - warm people. The B & B itself was warm, comfortable and inviting without being overdone as some places are. Our room, Thyme, was also comfy and clean with thick towels, also a nice touch. The breakfasts were ample and creative. The cookies served in the afternoon were delicious and home made. We are glad we stayed there and if we are in the area again we will certainly make a return visit.
5 on May 05, 2013
Hopkins Ordinary: Nothing is "ordinary" at this lovely establishment Our room was cozy,tastfully decorated and the private bathroom was well appointed. The homemade breakfasts were truely exquiste, using fresh and local ingredients, including locally grown coffee. We felt pampered from the time we arrived and greeted kindly with the offered a glass of wine. Freshly baked cookies each afternoon were a delight. Sherri & Kevin both offered us information most helpful for exploring Sperryville & the surrounding areas. Thanks again. Michele & John
4.6 on April 23, 2013
We stayed one night at Hopkins and had a great time. Wish it could have been a longer visit. The service, food, and accomodations were all excellent. Walking distance to Wasmund's distillery, antique shops, nice restaurants, etc. A very comfortable B&B, highly recommend.
4.8 on April 11, 2013
We went for aspecial winter week-end getaway. It was fabulous. The caretakers went out of their way to make us feel las though we were invited guests in their home. They went above and beyond helpful and accomadating. The food and wine were simply spectacular. The area was quiet and beautiful. The people were friendly and interesting. We had a wonderful and relaxing couple of days and would highly recommend Hopkins Ordinary as it was anything but ordinary.
5 on April 07, 2013
My wife and I found Hopkins Ordinary while resarching places to stay after hiking Old Rag mountain, and I'm glad we did. It was our first stay at a B&B, and Sherri and Kevin were outstanding hosts. We were greeted after the hike with delicious cookies and beverages, and the hospitality continued through the entire visit. The sounds of conversation and jazz music coming from downstairs really made the inn feel alive while we relaxed in front of the fireplace in our room. Breakfast the next morning was really good, as was the conversation with the other guests. We will definitely be back.
4.8 on March 30, 2013
We decided to get in the car and go on an adventure. We stopped in Sperryville and had a most pleasant stay at Hopkins Ordinary B&B. Kevin was the most gracious host. He gave us wonderful information about the area. The breakfast the next morning was fabulous......delicious spinach, cheese and mushroom omelet. Would definitely return!
5 on March 12, 2013
This was our second stay with Sherri and Kevin. The atmosphere and service are friendly, warm, and accommodating. We were offered complimentary beverages and freshly baked cookies. The Inn is spotless and the rooms are very comfortable. We've stayed in Lavender and Thyme; each one being unique with different features such as woodstoves, balconies, period furniture and so on. The highlight of the visit was breakfast--it was the best we've had from any B & B! Juices, fruit and freshly baked goods start off the meal. Then Kevin and Sherri are very accommodating to your needs with the remainder of the breakfast fare. They ask you like and give you several choices. Whenever we visit within 50 miles, we make it a point to stay here.
5 on February 12, 2013
My wife & I recently stayed at the Hopkins Ordinary as part of an early Valentine’s weekend. We stayed in the spacious Lavender Room. It included a wood-burning stove, an en suite bathroom with claw foot tub, and a private door to the shared balcony, where you get a spectacular view of the mountains. Kevin & Sherri are gracious, knowledgeable, and helpful innkeepers. The love for what they do really shows; whether it’s talking about the area or creating a delicious breakfast. Kevin’s creative meals are better than what you’d get at most fine eateries. They are accompanied by Sherri’s delectable baked goods. She also has a plate of ever-changing homemade cookies available in the common area to snack on. This was our first visit, but it will definitely not be our last. If you’re looking to spend a relaxing time, with great food & conversation anywhere near Sperryville, make the Hopkins Ordinary your choice.
5 on February 10, 2013
My husband, daughter, basset hound and I stayed in the cottage at Hopkins Ordinary this past November. I cannot say enough about the warmth of the cottage and hospitality Sherri and Kevin showed us. They helped us plan our hikes, outings, and dinners, and cooked us absolutely delicious breakfasts using home-grown ingredients. We will definitely be headed back as a yearly tradition.
5 on January 02, 2013
We stayed at the Hopkins Ordinary for NYE and couldn't be happier with our stay! There were 6 of us in 3 of their rooms and all were comfortable and cozy, especially with the fireplaces in each room. Breakfast on New Year's day was great (they were very accommodating of a food allergy) and Sherri and Kevin were warm and friendly. We all agreed that we would definitely stay here again.
5 on December 16, 2012
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hopkins Ordinary. Sherri and Kevin, the innkeepers, went out of their way to make our stay a wonderful experience. Our rooms were excellent and the parlor and breakfast room were very well appointed. Our morning meal was exceptional. If we ever stay in the Sperryville, Virginia area again, the Hopkins Ordinary will be our first choice.
5 on October 20, 2012
We were 2 hours from our home on the Potomac and we decided to find accomodations in the area. We happened to cross the Hopkins Ordinary and were were pleasantly suprised that in the middle of "No Where" (sorry locals) that a little bit of heavan existed beyond the stop sign. We walked in praying that a room was open. Kevin & Sherri stated that they had a cancellation and would we like to look at the room. We looked at the Rosemary Room and we acceppted the accomodation with a sense of christmas morning. We feel that Kevin & Sherri treated us like long lost family and did everything they could to make sure our stay was 10 star. Breakfast was the Bomb.... If I have the oppurtunity to tell others and come back I will. My hats off to Kevin & Sherri.. Respectfully yours, MM & KM
5 on October 03, 2012
Hopkins Ordinary was a wonderful first B&B experience -- we received such a warm and inviting welcome when we arrived from Sherri & Kevin! They gave us some great tips on what to do in Sperryville and even offered us a complimentary glass of wine. The B&B itself is gorgeous and the room was very cute & comfortable. Will definitely stay here again!
5 on September 28, 2012
Members of our wedding party, including my 86 year old mother, were treated personally by the innkeepers Sherri and Kevin. The breakfasts were unique and delicious and the facilities, which include a comfortable living area, were more than adequate for meeting together to plan the day's outings. We would be delighted to stay here again.
5 on September 09, 2012
Our stay at the Hopkins Ordinary was anything but ordinary; it was an awesome experience. Sherri and Kevin are terrific hosts. They welcomed us with courtesy and kindness (as well as with fresh cookies, hot from the oven, and later a glass of Kevin's chosen beer). The building is simply exquisite -- historic, yet comfortable -- and our spacious room and bath were charming and beautiful and had a balcony outside with a porch swing for enjoying the Shenandoah Mountains sunsets and quaint small town surroundings. The breakfast was extraordinary. Sherri served her home-made breads, while Kevin provided an omelet filled with local vegetables and cheeses and topped by fresh herbs. As we were eating, they helped us plan our daily hikes and gave us other expert tips for fun-filled days. I can't wait to go back! Thanks Sherri and Kevin!
4.2 on August 13, 2012
Not only is this a beautiful inn, it's located in a gorgeous area where it is quiet, easy-going, and very relaxing. The innkeepers welcome you with such warmth and go out of their way to make you comfortable.
5 on July 25, 2012
This was our second visit to the Hopkins Ordinary and we already can't wait to visit again! My husband and I are fairly private people and have quite high expectations when booking accommodation. This B&B is by far our favourite place to stay, out of all the B&Bs and hotels that we have stayed at, the level of service, quality of sleep, cleanliness, food, location and overall appearance are outstanding. The Innkeepers are so friendly and helpful, it would be hard not to feel completely at ease at the Hopkins Ordinary. From providing complimentary drinks upon arrival (and cookies!), to advice about hiking or other local activities Kevin and Sherri provide the type of experience anybody would wish for when booking a B&B. So far we have stayed in the Oregano Room and the Thyme Room, the Oregano room is slightly on the smaller side but is cosy and great value with easy access to a balcony with great views, the Thyme room has a small private balcony at the back of the house which is very peaceful and perfect when coming back from a day of hiking or driving. Breakfast was gorgeous both times and provided a great start to the day. Sherri, Kevin and their wonderful Hopkins Ordinary made us feel happy and peaceful.
5 on July 09, 2012
My fiancé and I loved it here! We spent the evening basking with a couple drinks on the wonderful porch and watching the little town. It was exactly what we needed and Kevin & Sherri are so nice! The breakfast they served us was delicious and the accommodations were well kept. Lots of history in this spot. We loved it!
5 on July 03, 2012
My husband and I stayed four enjoyable nights at Hopkins Ordinary. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Kevin and Sherri are wonderful, attentive hosts and full of information on hiking, eating and area attractions. We've stayed at various B&Bs throughout the country and never had breakfast as delicious. If you're in the area, we recommend staying at Hopkins Ordinary.
5 on July 03, 2012
Wonderful B&B in great small town location. Central to many points of interest, be it Skyline Drive, The Inn at Little Washington for more formal fare or 24 Crows for a great lunch followed by homemade ice cream. Beautifully furnished residence with excellent accomodations. The Innkeepers, Kevin and Sherri, are friendly, gracious and very knowledgeable about the area and it's attractions. Breakfast is first rate, featuring Sherri's wonderful homemade breads, scones ansd muffins and Kevein's top-notch culinary creations. Top it all off with a pleasant porch with a couple of rockers to just relax and enjoy the town and mountain views and you've got a stay to remember, and come back to.
4.6 on June 30, 2012
I made a last-minute get-away to Hopkins Ordinary this Spring and it was one of the best decisions ever. Not only is Sperryville super close to Washington D.C., the Ordinary is run by a wonderful couple, Sherri and Kevin, who make you feel right at home. Upon arrival, I immediately perched myself on the wrap-around porch, complimentary glass of wine in hand, and watched the skies open up in a tremendous storm. My room, Oregano, was exceedingly clean and perfect for my night away. The next morning was dreamy with a lovingly prepared breakfast which deserves accolades for the home-made jam (mint from the garden), gourmet quiches, rich coffee. And do the owners know their hikes! I gave Sherri specific parameters and she provided me with multiple options in the area. I have recommended Hopkins Ordinary multiple times upon my return and next time, the boyfriend is invited.
5 on June 20, 2012
Not only was the bed and breakfast very cozy but also the owners, Kevin and Sherri, are very nice, respectful, and knowledgeable. You will get the best tasting breakfast and information about where and how to go site seeing in the area from them (they even know the best Shenandoah National Park trails). I highly recommend this B&B.
4.8 on April 30, 2012
The best kept secret on 211 in VA is go past Washington (yes there is a Washington in VA) and stop in Sperryville. Hopkins Ordinary is an excellent B & B. Your hosts Sherri and Kevin go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. How about when you check in a glass of a fine wine, red or white, your choice. Life is uncertain. How about a fresh cookie? If you need to check your email... free wireless. Walk across the street to Thornton River Grille for a great dinner. After a peaceful nights sleep be prepared for a great breakfast. Locally roasted coffee, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, french toast... ah the french toast... what's the secret? How about a dash of Wasmund's single malt whiskey in the mix... from where you ask? Yes the distillery (Copper Fox) is in Sperryville. Stop by there for a tour. No tastings but you can purchase a bottle (if they're not sold out) My only complaint... I didn't have enough time to visit the galleries and antique stores in town. The Hopkins Ordinary is the place to go to find out about all the secrets Sperryville has to offer.
5 on April 15, 2012
Outstanding service. Outstanding breakfast. Great wine. A classy B & B.
4.8 on April 09, 2012
Close to DC. Accessible to great hiking. Delightful refreshments and service that promoted relaxation and rest. Homemade everything from local sources making the meal a culinary treat.
5 on April 03, 2012
The Hopkins Ordinary Bed & Breakfast was so much more than I had imagined. The bed and breakfast used to be an old hotel and was refurbished but kept with the old style and feel. The whole house was gorgeous and the town surrounding it was quiet, quant, and beautiful. Everyone in the town was friendly and inviting, the local restaurants were all amazing and the overall experience was pretty perfect. The house was quiet and peaceful. A perfect get-away from the busy city life. There was a lot to do around there as well, from hiking in Shenandoah Park, to wineries, antique shops, art galleries, and other adventures. The most pleasurable part was spent on the porch swing at night watching the stars from outside our room just enjoying the mountain air and peace and quiet with a wonderful view of the whole town and mountains. The service was wonderful and the owners Kevin and Sherri were more than welcoming and accommodating. The breakfast was perfect and personalized for the guests and I couldn't have asked for better hosts. Visiting there gave me and my fellow future plans to return and definitely ideas of living there longterm. The nicest place I've ever stayed at and definitely the best service.
5 on March 29, 2012
We visitied Sperryville in March and were very happy with our stay at Hopkins Ordinary. Kevin and Sherri were terrific hosts, the rooms were beautiful and clean, balcony was relaxing, and the breakfast tremendous. The resteraunt across the street (Kevin and Sherri reserved us a table for dinner) was excellent too. We look forward to staying here on our next trip to Shenendoah.
4.0 on March 08, 2012
My partner and I stayed at Hopkins Ordinary and we could not have been happier. We planned two dinners at The Inn in Little Washington. After reviewing a number of B&B's in the area we decided upon Hopkins Ordinary. We stayed in the Rosemary Room, which was spacious, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. It has a wood burning fireplace that we were able to use, a wonderful bookself of various titles, and a great big bathtub. We began our stay with wine and cheeses arranged by owners Kevin and Sherri. The cheeses were thoughtfully chosen, presented beautifully, and very good. We chose our wine from a selection of wines handpicked by Kevin and Sherri. Thus began a restorative two days in Sperryville. Hopkins Ordinary is a must for those coming to the area. It is the kind of find when you say, "How lucky you can be?" We are definately returning!
5 on February 22, 2012
I planned our overnight stay as a birthday surprise for my husband; we could only get away for 24 hours, so the location was ideal - less than 2 hours from our home in Richmond, yet we felt completely removed from our stresses in the mountainous countryside. Sherri and Kevin were wonderful hosts, making us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The house itself is gorgeous, our accomodations were very clean and comfortable, and breakfast was absolutely amazing. I cannot say enough good things about our stay in Sperryville - we can't wait to come back!
4.0 on February 15, 2012
Super friendly and helpful innkeepers. Quaint room and with antique and classical sensibilities. Great location in beautiful Virginia countryside, wonderful even in the heart of winter!
5 on January 31, 2012
I've spent two weekends at Hopkins Ordinary and each was fantastic. Kevin & Sherri are wonderful hosts for your stay they will make you feel quite welcome. The food is fresh and delicious. The rooms and the Inn are very clean. There are lots of hiking and winery options. Our last stay was during the artists studio tour weekend which was a LOT of fun. We weren't planning on that but it made for an amazing day. I definitely plan to return to Hopkins Ordinary. Don't miss it!
4.0 on January 28, 2012
Outstanding bed and breakfast and extremely friendly inn keepers.
4.0 on January 09, 2012
Our room was immaculate, tastefully decorated and comfortable; and the breakfast was excellent. We had no special requirements, but I listened to the innkeeper give another guest veery knowledgeable and candid advice about hiking options. Very hospitable.
4.8 on December 26, 2011
Excellent accommodations....the innkeepers (Sherri and Kevin ) were very attentive . The French toast for breakfast was very good. We will be coming back soon.
4.8 on November 17, 2011
My husband surprised me with an overnight getaway to Hopkins Ordinary to celebrate turning 40. We left our kids behind with family and headed to VA. The B&B was absolute perfection. From the wonderful and kind host and hostess to the beautiful room and porch. The room was immaculately clean. We sat on the porch, sipped wine, and just enjoyed our surroundings. We met Kevin when we first arrived, he is a wealth of knowledge of all things to do in the Sperryville and surrounding area. Sherri is an absolute delight. She pays great attention to detail and making sure all was perfect during our stay. I was touched by her concern that I didnt have any way to contact our children since I didnt get cell phone reception. She made sure that I could use the phone. She also gave us a great recommendation for dinner. They are both wonderful, kind, and thought people. We absolutely recoomend that you stay here. If you are looking for beauty, peace and quiet, its all wrapped up in one B&B. Thank you so much Kevin and Sherri. If we ever get another moment again, we will definitely come back!
5 on October 30, 2011
Everything exceeded expectations. Hosts, breakfast, comfort. A welcome, relaxing getaway.
5 on October 24, 2011
Sherri and Kevin run a top notch B&B. The food is great; the rooms are clean; the plumbing works with hot water. Kevin and Sherri are very hospitable making you feel like you are truly part of the house.
4.4 on September 19, 2011
First time in a B&B- Hopkins has the set the bar high for any future B&B stays for us! Kevin and Sherri are great host - together they provide ALL of the services of a big hotel - conceirge, chefs, inn keepers and tour guides. Fantastic food! Convenient location to area wineries and tourist attractions. Rooms very comfortable, very clean - quaint and tasteful. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get! Definately would recommend to family and friends!
5 on September 19, 2011
The B&B is in an excellent location in Sperryville. You are able to experience the quaint town and return to your room all by foot. We stayed in the Rosemary room. The bathroom was large to move around in with a great shower or tub if you like. The bed was comfortable and overhead fan kept the temperature cool. The French Toast at breakfast was great and the service was great. It was a wonderful stay and thank you to the innkeepers.
5 on September 08, 2011
This is the perfect escape from a busy life. Brand new remodeled rooms offer comfort and include air-conditioning and heating. Everything is new in this over 100 year home. Two story wrap around porches offer perfect reading places. There is only three restaurants in town but that is all you need. Take a day hike through the Shenandoah national park and reconnect with your loved one. Amazing, will defiantly come back. You will be pleasantly surprised. This little town offers alot, all you have to do is ask and Sherri and Kevin will plan as much of your trip for you as you want. They are amazing as well and you can tell they love what they do.
5 on September 06, 2011
Beautiful room, excellent big breakfast, gracious accommodating knowledgeable hosts.
4.8 on September 06, 2011
We stayed at the Hopkins Ordinary B&B cottage and it was perfect for our family of four and the dog. It was spacious, the kitchen was well stocked and the front porch was the best. I happen to love sitting on rocking chairs on front porches and watch the world go by and there is so much to see from that porch! Kevin and Sherri provide a fabulous breakfast. My other favorite characteristic of the B&B is its history. It was built in the 1820’s and has a rich history of serving many a traveler over the years. It has retained much of its original charm, the wood floors, the fireplaces, and wonderful period furniture. Downtown Sperryville is charming and there are many activities in the area. If you love history and quaint, then Hopkins Ordinary is the place to go.
4.0 on August 21, 2011
The rooms are clean and properly furnished, the service is very very nice and the village is beautiful and calm. It is the perfect place to stay for a weekend or longer with your partner. The location close to the Shenandoah National Park is fine for hiking, and there is good gastronomy all around.
4.0 on August 05, 2011
My husband and I planned a trip around the Skyline Drive area and chose Hopkins Ordinary, what a great choice! The innkeepers were both extremely nice and helpful. New to the area, they directed us to great hikes both while we stayed with them and for our trip ahead! Definitely will return!
4.4 on July 19, 2011
We stayed at Hopkins Ordinary in the Garden Cottage with some friends. The breakfasts were outstanding and the espresso chocolate cookies the second afternoon were worth the entire stay. The Cottage is separate from the main building with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining area. We had everything we needed. Sherri and Kevin are the nicest people and apparently have hiked every trail in the area because they can describe them all in detail. The recommendations for restaurants they provided were great. We were there to attend La Boheme at the Castleton Festival. It was a great location for that as well.
5 on July 11, 2011
Extraordinary service, food, kindness, expertise, patience, care, sustainability, joy, humor, creativity, cleanliness. Perfect setting. Just the right place for the Castleton Festival. Kevin and Sherri are awesome. Best food ever -- sophisticated yet easygoing and brilliant. Homemade goat cheese, chard, mushroom omelette. Perfect! Everything from their garden. Had given up on B&Bs because of their cloying, heavy, overly sweet breakfasts and equally cloying, heavy overly sweet hosts. Instead here you have the best of a B&B -- expertise, friendliness, joy, kindness -- but plenty of space and sensitivity to your needs. I just spent three days there with my 84-year-old Mom. First vacation in years -- my dad died this year, too -- couldn't have asked for a better experience. Hopkins is perfectly located -- across from a delightful and well-stocked "country store" and restaurant -- walking distance to the charms of Sperryville and in the middle of gorgeous, gorgeous place in the shadows of the Blue ridge mountains. You'll not be disappointed.
5 on July 06, 2011
Sherri and Kevin made our stay so enjoyable. Their friendly faces, wonderful service, and beautiful rooms made our visit a special one. They even saved the day by loaning a tie to my husband that I neglected to pack!
5 on June 05, 2011
This was my first visit to a Bed & Breakfast and Hopkins Ordinary B&B far exceeded all of my expectations. The B&B is a beautiful, clean, and extremely friendly house located in the heart of Sperryville. The Innkeepers, Kevin and Sherri, were outstanding hosts. They cooked extraordinary breakfasts and were extremely helpful in suggesting the best hiking trails, vinyards and restaurants to visit. There is more than enough in and around Sperryville to keep even the most adventurous tourists occupied. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic getaway with a significant other or just a couple days out in the country. Will definitely be going back.
4.4 on May 11, 2011
We've been going to B&Bs on and off for several years now. While we've generally enjoyed our experiences, we've never been to a B&B that we wanted to return to for a variety of reasons (decor too fussy, hosts who won't serve butter because they know what's good for us, etc.). This B&B was right for us. The owners have done a beautiful job restoring the buildings and tastefully redecorating the rooms. The breakfasts are both abundant and delicious -- and there are fresh cookies in the afternoon. We love porches, so this place made us feel like we'd died and gone to heaven. The location is excellent. There's a pizza parlor, general store, excellent art gallery, pottery store, and a very good restaurant across the street, and a whiskey distillery with tours a short and pleasant walk away. Sperryville is in the heart of one of Virginia's wine counties, and Luray Caverns (absolutely worth the trip) and the Skyline Drive are just a short distance away.
4.8 on May 09, 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hopkins Ordinary for a weekend getaway. We were delighted at the old style but modern touches of the rooms. The room was spacious and clean. The bathroom was also very clean and more spacious than I had expected. We also had a portion of the second floor porch with a table, two chairs, and two rockers. This was the perfect place to unwind when we arrived on Friday. We also opted for the wine and cheese upon arrival and were pleased with the selections that Kevin made for both the wine and the cheese. Kevin and Sherri also whipped up some of the best breakfasts. Be sure to ask them what farmer's market to hit and other places around town - we got great recommendations all weekend.
4.8 on April 18, 2011
This was a wonderful B&B. We were warmly greeted, all our needs were taken care of, the Inn and rooms were lovely and we liked the cute historic town of Sperryville. We will go back again. For hikers, it is near the entrance to Shenandoah National Park. Our room - the Lavender Room - was well appointed, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was very good.
5 on March 31, 2011
We returned to Hopkins Ordinary this year and were greeted and welcomed like family. What a warm beginning to our weekend! We met friends there and again participated in one of the Inn's packages__wine tasting and cooking class. It was a delightful culinary experience! Can't say enough about Kevin and Sherri__professional, personable, warm conversationalists who run a top-notch Inn. We will return again, gladly!
4.4 on March 21, 2011
Bedding was plush, room and bathroom clean, private and well appointed and tasteful, hosts very professional, food delicious. I was comfortable and enjoyed my all too brief time there very much. I will go back.
5 on March 15, 2011
We have stayed at Hopkins Ordinary twice. We love the poperty & the owners. Have recommended it to friends who concur. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in the area. In addition, Sherri & Kevin are very knowledable about the area & have great suggestions for activities in the area.
5 on February 14, 2011
We stayed in the cabin behind the main B&B, so we benefited from the privacy and personal accommodation, but sacrificed none of the innkeepers' excellent service. Kevin and Sherri are delightful. They have anticipated every need conceivable need. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Their breakfasts are extraordinary. And their local knowledge avails visitors of every imaginable possibility for fun. We will certainly return.
4.0 on January 02, 2011
We stayed in the cottage on 12/30 and 12/31/10 with four small dogs who fell in love with the Innkeepers' dog. The Innkeepers were gracious and friendly and had suggestions for dining, hiking and walking the dogs. The cottage was comfortable and cozy - a wonderful escape!
4.2 on December 27, 2010
The Hopkins Ordinary is a great place to stay. We stayed in the Lavender Room. It offers great light, a wood burning stove and a claw footed tub. The decor is simple, elegant and warm. The town is charming and there are many walks to be taken in the area. Breakfast included homemade cheese and accommodated our special request for an earlier breakfast and a thermos of hot water for our tea. Our stay was lovely and comfortable and memorable. The innkeepers have provided everything possible for the guests. Live like an emperor, stay at the Hopkins Ordinary.
5 on November 17, 2010
We have stayed at the Hopkins Ordinary three times so far and every time have had an absolutely wonderful stay. Sherri and Kevin, the owners, are delightful and do everything to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible. Hopkins Ordinary has been esquisitly restored, is exceptionally clean and down right cozy. The breakfast is excellent. And fresh baked cookies, poured wine and even home made cheeses are all available and amazing. This has become a home away from home for us.
4.0 on October 16, 2010
Great location for hiking in Shenandoah National Park. Inn Keepers were very friendly and helpful. They gave trail hiking suggestions and had printed sheets for each trail. Place itself was very clean and very good breakfast.
4.6 on October 15, 2010
This was our second year staying with Kevin and Sherri. They always make us feel like family when we're with them. As always, Kevin's breakfasts are amazing!! You must stay and have his French Toast! We can't wait to see them again next year.
4.6 on September 22, 2010
We spent our anniversary along with friends at the Hopkins Ordinary. The innkeepers went out of thier way to insure that we enjoyed our stay. They assisted in planning the trip from the moment we made our reservation. Sperryville is a bit out of the way, but perfect if you are planning to hike Old Rag. The rooms are great and the breakfast was terriffic!
5 on September 20, 2010
Fabulous breakfast. very accomidating hosts who made the get away even more special. They even baked cookies to take on our hike:)
3.4 on September 09, 2010
We spent two days on a very hot Sept. weekend at the Ordinary. Very attractive with porches or balconey available for all rooms. The breakfast each morning was delicious and plentiful. Hosts were very gracious.
4.8 on September 06, 2010
My husband and I attended a wedding at a nearby vineyard and our daughter was in the wedding. We traveled together (with our son-in-law) and the four of us were able to stay together in the Garden cottage. We each had our own bedrooms and enjoyed a full kitchen, living room and wonderful porch. Our cottage overlooked a flower and kitchen garden. Our favorite time was sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee, enjoying the quiet location, as we played with Buster, the innkeepers beautiful cat. Each morning Sherri set the table for breakfast while Kevin prepared the food (I'm sure Sherri helped cook too!). We were served a wonderful breakfast to start our day - what pampering! I would definately recommend this location and I hope we have an occasion to return and enjoy the hospitality at Hopkins Ordinary again. Thank you Kevin and Sherri!
4.4 on August 10, 2010
The cottage is cosy, the Thyme Room is beautiful. Great dining close by - Thornton River Grill. Close to great wineries in the area. Breakfast is outstanding! Owners Sherri and Kevin are friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable of the area. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks!
4.6 on August 09, 2010
We had a great one night stay. Rooms are very clean and bright. Kevin and Sherri were extremely nice. Just what you want in a B&B
4.4 on August 02, 2010
It was a lovely place . . . we stayed in the cottage a few doors down from the main house. Newly renovated and very private. Enjoy White Oak Canyon Trails when you are there!
5 on July 21, 2010
This B&B is outstanding! It is a lovely home with a Victorian flair. It is spotless and welcoming. Our gourmet breakfast was 4 courses - much from their garden.
4.0 on June 29, 2010
We attended a photography workshop and stayed at Hopkins Ordinary. We had a lovely room and great service from the innkeepers. Friendly and cooperative.
4.8 on June 28, 2010
Hopkins B&B was the perfect choice for us. The inkeepers were the perfect hosts made you feel welcome starting with a warm greeting.Sherri was knowledgeable about the history of their B&B and the area. She was able to point out the local wineries and her choices were right on for our tastes. Breakfast was fabolous. We would stay here again
5 on June 27, 2010
My husband and I spent the night at Hopkins Ordinary as part of a weekend trip to tour local wineries. The innkeepers were very personable. When we arrived, Kevin made dinner reservations for us. The next morning Kevin and Sherri gave us maps, coupons, and information about some of the wineries in the area. The room was adorable - even cuter in person than on the website. The house as a whole had a lot of character, and we enjoyed hearing Sherri explain how they came about owning and operating the B&B. Breakfast was delicious: fresh fruit, fresh juices, coffee, muffins, and three frittatas made with veggies from their garden. Before we even left, we knew we'd love to come back to the area and to Hopkins Ordinary.
5 on June 23, 2010
Great food, nice innkeepers, wonderful rooms. We will be back.
5 on May 24, 2010
This is the third time we have stayed with Kevin and Sherri. This time was for our 12th. wedding anniversary. Our room was fabulous (the Thyme Room). Kevin served a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers upon our arrival, which was served on our private balcony. Breakfasts were wonderful (cinnamon flavored waffles the first day, three types of quiche the second day). As always, Kevin and Sherri were exceptionally helpful in suggesting places to go and hikes to take. We love staying with them, and look forward to our next visit.
5 on May 18, 2010
Pristine, comfortable, convivial, and convenient, the Hopkins Ordinary is a true find in the tiny town of Sperryville. We've stayed here three times (twice after touring wineries, once after dinner at the Inn at Little Washington), and each time we feel like we're being welcomed home by dear friends. Not sure if the fresh-baked cookies before bedtime or the wake-up to gingerbread waffles are my favorite. Proprietors Sherri and Kevin have thought of everything; no comfort is overlooked. They've restored the entire building with genuine care and updated each room with all modern convenience, minus the bothersome TVs and phones. Each time we stay, a new feature has been added or a new amenity has been updated. I love the irony of them calling themselves an "Ordinary." Wondering where to go for a hike, a good wine, some local produce, a fantastic dinner? Sherri and Kevin are fonts of local knowledge and not at all stingy with their resources. But I kinda don't want to tell you all this, because I'd like to keep this an undiscovered gem--so shhh, okay?
4.4 on April 29, 2010
This was part of an anniversary weekend. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. We also had the wine and cheese, flowers and chocolates, and sat on the porch swing. It was special.
4.8 on April 25, 2010
Kevin and Sherri are absolutely lovely - warm, hospitable, and kind. They serve terrific breakfasts made with vegetables and herbs from Kevin's garden and his own homemade cheeses. Sherri bakes decadent cookies in the afternoon. The cats (Buster and Max) and the dog (Jezebel) are also warm and welcoming. We stayed in the Garden Bungalo which was cozy and roomy - perfect for a family of 5 or 2 couples. The inn is in the middle of Sperryville - with a nice local cafe, a pizzeria, and a greasy barbecue joint. More importantly it is 10-25 minutes away from everything else - downtown Culpeper, Luray Caverns, Little Washington. It is minutes from Shenandoah park and lots of hiking. We're definitely coming back!
5 on March 29, 2010
Charmingly restored 19th century inn snuggled away in a small town in rural Virginia. Gracious hosts Sherri and Kevin did everything to make us feel at home. A relaxing and fun getaway retreat. Rooms were modern, beds comfortable, light eveing meal upon arrival accompanied by unique wine selections. Wonderful cooking class on Saturday was taught be a gourmet chef, and we got to eat in the evening everything we prepared that day along with terrific wines. Nothing but a fun weekend. We definitely plan to return...soon.
3.8 on January 12, 2010
The proprietors were warm and caring. The food was great. Met some wonderful people. The grounds were well-kept. The setting was beautiful. I felt right at home.
5 on December 10, 2009
Hopkins Ordinary is by far the nicest B&B we've ever stayed in. The room was beautiful, the food was out of this world and the friendliness and service of Kevin and Sherri is definitely something you don't see everyday. Hopkins Ordinary is a little slice of heaven in Sperryville, VA. We would come back again and again.
4.0 on August 26, 2009
We had a pleasant stay at this B&B. As innkeepers ourselves, we appreciated their attention to guest comfort and the good food. This plain, historical property is comfortable and well maintained but reminiscent of accomodations from the past. We recommend it.
5 on July 23, 2009
My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary traveling in Virginia...our ultimate destination was dining at The Inn at Little Washington. My sister had advised me to stay at Hopkins Ordinary Bed & Breakfast; that was some of the best advice that she has ever given me. Sherri and Kevin made us feel at home before we could put our suitcases down. The place and the garden is beautiful, the food was not only excellent, but also taylored to our tastes, and Sheri & Kevin gave us great advice as to other restaurants, wineries, and travel directions. If I'm anywhere Hopkins Ordinary again, I'll stay with them again.
3.4 on June 28, 2009
We were greeted upon arrival at our vehicle by the Inns keeper who even offered to help carry our bags up. We signed the register and were given a quick and informative tour of the Inn before heading up to our room. We had reserved the Oregano room on a Monday night and there were no other guests at the time of our stay. Kevin and Sherri were hosting a blind taste testing at the time of our arrival but this at no time distracted from their attention to our needs. We were made to feel welcome to roam about the Inn. All of the rooms and the small garden were lovely. There were fresh made chocolate chip cookies (that were delicious!) and a glass of wine was offered as well. Our breakfast omelet was made from local farm fresh eggs, the orange scones with chocolate chips were out of this world. There was an endless offering of coffee, tea, and the juice of our liking. Very helpful and pleasant hosts full of tips, always offering suggestions, and overall very nice people. We had a lovely stay and are very thankful to have come across such a lovely Inn-we would highly reccommend this Inn. Thank you!
5 on March 16, 2009
My husband and I came here for a relaxing weekend away from DC. We had a wonderful time. The proprietors, Kevin and Sherri, went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our stay; be sure to ask them for restaurant and winery recommendations. Breakfasts were delicious and creative. The rooms were lovely and comfortable; the fireplace was especially nice in unseasonably cold weather.
5 on March 23, 2008
My wife and I were married in nearby Luray Caverns and we made arrangements to stay at the Hopkins Ordinary during the big weekend. Kevin and Sherri (the innkeepers) were very accommodating and worked closely with us to make sure everything was right. We had them make dinner for the wedding party after the ceremony — we can highly recommend their culinary skills! Their breakfasts are not to be missed. In addition, they know the area very well and have consistently guided us to everything from hiking trails to fabulous local off-the-beaten-path dining spots. We strongly recommend Hopkins Ordinary and the proprietors to everyone!