The Carriage Inn B&B

417 E Washington Street , Charles Town, WV 25414 USA (Show map)
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Located in historic Charles Town, West Virginia, this circa 1840 Federal Style grand home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast has witnessed couples getting engaged, honeymoons, romantic getaways, parents getting needed refreshment away for the children, and many more life events! Colonial and Civil War history surround you at every turn. Roam nearby Harpers Ferry or Antietam Battlefields. Savor your gourmet breakfast in the room where, on September 17, 1864, Generals U.S. Grant and Philip Sheridan planned the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 and where Southern Generals John Ashby, J.E.B. Stewart, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee were entertained. Cheer on your pick to the winner's circle at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Break out of the rat race for a renewing weekend of outdoor adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail, biking the C & O Canal, canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, or gently floating down the scenic Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Relax while being productive, taking advantage of the amenities we offer our business guests! Let us pamper you and your getaway at The Carriage Inn will become a memory that longs to be enjoyed again and again!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Awesome B&B

5 on October 01, 2017

My sisters and I stayed at the Carriage Inn B&B for our annual sisters weekend, from the moment we walked through the door we were treated like family. Marie and Donn are warm and friendly hosts. The house is beautiful and well kept. Breakfast and dessert were top notch. Every morning I sat on the porch swing enjoying my coffee, it was so peaceful and relaxing. I enjoyed my stay there so much that I have booked 5 nights in November for my husband and I. Cannot say enough good things about the house and hosts. I hope the porch swing is still up in November!

Innkeeper Response
We LOVED seeing sisters have fun together! Thanks for your encouraging words! We enjoy what we do, and having people like you all come through our doors makes it all the more fun! See you in November! AND the swing WILL be waiting for you! :-)

- Donn Davis (Owner/Innkeeper)


5 on August 31, 2017

Robyn and I would like to thank Marie and Donn for a wonderful evening in their beautiful home. We came in like 2 river rats after a tubing trip and they treated us like royalty. Breakfast the next morning was world class. Thanks ! Jerry

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave word of your experience for us and future travelers to see! We love our guests and enjoy serving in any way we can to make your stay special! We look forward to your return!

- Donn (Owner/Innkeeper)

R stay

4.8 on July 12, 2017

Really enjoyed r time in Charles Town at the Carriage House Inn. We will definitely be back

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to let others know about your experience here! We LOVED having you and will look forward to seeing your shining faces on our front porch again soon!! ALL THE BEST!

- Donn (Owner/Innkeeper)

Amazing home!

5 on September 26, 2016

Wonderful history with delightful hosts! This is a "must stay here" choice if you are in the Harper 's Ferry / Charles Town area.

Innkeeper Response
I am so sorry our response is so late! Somehow I missed the notification that you have left us a review! Your endorsement means so much to us! Our failure to reply in a timely manner does not reflect our sincere appreciation for your stay and for your taking time to let others know about us! Thanks you!

- Donn (Owner/Innkeeper)

Lovely historic home and wonderful hosts

4.8 on May 12, 2016

As soon as we walked in, my wife and I were greeted by Marie. She gave us a tour of the home and explained the wonderful history. Each afternoon there were even homemade desserts for all the guests to enjoy. I would highly recommend this B&B - reasonable prices, stellar service, comfortable accommodations and a delicious breakfast each morning on our 3 night stay. Donn and Marie are excellent inn keepers who are willing to share their knowledge of the local towns and make your visit a memorable one!

Innkeeper Response
What a nice review. Thank you so much! Hope you return soon and we can help you relax and fall in love with this area.

- Marie Davis (innkeeper)

Great vist

5 on May 07, 2016

If you are a history buff, this is the place to stay because Grant, Lee, Jackson and many more visited or stayed here. Marie was super hostess. Rooms were very comfortable and had treats at arms length. Great breakfast and fantastic chocolate cookies. Restaurants - Med Cafe is super, Italian is great for desserts or dinner. Local area full of shops and history. Would stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking time to post this review!! We REALLY appreciate your endorsement! It means so much to future guests! We hope to see you again soon!

- Donn & Marie (Innkeepers/Owners)

Gorgeous home; fabulous hosts; great location!

5 on November 02, 2015

Donn and Marie were the most marvelous hosts! Their house is historic, restored authentically, and we now know all the history of it, as well, due to their interest, research, and gracious sharing of it. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your kind words! They encourage us to "keep on!" They sure help future guests know what you experienced! We appreciate your taking the time to "review" us! We will be looking forward to your next visit!

- Donn and Marie (innkeeper/Owner)

Near both wilderness and Washington

5 on November 05, 2014

The Carriage Inn was an excellent location that was near the Appalachian Trail and an arms length from DC. Innkeepers Donn and Marie provided a welcoming environment as well as a touch of historical perspective the inn has played over the past 150 years. All of this combined with nice restaurants within walking distance made our stay a fine experience

Innkeeper Response
We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay!! And we appreciate your kindness in telling others about your experience! We look forward to welcoming you again soon! All the VERY BEST to you!

- Donn & Marie Davis (innkeepers)

Carriage Inn

5 on October 15, 2014

We had a fabulous 2 nite stay at the Carriage Inn. Donn and Marie were the ultimate host/hostess. They could not have been more accommodating and did all they could to enhance our stay and make it a memorable experience - which they did. We went with another couple for a get-away-from-home short trip and all of us had a fabulous time. Hospitality and breakfast were outstanding. We would return in a heartbeat.

Innkeeper Response
WOW! How nice of you to let others know about your stay! Your comments energize us to serve more diligently the wonderful guests who come our way! Thanks!

- Donn and Marie Davis (Innkeepers)


4.8 on September 21, 2014

We had a wonderful stay celebrating our Anniversary!! Unfortunantly we did not get the room we had booked, but the one in it's place was rich with history too! The house was quiet, relaxing, and the attention to detail was noticed throughout our stay! Breakfast was absolutely delicious as well! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We highly recommend this B&B!! Chris & Sheri B.

Innkeeper Response
We HATE it when we mess up a reservation! It rarely happens, but someone else booked the room you wanted only minutes ahead of you guys on a separate reservation system and before we could block it off of the system you used, you booked it too! In spite of our mistake, we are SO glad you had a good stay and very much appreciate your kind words! Hope you enjoyed the complimentary chocolate truffles! Looking forward to the time you can return and NEXT TIME we WILL get you in The Mary Rutherford Room! :-)

- Donn & Marie Davis, Innkeepers (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

The Sunrise Room

Enjoy the comfort of the four-poster Queen sized bed in this sun-filled room! Relax in front of your in-room electric fireplace and TV. Quaint full private en suite bath is located down three steps from room level. Free high-speed wireless internet. Full breakfast is included in the price of the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

The Mary Rutherford Room

Mary Rutherford hid Stonewall Jackson's battle flag from The First Battle of Manassas (1861) between the floor joists of this room! Enjoy the comforts of the Queen size bed, seasonal gas fireplace, and TV. Quaint full private en suite bath in this room is located down three steps from room level. Free high-speed wireless internet. A full gourmet breakfast is included in the price of this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $160

The Copper Beech Suite

A king sized bed, private bath, flat screen TV, ceiling fan, and electric fireplace are just some of the features that await you in this luxury suite. In this large room with its own jacuzzi tub in a separate alcove, you'll enjoy a special kind of pampering and relaxation. Additional amenities include free Hi Speed Wireless internet, private refrigerator with complimentary soda, juices and waters, afternoon snacks, hair dryer and toiletries. Breakfast served on an attached screened porch or to your door is included in your room rate.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $230

The Shenandoah Suite

Sleep well in four-poster queen bed, and enjoy the seasonal gas fireplace or relax in the private, sun-filled enclosed porch. A daybed with trundle and TV are available on the enclosed porch. An en suite full bath with tub & shower accompanies this comfortable suite. Free High Speed wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $160 - $190

The Robin's Nest Suite

On the third floor, this room gives the ultimate in privacy. In addition to the queen bed, a daybed with trundle provides sleeping for four. A sitting area, private full bath, electric fireplace and TV complete this unique suite! Free High-speed Wireless Internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $180

The Garden View Room

What a lovely room for a quiet, restful getaway. Relax in a comfortable queen sized bed and enjoy seasonal gas fireplace. A private full en suite bath provide plenty of comfort and relaxation. Free High-speed wireless internet.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $170

Carriage House Suite

Located in the former slave quarters, this suite features a queen bed, living room (with TV, couch and wing-back chair), private bath with shower, and in a separate room, a two person jacuzzi. We pamper you with a full breakfast served to your door or patio. Additional amenities include private refrigerator stocked with sodas, juices and waters. The suite offers privacy of being in a separate building, just ten feet from main house with free Hi Speed Wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $215 - $255

Check Dates


Location Type

Eastern Panhandle of WV, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 40 miles

Directions to property:

On Route 51 West at intersection of E. Washington St. and Seminary St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horse racing, SCCA auto racing at Summit Point Motor Sports Park, Charles Town & Harpers Ferry Ghost Tours, Outdoor River Sports, Hiking, Biking, & Horse Trails, Kayaking, Canoeing, Zip Line extreme sports!, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Library, Microwave, Parking, Washer/dryer , See 'Things to do' on attached sheet.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Nearby antiquing & restaurants within easy walking distance!

Check Dates


  • Check In:: after 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is permitted only on the front porch of the Inn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Carriage House is available for children under 12.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No The Owner/Innkeeper has extreme pet allergies.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: April 15 - mid-Nov. we have a 2-night minimum on weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit or debit card will be required to make a reservation. The card will not be processed until you arrive. The card will be charged according to the cancellation policy outlined.
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATION: Reservations canceled less than seven days in advance of your scheduled arrival date will be charged for the entire reservation or any part of the stay which cannot be rebooked. CANCELLATION POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO BUSINESS TRAVELERS.



Donn & Marie Davis

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love decorating and repairing - which is the lifestyle of an Innkeeper!! Donn is researching his family history - now back to 1250 AD!!

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:00 a. m. to 9:30 a. m.
  • Serving Location: Served to the door of Jacuzzi Suite Guests!, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Spinach, Sausage Polenta Bake
This "Southern Living Magazine" favorite offers a savory start to your day!