Last weekend we were hosted for an afternoon get-together at a soon-to-open bed & breakfast establishment tucked away in the rolling hills of Virginia wine country. Once a barn, this establishment is now more like an estate with lush green fields, hills, a pond and a pool. A tall water fountain, the view beyond of outdoor terraces, a screened-porch bar area with tall tables and high chairs for enjoying the view, a gorgeous dining room and enormous well-appointed kitchen are only what greets you when you enter. Beyond this are six beautiful bedrooms each with a modern well-designed bath, including a bridal suite. You simply cannot imagine that this was a barn though some of the features of the barn have been kept in the current design.
Best of all, I’ve known one of the owners since she was a very little girl–many years ago in a distant land in Asia–where we both were living as part of foreign service families assigned abroad. This B&B is a dream of hers and it’s now coming to life. We were so pleased to get an early bird look at what will soon be available to others. It’s called Stone Gables B& B and is near Leesburg, VA and a half hour’s drive from the Silver Line Metro station in Reston, VA, from which point it’s only 30-40 minute train ride into the heart of Washington, D.C. Future guests here are in for a wonderful surprise!