As snowbirds, we've done a lot of layovers and retreats over the past 25 years. This was the most pleasant one ever. Totally quiet, beautiful countryside setting, a pair of elderly, sweet host dogs to greet our own jumpy companion, and Janet, the hostess with the mostess.
Just do it!
The carriage house is beautiful! The interior is better than that in many 5 star hotels and the views from the balcony are some of the best views we saw driving through the entire Shenandoah valley. It feels very private, much more so than the typical hotel room.
The house is close to town along some very picturesque roads.
If you want to feel like you are in the country, but be close enough to downtown, this is the place!