This B and B has been a peaceful haven for me for the past few years as a halfway point in traveling to assist ill family members. Now I finally have time to write a well-deserved review.
The inn continues its stellar reputation with Courtney Kirk, who trained for years under the previous owners, now as general manager and chef. The rooms and suites continue to be well-furnished, clean, and comfortable. Courtney and staff see to every need of guests promptly and cheerfully.
If you have not tried Courtney's multi-course dinner basket, it is to die for. I have never been disappointed. With entrees like merlot braised beef short ribs, lamb, airline chicken (and, I am sure upon asking, delicious vegetarian fare is available), roasted pork loin, locally sourced fresh salads and veggies, and delectable desserts, the dinner basket is the best kept secret in the area. I have eaten at Pomme, the French restaurant in nearby Gordonsville, and the Vintage Restaurant in Orange and find the dinner basket here more delicious, affordable, and ample in its servings. Delivered to your door in a lovely basket with China dinnerware, cloth napkins, condiments, crystal salt and pepper shakers, and silverware, it is a well-presented feast.
The Inn at Meander Plantation also offers beautiful views and grounds, a wooded path along the river with quaint swings and benches that circles the property and meanders out along corn fields and horse pastures, all kept mown for avid walkers. There are rooms and cottages for guests with pets as well as pet free rooms and suites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Meander Plantation is a beautiful 1766 historic country inn offering fine dining and luxurious accommodations surrounded by 80 acres of rolling landscape in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its historically significant past and its bucolic plantation location on a hill with spectacular mountain views and breathtaking sunsets, the Inn truly exudes the essence of Virginia. Our southern-influenced gourmet restaurant offers four course meals paired with the best Virginia wines. Our ten luxurious guest rooms & cottages combine all the grace and charm of yesterday with the amenities and services of today. Located close to both Orange and Charlottesville, the inn is a short drive to Monticello and Montpelier – the homes of presidents Jefferson and Madison respectively. Discover the multitude of Virginia attractions right outside our front door, including several award-winning wineries and distilleries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Meander Plantation Hotel Locust Dale