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When you stay at Inn and Tavern at Meander in Locust Dale, you'll be 11.8 mi (19 km) from Montpelier. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within the region of Luray Caverns and Virginia Discovery Museum. Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. This bed & breakfast also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. This bed & breakfast has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is ser...More details
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Place in Bad Shape
Reviewed 17 november, 2021
This inn needs care and maintenance. Either the owner or the manager cannot see what is broken and in need of repair. We were unable to stay after being shown to our room. Everything from the huge wasp nests in the very dirty windows(hard to even see out) to the uneven trip hazzard sidewalks spelled lack of attention. Everything seemed unclean. I won’t even mention the bathroom. An extensive redo that would require closing for several months is in order. Sadly it was my birthday and thinking the website looked charming, I booked a room. We left and drove two hours back home. Worst birthday ever.
Gorgeous Property & Really Nice Employees - Missing Big on a Few Important Marks
Reviewed 23 october, 2021
I so so so want to rate this place a 5! The property is gorgeous, the employees extraordinarily nice, the chef is excellent and the food is delicious (breakfasts as well as our dinner at the Tavern), and the history and charm of the place is truly special. Am I glad we stayed there? Yes. Would I stay again - absolutely if two issues are addressed (otherwise, a definite no). We stayed in the Summer Kitchen House and spent $760 for two nights to enjoy a truly unique October / Fall experience. The property, the history, and the staff definitely made it that! However for that much money, we shouldn’t have had to kill over 200 big black flies in our room (most upon checkin but they just kept coming in throughout our stay). This was the only B&B on our trip that didn’t actually walk us to our room, and I understand why - it’s a situation one simply wouldn’t know how to react to when walking in. When I asked the young lady for more towels to kill the flies with, they indicated an awareness of the situation as well as a sense of bewilderment regarding what to do. And unfortunately the general cleaning of the house we stayed in was off the mark - I thought my husband (who showered first) had opened a soap that I used. I later found out that wasn’t the case :-(. This place is so close! I hope for the rates they charge, they’ll consider better pest control, proactive treatment of an issue brought forward by a guest, and an enhanced attention to detail. I do believe this Inn can become a premier destination.
Historical Inn with great potential
Reviewed 27 september, 2021
I am giving 5 stars because I believe all inn keepers earn at least one star for staying open during these times. I partially agree with Melvin that there are things that need to be done. However, it is an old inn (part of its charm) and that should also be appreciated. The outside could use some refurbishment and walking on some of the stones ,while attractive, can be a bit dangerous (especially in the back) because of how slippery they were. We originally were booked in the Robinson room. We thought it very well done, but the restroom was mostly likely designed by a man (no space for items). Especially since the sink was in the bedroom. I agree with Melvin about your online pictures. If I could hire your photographer to do personal pictures for me, I'd look like Bradley Cooper, not the tired old man I am. I don't blame anyone for that though, smart marketing. The problem with the room is that it was very musty and had no screens on the windows to air things out. I realize that this this kind of problem can be present in any old room, but as much as the room was otherwise great, we requested a room change and the gracious staff was very helpful in moving us to the Lightfoot room. Much better, but a screen would also have been welcomed. Overall, this is a great old inn with a great history and wonderful staff. My hope is that as they are able to get back to "normal" they can make the tweaks needed to rise them to the level I am sure they want.
Reviewed 13 september, 2021
We booked our weekend getaway for our 10 year anniversary with the Inn at Meander. They had availability for us a week out, so we booked the Washington Cottage and purchased the wine weekend getaway package. The photos and website are very well done. The grounds area is very nice, but the conditions of the inn do not match the photos. My two star review falls into "it could've been better". Mostly for the price we paid for the room, ~$300 per night, I would have expected top notch amenities and service. The inn and our room in particular are run down and in need of some maintenance. There was clearly a towel rack repair in progress in the bathroom. The blinds were cheap and in poor condition including a few slats missing pieces. The light switch hardware was top of the line in the 90's and is now old and missing pieces. The chairs on our private patio were missing back cushions making them uncomfortable. We did see other identical chairs with pads on the back so this was an opportunity for the Inn to have their grounds in order. I am confident had we brought it to the attention of the staff, they would have fixed it, but that's not the point. We arrived for breakfast at rush hour when several other groups had just sat down. We were served a yummy yogurt and fruit dish and coffee, then waited our turn in line. After 40 minutes we received our omelets and toast which was nothing fancy. We inquired about the picnic basket and expressed our desire to head out about 10:30 for a hike then hit some wineries. The picnic basket isn't provided until noon, so the ingredients can be made fresh. I think that is a great idea, but the staff missed an opportunity to point that out in the website, check in or welcome email. We could have set expectations. Mostly I feel for the price point, our expectations were higher. It's the little things that make a weekend getaway like this great and the Inn at Meander is missing those. If you are looking for luxury, perhaps this place isn't for you.
Very accommodating staff; loved Lafayette Cottage
Reviewed 4 august, 2021
If you are looking for a quiet night's sleep with stars in the country instead of streetlights, the Lafayette Cottage provides this and more! It is one of the newest cottages with comfy king bed, comfy sofa, new clawfoot tub, shower, windows that open, two french doors front and back, and two patios (one front, one back deck) with patio furniture/tables and great views.