White Birches Inn
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Welcome To Our Home
Our Inn is an early 20th century English Country style home located in Abingdon, Virginia's historic district. Centrally air-conditioned with individually zoned guest rooms, this finely preserved home has been totally updated and renovated both inside and out. Having sustained numerous additions over the years, we are confidently ushering our home into the Twenty-First Century while maintaining its structural integrity.
Make Yourself Comfortable
Though most of the furnishings are English or American antiques, there is a compelling mix of periods. Many of the pieces are museum worthy: An Eighteenth Century Norwegian upholstered chair and a Nineteenth Century Biedermeier secretary share space with Picasso lithographs and Russian Iconistry. The collection spans centuries and countries of origin yet reflects a consistent refined aesthetic. Real style is best when understated. We know it when we see it. When we walk into rooms that have it, there is a presence, or perhaps an intentional absence that satisfies us from within. It's exactly what we expect from a bed and breakfast.
In the morning, you will awaken to a home-cooked breakfast -- a cuisine of homemade recipes and fresh foods served on antique bone china with crystal goblets and sterling silver flatware. Always served in front of the main fireplace, candlelight illuminates the hand-painted wall murals in our formal dining room. Freshly ground coffee, a large selection of fine teas, seasonal fruits, and juices accompany the hot entree.
Our luxury accommodations provide a perfect setting for celebrating a special holiday or anniversary or just enjoying a getaway as a couple. Our Inn is furnished with all the amenities discriminating guests require: plush velour robes, Egyptian cotton towels, wall-mounted hair dryers, TV/VCR combos and DVD Player, cable TV, video library, phones, high-end linens, and thick, billowy comforters. Our beds are all queen or king sized, and the rooms are equipped with irons & ironing boards for your added convenience.
In other words, we offer exactly what one expects from a bed and breakfast!
Awards and Accolades
We are most honored to have received The Virginia Governor's Award
Miami Herold 2011
Angels On Earth 2007
Southern Living 2006
Arrington's Book of Lists 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Blue Ridge Country 2003, 2006
Washington County News Readers Choice
Voted Best B&B of the Washington County Area - 1st Place 2004, 2005
Washington Flyer 2002
The Maryland Daily Record 2002
Marquee Magazine February 2001
Metro Pulse Spring 2001
American Historic Inns February 2000
*Voted #1 By Inn-Travelers, Five Years In A Row, As One Of The Top 15 Inns In The U.S.*
*Highest Number of Excellent Reviews on Trip Advisor-Abingdon,VA Inns
#1 In the US - Most Affordable Luxury-Two Years
#1 In the US - Best Garden-One Year
#1 In the US - Friendliest Innkeepers-Two Years
*Abingdon's #1 Destination*
Innkeepers, Paulette and Michael, have hosted an array of guests from different backgrounds, who have enjoyed their stay White Birches Inn. For more guest testimonials, please visit White Birches Inn on TripAdvisor.
"During this trip to the U.S. I have stayed in 27 B&Bs, thus far yours is by far the BEST in terms of comfort & class as well as friendliness of hosts." ~ Sue S., Sydney, Australia
"Dear Paulette & Michael, We had a great time in Abingdon, especially enjoyed our stay with you. The Peppermill & Starving Artist were perfect,thanks. P.S. Great suggestion from Michael to try the Creeper Trail from Abingdon to Damascus. We have done Whitetop to Damascus many times and found the Abingdon to Damascus section just as enjoyable.... Great breakfasts both days....Thanks for hiding the eggs in the french toast....Hope we see you again soon!" ~ Brian & Janis-Charlotte, NC
"Dear Paulette and Michael, We had a delightful time while we were staying at your bed and breakfast last week. The number #1 rank which you received on a nationwide basis for affordable elegance is certainly well deserved. I don't believe we have ever stayed in a B&B that had all of the equipment and appointments and was decorated in such excellent taste. We were totally comfortable throughout our stay and the most important component was your thoughtfulness and congeniality. Paulette, I particularly am looking forward to trying the recipe for Dutch Apple Babys. They were delicious, and I hope that I may come close to matching your baking skill. If we are ever in the Abingdon area in the future, I can assure you that we will make every effort to renew our friendship and spend some time together."
~ Walter, Lexington, NC
How to say "I do" without much ado.
We are located four blocks from the Clerk of the Court where you may obtain a Virginia marriage license and be married immediately! The innkeeper is a Commonwealth appointed Marriage Officient and performs private marriage ceremonies by reservation any time of the year. The basic package includes:
- Marriage by the innkeeper
- A floral bouquet for the bride
- Boutonniere for the groom
- A small cake for two
- A bottle of champagne or sparkling cider
- Picture taking
- A one night stay in one of our mini-suites-King Bed, In-room fireplace, Extra large bedroom, Private bath, oversized whirlpool tub separate walk-in shower.
- Plush velour robes & Luxury linens & Triple sheeting
- Egyptian cotton towels & Thick, billowy comforters
- King or Queen size beds & Whirlpool Tubs
- Cable TV,VCR and DVD Player in all guest rooms
- CD Players
- Working fireplaces in all guest rooms
- Wall-mounted hair dryers
- Hi-Speed Wireless Internet
- Irons and ironing boards in all guest rooms
- Phones with free local calls
- Ceiling fans
- One first-floor guest room
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
- Chocolates in guest rooms -ALWAYS
- Menus available for area restaurants
- Full silver-service breakfast served until 9 a.m.
- Early morning coffee in guest rooms
- Complimentary snacks and beverages, including wine & beer
- Non-smoking porch overlooking courtyard & Koi pond
- Separate smoking porch * Creeper Trail reservations
- Barter Theatre reservations & Dinner reservations
- Breakfast the following morning
- $449 with one night stay in king room or $628 with two night stay in king room.
We take all the stress out of planning your wedding because we will make all the arrangements for your elopement wedding package. You can have the wedding of your dreams with just the two of you in this private ceremony. We can also perform a ceremony for the renewal of your wedding vows as a part of an anniversary package. Please call for details. Most couples exchange vows in our beautiful courtyard. Take a Virtual Tour of the Courtyard on our website. A romantic place to elope, our private brick-paved courtyard features a koi pond, waterfall, and gazebo. Stroll through the pathways of antique statues, plants and trees.
Most weekends require a two-night minimum stay. Marriage Ceremony reservations require payment in full and are non-refundable.
Elope For Two Nights Or For One Night
Two or one night's lodging in your choice of one of our extra large mini-suites (all have individual fireplaces and oversized whirlpool tubs.)
- Flowers and chocolates in your room on arrival.
- Gourmet breakfast in the dining room of the Inn.
- Intimate 2-person wedding (small number of guests by prior arrangement if wished).
- Ceremony either in the parlor of the Inn or outdoors in our beautifully, secluded, private courtyard.
- Officiating and filing by the Innkeeper and Officiant for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Wedding cake enough for you to share with each other.
- Champagne or Sparkling Cider for your enjoyment or for your wedding toast.
- Enjoy fine dining available in Abingdon's local restaurants.
- Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom.
Please call for: Floral upgrade to larger bouquet or specific flowers.
The above packages, the one night stay or the two night stay are for a private two-person wedding. No outside guests are permitted unless by prior arrangement with the Innkeepers. Most weekends require a two night minimum stay. Marriage ceremony reservations require a 50% initial payment and 50% remaining payment before your ceremony. All payments are non refundable.
Wedding ceremony with two night stay, $628 plus tax.
Wedding ceremony with two night stay, $449 plus tax.
Relax OutdoorsOne of the porches has been transformed into an Outdoor Room, complete with antique wicker furniture and paddle fans. Guests enjoy watching the large colorful koi that inhabit the pond. A waterfall provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation. This room becomes enclosed in glass during the winter months, making it the perfect spot for putting up one's feet or even taking a nap! Exactly what one expects from a bed and breakfast.
Experience NatureStroll through the brick-paved courtyard to the Gazebo and enjoy the lush garden areas of plants and antique statues along the pathway. See our Activities & Links Page for other ways to enjoy the outdoors while visiting Washington County, VA and the stateof Virginia.