Marriott Ranch & Inn at Fairfield Farm
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Marriott Ranch & Inn at Fairfield Farm is located in Hume, VA. In 1951, the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard Marriott Sr., discovered a beautiful piece of the Blue Ridge foothills that reminded him of his boyhood days on the family farm in Utah. After buying the property, he meticulously began to restore the primary historic buildings, their surrounding grounds and continued to purchase contiguous parcels of land including Fiery Run Ranch, creating the 4200+/- acre Marriott Ranch.
Over the following years, J. Willard would bring the farm always known as "Fairfield" back to life with a modest herd of registered Hereford cattle, a large group of black-faced sheep and through the breeding of quarter horses. J. Willard, an avid horseback rider and outdoorsman, would spend as much time as he could at his Fauquier County property and wrote in his diary, "A beautiful place, hard to leave..."
The Inn at Fairfield Farm is an historic bed & breakfast located near the center of the Marriott Ranch's 4,200 acres. Guests staying at the Inn at Fairfield Farm are welcomed with a complimentary tray of delicious cheeses (4 - 6 P.M.) along with an assortment of refreshing beverages. In the morning, a memorable 3 course "Fairfield Farm" country breakfast is served, generally between 8 - 10 A.M.
The ten comfortable guest rooms located in three unique buildings along with scenic views help our guests relax and enjoy what the Marriott Ranch has to offer.
The Marriott Ranch is a unique event, meeting and outdoor activity site within the Marriott International portfolio, located just fifty miles west of the Capital Beltway. Four separate and distinctive event venues are available on our 4,200 acre working cattle ranch. Whether you are looking for the perfect place to hold a corporate picnic or an intimate setting for a wedding, Marriott Ranch provides a variety of choices to suit your needs.
The Pavilion area is ideal for hosting large corporate picnics for over 1,000 guests or a small department outing for just a few. Additionally, it can be transformed into a candle lit reception or dining area for your picture perfect wedding. The Pavilion is an enclosed building with a length long retractable wall that can seat 135 guests inside or more guests may be seated in the adjoining outdoor area.
Give a gift of pampered relaxation and scenic comfort. Send someone you care about and their guest to Marriott Ranch and The Inn at Fairfield Farm, located in the heart of Virginia's horse and wine country.
Travel back in time by hay wagon or on horseback to Marriott Forks Western Town, complete with hitching posts, a replica of a small town main street from the old west, covered area and a pit for a roaring camp fire. Western Town is a quaint old fashioned venue ideal for western style barbeques, picnics, social gatherings or a group of friends that simply want to enjoy each other's company in a beautiful, relaxing setting.
Finally, our stables offer a casual environment capable of hosting meetings up to 50 people in the Trail Barn Loft meeting room. Start your day out with a working breakfast in the Loft conference room, and then hit the trails after your meeting on one of our western style horseback rides. Lunch and dinner can be provided at this site as well.
We appreciate our guests not smoking in any of the Ranch buildings.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kelley for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay due to our laid back country atmosphere and relaxing setting.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Marriott Family History, JW Marriott's Working Cattle Ranch. We are the only bed and breakfast Marriott operates and we are situated on 4200 acres. The Views are what we love most about our inn.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The beauty of the Virginia Country.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Our friendly staff and great food.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Several Virginia Wineries with in a short drive.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and Wine Tasting.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Just great views.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The Flint Hill Public House.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 12 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
No we do not but Willow Run Kennel is a few miles away for boarding.
The Inn at Fairfield Farm is an historic bed & breakfast located near the center of the Marriott Ranch's 4,200 acres. Guests staying at the Inn at Fairfield Farm are welcomed with a complimentary tray of delicious cheeses(4 - 6 P.M.) along with an assortment of refreshing beverages. In the morning, a memorable 3 course "Fairfield Farm" country breakfast is served, generally between 8 - 10 A.M.
The seven comfortable guest rooms located in three unique buildings along with scenic views help our guests relax and enjoy what the Marriott Ranch has to offer.
We appreciate our guests not smoking in any of the Ranch buildings
Located at the center of the 4,200 acre Marriott Ranch is the historic James Marshall Manor House (circa 1814), which is the focal point of the Inn at Fairfield Farm. The 7 comfortable bedrooms along with afternoon beverage service and three course breakfasts serve to remind guests of the true meaning of hospitality. The Manor House public spaces are open to the public and can be booked for private or public events with seating for up to fifty guests. Guests of weddings, family reunions, corporate dinners, holiday brunches and the like have enjoyed the warm atmosphere provided in the stately Manor House.
Weddings & Social Events
Our experienced staff will be happy to handle all the details of your next social event. A choice of packages are available that can help keep your planning simple and your event spectacular! Whether you choose a formal outdoor reception or elegantly served meals in our historic Manor House, our friendly, professional staff and wonderful menu selections combine to please even your most discriminating guests. The Marriott Ranch is perfect for social gatherings such as family reunions, birthday celebrations, anniversary parties or friends spending time together.
Planning a wedding can be a stressful time for the soon-to-be bride, groom and their families. Our destination Wedding Packages are designed to make the decision making much easier for everyone involved. Our on site Certified Wedding Planner will meet with the appropriate individuals to offer creative suggestions and make sure that every detail is covered for that special day. Marriott Ranch has perfectly suited venues for rehearsal dinners, bachlorette parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions all within one picturesque setting. We are pleased to offer off site catering as well.
From formal weddings and receptions to casual gatherings, the James Marshall Manor House will graciously accommodate hundreds of guests on its beautiful lawn, or as few as you would like within the stately and comfortable interior. Fireplaces, sitting rooms and a large open staircase in the impressive front foyer add a touch of romantic elegance to any event hosted here.
The Marriott Ranch "Pavilion" with its massive stone fireplace, exposed rough-hewn beams and beautifully tiled floor can host 100+ guests inside and many more on its scenic hillside lawn. Allow the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge combine with the expertise of the Marriott Ranch staff to lend the perfect touch to your special event.
Bed and Breakfast Activities
On the Ranch
- Horseback riding
- Off-Road Jeep Tours
- Hiking & Nature Trails
- Lawn Games
- Stocked ponds for fishing
- Gourmet Picnic Lunches
In The Area
- Vineyards & Wineries
- Peach & Apple Orchards
- Berry Patches
- Skyline Drive
- Fly Fishing, River Rafting & Canoeing
- Civil War Trails
- Shenandoah National Park
Executive Meetings & Retreats
Where do many executives of one of the largest and most successful hotel companies in the world go to meet? Look no further than the Marriott Ranch where our professional staff will service all of your group's lodging, food, beverage, meeting and relaxation needs just as we have for many of the Marriott leadership teams. The peaceful and secure atmosphere of the Marriott Ranch located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides the perfect setting for management teams to find the inspired answers for meeting their daily challenges and long term goals. Contact a member or our sales department to find out how the Marriott Ranch may hold the perfect answer to the combination of work and play for your group. (We now have wireless internet access.)
Company Picnics & Family Fun
Discover the benefits of treating your company to an event at Marriott Ranch! This 4,200 acre working cattle ranch located in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains is the region's most unique party and picnic venue. Only fifty miles west of the Capital Beltway, our private special event sites with stunning views and peaceful settings are perfect for accommodating groups of all sizes. Superb food selections are offered by our Marriott trained chefs who have prepared mouth watering menus ranging from a wide assortment of delicious barbeque style meals to exquisite gourmet fare. We can even offer customized menus perfectly suited with your group in mind. Our event sales professionals can arrange numerous activities for fun entertainment options available to create a memorable company picnic. Let us help you establish an event that will become a highly anticipated annual tradition for years to come.
From grilled to gourmet, unrivaled cuisine and exceptional service are what our guests can expect from the catering staff of the Marriott Ranch. Our experienced sales professionals will be delighted to help you plan your next culinary event. Choose from several unique venues on the Ranch for the perfect setting to host your function, or if you have your own site planned for your party, we will be happy to cater there as well. Our menus are perfectly suited for business or social gatherings of all sizes. In addition to our extraordinary food and beverage selections, we offer full rental and decor services to ensure your next event is one to remember.
With 4200 acres, Marriott Ranch has countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Activities range from horseback riding to deer hunting. Inn guests can feel free to hike throughout the property in search of the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. In the winter, be sure to bring your sleds, as the grounds provide ample hills for sledding. Wildlife abounds here at the Ranch and guests should keep a lookout for white tail deer, red fox, black bear and our own family of Bald Eagles. On a clear day guests can even see Skyline Drive, which is a short drive away and provides access to the Appalachian Trail.
Check out our calendar of events for exciting new events throughout the year. Special promotions and packages are available during the year for both corporate and individual guests looking for a unique experience.
Enjoy the out-west atmosphere with back-east convenience for some of the finest western-style horseback riding in the area. Located just fifty miles west of the Capital Beltway, the Marriott Ranch offers a variety of horse-related activities, none more popular than our ninety-minute trail rides across parts of our beautiful 4,200-acre working cattle ranch. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, riders will enjoy themselves whether riding through pastures, across creeks, in peaceful woods or among grazing cattle. Call 540-364-3741 or 877-278-4574 for reservations.
- Picnic lunches available for purchase. Please fax your order to 540-354-3564 or call 877-324-7344, Ext. 3 to order your picnic lunch.
Regular Guided Trail Rides
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $40 per person + tax
- 10am, 12pm and 2pm
- Tuesday through Thursday - $35 per person + tax
- 10am, 12pm and 2pm
- Note: We do not offer a 10am ride in November and December.
- Children must be at least ten years of age to ride. Maximum weight limit is 250 pounds.
- For reservations call 540-364-3741 or toll-free 877-278-4574.
The Marriott Ranch 3 day whitetail deer hunting packages are perfectly designed for individual outings or group retreats and are tailored for successful guided fair chase hunts. The Marriott Ranch staff will provide the professionalism and hospitality you would find at any other Marriott facility. We limit the number of hunters to no more than 8 per day, each of whom can choose from over 50 designated deer stands or blinds strategically located throughout our 4,200 acres of hardwood forests, open fields, wetlands and brush cover. Several food plots have been planted to draw deer onto our property, and to create a variety of traffic patterns for the deer to follow. Our guests undoubtedly appreciate the level of service provided through our 2 to 1 hunter to guide ratio. Our hunters enjoy comfortable lodging, wonderful cuisine and an assorted array of beverages to enjoy after hunting. Our number one objective is to provide a safe, memorable deer hunting experience for our clients while they enjoy the comforts of home, or even better!
Marriott Ranch is located on a 4200 acre working cattle ranch with a ten room bed and breakfast. The Baroness Cottage is ideal for families to rent the entire three bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen and large screen television in the living room.
How To Find Us
- Washington, D.C. 55 mi.
- Warrenton, Va. 22 mi.
- Washington, Va. 16 mi.
- Flint Hill, Va. 8 mi.
From Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia
- Take Route 66 west approximately 40 miles to exit 27 (the second Marshall exit)
- Turn left at stop sign, crossing over Route 66
- Make an immediate right on Route 647
- Go 4 miles and turn right on Route 635
- Proceed 7.6 miles to the main entrance of the ranch on the left
- For Trail Riding continue 1.5 miles on Route 635 and turn right onto Route 726
- The Trail Ride Barn is 1.5 miles on the right
- Take Interstate 95 North to Route 17 North and follow to Warrenton
- Take 17 Business at Warrenton to Route 211 West for about 5 miles
- Turn right onto Route 688 and follow for 12 miles
- Turn left onto Route 635 and follow for 4 miles to the main entrance of the ranch on the left
- For Trail Riding continue 1.5 miles and turn right onto Route 726
- The Trail Ride Barn is 1.5 miles on the right