Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, Virginia 20117
Innkeeper(s): Mark Betts
 
  • Introduction

    Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia is a luxurious, romantic country inn and gourmet restaurant set on 265 acres of rolling pastures and woodlands in the heart of Northern Virginia horse country and wine country. Breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding countryside appear from every vantage point. At Goodstone, the finest hospitality, fine dining, personalized service and attention to detail ensure that every visit is a special and memorable occasion.

    “Ideally, and if I’m incredibly lucky, I’m in Kennebunkport or Middleburg. When we’re in Middleburg, we stay at the Goodstone Inn.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Town and Country Magazine


    Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia is a luxurious, romantic country inn and gourmet restaurant set on 265 acres of rolling pastures and woodlands in the heart of Northern Virginia’s wine and hunt country. Breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding countryside appear from every vantage point. At Goodstone, the finest hospitality, dining, personalized service and attention to detail ensure that every visit is a special and memorable occasion.


    In the 1700’s, Middleburg, Virginia was a stopping point for weary travelers. Not much has changed. Tucked away on the outskirts of Loudoun County, our hospitable Virginia estate has welcomed visitors from all over the world. Some come for the hunt. Some come for the steeplechase. Some come to enjoy the beautiful landscape while hiking our many acres. Others come to rest their minds and bodies in our cozy English, French and Virginia style cottage retreats.


    Eighteen elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites are situated in six individual residences that have been meticulously restored in English and French country styles: The Carriage House, The Dutch Cottage, The Spring House, The French Farm Cottage, The Bull Barn and The Manor House. Guests may choose individual rooms or suites, or reserve an entire residence for complete privacy. Residences have comfortable sitting rooms, all with fireplaces, and most have fully equipped dine-in kitchens, as well as outdoor patios, gas grills and hammocks.

    The Carriage House

    The striking architecture of the Carriage House immediately bestows a welcoming embrace upon arriving guests as they enter through the beautifully landscaped courtyard, framed by two stable wings. The meticulously restored, 100-year old structure originally housed three carriages, fourteen horse stalls and loft for hay and grain storage.

    The Carriage House features a dramatic floor-to-ceiling field-stone fireplace, plush sofas and armchairs, and a welcoming, attentive staff on hand to serve you. It also houses the Goodstone Restaurant, an expansive living room and four of our eighteen guest accommodations.


    The French Farm Cottage

    Understated in name, this charming “cottage” offers exceptional amenities and luxuries. Vaulted ceilings are accented by rough-hewn beams, authentic barn planking and two-foot-thick stone walls. You may well wonder whether you are in Provence instead of Middleburg! Curl up with a book beside one of the two floor-to-ceiling, wood-burning, fieldstone fireplaces in the living room or in the secondary sitting parlor. Front and rear patios with a grill and hammock make enjoying the great outdoors so easy.


    The Dutch Cottage

    Located a short distance from the Carriage House, this enchanting stone cottage with an elegant, weathered-copper roof appears as if out of a storybook. Downstairs you’ll find a fully equipped, dine-in kitchen, sitting room with gas-burning fireplace and rocking-chair porch overlooking Goose Creek. Reserve either one of the two guest rooms, or rent the entire cottage for a completely private experience.


    The Spring House

    Discover just how nice seclusion can be. The Spring House, with welcoming rocking-chair porches on both the main and second levels, is tucked beneath upland meadows right next to a burbling natural spring. It features a fully-equipped kitchen and sitting room with gas-burning fireplace for your comfort. Spend an afternoon sipping sherry by the fireplace or relax and enjoy the views from one of the two front porches. Choose from one of three queen-bedded guest rooms and one junior suite, or rent the entire house.


    The Manor House

    Whether you come to Goodstone for pleasure or business, or a bit of both, the Manor House will make you feel exceptionally welcome. Built by financier Frederick Warburg in 1943, the house features one suite and three bedrooms, all with private baths. On the ground floor, you’ll find a large kitchen with butler’s pantry, an elegant living room with wood-burning fireplace and Steinway baby-grand piano.


    The large dining room, also with a wood-burning fireplace, features a striking wrap-around Zuber wall mural. Stunning details such as inlaid, hand-carved woodwork and handsome crown molding and chair railings create a rich ambience. An octagonal parlor room with card table has a hidden door leading to the Stuart Suite. A private terrace and sun lounge overlook the gorgeous views of the rolling pastures and the Catoctin Mountains in the distance. No matter what time of year you visit Goodstone, the view of horses grazing in the meadows and abundant native Virginia wildlife foraging in the woodlands will soothe and restore you.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mark Betts for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Guests visit Goodstone Inn & Restaurant to enjoy the natural beauty of the 265-acre country estate, relax and unwind, and experience the farm-to-table fine dining in our award-winning French restaurant.

    What are you best known for? 

    Goodstone is a small elegant inn with an outstanding French restaurant, true Southern hospitality and unparalleled personal service. Nestled in Virginia’s wine and hunt country, Goodstone is only one hour from Washington, DC. Our inn features six historic guesthouses, decorated in English and French Country décor. With 18 luxurious guest rooms and suites on our expansive estate, Goodstone is the perfect getaway from life’s hustle and bustle.

    What makes your inn unique? 

    The Restaurant at Goodstone features the finest in farm-to-table gourmet dining with fresh ingredients from the gardens and working farm at Goodstone. Our wine cellar boasts a selection of 1,500 wines from around the world.

    Goodstone offers estate activities including hiking and biking the miles of estate trails, swimming, relaxing in our all-season hot tub, garden tours, canoeing and gourmet picnics on Goose Creek. Guests especially enjoy the massage and spa services offered at the countrified Goodstone Spa.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    We love the fact that our guests experience a relaxing escape to a truly breathtaking and private setting and enjoy the good life at Goodstone.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Middleburg, Virginia is a historic horse-country town with spectacular rolling hills and countryside.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    A guest called the Goodstone estate, "A piece of heaven on earth."
    - From Condé Nast Johansen's Luxury Travel Guide's Most Excellent Inn 2012

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Goodstone offers the most beautiful wedding setting on our private estate!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Guests can enjoy the outdoors on the estate by swimming in our heated outdoor pool, hiking the miles of trails on site, canoeing, mountain biking, bird watching, or simply relaxing with a glass of Champagne by the Carriage House fireplace. Off the estate, guest can enjoy wine tastings and winery tours, horseback riding, antiquing and shopping, and touring the area’s historic Civil War sites.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Guests can pick up a walking stick at the Carriage House entry and hike the Goodstone trails on our 265 acre estate. Boxed gourmet picnic lunches are popular with a canoe ride along Goose Creek that runs along the property.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Restaurant at Goodstone features award-winning French cuisine with a farm-to-table emphasis. Wine Enthusiast Magazine voted the Restaurant at Goodstone as one of their “Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants in the USA” for 2013 and 2012.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.visitloudoun.org/

    www.hallowedground.org

    www.nsl.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Goodstone offers 18 rooms with four suites, two junior suites and 12 deluxe rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    In deference to our other guests, pets are not allowed at Goodstone, but we do refer a fine local kennel:

    Fursman Kennels

    1661 Zulla Road, Middleburg

    540-687-6990

     

  • Fine Dining

    The Goodstone Restaurant

    Drawing inspiration and purpose from its location on farmland in Middleburg, Virginia, the Goodstone Restaurant seeks to provide its guests with an unparalleled dining experience. The award-winning restaurant features Modern American French Country Cuisine with a farm-to-table emphasis.

    Executive Chef Patrick Ferguson brings years of five-star culinary expertise to Goodstone Inn & Restaurant. His background includes over two decades at luxury resorts, hotels and restaurants, including the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, McCormick & Schmicks in Reston, and Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo.

    Chef Ferguson is passionate about his French Country, farm-to-table menu and uses only the finest, fresh ingredients available — mostly sourced from Goodstone’s own organic herb and vegetable gardens and the finest purveyors in the country.

    Believing that wine paired well with food creates a synergy greater than either the wine or the food by itself, custom pairings are available upon request. For guests desiring to choose for themselves, the fine wine selection at Goodstone represents the vast and varied viticultural regions of the globe and the many stylistic options available today.

    The Goodstone Restaurant Dining Schedule

    Breakfast Hours: 8:00am – 10:00am - For guests staying at the inn only
    Lunch Hours: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Dinner Hours: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12:00pm – 2:00pm*

    Goodstone Restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

    *PLEASE NOTE: Kindly call 540.687.3333 to make Breakfast and Brunch reservations.

    Reservations are recommended.
    Dress code is smart casual, no jeans or sneakers.

  • Group Events

    Goodstone’s entire estate is available for corporate events, retreats and private parties. You and up to 42 guests or colleagues will experience the finest Virginia’s wine and hunt country has to offer — from our gracious staff who will take care of your every need and fabulous wines from our wine cellar to delectable treats from our kitchen and luxuriously comfortable rooms. Goodstone Inn & Restaurant is all yours to enjoy.

    To request information on availability and pricing, call 540.687.3333 or email:
    Dana Henry: dhenry@goodstone.com

    The Manor House

    Let the Manor House transport you back in time with its Old World charm and elegance. This historic Middleburg guest house is fully equipped with everything you need for a successful meeting: wireless Internet, phone, fax and presentation capabilities.

    The stately meeting room seats 14 and boasts a magnificent, custom mural entitled “American Scenes.” With a den, game room, living room, sun porch and terraces overlooking the grounds of the estate, you’ll find plenty of space for breakout areas. A full kitchen completes this idyllic and complete meeting location.

    The Goodstone Meeting Package includes:

    • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations
    • Complimentary A/V (screen, overhead, flip chart, pads and pens)
    • Full Breakfast Daily
    • All-day-long Coffee Breaks
  • Magnificent Weddings at Goodstone

    Say “I do” to an elegant country wedding on 265 acres in the heart of Virginia’s wine and hunt country. The Goodstone estate’s pool, gardens and historic façade of the old mansion are the perfect backdrop for a truly spectacular wedding event.

    A tented, poolside reception can accommodate approximately 220 guests or we can cater for a more intimate luxury wedding in our restaurant for up to 50 guests. Goodstone’s Manor House offers an elegant setting for up to 75 guests.

    Unhurried and intimate, a wedding at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant means that you and your guests will enjoy the finest of Southern hospitality and gracious service, while relaxing in the surroundings of our spectacular Middleburg estate.

    “We just wanted to thank you once again for the fantastic time we had on our wedding weekend at Goodstone Inn. Naturally, the location and colors were gorgeous, but after that, it is difficult to determine the best part of the weekend. Maybe it was the kind and generous treatment from the staff that exceeded all expectations and provided a stress-free environment. Perhaps it was the delicious food at the rehearsal dinner and breakfasts. Maybe it was the fact that the staff scrambled at the last minute to find a case of Champagne for our wedding toast after we realized we had forgotten ours at home. Goodstone was a big part of the best weekend of our lives and we look forward to visiting you again for many years to come.” — Mr. and Mrs. K., Arlington, VA

    Winner of Virginia Living Magazine’s Top Wedding Vendors of 2013

    For more information or a complimentary consultation, call 540.687.3333.

  • The Goodstone Spa

    Set in an elegantly renovated farmstead barn, the Goodstone Spa offers guests the perfect balance of relaxation, massage and facial treatments to detox, hydrate and relax — both spiritually and physically.

    Please call us direct at 540-687-3333 or email us at spatreatments@goodstone.com to book your treatment.

    Relaxation Massage: Traditional techniques are used to stimulate the subtle energy flow in the body in a nurturing environment. $100 (55 min.) / $140 (85 min.)

    Deep Tissue Massage: Applies deeper pressure to points in the body needing release while providing stress reduction and relief for muscle tension. $110 (55 min.) / $155 (85 min.)

    Prenatal Massage: Every expectant mother deserves a chance to relax and enjoy a light touch massage to help soothe the aches and discomforts of pregnancy. (For expectant mothers in their second and third trimesters only.) $110 (55 min.)

    Reflexology: Ancient Chinese technique using pressure points in the hands and feet to relieve stress and restore a healthy balance to the body. $90 (55 min.)

    Goose Creek Purifying Stone Massage: Warm stones are gently placed on your body to promote balance, centering and the ultimate in total body relaxation during this hour-long, full-body massage. $165 (85 min.)

    European Facial: This facial will leave your skin fresh and glowing. After a steam cleanse and exfoliation, blemishes will be gently extracted and a serum to calm the skin will be applied. Total relaxation will be yours during the massage of face, neck and décolleté. $110 (55 min.)

    Gentleman’s Facial: A deep cleansing and hydrating facial designed to address the needs of skin sensitized by shaving, wind or sun. A relaxing pressure point massage will ease tension in the face, neck and shoulders. $110 (55 min.)

    • Spa Reservations: To make your spa reservation, please call 540.687.3333 or email us at spatreatments@goodstone.com to make a reservation.  Spa services are by appointment only. Please make reservations at least 36 hours in advance.
    • Check-In: We invite you to check-in at the Spa 10 minutes prior to your appointment. This will allow you the time to prepare for your treatment.
    • Medical: Please inform us of any medical or other special needs that require our attention. You will be given a Health Screen to complete prior to any spa services.
    • What to Wear: Arrive in comfortable clothing, and you will be properly draped during your treatment.
    • Cancellation Policy: If it is necessary to change or cancel your appointment, please do so prior to 6pm the evening before your scheduled service to avoid being charged in full for your reserved service.
    • Late Arrivals: We regret that a late arrival for your spa appointment will deprive you of valuable treatment time.
  • Testimonials

    “Ideally, and if I’m incredibly lucky, I’m in Kennebunkport or Middleburg. When we’re in Middleburg, we stay at the Goodstone Inn.”
    – Jenna Bush Hager, Town and Country Magazine
    September 2010

    “We just finished a two-day retreat for the eight-person senior leadership of our in-house legal department. The setting couldn’t have been better — a big table by a roaring fire in the Manor House, with gorgeous views of the Virginia countryside.”

    “The Bull Barn was amazing. Most unique room that I’ve stayed – in a long time. And dinner was wonderfully inventive without being inaccessible. Get out your map. The Goodstone is now on it.”
    – Associate Travel Editor, Southern Living Magazine

    “My family and I have been staying at Goodstone Inn on a regular basis for the past four years. The accommodations are wonderful, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff is very attentive. I give the Goodstone my highest recommendation as a great place to stay in the heart of Virginia horse country.”
    – R.D., Atlanta

  • Activities and Adventures

    Goodstone Inn & Restaurant may be set off the beaten path, but the Loudoun County, Virginia area is bustling with all sorts of recreational activities. From shopping in the town of Middleburg to Steeple Chase races, Goodstone has something for everyone.

    At Goodstone, you can bike, hike, canoe, read, dine, enjoy a spa treatment or simply relax by the pool. In nearby Middleburg, there are a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

    Self Boarding Stables
    Civil War Battlefields
    Historical Sites
    Wineries
    Horse Country Activities
    Local Activities
    Local Restaurants
    Local Boarding Kennels

    Please Visit Our Website For A Complete List of Our Favorite Activities

     

  • Directions

    From Washington, DC, Alexandria and Arlington, VA:

    • Take 495 to Route 66 West.
    • Exit Route 66 via exit 57B to Route 50 West
    • Stay on Route 50 West into the heart of Middleburg.
    • At the stoplight in the center of town, take a right onto North Madison Street.
    • Bear right around the “Y” in the road and continue north, pass the elementary school on your right.
    • The road name changes to Foxcroft Road or Route 626. Continue to follow the winding road.
    • Cross over Benton’s Bridge (see rusted guard rails) and be prepared for a sharp right.
    • After you have crossed the bridge, take the first left onto Snake Hill Road.
    • Travel 150 yards and watch for the “Goodstone” sign on the left. Enter at that driveway.
    • Drive up the steep hill to the top of the driveway and you will see the green Carriage House directly in front of you. Registration is in the Carriage House.
    • Arrival parking is located in front of the Carriage House.

     From Richmond:

    • Take I- 95 North from Richmond
    • Pass Fredericksburg exits
    • Exit at Route 17 North toward Warrenton
    • Take bypass around Warrenton and stay on Route 17 North.
    • Continue to the intersection of Route 50.
    • Turn right onto Route 50 East and stay on the same road all the way to Middleburg.
    • At the stoplight in the center of town, take a left at this light, which is North Madison Street.
    • Bear right around the “Y” in the road and continue north, pass the elementary school on your right.
    • The road name changes to Foxcroft Road or Route 626. Continue to follow the winding road.
    • Cross over Benton’s Bridge (see rusted guard rails) and be prepared for a sharp right.
    • After you have crossed the bridge, take the first left onto Snake Hill Road.
    • Travel 150 yards and watch for the “Goodstone” sign on the left. Enter at that driveway.
    • Drive up the steep hill to the top of the driveway and you will see the green Carriage House directly in front of you. Registration is in the Carriage House.
    • Arrival parking is located in front of the Carriage House.

    From Dulles Airport:

    • Heading west on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), take Route 28 south (Centreville) exit.
    • Travel on Route 28 south about six miles to Route 50.
    • Turn right onto Route 50. Stay on Route 50 into the heart of Middleburg.
    • At the stoplight in the center of town, take a right at this light which is North Madison Street.
    • Bear right around the “Y” in the road and continue north, pass the elementary school on your right.
    • The road name changes to Foxcroft Road or Route 626. Continue to follow the winding road.
    • Cross over Benton’s Bridge (see rusted guard rails) and be prepared for a sharp right.
    • After you have crossed the bridge, take the first left onto Snake Hill Road.
    • Travel 150 yards and watch for the “Goodstone” sign on the left. Enter at that driveway.
    • Drive up the steep hill to the top of the driveway and you will see the green Carriage House directly in front of you. Registration is in the Carriage House.
    • Arrival parking is located in front of the Carriage House.

     From Northbound I-81:

    • Stay on Route 81 North to Winchester.
    • Exit onto US 50 East.
    • Stay on Route 50 East into the heart of Middleburg (about 21 miles).
    • At the stoplight in the center of town, take a left at this light which is North Madison Street.
    • Bear right around the “Y” in the road and continue north, pass the elementary school on your right.
    • The road name changes to Foxcroft Road or Route 626. Continue to follow the winding road.
    • Cross over Benton’s Bridge (see rusted guard rails) and be prepared for a sharp right.
    • After you have crossed the bridge, take the first left onto Snake Hill Road.
    • Travel 150 yards and watch for the “Goodstone” sign on the left. Enter at that driveway.
    • Drive up the steep hill to the top of the driveway and you will see the green Carriage House directly in front of you. Registration is in the Carriage House.
    • Arrival parking is located in front of the Carriage House.

     From Southbound I-81:

    • Follow I-81 South to Winchester, Virginia.
    • Exit onto US 50 East.
    • Stay on US 50 East till you get to Middleburg (about 21 miles)
    • At the stoplight in the center of town, take a left at this light which is North Madison Street.
    • Bear right around the “Y” in the road and continue north, pass the elementary school on your right.
    • The road name changes to Foxcroft Road or Route 626. Continue to follow the winding road.
    • Cross over Benton’s Bridge (see rusted guard rails) and be prepared for a sharp right.
    • After you have crossed the bridge, take the first left onto Snake Hill Road.
    • Travel 150 yards and watch for the “Goodstone” sign on the left. Enter at that driveway.
    • Drive up the steep hill to the top of the driveway and you will see the green Carriage House directly in front of you. Registration is in the Carriage House.
    • Arrival parking is located in front of the Carriage House.

    From Baltimore, Maryland:

    • Take I-95 south to the 495 Beltway (follow the signs for Silver Springs, MD)
    • Exit 495 onto the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267).
    • Take 267 west towards Dulles Airport (Exit 69). Stay in the “local lanes”.
    • As you approach Dulles, continue west of the airport on the Dulles Greenway (towards Leesburg)
    • Go through the toll plaza and look for Route 606 which as also known as Old Ox Road.
    • Travel six miles on 606 southwest until it dead ends at Route 50.
    • Turn right on Route 50 and travel west 15 miles into the center of town, Middleburg.
    • At the stoplight in the center of town, take a right at this light, which is North Madison Street.
    • Bear right around the “Y” in the road and continue north, pass the elementary school on your right.
    • The road name changes to Foxcroft Road or Route 626. Continue to follow the winding road.
    • Cross over Benton’s Bridge (see rusted guard rails) and be prepared for a sharp right.
    • After you have crossed the bridge, take the first left onto Snake Hill Road.
    • Travel 150 yards and watch for the “Goodstone” sign on the left. Enter at that driveway.
    • Drive up the steep hill to the top of the driveway and you will see the green Carriage House directly in front of you. Registration is in the Carriage House.
    • Arrival parking is located in front of the Carriage House.

    Airport Information: Dulles International Airport, approximately 40 miles away, is the closest airport to Goodstone. Reagan National Airport is approximately 70 miles away. We recommend renting a car once you arrive at the airport, this will enable you to drive to Goodstone Inn & Restaurant at your own leisure.

    Parking at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant: Long-term parking is not permitted in the arrival spaces. There are two parking lots located directly off the driveway for long-term guest parking if you are staying in the Carriage House or the Dutch Cottage. The Spring House, French Farm Cottage, Manor House and Bull Barn have their own parking areas.

    If you have any problems with directions, please feel free to call us at 540.687.3333. After 6pm, call our Innkeeper at 540.454.7161.