Middleton Inn Bed & Breakfast

176 Main Street P. O. Box 254, Washington, Virginia 22747
Innkeeper(s): Mary Ann Kuhn
  • Introduction

    Middleton Inn - Washington, VirginiaThe award-winning Middleton Inn Bed and Breakfast is a classic country estate with all the grandeur and elegance of an English country home, set in the picturesque village of Washington, Va., only a short stroll from the world-renown dining at the Inn at Little Washington. Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register, this historic estate offers Southern graciousness and gentility in a rural setting with mountain views on acres of scenic pasture and meadow in the historic village of Washington, Virginia.
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    Surrounded by pastures and paddocks with white board fencing, the Middleton Inn Bed and Breakfast, sits on a knoll facing the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests enjoy sipping complimentary wine on the spacious front porch as they gaze at the beautiful mountain views or watch the horses prancing in the paddocks. In spring and autumn enjoy Virginia foxhunting at its finest or spend a day tailgating at nearby point-to-point races.

    In addition to the stables, the Middleton Inn Bed & Breakfast has several of the original dependencies on the estate: the old summer kitchen, the smoke house, the slaves' quarters and the log cabin. The historic slaves' quarters and cabin have been renovated into romantic accommodations with views of the mountains. The historic Middleton Inn B&B, which has received the prestigious Four Diamond AAA rating, was built in 1840 by Middleton Miller who manufactured and designed the Confederate uniform during the Civil War.

    In addition to the distinguished AAA rating, the Middleton Inn has received the highest rating for Bed & Breakfasts from the Mobil Travel Guide. It has received rave reviews from critics for The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine and authors of such publications as Recommended Country Inns, Inn Spots & Special Places, Birnbaum's Country Inns & Back Roads North America, and James Yenckel's Great Getaways.

    Middleton Inn B&B white outdoor chairs Middleton Inn - where your comfort and enjoyment is our primary concern. We hope you find your stay at our exquisitely restored bed & breakfast inn to be a refreshing getaway.

    • Complimentary wine and cheese hour
    • Cable television available in all accommodations
    • Telephones in each accommodation
    • Morning newspaper at your door
    • Twice daily maid service
    • Memorable complimentary FOUR course breakfast
    • Middleton's famous scones and other pastry delights
    • Complimentary evening Port
    • Complimentary bottled Fiji water in accommodations
    • Spa robe and slippers 

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    The Middleton Inn has a total of seven accommodations--four bedrooms in the manor house, the guest cottage and the cabin. All of the rooms have working fireplaces and private marble baths. There are fireplaces in every room of the inn, including the kitchen, dining room and drawing room. A full gourmet breakfast is served daily in the dining room on the finest china and linens at individual round tables. In good weather, breakfast is served on one of the porches.

  • Rave Reviews

    Middleton Inn B&B Award Winning"There are five B&B's in the village of Washington, VA. The most deluxe is the Middleton Inn... where no expense was spared on detail and comfort." ~ The Washington Post

    "Middleton Inn was created in 1995 by Mary Ann Kuhn, a former Washington Post reporter and producer for CBS TV News. On a 1996 trip through Virginia, I heard persistant reports about her terrific new inn, so I couldn't wait to see it for myself. I was not disappointed. The Inn is a dream." ~ Recommended Country Inns

    "Federal-style pieces, antique accessories and rich colors turned (Mary Ann Kuhn's) new B&B into one of the Hunt Country's most successful." ~ Georgetown & Country

    "Satisfyingly sumptuous, the elegant Middleton Inn offers four antique-filled guest rooms and a cottage suite on six hilltop acres. The view across a sloping horse pasture to the nearby Blue Ridge is gorgeous.The interior features bold colors that I thought very attractive." ~ James Yenckel's Great Getaways

    "We're partial to the new Middleton Inn where each room has a marble bath and fireplace." ~ Georgetown & Country


    Featured In:

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    • Recommended Country Inns
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    • Southern Living
    • Conde Nast Traveler


  • Area Information

    Washington, Virginia is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its early settlers were small farmers who constantly encroached upon the indian lands of the region. These settlers were mostly English, but there were also those of Scotch, Irish, and German extraction. The present county was originally under the authority of Lord Fairfax. Rappahannock was designated a distinct county in 1833 and took its name from the river that has its source in nearby mountain springs. Today, the county retains its rustic charm, hosting 5 wineries, 16 orchards/nurseries, and over a dozen commercial farms.
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    Washington and nearby area:

    • The Inn at Little Washington
    • Thornton River Grille in Sperryville
    • Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill Public House in Flint Hill
    • Claire's Restaurant
    • The Crescendo Bistro
    • Foti's
    • Lucio's
    • It's About Thyme
    • Thai Culpeper
    Front Royal:
    • Apt. 2G Restaurant

    Vineyards and Wineries:

    • Chester Gap Cellars
    • Gadino Cellars
    • Gray Ghost Vineyard
    • Linden Vineyards
    • Naked Mountain Vineyard and Winery
    • Pearmund Cellars
    • Rappahannock Cellars
    • Sharp Rock Vineyard

    Shops and Galleries:

    • Chris`s Shop of Designs in Gold & Silver
    • Cory Caulfield Gallery
    • Geneva Welch Gallery
    • Long View Gallery
    • Middle Street Gallery
    • Packing Shed Gallery
    • Peter Kramer, Cabinetmaker
    • r.h. ballard art, rug & home
    • The Inn at Little Washington Shop

    Places to Visit:

    • Rappahannock County
    • Visit Culpeper
    • Town of Warrenton
    • Middleburg
    • Monticello
    • Montpelier
    • Shenandoah National Park
    • Luray Caverns


    • South Wales Golf Course
    • Blue Ridge Shadows
    • Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
    • Jackson's Chase Golf Club
    • Stonewall Golf Club

    Horseback Riding:

    • Marriott Ranch
    • Shenandoah National Park
    • Grovespring Farm


    • Shenandoah River Outfitters


    • Copper Fox Antiques
    • Flint Hill Vintage


    • The Theatre at Washington, Virginia
    • Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community
    • Spark


  • How to Find Us

    Middleton Inn B&B Paddock From Washington, DC: (1 and one-half hour drive 65 miles)

    1. Take I-66 West to Exit 43-A (Gainesville/Warrenton) which is 22 miles from the Beltway
    2. Follow 29 South to Warrenton (12 miles)
    3. In Warrenton, turn right at the third traffic light (at the Burger King) on to 211 West
    4. Stay on 211 West for 23 miles
    5. You will then see a sign on the right marked Washington, Va., 211 Business
    6. Turn right
    7. Go to the first stop sign (about one-half mile)
    8. Turn left on to Main Street. Middleton Inn is on the left about 2 and one-half blocks down the street

    From Richmond, VA: (2 Hour drive)

    1. Take 95 North for 55 miles to Fredericksburg
    2. Take Exit 133 to 17 North
    3. Follow 17 North for 30 miles to Opal, VA
    4. Turn right onto 29 North
    5. Follow 29 North for 6 miles
    6. Turn left on to 29 Business
    7. Follow 29 business for two miles
    8. Turn left on to 211 West
    9. Follow 211 West for 23 miles until you see a sign for Washington, VA
    10. Turn right at the sign which also says 211 Business
    11. Go to the first stop sign (about one-half mile) and turn left onto Main Street
    12. Middleton Inn is on the left about 2 and one-half blocks down the street

    Grand FoyerFrom Reagan National Airport (1 hour and 45 minute drive)

    1. Exit Reagan National Airport onto the George Washington Parkway North
    2. Go 1-1/2 miles to Exit 395 South (Richmond) also marked I-66 West
    3. Follow 395 South for a half a mile to Exit 9A (110 North to Roslyn). Continue on 110 North for two miles to I-66 West
    4. Stay on 66 West to Exit 43-A (Gainesville/Warrenton)
    5. Follow 29 South to Warrenton (12 miles)
    6. In Warrenton, turn right at the third traffic light at the Burger King onto 211 West
    7. Stay on 211 West for 23 miles
    8. You will then see a sign on the right marked Washington, VA 211 Business
    9. Turn right
    10. Go to the first stop sign (about one-half mile)
    11. Turn left onto Main Street
    12. Middleton Inn is on the left about 2 and one-half blocks down the street

    From Dulles Airport (1 hour and 10 minutes)

    1. After leaving the Tollgate, stay in the right hand lane to exit onto Route 28 South to Centerville
    2. Follow Route 28 to I-66 and take that going West
    3. Continue on 66 West to Exit 43-A (Gainesville/Warrenton)
    4. Follow 29 South to Warrenton (12 miles)
    5. In Warrenton, turn right at the third traffic light at the Burger King onto 211 West
    6. Stay on 211 West for 23 miles
    7. You will then see a sign on the right marked Washington, VA 211 Business
    8. Turn right at the sign
    9. Go to the first stop sign (about one-half mile) and turn left onto Main Street
    10. Middleton Inn is on the left about 2 and one-half blocks down on Main street

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    From Charlottesville, Va. (One hour to one hour and 10 minutes)

    1. Follow Route 29 North from Charlottesville to Madison, VA
    2. In Madison, turn left on to Route 231 which is a state scenic byway
    3. Stay on Route 231 until it deadends into Route 522 (about 15-20 minutes or so)
    4. Turn left on Route 522
    5. Turn right at the next intersection at the blinking light
    6. Turn right almost immediately onto Route 211 East (Faith Mountain Company is on your right)
    7. Stay on 211 East for six miles
    8. Turn left at the sign marked Washington, VA
    9. 211 Business which is Main Street
    10. We are up the road a mile or so on the right, after you pass a gas station/general store on your left and Fairlea Farm on your right
    11. As you pass the sign marked historic district, Middleton Inn is on your right