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Hillbrook Inn & Spa

4490 Summit Point Road, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
Innkeeper(s): Christopher & Carissa Zanella
  • Introduction

    The Hillbrook experience is one marked with a standard of excellence featuring luxurious accommodations, fine dining, spa services and special events.

    Situated on George Washington’s first land purchase in 1750, our West Virginia Bed and Breakfast evokes a warm, relaxing and inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy. 30 sprawling acres divided among three separate properties provide a quiet retreat just one hour outside of Washington D.C. Local attractions include award-winning Virginia wineries, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Summit Point Speedway and Harpers Ferry.

  • 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 Christopher & Carissa Zanella for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Many travelers stay at Hillbrook Inn to escape the hustle and bustle of Washington DC. We are also conveniently located near historic attractions like Harpers Ferry and Antietam Battlefield.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our comfortable and cozy guest suites, exquisite dinner service, luxurious spa, and expansive grounds, which were once owned by George Washington.

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

    Hillbrook Inn is located near historic attractions like Harpers Ferry and Antietam Battlefield. Since we are close to the Northern Virginia Wine Trail, we offer chauffeured wine tours to several local wineries. There are also a variety of close-by hiking locations on the Appalachian Trail, in addition to outdoor activities that can be enjoyed along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Our favorite local restaurant is Dish in downtown Charles Town. Many guests also enjoy eating at restaurants in Shepherdstown, WV.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Hillbrook Inn has 18 rooms on three different properties.

    Do you accept pets?

    Hillbrook Inn welcomes well-behaved dogs to stay in our four Cottage suites.

  • Fine Dining

    Redbook Restaurant at Hillbrook Inn

    Our unique fine dining experience offers guests award winning meals created with passion! Imagine indulging in a romantic dinner in our elegant and sophisticated dining room at our Charles Town WV restaurant. Let the warmth of a fire and the flicker of candles set the ambiance to create a meal both exquisite to the palate and memorable to the heart. Our culinary team uses only the freshest ingredients and purchases locally to create daily pre-fixe menus that accommodate the dietary needs of our guests.

    Hillbrook Inn offers daily dinner service to the public as well as Inn guests. Advance reservations are required.

    Dinner at Redbook Restaurant

    Dinner

    The five course dinner is served at 7pm Monday through Thursday. On Friday-Sunday, a three course meal is served at 6pm, and the five course meal is served at 8pm. Our menu is determined by the market availability as well as dietary needs, restrictions and dislikes of our dining guests. There will be no menu presented at dinner; instead every course is a pleasant surprise designed by our expert culinary team. Please do not hesitate to tell us your dietary preferences because you will be pleasantly surprised with her ability to adapt a menu for the dietary needs of all our guests, including the needs of a diabetic or a vegetarian guest.

    Reservation Required. Five-Course Dinner $69.50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Three-Course Dinner $49.50 per person plus tax and gratuity.

    Breakfast at Redbook Restaurant

    Breakfast

    Enjoy Charles Town dining at its best! Our lavish Inn provides a delicious two-course gourmet breakfast included with your room stay. Breakfast is served each morning at 8:30 and 9:45am.

    Bullskin Tavern

    During your visit you can enjoy one of your favorite cocktails by the bar, sit in front of the fire and accompanying flat screen TV, or take pleasure in sitting on the sunny front terrace. Many guests enjoy playing on the baby grand piano or listening to the fountain on the front terrace during their visit.

    You do not have to be a guest of Hillbrook Inn to join us for a cocktail. You are welcome to stop by the Tavern for a drink and a tour of the inn.

    *We always need a list of dietary needs, restrictions and dislikes for guests to ensure they are receiving an extraordinary experience at our hospitable Harpers Ferry B&B. Please list any allergies or preferences when making reservations: (304) 725.4223 or info@hillbrookinn.com. Alcoholic beverages are not available until after 1 pm on Sundays in the State of West Virginia.

    Our goal is to assist guests with making restaurant reservations, arranging for spa services, booking transportation, and recommending area attractions. During your stay at our accommodating Charles Town, WV bed and breakfast, we will gladly utilize our extensive list of contacts with local merchants to create an itinerary for you to enjoy!

  • The Gatehouse Spa at Hillbrook Inn

    The Gatehouse Spa at Hillbrook Inn offers a unique and relaxing experience that is both physically and emotionally cleansing. Our West Virginia inn and spa combines technology, innovative thinking, and a superior level of service to provide guests with an exceptional spa experience.

    Allow a Hillbrook Inn spa professional to pamper you and your loved one! Visit our website for a full menu of services and to book your spa services.

    The Gatehouse Spa at Hillbrook Inn

    The Gatehouse Spa at Hillbrook Inn

  • Weddings & Special Events

    Hillbrook Inn, Fine Dining & Spa, wedding

    Having a wedding at Hillbrook Inn is like a fairy tale come true. Our goal is to create weddings that are not only breathtaking, but truly bring your special day to life! When a guest chooses our West Virginia wedding venue, it is an honor for us because creating wonderful memories is something that we take great pride in.

    We welcome you to visit our inn and share in something we enjoy every day… pure beauty! We will pamper you and your guests with our exclusive network of vendors to cater to your every need. We are also happy to include and/or create any custom items requested for your special event. The next time you are looking for aWest Virginia event venue that is sophisticated, elegant and eclectic, choose the Hillbrook Inn!

    Wedding Receptions at Hillbrook Inn

    Hillbrook Inn Wedding Reception

  • Corporate & Private Events

    Hillbrook Inn

    Hillbrook Inn can accommodate weddings, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, company meetings or picnics, and more. Our West Virginia Inn is particularly appropriate for small events. We can also accommodate larger events on our extensive and magnificent grounds under beautiful tents. We provide a coordinator to assist with your every need while planning your event, as well as a reliable and talented staff. Our goal is to make your day flawless and one to remember! The unique interior of our historic Charles Town Inn is a beautiful backdrop for special occasions and helps to create memories that are unforgettable.

    Hillbrook can accommodate up to 50 guests inside the Main House & up to 150 guests utilizing the grounds. We have designed and created some exceptional packages, but are also very happy to design an event specifically to your needs and wants.

    Birthdays/Anniversaries

    We cater to birthdays and anniversaries, whether it is an elegant luncheon, sumptuous dinner or custom cocktail party. Why not schedule a meeting with our event planner today to design the perfect birthday or anniversary for you.

    Corporate Events at Hillbrook Inn

    Corporate Events

    Looking for that perfect place to hold your next corporate training event, seminar or retreat? Our West Virginia property offers a unique and secluded setting necessary to help your team stay focused on the task at hand. Ideal for small events, the inn is very unique in its architecture and styles. Simply contact our staff and we will be happy to show you all that Hillbrook has to offer. Half day or full day plus ‘A Room For A While’ rates are available. Breakfast, lunch & dinner services can also be provided.

  • Area Information

    Hillbrook Inn, Fine Dining & Spa

    Dining

    Hillbrook Inn offers fine dining Tuesdays through Sundays!

    Below is a list of local dining that we often recommend. If you need further assistance, directions or even a reservation made for you, please let us know!

    Dish -American Bistro

    213 West Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-728-8464

    www.wvdish.com

    La Mezzuluna Cafe - Homemade Italian Eatery

    90 Somerset Blvd., Charles Town, WV • 304-728-0700

    www.lamezzalunacafe.com

    Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant

    201 E. German St., P.O. Box 400, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 • 304-876-2208

    www.yellowbrickbank.com

    SHOPPING

    Visit our Library in the Main House & browse the wonderful items available in our gift shop!

    415 W. Liberty St., Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-728-0547

    www.bitw.com‎

    Bars & Booths

    200 W. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-725-2870‎

    Dream House

    217 W. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-728-8853

    www.wvdreamhouse.com

    Needful Things

    218 W. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-725-6315

    www.needfulthingswebsite.com

    GOLF

    We are coveinently located near some great golfing facilities. Let us make a tee time for you, or maybe you would like a weekend tailored to your golfing activities as you visit Charles Town, WV.

    Cacapon Resort State Park

    818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 • 304-258-10221-800-CALL-WVA

    www.cacaponresort.com

    Cress Creek Golf and County Club

    100 Cress Creek Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9501 • 304-876-2544

    www.cresscreek.com

    Locust Hill Golf Course

    278 St. Andrews Dr., Charles Town, W.V. 25414 • 304-728-7300

    www.locusthillgolf.com

    Stonebridge Golf Club

    1959 Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 • 304-263-4653

    www.stonebridgegolfcoursewv.com

    The Woods Resort

    P.O. Box 5 Mountain Lake Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427 • 800-248-2222

    www.thewoodsresort.com

    Virginia National

    1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont, VA 20135 • 888-283-GOLF

    www.virginianational.com

    Woodbrier Golf Course

    250 Topflite Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25403 • 304-274-9818

    TopGolf - more than just a golf driving range!

    6625 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22315 • 703-924-2600

    www.topgolf.com

    Vineyards & Wineries near Hillbrook Inn

    VINEYARDS & WINERIES

    Hillbrook is minutes away from the esteemed Northern Virginia Wine Trail. Let us create a wonderful day of wine tastings & vineyard tours by joining our wine tours available for up to 6 guests Thursday-Monday. If Dining at Hillbrook, be sure to try our wine pairing and our Signature Hillbrook wines!

    Bogati Bodega & Winery

    35246 Harry Byrd Hwy, Round Hill, VA 20141 • 540-338-1144

    www.bogatibodega.com

    Veramar Vineyard - less that 10 mins from the Inn

    905 Quarry Road Berryville, VA 22611 • 540-955-5510

    www.veramar.com

    Breaux Vineyards - A Vineyard for All Seasons

    36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln., Purcellville, VA 20132 • 800-492-9961

    www.breauxvineyards.com

    Notaviva Vineyards

    13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville, VA 20132 •540-668-6756

    www.notavivavineyards.com

    Hillsborough Vineyards

    36716 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132 • 540-668-6216

    www.hillsboroughwine.com

    Doukenie Winery

    14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132 • 540-668-6464

    www.doukeniewinery.com

    Tarara Vineyard & Winery

    13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176 • 703-771-7100

    www.tarara.com

    Bluemont Vineyard

    18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA • 540-554-8439

    www.bluemontvineyard.com

    Sunset Hills Vineyard

    38295 Fremont Overlook Ln, Purcellville, Virginia • 540-882-4560

    www.sunsethillsvineyard.com

    Corcoran Vineyards

    14635 Corky's Farm Lane, VA •540-882-9073

    www.corcoranvineyards.com

    Albert & Arnold’s - Wine & Cheese

    207 W. Washington St. Charles Town, WV • 304-725-7466

    www.albertandarnolds.com

    Spa Services

    Our guests are turning to massage treatment to provide relaxation, relieve tension associated with the daily stresses of their busy lives, or simply to help maintain good health and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

    CLICK HERE to view our spa menu.

    CLICK HERE to view our add-ons and packages.

    GAMING

    Charles Town is your hub of gaming activities in the Northern VA, DC & WV Panhandle. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers Slots, Table Games & Thoroughbred Racing!

    Hollywood Casino-At Charles Town Races

    580 East 5th Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438• 304-725-7001

    www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

    Limo Services

    Allow us to get you around in style, weather its back and forth to the airport or out for the evening.

    Want to travel in style? We can charter a flight to wisp you in and out of the area without the hassles of modern travel!

    Luxury Transport

    107 W. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 •304-725-5066

    www.wvlimo.com

    Racing

    Maybe you want to bet your luck at the horse races or whip around a track in a 22 Sodi RX7 13hp Kart, we are situated just miles from exciting racing activities!

    For Individuals Racing & Participating In Events & Meetings At Summit Point Speedway.

    Let us name a race for you at Hollywood Casino - At the Charles Town Races!

    Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races

    580 East 5th Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438 • 304-725-7001

    www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

    Summit Point Speedway

    201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point, WV 25446•304-725-8444

    www.summitpoint-raceway.com

    Hiking

    Enjoy a hike on Hillbrook’s 17 acres or the 32 acres surrounding our romantic Harpers Ferry Inn at Dija Blue and Craft Works or a day of. We are also a short 6 miles from the APPALACHIAN NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.

    Ask us for a walking stick to explore the grounds!

    Appalchain National Scenic Trail

    www.nps.gov

    C&O Canal & Towpath

    www.bikewashington.org

    Biking

    Enjoy a ride on Hillbrook’s 17 acres. We are also a short drive from the APPALACHAIN NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.

    CLICK HERE to check out our Wild & Wonderful Add-On.

    Appalchain National Scenic Trail

    www.nps.gov

    C&O Canal & Towpath

    www.bikewashington.org

    KAYAK, CANOEING & RAFTING

    Ride the rivers on the Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers. A wide range of whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing and canoeing adventures are just minutes away!

    River Riders

    408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV •304-535-2663

    www.riverriders.com

    River & Trail Outfitters

    604 Valley Road Knoxville, MD 21758 •888-446-7529

    www.rivertrail.com

    History

    Washington's Land • The "Bullskin" or Rock Hall. Was first owned by George Washington. Part of a 550-acre tract of land along the Bullskin stream. At age 18, Washington signed a deed of purchase for a tract of well water near the Bullskin Creek from then owner Robert Rutherford. He soon named his land “my Bullskin Plantation.”

    Charles Town is named after George Washington's youngest brother Charles and house his residence "Happy Retreat".A short 10 mile drive is the historic Harpers Ferry best know for John Brown's Raid.

    Jefferson County Museum

    200 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-725-8628

    www.jeffctywvmuseum.org

    Harpers Ferry Ghost Tours

    175 High Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 • 304-725-8019

    www.harpersferryghost.20m.com

    Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

    P.O. Box 65, Harpers Ferry , WV 25425 • 304-535-6029

    www.nps.gov

    Historic Shepherdstown Museum

    129 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443 • 304-876-0910

    www.historicshepherdstown.com

    Antietam Battlefield

    P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 • 301-432-5124

    www.nps.gov

    Cedar Creek Battlefield

    8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA 22645 • 888-628-1864

    www.cedarcreekbattlefield.org

    Kernstown Battlefield

    610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 • 540-662-1824

    www.kernstownbattle.org

    Old Courthouse Civil War Museum

    20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 • 540-542-1145

    www.civilwarmuseum.org

    Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Website

    1340 Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester, VA 22601 • 540-662-6519

    www.winchesterhistory.org

    Burwell Morgan Mill

    15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA 22646 • 540-837-1799

    www.clarkehistory.org

    Glen Burnie and Shenandoah Museum

    901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601 • 540-662-147

    www.shenandoahmuseum.org

    Horsing Around near Hillbrook Inn

    Horsing Around

    The Rocking S Ranch

    564 Glaize Orchard Rd., Winchester, VA 22603 • 540-678-8501

    www.therockingsranch.com

    Dija Blue - Thoroughbred Horse Farm

    411 Brannon Lane, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-724-1116

    Dija Blue is a 20 acre thoroughbred breeding and boarding operation located on an adjacent property to Hillbrook Inn.

    Overnight boarding rates for guests of Hillbrook Inn: Stall board $20.00 per night, Paddock board $15.00 per night. Hay and grain included.

    Red Gate Farm

    15929 Hampton Road, Hamilton, VA 20158 • 540-882-3530

    www.redgatefarmva.com

    Hollywood Casino - At Charles Town Races, Thoroughbred Horse Racing

    580 East 5th Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438 • 304-725-7001

    www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

  • How To Find Us

    Hillbrook Inn

    Hillbrook is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, resting in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range. One hour from D.C., the property was originally surveyed and owned by George Washington.

    During the summer, it stays light until almost 9:00 PM at our historic Bed and Breakfast near Harpers Ferry. During winter, it gets dark at about 4:30 or 5:00 PM. This can be useful when planning your trip to our romantic getaway in West Virginia.

    Latitude, Longitude

    39.253879, -77.931021 N39°

    15.2327', W077° 55.8613'

    From Washington, DC

    Take Route 495 (Beltway) to Route 270 North to Frederick, MD. Take 70 West to Route 340 West past Harpers Ferry to Charles Town, WV. Stay straight onto Route 51 West through the stoplights in Charles Town to the three-way stop sign as you exit the commercial district. At the stop sign, bear left onto Route 13, Summit Point Road. The inn is five miles ahead on the left just past South Jefferson Elementary School.

    From Baltimore, MD

    Take Route 70 West to Route 340 West past Harpers Ferry to Charles Town, WV. Stay straight onto Route 51 West through the stoplights in Charles Town to the three-way stop sign as you exit the commercial district. At the stop sign bear left onto Route 13, Summit Point Road. The inn is five miles ahead on the left just past South Jefferson Elementary School.

    From Northern Virginia

    Take 7 West to the exit for Route 340 North, marked for Charles Town, WV. Follow 340 North about ¾ of a mile to Route 611 (Summit Point Rd.) and make a left. Take 611 about 5.5 miles to the first stop sign which is Route 13 (Summit Point Rd. as well). Go right at the stop sign for one mile; the inn will be on your right.

    From Dulles Airport

    Take the Greenway to Route 7 West and follow the directions immediately above.

    From Route 81 South

    Take Route 51 East through Inwood 5.5 miles to Leetown Road. Turn right on Leetown Road, and drive for 6.3 miles to the first stop sign (Route 13, Summit Point Road). Go left for one mile, the inn will be on your right.

    From Route 81 North

    Take Route 7 East to the Route 340 exit. Take 340 North toward Charles Town ¾ of a mile to Route 611, and then make a left turn. Stay on Route 611 until you reach the first stop sign, which will be in 5.5 miles (Route 13, Summit Point Road). Go right for one mile, the inn will be on your right.

    Distance From in Miles

    HARPERS FERRY, WV 12

    SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV 20

    WINCHESTER, WV 28

    FREDERICK, MD 30

    WASHINGTON DC 61

    BALTIMORE, MD 72

    RICHMOND, VA 145

    PHILADELPHIA, PA 174

    PITTSBURGH, PA 208

    NEW YORK, NY 265