Hillbrook Inn, Fine Dining & 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 fraturing luxurious accommodations, fine dining, spa services and special events.

    Situated on George Washington’s first land purchase in 1750, our 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.
    18 guest suites are all equipped with the most modern amenities, including private baths, air conditioning, iPads™ with wireless internet, plush robes and more
    Gratuity not included.
  • 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

    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. Executive Chef Christine Hale uses only the freshest ingredients and purchases locally to help support our community when products are in season. Chef Hale takes pride in creating daily pre-fixe menus utilizing the dietary needs and restrictions of our guests.

    Dining facilities are open to the public as well as Inn guests Thursday – Sunday for lunch and dinner.

    Reservations are required.


    A Sumptuous five-course candlelit dinner served in the elegant and eclectic dining room of our romantic West Virginia restaurant, Thursdays - Sundays seating promptly 8 pm or our sumptuous three-course menu seating promptly at 6:00pm. Our menu is determined by the market availability as well as dietary needs, restrictions and dislikes of our guests in the dining room. There will be no menu presented at dinner, instead every course is a pleasant surprise designed by Executive Chef Christine Hale. 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. Along with a long list of dietary requirements and allergies we often work around, Executive Chef Christine Hale incorporates only the freshest and finest of ingredients in her set menu. Reservation Required. Five-Course Dinner $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Three-Course Dinner $45 per person plus tax and gratuity.


    Join us for a three-course leisurely lunch, overlooking the extensive grounds at our delectable Charles Town restaurant, between 12 - 2 pm Thursday - Sunday. There will be no menu presented at lunch at Hillbrook Inn. Instead, Executive Chef Christine Hale takes the dietary needs, restrictions and dislikes and designs a set menu daily to accommodate guest's needs. Each course is a splendid surprise and a delightful experience for your palate. 8 or More People Reservations Required. $35 per person plus tax and gratuity.


    Enjoy Charles Town dining at its best! Our lavish Charles Town Inn provides a delicious two-course gourmet breakfast included with your room stay. Breakfast may not apply with some specials.

    High Tea

    Relax with friends and enjoy Five-Courses of Savories and Sweets. Perhaps you could even indulge in a glass of chilled Champagne in the elegant and cozy surroundings of our Harpers Ferry restaurant. This traditional afternoon may be the perfect backdrop for your next garden meeting, bridal shower or just a day to refresh yourself with the company of friends. Reservations for 8 or more required when booking. Availability Thursdays - Sundays from 12 - 2 pm. $35 per person plus tax and gratuity.

    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.Concierge

    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

    Hillbrook Inn is Pleased to Announce the Grand Opening of our Gatehouse Spa! The first of its kind in the Charles Town & Harpers Ferry Wv. Area!

    The Gate House 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.

    It is time to allow a Hillbrook Inn Spa Professional to pamper you or your loved one….

    Visit Our Website for a full menu of services and to request a spa service

  • Weddings & Special Events

    Having a wedding at Hillbrook is like a fairy tale come true. Our goal is to coordinate with individuals to create weddings that are not only breathtaking, but truly bring to life what the host is looking to portray about themselves as individuals or as a couple. 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! The next time you are looking for a West Virginia wedding venue that is sophisticated, elegant and eclectic, choose the Hillbrook Inn!

    Indoor Capacity

    DINING ROOM - 18 Guests
    Our elegant dining room is lined with unique antique tables, a large wood burning fireplace and a stunning wall of windows. It is the perfect place to hold a small and intimate gathering for your special occasion.

    SUNROOM - 14 Guests
    Join us for your event in our quaint sun room overlooking the magnificent grounds and beautiful gardens. This room creates a wonderful setting for special events at Hillbrook. We can accommodate a small number of guests in this room, but can also expand into our elegant dining room located just through the adjacent threshold.

    LIVING ROOM - 8 Guests
    Due to our unique architecture, some guests choose to utilize our living room space for additional seating for their guests and we make this an extension of our dining facility, simply by adding a table to seat an additional eight guests. This room has vaulted ceilings, beautiful aged wood, glass-paned windows cascading down two walls plus two large and cozy wood burning fireplaces.

    MAINHOUSE - 50-60 Guests
    Consider ‘Cocktails and Hors D’ Oeuvres’ while utilizing the entire Main House for your Harpers Ferry wedding. Guests can meander throughout the interior of the Inn, its common areas, living room, porch, library and of course the ever-popular Bullskin Tavern with its flat screen TV, board games, quaint tavern bar and of course mixed seating surrounding a warm gas fireplace, encouraging guests to relax, chat and enjoy the evening.

    Outdoor Capacity

    FRONT TERRACE - 65 Guests, 75 utilizing Tavern
    Choose our spectacular stone terrace in front of the Bullskin Tavern for your outdoor wedding in West Virginia, with its beautiful fountain completely tented to protect your guests. If guests choose to also utilize the tavern then hosts have the opportunity to increase guest numbers.

    BACK YARD - 150 Guests
    Hillbrook is a true storybook setting that creates memories that are unforgettable and our magnificent manicured grounds can accommodate larger events under beautiful tents.

    Catering To Your Every Need!
    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. Sample items we have created in the past include but are not limited to: custom linens, lined gift baskets, custom quilts, napkins, cushion covers with elegant pillows and wedding gowns.

  • Corporate & Private Events

    Hillbrook prides itself in accommodating weddings, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, company meetings or picnics, celebration of friendships 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 banquet manager 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, while creating a backdrop that is breathtaking. We are ultimately here to create a day to remember! The unique interior of our historic Charles Town hotel is a beautiful backdrop for special occasions and helps to create memories that are unforgettable.

    Hillbrook can accommodate up to 60 guests inside the Main House & up to 150 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.

    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 at our West Virginia Retreat Center today to design the perfect birthday or anniversary for you.

    Looking for that perfect place to hold your next corporate training event, seminar or retreat? Our West Virginia Event Center Center 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 style; 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.

    Garden Party consists of three-course meal in our breakfast room overlooking the Inn’s beautiful and extensive backyard. Each table is creatively decorated with a personal touch and a special gift bag of baked cookies tied with a bow as a gift for your guests to enjoy.
    Offered between the times of 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

    Imagine your favorite band under a tent in our back yard, picnicking on the hillside with your friends and favorite beverages and snacks. What a delightful day to enjoy together.

    Bring your child and five friends to the Hillbrook Inn for a tea party. We welcome children to bring their favorite doll or teddy bear for tea, finger sandwiches and treats.
    This wonderful experience really makes the children feel special! 12:30 pm – 2:30pm.

  • Area Information


    Thursdays - Sundays you can choose from two seatings in our Elegant Dining Room for a Sphisticated Three or Five Course Meal Prepared by our Executive Chef Christine Hale!
    Included in you nights stay is a Rejuvenating Two-Course Gourmet Breakfast served on the breakfast porch in the morning between 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

    Come experience superb fine dining in West Virginia!

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

    - American Bistro
    213 West Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 • 304-728-8464
    LA Mezzuluna Cafe - Homemade Italian Eatery
    90 Somerset Blvd., Charles Town, WV • 304-728-0700
    Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant
    201 E. German St., P.O. Box 400, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 • 304-876-2208


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


    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. We would love to guide your foursome, twosome or whatever your group is, on a weekend of competitive golf, coordinated around you dinng and lodging!

    Cacapon Resort State Park

    818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 • 304-258-10221-800-CALL-WVA
    Cress Creek Golf and County Club
    100 Cress Creek Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9501 • 304-876-2544
    Locust Hill Golf Course
    278 St. Andrews Dr., Charles Town, W.V. 25414 • 304-728-7300
    Stonebridge Golf Club
    1959 Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 • 304-263-4653
    The Woods Resort
    P.O. Box 5 Mountain Lake Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427 • 800-248-2222
    Virginia National
    1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont, VA 20135 • 888-283-GOLF
    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

    Vineyards & Wineries

    Hillbrook is minutes away from the esteemed Virginia Wine Trail.
    Let us create a wonderful day of wine tastings & vineyard tours in luxurious limousine. If Dining at Hillbrook, be sure to try our Wine Paring!

    Bogati Bodega & Winery
    35246 Harry Byrd Hwy, Round Hill, VA 20141 • 540-338-1144
    Veramar Vineyard
    - less that 10 mins from the Inn
    905 Quarry Road Berryville, VA 22611 • 540-955-5510

    Breaux Vineyards - A Vineyard for All Seasons
    36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln., Purcellville, VA 20132 • 800-492-9961
    Notaviva Vineyards
    13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville, VA 20132 • 540-668-6756
    Hillsborough Vineyards
    36716 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132 • 540-668-6216
    Doukenie Winery
    14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132 • 540-668-6464
    Tarara Vineyard & Winery
    13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176 • 703-771-7100
    Bluemont Vineyard
    18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA
    Sunset Hills Vineyard
    38295 Fremont Overlook Ln, Purcellville, Virginia
    Corcoran Vineyards
    14635 Corky's Farm Lane, VA •
    Albert & Arnold’s
    - Wine & Cheese
    207 W. Washington St. Charles Town, WV •

    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. We are pleased to announce the grand opening of The Gatehouse Spa at Hillbrook Inn.
    to view our Spa Menu.
    to view our Add-Ons like the 60 Minute Massage or Pamper Package that can be added to your reservation.

    Bridge To Fitness
    115 E 3rd AveRanson, WV 25438 • 304-725-6325


    Charles Town is your hub of gamming activities in the Northern VA, DC & WV Panhandle. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, offers Slots, Table Games & Thoroughbred Racing! Let us coordinate your stay around your gaming experience by booking limo services or even naming a race for at horse races!

    Hollywood Casino
    At Charles Town Races
    580 East 5th Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438

    Limo Services

    Allow us to get you around in style, weather its back and forth to the airport or out for the evening we can book limo services while your here.
    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



    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, CLICK HERE to view our Racer's Special.
    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
    Summit Point Speedway
    201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point, WV 25446


    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
    C&O Canal & Towpath


    Enjoy a ride on Hillbrook’s 17 acres. We are also a short 6 miles from the APPALACHAIN NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.
    CLICK HERE to check out our Wild & Wonderful Add-On.
    Appalchain National Scenic Trail
    C&O Canal & Towpath

    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
    River & Trail Outfitters

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


    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
    Harpers Ferry Ghost Tours

    175 High Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 • 304-725-8019
    Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
    P.O. Box 65, Harpers Ferry , WV 25425 •
    Historic Shepherdstown Museum
    E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443 • 304-876-0910
    Antietam Battlefield
    P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 301-432-5124
    Cedar Creek Battlefield
    8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA 22645 •
    Kernstown Battlefield

    610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 540-662-1824
    Old Courthouse Civil War Museum
    20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 • 540-542-1145

    Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Website
    1340 Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester, VA 22601 •

    Burwell Morgan Mill
    15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA 22646 • 540-837-1799
    Glen Burnie and Shenandoah Museum

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

    Horsing Around

    The Rocking S Ranch
    564 Glaize Orchard Rd., Winchester, VA 22603 • 540-678-8501
    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 •

    Hollywood Casino - At Charles Town Races, Thoroughbred Horse Racing
    580 East 5th Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438 304-725-7001

  • How To Find Us

    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
    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

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