The Widow Kip's Country Inn

355 Orchard Drive, Mt. Jackson, Virginia 22842
Innkeeper(s): Betty & Bob Luse
  • Introduction

    Widow Kip's Country Inn, front view Betty and Bob Luse are your hosts, and they welcome you to their 1830 restored Victorian homestead. The Widow Kip's Country Inn is nestled on 7 rural acres that offer a birds-eye view of the Shenandoah River - just 50 yards away - in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Many splendors of the Shenandoah Valley, George Washington - Jefferson National Forest and the Massanutten Mountains are within minutes of this serene hideaway.

    There are five guest rooms in the main house, where you will discover exquisite antiques throughout the interior. The appealing decorations capture the Victorian era. All bedrooms have original fireplaces and private baths. Children and pets are welcome in our two restored cottages that create a charming Williamsburg style courtyard by the house.

    The friendly family style breakfast includes juice, fresh fruit, homemade cakes and syrups with entree including breakfast meats, stuffed French toast, apple crisp pancakes, and more.

    Our in-ground pool, nearby horseback-riding, golf, skiing, hiking, fishing, caverns, canoeing, hot air ballooning, Civil War battlefields and museums, Meems Bottom Covered Bridge and wineries, give you all the amenities of a Four Seasons Bed and Breakfast.

    Gift Certificates available for all special occasions.

    Widow Kip's Country Inn, dining tableWidow Kip's Country In, desk

  • 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 Bob and Betty Luse for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    To see all the wonderful tourist attractions and sights in the Shenandoah Valley. Some are traveling through and others stay for a night or more.

    What are you best known for?

    Our hospitality and helping guests plan their stay in the valley.

    What makes your inn unique?

    1830 Victorian Gem, Antique furnishings, swimming pool.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Our guests.

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

    Visit the caverns, the wineries, to hike and visit the Civil War Sites and Route 11 Potato Chip Factory in Mt. Jackson, VA.

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

    "You have set a standard of professional excellence, we will be back".

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The beauty of the mountains that surround us.

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

    Go to the Shenandoah National Park for hiking, luncheon, dinner, horseback riding, golf.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Town Museum, Library and the Old Soldiers Cemetery and the Union Church that was used as a hospital during the Civil War - antique shops, country store and three churches.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Sal's Italian Bistro – Italian Bluestone Inn for great steaks and seafood.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Shenandoah Valley Travel Association SVTA - Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    5 rooms in the main inn and 2 courtyard cottages - one is an efficiency cottage - we take children in the cottages.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, we do accept pets in our cottages.

  • Shenandoah Valley Area Attractions

    Widow Kip's Country Inn,  fireplaceThe Widow Kip's Country Inn is the perfect jumping-off place for all the Shenandoah has to offer: caverns, hiking, canoeing, antiquing, battlefields, golf, skiing, horseback riding and fishing on the property, as well as five fine restaurants in the area.

    Air Rides

    • WWII Fighter Rides - Winchester, VA

    Canoeing, Tubing & Rafting

    • Shenandoah River Outfitters - Luray , VA


    • Endless Caverns - New Market, VA
    • Luray Caverns - Luray, VA
    • Shenandoah Caverns - Shenandoah Caverns, VA

    Civil War

    • Hall of Valor Civil War Museum - New Market, VA
    • New Market Battlefield Historical Park - New Market , VA


    • Museum of American Cavalry - New Market, VA
    • Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum - Chantilly, VA

    Recreation & TourismWidow Kip's Country Inn, pool

    • Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Orkney Springs, VA


    • North Mountain Vineyard and Winery - Maurertown, VA
    • Rappahannock Cellars - Huntly, VA
    • Crooked Run Vineyard
    • Cave Ridge Vineyard
    • Wolf Gap Vineyard
  • How to Find Us

    1. From I-81 take Mt. Jackson Exit 273 East to Rt. 11 South
    2. Go 1.3 miles, then right onto Rt. 263 and then 2nd left, after overpass, onto Rt. 698
    3. The Widow Kip's is the second house on the left
    4. Entrance on Mill Creek Lane