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Inn At The Olde Silk Mill, Fredericksburg: 110 reviews and 17 photos
Most of the attendees of the VT meet stayed at the "Inn at the Old Silk Mill," situated on the edge of old, downtown Fredericksburg. This 80 year-old Inn with 30 rooms began life as one of the largest motor lodges of its time, hence the exterior length of the building. The current owners have renovated the property turning it into a gracious Victorian-style bed & breakfast inn filled with antiques and special pieces relating to Fredericksburg's Confederate history.
It was difficult to imagine that the graciously appointed, antique-filled lobby could ever have been part of a motor lodge. Its many comfortable pieces of furniture served as a gathering place for VT'ers before and after events. The grand staircase at the center of the lobby led us up to the lovely breakfast room where many of us began our day. Just off the lobby was a sitting room where coffee, tea, and shortbread cookies were always available for a late afternoon or evening snack.
Our room, named the "King Edward Room" was unbelievably large and was filled with antique-reproduction Victorian furniture. It came with a HIGH King bed, chairs, nightstands, TV, and small refrigerator. Lovely toile curtains, jewel-colored comforter and Oriental rugs made the room very cozy. The bathroom was equally large with beautiful sink, mirror and lighting with a good shower and tub.
I was slightly disappointed that the room did not have a desk, and no coffee or tea maker. However, as mentioned before, this was always available in the sitting room off the main lobby. Breakfast in the lovely second floor morning room consisted of muffins, bagels, English muffins, jam, fruit, coffee, and a few other items. It was enough to get you started, but usually Americans like more substantial breakfasts with hot items. (After the half hour or so it took to walk downtown, I was already getting hungry again as was my husband.)
The morning room was also filled with a large table, lovely antiques, an other items such as a bust of Robert E. Lee, and a case filled with antique china plates, etc. Although a little on the tight side, I really liked this room and most everyone was very congenial in the morning.
Unique Qualities: still constructing
Address: 1707 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401, United States
Comparison: more expensive than average
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