Nestled on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Washington -- referred to lovingly as Little Washington -- is a historic storybook setting for any season with the same five-block by two-block grid it had when George Washington surveyed and laid it out over 250 years ago.
Within this quaint town, internationally-renowned for its out-of-this-world dining experience and eccentric design, The Inn at Little Washington provides a truly memorable experience with the only three-Michelin starred restaurant in the Washington DC area, and the longest tenured Forbes 5 Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant in the world. No detail was overlooked in the 23-guestroom Relais & Châteaux property, where each guest room was individually designed by famous London-based set designer Joyce Conway Evans. The 23 guestrooms are offered in The Inn's main building as well as converted houses surrounding, making the property feel like a film set. Each room, suite and house is an enchanting celebration of color, opulence, and tranquility, some of which are named in honor of culinary pioneers whose careers have intersected with the Inn at Little Washington and inspire Chef Patrick O’Connell today, such as Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Alice Waters and Daniel Boulud. The rooms evoke the energy of a lavish French chateau or a charming English country house, most of which boast working fireplaces where guests can cozy up during the winter months. Dining at The Inn at Little Washington becomes a lifelong memory -- a favorite destination among dignitaries and fellow culinary luminaries -- with its three-Michelin-starred dinner executed to Broadway proportions, and even afternoon tea in the Conservatory under the shade of Balinese umbrellas, which features hand-blended teas -- such as Patrick's Blend, created for the 30th Anniversary of The Inn at Little Washington -- some of which can be purchased from the online shop.
Relais & Chateaux
The only three-Michelin starred restaurant in the Washington DC area
AAA 5 Diamond Award, Forbes 5 Star Award
Food & Wine, Romantic Getaway
Washington National Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA)
1 hour 22 minutes drive