Virginia’s Foodie Haven: The Inn at Little Washington

In the true spirit of 2020, I am embracing destinations in my own backyard.  I’ve lived in beautiful Virginia at the beach, city, and mountains so I can truly say each piece of Virginia offers something unique to be discovered.  Something near and dear to my heart, food.

As a foodie, I fully embrace a travel experience with food being the core of the trip.  That is what The Inn at Little Washington has created, a foodie haven in Little Washington, Virginia.


  • 90 minutes from Washington D.C
  • 90 minutes from Fredericksburg
  • 2 hours from Charlottesville

Each room is unique and takes a likeness to what I imagine the inside of a jewel box would look like, in Versailles.

Best for: History buffs, romantic weekends, and those looking to relax and unplug 

Book your stay through Melted&Moved and receive perks:

23 bedrooms and suites. From queen/king bedrooms to two story suites with balconies and garden views. 

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two guests
  • $100 USD credit at the Tavern Shops
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Main Attraction

And for the main attraction, dinner at the Inn’s three-star Michelin rated restaurant.  Luckily, those staying at the Inn are guaranteed a seat whereas other guests may have to make reservations months in advance.  Patrick O’Connell, the self-taught chef at The Inn has been doing farm-to-table dining with a french twist way before it was trendy. 30 tables provide an intimate experience and a whimsical setting.  The restaurant is uniquely decorated in each room, for example, the living room is theatrically decorated for an afternoon cocktail. With a six or ten-course tasting menu, you are in for an experience.  Most notably in my opinion is the ‘cheese wiz’ who will provide table service as the resident cheese specialist.

Featured in Forbes Travel Guide and maintaining its notoriety as the only three-star Michelin rated restaurant in Virginia. La Liste, the French-based guide to the world’s best restaurants, ranked The Inn #6 in the world.

Where to Adventure

The town embodies quaint, plantation-style buildings perfect for an afternoon antiquing or wine tasting.  Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, fly-fishing, or hot air ballooning.  You can always add to your busy schedule of afternoon high-tea (included in your stay.)


Luray Caverns

Montpelier Estate


The Smithsonian Institution


William’s Orchard, fall and winter apples

Roy’s Orchard, herbs, tomatoes, asparagus and fresh fruits

Moore’s Orchard, apples, peaches and plums

Lee’s Orchard , apples, apple butter and pumpkins

After living in the BlueRidge Mountains, some of my favorite hikes that you can find along Skyline Drive, are listed below. And only 12 miles from The Inn, you will find 75 scenic overlooks, to stop for a picnic or view along the way.

Beginner: White Oak Canyon or Little Stony Man

Intermediate: Old Rag Mountain

Advanced Trail: Mt. Marshall Trail



Gadino Cellars

Gray Ghost 

The Winery at La Grange

Linden Vineyards

Narmada Winery 

Pearmund Cellars

Rappahannock Cellars

What’s your favorite East Coast destination? Are you ready to take a historic, theatrical, foodie journey?  Contact me for a complimentary discover call to discuss how we can co-create a travel experience with lasting impact.

Let’s Talk Travel

Love, Kate