Foster Harris House

Address: 189 Main Street, Washington, Virginia, 22747, United States | B&B
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This B&B, located on 189 Main Street, Washington, is near Big Devils Stairs Overlook and Piney River Falls.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Foster Harris House Washington



    The experience was very nice. . . . casual, very clean, very courtious, very helpful with reservations, dining, locations to see, and directions. Will surely return to enjoy the area and Foster Harris.

    A Fantastic B&B!


    We had a wonderful experience at the Foster-Harris house. All of the bedrooms and common rooms were beautiful. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic. The owners were extremely accomodating and made the experience even more enjoyable. It was one of the best B&B experiences we've ever had.

    Staying in Washington? Stay at the Foster-Harris House B&B!


    We stayed, along with 8 of our friends, at the wonderful Foster-Harris House in December 2004. The B&B was beautifully decorated in the spirit of the holiday season, and each room was tastefully well-appointed. We personally stayed in "The Compton" room, and we thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable mahogany bed, the "rainfall" shower, and all of the other luxurious accomodations.

    Our hosts, John & Diane MacPherson, were very friendly, approachable, and provided helpful advice to make our stay in the Washington area exceptionally memorable. In addition, John's gourmet breakfast (particularly the yummy 'Paradise Bacon') gave The Inn at Little Washington's food a run for its money.

    It is clear that the owners understand the true meaning of "customer service" - all of the details were thought through for us. We were tasked simply with enjoying our stay, which we certainly did. We look forward to a return visit soon.

    Foster Harris House is perfect!


    I agree with all the excellent reviews of the Foster Harris House. We stayed Dec 16, 2004. My family took three rooms and we spent a lot of time "oh-ing" and "ah-ing"! Diane and John were the perfect hosts, very helpful, but not overbearing. Breakfast is amazing. John rivals the Inn at Little Washington. Save room for it. I especially loved the coffee service on the second floor in the am. Some of the views from the rooms are spectacular. Thank-you for making my birthday so perfect. We will be back.

    Don't Miss the Foster-Harris House!


    This is a wonderful bed and breakfast. My husband and I visited Washington, Virginia on Halloween weekend and the Foster-Harris House made the weekend very special. John and Diane were great hosts and the food was fantastic. It's not only the Inn at Little Washington that makes Washington, Virginia so great! Don't miss this great B&B.

    What an easy retreat from the hustle of life...


    I was on the hunt to provide a surprise birthday celebration for my significant other and found this wonderful B&B in Washington, VA. I called and inquired about making the weekend special, and was assured that all would be well. I was thrilled with the attention we received which included a wonderful room and private bath, fantastic home cooked gourmet breakfast, help with reservations at The Inn (including a couple of special birthday surprises at dinner just for my better half!), and a real personal touch interacting with our hosts, John and Diane. Beyond the stay at the Foster Harris House, the area is ripe with winery tour options, antique-ing, access to Skyline Drive, and plenty of "do nothing but enjoy some quiet time" as well. We liked the stay so much, that we have booked a return visit already! Well worth the stay!

    The best kept secret as an alternative to the Inn at Little Washington


    The best kept secret to an alternative to the Inn at Little Washington is the Foster Harris House bed and breakfast. (two blocks from the Inn)

    One will experience total perfection beginning with the care and attention to every detail in an atmosphere of "coming home". The breakfasts , lovingly prepared by John, rival the dinner at the Inn.

    Sitting in the living room or kitchen over wine and cheese makes getting dressed for dinner at the Inn or other wonderful spots mear the Town a very slow process..

    The owners John and Diane MacPherson are delightful and such hard workers.

    I know about locations and accomodations being a travel consultant for over 30 years.

    Wow, wow, wow


    They were only open 6 weeks when my boyfriend and I stayed. A suprise weekend for my birthday. John and Diane had every little detail nailed down and ran a smooth ship. Their hospitality and friendliness made us both feel as if we were visiting family. The food was sublime - John is quite the master in the kitchen!!! We were sorry our weekend seemed to end so soon but we already have plans to go back in January for a long weekend. Don't miss the Foster Harris House. Compared to other B&B's in the area...well...there is no comparison. Ann C. & Tommy D.

    Where a night in tops a night out on the town!


    We're new to Bed & Breakfast Inns so expected only clean and comfortable. Well, the Foster Harris House is so much more than that and everything we could ask for in finding a "Home away from Home."

    We wanted to stay as if it were our final destination and not just a stayover as we travelled. I highly recommend it. We will make a point of mapping out our next trip so as to include it on our route.

    The Daleys (Thanksgiving, 2004)

    A charming B&B with wonderful hosts!


    After a magical dinner at the world-famous Inn at Little Washington, we checked in to the 100 year old Foster Harris House a few blocks down Main Street. This "country Victorian" B&B is charming, extremely comfortable, and serves a delicious full breakfast. The new owners, Diane & John (the chef) MacPherson are exceptionally pleasant without being intrusive. We stayed in "The Suite" which consists of a very comfy bedroom, a well-equipped bath, and a small but cozy sitting room with a magnificent view of the Blue Ridge mountains. There are many little touches that make this B&B special including a morning coffee station on the 2nd floor for those of us who have to have their first cup even before getting dressed! After our sumptuous dinner at the Inn, we didn't think we could possibly eat any breakfast but John's four-course gourmet meal was wonderful and we ate it all! We will definitely return here!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Foster Harris House Washington

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