Richard Johnston Inn

Address: 711 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401-5903, United States | B&B
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Richard Johnston Inn Fredericksburg

          A Great Getaway


          My husband and I just returned from a weekend getaway at this lovely historic inn. We stayed in the Loft where we had lots of room in our downstairs livingroom and a wonderfully comfortable king sized bed upstairs in the loft. Bonnie's breakfasts were absolutely delicious (especially her apple sausage balls) and beautifully presented in the 18th century dining room with lace table cloth and fine china. Sam and Scooter welcomed us and made us feel like we were home. Bonnie and Laura were very helpful giving us dining and touring ideas. Fresh baked cookies, candies and brandy were always available. Bonnie saw to it that we always had wine glasses when we were ready to toast the start of each evening. Before leaving, we enjoyed a tour of the inn. All the rooms are beautifully decorated and well taken care of. We enjoyed our stay and will return to the inn when we are ready for another weekend getaway in Fredericksburg.

          The Next Best Thing to Home


          We have just returned from a relaxing, heart warming stay at the Richard Johnston Inn. We were there to celebrate a family wedding and really felt at home in this B&B. As soon as you enter the Inn you will be so impressed. The common areas and beautiful rooms are warm and inviting, the boys "sam and scooter" will greet you with wagging tails; and of course Bonnie, the Inn Keeper will welcome you with a friendly smile and a warm hello.

          Each morning you will dine with fine china and crystal and have plenty of choices of homemade breakfast treats. Bonnie is ready and willing to assist you with any need you may have, and the jar of chocolate chip cookies is always full. You will not be disappointed with the Inn and I am certain you will return often.

          Wonderful Hospitality


          The Inn was everything I hoped it would be. It was charming and relaxing, only matched by the hospitality of the inn keeper Bonnie.

          One of the top B&B's I've ever visited . . .


          My hats off to the Richard Johnston Inn and the Inn Keeper, Bonnie. This B&B is one of Fredricksburg's best kept secrets! Located in the heart of the city on the most charming brick lined street, I found myself wandering around for hours happy to return to the Inn! The rooms are large and tastefully decorated and you feel so comfortable in the Library that you just want to put your feet up and rest through the afternoon.

          Every morning a wonder breakfast is prepared and presented beautifully in the formal dining room where the table is set with linen, lace and fine china.

          Two heart-warming dogs greet you at the door and instantly become your best friend! The staff is always willing to assist you and the chocolate cookies in the large jar on the dining room side table are to die for!

          I will return again and again . . .

          Julie Carroll

          An 18th century jewel


          A stone's throw from most of the town's major attractions, two blocks from Augustine's restaurant, 5 mins walking from the train station, RJI is an ideal location for the train commuter with little time to spare in Fredericksburg. It offers a jewel of an 18th century setting, filled to the brim with furniture, Americana, and is ideal for that romantic getaway. Top quality sheets, bathroom accessories (including luxury bathrobes), hairdryer, wardrobe etc have been carefully chosen to make it a very relaxing end of the evening experience. Nice to stay somewhere that captured the spirit of Fredericksburg.

          RJI is not set up for business traveller, but it's not sensible to expect that when one is staying in an 18th century inn built by someone who signed the Declaration of Independence, so come with the attitude that this is an experience to be enjoyed and appreciated and you won't be disappointed.

          Breakfast (which I did not realize was included in the price) was an unexpected pleasure (great fresh fruit compotes, fresh baked breads, etc) so was the delightful host who clearly was born to enjoy sharing her hospitable inn with travellers. If you like to find different ways to experience top quality accommodation (ie not just the 5 star luxury hotels) and understand you must respect an 18th century setting, this is the place for you. Ps The Inn is canine friendly so don't be put off by the scottie dogs.

          Enjoyed Our Visit


          My husband and I stayed at the Richard Johnston for one evening and had a very nice, relaxing stay. Our room & bathroom were decorated very nicely, and everything was perfectly clean. We enjoyed the in-room information on the history of the inn including the ghosts! We felt that the inn keeper was a little unfriendly over the telephone and when we first arrived, however, by the next morning at breakfast she was very friendly. Our breakfast was wonderful, we will certainly visit the Inn again soon.



          Stayed one night and had a great time. Earlier posts I read questioned the friendliness of the innkeeper. My wife and I found everyone VERY accomodating. The rooms are great, our breakfast was awesome, and the location is the best in the entire city.

          No better place to stay!!!


          I was fortunate to find this wonderful place to stay in Fredericksburg last year. I have been returning to the Inn every week since and would not think of staying anywhere else!!!The rooms are always perfectly decorated especially at Christmas with a theme tree in every room. Bonnie the Inn keeper has always made me feel welcome and attended to my every need or want. I know that she or a representative is on premises 24 hours a day to handle any problems that may arise.It's the personal touch that makes the difference and the Richard Johnston far exceeds this standard.

          Hospitality at it's finest!


          The accomodations were exquisite. Our breakfast of waffles and homemade apple sausage was delicious. We spent our anniversary weekend at the Inn. The keeper went out of her way to pick up a cake for us since we would be arriving too late to pick it up ourselves. We plan to go back for our next anniversary.

          BEAUTIFUL ROOM - bad attitude


          Our room was gorgeous, and the furnishings were fantastic. It's right in the middle of old town too, so the location is VERY convenient.

          Unfortunately, the innkeeper Bonnie was very condescending to us and just her attitude would stop us from ever visiting there again.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Richard Johnston Inn Fredericksburg

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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