Norris House Inn

Last Friday, D. and I spent the night at the Norris House Inn in Leesburg, VA. After a long and trying week, I called the Norris House Inn around 5:30pm on Friday. Not only did they have a room available, but they were also running a winter special, 15% off double occupancy rates. Since we were coming in late after the innkeeper’s office closed, they left our keys in an envelope in a basket on by the front door. There was no trouble getting settled in whatsoever, and the house was warm and inviting.

We stayed in the Garden Room. It’s a cozy room decorated in pink, purple, and peach hues. It’s kind of like sleeping in a birthday cake (which, in my opinion, is not a bad thing).

Garden Room Chair

More pictures of the room are available here.

The innkeepers, Carol and Roger Healey, are a delight. I chatted with them at breakfast and discussed the possibility of holding our wedding at the Norris House Inn. They are putting the finishing touches on a new conservatory to hold breakfasts and teas, and they are currently installing a brand new whirlpool tub in the Norris Master Suite. Also, they are working with the Eiffel Tower Cafe across the street to create a ceremony and reception package for under $5000.
It is obvious that they have put a lot of heart into the upkeep, renovations, and details of this inn. A new version of their website is currently under construction; the current site does not do the inn justice.

Yes, I’m smitten with the inn. D. and I really want to spend the night in the Country Room soon. (It’s not decorated as rustically as it is in the picture on the website anymore.) We like the room because it’s tucked in the eaves at the top of the house.
The only reason why we wouldn’t book the inn for our wedding is because they can only accomodate 35 guests inside. We would like to have an outdoor wedding and invite 50 guests, but if it rained, we would be in a pickle. So, Norris House Inn is definitely in the running and on the leader board.