Our final stop was at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring. The inn actually consists of a Manor House, and three nineteenth-century family dwellings collected around a huge limestone spring. When The Washington Post called it "spectacular" and "one of the most romantic country inns in the region, they weren't wrong. After being greeted by our hosts, we felt more like we were staying with friends. We visited for a while, and they showed us up to the Jones room of the Manor House, the finest that the inn had to offer.
The room was exquisite, and the extra-large bathroom had a jacuzzi tub. After getting settled in, we went back downstairs and sat out on the front porch. The night was so dark that you could see every little star in the sky - it was a stunning view of the heavens. We loved being out there, soaking in the country air, until we finally had to make ourselves go upstairs and turn in.
Breakfast was a three course country meal, served in the dining room of the Manor House. After we ate and packed up the car, Tami got on the phone to check our our arrangements for the final leg of the trip. This photo shows one of the downstairs sitting areas.
Before leaving, we couldn't resist walking around the grounds. A family of geese were swimming lazily around this pond, and just below the waterfall we fed a few rainbow trout that were hanging out there. This was a relaxing, country inn that we hated to leave. We were extremely fortunate that all three of our B&B's on this trip were outstanding, and were all extremely unique.


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