I was blessed to stay in the Comfrey Cottage, which has a queen bed, antique sink, private bath, bookcase, and private porch in back. I found Belle Meade to be a peaceful getaway, and among one of my favorite establishments from my travels. Not only was it cathartic and private, but the slow relaxed pace of the farm seemed to come over me and it gave me the chance to slow down for a day so as to catch my breath and to simply enjoy the onsite amenities. After a busy two years of raising my first child and running a thriving herbalism business, all the while enduring a confusing pandemic that was scary at times, it was just what I needed. Comfrey Cottage treated me well, as I slept like a baby in the comfortable bed, enjoying a quiet night with no disturbances, as well as perhaps the best water pressure ever in the shower, to a thoroughly enjoyable time watching the sun set over the mountains from the private deck.
The innkeepers and owners, Susan and Mike, were lovely and kind hosts who were enjoyable to talk with, knowledgeable, and passionate about their lifestyle, who I found rather inspiring. They live a life many dream of but few have the opportunity to do, and they surely make the most of it. Every morning, they provided a delicious breakfast in the main house. The first morning, local sausage patties were served with waffles and fruit. The local sausage was stellar! The second morning, I was served an omelet with sausage, kale, mushrooms and potato and my, oh my, it was so good. I am still dreaming of another bite. Nearby Sperryville offered some culinary treats and fantastic dining, and the area has a lot of nature-inspired drives well worth experiencing, and if you want to use Belle Meade as your jumping off point for Shenandoah, it's a short 20 minute drive to the entrance.
Learn more about Belle Meade B&B at www.BelleMeade.net