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Hillsborough B&B

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36847 Stony Point Rd, Hillsboro, VA 20132-2704
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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Hillsboro
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Hillsborough B&B is a rustic, log cabin country retreat located just outside of the historic town of Hillsboro, Virginia. A country-style cabin with all the amenities of home located in the heart of Virginia's wine region.Guests can rent a room/rooms
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Elizabeth B wrote a review Nov 2019
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I anticipated my stay at Hillsborough B&B to be comfortable & quiet. Tucked away in Virginia wine country, I had nothing but high hopes. Sadly though, my boyfriend & I were very disappointed with the accommodations & the lack of hospitality offered. We made plans for a weekend with another couple & chose, out of the 4 rooms available, The Pig Room & The Cow Room. It was advertised on their website that there would be a shared bathroom, which we had all agreed would be fine for one night. With taxes & fees, the total came to about $200 per room. The host/owner of the B&B emailed me a few days earlier with instructions on where to park and how to enter the home. We were instructed to enter by way of the back sliding door that was left unlocked. I didn't see this as being a big deal as we were out in the country, but if you like your belongings safe behind locked doors, this is something to consider. There did happen to be code locks on each room, but no instruction was ever given or even volunteered by the host on how they work. Upon entering, we were greeted by a lovely cabin-style interior. Lots of wood, perfectly what we imagined. We were also greeted by a chorus of loud dogs constantly barking behind one of the closed doors leading to the host/owner living quarters. When we located our rooms though, we were surprised to see that neither the Pig or the Cow rooms had ceilings & were open to the A-frame of the house, just as the common area was right next to us. This made a very lovely view, but any real privacy was impossible. We were even more surprised & shocked to see that the bathroom had no ceiling either. Visual privacy could be achieved but sound (and smell) could not. Our friends staying in the Cow room directly next to the bathroom said privacy was so lacking there might as well have not been any barrier between them & the facilities. I reviewed the website to see if this feature was mentioned but nothing on the website disclosed open rooms with no ceilings. When I addressed my dissatisfaction, after my stay, with the lack of privacy and how this wasn't disclosed on their website, the host responded with an excuse that many cabins have a "loft" style & mentioned it was "rustic". The tone of their response was presented in a way that I was to blame & should have known better about the design of the house. They went on further to assume & say that I didn't appreciate the style because it isn't for everyone, but maybe when booking my next trip "do not book a cabin style home". I wasn't expecting the Ritz, but for $200, I had expected to stay in something more than a wood paneled cubicle. The Pig room was adequate, seemingly clean, but upon further inspection, the air vent behind our door was very dusty and looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. One of the two lamps in our room didn't work, and the dresser was cluttered with flameless candles that also didn't work. Our towels were mis-matched, sloppily folded, & carelessly tossed on a bench on top of 4 pillows without pillow cases that looked like the host had been too lazy to put them away. Included with the towels was one single washcloth, even though there were of us were staying in the room, & a generic bar of full sized soap. When I addressed this with the host, they claimed "that's just how I do it, I just grab 2 clean towels and place one washcloth" because, they claimed, "that most people do not use 2 washcloths." It seemed presumptuous to me for the host to think that neither of us would prefer our own washcloths. I felt this was just another small way for them to cut corners & provide lazy, half-hearted hospitality. When we got in bed that evening, we realized the bed had not been properly made. There was no top sheet & no mattress cover between the memory foam topper & the fitted sheet we were laying on. When I later addressed my concern with the bed and hygiene, & about possibly sleeping in someone else's bodily residue, they claimed we were the only ones to have slept directly on the mattress. They had actually just washed the cover & it was drying, but because they were at work that day, they had not had an opportunity to put it back. While I hope their claims were true for sanitary reasons, It doesn't change the fact that the room was not properly prepared for us and what we paid for. The only thing offered to us were excuses because the host couldn't manage their time to prepare the room. I also noticed a very large & tasteless carving of initials on the headboard of the bed. This did absolutely nothing to maintain the value of this room & while I understand people will do what they will do, I don't appreciate paying $200 for a room with graffiti on the headboard. The left side of the bed was also lacking a side table which made it very awkward to have my alarm next to me. Furthermore, & while I do agree this is minor, the mattress had also not been rotated frequently enough & while it was soft, we tossed and turned to keep from sinking to the middle of the bed. When this was addressed to the host, the only thing offered were claims that "personally" they liked a hard mattress but that this was the softest one in the house & they had repeated guests request that room. In their defense, they previously noted that we may text them with any requests or needs & they would be happy to accomodate. However, it being very late, I not only didn't feel comfortable texting them, but didn't feel it was my job as a guest to need to request a clean room, adequate towels, and a properly made bed to sleep in. These are all things I expect from a room in which I paid $200 to stay in. The (shared, open ceiling) bathroom was clean enough, but there were no amenities aside from the generic bar of soap that was left in our room. I had to find a used candle amongst the half-empty bottles of lotion & loose tampons in the small dusty closet in the bathroom & hunt down a lighter in a random bedside drawer in the Pig room in case anyone needed to use the facilities for an extended period of time. We managed to get a little bit of rest, but when we awoke the next morning, it was raining pretty steadily. As we gathered our things in preparation to leave, I noticed the floor was sopping wet. I looked up and found two separate leaks in the ceiling. I set out a bowl & a pitcher found in the common area to catch the drips, but when I messaged the hosts with my concerns, they failed to respond with any apology, reason, or excuse for the leaking roof. Luckily, none of our personal belongings were damaged. At 8:30, the host brought up a breakfast casserole with sausage & tater tots and a plate of doughnuts. They were tasty enough, but on their B&B website, they mentioned the weekend hot breakfast as "A full hot breakfast made of all organically grown or fed meats, eggs, fruits and vegatables from the Zurschmeide Family Farm is included!". Our breakfast had no fruits or "vegatables" which made it difficult for the vegetarian in our party to enjoy. We had to instead go to another place for breakfast. I understand that they could have let the host know of dietary restrictions, but I have visited better-run establishments that offer breakfast who always make sure to check with guests about dietary restrictions. I think it would be wise of the hosts at Hillsborough B&B to add this to their list of improvements. All of the issues we ran into were addressed with the host directly & because of them I requested a refund. I was instead told that if I had read the email that was sent I would see that they don't give refunds. All of the issues were met with an attitude of 'I'm sorry you feel that way but..' and claims that they've been in business for 7 years & have returning guests & rave reviews & that I just didn't "appreciate" the accommodations. The Hillsborough B&B is a beautiful cabin, but highly inadequate & grossly overpriced for how the hosts are advertising & using it. The accommodations are not worth the cost & the hospitality is severely lacking. There are many other places close by that far surpass what these disappointing hosts & poor establishment have to offer, & for a much more reasonable price. I highly advise avoiding this place unless you have money to burn & extremely low standards.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: None are worth the money, especially not the pig or the cow room.
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Turner A wrote a review May 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania297 contributions53 helpful votes
If you are in the Northern Part of Virginia, the Hillsborough B&B is very nice! It's situated just outside of Hillsboro, VA, and has a great country vibe to it. This area of Virginia has rolling hills on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley & just down the road from the Appalachian Trail. Checkout 'Bear's Den Overlook'-Totally Worth it!! We were just amazed how many beautiful farms, Breweries, and Vineyards were right around the corner. It rained a good amount of the time we were in Loudoun County, but it didn't matter.....the Ale Trail called, so we said 'YES!'. There are plenty of shops in Purcellville, Hillsboro, Blue Mound, Leesburg, etc, etc....rain did not win! This B&B was very clean, easy to find, fairly priced and they answered all our questions about the area. We stayed in the master Suite with private bathroom! Outstanding! For a while we thought we went back in time with all the old Colonial Buildings that would pop up around the next corner. Kim and her crew had a nice breakfast the next morning and directed us to a couple of stops to hit as we left Virginia. Say Hello to Harper's Ferry! Go now do not wait, completely worth it! 15 minutes away. We recommend the Old 690, Belly Love, Jack's Run, and Dirt Farm to get you started on the Ale Trail.....We simply ran out of time, or we would have loved to see more. There are over 20+ Craft brewery locations. (Town, Farm, and over by Leesburg/Dulles) We had dinner at Magnolia's at the Mill that night. Very Solid! Recommend the Blood Sausage and the Bacon Wrapped Virginia Scallops! Don't let the Swamp Creep North or West....Go and support Loudoun County! Now!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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kauffy2017 wrote a review May 2017
Bethesda, Maryland4 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at Hillsborough B&B, renting all 4 rooms, for a Girls Weekend. Therefore, we had the 2 living areas and shared bathroom all to ourselves, like a house a rental. Kim, the Inn owner, was very accommodating to our group needs, and she provided a lot of area information in advance of stay such as recommendation of places to eat, wineries to visit, and local transportation. Kim was also prompt at responding to my many questions in advance of our trip, as well as with texts while we stayed at the Inn. The rooms were all lovely, clean, decorated nicely, with quality bedding.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be forewarned that 3 of the rooms share a bathroom. People renting just a Queen room should keep...
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Response from Kimberly Z, Owner at Hillsborough B&B
Responded 3 May 2017
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure. Hope to see you again
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Debbie L wrote a review Oct 2016
Osceola44 contributions26 helpful votes
We opted for the suite (with bathroom) for 2 nights. Kim promptly answered emails when booking and texts when ready to check in. She met us at the house when I notified her of our arrival time. Kim was so friendly.... making us feel very welcomed! We received a tour of the guest areas and she showed us our room. The house is newly remodeled and tastefully done in country chic. The suite is a bit small for a king sized bed, but we loved it's uniqueness!! The suite's bathroom is spacious and the tile shower very nice. I wish we would have had time to take in the beautifully landscaped backyard and pool/deck area. We were the only guests, so we took advantage of the whole living space allowed for guests. No tv...which we found relaxing! We made ourselves right at home to the beverages and food that were laid out in the common area. Breakfast was setup in the common area for us to grab whenever we felt like eating. What a variety...no one would go hungry.... all very good and nutritious!! We went to an excellent BBQ restaurant....twice! Stopped at a brewery and one of the many wineries in the area. All of them just a short trip from the house. Lots of historical sights to visit and beautiful countryside scenery to enjoy! We would definitely considering going back with friends and would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice, relaxing atmosphere!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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651DaveS wrote a review May 2015
Herndon, Virginia40 contributions8 helpful votes
I rented the suite for one night over the weekend for my girlfriend's birthday. Kim met us when I notified her of our arrival time. She was very friendly and showed us our room and common areas. The house is newly remodeled and tastefully done. The beautiful wood finishes smelled great! The room was rather small for a king sized bed, but the bathroom was spacious and the tile shower was very nice. The backyard area was what really made our night. The stone and tile work around the heated pool were incredible and we spent a few hours relaxing and winding down before bed. Breakfast was setup in the common area for us to grab whenever we felt like eating and it was awesome! Perfectly cooked bacon, eggs w/ ham, biscuits and blueberry muffins were all very good. We went to a couple different restaurants and winery's in the area and all of them were a short trip from the house. We are definitely considering going back with a few friends next time and would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice relaxing atmosphere.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Room Tip: The suite has it's own entrance to the backyard pool and sitting area
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillsborough B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Hillsborough B&B?
Nearby attractions include The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (6.9 km), Franklin Park (7.7 km), and Split Rock Overlook (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillsborough B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hillsborough B&B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hillsborough B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillsborough B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillsborough B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monk's BBQ, Magnolia's at the Mill, and Market Burger Fries & Shakes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hillsborough B&B?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hillsborough B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Hillsboro.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillsborough B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Point (13.7 km), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (13.2 km), and John Brown's Fort (13.6 km).