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Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is one of many B&B's we have enjoyed! We met good people at breakfast and even shared a wine tasting with them by chance. That was one of the best parts of our stay sharing conversation and meeting the other house guests over a wonderful meal Ann prepares and presents like a master chef. Phil facilitated the ice breakers with quotes of the day. You won't be more welcome and with a clean comfortable place to relax and unwind!

Room Tip: The Magnolia sitting area was a wonderful place to relaxe and enjoy the sun. The fireplace added the perfect Valentine romance!
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jana C
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

This was an immaculately kept home. We had good wireless internet and warming gas fireplaces in both rooms. Nicely decorated with beautiful antiques. Very nice hosts and good breakfast. My only complaint was just the "stuff" all over--dried and fake arrangements, and too many collections covering walls and tables. This would especially be a nice place for a family gathering, wedding or group of friends traveling, and there's a beautiful garden/yard.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank TJGB1418
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Forget the hotels and other B&Bs and stay at the Federal Crest Inn. You will find this B&B to be charming, cozy, spacious, and with a breakfast that is amazing. And very reasonably priced.

The Inn is located in the old,turn of the century wealthy section of Lynchburg at the top of the 7 Hills (Lynchburg is the City of 7 Hills literally) and only 5 minutes from downtown. It makes me think of the robber baron years when steel and rail roads were king. Built around 1905 this Federal style mansion exudes wealth and features a spacious first floor foyer and 2nd floor foyer where all the bedrooms are located . The importance of the large 2nd floor foyer is that it provides separation from the other bedrooms providing privacy and a very quiet environment. The owners clearly put a lot of love and care into their B&B and a fabulous stay for their guests is clearly very important to them. Getting to the Inn is easy and there is plenty of parking. Refrigerators are in every room so bring your favorite beverages and snacks. Walking to downtown is possible but bear in mind it is all downhill there and all uphill back. Plenty of parking downtown so I would just drive. Breakfast is awesome. Just be sure to coordinate time with owner Anne Ripley the night before.

My son was getting married so we actually rented the whole place for the weekend for family and also as a place for the Groomsmen to get dressed and hangout before heading to the church. It was perfect. But this could also serve as a wedding or rehersal dinner venue as well.

Thanks to the owners Anne and Phil Ripley for a perfect weekend and very unique and enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Magnolia room and loved it. Elegant with a separate sitting area.
  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Tony0146484
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

The well preserved Federal style house was built in the early 20th century and maintains its stately and gracious elegance. Anne Ripley is a warm hostess with a great decorative talent. Phil Ripley is also a gracious host and articulate booster of Lynchburg. We only stayed one night but really enjoyed the decor and the hosts. Breakfast was beautifully presented (fresh flowers on the plate!) and delicious.

Room Tip: The Dogwood Room had a very comfortable bed!
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mswunion1976
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

This Inn was the largest of 5 we visited during our week-long road trip. The breakfast was by far the best - delicious eggs benedict and we were asked if we wanted one egg or two, and how we wanted it cooked. A beautiful spray of flowers on the yogurt and fruit tray was a nice touch. Substitute innkeepers did a great job of making of us feel welcome and were there whenever we needed them but not intrusive during breakfast which was served on gorgeous gold-rimmed china and sterling flatware.

The Inn is Federal and furnished in a Victorian style. The front porch is inviting and flower pots and beds well maintained. We found it to be very clean. Parking is a bit dicey in their side area, but is better than on the street.

I thoroughly enjoyed the architecture in the historic areas of Lynchburg. Many fixer uppers mixed with completed renovations or renovations in progress.

Room Tip: We liked the fact that the Dogwood Room had a double sink.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TruHoo
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