Mount Welby is currently undergoing some exciting upgrades and renovations, transitioning from a vacation rental to a country inn and working farm.  Starting September 1st, rooms will be available for couples or small families, as well as spaces for corporate/team retreats.  Please check out our updated rates and make your reservations for Fall/Winter 2016!

 

 

Welcome to Black Dog Farm Inn at Mount Welby, an Historic Country Home

Virginia is cherished for its sweeping and beautiful geography, Atlantic beaches, the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as its fantastic and important history. The Historic Mount Welby is in the heart of it all, in the stunning Shenandoah mountain region.  Come and visit this beautiful country estate in the heart of Virginia Wine Country just sixty miles from Washington DC.

Step back in time while staying at our lovely country estate. This home was built in 1823 and underwent a full restoration in 2004, keeping the charm of the original wood-and-stone home but updating it with modern amenities such as the gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi and barbeque, and undoing the damage of nearly two-hundred years of wear. The lovely white country home is perfectly situated on top of a small hill, offering spectacular views in every direction.

This three-story home has the charm and grandeur of a country estate and the comforts of a boutique hotel.  There are six fireplaces, a large great room, formal dining room/retreat space, gourmet kitchen, study, several porches/balconies, hot tub, and plenty of outdoor patio space.  Artfully restored, the home still has its original wood floors, high ceilings, stunning moulding detail, and stonework.

 

Though the house is impressive, it is the grounds you will fall in love with. The 23 acre estate includes manicured gardens, expansive patios, stables and pastures, several ponds, a babbling brook, shade trees, and panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and the historic Skyline Drive.  Visit our horses, go for a trail ride at the neighboring Marriott Ranch, visit local wineries, bring your hiking boots and hit the Appalachian Trail, or just relax on the patio or next to the fire with a good book.  It is a great place to relax or play.

Mount Welby is just sixty miles west of Washington, DC and its surrounding suburbs – close enough to commute – but with its pristine forests and old buildings, it feels a million miles away.  Located in the heart of Virginia's Wine Country with eight vineyards within five miles of the property, Mount Welby is a great place to use as a home base while visiting the surrounding area.

Key Features

 Sleeps up to 5
 Historic Home Built in 1823
 23-Acre Estate / horse farm
 Mountain Views
 Meadows and Ponds
 Babbling Brook
 Minutes to Quaint Towns
 60 Miles to Washington, DC
 70 Miles to Charlottesville, Virginia
 Outside Patio & Jacuzzi
 Terrace