We are thrilled to have been named a TripAdvisor 2020 Travelers' Choice Award Winner, placing us in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.  Thank you to all our fabulous guests whose reviews have put us in this elite category!

COVID-19 Note: Yes, we are open!  In addition to continuing to uphold our own high standards for cleanliness & guest safety, we have made a few changes to our operation.  We will only host two sets of guests at any given time, and will not offer the Louisa or Sophia with shared bath, except to small groups traveling together who request it.  Hand sanitizer is available in all rooms & throughout the house. We are allowing 24 hours between bookings.  We are also offering two tables in our dining room, so each set of guests will have their own table.  These changes have been implemented out of an abundance of caution and respect for our guests.  Absolutely no gatherings or events will be permitted.

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*Call 540-364-1727, or

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Give the gift of a safe, memorable getaway to a friend, loved one, or even yourself!  Gift certificates are available in flat amounts of $150, $200, $250 or $500, or you can purchase an entire stay by selecting the specific room you like. Go to Black Dog Farm Inn Gift Cards to purchase your gift through our secure store.


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 fascinating place in American history. The Historic Mount Welby is right in the heart of it, in the stunning Shenandoah mountain region.  Come visit this beautiful property in the heart of Virginia Wine Country just sixty miles from Washington DC.

Step back in time while staying at this charming bed & breakfast. The property was established in the early 1800's and the home 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 and goats, 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, old stone walls, and historic buildings, it feels a world 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

 Historic home built circa 1823
 23-Acre estate / horse farm
 1/2 mile to Marriott Ranch Trail Barn
 2 miles to Appalachian Trail
 Minutes to several vineyards/wineries
 60 Miles to Washington, DC
 Outside patio & jacuzzi