"My recent stay at Black Dog Farm was absolutely delightful...from being greeted by two sweet and gentle black labs upon my arrival to being awed by the beauty of the house and property.  My bedroom was small and cozy with an old stone fireplace and the most comfy bed and pillows ever, truly appreciated after many hours of driving.  In the morning, I opened the French doors in my room to relax on the expansive balcony overlooking lush fields with horses and goats grazing in the morning sun.  I loved the huge windows in the house, the beautiful stone fireplaces in every room, old wide board floors, the grand staircase that welcomed visitors and the narrow back staircase that led to my room, and the wall of French doors overlooking the patio and gardens in the kitchen/dining/sitting room.  Having driven through very historical areas over several days and reconnecting with the history of our country, my stay at the inn was a step into another time of open space and peaceful existence that we tend to forget about.  Thank you so very much, Kristen and Phil."  -Carol H.

We are proud to partner with Immortal Mountain Chocolates to offer locally made, handcrafted chocolate treats.  Specially made for Black Dog Farm Inn, our guests will find these chocolate delights in their room as part of our complimentary welcome package.  For more information on these chocolates, go to: https://www.etsy.com/shop/immortalmountain


Cool Weather Special! While it is certainly beautiful here in the spring and summer when everything is green and the gardens are blooming, Black Dog Farm Inn at Mt. Welby is also a magical place in the cooler months!  Imagine yourself sitting by the fire with a good book, sipping hot chocolate under a warm blanket, enjoying the peace and beauty of the Virginia countryside outside your window, from the comfort of your chair.  For the more adventurous, explore the great outdoors with a hike through the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, or a horseback ride through more than 4,000 acres of gentle hills and meadows at the neighboring Marriott Ranch*.  When you come back, we'll have freshly baked goodies and a tasty beverage waiting for you.


We are currently offering a cool weather special to entice you - 10% off our already reduced off-peak rates.  Stay in the spacious Louisa Room for just $157.50 (from $175) or the cozy Sophia Room for just $139.50 (from $155).  As usual, you will enjoy our 700 thread count sheets, cozy robes, complimentary bottle of wine, handcrafted chocolates and of course, a full, hot breakfast with your stay. And remember, all our guest rooms have working fireplaces...


Call us (540-364-1727) or email us (Kristen@mountwelby.com) today to book a weekend away.  This special runs from November 15, 2017 through February 15, 2018 (holidays excluded).  



*To book a trail ride at the neighboring Marriott Ranch, email jfrench@marriottranch.com; please mention Black Dog Farm Inn when you schedule your ride.  


We have three unique guest rooms available.  All rooms are furnished with beautiful antiques and reproductions, and include a complimentary bottle of local wine, handcrafted chocolates, stocked mini-bar and a hot breakfast. 


May - October

Louisa Room, two queen beds: $195/night (based on double occupancy)

Sophia Room, one queen bed: $175/night

Welby Suite, one king bed: $245/night (Available 2018)


November - April:

Louisa Room: $175/night (based on double occupancy)

Sophia Room: $155/night

Welby Suite: $225/night (Available 2018)


*The Louisa and Sophia rooms share a bathroom.  If only one of these guest rooms is booked, you will have the bathroom to yourself; if both rooms are booked, you will be sharing with the other guests.  We will let you know in advance whether you will have a shared or private bath.


Reservations will be held pending receipt of $150 deposit.  Call or email to inquire about rates for special events, packages, and groups.


  • Reservations cancelled with more than 14 days notice will receive a full refund, less a 3-5% credit processing fee if paid by credit card.
  • Reservations cancelled with less than 14 days notice are subject to forfeiture of all advance payments unless rooms can be re-rented.
  • Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated in the guest rooms (see below for horse accommodations).
  • Black Dog Farm Inn accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.
  • Check-in is from 3:00 to 6:00pm.  (Early/late check-in can be arranged in advance; early check-in may incur a fee.)
  • Check-out is by 11am (late check-out can be arranged but will incur a $25 additional charge).
  • Posted rates are based on double occupancy.  A $25 charge will be added for each additional guest.
  • Holiday weeks/weekends may be slightly higher.
  • Until confirmed, rates may be subject to change.


Additional Rate Information

Holiday weeks/weekends may be slightly higher. 
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Horse Accommodations

Black Dog Farm Inn has stabling available for travelers with horses for an additional $50/night.  This includes a 12' x 14' stall in our center aisle barn and quality hay.  Please email Kristen for more information about equine accommodations at kristen@mountwelby.com


Smoking is not permitted anywhere except outdoor patio areas.

Must Love Dogs

Our two black lab/border collie mix dogs live with us at the Inn.  If you are allergic or otherwise do not care for dogs, we urge you to consider other places to stay.


There is a $150 refundable deposit required to hold a guest room.

We accept all major credit cards.


Weddings and special events generally require a deposit of $500-$1,000 depending on the size and nature of the event.