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The Inn at Willow Grove: Historical Americana in Virginia Wine Country

The Inn at Willow Grove: Historical Americana in Virginia Wine Country

It’s no wonder why Virginia claims the motto Virginia Is For Lovers. As you drive through central Virginia through lush forests and fields, it’s hard not to fall in love with this region. The sound of fountains and birdsong filled my ears as I stepped out of the car. The gardens were just entering the first stage of spring growth. The inn’s bushes and trees were green and alive with new foliage. I ascended the grand staircase to the second floor where the reception area awaits arriving guests, and just knew this was going to be great. The Inn at Willow Grove’s new life began in 2008 when David and Charlene Scibal were on the way to pick up groceries and saw the for sale sign outside Willow Grove Plantation. 24 hours later, the 1770’s-era home was theirs, ushering in a new life for the historic estate. After a massive two year restoration, this Southern Belle has been showing off charm and comfort to those lucky enough to find this blissful corner of paradise. Photo Credit: The Inn at Willow Grove   Enter through the inn’s front doors where guests gaze upon authentic southern charm in the decor. To the right is a lounge area, perfect for taking a cup of tea (or perhaps a glass of the area’s famous wine) and a book to. On the left is a piano parlor with ample seating near the fireplace. For room choices, select from four standard luxury rooms, five suites, or one of five deluxe suites. Photo Credit: Kurt Jacobson   If your room isn’t ready upon arrival, Michelle at reception will help plan...
The Inn at Willow Grove will expand accommodations and add destination spa

The Inn at Willow Grove will expand accommodations and add destination spa

Nestled on 40 acres of rolling hills, framed by views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is The Inn at Willow Grove, an award-winning, luxury retreat which opened in 2010. The property, located in the heart of Virginia wine, horse, and Civil War country, 90 minutes from D.C., will unveil a $2 million expansion in September 2017. The expansion will increase the number of rooms, suites and private cottages from 14 to 25. The Inn is also the recent recipient of two Four-Star awards from Forbes Travel Guide for its accommodations and exceptional restaurant and pub, Vintage. In addition to the new guest rooms, The Inn at Willow Grove will be adding a 3,000 square-foot destination spa in August 2017 that will pamper guests in four treatment rooms. An array of body, facial and massage treatments will grace the spa menu. The two-story facility will also include a fitness center, deluxe locker rooms and a heated outdoor pool. This will be the first destination spa in this region of Virginia. “We are incredibly thrilled to unveil the expansion this summer and look forward to welcoming and hosting more guests at the Inn,” said David Scibal, who along with wife Charlene Scibal, owns the family-run property. Continued David Scibal: “We are grateful for our loyal guests who have shared word-of-mouth to the extent that we now need more rooms to meet the high demand for bookings. Our guests also shared with us how nice it would be to enjoy spa treatments, so we thought ‘heck, let’s build a gorgeous, state-of-the-art destination spa.’ We will enjoy having the spa as an extra...
Willow Grove breaks ground on expansion project

Willow Grove breaks ground on expansion project

Willow Grove breaks ground Willow trees are renowned for their flexibility and regenerative properties and are culturally and symbolically associated with renewal, growth and vitality. So too, is the 18th century local boutique hotel that bears its name. and operated by David and Charlene Scibal. The Scibals purchased Willow Grove in 2008 and after substantial renovation, reclamation and augmentation, reopened it in 2010 as a boutique hotel. David Scibal said the current expansion project initially began four years ago when they discovered a 1980s-era special use permit obtained by former owner Angela Malloy allowing an additional 10 rooms on-site for a maximum of 25. Initial plans for a “mega” spa facility were scuttled in favor of a 3,000-square foot spa and fitness facility with an outdoor pool and two new guest cottages, each with three luxury rooms upstairs and two larger suites downstairs. The spa and fitness center will look similar to the property’s event barn, while the guest houses will complement the 1778 inn. “We really wanted to maintain the village feel,” general manager Matt Scibal said. Those passing by the property on Rt. 15 can see site work underway with heavy earth moving equipment and mounds of orange soil piled upon the property. The Scibals hope to have the spa open by summer and the guest houses by fall. The existing on-site spa—attached to the main building—will ultimately be converted to a guest room to reach the 25-room maximum. Matt Scibal said the new facilities will help with corporate events—a growth segment of the Inn’s business that often brings repeat and related customers and clients. By offering...
“Hotel of the Week”

“Hotel of the Week”

The Inn at Willow Grove, Orange VA At this gorgeous 1778 plantation house, you get a glass of prosecco at check-in, then follow a butler to your room. “You heard right—a butler,” said Southern Living, and he’s the one to thank for your morning coffee and beignets and for help arranging outings to nearby Montpelier, Shenandoah National Park, or the area’s wineries. But you may never tire of strolling the 14-room property’s boxwood gardens, sampling the restaurant’s crab cakes and award-winning wines, or luxuriating in spa treatments in a historic outbuilding.  ...
9 Country Inns to Visit this Fall

9 Country Inns to Visit this Fall

  Named with our fellow Southern Living Hotel Collection member, Blackberry Farm, as one of “9 Country Inns to Visit this Fall” by Architectural Digest “Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Orange, Virginia, the 14-room Inn at Willow Grove features a farm-to-table restaurant, a spa, and a peaceful garden complete with fire pits for enjoying cool fall nights. The 18th-century plantation house and surrounding antebellum cottages, filled with antiques and contemporary art, sit on a stunning 40-acre estate near Dolley and James Madison’s residence, Montpelier.” 9 Country Inns to Visit this Fall – Architectural Digest...
“Wedding Full of Southern Charm”

“Wedding Full of Southern Charm”

“College sweethearts Bryce Schoenborn and Daisy Ross, actress Markie Post’s daughter, wanted to create a wedding day of rustic hospitality, and from the parasols to the doughnut bar, their Virginia wedding was that and more. Take a look for yourself “ Washingtonian Bride & Groom A Virginia Inn Wedding Full of Southern Charm...

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