This is a very nice restaurant and inn in picturesque Rappahannock County, Virginia. We dined here after visiting Philip Carter winery, about 20 minutes from here. We'd verified when making our reservation that the restaurant could accommodate gluten free diners. They responded that they could. After getting seated, we spoke to the chef, who said most anything on the menu could be made gluten free. I ordered a half rack of Baby Back Ribs, which was plenty, because they were really meaty and hearty. They were delicious. Typically they come with fries and coleslaw, but the chef said the fries were already prepared for the evening and were not gluten free, although he said if you call in advance they can make a gluten free batch if desired. So instead I had some wonderful mashed potatoes with chives, sour cream, and cheese -- along with fresh green beans. I ended the meal with homemade orange ice cream.
They offer a varied menu here -- something for all tastes: pasta, chicken, steaks, burgers, salads, and more.
The inside decor is not what you'd imagine at this 100-year old historic building that used to be a schoolhouse. It is newly renovated and modern inside, with a neutral color palette and a lot of glass. Very pretty -- just not what we expected. There was a private party in one of the large dining rooms, and the restaurant had set things up beautifully with one large table. They apparently do a lot of receptions, private dinners, and events here.
The restaurant is also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers outdoor seating. There are four luxury suites upstairs, which have also been recently renovated. This is a nice spot to base oneself if looking to explore the Shenendoah Valley, Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the wealth of outdoor activities and beauty the area offers.