My wife and I had never gone to a bed and breakfast and we came here for our one year anniversary. It was incredible! The place was so clean and nice and the breakfast was fantastic! Susan and Mike are also great people! We would definitely go back! again!
We were delighted to walk into the beautiful Collins House Inn while traveling home on 81 through Virginia. This beautiful gem in Marion, VA is worth the stay. Mike and Susan, the innkeepers, welcomed us and were so helpful in steering us to a good place to eat. We arrived late and were able to walk up the street to a get a bite to eat at 27 Lions. Susan made us a delicious blueberry pancake breakfast and Mike filled us in on the area and the history of the house. They made us feel like friends.
Traveling thru on I-81, chose Collins House to stay for 1 night. Marion is a quaint, very nice town, with obvious care taken by the residents to make it a welcoming place to visit. Collins house is a beautifully restored older home very close to "downtown", a grand old home with lots of character. Our room was beautiful, with all details taken care of to a high level. Owners were most gracious, breakfast was perfect - not the typical country greasy bacon, eggs and grits but a light waffle with fresh fruit, Only gripe (minor) is that the A/C system was set a bit on the warm side for the summer heat (90+) and sun load, and it took until about 3AM for the room to cool to a comfortable sleeping temperature. We will visit again and highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for a nice getaway.
Loved staying in this historic home while looking at properties in the area. Especially enjoyed being able to walk downtown to restaurants and shops. The hosts were very friendly and conversive and the breakfast was delicious!!
We stayed at The Collins House three nights over our last stay and our experience was nothing short of wonderful. This was our second time staying with them, and each time has gotten better. Mike and Susan are very nice people and they make wonderful breakfast. Please look them up if you are planning on staying in the area.
I enjoyed the beauty of this stately home. The owners were very friendly and provided historic information about the home and the area. The breakfast was delicious and consisted of Belgian Waffles with fresh strawberries and cream, sausage links, coffee, and juice. I loved the fact that we could walk one block to nice restaurants. The Blue Merle Sheltie was a bonus!!
My husband and I travel a lot and always try to stay in B&Bs. I can truthfully say the Collins House was one of the very best place we have ever stayed! The home has been exquisitely restored, the grounds are lovely, the location for touring Southwest Virginia is perfect and our hosts were friendly and informative. We highly recommend the Collins House¿¿¿¿
I booked a room for my husband and me but I didn't think to tell Mike and Susan, the proprietors, that we were arriving on motorcycles. When we arrived, Mike immediately offered top let us park our bikes in their garage! How wonderful! From the start they were wonderful hosts. The breakfast the next morning was homemade Belgian waffles with fresh farmer's market strawberries and cream. I could stay there for weeks!
Scrumptious breakfast! Big rooms with beautiful antiques and comfy bed. Bath was down the hall, but the innkeepers had plush bathrobes in the closet. Every room was filled with light from the bay windows. We'd definitely come again.
It's a beautiful B&B, beautifully decorated with antiques and hand carved interiors. Our hosts were super friendly and great cooks. It's a beautiful area to visit. Ask James or Connie to help you rent a bicycle and ride the Virginia Creeper trail, and then go visit the wild ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park. You won't regret it.
We have stayed at Summerfield several times and it is always a pleasure when we stay. The Inn was completely full, but the breakfast was smoothly delivered, and was delicious and substantial. We stayed two nights for a Barter Theater 3-show weekend - Summerfield is two blocks from the theater so a convenient location. We request a room in the carriage house, which has three large and beautiful rooms all on the first floor, which has easy access. Janice and Jim are excellent hosts and provide a memorable experience for inn goers. We recommend this B&B very highly and will return when we visit Abingdon again.
Mike and Susan are the best....my husband and I were so impressed with their hospitality and helpfulness. We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary and Mike got us a dinner reservation at the Best Place in the area....The Tavern in Abingdon. The next night he arranged tickets for the Stage II Theater in Abingdon.The breakfasts were delicious and they always joined the guests for morning conversation. Accommodations exquisite and the decor outstanding!!!!! Highly recommended!!!
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful inn. Our room in the adjacent guest house was spacious, pretty, and quiet. The gracious main house was decorated with lovely antiques but atmosphere was welcoming, as if we were friends. The Inn is within easy walking distance of the center of this charming town. Of the three sets of guests during our stay, we were all there for different reasons: the music, the theater, and the art festival. Abingdon has so much to offer.
Janice and her husband are such wonderful hosts. Super nice people and a great breakfast. We usually stay at The Martha when in town, but they were sold out so we selected this B and B bc of its great location, walkable to everything . It was an excellent choice and we will return!
This was our first bnb stay, and we had a fantastic time. We came into this not knowing what to expect, but this place was perfect. The inside of the house was gorgeous, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring all of the cool little decorations. We particularly thought the library was cool. The outside grounds were just as beautiful, and we spent a good portion of the evening after exploring Damascus, just sitting on the swing suspended from the tree in the front yard. Breakfast was great, with incredible food, and the best cup of coffee that I've ever had in my life. It was unbelievably good. I immediately asked the recipe (it's a special blend made by Dr James, and went to the store shortly after to buy one of the particular brands of coffee necessary for the brew. Damascus is an incredible little town with plenty to do, especially if you are into outdoors-esque stuff. There's a lot of other bnb's around there, but both of us would say you're truly missing out if you're not staying here. It's a sure bet.
What a wonderful place! I had to take care of some personal business in the area and Susan, Mike & Sophie turned an anticipated stressful time into a pleasant quiet and calming experience. The grounds and my room were so lovely and the overall decor was beautifully decorated, including many of the owner’s personal touches. The breakfasts - oh my! Susan & Mike were very thoughtful about meeting my requests, and their own choices & recipes were outstanding. The food was exquisitely presented and absolutely delicious. For most days of my stay I lingered longer at the breakfast table than normal! I was inspired by their stories and their work ethic. There is a phrase posted on one of their walls and I took the words to heart, basically to “enter as a guest but leave as a friend”. I highly recommend the Collins House Inn to anyone wanting a truly 5-star experience and treatment. Looking forward to returning one day.
Loved the stay at the inn. Was just like being in your own home. Susan and Mike were very kind. I was volunteering at a Remote Area Medical event and they opened up their Bed and Breakfast for several of the volunteers. It is the most welcoming place that I have stayed at and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Hope to be able to stay there again. Thanks for all that you did for RAM and the volunteers.
We were traveling from Texas back to Washington DC and wanted a quiet, warm and luxurious place to stay. The Collins House Inn was all of those and more. We wish we had more time to spend at the Inn.
Last weekend was our second time at the Collins House Inn. We were greeted like old friends. The rooms are so beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Each day we had a an excellent breakfast which was not only very good but the presentation was a pleasure to see. We will return to this B&B. Marge and Walt Routt