Widow Kip’s Country Inn

“Historic home; cozy atmosphere; charming hosts; great breakfast; beautiful location….here is a combination that is sure to please everyone looking for a home away from home while in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.” –TripAdvisor Reviewer

Mount Jackson, Virginia provides a step back in time that is perfect for any history enthusiast, and no place reflects that rich history better than BBHSV member Widow Kip’s Country Inn. Widow Kip’s Country Inn is a restored Victorian home built in 1830 that boasts both elegance and history. Each of the five bedrooms—The Wildflower Room, The Morning Glory Room, The Marigold Room, The Hollyhock Room, and The Sweet William Room—are outfitted in history with everything from canopy beds to 1920s inlay furniture to empire dressers and antique armoires.

The inn itself is not the only history in the area, of course. If you’re staying at Widow Kip’s, then there are a few historic sites right down the road from your lodging:

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War– “The Virginia Museum of the Civil War (VMCW), Bushong Farm, and self-guided battlefield tour provide many opportunities to reflect upon the social and military struggle which changed the course of American history.” Explore artifacts and dioramas, battlefields, and stained glass windows that depict the war in the Shenandoah Valley.

Fisher’s Hill– Jubal Early’s Confederate army fought the Battle of Fisher’s Hill on September 21–22, 1864. They were defeated by the Union Army of the Shenandoah during a “scorched earth” invasion. You can now walk the battleground for yourself and explore what history has left behind.

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Widow Kip's Country Inn

A Cultural Collection at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

msvThe Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has a mission to “to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley.” Located in Winchester, Virginia, this preserver of history presents everything from artwork to outdoor events to historic exhibitions: “Designed by Michael Graves, the MSV anchors a regional history museum complex that also includes the Glen Burnie Historic House and six acres of spectacular gardens” (Shenandoah at War). Besides the exhibits, the museum also provides its guests with a Museum Store and a Museum Café, where you can browse, eat, and drink amidst the displays.


Upcoming Events:

August 23, 2014: Shenandoah Valley TasteFest– This free event offers cooking demonstrations, local food samples, vegetable lectures, and children’s activities, all of which goes encourages the Valley’s agricultural traditions.

August 24, 2014: Circa Blue Concert: Enjoy the instrumentations of bluegrass and “newgrass” from this West Virginia band that made its album debut in 2012.

September 3, 2014: Garden Walkabout: Take a guided tour through the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s gardens with the Director of Gardens, Perry Mathewes.

September 6, 2014: Second Time Around Preview Art Party: This is a celebration of the MSV’s first contemporary art exhibition.

September 14, 2014: Skyline Indie Film Fest: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host Winchester’s Second Annual Skyline Indie Film Fest.

Explore the history, art, and culture of the Shenandoah Valley at this museum, then return to the historic comfort of your own room at one of our inns. We look forward to seeing you!