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  • Petite pancakes are a sweet finish to a 4-course breakfast
  • A guest favorite breakfast entree
  • Enjoy a glass of wine or beer when you arrive
  • Rent one of our bikes or just enjoy our gardens
  • Breakfast is served al fresco in warmer months
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Foster Harris House

Your host(s):
Diane and John MacPherson
Web Site:
189 Main Street
Washington, Virginia 22747
PO Box:
PO Box 333
Washington, Virginia
Guest Rooms:
5Bathrooms: 5
$219 - $369
Check In/Out:
3 PM - 11 AM
Extra Person Fee:
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Gay/Lesbian Friendly:

Foster Harris House


Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just steps from The Inn at Little Washington and minutes from Shenandoah National Park, the Foster Harris House offer comfortable, refined accommodations in an enchanting country setting.

Each of the inn's five guest rooms has exquisitely soft linens, spa robes, and a private bath with a rainfall shower. Most guest rooms are accented with cozy free-standing stoves and offer expansive views of the perennial gardens, meadows, and surrounding mountains.

Breakfast at the Foster Harris House is included with your stay and is a lavish, unhurried four-course meal. Your day may begin with fresh baked ginger scones, followed by seasonal fruit topped with cannoli cream and cinnamon straw. For the main course, you may enjoy an entree of roasted red pepper and gruyere souffle accompanied by hickory-smoked bacon glazed in a raspberry chipotle sauce. A sweet finish may include blueberry cheesecake crepes with Creme Anglaise.

Dinner is available on weekends to both overnight guests and to the public by reservation.

Dinner at the Foster Harris House unites the elements that inspire Chef John's culinary muse: fruits and vegetables from the rich soil of Rappahannock County, surprising flavors, bold splashes of color and family traditions. Each plate is artfully composed to entice the eyes and the appetite. The intimate dining room of only 10 seats and just one seating per night allows for an unhurried and personal dining experience.

Our five-course, prix fixe menu is available for $89 per person or $119 with wine pairings (plus tax and gratuity) every Friday and Saturday by reservation. Dinner is available to both overnight and non-overnight guests and while there is no dress code for dinner, most guests are in smart casual attire.

The dining room is also available for private dinner parties of 6 - 10 guests on Sunday - Thursday evenings by arrangement.  Just contact us!

Visitors come to the region to dine at award-winning restaurants, browse antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques, taste wines at local vineyards, attend performances at the village theaters, and explore Shenandoah National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in the awe-inspiring setting for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, fly-fishing, golfing, and hot air ballooning.

We rent well-maintained Giant brand hybrid bicycles for just $25 per day.  We're happy to provide route cards for some of the most spectacular cycling our country has to offer.  For fully supported cycling tours, visit our sister business, Tour d' Epicure, Virginia Cycling Adventures.

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Cancellation Policy

We are a small, owner-run bed and breakfast, so cancellations affect us significantly. If you cancel less than fourteen (14) days prior to your check-in date and we're able to re-book your room, you won't be charged. We'll make every effort to re-book your room, but in the event we cannot, you're responsible for the full amount of your reservation. Please note that a cancellation is not in effect until you receive confirmation from us that we've received your message.  


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Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Dinner Available
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Full Breakfast

Geographic Setting

  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Small Town
  • Village

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Common TV Area
  • Comp. Beverages
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Gardens
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Limited Handicap Access
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Public Computer
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Innkeeper Pets in Residence
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Room Amenities

  • AC/Central
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Extra Bed Avail.
  • Fireplace/Decorative
  • Fireplace/Electric
  • Full Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Bath
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Gay Friendly
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Romantic Escape
  • Vacation Getaway