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While not all the rooms at The Inn at Little Washington feature balconies, you certainly have a few choices. Four rooms at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star inn located in the main house have terraces, and the two bi-level suites offer fabulous balconies with picturesque views — whether you look out onto the colonial town of Washington in Northern Virginia or beyond to the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Room 7 in the main house overlooks the peaceful garden behind the inn, while Room 1 has a stellar balcony looking out over the far end of the garden.
The Gamekeeper’s Cottage has an outdoor dining pavilion that overlooks the inn’s garden and meadow, or as chef/owner Patrick O’Connell calls it, the “field of dreams.” Sitting out on the back patio of the crimson-hued cottage, you can watch deer snag apples from trees, Francesca the llama keep watch over the sheep or simply enjoy the mountain scenery.
Attached to the Gamekeeper’s Cottage is the Mayor’s House, and though you won’t have quite the same view as your neighbor, you will have something just as good — your own private garden.
For the most impressive terrace, you’ll have to book the presidential cottage — also known as the Claiborne House. Once O’Connell’s private home, this two-bedroom cottage boasts a gorgeous two-story veranda.