Notes from Guests in the Annie Laurie Room

Online reviews are great, but sometimes we get notes from guests in our rooms. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we do!


“We had a great stay-very relaxing and enjoyable in a beautiful inn. Good luck & much success in your new venture. We’ll be back soon!” – November 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC

“I really appreciate the attention to small things-live plants, not plastic. We really felt pampered. Last night’s dinner was wonderful and the service was exceptional. And a very ample and delicious breakfast to start our day.” -November 5, 2015; Capon Bridge, WV

“Thank you so much, Talia & Charles (& Remy!) for a wonderful stay! Our three days here while visiting our son at Cub Creek have been very relaxing & enjoyable! The meals have been delicious too! We wish you the best of luck with the B&B and restaurant and blessings raising your family here!” -November 11, 2015; Charles City, IA

“Spending a leisurely few days before Thanksgiving and enjoying the sights. This former history teacher was happy to add on-site visits to Appomattox Court House and Poplar Forest. Now we head to Northern Virginia to visit our daughter and son-in-law. Thank you for lovely breakfast and best of luck in your new venture.” -November 22, 2015; North Justin, CA

“This is our second time at this B&B. We are enjoying staying here! This is a great place, with delicious breakfast and a very home-like atmosphere. The hosts are amazing. Thank you, we’ll certainly be back.” -November 26, 2015

“What a delightful inn! Food is scrumptious. We were in town visiting family and you made us feel welcome at every step of the way. Definitely we will return soon.” -December 27, 2015; Ijamsville, MD

“We had a wonderful time, loved your inn & your hospitality. We will be back for sure.” -December 28, 2015; Miami, FL & Puerto Rico

“A delightful place! All a bed & breakfast should be.” -December 29, 2015; Daniels, NV 25832


“What a lovely house and a beautiful room to stay in. I was so impressed when we drove up. The house is so lovely on the outside. The inside rooms, love the sitting room with the small child’s chair. The dinner was great. Can’t wait for breakfast! You have a real gem here.” Have many wonderful years sharing this house with many visitors from around the world.” -January 6, 2016; Hampton, VA

“Enjoyed our stay. Excellent food.” -February 12, 2016; Loudon Co., VA

“The cutest place I’ve ever seen! Great food and great environment! Thank you.” -February 22, 2016; Nanpa, ID

“Wonderful hospitality & accommodations! Your place is very well-appointed. Best of luck with your new endeavor!” -February 26, 2016; Purcellville, VA

“Had an amazing time visiting with Talia, Charles, Remy & Emerson. Thank you for the hospitality & amazing food.” -March 13, 2016; Smithsburg, MD

“Lovely stay. Thanks so much. Great food!” -March 23, 2016; Lorton, VA

“Such a welcoming place! Very comfortable and great breakfast. Thanks for your hospitality.” -March 28, 2016; River Ridge, LA

“So. nice to stay in a piece of history. Great food, amazing hosts.” -April 1, 2016; Rochester, WY

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Love the historic house, and dinners were especially terrific. Best of all, the innkeepers and staff made us feel so welcome! Best of luck and much success in your new venture-we think you have a gem here.” -April 7, 2016; Annandale, VA

“What a delightful place to stay! The room was great, the hospitality was wonderful and the food was beyond delicious! We ate dinner here and had dessert one night. The bread pudding was the best I ever had! We enjoyed the village tour at the National Park. Well done. Thanks so much for your touring ideas and your gracious hospitality. We will recommend your place to others.” -April 9, 2016; Anderson, IN

“Lovely room-excellent dinner and breakfast.” -April 19, 2016; Silver Spring, MD

“This was our first B&B experience and it was a great one! The room was beautiful (I especially liked the clawfoot tub), and the staff were very friendly. We ate dinner at the restaurant, which was fantastic. I consider myself to be a bit of a grits snob, as I frequent Charleston, SC, where the grits are always fantastic, so I was a bit hesitant in trying the Shrimp & Grits on the restaurant menu here. But the grits met and exceeded my expectations. Excellent food! And also a great place to stay.” -April 27, 2016; Charlotte, NC

“A very happy experience, such nice people and delicious food.” -April 28, 2016; Chadds Ford, PA

“Wonderful, charming B&B. Our first real B&B experience! Peaceful, quiet; the perfect compliment to our wedding activities. Thank you so much!” -May 1, 2016; Waseca, MN

“This was a comfortable stay on our journey. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the room was cozy. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We wish you the very best in your new venture.” -May 11, 2016; Falmonth, MA

“What a wonderful B&B…from the greeting to the lemoncello on the porch with Talia & Charles…we felt like we were at home. Many thanks for everything and look forward to a return visit.” -May 14, 2016; Jarrettsville, MD

“We came here looking for information on our ancestors, the Bococks. And we found a wealth of knowledge about so many of our family-and everyone was so helpful. We have found everyone here to be very kind and helpful and we look forward to returning with more family in the future. Thank you for a special visit.” -May 17, 2016; Utah

“Such a delightful place to stay. Loved my room! Food was great-I’m going to miss those grits! The people in the town are very nice and helpful to me with my ancestry search. Looking forward to another visit in the future.” -May 18, 2016; Alexandria, VA

“My husband and I enjoyed our short stay here. Sitting on your outside balcony enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail was the perfect way to wind down after a busy day sightseeing. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. We will recommend the Babcock House to our Canadian friends who may travel to Appomattox.” -May 21, 2016; Ontario, Can.

“Your B&B has such a warm southern feeling that was delightful. The staff, food (breakfast & dinner) and atmosphere was what we look for in a B&B and Babcock House supplied all three. Thank you for enhancing our trip through Virginia.” -May 23, 2016; Huntington Beach, CA

“Thank you for a lovely stay. The whole experience was delightful.” -May 29, 2016; Christianburg, VA

“Beautifully appointed house, wonderful service and elegant food.” -May 30, 2016; Wimbledon, London, GB

“Thanks for your kindness & hospitality. This is a beautiful room!” -June 2, 2016

“The room is beautiful. Thanks for your hospitality. Remy was such a marvelous host!” -June 4, 2016; NJ & NC

“We enjoyed every minute staying at your B&B! What great service and amazing food. Perfect way to celebrate our 16th anniversary.” -June 15, 2016

“We once again enjoyed the stay here at the Babcock House. Everyone was friendly and the food was great. We love the room again and all the comforts of home.” -June 16, 2016; Myrtle Beach, SC

“We really enjoyed the stay in your lovely B&B. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and good luck in your venture!” -June 20, 2016; AL

“Stay was beautiful. Room beautifully decorated and clean. Food was to die for. Enjoyed our stay and will stay again if we get the chance.” -June 24, 2016

“Gorgeous drive down from northern Kentucky. We last stayed here, in this room, in 2004. As before, this is a stopover to our month in the Outer Banks. We thoroughly enjoyed all the tours and sightseeing the first stay. Dinner was fantastic-Bacon Grit Fritters-amazing! Service was outstanding. We will not stay away so long for our third visit!” -June 30, 2016; KY

“We had a most wonderful stay, only wish it were longer. Delicious food. Remy was a delight and impressed us with his firetruck. Found out it is a small world because Charles is from Ijamsville too. Talia, you make a yummy mojito! The DeVault Watermelon wine festival was great fun and in hopes of returning next year.” -July 2, 2016; Ijamsville, MD

“We enjoyed our stay, but so sorry we missed the restaurant. The B&B was very nice; we hate to leave so soon.” -July 3, 2016; San Antonio, TX

“It was a delight to stay in the Annie Laurie room of the Babcock House! I enjoyed every minute. I came here for a business trip and will recall this trip with fond memories!” -July 18, 2016; Birmingham, AL

“We had three delightful days staying in the Annie Laurie room! Everyone made us feel so welcome and we very much appreciate your hospitality. It was wonderful to be welcomed each morning when we came down for breakfast by Talia and Remy’s cheerful faces. Kudos to the chef! We very much enjoyed each and every meal. After a day of sightseeing, we looked forward to returning to the Babcock House for Charles’ home cooking-very upscale home cooking! Thanks for making our dinners at the Babcock House so memorable. We leave with fond memories and with hopes of returning again!” -July 24, 2016; Springfield, VA

“When we were planning our trip to Appomattox, we saw your B&B. She immediately got a reservation for the Babcock House! We are so glad we found you! The meals were amazing. You have shown us wonderful hospitality. We are already thinking of coming back to the inn soon. Thank you for all you have done for us.” -July 28, 2016; Manchester, TN

“We located your B&B online and we were so happy to see the room was as promised. The ambience was inviting to end our day; the staff was kind and hospitable. We will return in the near future.” -July 29, 2016; PA

“My husband and I decided to come to Appomattox and found your B&B online. The great reviews didn’t disappoint! Thank you for the wonderful Southern hospitality. The food was fabulous as well. We are on our way to Chesapeake where my husband is stationed. I will definitely recommend the Babcock House to all who come to visit us!” -August 7, 2016; St. Louis, MO

“My husband and I really appreciated our time here. The food and place really measured up to what is promised in the online site.” -August 17, 2016; Austin, TX

“My wife and I, married 55 years, had never stayed in a bed & breakfast before. It was a wonderful experience. Everything was so nice. I enjoyed the large bathtub, I’m used to showers. We only live 20 miles away in Lynchburg, but we enjoyed last night’s dinner so much that we will be back sometime soon.” -August 24, 2016

“This is day 12 of a month-long stay in the US and what a delight to find this haven. We had a spectacular dinner in the restaurant-the ribs were the best!” -August 30, 2016; New Zealand

“Thank you so much! We had a lovely, restful stay and will hope to come back next time we’re down this way.” -September 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA

“We had a lovely stay. Enjoyed your family as much as the house! Our dinner and breakfast were scrumptious.” -September 15, 2016; Houston, TX

“A fabulous time, great accommodations-a real treat.” -Cypress, TX

“Thank you for your hospitality! Your willingness to accommodate was much appreciated. Fabulous food too!” – September 17, 2016; Ashburn, VA

“Beautiful place, nice family, good food, world’s best bed.” -Fleming, PA

“Thank you Babcock House for a relaxing stay. My wife and I enjoyed the room and even more so the dinner and breakfast. This was our first B&B experience and it did not disappoint!” -September 28, 2016; MS

“Great place, terrific people, wonderful food.” -October 1, 2016; Keyton, VA

“Thanks for a great stay in a part of history!” -October 7, 2016; IA

“A very warm, welcoming and lovely house. Comfortable and highly recommended. Thank you for your hospitality.” -December 10, 2016; England

“We really enjoyed our stay here at the Babcock House. After a long day of travels, a cozy room, comfy bed and friendly faces were just what we needed! Great breakfast too! Thank you for everything.” -October 24, 2016; Mission Viejo, CA

“Very homey and friendly environment, beautiful place and people. Excellent food, recommend highly.” -October 25, 2016; Phoenix, AZ

“Wonderful two night stay-thanks for the hospitality, delicious meals and cozy atmosphere. Perfect location to visit all this part of Virginia has to offer.” -November 26, 2016; Fairfax, VA

“Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. Our room was very comfortable and it was a treat to have our own Christmas tree. The food was outstanding, both for breakfast and dinner. We enjoyed visiting with the family also.” -December 22, 2016; Las Vegas, NV


“Dinner was excellent! Owners were delightful and genuine. We will return many more times. Thank you for working with a vegetarian eater too!” -February 25, 2017; Martinsburg, WV

“Second timers here! Found room to be very cozy. Enjoyed wonderful food (love the homemade sausage!) and genial company. Remy is a very entertaining host! Looking forward to returning.” -March 24, 2017; Newport News, VA

“Gracious hosts, comfortable room, and great food-who could ask for more. We will return.” -March 29, 2017; New Windsor, IL

“Wonderful all the way around. We whole-heartedly would recommend.” -April 12, 2017; Strasburg, PA

“My new husband and I had a lovely night here. We especially enjoyed all the amazing food!” -April 15, 2017; Farmville, VA

“Wonderful stay! Tons of history in the area. Awesome hosts!” -May 3, 2017; Helena, MT

“Enjoyed our stay in this lovely room! Breakfast was delicious and your dinner recommendation was perfect.” -May 8, 2017; York, PA

“Our first time in a bed & breakfast and a real pleasure to experience the construction and décor of the 1890’s era. Great dinner-great experience. Thank you!” -May 10, 2017; Delaware, OH

“We absolutely loved our time here, it was our home away from home. The staff and food were fantastic!” -May 13, 2017

“Wonderful experience! The bed was so comfortable and the food was fabulous.” -June 17, 2017

“A wonderful place to stay with excellent dinner and breakfast-and welcoming hosts.” -November 16, 2017; Denmark


“The wine dinner was wonderful; each course better than the previous. Attention to detail, hospitality and ambience were above board. Thank you for a lovely start to our vacation.” -January 18, 2018; Frederick, MD & Anchorage, AK

“Wonderful breakfast and dinner. Room was spotless and very comfortable. Enjoyed the Babcock House, the Civil war Museum and the National History Park.” -June 22, 2018; The Villages, FL

“What a beautiful jewel of a getaway! We had a wonderful dinner (loved the lavender-infused drinks) and appreciated low-sodium options. Quiet and private. We hope to return soon!” -June 27, 2018; NC

“We really enjoyed our stay here. The food was so delicious! We’ve been spoiled. Loved the sound of the train going by. Thanks for everything.” -July 11, 2018; Baltimore, MD

“We loved our stay here! The room, the food, the location were all wonderful. Our hosts are so kind and Emerson is a cool dog.” -July 16, 2018; Norwich, NY

“Great stay. Loved the room, the food-awesome breakfast-the hosts. A pleasant stay. Hope to be back!” -July27, 2018; Maple Rapids, MI

“We have enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. It has been relaxing and the perfect retreat from everyday stresses. The food was delicious as well. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I will highly recommend it to all.” -August 19, 2018; Roanoke, VA

“We really enjoyed our three day stay here. We really appreciated all the personal touches and the wonderful breakfasts.” -August 26, 2018; Jasper, GA

“After a long trip from Michigan, what a pleasant surprise to find such an inviting room. A two night stay with a great breakfast.” -September 23, 2018

“We enjoyed our two day stay in your beautiful B&B. The crab & andouille frittata was excellent!” -October 2, 2018

“A wonderful B&B. Comfortable, cozy room; delicious breakfast, excellent hospitality! We really enjoyed our stay.” -October 14, 2018; Warrenton, VA

“Great hospitality. The room was good, dinner was great and the drinks were nice!” -TX

“We have stayed in B&B’s for 30+ years. What a great way to meet your fellow neighbor. So fun! Comfortable, warm and inviting. The food really surprised us with its presentation and complexity. Perfect!” -October 19, 2018; Charlotte, NC

“Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us as we celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. The breakfast were outstanding. So creative and yummy.” -November 2, 2018; Mechanicsburg, PA

“Fabulous stay! Wonderful hosts and delicious food.” -November 9, 2018

“We had a wonderful time! Food was amazing and our room was cozy.” -November 25, 2018; Roanoke, VA

“A delightful find. Dinner last night was wonderful and breakfast was outstanding. We have enjoyed our visit to Appomattox and Babcock House was a part of the enjoyment.” -November 29, 2018; Portsmouth, VA & Sheffield, UK


“When my husband and I decided to go away for a night for Valentine’s Day, we were looking online and found your place. We debated driving three hours for one night, but I am so glad we did! Our room was cozy, the dinner and drinks were extraordinary as well as the breakfast. Thanks for making our memory of this weekend even better!” -February 17, 2019; Winchester, VA

“We have enjoyed our weekend away at this B&B. This is our first time at a B&B and we will do it again. Thank you for a great experience and breakfast. The caramelized bananas were our favorite.” -February 24, 2019; Saluda, VA

“Beautiful home, wonderful stay. Fantastic attention to details. The food was delicious. We are thankful.” -March 2, 2019; Forest, VA

“Had a wonderful stay at the Babcock House. Don’t often do a bed & breakfast, but we really enjoyed our stay and glad we decided to try this one. Rooms are beautiful-breakfast was delicious. Also ate dinner there and food was wonderful. Everyone was very nice.” -March 17, 2019; Myerstown, PA

“We had a fantastic stay. The dinners and breakfasts were superb. Charles is an excellent cook and very creative. Talia is a gracious hostess and very informative. Their children are adorable. Thank you for a memorable stay.” -March 22, 2019; Canandaigua, NY

“What a lovely place to stay! I would definitely recommend it.” -April 14, 2019; The Colony, TX

“Thank you for welcoming us into your home and treating us like royal guests! Dinner was wonderful. We loved eating on the porch. Special thanks for your concern with my husband’s illness-a true hostess. Also we appreciate the special To Go breakfast for our extra early morning departure. Next time we’re in Virginia, you’ll be on our list of places to stay!” -May 10, 2019; NH

“We had a lovely stay! Our room was beautifully historic, I loved the décor. Breakfast was amazing, compliments to the chef! This was the perfect place to stay while exploring the history of the town.” -May 29, 2019; Lynchburg, VA

“Delightful stay! Thanks for letting us stay at your lovely home. The hospitality and breakfast-unsurpassed.” -June 9, 2019; Hampstead, MD

“Wonderful inn. Such a nice room and delicious food. Thank you for the hospitality! And also, lovely soft sheets.” -June 14, 2019

“Thanks so much for such a wonderful stay. Very cozy room, comfortable bed and so delicious food! Love the farm-to-table fresh menu…everyone is so friendly, and just love the homey atmosphere! Hope our travels bring us this way again!” -June 20, 2019; Watkinsville, GA

“We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything was super great and the hospitality was exceptional! The music in the breakfast room was spot on.” -June 22, 2019

“Enjoyed your lovely hospitality. Thank you for being accommodating of our arrival. A charming home, indeed.” -June 25, 2019; Belmont, MA

“We had a wonderful night’s sleep! Awesome morning food! Lots to see in the Appomattox area, so we must move on.” -The Villages, FL

“Lovely inn! Delightful find! I can’t wait to tell our friends about this lovely place within driving distance for a getaway from Richmond. Delicious dinner as well and theater tickets at Wolfbane. An all around great getaway.” -June 28, 2019

“What a wonderful getaway. Great dinner-excellent Wolfbane show-fantastic breakfast. Can’t wait to return!” -June 29, 2019

“Beautiful place to stay! We enjoyed the breakfast and the clean and comfortable rooms! Thank you for allowing children to come and visit!” -July 7, 2019

“We had a wonderful time here even if it was just for a night. The breakfast was very filling and very good. One of the best places we’ve been able to stay at during our journey around Virginia. Lovely time and I would come back.” -July 8, 2019; Boston & FL

“Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Everything was absolutely perfect and beautiful. We came to relax, refresh and regroup and that’s exactly what we were able to do, thanks to your hospitality. We will definitely be recommending you all, as well as hopefully coming back ourselves.” -July 14, 2019

“Our one night here was a treasure! Charming accommodations, friendly staff and excellent meals.” -July 18, 2019; Savannah, GA

“Your B&B has it all: perfectly comfortable accommodations, lovely grounds, charming porches, a gourmet breakfast and best of all, a delightful hostess!” -July 17, 2019

“What a fitting end to our three couple tour of Civil War history, from Gettysburg to Appomattox. Our last night here at Babcock House was so very enjoyable, we could rest our weary heads here again.” -July 24, 2019

“Fabulous inn-great innkeepers-personable, amazing food! Would recommend inn to anyone traveling in area. Hope to return in the future!” -July 25, 2019

“Great hospitality from entire staff! We enjoyed our short stay and intend on returning, even if it’s just to eat some of the best food we’ve had!” -July 28, 2019

“Had a wonderful short stay! Excellent food and the staff were so welcoming. We will be back!” -July 31, 2019

“Enjoyed our stay. Very nice and quiet rooms. Great host and good food! Thank you!” -September 2, 2019; Chillecothe, OH

“Exceptional accommodations, very friendly and welcoming. Really enjoyed all of our vacation here.” -September 25, 2019; Black Mountain, NC

“Wonderful place! Enjoyed our beautiful room. Dinner and breakfast were great!” -September 27, 2019; Auburn, CA

“This is our third time staying at the Babcock House and we had a wonderful time again. Your hospitality and food are amazing. The room is nice and clean and your staff is very friendly. Can’t wait to come back!” -September 29, 2019; Canterbury, OH

“What a great experience here! I was a little worried since the conference I was going to was 30 minutes away, but it was so worth the drive! A quiet, dark room, the coziest bed with just the right amount of covers and the soaps and shampoo were heavenly! I will book again for next year! Thank you!” -October 4, 2019

“We have enjoyed our stay here in this lovely home. The staff, food and accommodation are remarkable! We look forward to our next visit.” -October 6, 2019; Virginia Beach, VA

“What a lovely B&B. True southern hospitality! Great breakfast, very comfortable rooms. Sorry to leave.” -October 7, 2019; CA

“A lovely welcome to begin a lovely stay-a good sleep, a good breakfast and much to remember fondly.” -October 14, 2019

“I love your bed and breakfast. We had a family dinner here and it was beyond our expectations. Just wonderful. I will always remember the Babcock and Talia. You are so kind and we could not have wished for anything more during our stay.” -October 20, 2019; San Antonio, TX

“Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful B&B with us! A highlight of our trip!” -October 23, 2019; Radium Hot Springs, BC, Canada

“Our visit to your beautiful B&B was fabulous in every way! Talia’s warm and friendly greeting and care of us from the moment we arrived has been exceptional. Our room is beautiful and we felt like we were at home. The meals Charles prepared were absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing your B&B with us. We will spread our experience with all our friends.” -November 1, 2019; Williamsburg, VA

“Thank you for a clean and well-appointed room. The housekeeping staff has done an excellent job. It has been a wonderful start on my 75th birthday celebration and thank you very much.” -November 2, 2019; Arcava, CA