Back in January, Angela, Danielle, and I decided to go to D.C. for the Blog Societies workshop, which was held over Presidents’ Weekend. We thought it’d be the perfect girls’ getaway! When we started planning, we thought about staying the night in Richmond on the way, and I knew just the place. DG and I visited Richmond last summer, and we lucked up on a stay at Linden Row Inn (see more here). If you’ve been here a while, you know that I love a good historic building, so I was left swooning over Linden Row Inn.
Linden Row Inn has a rich history, but my feature is that prior to the Civil War, two of the row houses were used as the Southern Female Institute. In fact, buildings in Linden Row were used as girls’ schools frequently in the decades following the Civil War. What I also appreciate is that a lot of the rooms are decorated with period antiques and have been beautifully restored.
The courtyard of Linden Row is absolutely outstanding. Both times I’ve stayed at the inn, I’ve lucked out with great weather and have spent time out in the courtyard relaxing. It’s really spacious and is divided up with a couple of unique rooms to break up the area. The porches of the inn are nice to relax on as well. There were rocking chairs outside of our room entrance, which was perfect for relaxing before our dinner reservation. We had the best view of the city from our 4th floor room and it was the perfect way to recharge after the first leg of our trip.
Our room was the perfect size for 4 girls who traveled with a lot of outfits, shoes, handbags, and cameras! We stayed in the main house with 2 beds and it was the perfect size. If DG and I go back, I’d love to stay in the parlour suite (our friends did and were obsessed)! We loved our veranda, but also the privacy that our room had as well. The period antiques were definitely a nice touch. There were two fireplaces in our room, one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. The bathroom has been renovated recently and had enough storage space for all 4 of us girls to get ready.
We asked for recommendations for dinner at Linden Row Inn, and the consensus was for us to try Max’s on Broad. Y’all, we were not disappointed. Everything we tried, from truffle fries, to waterzooi (with mahi), to bread pudding was outstanding! And the service was absolutely amazing. Another amenity that Linden Row offers is a shuttle around town. We were able to walk to Max’s, but we had the option of the shuttle, which is such a nice convenience.
P.S. My outfit for dinner was posted yesterday here.
We had an early wake up call for our second leg of the road trip to D.C., so we enjoyed coffee in our room while getting ready. While our valet was getting our car, we ordered breakfast to go from The Urban Farmhouse downstairs in Linden Row. My bacon, egg, and cheese bagel was delicious and the interior decorating would have made my girl Joanna proud.
We drove a 2017 Toyota Rav4 to D.C. and we’re all in need of one of these cars now. It was excellent on gas, even with crazy D.C. traffic. We had enough room for all the overpacking we did, with enough leg room for my long limbs. It was the perfect roadtrip car!
It was the perfect change of scenery for the weekend with my favorite Raleigh girls.