The Inn at Little Washington, has officially opened its latest luxury residence, The Parsonage, bringing the total number of guest rooms at the food-focused Relais & Chateaux inn up to 24.
The Parsonage, so named because of its proximity to Trinity Episcopal Church, is located on Main Street directly across from The Inn’s legendary restaurant in the heart of “Little” Washington. The 6,000-square-foot 1850s Victorian house offers six new guest rooms with fireplaces and bay windows overlooking the village.
Chef and Proprietor Patrick O’Connell designed a British countryside meets East Coast home in collaboration with a London-based designer. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of the Inn’s signature “Downton Abbey” feel — just now with a slightly more modern take.
“We measure the success of all our projects with the same, simple standard,” said O’ Connell. “Sometimes we ask ourselves what George Washington might have thought about a recently completed project. We know he would have loved the Parsonage.”
Each guest room is individually decorated, done up in pastel colors, English fabrics and wall papers. Modern bathrooms feature Waterworks tile and fixtures, soft grey Carrera marble vanities and Bulgari amenities. A junior suite offers an enormous soaking tub overlooking the garden.
In exchange for donating $150,000 for the town square beautification project, The Town of Washington also gifted a street to Patrick O’Connell, whose name has become synonymous with the town’s esteemed reputation.
Rates for the Parsonage at The Inn at Little Washington start at $575 per night and include afternoon tea service and House Continental breakfast for two.