501 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314, USA    
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Dorothy Nagle, Chet Nagle

Description

Circa 1814. Original details reside pleasantly with modern amenities at this historic Federal period townhouse built by Lord Fairfax in Old Town Alexandria. Peake-Fairfax House is a Virginia bed and breakfast tha...


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Avoid. Expensive and dated.

Hosts scrimp on everything. Should be much better fir the price. Just stay closer to the Metro and take the trolley in the evening. The complimentary bottle of wine that everyone gets is to sell you the husband's books. Too far from Metro station to walk as it's 15 blocks away through seedy neighbourhood.
Dave DeBruyn
Phoenix, AZ

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From Russia with Love

Thank you for opening the doors of your beautiful home to my sister and me as we visited from Kazan Russia. We had a lovely stay and your home is like a peaceful oasis in this crazy and busy world. thank you for your recommendations of places to visit during our visits to DC.
Ulyana & Anna M
9/16/2012

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Veteran B&B Visitors

As travelers from London UK, we are veteran B&B visitors and The Peake-Fairfax House is the best we have ever stayed in. Dorothy and Chet made us feel very welcome in their elegant and historic home. and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening with them sharing a bottle of wine and conversation. They went out of their way to be helpful and we appreciated all they did for us during our stay in charming Old Town Alexandria
Tim & Doris L
9/16/2012

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I Love USA Best!

Thank you so much for comfortable staying and visiting from Japan. Especially your family is so kind, therefore I could stay here as if I was at home. The delicious foods made me happy. Until now I have been to many foreign countries, however I love USA the best. I say again, I love the USA the best. Someday I will have a chance to come back and I want to stay here again. Sorry for my poor English...sorry.
Koto K
9/16/2012

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Visiting from Japan

These two days I stayed here, traveling from Tokyo, were so comfortable. This is the best place to sleep and eat breakfast in the USA! The food was so delicious. I was welcome and heard amazing stories about the family. It's fantastic!
Mizuki S
9/16/2012

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Overdue Honeymoon

Thank you both so much for making our "long overdue honeymoon" truly memorable! We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. Your suggestions for places to eat provedto be wonderful. We'd never had French cuisine before but it was the best food I've ever eaten. Jake and I very much enjoyed our "fireside chat" when you shared many fun and entertaining stories> Oh to have seen and done just a fraction of what your family has. We hope to return in the Spring during warmer weather for our next expedition! Thank you so much for everything.
Jake & Mandy F
9/16/2012

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First Choice

This was a rare treat. Our hosts made this wonderful historic house come alive for us. We havefelt like honored guests here in the best sense of the word. Having owned an old, though not nearly as elegant, house ourse3lves, we can appreciate the tremendous time and energy it takes to restore and maintain this great house in such pristine condition. Thank you, we will reccommend this B&B to friends and family and it will be our first choice whenever we return.
Henri & Ginny B
9/16/2012

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Staying Again

John And I have enjoyed our stay here in your historic, comfortable and conveniently located home. Breakfast was delicious every morning and spending the evening, after a long day in DC sharing life experiences and travels over a glass of wine was so very enjoyable. I admire you both for offering your children such a unique and rich life, filled with cultural experiences in Europe. We look forward to returning to Alexandria in the near future and,of course, staying here again. Thank you for your gracious hospitality.
John & Mary Helen P
9/16/2012

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Taking Us In...

You are such a wam and welcoming family. Many thanks for taking us in on such short notice and contributing to our wonderful vacation. We so enjoyed your lovely historic home and engaging company. Alll was gracious and fun.
Byron & Patricia T
9/16/2012

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Hugs to All

We have been to many B&B's, but never had the feeling like we were "part of the family" as we did at The Peake-Fairfax House. We will glow for days! Bill and I needed this break as a couple who spend our weeks work, work, working. This time was the BEST. Hugs to All
Bill & Deb A
9/16/2012

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To Virginia from Hawaii

Stumbling bleary-eyed and jet lagged from our flight from Hawaii, I never expected our first stay in Virginia to be so special! Thank you for everything; the room was spaciaous, comfortable, luxurious, and the breakfasts divine. You made us feel so welcome...thank you for showing us your world. We certainly hope our paths cross with yours again someday.
Harrison & Fern D
9/16/2012

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Part of the Family

I repeat what I've alreadyt said, "Thank you for making my husband's stay SO wonderful"! I know he had a fabulous time conversing with you. The Peake-Fairfax House is not just a retreat for the body, a comfortable cocoon to rest from touring but a delight in the morning with such a delicious breakfast, but a banquet for the eyes with the art and furnishings. Most important, the experience was a treat for the intellect with such stimulating conversation with the hosts. Thank you for making Billy and me so welcome in your home you made us truly feel part of the family and that is a rare thing when traveling. Bless you!
Billy & Nancy M
9/16/2012

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Jewel Of a Home!

How lucky we were to find your gorgeous B&B. We've always wanted to enjoy a unique Old Town Alexandriaexperience and staying here was like a dream. This is a jewel of a home! Thank you for your hospitality, the delicious breakfasts and your engaging company. We hope to return.
Mike & Rachel B
9/16/2012

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Departure Day Too Fast

Our departure Day has come all too fast. Jacob, our teen grandson has had a memorable visit to Alexandria and Washington. How we have enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. The fresh flowers, healthy, delicious breakfasts, comfortable beds, beautiful decor and your wonderful hospitality have been the added bonus to our vacation. We would love to come back someday. Thank you!
Gene, Elaine & Jacob V
9/16/2012

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Welcoming Hosts

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway at your warm and welcoming historic home. Your fine collection of art,antiquesand furnishings made our experience even more rich than we could have possibly imagined. It was also most kind of you to order two days of fantastic weather for our daily excursoins! Suffice it to say, we would strongly advise anyone wishing to stay in an Alexandria B&B to call upon you two most welcoming hosts and stay at The Peake-Fairfax House.
Michael & Kitty B
9/16/2012

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From Our Hearts

Oh my gosh! You two are such beautiful people! Thank you from our hearts for your generous and gentle ways of making our stay so memorable! Your home is lovely and so clean; I wish I could move in and live there. We will be back!
Bob & Jane W
9/16/2012

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First Time B&B Stay

Thank you both for making our first time in a Bed and Breakfast so wonderful! You are both so gracious and have the talent for making your guests feel so welcome. Such a beautiful home, yet so comfortable and liveable. Your guidance during our visit was truly appreciated. We will return and that's not meant as a threat!
Bob & Debbie H
9/16/2012

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Wedding Anniversary

hanks so much for trusting the "unhknown Johnsons" to stay in your lovely historic home. What a wonderful way to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary! We delighted in looking at all your beautiful furnishings and fine art and had a great time in DC Mt. Vernon and Alexandria. If you ever want to come to Chicago, please contact us!
John & Mary J
9/16/2012

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Healthy Royalty !

How nice to be in such a beautiful place and to be spoiled with breakfasts fit for (healthy) royalty! From being surrounded by the beautiful art and antiques, to the perfect fruit, yogurt and freshly baked croissants served at breakfast, we enjoyed every minute!One thing, warn me not to pick up one of Chet Nagle's books because once started, I couldn't put it down!
Diane & Mike A
9/16/2012

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Kindness & Hospitality

I felt truly honored to stay in your lovely, beautifully restored home. What a privilege! On more than one occasion, my wife and I admired your home from without. Your kindness and hospitality made it a hundred times more pleasant within. If your business brings you to Germany, please allow us to return the favor. Warm regards
Capt. David A. T
9/16/2012

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Canterbury UK

We have been bowled over by your hospitality and kindness. Our stay in the United States has been like a holiday with friends and you couldn't have done more to make us feel at home. It has been our privilege, mine, my husband's and our daughters to live in your lovely home for a week. Being at the Peake-Fairfax House has inspired us to get to grips with our own "ancient monument" when we get back to the UK.
Marian & Paul B
9/16/2012

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Slept Likje Babies

What a relaxing stay we've had on our last days in Virginia. The restaurant you suggested was perfect and we slept like babies enjoying your home so much. Thank you for your hospitality!
Sylvia & Russ B
9/16/2012

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Wonderful Home and Experience

The house is a wonderful change of pace from the usual Washington area hotels. Its authentic period charm and location are without rival in Old Town Alexandria.
Jason Flashman

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Cozy

My wife and I stayed two nights in this elegantly furnished, well restored historic home. We enjoyed walking in the historic district of Alexandria, VA, looking at the other historic houses in "Old Town" visiting the shops and restaurants that were close by. The owners were very gracious and made us feel right at home.
Chuck Kays
Louisville, KY
11/6/2010

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GROSSLY OVER PRICED

$175 third floor room with tiny, Spartan bath down hall with display-only towels (don't use, carry your own from room plus toiletries each trip to wc) whos central air sounds like a 747, tinyimpossible to see tv in corner of room without cable that got no major network stations or even CNN (got Islamic and Russian newscast stations), dark and welcoming as a funeral home with most lights turned off, wifi that would not connect, no external facilities save two metal chairs in backyard, difficult to find due to lack of external signs and no street number on web sites, flexible breakfast hours because you fix it yourself from supermarket frozen bread, juice, yogurt, one type of fruit; like staying in a beautifully furnished antique store (which is what it is, complete with price tags on decorations). Grossly inflated prices underscore this one stay only establishment as being run for the owners benefit not the guests. Probably wrote their own glowing reviews. Rooms at less than $175 plus tax and fees are on 4th floor up a ladder. Facilities are extremely well cleaned as is you wallet by your rarely present hosts.
JOHN-PAUL SCHRADER
7/15/2010

Management Response
We are very sorry this guest was disappointed with our Georgian period inn. This property is on the historic registry and like all homes from this period did not have indoor plumbing originally. Like all of the historic homes of the period, plumbing has been added where space permits. All of our rooms feature private baths though some are in the hall adjacent to the rooms. Cable TVs and WiFi are provided for all of our guests. We hope guests will tell us about any difficulties they have and give us an opportunity to ensure their needs are met. We find that most guests enjoy the period charm and convenience of our home situated in the heart of historic Old Town. We strive to exceed our guests expectations and to offer outstanding value with rates that are lower than federal government per diem rates for all of our rooms.
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