The Battletown Inn is Permanently Closed


For a number of years this was the official website for the Battletown Inn, a hidden gem, located in Berryville, VA. First constructed in 1809 by the Town of Berryville’s founder, Benjamin Berry, the Battletown Inn had been a part of the community for over 200 years. During the Civil War, wounded troops were treated here when it served as a military hospital.
Content is from the site's 2012 archived pages.

Sadly, according to Trip Advisor & Yelp the The Battletown Inn is permanently closed.

Take a nostalgic trip back to 2012.


The Battletown Inn

The Battletown Inn
102 West Main St.
Berryville, VA. 22611


My boyfriend and I were planning to come to Va to play golf. I was referred to The Battletown Inn by the pro at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. What a great decision we made by staying here! Absolutely the most unique, quaint weekend experience ever! From the start of the reservation, to the very end of departure we had a wonderful time! Thank you all so much for such a personal touch! Jim please come to WV!
~ Brian and Paula


Welcome to The Battletown Inn, where you will experience the warmth and charm of historic Clarke County, Virginia. Located on Main Street in Berryville, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Shenandoah Valley is known for its beautiful scenery. The BTI offers southern cuisine with a modern edge. The BTI is unassumingly making its mark as a culinary destination. Whether you join us for a romantic fireside dinner, relax on our patio or gather with friends in our tavern we hope to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

Sitting west of the main house are nine newly renovated guest rooms. Each room is individually appointed with a full or queen size bed and modern amenities. The BTI family looks forward to welcoming you and hopes to provide you with a pleasurable experience.

Upcoming summer special events:

Lots of perfect weather to enjoy dinner on the patio! Or if you like inside our dining rooms or up in the tavern.

There are lots of new things happening at The Battletown Inn this summer. Our menu is changing, there are special music performances, special weekend deals, and lots of events happening in town. Please contact us to find out about our weekend specials!

After a wonderful dinner and drinks, don't forget about our cozy and romantic accommodations!

Summer Getaway Special

Four-course dinner and one-night accommodations for $150! *

  Call us at 540.955.4100 for more details & reservations

* Chef's choice. Holidays excluded. Weekend price is $200

Live Music
Music is out on the beautiful patio when weather permits and upstairs in the Gray Ghost Tavern when the weather isn't cooperating. Several very talented solo artists and groups from the area perform on the 1st Thursday of the month and on other dates for special event shows. Please contact us for schedule.

History and Quality in Berryville
The Battletown Inn is over 200 years old and it still is one of the best known places in the area where you can enjoy the great atmosphere, service, food, drinks and accommodations. If you ask someone where is a good place to eat in Clarke County Virginia, one special place comes to mind, The Battletown Inn. So not only is The Battletown Inn known for it's great food and accommodations, it also is known for it's history in the charming town of Berryville. People come from all over the area, Northern Virginia, Winchester VA, Charles Town WV, and even from Loudoun County VA. to enjoy the fine dining and accommodations at The Battletown Inn. We hope to see you soon and look forward to serving you!  Contact us for reservations.


Built as a private home for the daughter of Berryville's founder in 1809, it was renovated and refurbished with period antiques in 1943, at which time it was opened as an inn to the public. Renovated again in 2007, the owners took careful consideration in balancing the resurrection of the home’s original architecture and unique nuances with modern amenities that offer today’s comfort and convenience for their guests. This elegant inn offers nine luxuriously appointed guest rooms and some mini suites that come with whirlpool jets or Jacuzzis, ensuring a cozy, relaxing atmosphere.

The Battletown Inn includes a restaurant that instills a casual, comfortable approach to traditional, fine Southern Virginia cuisine. The Inn at Battletown is convenient to many of the hottest destinations within Northern Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Whether your idea of a visit to our hotel involves a quiet, tranquil visit or taking in all the local history, recreation, and entertainment, dining on our traditional Southern cuisine, or a nightcap at our Gray Ghost Tavern, we look forward to making your experience at BTI favorable.

 Four-course dinner and one-night accommodations for $150! *

  Call us at 540.955.4100 for more details & reservations

* Chef's choice
  Holidays excluded
  Weekend price is $200

Weekend Special
A dining experience at the Battletown Inn provides our guests with a casual, comfortable approach to traditional, fine Southern Virginia cuisine. Get away for a romantic weekend or just a time to relax, stay Saturday night and receive a free Sunday Brunch.



All rooms have private bath, cable TV, air-conditioning / heat and wireless internet. There are no telephones, refrigerators, or blow dryers in the rooms. All the featured rooms listed below have been recently renovated. Please contact us for questions or more details.

Room 11 (Double bed)
$125 / night, based on two-person occupancy
The bright, airy room features soft blue and cream color schemes and offers a full-sized four-poster antique bed with luxurious linens, hardwood flooring, sitting room, and views of historic downtown Main Street. First floor.

Room 12 (Double bed with double Jacuzzi)
$125 / night, based on two-person occupancy
Exposed brick walls, hardwood flooring, an antique, canopied double bed complete with luxurious linens, a double Jacuzzi and views of historic downtown Main Street creates the perfectly cozy, relaxing ambiance. First floor.

Room 14 (Double bed)
$125 / night, based on two-person occupancy
Dramatic lighting and warm color schemes in hues of reds and creams offer a divine atmosphere for this room. Hardwood flooring, bathtub with jets, antique full-sized canopy bed complete with luxurious linens, and views of historic downtown Main Street will make this room your favorite getaway. Cable television and in-room coffee service area included. First floor.

Room 22 (Full size bed)
$125 / night, based on two-person occupancy
The perfect cozy getaway, this newly renovated room has beautiful antique furniture, warm and inviting colors, highlighted by the sun-filled windows, cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors, full-sized bed with luxurious linens, and a full bath. Second floor.

Room 23 (Full size bed)
$150 / night, based on two-person occupancy
An enchanting getaway, this suite features soft blue and cream color schemes, hardwood flooring, full-sized four-poster bed with luxurious linens, full bath, and a sitting room with antique armoire and oriental rugs. Second floor.

Room 25 (Queen bed)
$150 / night, based on two-person occupancy
Exposed brick walls, vaulted, exposed beam ceiling, original bookcase, hardwood flooring,
step-up bath entry, queen-sized bed with luxurious linens, and views of historic downtown Main Street ensures this spacious room instills all the treasured charm of yesteryear. Second floor.

Room 26 (Full size bed)
$89 / night, based on two-person occupancy
Our smallest room is quaint but like home away from home, with hardwood flooring, full-sized bed with luxurious linens, and full bath. Second floor.

Check-in & Check-out Times
Check-in time is at 3:00 pm.  Check-out time is 11 am.

Deposit, Payment Methods, and Cancellation Policies
A single night's stay deposit is required upon reservation, preferably by credit card. Payment is required at check in.

Deposit is returned if notice is given 10 days or more prior to arrival date. If notice is given less than 10 days before the arrival date, the deposit is forfeited unless we are able to re-book the room(s) or you wish to apply it to a future stay. No shows (cancellations without notice) will be charged the entire amount of the reserved stay. Reservations of three or more rooms require a thirty day cancellation notice.
The Battletown Inn gladly accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, travelers’ checks, and cash.

Minimum Stay
Weekends during high season, special events, and holidays may require a 2-night minimum stay.

Our room rates are for single or double occupancy. Additional persons can be accommodated for a charge of $25 per person per night.

Unfortunately we do not accept pets as overnight guests. However, we respect the need to travel with your pet and have provided a list below of our recommended kennels and boarding facilities within 10 miles of our accommodations:

Blue Mist Grooming
19616 Airmont Road, Round Hill, VA 20142
(540) 554.2273

Judy’s Grooming and Boarding
747 Kimble Road, Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 955.3308

STA Can Kennels
122 Allegheny Ridge Lane, Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 955.0412

Smoking is permitted in limited areas outside only.

Special Events and Group Rates
The Battletown Inn is an ideal setting for a myriad of events including family reunions, company outings, small conferences or retreats, birthday or anniversary parties, as well as weddings. Special discounts for non-profits, religious organizations, and government agencies.

Comments / Suggestions
We would like to receive your comments about your experience at The Battletown Inn. Your opinion is important to us.




A dining experience at the Battletown Inn provides our guests with a casual, comfortable approach to traditional, fine Southern Virginia cuisine. Brian Whitson, our Executive Chef, prepares lunch and dinner menus that include fresh meats and produce that have peaked for the season. Our well-portioned meals are never pretentious; our aim is to provide our guests with a meal that they will share with their table mates and recall fondly long after they leave. The warm glow of the fireplace and comfortable seating creates the perfect ambiance to enjoy good food with your friends, family and/or colleagues.

Gray Ghost Tavern
Whether you wish to begin your meal with a glass of wine before being seated, prefer a light fare at the bar or wish to complete your evening with a nightcap before retiring to your room, consider the Gray Ghost Tavern. Located on the second floor of the restaurant, the tavern offers a complete bar, specialized menu and ample seating for a private area for two or a small party.

Patio Seating
Wish to enjoy our fine cuisine in an outdoor setting? Request our new patio seating (weather permitting). With heaters to remove the chill in the air on those cool nights, market umbrellas to eliminate the suns rays, and an outdoor speaker system to enjoy some subtle music, there’s no better venue to enjoy a good meal. During warm weather there is live music on Thursday nights on the patio.

Corporate or Private Event
Consider the Battletown Inn for your next business meeting, birthday party or other special events. We are happy to accommodate groups of 2 to 100 in our dining rooms, on the patio or in the tavern. Private event rooms and catering are also available. Please inquire at the front desk for more information.



Originally constructed in 1809 by Benjamin Berry, founder of the town of Berryville, the Battletown Inn can trace its hospitality roots back almost 200 years. Serving first as a home to Mr. Berry’s daughter, Sarah Stribling, the Inn was host to many gatherings in the small community then known as Battletown. In the later 19th century, wounded soldiers were cared for within the building while it served as a military hospital. Tales are still told about the distraught Confederate who hung himself in what is now the Gray Ghost Tavern after learning his love had married a Union soldier. And, to this day, many have insisted that they have experienced his presence.

In the 1920’s the Inn began welcoming guests as the “Sign of the Motor Coach Inn.” The name Battletown was adopted in 1936 when Mary Murray purchased the property and opened a restaurant specializing in country cuisine. Today the historic building has been renovated and revitalized. The Battletown Inn offers southern comfort foods with a contemporary twist in an elegant, yet relaxed setting. Executive Chef Brian Whitson prepares succulent dishes that are sure to delight.

History of Clarke County
Clarke County, named for Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clarke, was formed in 1836 from Frederick County. This area was part of Lord Fairfax’s 5 million acre property. A young George Washington surveyed the area for Lord Fairfax. In the latter part of the 18th century, many descendants of Tidewater Virginia’s most prestigious families moved here, bringing with them their plantation lifestyle and love of fox hunting.

During the Civil War, Clarke County was protected by Colonel John S. Mosby and his famous Rangers. Those local homes spared from burning by Federal troops owe thanks to The Grey Ghost and his men. During July 1864, Cool Spring Farm along the Shenandoah River witnessed the Battle of Berryville. In August 1864, during The Berryville Train Raid, Mosby’s Rangers chased a group of Federals into town who took refuge in the Berryville Baptist Church, where bullet holes remain as evidence of the raid. After the war, largely undamaged Clarke settled back to farming. In the early 1900s, wealthy industrialists bought and restored many aging plantation homes to their former glory. Today, life in Clarke County is still based on the rhythms of the seasons and the Shenandoah River.

Courtesy of the Clarke County Historical Association



Bob, Allen & Christina
(Bob & Allen are from Annandale & Christina is from Virginia Beach)

We were up visiting the wine/balloon festival and you were recommended by several of the workers there. We had an amazing lunch - the food was out of this world and the ambiance was really nice. The waiter, who I believe was the manager, was wonderful and so charming. We will absolutely be back to try dinner sometime. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

This happy customer rated us Excellent on all the following catagories:

  • Drinks: Excellent
  • Atmosphere: Excellent
  • Server: Excellent
  • Dining: Excellent
  • Food: Excellent
  • Overall: Excellent

Pleasantly suprised
I recently stayed at the Battletown Inn and was pleasantly suprised. We were offered one of their newly remodled rooms. It was absolutly charming! The room we stayed in had cathedral ceilings and brick walls. It was beautiful. A lot of classic charm to this inn. Also located next to the inn is their resturant. The food was spectacular! If you are going to be in the Berryville area we highly recomend The Battletown Inn.

Beth and Tim
I was asked by one of the owners to give an honest reveiw on this site. Since the takeover in March of 2006 we have stayed in the inn twice. We have tried two different rooms and both were marvelous. We have recommended it to several people.

The restaurant, in my opinion is a 5 star. The food is to beyond words, you must eat there! The service was great and everyone really cared about our experience.

Lovely Virginia Inn
The new owners have done a wonderful job in renovating this established inn. The restaurant is wonderful and my favorite is being surrounded by the antique decor.

Great Dinner Experience!
For my wife's birthday, we were looking for a new and unique resturant to experience and WOW, we were not disappointed! Unique old world atmosphere and nearly 5 star dinner experience, we'll definitely be back. Loved the seared scallops w/ pan gravy!

Very, Very Nice
I came out to golf for the weekend, 72 holes in two days. The room was great, newly renovated, everything i needed. I had a great meal both nights, slept great, and played great golf. Many courses within 30 minutes. I enjoyed it so much, i booked another room just to come back with my girlfriend. I travel often, spend time in large hotel chains, i will look for places like this moving forward.

An Inn in stunning surroundings
We recently stayed at the Inn after driving through some of the most spectacular, lush scenery in the state. Our room had all the amenities and the old world charm found only in historic landmark inns. The food at the inn's restaurant was beyond the norm, as was the wine served. This is a great experience at a reasonable price.

Top Notch wedding venue
Not enough can be said for this gem in the valley!!! All of our expectations were exceeded. They were with us every step of the way planning an unforgettable wedding brunch for 60, as well as providing the perfect stay for our out of town guests. The menu was everything we wanted and more! The service was beyond compare!! Sunday brunch was a very special treat!! The entire weekend was seamless. Thank you to all the staff, including but not limited to: Jim, Ming, Brian and Dee, for the memorable time you created for us!!

James Lynch is the "host with the most"
My husband and I came up for the weekend to visit a friend and this was by far one of the quaintest hotels I’ve ever stayed in and as a business owner who travels 23 days out of the month, I’ve had the pleasure of staying in some pretty great places. This hotel and it’s owners (James Lynch is the “host with the most”) are definitely on the top of my list and we are very much looking forward to coming back again and again. The rooms are tastefully decorated, the bathrooms are comfortable and the old world charm is just enchanting! And the food…well I think we tried just about everything on the menu! The crab cakes were straight out of the ocean, the salad was fresh from the field and their deserts…all I can say is “oh my Turtle Pie!” I highly recommend this wonderful establishment for a romantic get-away, weekend with the girls, poker game with the guys or visiting family and friends, guaranteed you’ll want to visit again. We sure will ;-)




Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, protected between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Allegheny Ridge—Clarke County has much to offer. Just a little less than an hour outside of Washington, DC and less than thirty minutes from Dulles International Airport, Clarke County is privileged to be nestled close to the historic towns of CharlesTown, Harpers Ferry, Leesburg, Manassas, Middleburg, Waterford and Winchester.

Visit our historic sites and homes, cycle on our scenic roads, canoe and fish on the Shenandoah River, horseback ride, play golf, take a balloon ride or hike the Appalachian Trail. There’s always something to experience in Clarke County. We’re closer than you think!

For information and local events in and around Clarke County, visit

Below we have provided a list of local attractions, links to their websites, and miles from BTI.


Airplane and Balloon Rides
Balloons Unlimited   (50 minutes)
Blue Ridge Hot Air Balloons (15 minutes)
WWII Fighter Rides (15 minutes)

Really Great Finds (15 minutes

Gleneden Labradoodles (5 minutes)

Automobile Racing
Summit Point Raceway (15 minutes)

Canoeing, Tubing, Hiking and Rafting
Bears Den Trail Center (10 minutes)
BTI Whitewater (20 minutes)
Historical River Tours (20 minutes)
River and Trail Outfitters (20 minutes)
River Riders (20 minutes)
The Outfitter at Harpers Ferry (20 minutes)

Shenandoah Caverns (about an hour)
Luray Caverns (1 hour, 15 minutes)

Golf Courses
Virginia National Golf Club (10 minutes)
Rock Harbor Golf Course (15 minutes)
Bowling Green Country Club (20 minutes)
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club (20 minutes)
Jackson's Chase at Pine Hills (25 minutes)
Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club (40 minutes)
Cacapon Golf Course (45 minutes)

Historic Landmarks
Clarke County Historical Association Museum & Archives (2 minutes)
Josephine School Community Museum (2 minutes)
Burwell-Morgan Mill (10 minutes)
Historic Long Branch (10 minutes)
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation & Battlefield (20 minutes)
Harpers Ferry (20 minutes)
Antietam Civil War Battlefield (30 minutes)
Gettysburg National Battlefield (about an hour)

Horse Racing / Gaming
Charles Town Races & Slots (15 minutes)

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley   (15 minutes)
George Washington's Office/Museum (15 minutes)

Holy Cross Abbey (10 minutes)

The State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Farm (15 minutes)
Appalachian Trail Conference (20 minutes)
Harper’s Ferry National Park (20 minutes)
Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive (20 minutes)
Sky Meadows State Park (20 minutes)
George Washington National Forest (25 minutes)

Winery / Vineyards
Veramar Vineyard (5 minutes)
Breaux Vineyards (20 minutes)
Loudoun Valley Vineyard (25 minutes)
Chrysalis Vineyards (45 minutes)
Corcoran Vineyards (45 minutes)
Hillsborough Vineyards (45 minutes)
Lost Creek Winery and Vineyards (45 minutes)
Tarara Winery (45 minutes)
Willowcroft Vineyard (45 minutes)
Glen Manor Vineyards (50 minutes)
Shenandoah Vineyards (50 minutes)  
Cave Ridge Vineyard (about an hour)