What They Say About Us
"Sweet Bliss. Drive to Poplar Springs, the Inn Spa, for a massage or facial and poolside relaxation."
—35 Great Day Trips:Terrific Ideas for Whiling Away a Day, Washingtonian magazine, August 2012
“Sitting in the main dining room, we were totally overwhelmed by the thirty-foot-high stone walls, the dramatic beams, and the fabulous tapestry hanging over the huge fireplace. Equally impressive are the balconies, the arched windows, and the double French doors that open onto a flagstone terrace offering marvelous views of the rolling lawns beyond. The old library has been turned into a bar where one can sip an aperitif and peruse the menu or imbibe an after-dinner cognac before turning in for the night.” —A Taste of Virginia History: A Guide to Historic Eateries and Their Recipes
“Foer, who began a successful Washington, D.C., catering business with his wife nearly 18 years ago, says he has always wanted to establish a place like Poplar Springs. 'A project like this is the ultimate for me,' he says. 'I love being out in the country on a good piece of land, with a full-service experience available for our guests. I wanted to create a place where people can indulge—whatever that means to them: indulge in rest, recreation, spa treatments, good food, fine wine, whatever they need.'” —Ensemble, Winter 2005
“Sitting on a 200-acre working farm about 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., the Inn Spa at Poplar Springs delivers a luxurious experience. The Custom Massage… begins with a consultation with a massage therapist who designs a session using several techniques. Check out the International Water Bar with refreshing stills and sparklings from around the world.” —Southern Living, January 2006
“The guest rooms are large, comfortably furnished and, as the management promises, a place for pampering. Standard luxuries: good-down duvets, triple-sheeted beds, plush robes, turndown service at night and a morning paper at your door. Most rooms feature private patios.
“If these comforts haven't turned mind and body to mush, more rigorous activities await. The lightly traveled lanes around Casanova invite bicycling. Horseback riding and golf can be arranged nearby. On the grounds, stroll the nature trails or play a game of tennis.” —HR Monthly, November 2002
“One will never be bored at Poplar Springs. Besides the spa and pool, the property offers tennis, walking and bike trails and fishing. If guests need a change of pace, there are a nearby golf course, excellent shopping and antiquing in Warrenton, and a year-round calendar of festivals and equestrian events, not to mention Civil War and vineyard tours. The staff can also make arrangements for trips to the theater, restaurants and museums in Washington, D.C, only 55 minutes away, or classes in cooking, massage techniques, skin care, yoga, nutrition and water aerobics. The Inn Spa also hosts special events, meetings and weddings.” —Virginia Living, June 2003
“The artfully prepared and presented creations are declarations of Mr. Foer's passion for his craft. The amuse bouche medley of duck confit, peach soup and Sunset Beach oyster that started the meal was light and refreshing: just a sample of the pleasures to follow.” —Grapevine magazine, September/October 2005
“Charming and cozy, this brand-new inn and spa doesn't need to work very hard to relieve weary souls. That's because its 200 rolling green acres stretch through the idyllic Virginia countryside. In the spa, guests can indulge in an extensive menu that uses Aveda and Babor skin care products. Another plus: It's conveniently located less than an hour from Washington, D.C.” —W Magazine, November 2002
“Poplar Springs has become a spot where guests can enjoy the tranquility of country life yet still be pampered to their hearts' content. The area's natural beauty only serves as a canvas upon which the service and amenities are displayed. At the spa, guests indulge in massages, stress-relieving facials or treatments from the salon. There's also a pool and whirlpool, a well-equipped exercise facility and steam rooms.” —Southern Living
“The Manor House is a grand stone edifice of baronial proportions nestled among the trees for which is named and surrounded by 200 acres of verdant pastures. Adjacent to the Manor House is the full service spa added by Howard and Lauren.
“We arrived at 1:00 in the afternoon and were led to a table by manager Pierre Monyard. Following a celebratory libation, a parade of dishes began appearing at our table. It was a very long and delicious parade.” —Middleburg Eccentric
“The restaurant has supplemental private rooms; you can reserve them for a high-level board meeting (which several Fortune 500 companies and also big non-profits do). The ambiance is also just right for romantic and special occasions—not all restaurants can cover that span. While you are there, check out the adjoining bar. Again, an architectural surprise: not the expected dark, cavernous tavern, but a spacious sunlit extension of the Medieval theme. For you sports fans, you can "catch the score" on the discreet television above the bar.” —Old Town Crier, October 2004
“Wander the paths, ponder the lake, or indulge in the spa, which offers everything from exfoliation scrubs to mud baths to massages. If the pool is closed for the season, the outdoor whirlpool jets on.
“If you equate spa dining with a free-range chicken nugget and a mint sprig, think again. This inn boasts divine cuisine and fine wines served in front of a roaring fireplace.” —Washington Spaces, January-February 2005
“I came back with pretty pink toenails. And relaxed shoulders. And a real sense of what's been going on in my girlfriend's life. It took only 24 hours to give me an entirely new lease on life, but I couldn't have done it without the gorgeous setting, the friendly service, the fabulous food and wine, and the luxurious spa at Poplar Springs, the Inn Spa, in Casanova, Va.” —Richmond magazine, July 2005
“Enter a world of total luxury in the tranquil setting of Poplar Springs—The Inn Spa. A retreat for the body and soul where one can indulge in pampering designed to restore and refresh. Poplar Springs offers a luxurious Spa, Blue Stone Swimming Pool, tennis, nearby golf, and a wealth of leisure activities in the surrounding Virginia countryside.” —Spa Magazine