Experience the History
A favorite destination of locals and travelers alike, Poplar Springs is a magnificent historic property located on over 170 acres in Fauquier County. With its rolling hills, ponds, and abundant wildlife, we offer our guests an exquisite and unparalleled adventure in Virginia’s idyllic countryside, melding exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views with unrivaled hospitality.
Poplar Springs is deeply rooted in local history, and its origins trace back to a pre-Revolutionary era. However, it was not until the late 1920s that Poplar Springs was finally constructed. A prominent lawyer (Robert Randolph Hicks) and his bride (Rose Beatrice Sutton) created what is now The Manor House Restaurant, having designed it to resemble 16th and 17th century European architecture. Its primary construction utilized fieldstone located on the property, which is believed to have originated from the fireplaces of Civil War Union camps. Today, the stone remains a very distinctive feature throughout the main dining room where it is further complimented by soaring thirty-foot ceilings, oversized fireplaces, gorgeous stained glass windows, and French doors framing views of rolling lawns and a creek beyond.
In 2002, husband and wife team Howard Foer and Lauren Levine built the boutique Inn and Spa, and converted The Manor House into a formal restaurant. With the Foers’ European flair, culinary detail, and impeccable service standards, Poplar Springs quickly became a celebrated and renowned establishment, earning many illustrious accolades nationwide.
We cordially invite you to join us in the newest era of Poplar Springs, an era of revitalization with a passion for the epicurean culture and a place where one comes to relieve the stresses and strains of daily life in a peaceful, natural setting. Under the ownership of local businessmen and hospitality professionals Michael Eisele and Richard Thompson, and under the direction of General Manager, Charles Holt, we reopen in May 2014, newly renovated and with the addition of many stunning new amenities. Dine in a romantic, candlelit setting; dip in the crystal blue pool; lounge in the hot tub under the stars; fish in the ponds; indulge in a hot stone massage; and savor live music and fine wine on the patio. There is no shortage of activities on our tranquil grounds, and immediately you will feel the stress of the outside world melt away.
We invite you to “Indulge in OUR world”, where each day we continue the Foers’ legacy and where you, too, will become a part of the rich history surrounding Poplar Springs.