After moving his antique shop from Bethesda, Maryland to Aldie, Tucker Withers learned that
his great-uncle's house was for sale, and decided that he must have it. In the process of
making a bid, Tucker discovered that one of the property's outbuildings had been home to his
great-grandparents during their last years. "Unknowingly. I'd returned home." he says.
Though the house was in poor condition, Tucker restored it with the intention of welcoming bed
and breakfast guests by 1982. Now the home features modern baths and rooms decorated
with beautiful antiques---quilts, hooked and braided rugs, spool beds and 19th-century
paintings. The inn consists of the main house and a log cabin, built around 1810 as well as The
Patent House, dating to the late 1700's.
Tucker's enthusiasm for this region is unlimited, and is equaled by your praise for his inn:
Aldie's small-town charms include its many antique stores and its working gristmill built in
1810. It's protected from the urban sprawl, and congestion of Washington, only 35 miles
away--by the Bull Run Mountains to the east and prime horse farms to the west. Cyclists love
our back-roads and there are eight wineries in the area: nearby Middleburg is known as the
'heart of fox-hunting country.
The rooms are decorated with country antiques that lend a homey aura: the staff is friendly and
efficient, creating a home-away-from-home feeling. The sleepy little town of Aldie provides
country-static peace and quiet. Breakfast is prepared at the convenience of the guest and
includes items as Dutch apple baby, sausage and eggs, or my favorite, baked French toast.
The breakfast always comes with an assortment of juices, locally made sausages, homemade
poppy seed muffins or strawberry bread, and of course, great conversation. For evening
snacks Tucker always leaves an assortment of refreshments and cheese and other munchies
in the kitchen for guests to enjoy.
The combination of quiet location, nearby attractions variety of decor in the antique-filled
rooms, a warming fire on cool evenings. and the friendliest of innkeepers creates an
unbeatable combination. The Little River Inn offers super-clean surroundings in a private
This wonderful inn has a warm friendly and efficient staff. Beautiful quilts and stenciled lamps
(each different) are in every room with antiques everywhere. The tiny Patent House is private
and romantic, furnished with an attractive quilt, and a cozy fireside sitting area. Having
breakfast brought in from the main house completes the stay at the Little River Inn. .