It’s no secret, if you’ve read my column over the years, you know I love food, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. One name associated with great food over the years in Adams County is George Keeney. For decades, George has been treating locals with delicious cuisine at various venues around the county. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago I learned that Chef George and his wife Cindy had purchased the Fairfield Inn. I sat down with George recently to talk about his plans for the inn. The first thing he mentioned was the re-branding of the inn. The name will be “The Mansion House 1757.” The property was originally known as the Mansion House after being built 19 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The historic property was once a meeting house in colonial days with Patrick Henry reportedly hosting gatherings within its walls. It wasn’t until 1830 a license was issued for it to become a tavern.
Mansion House will be known as a “boutique inn.” He notes that most of bed and breakfast establishments do not have a restaurant and bar. He says he wants to provide services with specialties such as massages in your room if you would like.