The walls in all the guests rooms were selected to reflect the original historic colors, and the yellow hues found in the Betty Washington Room are no different. Located in the Inn’s original structure, the Betty Washington room features a king sized sleigh bed, a flat screen tv, a working fireplace, and the most spacious bathroom in the Inn. An ideal choice for a romantic getaway and weary travelers alike. Feel at ease enjoying a bath in the spacious Soaking tub and a cozy evening near the the fireplace.
Facing her former residence at 1201 Princess Anne, the legacy of Betty Washington inspired Room 201. Betty Washington was born in 1733 at Mount Vernon to Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. At 5 years old, Betty and her four brothers, George, Samuel, John Augustine, and Charles, moved to Ferry Farm (located across the Rappahannock River). In 1750 Betty married her second cousin, Fielding Lewis, a wealthy Fredericksburg businessman. Fielding Lewis married Betty following the death of his first wife, Catherine Washington (George and Betty’s first cousin) due to complications in childbirth. The couple resided at 1201 Princess Anne Street, the property located directly across the street from the Inn, for the first 25 years of their marriage. In 1775 Betty and Fielding and their thirteen children moved to the Kenmore Plantation. Following Fielding’s death, their eldest son inherited the Plantation, and Betty resided at a farm south of Fredericksburg until her death in 1797.