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Historic Poplar Springs

The origins of Poplar Springs predate the era of the American Revolution. However, it was not until the late 1920s that Poplar Springs as we see it today was constructed. Prominent lawyer Robert Randolph Hicks and his bride, Rose Beatrice Sutton, are credited with building what is now the Manor House Restaurant. Designed 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.

The Inn and Spa were added to the property in 2002, when the Manor House was converted into a formal restaurant. Poplar Springs quickly became a celebrated and renowned establishment, earning accolades nationwide.


  • Voted Best Bed & Breakfast Location 2014 in Northern Virginia
  • Voted Best Bed & Breakfast Location 2015 in Northern Virginia
  • Voted Best Bed & Breakfast Location 2016 in Northern Virginia
  • Voted Best Spa in Best of Warrenton 2016
  • Voted OpenTables Diners’ Choice 2017
  • Voted Wedding Wires Couples’ Choice 2017




For many of our guests, just being on the grounds of Poplar Springs and enjoying its tranquility is the perfect way to enjoy themselves. But for those who are feeling just a little more ambitious, Poplar Springs carries the unusually rich benefit of location. It sits amid two of Virginia’s most distinctive traditions – horses and vineyards. This opens the door to a bounty of related activities.

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