The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant

The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.goodstone.com/
  • Phone: (540) 687-3333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 12-2pm
    Dinner: 5:30-9pm
    Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12-2pm

    Open seven days a week.

    Children over the age of 8 are welcome for dining.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Leonard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant will cater to all of your needs - big and small. (Advance notice of such requests is required.) In addition, Goodstone offers an impressive Wine Cellar Dining Room featuring an extensive collection of vintages from Virginia and around the world, and the elegant Manor House for intimate, catered events on the estate.
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of nine to twelve are invited to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience in our cellar. A custom menu with wines paired will be created for your group. The experience will be tailored to your party's particular tastes.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Boyer, Director of Sales 540-687-3333x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Foxcroft Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is located to the left of the Carriage House where the restaurant is located.
A word from The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant features a refined approach to French Country cuisine keeping to traditional and classical techniques. The innovative farm-to-table cuisine and the pastoral setting on a 265-acre estate in Virginia's wine and hunt country provide a unique dining experience for restaurant guests.
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The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)romantic (54)fit for foodies (50)scenic view (39)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Mjfoodies
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Everything was excellent. The Chateaubriand was outstanding. Great poached lobster for appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place to go when money isn't a concern.
    Tuliplady1234
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was presented with class and tasted wonderful. We will be going back for Thanksgiving dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very close to true 5 star dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Expensive and well worth it. The quiet ambiance, the fresh ingredients, the exquisite flavors, the attention to detail....says it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing lunch
    OnyxVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My wife and I decided to head out to Goodstone for lunch on Veteran's Day. Lovely drive to Middleburg, then a couple miles on narrow gravel roads, not easy to get to, but OH so worth it. We ordered the Chef's surprise lunch, They ask to make sure you aren't allergic or dislike certain things, then they bring you a special lunch. Started with an incredible crab and truffle risotto, SOOO creamy and absolutely delicious. Followed by a salad with a strawberries, arugula, balsamic reduction and the MOST amazingly creamy and mild goat cheese, Followed by sea scallops with fingerling potatoes and broccoli florets with a lemon brown butter sauce. So perfectly prepared, melt in your mouth scallops. Lastly a wildberry shortcake with lemon curds and berry coulis. Amazing. Truly one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. And the best part, the Chef's surprise menu is a good deal, All 4 courses for $49.00. For food that fresh, and amazingly prepared, I think it was a steal. We'd like to go back for dinner some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebInFfx
    DebInFfx
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What an unbelievable gem ! The brunch food was incredible, the service prompt, quiet and unobtrusive and the price reasonable. Thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I am not an adventurous eater, but tried the chef's surprise 4 course lunch. The chef did a great job, knowing how adventurous to go. I was a bit surprised how salty a few items were, but overall had a wonderful time and it was delicious for a special anniversary lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. Delicious food and impeccable service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Goodstone Inn
    tthomasVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We loved everything about our meal Everything was perfectly prepared and service impeccable .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DCdiner
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We went to the Goodstone Restaurant for my husband's birthday. I had been trying to get into the Inn for a couple of years and finally made dinner reservations. The dining room and lounge by the fireplace are beautiful. We took a glass of champagne out by the pool to watch the sunset, and then went to the dining room for dinner. The food was a delight... and the service was perfect. I definitely recommend dining at the Goodstone Inn Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Beautiful Surprise
    guestVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I was delighted by everything! It is a beautiful country drive to get to the restaurant/inn, a roaring fire took the chill off the rainy day and we were greeted by a friendly hostess. We were lead into a charming, light-filled dining room with views of the countryside and a quaint cottage. My expectation of the food was surpassed by quality and beautiful presentation and they were discreet but kindly acknowledged our birthday celebration which was much appreciated. I can't wait to go back and this time I will stay overnight to enjoy the full experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Gem
    mede
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Goodstone was a lovely, quiet retreat for our anniversary dinner. The lobster appetizer was spectacular! The arugula and strawberry salad was fresh with an enticing mix of flavors. My husband and I had the Chateau Briand for 2. It was delicious. Perfectly prepared, tender, and flavorful. The staff were friendly and warm. We came after dark, but the dining room was romantic and cozy. There is apparently a beautiful daytime view...I wished we had had the time to return for an earlier dinner, but we were headed back to NY. This is a MUST eat at restaurant when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit much better
    GreatRecovery
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I went here for restaurant week and had a not-so-enjoyable evening. However, the staff ensured our second visit was what we had expected and hoped for from an establishment of this caliber. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to people looking for a fine-dining experience with a scenic view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How did we not know?
    Phil
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a great find, just North of Middleburg, it ia a fine dining establishment with a great wait staff, subtle, helpful, friendly, unobtrusive, and attractive. A great menu, but we couldn't resist the Chateaubriand for two. On the Prix fix menu, with a bottle of Pinot Noir, it ran $300 (with tip). I say this to let you know that it was worth every penny. We can't do this often, but we'll do it as often as we can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bucket list
    Greatdiningmoments
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've had this on my bucket list for a couple of years now. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary by having a wonderful dining experience at The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant! What beautiful grounds and a hidden gem location for a magnificent restaurant! From the time we entered through the doors until our departure, we received impeccable service. We can't say enough fabulous things about the food presentation for the four course prix-fixe dinner which left us happily fulfilled. Every bite was simply amazing! We truly felt like time stood still in this hectic world we live in. Thank you for a wonderful 30th Anniversary dining experience and moment in life! I can check this off my bucket list in hopes of returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Loved the atmosphere at Goodstone Inn. Food was great, service mostly good, it was QUIET (a real perk). Only problem was that the waiter didn't come by with an offer of more coffee, and when I asked, the coffee was served lukewarm. Also, he didn't any anyone else if she wanted a coffee refill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BetsyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Dinner at Goodstone was a treat. The dining room is charming and serene, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Service is friendly and impeccable. The food was delicious, especially the escargots which were prepared not in the traditional manner, but served out of the shell in a bowl with a wonderful tomato-based sauce. The Filet of beef and the trout were both excellently prepared. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mbritton
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant of all time. The steak, whether is be Chateaubriand or filet mignon, is always cooked to perfection. That kind of tenderness where it melts in your mouth. The service is spectacular, and the ambiance is romantic. Every time my husband and I go, the experience from beginning to end is an everlasting memory that brings a smile to my face.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mbrenton
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went to The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant for my wife's birthday, just family and friends and we were not disappointed. The dining room was lovely and the food and service were great. We had a lovely time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Bday
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I took my sweet wife here for her birthday and it was better than anything we could have thought. The romantic carriage house is perfect for dinner. We arrived early, ordered two glasses of wine and walked the beautiful property and watched as the sun lowered in the sky. We couldn't wait for the sunset because we had dinner reservations. The wine was perfect with our meal and the four courses could not have been better. We were able to talk and laugh and our server could not be more accommodating.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Amazing! Overall one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. The Sole and Lamb were both simply wonderful. Very friendly and attentive service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming quite dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and the Chateaubriand for two was outstanding. The food was excellent as was the service. My only complaint was the dessert menu which was uninspired, and the Almond Cherry Cake was a bust. We would dine there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    brenny
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Delicious and perfect for an anniversary meal. The restaurant met our expectations. We enjoyed the duck -- perfectly done. The lamb shank was cooked well. The souffle, unfortubately, was overdone. Pumpkin creme Brulee was super food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food excellent; service too cold and impersonal. Despite having to ask the waiter to repeat herself more than once, she did not clue into the fact that my husband could not hear her whisperings. Kudos on the space and food but next time please a waiter that is less faceless, a smile wouldn't hurt, and one that can read and accommodate a client's needs. (Maybe the waiter wasn't feeling well.) So while we love the Inn, which we've always thought is a great use of the farm and addition to the neighborhood, and we had a delicious dinner, the waiting lowered our overall experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brunch in Town
    AshburnEric
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a great meal. The set menu offered many choices that sounded amazing, and comes with a free glass of champagne, mimosa or bloody mary. I made the mistake of ordering a second glass of champagne which cost $20 (gasp) but the meal really was the best I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing fine
    Sugar
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Outstanding food and service - would definitely return if in area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dantheman
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I was expecting it to be better. The place looked a bit run down. The server was clearly a one man show...in fact I think he was the manager or possibly part owner
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    aussiegolfer66
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Although the menu was limited the food my wife and I selected was so well done. I had the corn on the cob appertizer and the filet for my main and both were great. My wife just had the salad from the appertizer list as it was quiet large. Wine list was extensive, setting was nice, service was great. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary event
    TDSinVA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I celebrated an anniversary event on a surprisingly busy Thursday evening. We started with wine at their bar while we relaxed and soaked in the ambiance of this Middleburg gem. Our supper featured two crisp salads with local grown vegetables, superb local cheeses, and a crisp Reisling, in preparation for the entrees. My wife had the Trout and I had the smoked duck breast. Nearly ate the plates and settings here- our entrees were delectable! For dessert we had a chocolate hazelnut mousse with vanilla ice cream and champagne, compliments of our sommelier. Service was excellent- we would not have known they were understaffed that evening by any flaw in presentation or responsiveness to our needs. A fine, memorable special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner!
    nannerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by ordering the four course dinner. I began with the crab, avocado and grapefruit salad that had the perfect kick of spice. The house salad was delicious blue cheese, dates and pecans. My husband and I shared the Chateaubriand which was melt in your mouth with the best scalloped potatoes I have ever enjoyed. The lavender crème brulee for dessert I would highly recommend. The only criticism I would have is that they should have sliced a fresh lime for my vodka tonic. The lime that came with my drink was dried out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit and had a wonderful time. Although the host was most helpful in seating us, the smell of cigarettes was very strong. For a restaurant of this quality, I don't believe it is the image they want.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Find in the Country
    John
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We've made many trips to the Middleburg area and always enjoy the town and the restaurants. We had heard of Goodstone before, but never made the drive a few miles out of town, but we are glad we did, and we will definitely be back. Our lunches were superb, with very creative meals by the chef. Now we have to try the Inn and make our next stop an overnight stay and try dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • leaferVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Loved this place! Great find in Middleburg. Stephen and Rachael did everything possible to make my birthday birth special and memorable. Food was outstanding. I had the Dover sole, and my husband had the duck. Beautifully presented. Loved my lemon soufflé. We will return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    blueflyiVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Me and my friend went to try this place during restaurant week, I was hesitate to go due to some of the negative reviews, however, we went anyway, this place was amazing, the food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I'll definitely go back again with or without restaurant week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely.
    DaniVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a lovely dinner last night at the Goodstone Inn. We headed out to Middleburg to visit some wineries and enjoy a off the beaten path restaurant week menu. Very small dining room that was absolutely pristine and lovely. The staff was top notch and everything went smoothly and quickly. The food was tremendous - we had the garlic veloute, heirloom tomato and burrata salad, veg risotto, and the pork loin. Very glad we made the trip out there - Middleburg was lovely and we definitely plan to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambiance, service lacking
    luv2bwowed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As far as location and ambiance is concerned, this is a great place to eat. We had lunch there so it was daylight and I think that added to the pleasure - being able to look outside to a verdant view. I think they need to step up a bit on the service. While the efforts were OK, they did not rise to the level of the setting. The greeting at the front was nice but a little cool. The waitperson was OK, but somewhat snooty. For both our drinks and our food, the person bringing them did not know who ordered what. I have rarely encountered this - even in your everyday restaurants. My recommendation is to step up the efforts of the waitstaff to match the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the Drive
    virginiadinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was first time to Goodstone Inn and was drawn to it with Washington Restaurant Week. The setting was beautiful countryside and the Inn charming and historical. The ambiance was delightful, the service impeccable and the food and presentation exceptional. I plan to give a gift certificate to my Dad for upcoming significant birthday and definitely looking forward to a return visit. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, beautiful location
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The grounds and restaurant are beautiful and well worth the drive. Dining room and lobby area are cozy and inviting. The food is well prepared and presented, including restaurant week items. Service could be a little more attentive, though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Quality food presented well, but it lacked taste. Our waitress made us feel unwelcome. This restaurant is definitely not worth the drive or time/money spent.
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  • dinner out in the country
    jumpinjackVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent food in beautfull surroundings.Also great service.We had the price fix menu for restaurant week,not a lot of selections but each one was a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    FoodTraveler
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    For Restaurant week a couple of friends decided to try something new. The Goodstone Inn was such a great find. It was very quaint and the food was awesome. I understand why they didn't allow more than 6 people in our reservation, however it wasn't crowded so I wish they would of just told us instead. However, we would definitely go again, best risotto dish I've tasted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.