Linden Row Inn

The Linden Row Inn is a sweet "boutique historic hotel" located in downtown Richmond. I first stayed at the Linden Row when I worked for the American Heart Association and their headquarters were located in Richmond. The long wooden porches overlooking the courtyard made a romantic imprint in my memory of this 70 room hotel.

Paintings of Edgar Allan Poe are on the walls throughout the inn and statues of ravens sit atop the antique furniture. It is said that the gardens, where the courtyard now is, is where Poe played as a child and is the garden that he wrote of as the "enchanted garden" in the poem "To Helen."

One of my favorite things about Linden Row's rooms are the large windows. Across the street from our room was the Richmond Public Library. Our windows looked out on to Franklin Street.

The restaurant located in the Linden Row is the Parterre. The Parterre offers traditional southern favorites. Also within walking distance from the inn is Stella's Grocery. It is a small grocery that carries local foods and has an espresso bar. Stella's began as an award-winning Greek restaurant and now has several locations.

Don't miss the Trail Hut that is within walking distance as well. It is a sweet outdoor gear exchange shop. Used and new items for the outdoors fill this old carriage garage.

I cannot recommend Perly's Delicatessen Restaurant enough. "It's Yiddish for delicious." And it is just around the corner from Linden Row. They have the best French toast that I have ever tasted! I had their beef bacon and it was amazing.

One of my best friends, April, is an author and as we both love literary history, the Poe Museum is a must. It is located 8 minutes from the inn on Main Street. The house. that the museum is housed in, is the oldest residential building that is still standing in Richmond, "the Old Stone House."

A stay at the Linden Row Inn is a fun get away. It is in walking distance to so many places in downtown Richmond worth visiting and delicious food.

Look for more articles about Richmond in the future! What should I check out on my next visit? Tell me in the comments below!


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