" Dear Nichol and Les,
"Dear Les and Nichol,
"This place was amazing, a diamond in the rough. This was our first stay at a B&B and after staying here, I don’t think we could ever stay anywhere else. Cut off from the world and completely pampered! What a great vacation! Oh, and not to forget the best food we have ever eaten.
Oh my god he is a great chef! Hopefully one day they will come out with a cookbook with his wonderful recipes. Heck, I would buy 2!!! Loved it here, and we will definitely be back!"
"What a great stay, as always! This is our 3rd trip to Cooper’s and we absolutely love it every time and look forward to our next time back! The new room is beautiful, but of course we expected nothing less. You guys have fabulous taste! And speaking of taste, the food…oh my, oh my! We are expecting our first child this summer and you certainly now how to please a pregnant lady’s palate! Thanks again for a fabulous, romantic stay."
"'Wow! This place is awesome!' is all I heard my husband keep saying. On our way here we got totally lost and from that moment until the time we got here we felt totally and utterly welcome. This was our one year anniversary and we could not have picked a better place. The stay was excellent, the food was excellent, and the peace and quiet was excellent. It was so perfect that at one point we thought maybe you guys could hear what we were saying, cause everything we wanted or needed was provided. Thank you guys for an amazing anniversary and if we never make it back here we will alwaysremember our perfect weekend."
"Nichol and Les – Liz and I shared our 20th wedding anniversary in your wonderful home. You and your staff made it a memorable weekend. We’ve stayed in period B&B’s around the world and the quality of the rest and service we received was top notch. Thank you very much for being a part of our special weekend."
"What a wonderful anniversary we had! We loved the music, atmosphere, and the romantic get-away. The massage was fabulous. It was truly a great weekend, and surprise for me(Penny). You made us feel so welcomed and relaxed."
"Thank you so much for making our return to the lake an all around great experience! We now have a place to stay that feels just like 'home.' The food was incredible-thanks Les! The Inn is just amazing- thanks Nichol! We wish you all the best for the future! We will not stay away so long now that we have found you guys."
"My husband and I had a marvelous time. I would say the “hot tub” was a favorite and cheese and crackers and wine by the pool, was so very romantic. The room was more than I ever expected. The food was delicious. Everyone was so helpful with every need we had. They were friendly and helpful with things to do in Clarksville."
"My husband and I were not able to have our beach vacation as planned, but still wanted to get away together. This place was the best find we could ever have. Everything has been wonderful, food, service, and all! We believe that this was better than any beach trip we could have had. We plan to make this our special get-away spot! Special thanks!"
" We had an absolutely wonderfully relaxing, rejuvenating, romantic and delicious honeymoon with you. The town is quaint, the inn is beautiful, and the food was awesome. We are leaving today ready to begin a full and satisfying life together. We hope to come back often to get away from it and re-live our first couple of days together. Some of our favorite things: the chocolate covered strawberries, the massage, the New Yorker for brunch, and the crabcakes at dinner. Thank you for being great hosts."
"This was our first visit to your inn and it was exactly what we needed. Everything was so great- We love the ambiance of the room, the wine, chocolate covered strawberries, beautiful roses, and fireplace made our stay that much better! The food was delicious and the carriage ride suggestion was perfect. We had an amazing and lovely get-away thanks to all of you!! We will definitely be back… and recommending Cooper’s Landing to our friends!"
"This is our third time coming back to our favorite getaway! (since a little over a year ago.) We have stayed in the Vineyard Suite, Romeo and Juliet, and this lovely Sage room so far. And we love them all! It is so relaxing and refreshing here. The weather was beautiful during our stay. We even went for a dip in the pool for the first time. Everything is so perfect here. Our utopia! We definitely enjoyed the size of this room, and the many windows. Our dog Cody has come with us every time so far- and he loves it here too! Next time we come, we will have another addition to our family traveling with us! A baby boy! (who will be joining us very soon) We always brag about this place to everyone we know. Everyone should know about it! As always, food was lovely, service was exceptional, and the atmosphere was charming!"
"My sister and I really enjoyed our overnight stay here. This is a beautiful place. The food was great, the weather was great. Nichol, you couldn’t have been more friendly or accommodating. I truly believe this has been the best B&B I’ve every stayed at."
"Thank you so very much for a wonderfully romantic weekend. Your attention to detail has made this time an unforgettable experience- every room is so beautiful and so romantic. The food was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed every bite. Your friendliness and hospitality made us feel so loved and welcomed. The bedroom was so romantic and we enjoyed every part of it, the fireplace, tub, etc. My husband did a wonderful job planning this weekend here with you all. We look forward to coming again. May God richly and abundantly pour our blessings on you both and much success."
"You have created such luxurious, comfortable, and relaxing rooms. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Your attention to detail is divine- from the sensual bedding to the scented bath salts, to the heated shower room. We feel so pampered and indulged. The food, of course, was scrumptious and what a treat to have it delivered to our room- we will be back!"
"I knew we were going to enjoy our stay from our first phone conversation. You were so friendly and then to find out I work with your cousin! Our room was great and the bed was perfect- we slept like big, ole babies. The only problem is I just have to go home, knock out a wall and put in a claw foot tub by tonight. That was heaven!"
"We just stayed at an inn featured in Southern Living a few months ago, and your dinner beat them out in our book. The green beans were exceptional. Thanks for a quiet, relaxing 50th birthday celebration that I won’t soon forget. We will pass your name on to our friends."
"WOW! What an awesome experience. We came here to spend time with friends who have just lost their father. Little did we know that our visit would change us. We thought we knew the meaning of hospitality. You have defined the meaning. Now it is clear. To open ones home to strangers with such trust. To show such servant- hood to others.
Les, we didn’t know how to express our thankfulness for your service to us and our friends. God used you and your dream to make us a memory in time that we will cherish forever. You are two special people providing a special place and service to others. God bless you as you have blessed us."
"Our stay at Cooper’s Landing was fabulous! It far exceeded any expectations we had, and is the best place we have ever stayed. Our room was indeed a romantic get away as promised! I don’t think there in an adjective that can adequately describe how good the food is here. You two are doing a superb job with the B&B and restaurant, going above and beyond to make guests comfortable and feel special. We will become “regulars” here in the future. You guys are the best!"
"What a lovely way to spend our 16th wedding anniversary! Four nights of bliss! You have everything we could want right here. The meals were 5 star, outstanding, amazing…The ostrich was my favorite-ha! The beauty of this weekend has been the ability to sleep the weekend away and rejuvenate. We feel fresh and nurtured. It’s great to see and feel the presence of the two of you and how you enjoy what you’re doing. You have a great staff too. We have been very well taken care of. We’re already looking forward to coming back! Thank you for doing all in your power to provide the perfect weekend experience for us. You’re the best!
"This has been the most romantic, relaxing weekend we have ever spent together. The boat trip was wonderful, the wine and cheese and fruit was delicious; weather just perfect. Horseback riding was loads of fun…and Van’s was spectacular! (I did go in the house---I’ve never seen anything like it.) Les is a great cook…our meals were soooo good! This place is wonderful. We will be back next year."
"Cooper’s Landing Inn and Traveler’s Tavern has quickly become our favorite B&B. We really enjoyed the Harvest Winemaker's Dinner and this room is just as beautiful as the other bedroom. You really have great taste. Speaking of taste, the food is beyond delicious and your staff is very attentive and helpful. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality"
"Beth and I loved our stay at your B&B. The renovations you’ve done to the house are excellent in preserving its period correctness. The furniture and décor are beautiful, and the attention to detail in terms of personal accommodations are unparalleled. The food is five star, as is your warmth and hospitality. Thanks for a wonderful retreat from the demands of our daily routines. We’ll look forward to staying with you again, and recommend our friends to you."
"Bill and Tammie stayed over one more night. We moved to the Vineyard room, it was as nice as we thought it would be. We have stayed in three of the rooms and all were very nice. We love coming here the food is the best and Nic and Les and the staff are the best you will ever find they make you feel at home at all times. The pool was great as well as the hot tub. We will return."
"We really enjoyed our visit to Clarksville and Cooper’s Landing. We were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary and this was a great get away. We highly recommend the restaurant as the meals were superb and on par with 5-star. Breakfast in our room was a real treat on Sunday morning. The staff was great throughout our stay! We also enjoyed some of the sites around the lake including Prestwould which is a must see if you have any interest in history at all. Our room- The Vineyard was very comfortable and cozy. We hope to return next year for our 18th."
"Thank you so much for making our 1 year wedding anniversary wonderful. We truly enjoyed our stay in the Romeo and Juliet. Your staff is out of this world and the food was outstanding. We also have never had such a good nights rest. Once again thank you for the wonderful stay and we hope to be able to return soon."
"p.s. whoever makes the Long Island Ice Tea’s, they are great!!"
"This is our second stay at Cooper’s Landing- what a beautiful place it is! You both are so hospitable and kind, and we felt right at home here. Thank you for providing a warm and welcoming house to us filled with beautiful surroundings and exceptional food!! We hold the memories made here very close to heart. We will see you again soon!"
"p.s. The breakfast served “at your door” was PERFECT!"
"They say that the way you spend New Year’s Day is the way you’ll spend the rest of the year. If that is true, then we should be well fed, bathed in luxury, and filled with holiday spirit(s). You have created a little fantasy world here where people can come and have a unique experience, the kind people often dream about, but rarely have. Thank you for the gracious hospitality, the beautiful atmosphere, the elegant dining, the gourmet appetizers and meals, the blending of old and new, and memorable celebration of the new year. I certainly hope that the rest of 2008 is as wonderful as day 1."
"'to be, or not to be…that is the question.' How could we not quote Shakespeare? To be…that is what, perhaps, our lives meant to live and love are about.
Simply…to be…in this fine place at this unexpected time- this is what all the life, the work, the love, giving and earning is for- to just be.
What did we to this weekend? Our getaway to celebrate our second anniversary? NOTHING…!!!
Music on the patio…cheese plate…iced wine…sleeping late…scrumptious breakfast…morning nap…stroll through Clarksville…picnic on a quiet point on the lake…afternoon nap in the sun… luxurious bath…peaceful dinner…delectable dessert…strong coffee…music…movie…
Thank you, Les and Nichol, for creating a haven for us to simply BE.
All our best for peace and prosperity for many more years!"
"My husband planned this surprise getaway and gave me clues as to where we were going leading up to our trip for our 23rd anniversary! I was thrilled to see all that you offered when viewing your site on the internet, but wow…nothing is like experiencing the extravagance of your Inn!
The Romeo and Juliet suite is beautifully decorated- we love every nuance of the room! The food was better than any we’ve had at any other B&B or restaurant! Unbelievable!
We enjoyed lounging at the pool and just relaxing. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality, going the extra mile to make our stay perfect!"
"This is our second time staying here at Cooper’s Landing. We absolutely love it here, and we will certainly be back. We rave about this place to everyone we know. It was wonderful to come down to visit in the winter time because the weather is a lot nicer here than it is at home. We love the rooms, the food (A+++), the extras, and even the town. We are especially grateful that this is a pet friendly establishment, so our boy Cody can relax with us. Our goal is to stay in every room here, over time. Last time we came, in April last year, we stayed for two nights; this time we stayed three. I would not be surprised if we made it four next time! We have never had a bad moment here- pure pleasure. Stress-free. Perfect. Thanks again for making our get-away the most wonderful experience we could imagine."
"p.s. The staff is also very polite, inviting, and accommodating!!"
"This is our five year anniversary and we wanted to get away. This past year has been very stressful so we really needed some us time. It was wonderful being able to eat a fabulous anniversary dinner and come right back upstairs to a fabulous room. The next morning- we woke up to breakfast in bed. This is awesome and the food is out of this world. We will tell every couple we know about this place. This was so great- the only time this weekend we left was for our picnic lunch and some shopping. How awesome is that, breakfast in bed, dinner in bed. We had such wonderful anniversary- thank you for making our anniversary much more memorable and wonderful! We’ll be back!"
"Absolutely beautiful room and Bed and Breakfast. This was a great treat for our 1st anniversary. Very accommodating and inviting- please thank your chef for creating a special meal due to Brian’s allergies it was delicious! This is the 2nd B&B we’ve been to and we cannot decide between the two there are so many great qualities of each one… I love the shower and the separate staircase… it made me feel like a princess! We are even looking at a fireplace for our house . . . we will definitely refer our friends and family to your inn!"
"It was so obvious, after only a few minutes being here, that we have become products of a fast paced rat race world! My husband seems to always be online or connected to work even when he’s at home. The aerospace world in which he works is so demanding and sometimes it never feels like he’s free from work. I have also developed a habit of always being available, whether by phone or email, as a result of being in the entertainment industry, and that coupled with family obligations makes for a hectic lifestyle. All of this came to a screeching halt in less than five minutes inside the door. Nestled snuggly in our room, we began the most relaxing three days we have known for quite some time. This has exceeded mere ambience. This has been more serene than ever imagined. We came here with bags of stress and have left with a real sense of being renewed, refreshed, and restored. I can’t begin to say how wonderful the food is. The comfort of the room and the total hospitality of Nichol and Les is beyond words. The staff are more than competent, they are all fantastic reflections of the ethics that Nichol and Les embrace, which only serves to heighten the guest’s experience. Obviously, I could go on and on, but then I wouldn’t be leaving any room for all the future raves to come! Thank you one and all here at Cooper’s Landing for the most restful three days we’ve had in years! I cannot wait till we can return and will be sure to tell everyone about the best kept secret in Clarksville, Va.
Best wishes always and may you know only success with all your present and future ventures!"
"p.s. thanks for making my birthday feel extra special this year. "
"This is our second stay at Cooper’s Landing and we are still severely pleased! The Vineyard room is absolutely beautiful and we love how private it feels. The deep purple walls and the cold & purple fabric are inviting, rich, and warm. We love the continued additions to the inn and can’t wait to see what’s to come in the future. The staff, as always are welcoming and friendly. We had a very memorable birthday weekend!
Cooper’s Landing truly is one of Virginia’s best kept secret. The themed rooms offer a romantic feel and the food continues to hold high standards and an explosion of taste.
Thank you for making our stay so lovely. We look forward to our next stay."
"This is our first vacation since our honeymoon three years ago. After forgetting our anniversary last year. We decided that we should take some time for ourselves this year. I found Cooper’s Landing online and it sounded almost too good to be true! A hot tub, swimming pool, great food, and privacy?! Well, it’s true. We could not have asked for more. The past two days have been a wonderful break from our daily lives and a chance to reconnect. Josh and I have decided to make these short getaways a regular occurrence. It is so stressful raising a special needs kid and we often forget to take care of ourselves. Cooper’s Landing has helped to remind us that it is okay to relax and recharge. Thank you so much for making our stay the best. We will be back!"
"It gets better with every visit!! This is our 3rd Valentines Day celebrating @ Cooper’s and it’s always awesome. In the past we were in the Romeo and Juliet room, which was great, but now the Vineyard is our favorite. I admire you so very much for having such an awesome business and continuing to improve and enhance your services. The hospitality is such a pleasure and coming to Cooper’s is such R&R!! We always look forward to the next visit. If Les gets any better at cooking, your palette won’t tolerate because of overload!!! Thanks for everything you do!!"
"This was our first visit here and the entire experience was wonderful. Every fall my husband and I take a break from our everyday lives and venture out to some place where we can enjoy each others company and take in all the beauty of autumn. Clarksville surprised us with friendly people, great, charming shops and beautifully quaint township. We were so excited that it is finally feeling like fall and all the leaves are turning. The air is getting crisp and the trees are ablaze with bright colors. We felt so welcome and at home (away from home) you have created a truly magical place where all the memories we carry home with us to Suffolk, Va. Will be warm and fond, and will last a lifetime!
The Inn is extremely inviting and picture perfect. The rooms are cozy and the atmosphere that you have created brings all the excitement of fall and the upcoming holiday season to life. The food was delicious and unlike anything we have ever experienced before. The people that we met here at the Inn make all the difference. Such warm, delightful service!!
We more than enjoyed our stay, with every nook and cozy corner decorated and every need and desire thought our well before hand. Thank you for a wonderful weekned! We hope to come again soon. Taking with us a bit of warm magic"
"We had a wonderful time. Everyone was very hospitable, especially Terrell (she was the best). The food was amazing, and ended with the most incredible sausage, egg brunch. WOW! This was the best B&B my fiancé and I have ever stayed at!! We look forward to coming back."
"We enjoyed our stay here for our anniversary. A friend recommended it for the atmosphere and romance. It certainly helped us to rediscover what it fells like to relax and enjoy each other. Our day on the lake was wonderful. Dinner in the Blue Room was delicious, and breakfast in bed was very special! Nicole and Les were both so helpful and courteous as well as the rest of the staff. My husband extremely enjoyed his massage which Nicole helped me arrange it as a surprise for him. This was just an all around romantic getaway. We will pass the word on in our area and recommend it to others."
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here to celebrate our second anniversary. We couldn’t have picked a better place! The Winemakers special dinner was wonderful as were the breakfast in bed, picnic lunch, pumpkin bread, and the relaxing Jacuzzi tub. This is our first “get away” since having our 10 month old baby. Thanks so much to Nicole and Les for making it so special."
"Wintertime at the lake doesn’t seem the ideal vacation destination, but your beautifully crafted inn proves that a haven is not merely a geographical location but a place made by creative hands and warmed by caring hearts. From the elegant décor of your room to the sumptuous offerings upon our table, you have spared no detail. This is your masterpiece, the embodiment of your collective creative spirit, and we have been honored to partake of it. How lovely is the art which we may eat and breathe and live!"