Dining Room, Table, Chair, Slate Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Standard Layout Fireplace Before the inn opened in 1985, the veranda was an open-air front porch, with guests arriving from the river side of the property. However, in 1985 the porch was enclosed and the back of the house became the entrance.  Best Photos from An 18th-Century Virginian Hotel Boasts an Elegant New Look