The Willows At Meadow Branch

1881 Harvest Drive, Winchester, VA 22601

About the community

The Willows At Meadow Branch is located in historic Winchester, VA. Our Southern style, one-story estate is located in a park like setting, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Conveniently located near the heart of Old Town Winchester, yet secluded from major highways and the sounds of traffic.

Peaceful and serene, our walking paths wind around a Nature Preserve and provide opportunities for a walk in the warmth of the sunshine, and to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful landscapes. Our picturesque facility is beautiful in all seasons, and opportunities for great family photos are around every corner!

We are a designated Trolley Stop for shopping and sight-seeing. While you are in town, be sure and visit the Apple Blossom Mall, or get tickets to a performing arts exhibit at the Shenandoah University. You won't want to miss the opportunity to visit one of our many Revolutionary and Civil War sites, that provide educational and entertainment opportunities.

Due to our location within the City limits, Winchester Medical Center is just minutes away; which greatly reduces emergency response times. We also have a variety of Medical Professionals nearby, which makes for easy and convenient access to doctor's appointments.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at The Willows At Meadow Branch

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
Starting at

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Other religious services
Art classes

Reviews of The Willows At Meadow Branch


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July 5, 2021
H. Russell - Child of resident/client
Thank You

In this day as the world is turned upside down, I am amazed at how this community has maintained its functionality. With short staffing, a pandemic and rules and regulations that change daily, The Willows has still been able to carry on as a friendly, clean and well run facility. In the time that my father has been at The Willows of course we have had some difficulties, but with shared communication we have been able to resolve any issues. Thank you to the "heroes" that work in this field!

February 14, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Don't Judge by Appearances

The facility is very attractive. However, they are seriously understaffed, and residents are underserved. The foodservice has been declining over the past two years. Management needs to be overhauled, as they do not seem to care about the quality of the business - only about appearances.

May 13, 2019
Ashley Garber - Loved one of resident/client
No Willows! Avoid!

Do not send your family members here. My mom’s health was severely neglected over years. When we finally were able to move her out, the staff became difficult to work with. Her toenails were so long that they were curled, her medication was being administered incorrectly, she was dehydrated, we removed 3 fifty-gallon bags of her trash from her room, the staff does not communicate with the family about important health issues, the food is unhealthy and not nutritious for a senior citizen. Above all, there is no registered nurse on staff. High staff turnover. I could go on and on. Our lawyer had to take action. Please look elsewhere around town for quality care.

Response from The Willows At Meadow Branch

September 10, 2019

Mrs. Garber, We are sorry that you are so upset about your mother’s departure from our community. We were greatly saddened to see her leave knowing she was very happy here, and repeatedly stated she did not wish to move. We place a priority on our residents needs and desires and we disagree with each of your statements about our care of your mother. You are most welcome to contact us to further address your statements. We continue to hope that your mother is doing well in her new home.

April 25, 2019
Presgraves - Loved one of resident/client
Beautiful Facility-Sad nursing treatment

The facility is beautiful on the outside and inside. The dining area is beautiful, activities director does an excellent job at keeping residents engaged and housekeeping seems to be mostly decent. My concern is the nursing department. The girls always seem to be working extremely hard. Ive spoke to day and night shift and for the most part they seem to all be giving their best. My issues is the structure, or lack there of. They cant seem to keep a DON(which is the main reason our loved ones are in the facility-the nursing supervision and care). The one im assuming head lady of some sort that appearently runs scheduling and does meds is by far the most rude, degrading staff member ive witnessed. To say she needs a lesson on class is understated. Foul language towards nursing, inappropriate conversations being held in open spaces, and overall doesn't seem to realize these aids are the bones of the building in many ways. As a prior healthcare worker any time I visit a loved one and witness the nursing being treated poorly its a huge red flag. When high nursing turnover happens it results in the loved ones suffering often. Id much rather send my loved one to a maybe less than fancy facility that shows a strong nursing family than one that looks pretty but has poor structure. Also on a side note-Ive noticed all staff wear dresses/skirts of some sort. As I realize they are shooting for a home feeling versus hospital enviorment, the larger picture is once again how comfortable are the aids trying to care for our loved ones wearing dress clothes? From my point the facility seems to be more concerned with image and less about the actual inner workings.

November 10, 2018
Son-of-a-resident - Loved one of resident/client
The Willows--could be better.

The Willows facility is clean and well maintained. The in-house physical therapist and physician are good. The monthly costs are relatively low, which may explain the negative attributes. The facility is understaffed for dining and resident care services. The food served is as likely to be bad as good.

Response from The Willows At Meadow Branch

September 11, 2019

Hello and Thank you for leaving feedback. I wanted to address your concerns. We work with a dietician who reviews our menu's to ensure are Residents are eating heart healthy/low sodium meals. We have been using fresh meats and vegetables along with fruits to serve. We have been serving Prime Rib, fresh herb checken breasts or a cranberry chicken breast, with fresh herb vegetables. We use fresh local garden ingredients for Cobb Salads, Chef's salad and garden salads. Our Pastry Chef makes low sugar deserts and cakes. We even make our own soft serve ice-cream for lunch and a hand dip for dinner meals. We do have a set menu, however we also offer several option choices for Residents during each meal. We also ensure we have amble staff to care for our residents and to see that all their needs and safety are met. Our Residents are our priority, and we are always striving to improve so that they are happy and well cared for. We have even begun renovations on our apartments to give them a fresh modern update, along with other common areas, and our beautiful grounds have been redone with many new roses, hydrangea and flowering bushes and trees with walking paths and seating for enjoyment. We always welcome ideas and suggestions from all our Residents and Family members, for we won't just settle, we continue to improve so our Residents are safe, happy and content.

October 25, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Both good and bad

My late mother was a resident of the Willows at Meadow Branch (The Willows) from [date removed]. Overall her care was adequate however "The Willows" has problems with retaining competent and experienced staff. They employ primarily young high school educated females and do not pay them well, as the STAFF IS CONSTANTLY changing. Also, several times during my mother's almost three year stay the facility THEY DID NOT HAVE AN R.N employed as is apparently required by State Law. The food served consisted of primarily reheated frozen prepared meals, not the best for the average senior citizen. The Willows spends quite a bit on advertising on local T.V. They have apparently made the decision to spend their money on extensive advertising to insure a constant supply of "residents" rather than on employee compensation sufficient to ensure staff retention. This management approach is results in a constant staff turnover....they have apparently decided to pursue this approach as there is a ready supply of young 18-24 year old high school educated females ready to fill these low skilled positions. On the positive side the facility was was always very clean and the grounds were kept well-maintained. My mother was generally very happy at the Willows during her final years.

Response from The Willows At Meadow Branch

September 10, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, and I would like to address your concerns regarding staffing. It is widely known, there are issues across the Country retaining of staff/employees in all fields of employment. The Willows has and will continue to have appropriate amount of caring staff for our Residents. We continue to hire individuals that are qualified, regardless of their age. I also wanted to address the comment about not having an RN staffed. According to Virginia State licensing regulations/requirements for Assisted Living Communities, ALF's are NOT required to have RN'S or LPN'S staffed. You must be referring to Skilled Nursing Communities, in which are required by VA State Licensing laws to have RN's/LPN's. However we have two LPN's on staff, even though it is not required by law.

June 19, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Not as nice as Spring Arbor but still would work. COST: Studio $4270 Required deposit of: $3000. Level of care either $400 or $800. Estimated Monthly cost: $4837 (I divide the $3000 deposit into $167 a month for 18 months) And chose the $400 level of care (medication distribution)

Response from The Willows At Meadow Branch

September 11, 2019

Thank you for your comment. The Willows At Meadow Branch has been in operation for over 21 years...While the area has many communities to choose from, We at The Willows take pride in our established reputation, and our beautiful home. We are currently remodeling apartments, and our lovely grounds also have been revamped with the addition of more landscaping, hydrangea bushes, rose bushes, crepe myrtle trees, apple blossoms, dog woods...Twenty one years is a long time, and we gladly except another 21!

June 15, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice facility. Clean and rooms were very nice. Just wish the prices weren't so high!

April 12, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

More assisted living than independent living which is not what we are looking for. Nice facility and friendly people.

December 6, 2017
Bonnie - Industry reviewer
Poor staff

At first glance the willows seems like a nice facility, but at further inspection it is obvious they need a lot of changes. They barley have a staff with a high turnover rate. They can’t keep a director of nursing and always seem short staffed. They promise a level of care they just can’t provide. The administration is deceiving about the level of care and the experience a resident will have. They put profit far ahead of resident care.

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