Waypoint House Bed and Breakfast has earned the honor of joining the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) after only being open less than a year. Rachael Worsley, Waypoint House Owner and Innkeeper, said. “As much as guests may rely on national directories when looking for accommodations, I think there is added power and credibility in the regional sites which can provide the traveler with more detailed information on the local area they are visiting.”
Owning a bed and breakfast was a longtime dream of Worsley, and after 11 years, that dream came true when they purchased The Lost Dog Inn and reopened the property as Waypoint House Bed and Breakfast on June 15th, 2012. Her husband, Jonathan, acts as the groundskeeper. Completing their inn’s family are their two cats, Marlowe and Tahoe. These cats are rarely spotted, though Marlowe is fond of singing at times when he feels all is right in the world. According to the B&B website, this event is a unique occurrence. Because the Worsleys are fans of pets, they welcome their guest’s pets at no additional charge.
“Like all other members of BBAV, an inspection process is completed to ensure the best quality in the member inns and B&B’s and Waypoint has passed with flying colors,” stated BBAV President, Heidi Lanford.
The importance of this process to the innkeepers is expressed by Worsley, “I think a BBAV inspection is important because travelers have a lot of options these days and they can turn to multiple sites for reviews and opinions on a property. They want to know that where they are staying will meet their expectations and give them a good experience. Having a standard to meet by being inspected assures guests that that expectation will be met.”