Posts Tagged ‘Bowling Green’

It’s the Perfect Time for a Golf Getaway in Virginia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

“The question should not be whether to take your next golf trip in Virginia, but which Virginia golf destination you should choose.” –Virginia is for Lovers

An enduringly popular sport that appeals to individuals in many different demographics is that of golf, and one can certainly appreciate the attraction—lush greenery, a temporary escape from the chaos of everyday life, good, low-impact exercise, socializing with like-minded individuals, and competing against your own abilities.

Whether you’re looking for a classic course, a modern design, mountain scenery, or a seaside view, Virginia displays some top rated golf courses that are certain to suit the needs of any golf aficionado.

Staying at an inn in Northern Virginia? Perhaps you would enjoy visiting the Bowling Green Country Club in Front Royal, VA. (InnVirginia lodging options include Killahevlin B&B Inn, Woodward House on Manor Grade, and Lackawanna B&B.)

If you find yourself in central Virginia, reserve a tee time at the Belmont Golf Course in Richmond.  (InnVirginia lodging options include Grace Manor Inn, Maury Place at Monument, and Museum District B&B.)

The Tidewater region boasts a beautiful course with a marshland view at Nansemond River Golf Course in Suffolk. (InnVirginia lodging includes Meadowbrooke Farm B&B.)

If you’re looking for a Shenandoah golf getaway, then try out Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg. (InnVirginia lodging options include the Joshua Wilton House Inn and Stonewall Jackson Inn B&B.)

In southwest Virginia, the Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course, also simply called the Hill, makes for an enjoyable day of golf.  (InnVirginia lodging in Blacksburg includes Clay Corner Inn and Beliveau Estate.)

Gather up your golf clubs, book a tee time, and enjoy a peaceful day on a Virginia course. For a list of InnVirginia golfing specials and packages, click here.

By Tara Stoll

Northern Virginia Dining

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Northern Virginia Dining encompasses extremely different cuisines. Virginia sits at the crossroads of three different regions: the East Coast, the Midwest, and the South. Throw in cosmopolitan and international influences from Washington D.C., and you’ve got the makings for some fine food. The next time you plan a holiday in a Northern Virginia bed and breakfast, pack your loosest clothes and bring your appetite.

Try a restaurant that specializes in one geographic area or type of food: The Stable in Culpeper, VA, makes Monumental Sandwiches. Or try a place with more than one tradition within the same four walls: Jack’s Cafe in Bowling Green offers fine Thai cuisine and good old fashioned southern fare. At Jack’s Cafe, diners may follow their traditional Thai meal with a dessert like banana cream pie, all the while looking out windows at historic downtown Bowling Green – a favorite stopping point for troops during both the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Try Bistro Bethem, a Fredericksburg, VA restaurant which serves “seasonal modern American cuisine with a Southern accent”. Like most bistro fare, portions are generous, prices are reasonable, and wines perfectly accent the flavors. Or travel to Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, where pub favorites like Shepherds Pie and Fish n’ Chips satisfy.

Culpeper’s reputation as a destination for Northern Virginia Dining is well earned. Indeed, the Washington Post has written “In Vogue – A Civil War Town Becomes A Destination for Chic Dining and Farm-Fresh Products”. Sit down for a meal at one of the thriving restaurants, or pick up fixings for a picnic at the various specialty markets, such as Frenchman’s Corner.

Northern Virginia Dining experiences range from casual to formal, traditional to modern. Try as many restaurants as you can during your stay at a Northern Virginia bed and breakfast.