Posts Tagged ‘Central Virginia’

The Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast: 81st Historic Garden Week Selection

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Speckled Trout B&B, a BBAV Inn, selected to be on the 81st Historic Garden Week; The Garden Club of Virginia’s unique, state-wide home and garden tour. Saturday May 3, 2014 (10a.m.–5 p.m.).

“Each spring visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This 8-day, statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 fabulous flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members”.

The Speckled Trout B&B, located in Waynesboro’s historic Tree Streets neighborhood, has been selected as one of two homes in Waynesboro, Virginia, to be toured on the 2014 Garden Club of Virginia’s home and garden tour. The B&B, decorated in the Virginia Hunt Country Style, opened in 2011.

Alaskans for 30 years, the owners have returned to Virginia and have successfully blended traditional furnishings and antiques with sporting culture that conveys a refined sense of comfort and adventure.

The home reflects the many travels and expeditions that this couple have enjoyed together not only in Alaska but around the world. The home is decorated throughout with fly-fishing related art and historic artifacts, including an exquisitely etched family genealogy spanning back to 1525.

The Speckled Trout is the designated VIP Home for the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival each year and host home of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Many notable fly fishermen, authors and artists from around the country have overnighted here in the luxurious guest rooms and have enjoyed the privacy of informal gardens on the rear brick patio for morning coffee and complimentary evening desserts.

Open for the first time for Historic Garden Week, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Heafner, owners.

Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens.

See more at: http://www.vagardenweek.org

Congratulations, The Speckled Trout B&B!

Congratulations, The Speckled Trout B&B!

Memorial Day Weekend at Virginia Wineries

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend is filled with all sorts of fun events and festivities at Virginia Wineries in Northern and Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Take advantage of the long weekend. Get out of the city and spend time at a lovely outdoor setting, listening to good music and sipping fine Virginia Wines.

Consider one of the following activities, then book a room at a nearby Virginia Bed and Breakfast and let the fun begin.

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Enjoy a glass of Virginia Wine, live music, and fun at one of these Memorial Day Weekend events.

ValleyFest – the 11th Annual Shenandoah Valley Beer & Wine Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. Live music, crafts, and the finest Virginia Wine and Beer from the Shenandoah Valley. See ValleyFest for more details.
Lodge in a Harrisonburg VA Bed and Breakfast or a Keezletown VA Bed and Breakfast.

249th Anniversary Celebration of American Wine Festival at the Philip Carter Winery. Featuring Vintage Virginia Wine tasting, historical reenactors, live music, and more. Saturday May 28th. More information available at Philip Carter Winery.
Lodge in a Flint Hill Virginia Bed and Breakfast.

Memorial Day BBQ and Concert at DelFosse Vineyards. Mediterranean BBQ served at the outdoor pavilion. Live music by The Honeybirds. Reservations required: see DelFosse Vineyards.
Lodge in a Charlottesville VA Bed and Breakfast or a Scottsville VA Bed and Breakfast.

Memorial Day Weekend Music at Casanel Vineyards. Steve De Vries on Saturday afternoon and Mike Bowers on Sunday afternoon. Wine tasting and gourmet snacks. See Casanel Vineyards for additional information.
Lodge in a Manassas VA Bed and Breakfast or a Middleburg VA Bed and Breakfast.

Festival of Wines. Some of Virginia’s best wineries will offer tastings in support of Wintergreen Performing Arts. An afternoon of Jazz music, small plates, and wine tasting on Sunday, May 29 at the Wintergreen, VA, Evans Center. Find more information at Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Lodge in a Nellysford VA Bed and Breakfast.

Places to Get Married in Virginia

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Many Virginia bed and breakfast are ideal locations for weddings. They’re warm and inviting, in lovely historic or new buildings. They’re in the heart of town, by the sea, or out in the country. In short, you are sure to find a bed and breakfast Virginia to fulfill your wedding dream.

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Make your wedding unique: host it at a Virginia bed and breakfast.

Some innkeepers cater weddings themselves, while others have good relationships with local photographers, caterers, and officiants. This may be your first wedding, but it probably isn’t their first wedding, and you will find them both helpful and reassuring.

One of the best reasons to have your wedding at a Virginia bed and breakfast is that the wedding party can lodge at the wedding venue. The entire wedding party can sleep under the same roof the nights before and after the wedding. Host your rehearsal dinner at the inn, as well as the reception, and don’t worry if you toast the nuptials often – you just need to walk to your room at the end of the evening.

A few good places to get married in Central Virginia: Mayhurst Inn, a 1859 Italianiate Victorian Manor in Orange, VA; Winterham Plantation, an antebellum manor on 14 acres near Richmond, VA; and Longacre Bed and Breakfast, a lovely brick Tudor home in Appomattox.

A few good places to get married in Southern Virginia: Maysville Manor. a federal manor in Buckingham, VA; The Three Angels Inn at the historic Sherwood Plantation, near Lawrenceville, VA; and Cooper’s Landing Inn in historic Clarksville on the Lake.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
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Wonderful views from the Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Blue Ride Parkway runs almost the entire length of Virginia. It joins the Skyline Drive just east of Waynesboro, VA, in the Shenandoah Mountains, and it slowly meanders its way for nearly 475 miles to Cherokee, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway is the type of road that requires a leisurely pace. Time slows down on the Blue Ridge Parkway if you let it. The views will take your breath away, whether they span valleys and mountains or reveal a small, almost hidden waterfall. As you travel, plan on staying at a number of Virginia bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway – that way, you’ll have plenty of time to fully enjoy each leg of your journey.

Virginia bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway have much to offer. Aside from being a place to sit and enjoy great views, they are great bases for exploring the area. The innkeepers can be your local insiders – people who know the area well and who can provide priceless travel tips.

Take advantage of your stay by heading out to listen to mountain music; opportunities for this include the Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree, Pickin’ Porch, and several festivals throughout the year. Spend a day or two visiting Blue Ridge Parkway area wineries, sampling wines produced in the fertile valleys. Vow to stop at every antique shop you see.

Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway when flowers are in bloom. the parkway website handily provides a Bloom Schedule, so you’ll know when your favorite trees, flowers and shrubs are at their most beautiful. These times can be ideal for hiking the trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ask bed and breakfast Virginia innkeepers about favorite hikes near their inns.

You are sure to enjoy your time traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially if you treat yourself to lodging in Virginia bed and breakfasts.