Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Shore’

Wine and Brine with Oyster and Wine Lovers Weekend

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

You’ve heard of Virginia Wine & Dine Month, but how about Virginia’s Eastern Shore Wine & Brine Month?

“November has been recently established as Virginia’s Eastern Shore Wine & Brine Month to introduce, and continually promote awareness of, an epicurean experience that is unique in the world.” Two of our Inn Virginia members, Cape Charles House B&B and The Inn at Onancock, are celebrating this seaside celebration with a fun collaboration—Oyster and Wine Lovers’ Weekend.

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“Guests at both inns will enjoy exclusive activities highlighting this new designation. Featured during these weekends are local heirloom Sewansecott oysters paired with award-winning wines from Chatham Vineyards as well as tickets to oyster roasts, wine and oyster tastings, discounts on specially created oyster dishes at restaurants, tours of aquaculture farms and more. In addition, the third night at either of these inns offers a 50% discount.” Sounds like fun, right?

So, what activities will these weekends hold?

October 31 – November 2, 2014: Star Spangled Oyster and Wine Weekend

November 7-9, 2014: Merroir, Terroir & Boudoir

November 14-16, 2014: Oyster and Wine Invitational

November 28-29, 2014: Art Studio Wine Tour and Oyster Roast (Cape Charles House only)

Click here for more information from Cape Charles House and here for more information from The Inn at Onancock. Have any questions about this upcoming event? Contact Lisa LaMontagne at info@innatonancock.com or 757-789-7711, or contact Carol Evans at stay@capecharleshouse.com or 757-331-4920.

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Virginia Attractions for Teens

Friday, August 5th, 2011

It’s a well-known and well-accepted fact that teenagers are hard to please. This fact is especially true if you announce that you are planning a family vacation, and you’re likely to be met with a nauseatingly whiny chorus of voices deeming said vacation as “lame.” The good news? There are plenty of teen-friendly spots here in Virginia! While they may not turn parental lameness into coolness, they will at least make for an incredibly enjoyable family vacation.

By now you’re probably frantic with enthusiasm, so I shall keep you in suspense no longer. I humbly present to you now a few suggestions that are certain to defy your teen’s expectations of a lame family vacation:

The Eastern Shore Hang Gliding Center, Weirwood, Va- Ever dreamed of flying? Then have at it! No experience is necessary, and if you’re a bit wary about hang gliding, try the lesser nerve-wracking version—aerotowing!

© 2011 Eastern Shore Hang Gliding Center

SouthEast Expeditions, Cape Charles, Va- With a specialty in Sea Kayak Tours, this is a unique way to explore the eastern shores of Virginia. You can choose anywhere from a two-hour tour to a half-day trip.

© 2011 SouthEastExpeditions.net

 Snowflex Center, Lynchburg, Va- This is the perfect outing for those who love winter sports. As a synthetic ski slope, Snowflex Center offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow-tubing year-round.

© 2011 GrindMedia, LLC

By Tara Stoll

Wedding Venues in Virginia

Saturday, November 20th, 2010
Chesapeake Bay

Start your life together by the Chesapeake Bay.

If you’re looking for Wedding Venues in Virginia, you have many options. Virginia is not a large state (it’s the 35th largest in the country), but it is diverse. There are gorgeous mountains, fertile fields, and over 100 miles of coastline. There are remote islands, charming seacoast towns, and grand historic homesteads. Once you’ve both said yes, you’ll need to settle on a wedding venue in Virginia.

If you are drawn to the mountains, consider a wedding in the Blue Ridge Highlands. Hope Springs Farm, in picturesque Floyd County, sits on 100 lovely acres, and Rockwood Manor, 45 minutes west of Roanoke, specializes in weddings and receptions. If you prefer to hear the sound of the surf in the background as you say your vows, host your wedding on the Virginia Eastern Shore; the Bay View Waterfront Bed and Breakfast overlooks Occohannock Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. The Essex Inn, by the Chesapeake Bay, dates back to 1705 and was one of the first homes on the Tappahannock.

Planning for a wedding is an exciting time, whether you’re the bride, the groom, a member of the family or a good friend. There really is no bad choice of wedding venue in Virginia – the most important thing is the commitment.