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Family Friendly Vacation in Fairfield

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

As a follow-up to our last blog, we have put together a second week-long getaway option for your upcoming family vacation. This option is in Fairfield, VA, minutes off of Interstate 81, with lodging at Fox Hill B&B and Cottage Suites. Fox Hill’s Cottage Suites are both kid-friendly and pet-friendly. The innkeepers, Mark and Sue Erwin, state, “Kids love our 38 acres, fish ponds and walking trails, and parents love the flexibility of just opening the door and saying ‘run out and enjoy yourselves!’” Nearby activities that the Erwins recommend include Hull’s Drive-In Theater, Natural Bridge, the Monican Indian Village, Cavern Tours, a Wax Museum and Toy Museum, and the Virginia Safari Park. There is definitely no shortage of fun and educational activities in which both children and parents can partake. To contact Fox Hill, call them at 540-377-9922, or email them at

Costs: (two adults, two children) under $1600 for a full week of fun!
Room rate and breakfast at Fox Hill B & B and Cottage Suites: $1053 (also ask about the 5-night special in the Cottages; doesn’t include breakfast but there is a full kitchen in the Cottages.)
Spend a day on the B&B grounds: Free
Geocaching: Free
McCormick Farm: Free
Virginia Horse Center: Free (most events are free; check the website calendar)
Clark’s Ole Time Music Center: Free (call ahead to make sure there will be music and dancing)
Hull’s Drive-In Theatre: $14 – kids are free (Have dinner while at the movie for about $16)
The Albemarle County Jail #5 Museum: $24 (limited tours and dates in Charlottesville)
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: $64 (In Charlottesville)
Natural Bridge: $92
Drive and Hike the Blue Ridge Parkway: Free (pack a lunch and have a picnic. $15)

Places to eat:

Frank’s Pizza Pasta & Subs: $20
Gertie’s Country Store: $20
Wild Wing Café: $25 (Kids eat for $1 on Mondays in Charlottesville.)
Berky’s Restaurant: $30 (Famous Lee-Hi Truck Stop. Watch the truckers come and go and see a huge collection of antique kiddie cars strung from the ceiling.)
Pink Cadillac Diner: $20

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Family Friendly Vacation in Fredericksburg

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Looking for a week long family vacation for under $2,000? InnVirginia has put together two different ideas for families to take advantage of this summer, and not only do they include a stay at a high-quality Virginia inn, they also include dining options, entertainment venues, and nearby activities. Keep reading for the first idea below, and stay tuned to our blog—the second vacation suggestion will be posted in a couple days!

The first getaway option is in Fredericksburg, VA with lodging at the Richard Johnston Inn. This inn is “the only Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg that allows children and pets.” Bonnie DeLelys, the inn’s manager, says, “Children are interested in the Civil War and love to explore our shops looking for relics and historical finds. The children also love to feed our fish in our Koi pond and will remember this when they return home.” Fredericksburg, VA offers plenty to do in the way of family fun. Enjoy hands-on activities at Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center or visit the alpacas on a tour of Maranatha Alpaca Farm. Fredericksburg is contently located right off Interstate 95, 50 miles South of DC and 60 miles North of Richmond. Once you’ve finished your day’s excursion, return to the comfort of your B&B room, and borrow a family movie from the video library. If you’d like to contact the Richard Johnston Inn, give them a call at 877-557-0770, or email them at

Cost: (two adults, two children) under $1600 for a full week of fun!

Room Rate and Breakfast at Richard Johnson Inn: $750
Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center: $18
The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library: $12
Maranatha Alpaca Farm: $22
Kayak Ely’s Ford: $110
Picnic and beach at Aquia Landing: Free (packed lunch cost approximately $15)
Spend a day at the pool at Dixon Park: $24
Riverside Center Dinner Theater: $240 (Dinner and show. This is a splurge, but well worth the visit)
Kids Walking Tour of Old Town: Free
Explore Miller Farms Market: Free
Carl’s Froze Custard Treat: $24
Go Roller Skating: $24

Places to Eat:
Five Guys Dinner: $25
Quaker Steak & Lube: $30 (Kids eat free on Mondays)
Ledo Pizza: $30 (Kids eat free on Tuesdays)
Hometown Grill:$30 (Friday usually has free live music)
Carlos o Kelly’s Mexican Grill: $30(Tuesday Night is Kids Night. Meals are $2.50 each for kids.)
Firehouse Subs: $16 (Get two kids subs on Tuesday for free with purchase of one adult sub)
Amy’s Café: $30
Hardtimes Café: $30
Friendly’s: $25
Sam’s Pizza and Subs: $14 (buy one, get one free deals)
Spirits: $15

The Richard Johnston Inn, Fredericksburg, VA

The Richard Johnston Inn, Fredericksburg, VA

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