Posts Tagged ‘Gift Certificate’

Father’s Day with InnVirginia

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

We recently highlighted a few of our B&Bs run by mother/daughter duos, and now it’s time to give some credit due to our innkeeping patriarchs just in time for Father’s Day! Between taking reservations, providing B&B maintenance, helping the kids with homework and attending baseball games and dance recitals, our innkeeping dads stay more than busy. We’d like to recognize two of these InnVirginia dads as well as all of you fathers and father-figures out there who just might need a break from reality. If that’s the case, then treat him to a stay at one of our member inns, or promise him a future vacation with an InnVirginia gift card.

Buckhorn Inn: Garlan Yoder, innkeeper at the Buckhorn Inn in Church, VA says, “Finding a balance is not what we do well at all, period. What has become easier over the past 8 years since we have been Innkeepers is learning that it’s okay to tell and show the guest that our children come first. And we have gotten great compliments from the guest for that. I believe if you are a parent, being a parent always should come first.” When asked about the most rewarding part of being a father and an innkeeper is, Garlan said, “For me it is seeing my children’s world continue to grow as they meet more new Guest from all over the world. For example: last night we had guest from Germany here. The Children got to see on the world map where Germany is and then get to hear firsthand the different language as well as learn of their culture. The experiences the children get here at the Inn we could not possibly give to them in any other way.”

Fig Street Inn: According Greg Kohler, innkeeper at Fig Street Inn in Cape Charles, VA, “Becoming an Innkeeper was a choice I made with my wife so we could raise our children together. We thought we would become innkeepers ‘later in life,’ but the opportunity presented itself, and now I get to be home every day with our children. I’ve been there for the milestone moments and watched them grow, and I couldn’t have done that if I was working an office job.”

Happy Father’s Day from InnVirginia!

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BBAV Gift Certificates

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


The usual holiday gifts include such dull items as a tie for Dad, a scented candle for Mom, sets of lotion and bodywash for the girlfriends, and moderately pleasant aftershave for the boyfriends. While these are not necessarily bad gifts, they’re not particularly memorable and certainly not personalized enough to express how meaningful a relationship you have with these individuals.  (Although, if you’re not terribly fond of these acquaintances, a bodywash set might be appropriate.)

Instead of the usual generic gift sets, how about presenting your friends and family with Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia gift certificate? You can buy them in $25 increments between the prices of $25 and $500. They are redeemable at any inn that is a current member of the BBAV. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. ANY INN!

Besides the fact that these gift certificates would make wonderful presents to the holidays, you might be wondering why else you should purchase one. I like a good list, so I’ve decided to present to you a list of three reasons why you should pick up a BBAV gift certificate:

1. You will undoubtedly be the most envied of all gift-givers at your holiday party.

2. You don’t have to fight the Black Friday crowds to buy your gift. In fact, you don’t have to fight any crowds, since the gift certificates are available for purchase online.

3. BBAV gift certificates have no expiration date. Much like that fruit cake that you’re thinking about giving the neighbors. But a BBAV gift certificate is much more appealing than fruit cake.

Photo by Kelvin Kay

By Tara Stoll

Win a Night in a Virginia Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

As part of the Bed and Breakfast Associations of Virginia’s launch of the  new print Directory for 2010 the BBAV is offering a chance to win a FREE nights stay (Certificate for $150) in one of the over 200 of its member inns.  To be eligible for the drawing you need to obtain a copy of the new 2010 Directory, to obtain the promo code,  and go to the web address http://www.WinaNightInnVirginia.com and fill out the electronic form and answer 4 quick questions and you will be entered in the monthly drawing for the certificate.  No purchase is necessary, the promotion runs from April 2010 to January 2011.