St. Patrick’s Day may be a month away, but that just means that there is plenty of time to start planning your bed and breakfast getaway. Whether you’re Irish by blood or simply someone who enjoys a good, celebratory holiday, you can certainly find St. Patrick’s Day enjoyment at any of our BBAV inns!
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, it most likely conjures a flash of green, the color that is traditionally representative of Ireland. So, to coincide with the color of the holiday, we’re promoting “going green” in Virginia, and we are lucky to have some excellent establishments with an eco-friendly emphasis. In fact, quite a few of them have made a pledge to Virginia Green, “Virginia’s program to encourage green practices throughout the state’s tourism industry” (Virginia is for Lovers).
As stated on our website, “more and more Virginia Bed and Breakfasts are going Green. Some are certified Green Bed and Breakfasts, while others practice Green living where able. These inns feature environmentally friendly cleansers and bath products. They use locally grown produce and products in their cooking. Some offer the use of electric cars, while others offer a special price for folks traveling in a hybrid car. Every little bit counts – whether it’s a freshly laid egg or spinach from a nearby farm. If Green Travel is important to you, stay in Green Virginia Bed and Breakfasts when visiting this state.”
Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lynchburg, VA- With energy efficient windows, composting, and recycling, you can be sure that you’re staying at a green B&B when you relax at the Carriage House Inn. Gain a greater appreciation of nature by getting outdoors and exploring the area attractions.
Cornerstone Farm, South Boston, VA- Stay green at Cornerstone Farm by utilizing and appreciating natural resources. Many of the activities surrounding this inn are based in nature. Go fishing at Kerr Lake, walk the farm paths and visit the animals, or relax on the front porch and admire the surrounding scenery.
Applewood Inn and Llama Trekking, Lexington, VA- Stay at this eco-friendly B&B, and get close to nature by walking trails near the Blue Ridge Mountains, fishing at Buffalo Creek, or going on a two-hour hike with the lovely trekking llamas.
(These are only a few of the BBAV inns that have partnered with Virginia Green. Browse through our list, and visit the inns’ personal websites. Virginia Green inns will have the logo on their page.)
By Tara Stoll