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Shop the Past at Virginia Antique Malls

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Shopping for antiques is a bit like going on a treasure hunt. You arrive at your chosen destination, sift through the wares of the past, and hope to stumble upon a vintage piece that suits your needs. Virginia boasts a large number of antique malls, vintage stores, and collectibles shops, each of which lies near an Inn Virginia bed & breakfast to complete your antiquing adventure:

The Factory Antique Mall in Verona, VA is “one of the largest antique malls in America.” Whether you’re on the hunt for books, dolls, glassware, or jewelry, you’ll find it and more at the Factory Antique Mall. This Mall also happens to have a Country Café within its walls for those who need a bite to eat while shopping. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes Bridgewater Inn and Cottage, Montclair Bed and Breakfast,

Antiques and More of Appomattox displays a host of products with everything from candles to toys to furniture. With its location in historic downtown Appomattox, Virginia, you’ll feel as though you’re browsing through history. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes Babcock House and Carriage House Inn B&B.)

Williamsburg Antique Mall in Colonial Williamsburg is a charming “niche in the antique community.” Search through historic clocks, hard-crafted furniture, and individual booths set up by specific antique dealers. As with Verona’s antique mall, this one also offers an eatery, La Petite Tea Room, complete with soup, sandwiches, and desserts. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes Marl Inn B&B, Magnolia Manor, and York River Inn B&B.)

“Entering the Middleburg Antique Emporium is like stepping into a tastefully decorated Victorian home.” This establishment boasts around 45 antique dealers with both American and European wares for your purchase—sterling flatware, Brass Fireplace Accessories, china, porcelain, and more. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes the Briar Patch B&B Inn, Berryville Inn, and Goodstone Inn.)

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By Tara Stoll

A Secret “Sweet Spot” for Lovers in Virginia’s Beautiful Shenandoah Valley: A TripAdvisor’s 5 Star Award for Excellence

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

“Virginia is for Lovers” is a promise fulfilled at Historic Downtown Harrisonburg’s Stonewall Jackson Inn ~ Bed and Breakfast!  Get out your “Bucket List,”  here is “must” places to visit!!   Two well- known, premier travel directories agree!  TripAdvisor has just awarded the coveted 2011 “Certificate of Excellence” to this Inn for again having a solid 5 star rating from their subscribers for the second year in a row. BedandBreakfast.com has also awarded the Inn “Best B&B in the Mid-Atlantic Region” and lists it in the elite Diamond Collection of the World’s Best B&B’s.

 

The really good news is that this Inn  is located in the hospitality-plus “Friendly City” of Harrisonburg, right in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. The City’s lively Downtown  Historical District  is also the Fine Dining & Entertainment Center of the Valley.  But that’s not all.  It offers museums, galleries, shops, stage theater and music, Farmers Market, outdoor festivals & activities.  In the center of the District in a beautifully restored pre-Civil War home,  you will find a  docent staffed  visitor’s welcome center with a gift shop and  a beautiful Tea Room that serves many different kinds of tea along with homemade goodies. Harrisonburg is not only the Valley’s choice destination for a very romantic B&B & fine dining Getaway,  but it is also a “base camp” for outdoor adventure.    There are easy day trips to experience Civil War and Frontier History, Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment, Shopping & Antiquing, Biking, Hiking, Wine Tasting, and much more.  Check out www.HarrisonburgTourism.com and www.VisitShenandoah.org if you are looking for some ideas.

 

The Stonewall Jackson’s mission and promise of a “A Night’s Delight ~ A Breakfast to Remember” is a tall order, but the Inn’s friendly hospitality team is up to the task.  They literally love their jobs of “making guests happy”.  Galina, a “wannabe” interning Innkeeper from Belarus tells the guests “It is like working in a Disneyworld Bed & Breakfast”.  The team leader, Master Innkeeper and owner,  Dr. Wayne Engel, is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at James Madison University.  He and his son started the Inn twelve years ago “just to have fun”.  The ambiance is one of warm Southern Hospitality in a Civil War Era restored mansion , with all of today’s amenities & technological comforts.  The Stonewall Jackson Inn is Certified “Virginia Green” carries a 3 Diamond AAA and an “Exceptional” rating by the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia www.InnVirgina.com. Visit the website for more information and details of “The Stonewall Jackson Experience” in the “Friendly City” of Harrisonburg.

Dr. Wayne Engel, © 2011 http://www.stonewalljacksoninn.com/

Visit www.StonewallJacksonInn.com, write Wayne@StonewallJacksonInn.com, or call 800.445.5330

Dr. Wayne Engel, Owner/Innkeeper

Stonewall Jackson Inn

547 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801