Posts Tagged ‘llamas’

Meet the Furry Innkeepers of InnVirginia

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Last week, published a fantastic article entitled “A Guest’s Best Friend: 5 Furry and Feathered Innkeepers Who Make B&B’s Complete.” For innkeepers, their pets not only become mascots of their B&B but also assistants of their establishment, greeting guests, offering a friendly warmth, and then bidding them goodbye at the end of a getaway. Now meet a few of InnVirginia’s furry innkeepers, who look forward to seeing you on your next Virginia vacation:

bbavholladayhouseshadowShadow Elswick, Holladay House: If you ever decide to take a trip to The Holladay House in Orange, VA, you will have the privilege of meeting Shadow, a beautiful cat with a vibrant personality that shines in the Holladay House blog. Shadow is a longtime visitor of Holladay House and more recently became a permanent resident. Now she sits on the porch and awaits the arrival of guests, bemoans the fact that her humans won’t feed her pizza, and charms all who meet her with nuzzles and meows.


bbavbrierleyhilltuckeranddueceTucker and Deuce, Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast– There’s no doubt that dogs are man’s (and woman’s!) best friend, and Brierley Hill B&B’s canine pair epitomize this like no other. Tucker and Deuce, a golden retriever and a Bernese mountain dog, are the happy, friendly, and playful animal innkeepers at this Lexington, VA B&B. One of their favorite spots in the veranda, so if you happen to be out on the sun porch, you just might have a couple of canine companions to keep you company.




Bonnie and Niko, Oak Grove Plantation B&BNine-year old Bonnie and two-year old Niko are two beautiful Standard Poodles who run things around Oak Grove Plantation. Between entertaining guests, watching over their humans, and walking the trails around the property daily, they keep pretty busy. These two pooches especially love it when they are able to meet and play with guests’ dogs!






McNally, Applewood Inn and Llama Trekking-We bet you’ve never found lodging with llamas before. Applewood Inn’s llamas are more than just pets, though; they accompany guests on two-hour hikes along picturesque trails. All of Applewood’s llamas—Jonas, McNally, Pepe, Chaos, Happy, Jack Frost, Stryker, and Spunky—are curious, adventurous, and well-behaved, making them the perfect travel companion.




Winter Activities in Virginia

Monday, December 9th, 2013

There’s no doubt that winter in Virginia is beautiful, and the chilly weather certainly doesn’t mean that you’re trapped indoors until spring! Whether you’re skiing on snow-capped mountaintops or whale watching on a brisk boat trip, there is much to explore and experience during winter in the Commonwealth. Check out our list of suggestions below, and consider a Winter Special at one of our Inn Virginia members:

  1. Wintergreen and Massanutten: If you’re looking for winter sports, then these resorts are the perfect fit. With skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and ice skating, you most certainly won’t be bored. Nearby B&Bs include Afton Mountain B&B, The Iris Inn, The Mark Addy Inn, and Old Massanutten Lodge.
  2. A Winter Seafari: Take a Winter Wildlife boat trip with the Virginia Aquarium or Southeast Expeditions. Bundle up in your winter gear, grab a friend and a kayak, and drift down the waters of Virginia. Nearby B&Bs include Barclay Cottage B&B, Magnolia House Inn,
    1890 Spinning Wheel B&B, and Miss Molly’s Inn.
  3. Llama Trekking: Yes, you read that correctly. One of our member B&Bs, Applewood Inn, is known not only for its cozy location and wonderful innkeepers, but also for its resident llamas. As long as the weather conditions aren’t hazardous, llama treks are available year round, offering two hour hikes with these animal companions.
  1. Wineries: If you’re a wine enthusiast, then Virginia is definitely the perfect winter getaway for you! Stay warm at one of the Commonwealth’s huge number of vineyards and wineries, sipping on award-winning libations and then returning to the comfort of your B&B room with a bottle of wine to take back home. We have some excellent Wine Tasting Specials and Packages, so peruse the list at your leisure, and find your perfect winter wine getaway.


By Tara Stoll