Last week, Examiner.com 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:
Shadow 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.
Tucker 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&B– Nine-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.