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New Year’s Eve in Virginia

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Lets cheers Happy new year 2009

Spend New Year's Eve at a Bed and Breakfast Virginia.

Consider spending New Year’s Eve in a Virginia Bed and Breakfast. Inns have a much more intimate feel than large, corporate hotels; you won’t have to worry about landing next to a huge hall party and not getting any sleep (as regretfully happens from time to time). Instead, you may relax in common areas, toasting the New Year with a handful of other guests, or welcome 2011 privately in your room after an evening out.

Several Bed and Breakfasts Virginia offer New Year’s Eve Specials. Some provide dinner or arrange for guests to dine at a nearby restaurant. Many provide hors d’oeuvres, Virginia wine, and champagne toasts on the 31st, and at least one goes all out and puts on a masquerade ball.

Outstanding breakfasts become brunches on New Year’s Day. Enjoy the first meal with coffee or a mimosa. Sleep in first, or get a good start on those resolutions and walk or run before heading to the table.

Whether you like to be in the city or the country, with friends or with strangers, there is a Virginia Bed and Breakfast just right for you.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
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Wonderful views from the Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Blue Ride Parkway runs almost the entire length of Virginia. It joins the Skyline Drive just east of Waynesboro, VA, in the Shenandoah Mountains, and it slowly meanders its way for nearly 475 miles to Cherokee, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway is the type of road that requires a leisurely pace. Time slows down on the Blue Ridge Parkway if you let it. The views will take your breath away, whether they span valleys and mountains or reveal a small, almost hidden waterfall. As you travel, plan on staying at a number of Virginia bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway – that way, you’ll have plenty of time to fully enjoy each leg of your journey.

Virginia bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway have much to offer. Aside from being a place to sit and enjoy great views, they are great bases for exploring the area. The innkeepers can be your local insiders – people who know the area well and who can provide priceless travel tips.

Take advantage of your stay by heading out to listen to mountain music; opportunities for this include the Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree, Pickin’ Porch, and several festivals throughout the year. Spend a day or two visiting Blue Ridge Parkway area wineries, sampling wines produced in the fertile valleys. Vow to stop at every antique shop you see.

Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway when flowers are in bloom. the parkway website handily provides a Bloom Schedule, so you’ll know when your favorite trees, flowers and shrubs are at their most beautiful. These times can be ideal for hiking the trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ask bed and breakfast Virginia innkeepers about favorite hikes near their inns.

You are sure to enjoy your time traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially if you treat yourself to lodging in Virginia bed and breakfasts.