Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Celebrate Mother’s Day with these Mother-Daughter Duos!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Mother’s Day will be here shortly, and for most individuals, mothers and maternal figures are held with unparalleled high regard as irreplaceable role models for their daughters. For a couple of InnVirginia members, these family dynamics transfer over into the world of hospitality, where mothers and daughters work alongside each other as innkeepers in a balance of responsibilities and familial enjoyment.

Uphill House: Whether they’re serving you a freshly prepared breakfast or tending to the greenery along their Gordonsville, Virginia property, Suzanne Solomon and Samantha Darling are a dynamic mother/daughter duo. According to Sam, “My mom and I have always been close and things like cooking, decorating, and being crafty were always things we enjoyed doing together, so the B&B naturally fit into our relationship. Before the B&B, we were living in different states and now she’s right down the stairs – I do not think we’ve tried so many new recipes in our life! She has always been so supportive and it has been fun getting to work with her as a business partner as well (it’s nice to have back up when my husband decides he needs to put a tractor into his maintenance budget!).”

Holladay House: For Sharon Elswick, her mother-in-law Kathy is an invaluable part of the daily operations of Holladay House in Orange, Virginia. Sharon says, “When my husband and I bought our inn, we were incredibly lucky his mom and dad were 110% committed to helping us succeed.  They jumped right in, filling the gaps in our knowledge base and being our cheerleading section.  My mom-in-law helps me with anything ‘house,’ gently lending her smarts, support and laughter.  This inn — and my psyche — would not be the same without her. This place shines with her touch.”

These mother/daughter duos are ready to welcome you to their B&Bs. What better gift is there for Mother’s Day than a relaxing Virginia getaway? (Plus, if you can’t schedule a vacation right on Mother’s Day, you can always offer the gift of an InnVirginia gift card!)

Happy Mother’s Day!


Central VA in the Spring

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
A Host, of Golden Daffodils

Walk among the daffodils, April 13 at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum.

It’s spring in Virginia, which means flowers are in bloom, music is in the air, and beer and wine is flowing. Several upcoming events are well worth packing a bag and spending time at one of the charming Central Virginia Bed and Breakfasts outside Harrisonburg, VA. Garden walks, carriage rides, and beer and wine festivals will ensure that visitors have a blooming good time.

Upcoming Central Virginia events:

  • April 13, 2011, is the Annual Daffodil Walk at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Garden, a paradise of more than 125 colorful acres.
  • April 23, 2011 is the Rocktown Beer and Music Festival in downtown Harrisonburg. Virginia breweries will be joined by breweries from New York to San Francisco; many of the brews are not widely distributed, so this is a rare treat indeed for lovers of fine ale.
  • Mother’s Day Carriage Rides at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. When was the last time you and your mother spent a weekend together? Do so this year, at a Central Virginia Bed and Breakfast, and treat mom to a luxurious carriage ride through the forest. May 7 and 8, 2011.
  • ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival in McGaheysville, Memorial Day Weekend, 2011. Enjoy live music while sampling a wide variety of Virginia Wine.

Winter is past, summer not yet arrived. In other words, it’s an ideal time to travel to Virginia Bed and Breakfasts.