Posts Tagged ‘mountain views’

B&B Mountain Views Invite You to “Fall” in Love with Autumn

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

We are coming up on that time of year when the humidity lessens, the heat dissipates, and the crisp morning air hints of the seasons to come. In only a few weeks, Virginia trees will begin to fade from the lush green of summer to the burning reds, soft yellows, and fiery oranges of autumn. It is no wonder so many travelers choose this time of year to plan their getaways, particularly in heavily mountainous areas. A few of Inn Virginia’s member B&Bs boast some absolutely breathtaking views of the mountains where you can fully immerse yourself in the fall foliage.

With a suggestion of scenery in its name, House Mountain Inn in Lexington, VA is certain to offer some extraordinary autumn views. Owners Jamie Grue and Jeff Irvine have built their rustically elegant getaway on a “private 1000 acre Allegheny Mountain preserve,” and the inn itself is situated in harmony along the slopes of House Mountain.

Carolyn and Curtis Crump invite you for an autumn getaway at Crumps Mountain Cottage in Amherst, VA. Carolyn says, “Since you are on 243 acres of private mountain land next to the George Washington National Forest, mountains surround you to the left, behind, and further to the right.” The view from the cottages is incredible, overlooking the entire valley below and promising stunning fall scenery.

Brightwood Vineyard and Farm Cottage B&B is a “100-acre family farm in Madison County, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” Innkeepers Dean and Susan Vidal provide spectacular views of the quiet transition from summer to fall: “Perched on a rocky promontory overlooking the confluence of the Robinson River and Spring Branch, you’ll hear the gentle sounds of water and the calls of woodland birds from this beautiful vantage point” (Brightwood Vineyard and Farm).

Looking for other B&Bs with fall foliage specials and packages? Click here.

By Tara Stoll

Experience the feeling of an earlier time with modern amenities

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) is pleased to announce Goodstone Inn and Restaurant has become a new member. BBAV President, Heidi Lanford, states, “Inspected properties of BBAV act with integrity and professionalism in all their business practices. We welcome Goodstone Inn and Restaurant as they have exhibited the standards that we request from all our members.”

The eighteen room inn is situated on 265 acres in six separate restored residences and is located in the heart of horse and wine country in Virginia and has been welcoming guest since 1998. “I love talking and interacting with our guests. My main goal is to give the absolute best customer service I can and elevate the level of service presented by my staff. My first hotel I worked at had a sign ‘the guest is our reason for being.’ This is something I have taken with me and promote to my staff.”  Innkeeper, Matt Daubenspeck, affectionately states,  “Without the guest, there is no us.  Without exceptional guest service, there is no guest.”

With mountain views, rolling acres of pastures and the beauty of the historic buildings, Goodstone Inn provides guests with the opportunity to experience the feeling of an earlier time with modern amenities.  It is also a favorite of former first daughter, new mother and NBC reporter Jenna Bush Hager.