Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

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

12 Reasons to Visit Virginia in 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

“The country is not mountanous not yet low but such pleasant plaine hils and fertile valleyes, one prettily crossing an other, and watered so conveniently with their sweete brookes and christall springs, as if art itself had devised them.” –Captain John Smith, “A Map of Virginia”

Why should you visit (or re-visit) Virginia? The reasons could quickly conglomerate into a great novel that would require hours of your time to read. Since neither you nor your humble blogger has the time to compose and study a novel of such great proportions, enjoy another of our increasingly well-loved BBAV lists.

12 Reasons to Visit Virginia in 2012:

  1. The historical sites. Virginia has Jamestown/Yorktown, Monticello, Montpelier, and a vast number of other sites that explore our rich history.
  2. The wineries, vineyards, and breweries.
  3. The amusement parks and theme parks.
  4. The state parks and hiking trails.
  5. The museums and exhibits.
  6. The theatres. (Did you know that Virginia boasts the only replica of Shakespeare’s Blackfriar Theatre? Yep, we do, and along that that theatre, there are many, many more scattered about the Commonwealth.)
  7. The scenic drives.
  8. The mountains.
  9. The family-friendly activities.
  10. The beaches.
  11. The shopping centers, malls, outlets, downtown boutiques, and locally-owned shops.
  12. The Bed and Breakfasts. What kind of association would we be if we didn’t highlight the wonderful businesses that comprise our organization? Virginia has some truly wonderful, individually unique bed and breakfasts, and no trip to and around Virginia would be complete without staying at one of them.

By Tara Stoll