Posts Tagged ‘packages’

How Much Does it Cost?

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

When selecting the perfect lodging establishment for your getaway, you’re sure to have a number of questions: Do I need to make reservations in advance? Do they allow pets? Are smoking rooms available? One common question asked is “How much does it cost to stay at a bed & breakfast?” The simple answer is that rates vary, depending on a number of different factors:

  1. The time of year. Almost all B&Bs have a busy season, whether it’s back-to-school week for colleges, fall foliage season, or summer vacation. During the busy season, rates will most likely increase.
  2. The day of the week. Oftentimes, weekends will cost you a bit more than a mid-week vacation.
  3.  The size of the room. If you’re booking a lavish suite or cottage, chances are it will be pricier than a smaller, simpler room.
  4. The type of B&B. Are you looking for extravagant lodging with an on-site spa and complimentary wine every evening? You’ll probably pay more than for a few nights in a small, woodland cottage.
  5. The location of the B&B. Bigger cities are usually more expensive, and you can expect many inns to reflect that.
  6. Packages and Specials. With B&B packages and specials, you’re likely to receive a few extra “goodies” in addition to lodging, and depending on the establishment and the occasion, rates may be discounted.

As a general estimate according to our website, “you can expect luxury accommodations for $250+ per night in a busy resort or larger metropolitan area. Likewise, you can expect something less extravagant for around $125 per night.”

 

Maury Place at Monument, Crumps Mountain Cottage, and the Toddsbury Guest House at North River.

Maury Place at Monument, Crumps Mountain Cottage, and the Toddsbury Guest House at North River.

 

By Tara Stoll

BBAV Holiday Packages

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

If you read our last BBAV blog entry, you know that we encourage you to shop and buy locally to acquire all of your holiday gifts. And did you realize that the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia is also a local business??? You could purchase a BBAV gift certificate if you would like, or you could partake in one of the holiday packages that some of our bed and breakfasts offer.

1. Serenity’s Edge!- The beautifully romantic cottages of Serenity’s Edge are located in Braxton, Virginia (near Roanoke). For a $35 add-on during the month of December, you can enjoy a Holiday Escape Package, which includes a holiday basket, cookies, assorted snacks, a keepsake collector’s ornament, and a CD of holiday music. Contact Serenity’s Edge for more information.

2. Belle Hearth B&B- Belle Hearth in Waynesboro, VA is another inn that offers a holiday package, which includes the following: “Reserve any room, anytime, for two nights and take 50% off the second night rate. Must mention this special when reserving by phone or online and cannot be combined with any other offer or special.”

3. South Court Inn Bed and Breakfast- This lovely inn offers a 3- or 4-day Fantastic Christmas Getaway and Dinners for $680. This includes a Christmas Even dinner, a Christmas Day lunch buffet, a Christmas present opening breakfast buffet, and a Christmas evening tea. Contact the South Court Inn for more information.

These are only two of the BBAV’s many inns, and there are many more offering holiday specials. If you would like to know if a bed and breakfast offers a special or package, check out our website, find an inn, and give them a call!

Photo by JJ Harrison

By Tara Stoll

Virginia Bed and Breakfasts are Romantic

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

It’s true. Whether you are drawn to mountains or the sea, urban areas or the country, you will find Virginia bed and breakfasts ideal for romance. We are not limited to romantic getaways, but we do excel at them.

Right off the bat, you’ll find Virginia Bed and Breakfasts romantic. Our member inns exude warmth – something that instantly sets us apart from corporate hotels. Charming settings, unique furnishings and unparalleled hospitality greet couples as they enter their home away from home. In the winter, roaring fires crackle invitingly in hearths. During warmer months, the cool shade of porches is irresistible. The inns foster relaxation, quietude, and good humor – all essential for romance.

Many Bed and Breakfasts Virginia offer romance specials and packages to help set the right mood. Share champagne or wine in your room, accompanied by rich cheese plates or decadent chocolates. Treat yourself to a couple’s massage. Sink into large jetted tubs. Some inns offer dinner by candlelight, while other innkeepers may partner with the most romantic restaurant in the vicinity.

The perfect romantic getaway is different for everyone. There are couples who find nothing more romantic than a long hike through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, while others prefer urban areas and an elegant dinner at a four-restaurant. No matter what defines the ultimate romantic weekend for you, there is certainly a Virginia bed and breakfast that will make your dreams come true.