Posts Tagged ‘renovations’

Inn Virginia’s Renovated B&Bs

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Our member bed & breakfasts like to stay at the very top of their game, reflecting the standards of quality that we hold as an association. One way of doing so is with room renovations, fresh coats of paint, and updated décor. It’s amazing how fresh and new you can feel after a renovation!

Three of our member inns, Clay Corner Inn, Waypoint House B&B, and Holladay House, have made recent renovations that have taken them from excellent to extraordinary:

Clay Corner Inn in Blacksburg, VA is a “boutique hotel” with “charm, space, and tranquility,” and it was already rated the #1 B&B in Blacksburg. Needless to say, it has a lot to live up to, and owners Rick and Nicky Aymes-Arevalo found that the way to keep their inn fresh was to revamp the dining room, the Cascade Room, the Zen Garden, and one of the rooms of the Dogwood House.

Clay Corner Cascade Suite Before and After

Clay Corner Cascade Suite Before and After

Clay Corner Dining Room Before and After

Clay Corner Dining Room Before and After

Clay Corner Dogwood House Room Before and After

Clay Corner Dogwood House Room Before and After

Clay Corner Zen Garden Before and After

Clay Corner Zen Garden Before and After

Waypoint House B&B in Berryville, VA strives to break the mold of dated, “knick knack stuffed” rooms. Owners Jonathan and Rachael Worsley decided that their modern retreat needed a bit of a makeover, including new paint, new rugs, and new furnishings in their Shore Room, Traveler’s Retreat, and Traveler’s Retreat bathroom.

Waypoint House, Travelers Retreat Before and After

Waypoint House, Travelers Retreat Before and After

Waypoint House, Travelers Retreat Bath Before and After

Waypoint House, Travelers Retreat Bath Before and After

Waypoint House, Shore Room Before and After

Waypoint House, Shore Room Before and After

Holladay House in Orange, VA recently refreshed their room Helen’s Haven, formerly known as the “Green Room.” With the new color scheme, the historically appropriate Japanese accents, and the 20th century furnishings, innkeepers Sam and Sharon Elswick have provided the perfect blend of history and modernity.

Holladay House Helen's Haven Before and After

Holladay House Helen’s Haven Before and After

What better time is there to visit these renewed establishments than spring, when nature is completing its own renovations? Visit our website for a full list of our member inns, and don’t forget that we offer gift certificates to be purchased at your leisure.

Finding “Harmony” in the New Year

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Harmony Manor is a luxurious bed & breakfast situated among forested tranquility in Washington, Virginia.  This beautiful establishment has recently become even more inviting, having “been completely renovated with all-new decor, fixtures and amenities.”

When Kimberly and Randy Fort purchased Harmony Manor B&B in April of 2012, “the house was a short sale and was stripped of most every fixture and cabinet in the home.” However, they were not discouraged by the inevitable amount of work that would need to be accomplished to bring Harmony Manor to its full potential. In fact, they knew of this potential from the moment they first saw the establishment.

Kimberly says, “The positive part of the renovation process was that we were able to replace everything with our taste and choice. We also repainted the entire interior, added some new flooring, replaced the kitchen, and [added] a third fireplace. All new vanities, toilets, doors, handles, locks, light fixtures, and more were put back in the home. The improvement/renovation process was quick, about five months, as we wanted to open for business by September, 2012.”

Juxtaposed with the renovations are the B&B’s extensive amenities: “Harmony Manor B&B features a spacious and flowing floor plan, designed for guests’ comfort…We also have a Theatre Room with a flat-screen TV & DVD, perfect for rainy days…The Pub room is always open for your enjoyment, featuring a pool table, & flat-screen TV.”

Book your room now, and enjoy a getaway at Harmony Manor. There is no better way to start off a new year than with freshly-renewed extravagance.

By Tara Stoll

Time Well Spent at an Inn in New Kent

Friday, December 28th, 2012

If you are weary after a busy holiday season, you may need a new escape, a refuge where your thoughts can start afresh. If that is indeed the case, then consider The Vintager Inn. Ken, Lee, and Janice Fisher, owners of The Vintager Inn, have recently begun renovations on their barn, and it is a perfect demonstration of newness, not only in structure but also in anticipation of the future gatherings that it will hold. The Vintager Inn has hosted many weddings, and inevitably will cater to many more, and this time the newness of marriage will coincide with the newness of reconstruction.

The New Year is coming shortly, bearing the promise for fresh beginnings and a bright future after many days of work and toil. Ken Fisher states, “A theme from one of my Air Force assignments in 2006 that I have remembered is ‘treasure the past, forge the future.’ That is what we focus on at The Vintager Inn–honoring our history while preserving it for the future.”

So, what will you find at this New Kent, Virginia bed & breakfast? You’ll find a French-Country style façade that is richly steeped in history, bordering on a bountiful winery, and close by to the lush green of a golf course. You’ll immerse yourself peaceful elegance, lavish breakfasts, and personable owners who exude hospitality: “Snuggle up by the fire in your suite, cozy in your plush robe amid touches of chocolate, delicate blues, silk and toille. Tranquility pervades as you sip delicious wine, gazing across pastoral fields. Soft breezes carry lilting birdsong across the quiet.”

To contact The Vintager Inn, call (804) 938-5528, email them at reservations@thevintagerinn.com, or send them a message via Facebook. (Also, be sure to check out their website!)

Have a wonderful New Year and a Happy 2013!

By Tara Stoll