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Cabin in the Woods: InnVirginia’s Forested Resorts

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The 2014 holiday season has come and gone. Your family has departed, your Christmas decorations have been put back in their boxes, and you’ve returned to your normal schedule, somewhat weary after your frenzied holiday activities. It sounds like you’re in need of a vacation. Picture yourself in a forested, Virginia retreat, resting in a cozy cabin, relaxing under the hands of a masseuse, or feasting on a hearty breakfast. This may be hypothetical, but it isn’t unrealistic; reserve your room at one of the following InnVirginia members for wooded luxury:

Scents of Cedar Bed & Breakfast is, according to one TripAdvisor reviewer, a “hidden gem with awesome hospitality.” Constructed of cedar and nestled in the woods of Petersburg, VA, innkeepers Bill and Kathy Parsley are ready to provide you with peaceful pond, an isolated Cabin the Woods, a pool to cool off on hot summer days, and a veranda where you can simply sit and watch the natural world around you.


Cedar Spring Inn & Spa in Advance Mills, VA not only offers its guests a luxurious getaway from the real world, but it also boasts a variety of onsite activities as well. Take a dip in the pool during the hotter months, or ease your tired muscles in hot tub, steam room, or sauna available throughout the year. Burn off your hearty morning meal with a hike around the property or in the exercise room. Judith McBee welcomes you to her inn and spa.


Pembroke Springs Retreat is convergence of Virginia and Japan right in Star Tannery, VA. Resting on 175 acres of forest, a visit to the retreat will immerse you in nature without making you compromise luxury. Enjoy a traditional Japanese breakfast with “grilled fish, rice, seaweed, vegetables, egg, miso soup, and fruit.” Soak away your cares in one of Pembroke’s two Japanese baths, which use heated natural spring water. Sleep deeply in one of the five suites or relax with a book and a cup of tea in the common room.


Enjoy your stay at one of these beautiful InnVirginia retreats. Click here to take a look at our other B&Bs.

The Old Massanutten Lodge: Then & Now

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Margie and Guy Vlasits

Margie and Guy Vlasits celebrate 10 years at The Old Massanutten Lodge

The Old Massanutten Lodge celebrates ten years as a B&B, and even longer as a place of personal and community strength.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Old Massanutten Lodge B&B, in Keezletown, VA. However, before Margie and Guy Vlasits purchased the property in the early 1990s, the lodge served as a day-resort for visitors and locals from the mid-1920s through the 60s, providing a place of relaxation and entertainment for its guests. Now, almost a century later, the Vlasits have restored the property and successfully provided a similar atmosphere.

“We wanted to give the property back to the community,” says Margie, the property’s primary caretaker. Indeed, the Vlasits successfully opened their doors to guests in 2003 as a place of rejuvenation, nourishment, and celebration for those near and far. Soon after, in 2005, Margie faced another life-changing situation: the onset of cancer. This didn’t keep her from serving the B&Bs many guests.

The Old Massanutten Lodge in Keezletown, VA

The Old Massanutten Lodge in Keezletown, VA

Although she couldn’t advance the business during this time, she maintained it to the best of her ability with the help of others. The business “helped me get through the treatments,” she says. The Vlasits opened the B&B as a place to “renourish guests’ souls,” she continues, and “at the same time it did the same for me.” For eight of the ten years that the B&B has been in service, Margie battled cancer and won. Her own story further enriches that of the property and the community surrounding it.

“We love to host people from all over the world with great cultural and personal diversities,” Margie says. Many guests come from just a couple hours away looking for rest from the daily grind. Others come for adventure and entertainment to an area rich in history, culture, nature, and just plain fun.  Old Massanutten Lodge’s quiet rural location is a pleasant change from the noise and activity of urban areas.

The last weekend in October, the Old Massanutten Lodge celebrates the property’s extensive past in conjunction with its tenth anniversary as a B&B through a story-telling event and concert. The Vlasits plan to invite anyone with a history at the lodge to come and tell his/her story while showcasing local folk artists. All in all, the Old Massanutten Lodge focuses on the past, present, and future as memories in the making. Come make memories at the Old Massanutten Lodge, entwining your history with that of this historic local landmark.