Posts Tagged ‘romantic getaway’

Most Romantic Inn near Charlottesville

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

InnVirginia property, Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant, a romantic country inn and award-winning restaurant near Charlottesville, Virginia is proud to be one of the “Top Ten Most Romantic Inns of 2015” by American Historic Inns and “This is our 22nd year selecting the best inns for romance, and travelers’ comments revealed they most valued the top-notch hospitality, the element of joyful surprise, delicious breakfasts & evening hors d’oeuvres, and the overall pleasure of innkeepers’ thoughtful attention to detail,” says Deborah Sakach, president of I Love Inns and author of more than 40 editions of bed and breakfast guidebooks. “This is a tremendous honor for Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant,” adds owner Doc Findley. “From our unique and historic accommodations to our romantic restaurant to our captivating grounds, we are truly dedicated to making Prospect Hill a memorable and unparalleled experience for our guests.”

 The Boy’s Cabin dating to c. 1699

Rare even amongst the most historic plantations, our original cottage, The Boy’s Cabin dating to c. 1699


For nearly four decades Prospect Hill Plantation Inn has been an understated yet integral component of the growth of history-based tourism in Central Virginia’s wine country. Known for its refinement and simple elegance, the historic 13-room country inn offers guests an authentic plantation experience, including lodging in the original slave dependencies (dating to c. 1699), as well as innovative and inspired cuisine. Nestled on the outskirts of Charlottesville on 40 stunning acres, the magic of this romantic plantation invites you to linger, and to slow your pace to that of another era. Prospect Hill… only 15 miles and 300 years away!


Historic Manor House


The Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2015 were carefully selected from among 20,000 member inns following months of deliberation among hospitality professionals and consideration of visitor reviews on  The Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2015 accolade is the latest in Prospect Hill’s awards, including Trip Advisor’s 2014 “Certificate of Excellence” and Uncle Ben’s “Best Inn of the Year”.

InnVirginia has a full list of romantic properties for all your special occasions.

Curl Up in a Cozy Virginia Cottage

Monday, November 18th, 2013

There is a chill in the air that will soon turn frigid, leaving many to wish that they could hibernate with the bears. Sadly though, life does not leave enough time for hibernation, which means that we have to weather the cold in other ways. One such particularly pleasant way to fight the chill is by means of a cozy Inn Virginia cottage, nestled in the warmth of a soft, queen-sized bed, sipping a cup of cocoa by a fireplace, and wrapping up in a fuzzy robe.

Soak away the seasonal frost in the bubbling Jacuzzi waters one of the Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm in Dyke, Virginia. These cottages—Creek House, Pines, Ridge, and Laurelwood—offer forested views, secluded romance, and quiet warmth that promises unperturbed relaxation.

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm

Besides the manor house of Middleton Inn in Washington, VA, the establishment also provides both a cozy cottage and a cabin for its guests. With a historic charm that dates back to the 1800s, Middleton Inn’s cottage and cabin displays pastoral elegance the assurance of solitude.

Middleton Inn

Middleton Inn

Looking for coziness in Petersburg, VA? Then you’ll love the wooded charm of Scents of Cedar B&B. Resting next to a quiet pond, Scents of Cedar’s cabin is the epitome of a rustic retreat. From the wood walls to the handcrafted quilts, there is no place that boasts a cozier ambiance.

Scents of Cedar B&B

Scents of Cedar B&B

And speaking of wood walls, the frame of Sugar Tree Inn in Vesuvius, Virginia is comprised of 175-year old logs, reused from historic buildings in the Shenandoah Valley. Cuddle up next to a wood-burning fireplace and enjoy a brief respite from the “real world.”

Sugar Tree Inn

Sugar Tree Inn

A final cozy cottage option is Woodward House on Manor Grade in Front Royal, Virginia. Woodward House’s Sunrise Cottages are the ideal location for a cozy escape. Fully furnished with Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces, you’ll find warmth, rest, and renewal in this Shenandoah Valley setting.

Woodward House on Manor Grade

Woodward House on Manor Grade


By Tara Stoll

Valentine’s Day in VA, 2012

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Virginia is for lovers, right? Then Valentine’s Day is certain to be extra special for those romantic couples who choose a Virginia bed and breakfast for their holiday destination. Picture, if you will, a lavish suite, scarlet rose petals carefully strewn about the bed and crystalline glasses of champagne set atop the table. The room is bathed in the soft glow of candlelight, and further embellishment includes lusciously ripened strawberries with a shell of fine chocolate.

This little, fictional scenario can quickly become your reality. Quite a few BBAV inns offer Valentine’s Day packages or romantic getaway specials, and what significant other would not be thrilled to spend a few days away, engulfed in romantic relaxation?

Summerfield Inn, Abingdon, VA- “Treat your special sweetheart to a memorable Valentine’s break during the entire month of February.” This package includes a beautiful flower bouquet, decadent chocolates, and a delectable gourmet breakfast.

Cooper’s Landing Inn and Traveler’s Tavern, Clarksville, VA- This B&B offer a Valentine’s Day package through the whole of February. Treat your loved one to a one- or two-night stay, an in-room massage, a bouquet of long-stemmed roses, and a gourmet breakfast in bed.

Mark Addy Inn, Charlottesville, VA- Take advantage of this inn’s Valentines Sweetheart Getaway. Enjoy a candlelit dinner, gourmet chocolates, a gift basket with wine, and various other treats.

Corner Stone Farm, Clarksville, VA- Unwind with the rural romance of a two-night stay, cider and cheese, flowers, and chocolates. What better place is there than the country to relax with your special someone?

Holladay House, Orange, VA- All of the Holladay House’s Romance Packages are included in their Valentine’s Day special during the month of February. Stay for three nights at this bed and breakfast, and receive your third night at half price.


By Tara Stoll

Candlelight Tour by the James River

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Experience Virginia by candlelight.

There is something inherently romantic about candlelight. Perhaps it wasn’t so when candles and lanterns were the only source of light after sunset, and eyes grew weary from struggling to see. Yet these days, when bright electricity pierces the night, the gentle glow of candlelight seems only warm and inviting. It smooths sharp edges and softens expressions; it beckons lovers to sit by it, quietly.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend this year with a romantic getaway at a Virginia Bed and Breakfast and a Candlelight Progressive Tour at the James River Plantation. Experience the historic buildings of Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835), and Ladysmith (1857) as you would have experienced them when they were first constructed. See the luster of the Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation collection of antiques by flickering candlelight. Wrap yourself in warm clothing and circumnavigate Dower Quarter (1835) and Duck Church (1917), then head indoors to sip cider and nibble on baked goods by a large, warm fire.

There are dozens of Virginia Bed and Breakfasts in and around Williamsburg, close to the James River Plantation. The Candlelight Progressive Tour would make a delightful addition to any romantic getaway.

The Candlelight Progressive Tour takes place February 12, 13, and 19, 2011. Call (804) 829-2196 or email for additional information and reservations.