Posts Tagged ‘VA’

Uphill House Gains New Innkeepers

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The Uphill House Bed and Breakfast of Gordonsville, VA is now owned by Samantha (Sam) and Scott Darling. The pair agreed it was time for a change and began browsing BBAV resources. After a year and a half of searching, the couple fell in love with the Uphill property. Sam and Scott are eager to uphold the high standards set in place by the previous innkeepers. “They created a wonderful reputation for the inn that we are honored to continue.” they explained. “Quiet.Natural.Simple” This is the Uphill Motto. While traveling to or through Gordonsville, guests of The Uphill House are sure to appreciate the privacy and peacefulness that the surrounding woods provide the 11 acre property. This secluded sanctuary is complete with fire pit and multiple decks, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee.

Samantha and Scott Darling

Samantha and Scott Darling of Uphill House B&B

Sam and Scott offer a warm atmosphere, a friendly smile and optional breakfast times for guests who aren’t exactly early birds. “We absolutely love welcoming people into our home and spoiling them!” Sam says “As a B&B owner we get to do that multiple times a week and it’s extremely rewarding to know that we helped someone relax, that they enjoyed our hospitality and had an opportunity to experience the local flavor!” Sam and Scott own an impressive music library with a large selection of LP albums, speakers and turntable. “Pink Floyd fans, we have you covered!” Scott said.

Check out the turntable and music library

Check out the turntable and music library

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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.