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Fall INN LOVE with Virginia

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Love plays a big part in Virginia getaways. You’ve probably seen “Virginia is for Lovers” paraphernalia floating around, but it’s more than just a motto; it’s become a way of life. Our beautiful state has set out to “prove that ‘love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation’ in a BIG way by having giant ‘LOVE’ artworks pop up in many different and unexpected places across Virginia (including our very own InnVirginia member Ma Margaret’s House, which became the site of a LOVEwork display a couple years ago).

1. Cape Charles– Every letter in the Cape Charles LOVEwork display illustrates a piece of this idyllic bayside town: “The L is made of sea glass and seashells to represent the bayside community. The O is a tractor tire to represent agriculture. The V is made of kayaks to represent outdoor adventure activities and the E is made of crab pots to represent aquaculture.” (Click here for Cape Charles lodging.)

2. Veritas Vineyard– LOVE at this Afton, VA vineyard and winery reflects the viticulture of both the area and of the Commonwealth as a whole. “Each letter of the word love is nearly six feet tall and made up of hundreds of corks,” hanging over the wine bar to greet visitors. (Click here for Afton lodging.)

3. Norfolk International Airport– Welcome to Virginia, travelers! “As a celebration of Virginia’s travelers and a love for adventure, the Norfolk International Airport has constructed a giant LOVEwork to resemble different types of luggage.” (Click here for Norfolk lodging.)

4. Chincoteague– “Find LOVE, this time in the form of giant Adirondack chairs on Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.” At 10 feet tall and 500 pounds, four chairs spell out a proclamation of “LOVE” on Chincoteague Island, welcoming travelers to this tranquil Virginia paradise. (Click here for Chincoteague lodging.)

Next time you’re taking a much needed Virginia getaway, find a LOVEwork display near your chosen B&B, and stop for a photo. Already have a LOVEwork photo? Share it on our Facebook page, and be sure to tag it with #LOVEVA!


Photo by Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

Photo by Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles





A Secret “Sweet Spot” for Lovers in Virginia’s Beautiful Shenandoah Valley: A TripAdvisor’s 5 Star Award for Excellence

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

“Virginia is for Lovers” is a promise fulfilled at Historic Downtown Harrisonburg’s Stonewall Jackson Inn ~ Bed and Breakfast!  Get out your “Bucket List,”  here is “must” places to visit!!   Two well- known, premier travel directories agree!  TripAdvisor has just awarded the coveted 2011 “Certificate of Excellence” to this Inn for again having a solid 5 star rating from their subscribers for the second year in a row. has also awarded the Inn “Best B&B in the Mid-Atlantic Region” and lists it in the elite Diamond Collection of the World’s Best B&B’s.


The really good news is that this Inn  is located in the hospitality-plus “Friendly City” of Harrisonburg, right in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. The City’s lively Downtown  Historical District  is also the Fine Dining & Entertainment Center of the Valley.  But that’s not all.  It offers museums, galleries, shops, stage theater and music, Farmers Market, outdoor festivals & activities.  In the center of the District in a beautifully restored pre-Civil War home,  you will find a  docent staffed  visitor’s welcome center with a gift shop and  a beautiful Tea Room that serves many different kinds of tea along with homemade goodies. Harrisonburg is not only the Valley’s choice destination for a very romantic B&B & fine dining Getaway,  but it is also a “base camp” for outdoor adventure.    There are easy day trips to experience Civil War and Frontier History, Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment, Shopping & Antiquing, Biking, Hiking, Wine Tasting, and much more.  Check out and if you are looking for some ideas.


The Stonewall Jackson’s mission and promise of a “A Night’s Delight ~ A Breakfast to Remember” is a tall order, but the Inn’s friendly hospitality team is up to the task.  They literally love their jobs of “making guests happy”.  Galina, a “wannabe” interning Innkeeper from Belarus tells the guests “It is like working in a Disneyworld Bed & Breakfast”.  The team leader, Master Innkeeper and owner,  Dr. Wayne Engel, is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at James Madison University.  He and his son started the Inn twelve years ago “just to have fun”.  The ambiance is one of warm Southern Hospitality in a Civil War Era restored mansion , with all of today’s amenities & technological comforts.  The Stonewall Jackson Inn is Certified “Virginia Green” carries a 3 Diamond AAA and an “Exceptional” rating by the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia Visit the website for more information and details of “The Stonewall Jackson Experience” in the “Friendly City” of Harrisonburg.

Dr. Wayne Engel, © 2011

Visit, write, or call 800.445.5330

Dr. Wayne Engel, Owner/Innkeeper

Stonewall Jackson Inn

547 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801