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Daughter of the Stars Bed and Breakfast Passes BBAV Inspection

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Daughter of the Stars Bed and Breakfast Passes BBAV Inspection

Daughter of the Stars Bed and Breakfast Passes BBAV Inspection

The newest B&B to pass the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia’s inspection into membership is the Daughter of the Stars B&B in Stanley, Virginia. Patrick Burns the owner, decided to have a BBAV inspection in order to help them connect with BBAV’s experienced knowledge base, and thus provide a better experience for their guests, as well as to set their B&B against an outside standard of inspection that ensures guests of the B&B’s high quality.


Daughter of the Stars began as an endeavor to “to do something interesting, unique, enjoyable and memorable” while “creating a unique, interesting, educational, fun, and successful travel experience” for guests. Indeed, this B&B does all of the above with its specialization in “The lesser known stories of the Shenandoah Valley”, which allows guests to celebrate and explore the history of foods, cultures, and customs native to the valley. Innkeeper, Misty Henderson, will delight guests with her cooking, and hospitality.


Civil War currency

Civil War currency

“In our Authentic Art and Artifacts Gift Shop,” Patrick described, “we have items like real Civil War currency and authentic Native American art and artifacts for sale. This way our guests not only hear the History, but they can touch it and own a piece of it. All of the Native American artifacts are from tribes that are known to have been in the Shenandoah Valley.”


Every guest room contains a private baths with Whirlpool tubs, queen-sized beds, and fireplaces that combine to create a romantic and comfortable atmosphere. Thus, guests looking for a vacation with a significant other or friend, or some alone time, the Daughter of the Stars B&B is perfect for a uniquely cultural and relaxing experience in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Fall Stays in Virginia Country Inns

Monday, September 20th, 2010

A poplar dressed in fall colors.

Fall foliage tends to linger in Virginia, thanks to our varied geography. Mountain trees peak earlier than farmland trees, while trees closer to the shore peak last. Spend a month staying in different country inns Virginia, and enjoy a month of peak fall foliage.

Numerous country inns Virginia offer seasonal specials, and now through mid November is the perfect time to take advantage of fall foliage specials. The inns vary widely, though all meet the most strident standards for hospitality. Stay on a 40-acre horse farm and enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and evening bonfires. View fall colors from the comfort of a kayak near the Virginia Shore. Breathe in the fragrant scent of freshly harvested hay in your country inn Virginia Shenandoah Valley, and enjoy magnificent fall colors while sipping wine on the porch of a Blue Ridge Mountains b&b.

We suggest allowing ample time to explore the country roads of Virginia as you travel from one inn to the next. The Virginia Department of Forestry recommends several excellent fall foliage driving tours (which can, of course, also be traveled by bike) throughout the state. Look for scarlet and purple dogwood trees, golden yellow poplar leaves, and brilliant scarlet red maple leaves. For more details, please visit their website.

Take it slow, drive with the windows open, and stop whenever possible to crunch leaves underfoot.

Virginia Romantic Vacation

Monday, June 28th, 2010
A Late Given Rose

A single rose - that's romantic.

Virginia bed and breakfasts excel at creating romantic environments, thanks in large part to the love and attention of the innkeepers. Let’s face it, when was the last time you stayed in a chain hotel and found it to be romantic? They can be comfortable, they can be convenient, but they don’t offer that inexplicable “je ne sais quoi” that is the purview of individually owned and operated inns.

Romantic Specials at bed and breakfasts Virginia vary widely. You may find chocolate dipped strawberries and a bottle of Virginia Wine in the room upon arrival. You may dine at the inn or at a nearby elegant restaurant. You’ll breakfast in the morning on fine china by candlelight.

Some Virginia bed and breakfasts arrange a tour of nearby Virginia Wineries and provide two wine glasses to help you remember your romantic stay. Others include a night at the theatre in their romance specials. You may find yourself skimming over the tops of trees during an early morning hot air balloon ride, or enjoying side by side in-room massages. The possibilities are endless.

If you are in the mood for a romantic Virginia Vacation, be sure to browse our Packages and Specials Page. Innkeepers are masters of creating romantic moods. Let them help add romance to your next Virginia bed and breakfast experience.

Virginia Romantic Getaway – It’s Time

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Don’t let another summer pass without making time for a Romantic Getaway in Virginia.

If summer romance means water and sun, head to a Virginia Bed and Breakfast near the Chesapeake Bay or the Virginia coast. Woe your sweetie with a moonlit canoe trip, or an afternoon sailing adventure. Share a bottle of Virginia Wine that you select after touring the region’s wineries. Watch the sunset while holding hands as you walk along the beach.

If summer romance means cool wooded trails and mountains, head to the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in search of the perfect scenic overlook to share a picnic. Go horseback riding in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Sleep late, eat an amazing breakfast at your Virginia Bed and Breakfast, and spend a day poking through antique shops in search of treasures.

If summer romance means late nights in the city, head to Northern Virginia and enjoy excursions into the nation’s capitol. Spend days exploring the many historic sites of the region, and then dress up and go to the city for dinner and entertainment.

No matter what defines romance for the two of you, you’ll find it in Virginia. For inspiration, check out our Virginia travel packages and specials page; many inns offer romance packages that can help make any holiday cause for celebration.