Posts Tagged ‘Virginia wineries’

The Inn at Vineyards Crossing

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes the Inn at Vineyards Crossing to its list of inspected and approved members! Built in 1787 as Barbee’s Tavern, the B&B originally served as a haven for Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. This Tavern Building remains a unique element of the Inn at Vineyards Crossing as it features original chestnut logs and stone mortar along with three original fireplaces.

The Inn at Vineyards Crossing was open in order to “provide a superior B&B which entails tight partnerships with local wineries, hunt clubs, and other local attractions.” These partnerships allow the Inn at Vineyards Crossing to serve guests with not only an upscale stay experience but with amenity options that turn the area from a ‘place to stay’ into a ‘destination.’

A BBAV membership allows Vineyards Crossing’s innkeepers to “comply with a set of basic standards, which are all minimum basics in the hospitality industry,” thereby “giving the consumer confidence in booking a stay.” In other words, membership with BBAV allows Vineyards Crossing to provide guests with the best experience possible, helping Innkeeper, Josh Haugh to provide a superior stay experience.

“Having the ability to interact directly with our guests, building relationships with our guests and creating memories for them, giving them a reason to return.” And so, the Inn at Vineyards Crossing provides the ideal destination for those looking for an interactive, welcoming, and memorable experience away from home.

Welcome to BBAV, The Inn at Vineyard Crossing!

Welcome, The Inn at Vineyard Crossing!

Memorial Day Weekend at Virginia Wineries

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend is filled with all sorts of fun events and festivities at Virginia Wineries in Northern and Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Take advantage of the long weekend. Get out of the city and spend time at a lovely outdoor setting, listening to good music and sipping fine Virginia Wines.

Consider one of the following activities, then book a room at a nearby Virginia Bed and Breakfast and let the fun begin.

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Enjoy a glass of Virginia Wine, live music, and fun at one of these Memorial Day Weekend events.

ValleyFest – the 11th Annual Shenandoah Valley Beer & Wine Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. Live music, crafts, and the finest Virginia Wine and Beer from the Shenandoah Valley. See ValleyFest for more details.
Lodge in a Harrisonburg VA Bed and Breakfast or a Keezletown VA Bed and Breakfast.

249th Anniversary Celebration of American Wine Festival at the Philip Carter Winery. Featuring Vintage Virginia Wine tasting, historical reenactors, live music, and more. Saturday May 28th. More information available at Philip Carter Winery.
Lodge in a Flint Hill Virginia Bed and Breakfast.

Memorial Day BBQ and Concert at DelFosse Vineyards. Mediterranean BBQ served at the outdoor pavilion. Live music by The Honeybirds. Reservations required: see DelFosse Vineyards.
Lodge in a Charlottesville VA Bed and Breakfast or a Scottsville VA Bed and Breakfast.

Memorial Day Weekend Music at Casanel Vineyards. Steve De Vries on Saturday afternoon and Mike Bowers on Sunday afternoon. Wine tasting and gourmet snacks. See Casanel Vineyards for additional information.
Lodge in a Manassas VA Bed and Breakfast or a Middleburg VA Bed and Breakfast.

Festival of Wines. Some of Virginia’s best wineries will offer tastings in support of Wintergreen Performing Arts. An afternoon of Jazz music, small plates, and wine tasting on Sunday, May 29 at the Wintergreen, VA, Evans Center. Find more information at Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Lodge in a Nellysford VA Bed and Breakfast.

Blue Ridge Parkway Lodging Packages

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
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Rediscover romance in Virginia Bed and Breakfasts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which sparks thoughts of romantic getaways. This year, take advantage of Blue Ridge Parkway Lodging Packages that help cultivate love.

Maison Beliveau in Blacksburg is offering a Love, Sweet Love romantic package. Enjoy champagne and chocolates in your room upon arrival. Once settled, join the complimentary wine and cheese social hour, or relax in your room by the fireplace or in the jetted tub. You’ll love the four course gourmet dinner, complete with bottle of wine, in this French Country Inn’s intimate dining room.

Floyd’s Mountain Rose Inn is featuring a Winter Weekend Getaway Special through May 8, 2011, that is sure to spark romance in any couple. Find a half dozen roses in the room when you arrive, along with a bottle of Foggy Ridge First Fruits Hard Cider and chocolates. Be treated to a gourmet meal at The Chateau Morrisette, the local, award winning Virginia Winery. Spend two or three nights in the winter wonderland that is the Blue Ridge Highlands.

Tree Streets Inn in Waynesboro invites you to spend Valentine’s Day with them. Enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight in front of a crackling fire on Saturday February 12, and a full breakfast in the morning.

The Blue Ridge Mountains are glorious in the winter. Romp in the snow with your sweetie, then curl up together by the fire. Lovely. Look for Blue Ridge Parkway Bed and Breakfast Packages this winter. Travel for less, and travel often.

Wedding Venues in Virginia

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Happily ever after in Virginia.

It’s no secret that Virginia is for lovers, so it stands to reason that Virginia is a fine place to host a wedding.

Wedding venues in Virginia are as diverse and wonderful as the state itself. Whether you dream of a beach wedding or a mountain wedding, a rural wedding or an urban wedding, a grand, upscale wedding or an intimate, casual wedding, your dream can be realized here.

The Virginia Wine Country has many idyllic settings in which to host a wedding. There are well over one hundred wineries in fifteen Virginia Wine Regions – deciding between them will be the biggest problem.

If you dream of hosting your wedding at a grand historic property, you’ll find many wedding venues in Virginia. The Old Rose Garden at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas is a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding. The Boyd Tavern, a national historic landmark near South Boston, is another charming location for a wedding reception.

There are also unique and unforgettable wedding venues in Virgina. Consider a ceremony in the Endless Caverns of Shenandoah Valley. Avid hikers may want to say their vows on the Appalachian Trail. It’s your wedding – you get to decide.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
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Wonderful views from the Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Blue Ride Parkway runs almost the entire length of Virginia. It joins the Skyline Drive just east of Waynesboro, VA, in the Shenandoah Mountains, and it slowly meanders its way for nearly 475 miles to Cherokee, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway is the type of road that requires a leisurely pace. Time slows down on the Blue Ridge Parkway if you let it. The views will take your breath away, whether they span valleys and mountains or reveal a small, almost hidden waterfall. As you travel, plan on staying at a number of Virginia bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway – that way, you’ll have plenty of time to fully enjoy each leg of your journey.

Virginia bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway have much to offer. Aside from being a place to sit and enjoy great views, they are great bases for exploring the area. The innkeepers can be your local insiders – people who know the area well and who can provide priceless travel tips.

Take advantage of your stay by heading out to listen to mountain music; opportunities for this include the Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree, Pickin’ Porch, and several festivals throughout the year. Spend a day or two visiting Blue Ridge Parkway area wineries, sampling wines produced in the fertile valleys. Vow to stop at every antique shop you see.

Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway when flowers are in bloom. the parkway website handily provides a Bloom Schedule, so you’ll know when your favorite trees, flowers and shrubs are at their most beautiful. These times can be ideal for hiking the trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ask bed and breakfast Virginia innkeepers about favorite hikes near their inns.

You are sure to enjoy your time traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially if you treat yourself to lodging in Virginia bed and breakfasts.

Virginia Romantic Vacation

Monday, June 28th, 2010
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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.

Virginia is for Wine Lovers

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Thomas Jefferson tried over and over again to grow wine grapes in the lands around his Monticello Estate. He never produced a successful crop, and many people believed that Virginia soil could not produce wine.

They were wrong. (more…)