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The Red Chair travels to Virginia B&Bs!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

 

The Red Chair

The Red Chair

The Red Chair was born at the Woods Hole Inn, where proprietor, Beth Colt, took a snapshot that would change the simple red chair into The Red Chair that now travels the nation. “I took a picture of this red chair perched out on a frozen pond in Woods Hole last winter,” she says. “I posted it on Facebook and my computer lit up with ‘likes.’” Julie Cramer, a California-based photographer, came across the photo and was inspired. Cramer’s own picture of The Red Chair solidified the object as, what Colt describes, “A symbol, a metaphor for connections made across invisible boundaries.”

Now, The Red Chair travels to B&Bs of different regions in the U.S., and B&B owners chronicle the Chair’s travels with pictures that are then posted on the Red Chair’s website. From Sept. 23-Nov. 10, 2013, the Red Chair visits B&Bs in Virginia, 12 of which are  InnVirginia members.

Celeste Borel, Innkeeper of L’Auberge Provencale, White Post, VA, expresses her excitement at being a part of the Chair’s movement. “It makes me think that guests can envision themselves sitting in the chair,” she says, “enjoying the view and appreciating the countryside.” She and Humminbird Innkeepers, Patty and Dan Harrison, welcome anyone to come see the Chair at their establishments, even non-guests.

These Innkeepers, in addition to those of the Arcady Vineyard Inn, Charlottesville, VA, have specific plans for the Chair, including: a wine tour, a carriage ride, a photo-op at the tomb of Robert E. Lee, the overlook on Skyline Drive, and so much more! Samuel and Sharon Elswick, of the Holladay House, say: the “Red Chair will experience everything our guests experience – and take photos of everything just like they do! A comfortable room, at the breakfast table with a locally-sourced meal, sneaking homemade cookies from the cookie jar, and the classic photo every one of our brides and grooms take: on our portico with our historic house in the background and the sign waving in the wind.”

The Red Chair has become an icon of hospitality for B&Bs across the east coast, and will continue to be so for B&Bs it has yet to visit across the nation. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the Red Chair’s journey!

Follow the InnVirginia Facebook page to see the photos of The Red Chair as it travels Virginia.

Blue Ridge Parkway Lodging Packages

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
lovely roses

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.