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Four Reasons to Visit Fenton Inn in Roseland, Virginia
September 16th, 2016
Did you know that there’s a tiny little European village nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roseland, Virginia? Fenton Inn, a recent member of StayVA, is a wonderfully unique lodging property that combines the architectural shapes of Europe, beautiful, artistic details, and modern amenities to make your stay amazingly READ MORE
5 Unique Activities for Couples in Virginia
September 12th, 2016
If you and your significant other are planning a getaway to Virginia, you’re probably researching fun area activities to enjoy while you’re here. But maybe you want something a bit different than the usual couples outings—sure, it’s fun to sample new restaurants, hike new trails, and lay out on new READ MORE
5 Fantastic Activities to Enjoy in Harrisonburg, Virginia
September 7th, 2016
Harrisonburg, Virginia is known for hosting James Madison University, but the Friendly City is more than just a college town. You’ll find everything from craft beverage tasting to Civil War Trails to downtown shopping, topping it all off with a StayVA getaway. Let’s take a look at a few activities READ MORE
Take a “Holladay” at This StayVA Property
August 18th, 2016
StayVA is proud of our member properties, and when one of them celebrates an accomplishment, we celebrate with them. Two of our innkeepers, Sam and Sharon Elswick, are enjoying their 10th anniversary as the hosts of Holladay House in Orange, VA. What a milestone! Let’s take a look at a READ MORE
3 Reasons StayVA Gift Cards Make the Perfect Present
August 6th, 2016
If you’ve been searching for an anniversary gift for your parents, a unique birthday treat for your best friend, or something special for your significant other, then you can stop your browsing now, because StayVA has the solution! Our gift cards the perfect treat for any occasion. Keep reading to READ MORE
The Best Summer Weddings in Virginia
July 21st, 2016
Summer is a popular time of year to say “I do,” and rightfully so! Between the laid-back atmosphere of vacation season, the greater availability in the schedules of your friends and family, and the brightness in the sights and sounds of nature, everything seems to align perfectly to make your READ MORE
3 End of Summer Specials with StayVA
July 6th, 2016
If you think it’s too late to plan and enjoy a summer getaway, then have no fear! StayVA is here to make sure you get that warm-weather retreat that you deserve. A number of our lodging properties are offering amazing specials and packages that are a great way to finish READ MORE
5 Festivals for the Fourth of July
June 24th, 2016
  It’s almost time for that fun and festive annual celebration of the land of the free and the home of the brave. Why not coordinate your Independence Day plans with summer vacation, and enjoy a getaway to one of Virginia’s finest lodging establishments? Keep reading to peruse a few upcoming READ MORE
Wine, Beer, and Cider Trails in Virginia
June 15th, 2016
  Whether you’re sipping sangria or savoring some hard cider, there’s no doubt that a nice, chilled alcoholic beverage makes for some good summer refreshment. If you want the best that Virginia has to offer, then on your next StayVA getaway, add one or more of these wine, beer, and cider READ MORE
A Few of the Best Beaches in Virginia
June 8th, 2016
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." --Anne Morrow Lindbergh Where are you planning to go for summer vacation this year? StayVA thinks that Virginia is READ MORE
Trek the Trails of a Virginia Hike
May 21st, 2016
"I believe that the ascent of mountains forms an essential chapter in the complete duty of man, and that it is wrong to leave any district without setting foot on its highest peak." -- Sir Leslie Stephen There are many reasons that people choose to go hiking. Some appreciate the physical READ MORE
Good Eats at the Ashby Inn & Restaurant
May 13th, 2016
Be warned that the following information may cause you an immense and sudden hunger as well as the immediate need to book a stay at the soon-to-be-discussed StayVA property. (And if our descriptions of the food don’t do it, the photos certainly will!) The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is known for READ MORE
4 Ways to Celebrate Summer with StayVA
May 9th, 2016
With the school year coming to a close, the re-blooming of nature, and the increasingly warm weather, you’re probably starting to feel that summer itch that begs for some vacation time. It’s never too soon to start planning a summer getaway, so here are some wonderful Virginia options, complete with READ MORE
Elope at Holladay House in Orange, Virginia
April 18th, 2016
  You’ve met the love of your life and either extended or agreed to a proposal, promising to marry them and spend the rest of your life at their side. The next step is usually wedding planning, but maybe you and yours have decided to opt out of the stress and READ MORE
Kathryn Bundy: 2016 Member of the Year
April 11th, 2016
Congratulations to our most recent StayVA Member of the Year, Kathryn Bundy, innkeeper at Foxfield Inn in Charlottesville! Kathryn Bundy runs Foxfield Inn along with her husband Dan (a fine arts photographer, who display his beautiful pieces around the inn). After 21 years working with operations at Cadbury Schweppes and the READ MORE
Thank you to the judges of our 2016 Conference Cooking Contest
April 1st, 2016
        If you keep up with our StayVA blogs, then you probably read a recent we posted that highlighted the winner of our Annual Conference Cooking Contest. Just as our cooking contests wouldn’t be possible without our fantastically talented participants, it also wouldn’t happen without the discernment of our judges! Let’s READ MORE
Spring Travel Deals with StayVA
March 14th, 2016
Virginia is arguably one of the most picturesque places to watch springtime bloom into existence. And from river tours to hiking trails to horseback rides, there are endless ways for you to enjoy the arrival and the peak of this season. Check out the following packages, specials, and deals for READ MORE
Introducing Our New StayVA Brand
March 8th, 2016
As you all have probably already noticed, the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) has recently re-branded, including a new name, a new website, and a new logo. We’re proud to introduce StayVA to all of you, and we’re excited to watch the continued evolution of our hospitality association. First, READ MORE
StayVA 2016 Cooking Contest: Congratulations to Our Winner!
March 3rd, 2016
We recently held our annual hospitality conference at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA, and as with our past conventions, one of the attendees’ favorite activities was our cooking contest. This year’s contest was focused on local influence and local ingredients, so not only were these recipes fresh and READ MORE
Pet Friendly Lodging in Virginia
February 11th, 2016
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."  -Dave Barry Do you ever feel guilty going on vacation while your poor pet is left behind in the "real READ MORE
Valentine’s Day with StayVA
February 3rd, 2016
  Valentine’s Day is on its way, so plan your romance with StayVA. (It’s also the month for adorably cheesy rhymes, so how’s that for an introduction?). Whether you’re looking for a small Valentine’s Day wedding, a romantic getaway for two, or a proposal locale, there’s nothing better than a place READ MORE
Say your vows at The Ashby Inn & Restaurant
January 25th, 2016
With an influx of pink and red décor, the stores are definitely announcing the upcoming arrival of Valentine’s Day. Maybe though, you’re taking your love far beyond a one-day celebration of romance. If you’ve already popped the question, and your significant other has said yes, then you’re most likely in READ MORE
4 things you can expect to experience at StayVA’s Annual Conference
January 19th, 2016
Calling all StayVA members! Our annual conference is quickly approaching, and whether you’re a seasoned veteran of this event, a brand new attendee, or an aspiring innkeeper interested in our organization, this this is definitely the conference for you. Let’s take a look at 4 things you can expect to READ MORE
5 things you’ll love about StayVA.org
January 8th, 2016
It’s 2016, and we’re ready to announce some fun new changes! We’ve started off the New Year not only with a brand new name, but also with a completely revamped website. As you begin to explore the pages of our StayVA website, you’ll notice a few new features that we READ MORE
Revel in the arrival of 2016 with InnVirginia!
December 17th, 2015
With Christmas a little over a week away, all of your thoughts are probably focused on buying last minute gifts, baking Christmas cookies, organizing family gatherings. So by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, you just might be too exhausted to plan anything, so let InnVirginia do the research READ MORE
Grab a Gift Card for the Holidays
December 9th, 2015
With Christmas only a few weeks away, you’ve mostly likely started your holiday shopping. Maybe your gift list include items like a tie for Dad, a scented candle for Mom, sets of lotion and bodywash for the girlfriend, and moderately pleasant aftershave for the boyfriend. While these are not necessarily READ MORE
2016 Virginia Marathons
December 4th, 2015
Calling all marathon runners! Whether you’ve been training for years to run that first 26.2 miles or you’re a veteran marathoner just itching for your next run, then we invite you to visit Virginia and challenge yourself with one (or more!) of these 2016 races: Newport News One City Marathon, March READ MORE
A Few Reasons We're Thankful
November 23rd, 2015
Not only is November the month of thankfulness, but social media has taken the celebrations a step further with daily postings of gratitude under the hashtag “30DaysofThanks.” We’re a bit late for daily gratefulness posts, but that doesn’t mean we’re not immensely thankful. Keep on reading for a few highlights READ MORE
Thanksgiving Recipes
November 11th, 2015
Although the holiday décor in retail stores seems to be favoring Christmas, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We all love Thanksgiving food, right? Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing. But maybe you need some new recipes for your 2015 Thanksgiving repertoire, and if that’s the case, InnVirginia READ MORE
Shopping Local for the Holidays
November 6th, 2015
Small Business Saturday will here on November 28, and it's the perfect time to support your local businesses. It probably comes as no surprise to you that the InnVirginia wholeheartedly supports shopping small and buying locally, since this includes InnVirginia gift cards as well as getaways to our beautiful member READ MORE
Cider Week Virginia
October 22nd, 2015
Besides pumpkin spice, apple is the most popular seasonal fruit of autumn. From pick-your-own apple orchards to hot, sweet apple pie, this fruit dominates much of our culinary endeavors, including our beverages. Cider Week Virginia will be taking place on November 13-22 in a statewide celebration of everyone’s favorite fall apple READ MORE
A Walk in the Woods: Virginia in the Movies
October 14th, 2015
  “I gained a profound respect for the wilderness and nature and the benign dark power of woods. I understand now, in a way I never did before, the colossal scale of the world. I found patience and fortitude that I didn't know I had. I discovered an America that millions READ MORE
The Spectacular Supernatural: Haunted Hangouts in Virginia
October 7th, 2015
October has arrived, and InnVirginia’s B&Bs are celebrating the harvest season with pumpkin décor, spiced drinks, and of course, nearby Halloween festivities. Virginia is the perfect place to experience a frightfully good time, so check out these upcoming and current haunted houses, ghost walks, and creepy farm tours, and don’t READ MORE
Awesome Autumn: Oktoberfest Celebrations in Virginia
September 17th, 2015
Along with the much anticipated fall foliage, fall fashion, and pumpkin spice lattes, there another part of fall that many individuals look forward to as well—Oktoberfest. Complete your autumn Virginia adventure with a stay at one of our InnVirginia B&Bs and a visit to one of these upcoming Oktoberfest festivals:   Oktoberfest READ MORE
Adult Day-Trips in Virginia
September 10th, 2015
With school having started and the dog days of summer coming to a close, you may find yourself distressed that the next holiday isn’t until Thanksgiving. And that’s where InnVirginia comes in. Nothing says you can’t take a B&B vacation right now, and if you can’t slip away for an READ MORE
Let’s Go Leaf-Peeping in Virginia!
September 4th, 2015
If you read one of our latest blogs, then you know we’re excitedly preparing for the upcoming fall season. But as you start planning a fall foliage getaway to Virginia, you may be wondering about the best places for seasonal leaf-peeping, where you can get the most brilliant front-row seats READ MORE
Two-day Workshop for Aspiring Innkeepers in Southwest VA
September 1st, 2015
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) is excited to host a two day event in Abingdon to help aspiring innkeepers achieve their dream of opening a bed and breakfast. Topics will cover current trends and best practices for the industry, including demonstrations on the most efficient ways to READ MORE
Fall Travel Tips with InnVirginia
August 21st, 2015
While we’re technically still in the midst of summer, the weather in Virginia has been hinting of autumn, and now is the time when many begin to plan their fall foliage travels.  With all of your planning and packing, it may be easy to overlook a few necessary things to READ MORE
Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month with InnVirginia
August 17th, 2015
  “I ordered a beer and then I ordered another beer, because why finish one when I can finish two?” -- Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax Picture yourself sitting on the front porch of a luxurious bed & breakfast. The heat of summer’s end is in the air, and though the morning hinted of READ MORE
Fall INN LOVE with Virginia
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 READ MORE
Virginia Water Parks & Swimming Holes
July 15th, 2015
It is hot out there, Virginia! The mid-summer weather is sweltering and muggy, leaving many to hide away indoors with the relief of their air conditioning. But of course, that’s far from fun when you want to be outdoors enjoying your summer break. Luckily for you, we have an enjoyably READ MORE
Charge your electric vehicle at an InnVirginia member!
July 7th, 2015
“Select Registry is participating in the Tesla Destination Charging program, which gives Tesla and other electric vehicle drivers the freedom to charge wherever they want to travel by replicating the charging convenience owners are accustomed to at home (adding 58 miles of range per hour and completing a full charge READ MORE
VA Farmers Markets
July 3rd, 2015
  There is a reason that farmers markets are so prevalent, particularly this time of year when produce is flourishing. These markets not only support local farmers and local communities, but they also provide delicious fresh fruits and vegetables grown and picked at the very peak of their flavor. Virginia offers READ MORE
Welcome Cedar Post Inn B&B
July 2nd, 2015
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) welcomes the Cedar Post Inn Bed & Breakfast. The owner, Sally Santmyer, said BBAV, “puts their name out to people that are traveling to Virginia. Some may not have thought of visiting Bedford and hopefully they will read about Cedar Post Inn READ MORE
Budget Friendly Family Getaways in Virginia
June 22nd, 2015
For many people, summer is synonymous with vacation. Whether you’re looking to bury your toes in the sand at the beach or climb into the solitude of the mountains, summer is definitely the time to do it. Summer vacations don’t necessarily have to drain your savings, though! If you’re looking READ MORE
InnVirginia’s Farm-to-Table B&Bs
June 11th, 2015
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka We seem to be hearing a lot about farm-to-table dining, not only because of the health benefits of farm fresh food, but also because food that comes directly from READ MORE
Experience Fourth of July with InnVirginia
June 3rd, 2015
Freedom's natal day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled! Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world. ~Florence A. Jones It’s no doubt that the Fourth of July is a favorite holiday among Americans, not only because it celebrates our rich history and our READ MORE
Father’s Day with InnVirginia
May 26th, 2015
We recently highlighted a few of our B&Bs run by mother/daughter duos, and now it’s time to give some credit due to our innkeeping patriarchs just in time for Father’s Day! Between taking reservations, providing B&B maintenance, helping the kids with homework and attending baseball games and dance recitals, our READ MORE
3 B&B Specials to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month
May 11th, 2015
Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? And did you know that Virginia and its B&Bs are celebrating this recognition of the outdoors? With our forests, mountains, rivers, and beaches, Virginia is an absolutely ideal destination for all lovers of the great outdoors. Check out these InnVirginia specials READ MORE
Going Green with Oak Grove Plantation
May 7th, 2015
    Luxurious getaways and environmental friendliness are certainly not mutually exclusive, and no B&B exemplifies this better than Oak Grove Plantation in South Boston, Virginia. BedandBreakfast.com recently named Oak Grove as one of the 14 most eco-friendly B&Bs in the entire United States.   Oak Grove’s innkeeper Pickett Craddock has already previously made READ MORE
Celebrate Mother’s Day with these Mother-Daughter Duos!
April 28th, 2015
Mother’s Day will be here shortly, and for most individuals, mothers and maternal figures are held with unparalleled high regard as irreplaceable role models for their daughters. For a couple of InnVirginia members, these family dynamics transfer over into the world of hospitality, where mothers and daughters work alongside each READ MORE
Four Cleaning Tips From an Innkeeper
April 21st, 2015
Innkeepers work hard at presenting the best and cleanest establishment possible. Recently, Association Director, Amy Hager, got to “play” innkeeper for the day at Waypoint House B&B in Berryville, VA. After a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs with ricotta cheese (get the recipe here) Innkeeper Rachel Worsley taught Amy how READ MORE
12 Girlfriend Getaways in Virginia That You Need to Book Right Now
April 17th, 2015
Between work, school, children, significant others, and general life responsibilities, you may be surprised to realize how much time has passed since you’ve seen your girlfriends. If you feel the need for a quick vacation along with a twinge of nostalgia for your schoolgirl slumber parties, then you may need READ MORE
Enjoy National Park Week in Virginia
April 7th, 2015
Spring is when the world comes alive again. As warmth in the air emerges, so does a wash of green over the natural world, and there is no better place to immerse yourself in springtime than in the National Parks of Virginia. April 18-19, 2015 is the opening weekend of READ MORE
A Celebration of Music and the Arts with InnVirginia
March 20th, 2015
Virginia is known for its history, its scenery, and more recently its wine, but these aren’t the only aspects of the Commonwealth that make it culturally rich. Its citizens are also patrons of the arts, both celebrating and participating in musical performances, theatrical production, and artistic exhibits. Check out these READ MORE
Superior Soufflé - Danielle Savard Defends Her Title
March 18th, 2015
The saga of savory servings returned to the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia Cooking Contest. The defending champion ― Danielle Savard of Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Afton, VA ― raised the bar with her gluten-free soufflé (get the recipe) that garnered a good deal of attention READ MORE
Historic Garden Week Inn VA
March 12th, 2015
Springtime means warmth, greenery, flowers, outdoor excursions, and fun getaways. For those seeking an activity that includes all of these aspects, Virginia’s Historic Garden Week is a fantastic idea: “Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during ‘America's Largest Open READ MORE
Meet the Furry Innkeepers of InnVirginia
March 4th, 2015
Last week, Examiner.com published a fantastic article entitled “A Guest's Best Friend: 5 Furry and Feathered Innkeepers Who Make B&B's Complete.” For innkeepers, their pets not only become mascots of their B&B but also assistants of their establishment, greeting guests, offering a friendly warmth, and then bidding them goodbye at READ MORE
4 Ways to Celebrate Spring with InnVirginia
February 24th, 2015
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all very tired of this frigid winter weather, but luckily for all of us, spring is only a few weeks away. As we watch the snow fall and wait for it to melt, we can dream of all of the ways that READ MORE
4 Fun Spring Break Activities in Virginia
February 13th, 2015
When you think “Spring Break,” you usually picture rowdy college kids, crowded beaches, and out-of-the-country getaways. Virginia probably isn’t the first destination that comes to mind as you’re planning our Spring Break vacation, but we’re here to tell you that is should be! Here are 4 fun Virginia activities to READ MORE
Falling “Inn” Love: Romantic B&B Packages for Valentine’s Day
February 4th, 2015
You have a little over a week until Valentine’s Day. Don’t be that guy (or girl) who waits until the last minute and then rushes out to buy a half-wilted roses and a box of generic chocolates. Instead, plan ahead and surprise the love of your love with one of READ MORE
Most Romantic Inn near Charlottesville
February 1st, 2015
InnVirginia property, Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant, a romantic country inn and award-winning restaurant near Charlottesville, Virginia is proud to be one of the “Top Ten Most Romantic Inns of 2015” by American Historic Inns and www.iloveinns.com. “This is our 22nd year selecting the best inns for romance, and READ MORE
Where to Stay During Virginia Wine & Dine Month
January 29th, 2015
March is Virginia Wine & Dine Month, and while you may be saying, “That’s still over a month away,” it’s never too early to start planning. “Love by the Glass is a celebration to showcase Virginia wines at restaurants & wine shops across the Commonwealth,” so there are a huge READ MORE
Cozy Cottage Joins InnVirginia Family
January 22nd, 2015
Cedar Hill Cottage The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Cedar Hill Cottage to its list of inspected and approved B&Bs. The owners and innkeepers are appreciative of the assistance that the association provides and note that, “BBAV offers support to innkeepers with educational programs, information on current trends, and READ MORE
Historic B&Bs of InnVirginia
January 19th, 2015
“Historic preservation clearly does much more than preserve bricks and mortar. It recognizes that our built history connects us in tangible ways with our past and provides context for the places we occupy and the world we live in.” –Craig Potts Virginia is history. No, not in the sense that it’s READ MORE
Cabin in the Woods: InnVirginia’s Forested Resorts
January 10th, 2015
The 2014 holiday season has come and gone. Your family has departed, your Christmas decorations have been put back in their boxes, and you’ve returned to your normal schedule, somewhat weary after your frenzied holiday activities. It sounds like you’re in need of a vacation. Picture yourself in a forested, READ MORE
Ring in 2015 with InnVirginia
December 22nd, 2014
Can you all believe that 2014 is coming to a close? Sure, you still have Christmas to celebrate, and by the point, you’re plans are more than likely already in place (at least we hope so). Sometimes the lull in between Christmas and New Year’s is used to plan your READ MORE
BBAV’s Upcoming Annual Conference
December 15th, 2014
It’s almost that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about Christmas or Hanukkah or New Year’s Day; we mean the Annual Conference of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia. This upcoming February 2015 conference is shaping up to be three fantastic days of education, exploration, and companionship. So, READ MORE
5 Reasons InnVirginia Gift Cards Are Perfect for the Holidays
December 4th, 2014
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”  --Washington Irving If you haven’t guessed by the twinkling lights, the festive décor, and the emergence of eggnog-flavored everything, December is here, and Christmas is coming. And with the arrival READ MORE
Free Workshop: How to Host Agritourism Farm Tours
December 1st, 2014
Today's travelers have a growing interest in farm tours and farm stays. They're a great way to introduce families to the day-to-day operations of a real working farm. In many agricultural regions of Virginia, the number of business offering these tours is increasing.   Come to the Holston Hill Community Golf Course READ MORE
7 Holiday Hacks: Decorating Tips and Ideas from InnVirginia
November 26th, 2014
The holidays are almost here, and many people start decorating for Christmas right after Thanksgiving, if not before. Spruce up your usual seasonal décor with these handy holiday “hacks,” tips, and ideas from InnVirginia: “This is a great time of year to go to the craft stores and stock up on READ MORE
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with InnVirginia
November 17th, 2014
Small Business Saturday is on its way. Are you ready to shop local, support your neighbors, and get all of your holiday shopping finished before the rush hits? On November 29, 2014, establishments around the country will be participating in Small Business Saturday: “In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday READ MORE
Thanksgiving Recipes from InnVirginia
November 9th, 2014
Although the holiday décor in retail stores seems to be favoring Christmas, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We all love Thanksgiving food, right? Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing. But maybe you need some new recipes for your 2014 Thanksgiving repertoire, and if that’s the case, InnVirginia READ MORE
Wine and Brine with Oyster and Wine Lovers Weekend
October 23rd, 2014
You’ve heard of Virginia Wine & Dine Month, but how about Virginia’s Eastern Shore Wine & Brine Month? “November has been recently established as Virginia’s Eastern Shore Wine & Brine Month to introduce, and continually promote awareness of, an epicurean experience that is unique in the world.” Two of our Inn READ MORE
Ghostly Lodging: Haunted Inn Virginia B&Bs
October 21st, 2014
Halloween is oftentimes associated with all things that go bump in the night. Whether it’s a sudden chill up and down your spine, misplaced objects around the house, or odd creaks and whispers through the rooms, most people like a good, otherworldly thrill. If you’re one of these people, then READ MORE
The Best Breakfasts in the Shenandoah Valley
October 11th, 2014
Picture yourself waking and stretching across a soft, four-poster bed, the Shenandoah Valley light streaming through the windows as if to greet you good-morning. You catch a sudden scent of hot pancakes, scrambled eggs and crispy bacon, making your mouth water and your stomach rumble. You make your way to READ MORE
Shepherd's Corner Farm Passes BBAV Inspection
October 6th, 2014
Shepherd’s Corner Farm of Purcellville, Virginia can be found nestled in the hills of Loudoun County . This authentic cabin, estimated to be built in 1785, blends the unique history of the property with modern accommodations. Innkeepers, Rebecca and Dennis Brouwer have dedicated years toward renovation and restoration in order READ MORE
The Best Fall Views in Virginia
September 27th, 2014
If you haven’t guessed from the red and orange décor, the pumpkin spice lattes, and the emerging chill in the air, fall has arrived. Our Inn Virginia members have some of the best autumn views, and we’ve pulled together a lodging list of inns that you’ll definitely want to visit READ MORE
The Best B&B Beds
September 22nd, 2014
One of the most important features of a B&B is the bed. (After all it’s literally half of the name.) From antique, four poster frames to sleek, modern designs and soft, there is a bed for everyone, and we like to think that our Inn Virginia members offer the best. READ MORE
Essex Inn Gains New Innkeepers
September 8th, 2014
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Tappahannock, Virginia. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. READ MORE
“Fall” in Love with a Virginia Hike
September 5th, 2014
Now that Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, we’re on a countdown to the first day of fall. Here in Virginia, autumn is breathtaking. The dark green of summer gradually fades and then bursts into shades of red, orange, and yellow, and the best way to view these seasonal READ MORE
A Virginia Bucket List: 5 Restaurants to Visit Before You Die
August 22nd, 2014
Many of you may have read through HamptonRoads.com’s recent article “The 30 places to eat in Virginia before you die,” so we’ve decided to compile a list of our very own, based on recommendations from a few of our Inn Virginia members. Virginia offers a huge range of fantastic, top-notch READ MORE
Best Places to Stay in Williamsburg, VA
August 18th, 2014
As we all know, Virginia is chock full of history. From Jamestown to Monticello to Chincoteague, the Commonwealth is rich with the past, offering museums, re-enactments, guided tours, preservations, and restorations. One such place that delights the history buff in us all is Williamsburg with its colonial historic and its READ MORE
Uphill House Gains New Innkeepers
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 READ MORE
InnVirginia Guests Give Back
August 5th, 2014
InnVirginia offers a unique stay at over 200 inspected and approved B&B locations and now InnVirginia has something more to offer guests and their local community members. “Fighting Hunger withINN Virginia” as they partner with the Virginia Federation of Food Banks. The Virginia Federation of Food Banks is comprised of READ MORE
The 89th Annual Pony Swim, Chincoteague Island
July 21st, 2014
“On the shores of Chincoteague the people pressed forward, their faces strained to stiffness, as they watched Assateague Beach. ‘Here they come!’ The cry broke out from every throat.” –Marguerite Henry, Misty of Chincoteague For over eighty years now, people from all over have flocked to Chincoteague Island for the Pony READ MORE
Aspiring Workshop Class
July 14th, 2014
If you're looking to gain some hands on guidance and expand your B&B knowledge, then the September 2014 workshop class is the valuable experience for you! Join The BBAV and B&B Team at The Page House in Norfolk, VA, September 12,13 and 14th. Clarifying questions, such as "How to Run a B&B", no matter READ MORE
The Best Breakfasts in Staunton, Virginia
July 10th, 2014
If you read our previous blog entry, you’ll know that one of our newest members, Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill, offers a fantastic breakfast in Staunton, VA, but did you know that there are three other Inn Virginia B&Bs that complete the list of best breakfasts in Staunton? Middle Ridge B&B READ MORE
New Gypsy Hill Environmentally Friendly B&B Passes Inspection
June 29th, 2014
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia has inspected and approved the Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill B&B, Staunton, VA, as upholding the standards of the association and meriting membership. Being new to the business, innkeepers John and Janice McMahon appreciate the network of resources that being a BBAV member READ MORE
Hotels vs. B&Bs
June 26th, 2014
You’ve figured out your destination, picked your vacation, and made arrangements for your pets and plants while you’re away. Now comes the big question—where are you going to stay? As you research your lodging choices, it may come down to a choice between a hotel and a bed & breakfast, READ MORE
BBAV Welcomes Historic Brethren Industrial School!
June 19th, 2014
The Rosebrook Inn, of Stanardsville, VA, is now an inspected and approved member of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV). With amenities such as a "Coca-Cola Kitchen" and memorable Chinese Room, the historic Rosebrook Inn strives to uphold BBAV's high standards and aims to provide guests with a READ MORE
Glamping: Luxury Camping at a Virginia B&B
June 12th, 2014
Are you a fan of camping, but hesitant to sacrifice comfort for a chance to experience the great outdoors? Then “glamping” just might be for you. Glamping, or “glamorous camping,” offers you all of the sights and sounds of the natural world while still providing luxury accommodations, and our member READ MORE
Robert E. Lee even had Breakfast Here!
June 4th, 2014
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Braehead Manor, Fredericksburg, VA, to its list of inspected and approved B&Bs. Originally built in 1859, this historic manor house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, and developed into a B&B by current innkeepers, Warren and Karen READ MORE
Modern Virginia B&Bs
May 29th, 2014
When many people think of bed & breakfasts, they still have the image of doily-covered rooms with miscellaneous trinkets and baubles on every spare shelf and table.  Thanks to Better Way to Stay’s humorous “NO Doily!” campaign, many B&Bs are updating their décor. At our members inns, you’ll find modernized READ MORE
The Best Places to Stay in Cape Charles, VA
May 23rd, 2014
Cape Charles, Virginia is an idyllic town on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. From the town’s mile-long beach to the restaurants, museums, and shopping destinations, Cape Charles promises adventure both on and off the water. And after a day of kayaking with SouthEast Expeditions, horseback riding with Pfeiffer Riding READ MORE
Farm. Fresh. Pledge
May 19th, 2014
You could win a gift card to stay at one of InnVirginia's properties when buying at your local farmer's market! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and peak farmers’ market season, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announces the 2014 “Farm. Fresh. Pledge!” program. VDACS and the READ MORE
Shady Acres Bed & Breakfast, Hanover, VA
May 12th, 2014
Shady Acres, a small country B&B in Hanover, VA, has been inspected and approved for membership with BBAV. Innkeepers Gail and Ralph Olberg opened Shady Acres due to their love for hospitality. Gail says, “It’s fun! My husband and I love having company. Our home has always been where people gather READ MORE
Inn Virginia’s Renovated B&Bs
May 6th, 2014
Our member bed & breakfasts like to stay at the very top of their game, reflecting the standards of quality that we hold as an association. One way of doing so is with room renovations, fresh coats of paint, and updated décor. It’s amazing how fresh and new you can READ MORE
The Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast: 81st Historic Garden Week Selection
April 29th, 2014
The Speckled Trout B&B, a BBAV Inn, selected to be on the 81st Historic Garden Week; The Garden Club of Virginia’s unique, state-wide home and garden tour. Saturday May 3, 2014 (10a.m.–5 p.m.). “Each spring visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks READ MORE
Hot Honeymoon Locations at Virginia B&Bs
April 22nd, 2014
The ceremony has ended, your guests have departed, and now you’re ready to relax on your first few days as a newly married couple. To make those post-nuptial days as special as possible, you’ll want an amorous getaway with romantic lodging, and luckily for you, we’re here to help you READ MORE