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Waterfront Bed and Breakfasts: Living on the Chesapeake Bay
May 17th, 2017
Virginia Waterfront Bed and Breakfasts on the Chesapeake Bay   Ah, the water! There's something magical and healing about it. That's why these Chesapeake Bay waterfront bed and breakfasts are a favorite. From lazing on the beach to fun in the sun, these two b&b's have also have local activities to delight you. READ MORE
Girlfriends Getaway at the Black Horse Inn
May 4th, 2017
Ready for A Girlfriends' Getaway? Sometimes girls need girl time. There's nothing like a girlfriends getaway with your BFF. Time disappears for a weekend, and once again, you're back to your carefree days. There are no kids, no spouses, no work responsibilities. It's just two close friends getting together for an overnight trip. And READ MORE
Things To Do In Chestertown: The Schooner Sultana
May 3rd, 2017
Ride Aboard the Schooner Sultana In 1997, a handful of educators had a dream of teaching kids about the Chesapeake Bay and history.  That's how the schooner Sultana, a 1768 replica of a ship by the same name, was born. The original Sultana was a Boston built merchant vessel, which served for four READ MORE
Recycled Soap: Clean the World Foundation
May 1st, 2017
  Recycled Soaps: How To Donate StayVA bed and breakfast members have enjoyed, in years past, bringing their partially used soaps to the yearly conference. The soaps were then donated to local organizations to be reconstituted and used for the homeless. However, recycled soaps are not as easy to donate as they READ MORE
Virginia Craft Beer in Central Virginia
April 21st, 2017
Love Virginia Craft Beer? Afton Mountain Brewery You're in luck! You can find Virginia craft beer in many fine breweries here in Central Virginia. Even beer and wine lovers nationwide have taken note. Virginia has become a wine and craft beer travel destination. In fact, Virginia's craft beer scene has exploded in the READ MORE
Virginia International Tattoo
April 14th, 2017
No, the Virginia International Tattoo isn't a tattoo convention. In fact, the word "tattoo" dates back to Dutch innkeepers in the 17th and 18th centuries. When they would hear the fifes and drums of their local regiments telling soldiers to return to their barracks, the innkeepers would cry, ""Doe den tap toe!" Translated, READ MORE
Black Horse Inn Hosts Fauquier Equestrian Forum
April 1st, 2017
Fauquier Equestrian Forum Benefits From Community Support The Fauquier Equestrian Forum (FEF), a private non-profit equestrian group, met on March 19th at the Black Horse Inn. The purpose was to discuss fundraising strategies for a public riding arena and trail head facility. Why? There simply aren't enough places for equine enthusiasts to ride READ MORE
Visit The Gray Ghost Museum in Warrenton, VA
March 6th, 2017
    Why You Should Visit The Gray Ghost Museum He was considered one of the most valuable men in the confederacy. John S. Mosby was so valuable to the south, in fact, he was dubbed him the Gray Ghost. Mosby, it seems, had the ability to appear and disappear behind Union army READ MORE
How The Black Horse Inn Got Its Name
March 6th, 2017
This Is How The Black Horse Inn Got Its Name People often ask us, "How did The Black Horse Inn get its name?" Here's the answer. In 1858, a group of Warrenton lawyers, under the direction of Governor Henry Wise, created the Black Horse Cavalry. It led a successful charge against Union READ MORE
Shenandoah B & B: Monticello Wine Trail
February 15th, 2017
Why You'll Enjoy The Monticello Wine Trail If you're a wine lover and you have the great fortune of visiting the Charlottesville area, you'll love the Monticello Wine Trail. All of the 30 plus vineyards in the area were inspired by Thomas Jefferson's vision. Jefferson dreamed of local vineyards that produced wine rivaling the READ MORE
Virginia Is For Virginia Winery Tours
February 13th, 2017
Virginia Winery Tours Thomas Jefferson loved good wine so much he created a vineyard on his own property, Monticello. It was his dream to see the Virginia countryside dotted with outstanding wineries. Perhaps even to see Virginia winery tours! Well, Mr. President, your dream has come true! Virginia has some of the finest READ MORE
Bed & Breakfast, Northern VA
February 9th, 2017
The Black Horse Inn, Bed & Breakfast, Northern Virginia Northern Virginia Bed & Breakfast Celebrates Love Looking to create memories that last a lifetime during the official month of love? You won't find a better romance get away than The Black Horse, a premier bed and breakfast in northern Virginia. Located in the READ MORE
Virginia is Ringing in 2017 with a Bang!
December 31st, 2016
  How Virginia Rings In The New Year In Virginia, we take pride in the diverse landscape of the state.  From the Chesapeake Shore, to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia’s inns are as varied as the state’s landmarks.  So, it’s only fitting that New Year’s Celebrations around the state are as distinct READ MORE
Virginia Inns Offering Winter Specials
December 19th, 2016
The decorations are up, the gifts are bought, and if you’re not dying to get away from your in-laws yet, you soon will be.  With the holiday season comes the paradox of simultaneously wanting a weekend away from the hustle and bustle, and the social pressure to remain home for READ MORE
Historic Virginia Inn: The Black Horse Inn
December 6th, 2016
This Historic Virginia inn has a lot of things going for it. An historic Virginia inn, Black Horse Inn in Warrenton, Virginia is a perfect example of what a Virginia bed and breakfast has to offer. With its own share of history and beautiful views, you, like so many, will fall in READ MORE
Thanksgiving Recipes from StayVA
November 21st, 2016
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...yum! And who does holiday Thanksgiving recipes better than our StayVA member properties? Just check out a few of READ MORE
Check-In for the Holidays at Cross House Garden Inn
November 8th, 2016
Cross House Garden Inn for the Holidays The holidays are upon us, and that means the chaos is about to begin. The holidays mean Black Friday shopping, wrapping endless presents, sending holiday cards, and parties to attend. It's exhausting! But why not shake it up this year and focus on relaxing rather READ MORE
3 Reasons StayVA Gift Cards Make the Perfect Present
November 1st, 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. StayVA gift cards are the solution! Our gift cards are the perfect treat for any occasion,especially the READ MORE
Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 StayVA Annual Conference!
October 19th, 2016
The StayVA 2017 Annual Conference   The StayVA 2017 annual conference is only four months away! Highly anticipated, this upcoming February 2017 conference is shaping up to be three fantastic days of education, exploration, and companionship. So, what sort of activities can you expect to find at the 2017 conference? Check out these following READ MORE
Fall Travel Tips with StayVA
October 11th, 2016
6 Fall Travel Tips From StayVA, the Virginia Bed and Breakfast Association We’re about to hit peak fall foliage here in beautiful Virginia. Although many of our lodging properties have booked up, there’s still time to reserve your Virginia b & b stay. That's why we've put together 6 fall travel tips to READ MORE
Early Inn at the Grove: Innkeeper for the Day
October 5th, 2016
Over the past couple of years, a lucky StayVA member has had the opportunity to "win" a drawing. The lucky winner would have a chance to have our former association director as their innkeeper for the day. And, this year's winner was Early Inn at the Grove. Early Inn at the READ MORE
The Ashby Inn & Restaurant: Fall Food with Chef Patrick
September 26th, 2016
 Ashby Inn & Restaurant: Fall Foods To Enjoy During the summer months, you most likely found yourself eating lighter a lot of the time. Staples like salads, smoothies, and the like kept you cool in the heat of the season. Now that fall has arrived, our tastes have changed. And that's not only READ MORE
StayVA Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing
September 20th, 2016
StayVA Receives Virginia Tourism Grant Family togetherness at Virginia BeachVirginia Tourism Corporation, www.Virginia.org Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that StayVA  was awarded a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program. In total, VTC awarded $927,000 for 43 tourism marketing projects across the state. The grant is designed to increase visitation and revenue for READ MORE
Four Reasons to Visit Fenton Inn in Roseland, Virginia
September 16th, 2016
Fenton Inn: How To Visit Europe In Virginia Did you know that there’s a tiny little European village nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roseland, Virginia? Fenton Inn, a new member of StayVA, is an unusual lodging property. It combines the architectural shapes of Europe with modern amenities to make READ MORE
Virginia Getaways: 5 Unique Activities for Couples
September 12th, 2016
Virginia Getaways For Couples If you and your significant other are planning a Virginia getaway, you’re probably researching fun area activities to enjoy.  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
Harrisonburg, Virginia: 4 Fantastic Places to Enjoy
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, Civil War Trails to downtown shopping.  You'll want to top it all off, of course, with a StayVA getaway. We recommend the Cross House Garden READ MORE
What's the Best Virginia Wedding? Here are Two!
July 21st, 2016
Summer is a popular time of year to say “I do,” and rightfully so! The richness of summer's colors melded together with nature's sounds is the golden recipe for a fairytale wedding. Fold in summer's inherent laid back atmosphere and a relaxed workday week, and voila! You've got the perfect mix for a READ MORE
3 End of Summer Specials with StayVA
July 6th, 2016
Think it’s too late to plan and enjoy a summer getaway? Have no fear! StayVA is here to make sure you get that warm-weather retreat you deserve. A number of our lodging properties are now offering amazing specials and packages. And that's a great way to finish off the summer READ MORE
Virginia Bed and Breakfast Inns: 5 Festivals for the Fourth of July
June 24th, 2016
Fun at Virginia Bed and Breakfast Inns It's true. All of our Virginia bed and breakfast inns love for you to have fun! And what better way have fun and celebrate the height of summer than with 4th of July? Get away to one of Virginia's finest StayVA lodging establishments for this READ MORE
Wine, Beer, and Cider Trails in Virginia
June 15th, 2016
Virginia Wine, Beer, & Cider Trails 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 READ MORE
Beach with Bed and Breakfasts 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   Summer Beaches with Bed and Breakfasts In Virginia Where are you planning to go for summer vacation READ MORE
Trek the Trails with 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 hike the trails of a Virginia READ MORE
Good Food and Wine at the Ashby Inn & Restaurant
May 13th, 2016
Be warned! The following information may cause you an immense and sudden hunger. It may also cause the immediate need to book a stay at the Ashby Inn & Restaurant. (And if our descriptions of the food don’t do it, the photos certainly will!) The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is known READ MORE
4 Ways to Celebrate Summer with StayVA
May 9th, 2016
With the school year coming to a close, and nature in full bloom, you’re probably starting to feel that summer itch. You know the one. It's begging for some vacation time.  And it's never too soon to plan a summer getaway! So, here are some wonderful Virginia options, complete with 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, who is a fine arts photographer. (Dan displays his beautiful pieces around the inn.) Dan and Kathryn decided to pursue a career in READ MORE
Thank You to Our Judges of the StayVA 2016 Conference Cooking Contest
April 1st, 2016
        The StayVA 2016 Conference Cooking Contest is always a big hit! This year was no exception.  (See our previous post on the winner of our Annual Conference Cooking Contest.) No cooking contest is possible without talented participants. It also isn't possible without our distinguished judges! Let’s give a big thanks to READ MORE
Virginia Spring Travel Deals with StayVA Association
March 14th, 2016
Virginia Spring Travel Deals--Just In Time! Virginia is arguably one of the most picturesque places to watch springtime bloom into existence. That's why bed and breakfast inns have Virginia spring travel deals! From river tours to hiking trails to horseback rides, there are endless ways for you to enjoy the arrival READ MORE
BBAV has Rebranded To Become The StayVA Association
March 8th, 2016
  StayVA Is The New Bed and Breakfast Association Brand As you have probably already noticed, the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) has recently re-branded. That includes 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 READ MORE
StayVA Cooking Contest 2016 : Congratulations to Our Winner!
March 3rd, 2016
StayVA Cooking Contest Congratulates Chef Jim McCullough We recently held our annual hospitality conference at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, VA. And, as always, one of the attendees’ favorite activities was our cooking contest. This year’s contest focused on local influence and local ingredients. That meant these recipes fresh and READ MORE
Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfast 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 Pet Friendly Small Lodging At Many B&B's Do you ever feel guilty going on vacation while your poor pet READ MORE
Romance is in the Air: 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, or a romantic getaway, Virginia B & B's are romance galore. Of course, b & READ MORE
Wedding Vows: Say Your at The Ashby Inn & Restaurant
January 25th, 2016
The promise of wedding vows are in the air! With an influx of pink and red décor, stores are  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 READ MORE
StayVA Annual Conference: What You Can Expect
January 19th, 2016
Calling all StayVA members! Our annual conference is quickly approaching. 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. Here's what you can expect to experience at this year's conference. Annual Conference READ MORE
Virginia Travel: 5 Reasons You'll Love StayVA
January 8th, 2016
It’s 2016, and we’re ready to make your Virginia travel that much easier. Earlier, we announced some fun new changes! We started off the New Year not only with a brand new name, but also with a completely revamped website. As you explore the pages of our StayVA website, you’ll READ MORE
Let InnVirginia Do Your New Year Planning
December 17th, 2015
Here at InnVirginia, we know that Christmas is a little over a week away. No doubt all of your thoughts are probably focused on buying last minute gifts. Not to mention, baking Christmas cookies, and organizing family gatherings. So, by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, you might be too READ MORE
Grab a Gift Card for the Holidays
December 9th, 2015
Christmas is only a few weeks away! Want an easy Christmas gift that's sure to please? Include an InnVirginia gift card. Tuck it in with Dad's tie, or mom's scented candle. Give a set of lotions and body wash for the girlfriend. Then, surprise her with a romantic getaway gift card READ MORE
2016 Virginia Marathons: Where To Go To Run
December 4th, 2015
Calling all Virginia marathon runners! Maybe 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. Either way, we invite you to visit Virginia and challenge yourself with one (or more!) of these 2016 races: Virginia Marathons Newport News One 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. Daily postings of gratitude under the hashtag “30DaysofThanks" are seen everywhere. We’re a bit late for daily gratefulness posts, but that doesn’t mean we’re not immensely thankful. Keep on reading for a READ MORE
Thanksgiving Recipes from Virginia Bed and Breakfast Inns
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
Why Shopping Local for the Holidays Is Important for All of Us
November 6th, 2015
InnVirginia Supports Shopping Local Small Business Saturday will here on November 28, and it's the perfect time to support your local businesses by shopping local. It probably comes as no surprise to you that the InnVirginia wholeheartedly supports shopping small and buying locally. That includes InnVirginia gift cards, as well as READ MORE
Virginia 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, no other fruit says "all-American" like apples. That, of course, includes apple cider. Cider Week Virginia will be taking place on November 13-22 in a statewide celebration of everyone’s favorite fall 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
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
11 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
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