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The Raven Room: An October Must See Visit
October 13th, 2017
Each October, fans of Edgar Allan Poe pay homage to the great poet by visiting the Raven Room, Poe's old dorm room at UVA. Here at the Inn at Monticello, we're always amazed and thrilled to see how much people still love the brilliant and troubled author. Photo Credit: Dan Addison The READ MORE
Natural Food and Fun: The Joy of Simple Living
October 6th, 2017
One of the joys of having a bed and breakfast here in Warrenton is turning guests onto a slower pace of living. After all, that's one of the big reasons they come to the Black Horse Inn. They want to get away from the stress (and traffic!) of the northern Virginia READ MORE
International Gold Cup Race Day in Warrenton, VA
September 25th, 2017
It will be here before you know it, the International Gold Cup Race Day right here in Warrenton, VA! Here at the Black Horse Inn, we always look forward to this annual event. Steeped in rich history, the International Gold Cup Race Day is renown, drawing a crowd of 35,000 each READ MORE
Virginia B & Bs in the Fall
September 25th, 2017
Virginia B & B's offer a wide range of fun activities to do in the fall. From the Shenandoah Valley to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, all you have to do is decide where you want to go! If you're looking for color, you'll want to spend some time in the READ MORE
Hope and Glory's Dog and Oyster Vineyard
September 18th, 2017
Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington, VA is a restored 1890 school house near the Chesapeake Bay. It's perfect for so many special occasions like weddings, girlfriend getaways, anniversaries, and much more. Now the much-celebrated Inn now has another reason to raise a glass to success! The Virginia Tourism Corporation just listed READ MORE
Paramount Theater: Paula Poundstone Live
September 11th, 2017
Garrison Keillor describes the comedienne Paula Poundstone as the "bravest and best improv comic of our time." That's high praise from a veteran of comedy! She is also considered by Comedy Central to be one of the 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time, winning an American Comedy Award for READ MORE
The B & B Solution for Empty Nest Syndrome
September 4th, 2017
The First Year Student at UVA Solution for Empty Nesters Every year, the Inn at Monticello welcomes many parents of first-year UVA students. These parents help their kids prepare for the first full year away from mom and dad. There's lots of planning, buying furniture and appliances, packing the vehicle, and helping READ MORE
5 Small Virginia Roadside Restaurants with Big Tastes
August 28th, 2017
Don't Miss These Small Virginia Roadside Restaurants It's not unusual for us to talk about larger Virginia restaurants that are spread across the state. But we haven't regaled the pleasures of eating at some of Virginia's road side restaurants. Our bad! The Shenandoah Valley has five small restaurants that are so worth READ MORE
Virginia's Donut Trail
August 21st, 2017
Yes, Virginia Does Have A Donut Trail Paul's Bakery   Virginia has wine trails and beer trails, but did you know there is now a donut trail? If your sweet tooth is calling, pack a bag and prepare to taste some mighty fine gourmet doughnuts. We can even recommend places for you to READ MORE
Heritage Harvest Festival: Old Timey Seed Swap
August 10th, 2017
Heritage Harvest Festival Offers Workshops and More It's called an "Old timey seed swap," and every year it attracts thousands of visitors. A festival with both feet firmly planted in the past, the Heritage Harvest Festival not only offers heritage seed swaps but classes, too! Speakers from across the US lend their READ MORE
Virginia Scottish Games and Festival
August 6th, 2017
  Not far from The Black Horse Inn in the small town of Plains, top ranked professionals are scheduled to compete in the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival. An annual event, the Festival includes games like piping and drumming, highland dancing, fiddling, and sheep herding demonstrations. It’s all to celebrate the many READ MORE
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Charlottesville Area Inns
July 27th, 2017
Are you looking for a relaxing weekend with surrounding mountain views, a great downtown mall and quiet nights?  The Charlottesville Area Inns might be just what you need. The Dinsmore House, The Inn at 400 West High and 200 South Street Inn could be your dream getaway.     Dinsmore House Inn The Dinsmore READ MORE
Summer at Hope and Glory Inn
July 20th, 2017
    Summer at The Hope and Glory Inn is an exciting time to visit. You can do anything from taking advantage of the local waterways or picking up a few things at the farmers market to spending a relaxing day at the spa. Don't miss out on any of the things READ MORE
Best Summer Virginia Festivals
July 13th, 2017
Summer Virginia Festivals To Enjoy! It's that wonderful time of year! Summer Virginia festivals are everywhere. These festivals are rich and varied. From the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs to the Labor Day oceanfront backdrop of jazz, blues, country, rock and R & B, there's something for everyone. First up READ MORE
Fenton Inn: European Bed and Breakfast
June 26th, 2017
Fenton Inn, A European Bed and Breakfast We're guessing you've never visited a b & b quite like this one. The Fenton Inn isn't old or historic, but it's definitely a classic, especially if you are interested in European history, architecture and art! With cobblestone streets, an entire village, town square, bakery, READ MORE
The Essex Inn: B & B on the Middle Peninsula
June 19th, 2017
The Essex Inn, History and Elegance This beautiful 1850 Revival Mansion in Tappahannock, VA is a gorgeous bed and breakfast that's loaded with history and fun. If you enjoy golfing, fishing or just cruising the Rappahannock River, you've come to the right place. You can also bike into town, canoe on the READ MORE
Fauquier County Jail: Historical Museum
June 10th, 2017
Fauquier County Jail and Its History No one wants to go to jail, that's for sure. But when you're staying at the Black Horse Inn, that's exactly what we recommend! The old Fauquier County Jail will give you a real glimpse into what it was like behind bars in the 1800's. READ MORE
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