There’s no better place to cozy up in a bed and breakfast than in Virginia.” Old Dominion” (Virginia’s state nickname) has it all. Stunning mountain ranges among the majestic Shenandoah Valley, exciting up & coming cities like Richmond with enticing eateries featuring locally sourced ingredients, to Virginia Beach & all of the activities that come along with its charming beach side boardwalk.
Step back in time to discover the rich history, timeless romance, and rustic elegance of our authentic 1700's Virginia inn. Prospect Hill is a unique country inn & restaurant offering romantic escapes, secluded getaways, and exceptional four-course fine dining... all just moments away from historic Charlottesville, VA. The 13 rooms and cottages feature private baths, fireplaces, and a full gourmet breakfast each morning. Well-behaved children and dogs are welcome with adults in select rooms. Situated on forty stunning acres, our breathtaking grounds will entice you to stay… to rest, relax, and ponder, just as the thousands of other guests who’ve been welcomed into our home over the past 42 years, have done. Located 4 miles from Interstate-64, 15 miles from downtown Charlottesville, 16 miles from Jefferson’s Monticello, 20 miles from Madison’s Montpelier, and within 30 minutes of more than 15 wineries.
Overlooking Shenandoah National Park from 45 acres of pasture, our captivating Virginia bed and breakfast glories in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and neighboring farms and vineyards. The beautiful landscape makes our elegant property the perfect venue for a luxurious wedding or intimate elopement. Guest rooms and suites are graciously appointed and echo a warm radiance. Tracing its roots to 1833 as a Wells Fargo stagecoach stop turned hunting retreat for the British royal family, the main house brims with nostalgic settings: a fire-lit entrance hall, a baronial oak hunt room with minstrel gallery, a stone wine cellar, and a charming country kitchen. As a guest of Glen Gordon Manor, you will have the option of dining in the dining room of the manor house for a full four-course breakfast, or if you prefer we will send breakfast to your room. In the evenings, our five-course pre fixe dinner menu prepared by the renowned Chef Dayn Smith is a culinary experience you won’t want to miss!
Welcome to the Fife and Drum Inn A Historic Williamsburg VA Boutique Hotel The most conveniently located, bed and breakfast in downtown Williamsburg VA. the Fife and Drum Inn is located between the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and the College of William and Mary. From the inn’s front door, the College Admissions Office is just a two-block walk west, and the colonial Governor’s Palace is a two-block walk east. Our B & B is located on the north side of Merchants’ Square, a two-block area that contains some of the best restaurants in Virginia and more than thirty specialty retail shops.
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Welcome to the Inn at Riverbend. Our custom built inn is located in the New River Valley between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains, known collectively as the Appalachian Mountains. The seven room inn, near Roanoke and Blacksburg, VA is a proud member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America since 2005. We are honored to be chosen for this group of more than 400 bed and breakfasts, inns and small hotels in North America. Each individually appointed room enjoys direct access to the outside decks. Relax outdoors, enjoying the morning song birds or watching the panoramic sunset. Listen to the sound of distant trains traveling along the river below. Experience an evening gazing at the stars or the summer fireflies from one of the decks, or read a book while relaxing peacefully in our luxurious and romantic accommodations. Gourmet multi-course breakfast and custom blended and roasted coffee await you each morning.
This Yorktown, Virginia bed and breakfast offers 5 luxurious rooms and accommodations in southeastern Virginia. Enjoy a Gourmet breakfast, Wireless Internet and cable TV. Our bed and breakfast in Yorktown, provides private entrances & bathrooms. Three of our five rooms have kitchen facilities ensuite. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Yorktown, VA
Foxfield Inn is a modern and elegant bed and breakfast in Charlottesville, VA. I provide my guests with a calm, rejuvenating environment so they can enjoy a relaxing change of pace. The Inn is located in the beautiful horse country just outside of Charlottesville. You can easily explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, University of Virginia, three presidents homes (Monticello, Montpelier and Highland) all within a short drive from my inn. Looking to go hiking? There are numerous trails in the county parks and the Blue Ridge Mountains, I will gladly assist you in picking out the perfect one for you. If you are into tasting some of great wines, beers, and liquors then the Charlottesville area is for you. There are more than 33 wineries in the area, multiple distilleries and too many breweries to count. The Inn has 5 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each with their own bathroom. Four of the rooms have fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs to help you relax and enjoy your stay. Join me for a delectable breakfast each morning. I look forward to seeing you, Brigitte
John and Ellen Roberts have been welcoming guests and helping make sure they get the most out of their visits to Lexington for over 34 years. All of the sites of the town including colleges restaurants, museums & shops are walkable. John is a Lexington native offering experienced advice on all things local including history. He is an avid outdoorsman – ask about his Trail and Hiking Guide to plan a multiple day outdoor vacation. His guided Flyfishing for trout trips were featured on the Discovery Channel, Southern Living magazine and numerous other magazines and web articles. His Intro to Flyfishing class is one of the best around.. Come enjoy a very comfortable & welcoming experience along with Ellen’s Blue-Ribbon breakfast from a menu and leave with a lifetime memory.
1790 Rosendale Inn, a log historic Inn at the base of Massanutten Mountain associated with three presidents. Features five large suites (some double rooms) with private baths, romantic Cottage with wood burning fireplace and kitchen, large verandas, access to pool. Seven min. walk to Endless Caverns, 15 min drive to Luray Caverns. Lots of nature, birds and wildlife galore, and twenty acre farm to explore and hike. We have been in continuous operation since 1988. President Woodrow Wilson's first cousin owned the property and Endless Caverns for over 50 years. FDR, a friend of the family, held a presidential luncheon here (our Museum room is filled with photographs and historic memorabilia). Children welcome. See our reviews on Trip Adviser. Call 540-325-4544 for reservation.
Treat yourself to a stay at The Manor House at Beliveau Farm! This is the place for special celebrations such as an anniversary or a birthday, and a sought out property for elopements and surprize proposals. Our romantic bedrooms on our mesmerizing 165 acres provides an ambiance hard to replicate. The Beliveau Farm property also features an award winning winery, a brewery, hiking trails, and scenic picnic overlooks. A delicious gourmet breakfast is always a part of your room rate.
Historic Bed & Breakfast located with in an easy walk to Colonial Williamsburg, merchants square and the College of William & Mary. The Sampler is filled with a unique variety of antiques and world travel collectables. All guest room have king size beds and private baths with duel headed steam showers. A regional chef prepared full breakfast is included each morning.
Elegant Updated Colonial Style Bed & Breakfast in the heart of town. Walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg, merchants square and the College of William & Mary. Romantic Guest Rooms, Plenty of Sitting Areas for Social Distancing and Reunions with family & friends. Secret cottage gardens behind the house with bistro lighting and comfy sitting areas. Full Regional chef prepared breakfast.
Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn offers charm and hospitality to match its historic location, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Mountains and close to Middleburg, Virginia. The Bed & Breakfast is a historic farm (c. 1805) on 47 rolling acres in the heart of Virginia horse and wine country. Area attractions include visiting wineries & breweries & distilleries, hiking, biking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, scenic drives, antiquing, and eating in the area’s fine restaurants. We also host events such as weddings, company retreats and picnics, family reunions, and other festive occasions. Pets can be accommodated for a minimal fee by prior arrangement. We are only 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and about an hour from Washington, DC.
The Babcock House is a restored, turn of the century inn, dating back to 1884. The inn features five bedrooms and one suite, all furnished with period antiques. All the rooms have private baths, cable television and free wifi. Our inn has central heat and air conditioning to ensure your comfort. Our parlor is full of books, board games and instruments to enjoy next to the fireplace. The porches are great places to take in the small town atmosphere and sip a tasty beverage. Enjoy a full breakfast every morning of your stay, including fresh fruit, the chef’s entree selection, juice and steaming coffee, tea or cocoa. Our on-site restaurant offers elevated southern fare for lunch and supper with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Indulge in homemade desserts and house-crafted cocktails as well as Virginia wines and beers.
The Farmhouse at Veritas is located in Afton, VA, in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. The 1836 home is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the Rockfish Gap of the Appalachian Trail, and walking distance to Veritas Winery. Each of our 6 elegant guestrooms & suites comes with a complimentary bottle of Veritas' signature wine.
Get away from it all in a historic farmhouse on a 20-acre farm with beautiful sunrises over the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience rural tranquility at its finest. Visit and feed our alpacas and donkeys, enjoy the neighbors cows and horses, or take a stroll through the apple orchard. Beautiful house built in 1790 with antique furnishings, yet all the modern conveniences, including renovated baths and central air conditioning. Whether you enjoy hiking to waterfalls or tasting craft beverages, we're ideally located 15 minutes from Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, Staunton, and Interstates 64 and 81. An easy day trip to Charlottesville, the surrounding wineries, and Monticello. Enjoy the Shenandoah National Park, kayaking, fishing, hiking, antiques, wineries, distilleries, breweries, museums, theater, live music, and restaurants.
Piney Hill Bed & Breakfast and Cottages is a Luray,Virginia bed & breakfast providing lodging accommodations including two vacation rental cottages in the Shenandoah Valley near Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park; spectacular mountain views. Experience the country charm of our early 1800’s farmhouse with the addition of modern amenities for your comfort. Piney Hill B & B and Cottages offers 2 private luxury cottages and 3 beautifully appointed guest rooms; one of which can be turned in to a suite by adding an adjacent room, providing the perfect location for your romantic, relaxing or adventure get-away. A delicious, complimentary country style breakfast is prepared fresh for our guests each morning. Our Luray VA lodging in the Shenandoah Valley is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Luray on a 2 acre hilltop in a peaceful country setting. It is far enough outside the town limits to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside, yet conveniently located along the “Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop” where fine food and wine, distilleries, breweries, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, and other unforgettable experiences are just a short drive away. Offering some of the Best Views in Luray Virginia, enjoy our 360° panoramic mountain, valley and vistas views of the Blue Ridge, Skyline Drive and Massanutten Mountains. Our “Four Seasons” are equally beautiful creating an ever changing backdrop with amazing sunsets. Add a special package to your stay. Piney Hill gift certificates available. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Come to Middle Grove Inn Bed & Breakfast in Purcellville, Virginia and “Catch Your Breath” in Loudoun County. Enjoy a relaxing, refreshing, and renewing weekend at Middle Grove Inn. We’re located 15 miles west of Leesburg, 6 miles south of Purcellville, and 6 miles north of Middleburg in beautiful Virginia horse and hunt country. We’re approximately 50 miles west of Washington, D.C., but a world away from traffic, noise, and worry. Looking for an adventurous or a relaxing weekend? You’ll find them both at Middle Grove Inn! In whatever way you choose, this is an opportunity to renew your mind, body, and spirit. Come and enjoy the scenic countryside with its horse farms, and visit the local towns with their charming shops, wineries, and restaurants. You may go hiking, bike riding on the W & O. D. Trail, or do some antiquing. During the summer months sit by the pool or take a swim. All year round you can relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi. We are a Christian B&B, and in keeping with our traditions, please no unmarried couples.
The historic Airwell Bed and Breakfast, located in Loudoun County, VA, offers quaint cottages and luxurious rooms near the Blue Ridge Mountains and numerous wineries and craft breweries. Enjoy a delectable gourmet breakfast in the privacy of your cottage or room, on your private stone patio, or one of our porches. Our lushly landscaped 5 acre property in Purcellville provides a place to escape the daily stress of life, reconnect with your significant other, and discover the wonders of Loudoun County. Airwell B&B is known for topnotch, friendly hospitality, cleanliness, and amenities. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next relaxing, romantic destination escape in Purcellville, Virginia.
Escape to Northern Virginia’s romantic countryside and enjoy luxury accommodations on a private 10-acre estate with spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beautiful resort-like grounds, and five spacious guest room suites each with its own private ensuite bath. Hidden View, a SelectRegistry property voted “Best of Virginia 2019” by Virginia Living Magazine readers, strives to provide friendly service, outstanding accommodations, and breath-taking settings to help make each guests’ visit… delightful and memorable. Whether you’re staying for a night, a well-deserved weekend, or longer — Hidden View is a perfect place for all kinds of celebrations: from birthdays and anniversaries to intimate weddings; and from family and friend stay-cations and getaways to business meetings and corporate retreats. Located just 45 miles from Washington, D.C., Loudoun County boasts more than 40 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, 30+ craft breweries, as well as farm-to-table dining and more!
We welcome you to come and stay and enjoy the beauty and serenity of our unmatchable three acres of gardens surrounding the Tudor style manor. Longacre, built in 1933,is the essence of and English manor home. Almost 3 acres of grounds hidden behind a brick wall and guard gates and surrounded by box woods and unique foliage, you will lose yourself in the splendor of it all.
Welcome to the North Fork Mountain Inn Bed & Breakfast situated in Cabins, West Virginia. This Inn has been described as “an outpost of luxury in the wilderness.” We invite you to come and enjoy the natural beauty of the area in a relaxing atmosphere. You will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast as you start your day. Whether you spend the day hiking in the Monongahela forest adjacent to the inn or enjoying the spectacular view of the mountains and valleys from a rocker on the Inn’s wraparound porches, it is like taking a journey back in time to a simpler, slower-paced world. Guests will enjoy the abundance of wildlife, wildflowers, birds, smallmouth bass, and trout available in this protected wilderness area. Or, if you prefer, simply sit back and read a book on the porch, taking in the majestic views of the Smoke Hole Canyon and enjoying the harmony with nature. While peaceful and unpretentious, the Inn does offer television with DirecTV in the game room, in the event you miss civilization just a bit.
Welcome to Hillbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast! We were just named in the Top 10 B&B’s in the US and offer luxurious Harpers Ferry lodging in Charles Town, West Virginia. Our European-style country house hotel is uniquely situated, cascading down a limestone ridge on fifteen levels. The inn features 2000 panes of glass which flood the beautiful interior with light. Imagine the rich patina of old wood, the gleam of polished brass, and the deep jewel tones of oriental carpets. Our lovely Charles Town, WV bed and breakfast is elegant, eclectic and sophisticated, yet unpretentious. If you are searching for an ideal location for a romantic getaway, wedding or reception, our charming bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry is the perfect place. The inn is especially suitable for smaller, less traditional, wedding- ceremonies and celebrations of marriage, but can also accommodate larger numbers including banquet-style seating and dance bands under tents on our extensive grounds. Both the elegant, antique-filled Main House and the less formal Gatehouse may be booked for weddings and celebrations at our romantic bed and breakfast in Charles Town, WV.
Our bed and breakfast inn has been lovingly restored to create a warm and cozy place to stay in Washington DC. Our historic row house in Kalorama by Dupont Circle offers 12 comfortable guest rooms with modern amenities, all while maintaining the charm and character of yesteryear. Our friendly staff and beautiful accommodations create the ultimate home-away-from-home for visits to our nation’s capital. Our bed and breakfast near Dupont Circle is centrally located in Washington DC, making it an ideal location for business travelers and convention attendees. It is extremely close to the Washington Hilton Hotel and within an easy walk to many Washington DC convention sites such as the Omni Shoreham Hotel, and the Washington DC Convention Center.
Fall in love all over again. Solomons Victorian Inn captures all the charm and grace of a bygone era. Innkeepers Steve and Shawn have created a warm and gracious Maryland getaway, not only making their guests comfortably welcome, but assuring return visits. Whether you are enjoying the harbor views from your room, having a glass of wine in the lush gardens, dining on one of the Inn’s sumptuous breakfasts, or just strolling through the quaint village, the atmosphere that surrounds you will make your stay a lasting memory. The Inn is situated on the southern tip of Solomons Island, MD along the beautiful western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. This location makes for a truly easy getaway, as it is less than 1 .5 hours from Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Inn is also convenient to Richmond, Baltimore, and Philadelphia for an ideal alternative to Solomons Island hotels. Solomons Island is an inviting year-round travel destination. Most restaurants, shops, and the Calvert Marine Museum are open twelve months a year and are only a short stroll from the Inn. The area enjoys sunshine 245 days per year, so there isn’t a time when something is not in bloom – whether camellias in February or crape myrtle in September. Solomons is the perfect location and Solomons Victorian Inn, the perfect choice, for your Maryland getaway.
The Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast is in an 1840's National Register Of Historic Places property. The Carriage Inn is a short 90-minutes from DC, Baltimore & Northern Virginia in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle! Select from seven rooms, including 2 Jacuzzi suites to relax your cares away! Visit Harpers Ferry & Antietam Battlefields nearby! Pick the winner at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races! Outdoor Adventures beckon you to snow ski, hike, bike, walk, canoe or kayak through the scenic byways & rivers of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia! Antique Shops & Great Restaurants are only a short walk or drive away.
Escape and enjoy Sunrises on the bay in Chesapeake Beach Maryland. A quiet humble little eclectic home nestled in a quiet beach community shared by two on site innkeepers artists. Ar work and nick knacks throughout the house. A private getaway for just one guest or couple a a time. We have many visiting artists and people who like art. The town is a little modern fishing village just 45 minutes from DC. 3 boardwalks, boat charters, and lots of little restaurants. Leave your worries and your shoes by the door. Our humble little home by the bay is comfy cozy and humble. No antiques here and if you look hard enough you may find some dust. If you are fussy his is not he place for you. Our little home has beautiful views, great vibes, is peaceful and has a big heart. Resort style amenities catering to just one couple at a time or singles who need a place to relax while they create. Again, We are not fancy, and are definitely not for fussy people. But if you want a quite place to be to just quietly watch beautiful sunrises for a little while this might be just he right fit for you. Questions feel free to ask before you book. Continental breakfast provided. Perfect for teleworking and elopements just for two. No additional guests. Adults and couples only. SPIRAL STAIRS leading to suite bedroom. Not suitable for anyone who has problems with stairs. Non smoking. Pets considered under 20 pounds on a case by case basis. Contact via email before booking 410 231 7645 https://chesapeakebeacharthouse.com/
Embark on a Chesapeake Bay getaway at Sandaway Suites & Beach in Oxford, Maryland. Easily walk to restaurants and shops in the historic district. Sandaway is a member of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame and one of the few boutique hotels in Maryland with a private sandy beach on the Eastern Shore. From the beach, you can see spectacular views of two rivers as they merge into the Chesapeake Bay. An interesting variety of watercraft and waterfowl often pass by Sandaway. Guests love to spend hours relaxing in this tranquil setting. The waterfront Adirondack and lounge chairs are popular seats at Sandaway. For more privacy, most of the boutique hotel rooms and suites provide screened-in porches overlooking the water. Sandaway is close to Saint Michaels, Easton, and Cambridge. A car ferry provides a shortcut to St. Michaels just 7 miles away.
In Downtown Shinnston, West Virginia the Gillum House offers 3 (1-king, 2-rooms with queen) relaxing accommodations close to all area activities and attractions. Visit the specialty shops in Shinnston, hike or bike the West Fork River Rail-Trail, performances in the Park, or the covered bridges, wineries, distillery (open Saturdays) available in the area – the antique shops, wineries, and WV craft shops are open all year. Kathleen will create an outing just for you and your interests that will give you a day of sites and activities and then bring you back to the bed & breakfast. We also offer an Elopement Package. Awaken to the aroma of baking each morning of your stay as Kathleen makes muffins (sugar-free/GF available) for a healthy, delicious breakfast (Cook's Choice served family-style). Coffee is roasted on-site from the country chosen by our guests. For those who prefer tea, we have selections fromallover the world. Guest accommodations are on the second floor. The Gillum House is a smoke-free facility – there is a crystal ashtray on the porch for our guests who smoke. Children are welcomed but must bring at least one parent or guardian. Due to allergies of the host, we cannot accommodate pets.
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A Virginia bed and breakfast will always take care of you like you’re family. The state has dozens of famous attractions including Arlington National Cemetery and Williamsburg, capital of former colonial Virginia back in the very old days.
Bed and breakfasts in Virginia tend to span the gamut when it comes to accommodations and the vibe that’s offered to guests. Many of the b&bs are older, historic homes which make them fascinating places to use as a base to explore.
No matter where you stay, expect delicious Southern cuisine and the friendliest hosts you’ve ever seen. Don’t worry about stocking up on wine for your vacation either. Virginia is loaded with wineries and the wine flows like water in this colonial state.
Headed out to the beach? Virginia Beach is where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a 3 mile boardwalk full of things to do, including the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
The Chincoteague and Assateague Islands are a really unique place to visit. They’re known for their wild ponies that roam around the island!
We promise you’ll never run out of things to do when you visit Virginia. Here are a few of the top sights and also some lesser traveled destinations that are every bit as beautiful.
Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, one of the nation’s top universities and an absolutely stunning little town. Check out UVA’s “Grounds” (campus if you’re at any other school), and see the school that Thomas Jefferson founded. Jefferson’s Academical Village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must see for its natural beauty, and unique architecture. Charlottesville also has a massive number of great restaurants and farm to table dining to feast on!
The Blue Ridge Mountains have to be on your list of things to do. They really are that amazing. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s favorite drive”. Stretching through the beautiful mountains, you might consider renting a fast car and enjoying some of the most scenic views in the country. Shenandoah National Park is also on the Parkway, and is a great spot to take your family or spouse if you’re craving some nature.
We’ve already mentioned Virginia Beach but if you’re looking for a different flavor than what the rest of Virginia has to offer, check out VB. You have everything from your typical boardwalk entertainment to fine dining, and you’ll be able to find fresh caught seafood everywhere. Try the oysters, you won’t regret it.
Headed to Richmond? The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the top rated site in the city, featuring contemporary artists and permanent fixtures make this an art lover’s dream. If you’ve got kids than head to the Children’s Museum of Richmond.
Lexington VA is nice if you’re looking for a quieter place to spend some quality time. There’s beautiful antique architecture and some great shopping & dining (Virginia is just chock full).
If you came to Virginia to escape the hustle and bustle & get some quality quiet time, consider looking into the Shenandoah Valley. There are numerous inns and country farms dotting the Valley, and plenty of places to hike, ride horses, and fish.
The landscape of Virginia is stunning and one of the main reasons so many tourists love visiting year after year.
Virginia is blessed with sweeping mountain ranges, spectacular views, and lovely trees & forests to hike and explore.
Shenandoah National Park is one of the best places to see what Virginia is really about. You can rock climb or hike, in addition to walking through and soaking in the majesty of one of America’s premier national parks. With over 200,000 acres of land, you’ll never be bored in this beauty.
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in Southwest Virginia is a lot less crowded than Shenandoah, and you’ll have tons of space to stretch out and breathe. There are miles of biking trails, hiking paths, and places to horseback ride.
Virginia even has islands! Assateague Island is a must see and features the wild ponies that roam the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The island is one of the best bird watching spots in America, and is also very close to the Atlantic Ocean. You know what that means….more seafood.
If you want to kayak or paddle down some rivers, Virginia has plenty of those too. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Luray is a great place to get your kicks. You can even float down the river on an inner tube if that’s your jam!
Virginia might possibly be THE most historic state in the United States. Originally the wealthiest colony of the British Empire, the planters & farmers that dominated the state began to form democratic & republican ideas and were one of the founding 13 states of America.
Fun Fact: Virginia is the birthplace of more U.S. Presidents than any other state (8).
As one of the oldest states in the country, it’s home to some of the oldest schools in the country, like College of William & Mary, signed into charter by King William III way back in 1693!
As soon as you drive through Virginia you’ll get a sense of the rich history that permeates the land. Virginia was home to the capital of the confederacy, Richmond VA, today a thriving little city full of history and culture.
It doesn't matter which part of Virginia you’re visiting. You’ll bump into history here, there, and everywhere and sometimes in the most unlikely places.
If you love to mix some culture and nostalgia into your travels, than you picked the right state with Virginia.
Virginia is rich in history and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t see George Washington’s Mount Vernon on your vacation. George & Martha’s family home in Mount Vernon, VA is bursting with history of our country’s founding, and specific info about the 1st President of the United States.
Chesapeake Bay near Virginia Beach is a wonderful spot to explore nature and check out one of the country’s largest estuaries. There’s obviously mouth watering seafood joints around the Bay, so visit one after you spend the day exploring!
The Civil War Trails are phenomenal and the best way to learn about the history of America, and the trials & tribulations that resulted in the Civil War.
Renting a car? Skyline Drive is the number one activity you’ll want to do. You’ll cruise over the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and drive the entire length of the Shenandoah National Park.
Roanoke & Williamsburg are also good places to go to get your history fix.
Virginia’s weather varies wildly, with snowy winters and really humid, hot summers. You’ll definitely want to dress lightly and pack a swimsuit if you’re visiting in the summer, and bundle up in the Winter. That goes without saying!
Also, Virginia can get frequent rain storms and thunderstorms, usually between April and September.
Fall is absolutely gorgeous and showcases Virginia’s rugged natural beauty with changing leaves, crisp fall air, and cool but not freezing cold temperatures.
No matter what month you’re planning on visiting, make sure to check the forecast as Virginia’s weather can be unpredictable.
Pack warm clothes for Fall & Winter if you’re thinking about any outdoor activities. It’s always better to be prepared & bundled up, than not have enough protection and be regretting it later!
Virginia has a variety of phenomenal restaurants & awesome breweries/wineries for you to check out. Oysters are actually the oldest food in the state, when English settlers pulled up fresh oysters out of the James River in 1607. Today, you don’t have to go fishing for oysters to enjoy them. Virginia Beach is one of the meccas of delicious oysters so look forward to having tons when you’re here.
The Southern Cuisine is also a stand-out star in Old Dominion. Check out Southern Kitchen in Richmond, VA if you’re got a hankering for Country Fried Chicken, succulent shrimp, Chicken N’ Waffles, or a little bit of fresh catfish.
Food for Thought in Williamsburg is known for its all American eats. Juicy pot roasts and ribs are fan favorites at this joint.
It’s hard to suggest a great place to eat when Virginia is packed to the gills with incredible restaurants. Explore for yourself and you’re destined to find a gem.
Virginia is definitely a state where it pays to stay at a bed & breakfast. Taking advantage of the sweeping landscape, gorgeous mountains & valleys, and being connected to Virginia’s incredible past is best experienced at a b&b.
The state is rich with history and there’s a great chance your bed and breakfast will be a historic home or styled as a country inn. What’s cozier than that?
If you’re on a romantic getaway, you’ll score major points by taking that special someone to Virginia. Wine country has the potential to turn anyone into a true Virginia fanatic. If you’re into the great outdoors, there are enough outdoor activities to keep you busy for a lifetime. Hiking is always awesome if you’re staying in the mountains, or visit Virginia Beach and play in the water.
Guest rooms are always lovely with silky soft sheets, private bathrooms, and a boutique feel. Virginia is renowned for some of the most luxurious bed & breakfast locations in the country, so rest easy when you book one.
Most inns offer massages to really get the relaxation going. Lie down on a comfy beach spa bed and get all the knots worked out by an experienced masseuse to really kick off your vacation.
Friendly innkeepers are extremely knowledgeable about the history of Virginia, and what activities or sites they recommend might turn out to be something that isn’t mainstream knowledge.
In one sentence, expect your b&b to be loaded with amenities in Virginia. At the very minimum, all b&b’s in Virginia provide a gourmet breakfast (usually with local ingredients), private baths, and free wifi. Parking is a non-issue, and innkeepers are extremely friendly and are always available to lend a helping hand with whatever you need. They often know the area really well, and can give you some insider tips that many vacationers miss out on if they don’t stay at a bed & breakfast.
Virginia is covered with incredible mountain ranges and mountain views, and many of the bed & breakfast spots in the more rural parts of Virginia will provide you with the best mountain views in the state... Having coffee in a gazebo while waking up to the sunrise doesn’t sound too bad either, does it?
Some of the options are also pet friendly & there’s no better place to bring your furry friend than Virginia. Imagine running over sweeping hills and breathing in the crisp Virginia air with your dog. There’s nothing like it!
Unless you’re staying in a walkable town like Charlotesville, Richmond, or areas near D.C. that have access to solid public transportation, it’s definitely worth renting a car to get around Virginia. The Blue Ridge Parkway alone is worth driving.
The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles through both North Carolina & Virginia, and is one of the most scenic roads in America. Fun breweries & eateries line the BRP so you won’t go hungry as you gaze at gorgeous mountains.o
More urban areas like Richmond definitely have enough to see & do within walking distance of most bed and breakfast locations.
There are more types of b&b options in Virginia than there are stars in the solar system. Seriously, you can’t go wrong, no matter what type of bed and breakfast ambiance you prefer.
One of the best bed and breakfast in Virginia is called the Fife and Drum Inn in Williamsburg, VA. Steps away from Williamsburg’s historic colonial area & the College of William and Mary, the Fife and Drum is a charming little inn that’s extremely cozy. They serve up hot complimentary breakfast, have blazing fast wifi, and are nearby all the action in Williamsburg.
Hankering for a little beach action? One of the fantastic bed and breakfast Virginia Beach options is the Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Smack dab on the waterfront of VB, you can rent jet skis, go parasailing, or walk the boardwalk & soak in the nightlife and fine dining on offer.
Looking for a pet friendly bed and breakfast Virginia? Visit the Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast. Outdoor fire pits, a full country breakfast, and driving distance to the Blue Ridge Parkway all make this inn a winner.
The bed and breakfast Virginia mountains that you’ll want to consider is Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast. Sitting in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll be near craft wine and beer country as well as Charlottesville, all while enjoying top class hospitality.