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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Spend a Weekend at a Shenandoah Valley B&B

The next time you feel the need to get away from the everyday worries of our sometimes fast pace world, consider a bed and breakfast. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia is home to the much celebrated, Shenandoah Valley. The Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia is rich with history, beauty, and some wonderful Bed and Breakfasts and mountain and valley Inns. Let me introduce you to some of B&B’s and Inns for you to consider.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge is Fountain Hall; located in the heart of Virginia’s wine country and, historic Culpeper. Fountain Hall was originally owned by Virginia’s Royal Governor, Sir Alexander Spotswood in 1859. This simple country Victorian was remodeled in the 1920’s to its current style of Colonial Revival.

Fountain Hall offers their guest six distinctively adorned rooms. Every room has a private bath and air-conditioning. Some rooms have a Jacuzzi or sitting room and private porch. All of the six rooms are furnished with hairdryers, plush bathrobes and cozy reading chairs. A satisfying Continental-plus breakfast and beverages are complimentary. Smoking is not permitted indoors, no pets are allowed and only well-behaved children under adult supervision are welcomed.

The Mayhurst Inn is an 1859 plantation bed and breakfast with 1700 acres. Located on the grounds are a summer kitchen, smokehouse, and an old schoolhouse from the 1860’s. There are also 200-year-old trees near a pond and springhouse. The mansion served as headquarters for General A. P. Hill who commanded over 18,000 troops from a tent on the front lawn. The mansion also played host to Generals, Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson. Mayhurst is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

This 4 story B&B has 7 private rooms, the Madison Room, Southern Charm Room, the Garden Room, Magnolia Room, Generals Room, the Italian Room and the Farm Suite. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private baths. The beds are fitted with luxurious linens and down pillows. Each room uniquely adorned with an excellent selection of antiques. Five of the seven rooms are furnished with gas and wood burning fireplaces.

In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia sits the "Inn at Keezletown Road B&B", just 5 minutes south of Harrisonburg Va. This 104 year old Valley Victorian has 4 rooms, each with its own intimate sitting area, private baths, cable TV, central air-conditioning and refreshments upon your arrival. The Inn at Keezletown Road offers delightfully comfortable beds with fluffy down comforters, fresh flowers from gardens on the grounds, oriental rugs, Shenandoah Valley antiques, Victorian ceiling fans, porch rockers, a swing and a Pawleys Island Hammock.

At the Inn at Keezletown Road, your first smell will be the full breakfast that might include country ham and biscuits, lemon glazed fruit muffins, pumpkin pancakes, fresh country sausage imported from North Carolina, Pennsylvania Dutch hickory smoked bacon, savory cheese grits, fresh fruit compotes and the inn’s own fresh eggs.

This is just a few of the many fine places to stay in or near the Shenandoah Valley. Drive just a few miles in any direction from any of these Inns and B&B’s and you will find Art Galleries, Civil War Attractions, Golf Courses, Annual Events, Antique Shops, some wonderful restaurants and cafes and many other things to see and do. There is the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is plenty to do in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas, so pick a B&B, relax and enjoy!

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  • At Thursday, 06 July, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How about Meadow Brook Inn
    6235 Buffalo Mountain Rd.
    Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
    Tel.# 540-593-3929

    A lovely couple tending a gracious B&B. Worth a mention, don't you think?


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