29. July 2011 09:49
The Stonewall Jackson Inn is a restored mansion (circa 1885) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is a blend of traditional Queen Anne and a Stone and Shingled New England Cottage style architecture. It is located near historic Old Town Harrisonburg, and is just minutes from James Madison University. The inn is a short drive away from Shenandoah Valley attractions including the Skyline Drive, two national forests, and multiple Civil War sites. This Diamond Collection inn has 10 guest rooms, all with private baths.
The following review was for a stay this month, July 2011:
"Lovely rooms and great breakfast!"
A friend of mine and I stayed at the Stonewall Jackson Inn for one night in July 2011. Check-in was a breeze and the rooms were beautiful (I saw several of them through open doors as I was led to my room). The room was immaculately clean and everything was tidy and neat. If you forget any of your toiletries -- no worries, Wayne (the owner/innkeeper) makes sure you have everything you need! The bed was very comfortable and there was minimal noise from the busy road outside. The landscaping that has been done for this place is lovely! We sat outside under a cute wrought iron gazebo and enjoyed a glass of wine. The location of this bed and breakfast is perfect for strolling to the downtown area for dinner or drinks (about a 5-minute walk). The area was safe and we did not feel uncomfortable on our walk, even at 11:30 at night. After a good night's sleep, we woke up to a HUGE breakfast which included Wayne's twist on Eggs Benedict and hashbrowns (each dish using fresh herbs). The coffee was to die for! The staff was wonderful and if there was anything we needed, they catered to it. Overall, this is one of the best B&Bs I have ever stayed in. We will return!
20. January 2011 17:00
When you stay at Harmony Hill B&B in Lovingston, Virginia on any two consecutive nights other than Friday and Saturday, get your third night at no charge!
This BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection property is in a cozy, cabin-style setting but features modern amenities such as free WiFi, HDTV, a huge DVD collection, and more. Visit the Blue Ridge Mountain area, and when you stay here, you'll be only 30 minutes from Charlottesville and Lynchburg.
Call +1-434-270-8776 to book.
23. November 2010 11:03
This recipe comes from L'Auberge Provencale in White Post, VA. This inn offers a taste of the French countryside of Provence, all while being conveniently located the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Guests dine on award-winning French cuisine and stay in rooms with Provençale fabrics and antiques. Enjoy this recipe from the French-styled inn.
- 2 lb. squash (peeled, seeded and chopped)
- 1 lb. potato (peeled and chopped)
- 1 leek, white part only - chopped
- 1 onion (medium) - diced
- 2 clove garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg (grated)
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a 6 qt. pot saute leeks, onion and garlic in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes
2. Add squash, potato, nutmeg, and chicken stock
3. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until vegetables are tender
4. In a blender, puree soup
5. Strain and return to pot, reheat with cream
6. Salt and pepper to taste and serve hot
12. November 2010 11:37
Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast is a historic B&B in Orange, Virgina that was originally built in 1860. In 2003, the new owners did a major six-year renovation that modernized the property but retained the classic and historic feeling. The B&B features this regal library room with books, plush chairs, and board games such as the chess set below. It's a great place for guests to escape the cold weather and relax.