Archive for March, 2010

Richmond’s Most Popular April Events

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Our Richmond inn is “in the middle of it all” for two fun-filled Richmond events in April!

Wear your finest bonnet and enter into the Bonnet contest on April 4 at the Lee monument!

Venture Richmond brings Easter on Parade, that annual event bringing over 25,000 Richmonders and Virginians to Monument Avenue on Easter Sunday.  It’s not a traditional parade: attendees parade up and down scenic Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues.  Monument Avenue, named to the National Register of Historic Landmarks, will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic between Allen and Davis (or the Robert E Lee and Jefferson Davis monuments) on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 between 1 PM and 5 PM. The celebration includes music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, a petting zoo – and most importantly pet and people watching.  Everyone will be dressed in their finest or most outlandish regalia!  Highlights include a Pet Bonnet Showcase/Contest at 3 PM and a People Bonnet Showcase/Contest at 4 PM.  Don’t miss it!

Historic Garden Week in Virginia's Guidebook and tour tickets are the key to visit private homes and gardens April 17 though April 25

Historic Garden Week in Virginia, presented by the Garden Club of Virginia, is scheduled for April 17 through 25, 2010.  The Garden Club of Virginia has been holding this event for 77 years and devoting the proceeds to preserving Virginia’s heritage properties and gardens.  Though featuring homes and gardens all over the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Windsor Farms neighborhood of Richmond area will be featured on Tuesday April 20, Church Hill, on Wednesday April 21, and West Avenue, just two blocks away from our bed and breakfast, will open homes and gardens to visitors on Thursday April 22.  In addition special evening activities are planned Thursday at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

Make your plans now to take advantage of these very Virginia events! Pick your guest room at our historic Fan District bed and breakfast and make it a Spring Fling! to remember on Easter weekend or during Garden Week or – even both.  We’d love to share the best of central Virginia with you.

Richmond Bed and Breakfast Is Backdrop for Life’s Major Milestones

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Congratulations and best wishes are sent to our Richmond inn‘s guests this weekend.

Bright white blooms dress camellias in the gardens at Richmond Bed and Breakfast

C. and M. from Reston, Virginia actually became engaged during their weekend getaway here in Richmond, Virginia.

The weekend’s weather was beautiful for exploring public spaces and gardens and this lovely couple took advantage of Spring and its promise of renewal and rebirth to decide to marry Spring 2011.  And, just for the occasion, the camellia in the east garden decided to put on a show.

We love to be a part, even a small part, of our guests’ special experiences in Richmond.  And, when our Richmond bed and breakfast becomes a backdrop for some of life’s major milestones, we are elated to participate.  Let us know if we can help plan an engagement, an anniversary, a birthday, or even a special getaway – just for two.  We can even add a bottle of bubbly and an 8 or 16 piece box of Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates along with special William Miller House glasses for you to take as a momento – just check our specials.

Richmond’s Downtown Loft Tour March 27

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Fifteen lofts in downtown Richmond Virginia will be open on March 27 from 10 am until 5 pm.  Here’s your chance to see what has been going on inside those old renovated structures and newly constructed residential properties downtown.  This unique tour, showcasing the urban loft lifestyle, affords the opportunity to hear straight from the residents themselves why they chose downtown and what they love about living downtown.  From Rocketts Landing to Old Manchester, nine buildings will be showcasing lofts and condos, including a 3,900 square foot penthouse with five terraces totaling 2,900 square feet. Each unit reflects the individual style of its owner and is bound to be unique.  Private buses will connect the sites and run every ten minutes.  Check out this article for more details.

Since we are only 1 mile from the downtown starting point at 14th and Cary Street, our historic Fan District bed and breakfast is the perfect place to stay to get head start  on Saturday’s tour.  You’ll be served a hearty gourmet breakfast in the morning to stick to your ribs while you’re touring and – you’ll get to spend the night in a lovingly restored 141-year-old downtown inn.

Richmond’s Monument Av 10K is March 27

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Just two blocks away from our Richmond Bed and Breakfast, Monroe Park will be site of the awesome post-race party for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by Powerade.

Express silliness along with serious business March 27 2010 Monument Ave 10K

Named by USA Today one of the best running races in the country, the race features a course that takes advantage of scenic Monument Avenue, lined with historic homes and divided by a tree-lined median. Besides cheering, partying fans, rocking music, and cheers from imaginative Spirit Groups along the way, runners will be joined by costumed runners and walkers taking part in the 7th Dress Up and Run contest.  Check Sportsbackers for registration and event information.

The race begins and ends a few blocks from our urban inn.  A weekend here eliminates all those parking worries, so select your room now.  You’ll be treated to a hearty gourmet breakfast, a chance to dine at our local neighborhood cafes and restaurants, and comfortable surroundings to rest your weary toes.