Archive for July, 2010

July 20, 21 and 23 at Richmond’s National

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Richmond’s National Theater welcomes music talent, Joan Armatrading, Indigo Girls, and Merle Haggard next week to their renovated stage at 708 E. Broad Street in the heart of downtown.  Joan Armatrading takes the stage Tuesday, July 20, at 8 PM and tickets range from $25 to $55. Originally labelled folk, throughout her career, Joan has melded pop, blues, rock and even country into her repertoire.

Indigo Girls: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, known for “their beautiful melodies with insightful lyrics” follow on Wednesday July 21 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20, $25 day of show. Merle Haggard, country singer-songwriter will take the stage at 8 PM on Friday July 23. Tickets range from $37.50 to $45.

Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast is just a mile away – in the heart of the historic Fan District with all of its restaurants, shopping, and attractions.

Broad Appetit Raises $8K for FeedMore

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Success! Broad Appetit, a culinary event in its third year, raised $8,000 for FeedMore, the umbrella organization for the Central Virginia Foodbank and Meals on Wheels.   (more…)

Byrd Park and Forest Hill Lake Open to Boating

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Great News! The Richmond City Department of Recreation, Parks, and Community Facilities has announced that 3 City Park lakes are now open to nonpowered boats. Shields Lake and Swan Lake in Byrd Park and Forest Hill Lake in Forest Hill Park now permit public boating (more…)

Energy Efficiency Comes to Inn

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Guest rooms at our historic Fan District Bed and Breakfast have been upgraded with new HVAC units that are more energy efficient.  Each room retains its individual thermostat allowing our guests the utmost in individual comfort. Though our systems were relatively new, they had developed leaks that were impossible to locate and replacement was the only answer. Our thanks go out to Chuck and his helpers who endured the heat of our attic to make the swap in Richmond’s heat spell.

Don’t let the predictions of summer heat keep you from planning a trip to Richmond. Museums, restaurants, and attractions are all air-conditioned and there’s always the James River for rafting, tubing, or canoeing.  Best of all, here at our Richmond Virginia inn, you can control the temperature in your room with the press of a button on the thermostat.  And, since the units are energy-efficient, you’re doing your part to help us reduce our carbon footprint.

PS. Don’t forget – the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Tiffany: Color and Light exhibit closes August 15th – that’s only five more weeks to see this special exhibition of the works of Tiffany, the Master of Glass.