Pat and I along with some other area innkeepers went on a special Segway tour of Richmond’s Shockoe Slip, State Capital, Browns Island, White House of the Confederacy. We were guided by Jeff and Sasha and what an amazing job they did with the history of the area, the route and the safety training at the beginning of the tour. We would highly recommend this to our guests or anyone visiting the River City. You can find more information on our website http://www.williammillerhouse.com or on River City Segs web page http://rivercitysegs.com/
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In response to big chain hotels offering “Bed and Breakfast” packages, real Bed and Breakfasts are excited to announce their NEW “Hotel Package”!
We have added to our collection!
We just received our 2012 certificate of excellence for 2012 from TripAdvisor to add to our previous certificates. During our twelve years as innkeepers, we are fairly sure we have developed an idea what travelers and guests are seeking in terms of amenities and comforts.
How about a luxurious pillow top mattress with exquisite linens? We do that. And, naturally a private bathroom, accessible only from the guest room equipped with both a tub and shower! Of course! How about free wi-fi? We have that. How about free off-street parking? Yep, we have that too. We have many assets and amenities that our guests love: evening wine and snacks, individual servings of snacks, beverages and ice available all day, prime location in Richmond’s historic Fan district, a front porch with rockers and a side garden filled with seasonal color and shielded from the street, a lovely parlor with fireplace, cable tv and flat screen televisions in each guest room, walk-in closets to store belongings, and the list goes on……
But, what sets the William Miller House apart from other establishments is BREAKFAST. Breakfast is the biggest part of the name bed and breakfast and we have focused on breakfasts and food since our first day. We serve a hearty gourmet breakfast of multiple courses featuring fresh, local, organic, and seasonal ingredients that give our guests a taste of central Virginia’s finest products from local farmers, local coffee roasters, our herb garden, and local food artisans.
Treat yourself to a Richmond dining experience: a stay with us, sample our gourmet breakfast, and visit our nearby dining establishments with fare spanning from neighborhood casual to fine dining. Add to your food-centric experience by reserving a spot in one of Real Richmond Food Tours and More walking tours. Sign up early, places are limited and each tour fills up fast. Richmond’s culinary scene is continually evolving and there are lots of options to try!
This year instead of trying to decorate all at once, I decided to attempt decorating in layers instead of trying to do it all at once. The tip worked well for me here at the Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast. Thanksgiving weekend was warm, so I started with outside decorations, get them up wearing short-sleeves is the way to go!
This year may be the last year for this particular garland around our front door – lights are functioning a little quirky so I added some extra to make sure they would be bright all season. A natural wreath with a bright bow greets guests at the front gate and the garland and wreath at the front door reinforce my preference for slightly nontraditional colors: instead of red – use purple and fuschia, instead of green – use lime, and accent it all with bright gold and lights. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Of course, we have candles in the windows – but the ones in our guest rooms’ windows turn off at 9 PM so they don’t disturb our guests.
This weekend, December 10 and 11, just happened to be the weekend of the Fan District Association of Richmond’s 49th Annual Holiday House Tour. Most of the houses were within a short few blocks walk of the William Miller House and we are delighted that guests came from far and wide to enjoy this wonderful holiday tradition that is the sole fundraising event for neighborhood improvement projects. Guests from Easton MD visited tour homes for the third time. The record goes to a mother-daughter team who have been visiting the Fan for eight years now to check out the architecture, the individual interior design, and each homeowner’s interpretation of holiday decorations.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens as part of the GardenFest of Lights 2011 was open between 5 PM and 10 PM and pets on leashes were invited. Morgan, the inn concierge at the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, was delighted to visit. This holiday tradition includes more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, and even trains! The fabulous peacock was there – moved from the lawn where it elegantly perched last year to a new location where its tail formed an archway under which to stroll. Penguins played on the lawn, candy canes, flowers made up lights, and even vegetables made from lights completed the picture. The conservatory was a-blaze on the hill, the promenade to access the conservatory was beautifully decorated with blue and white lights. Next Fido event is December 8th, followed by another January 5th. Leashed pets are welcome, a suggested $2 donation for the Richmond SPCA for each pet is recommended.