Posts Tagged ‘Home Tour’

Fan District Holiday House Tour December 11 and 12

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Richmond’s Fan District is hosting its annual Holiday House Tour on December 11 and 12. During this 48th tour, eight homes near Meadow Park will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM.

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Fan Woman’s Club Kitchen and Garden Tour May 2 2010

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The Fan Woman’s Club presents its annual Kitchen and Garden Tour Sunday May 2, 2010 between 1 PM and 6 PM.  Eight  fabulous Fan District private homes are opening their doors and their gardens to tour ticket holders.  Tickets are available on line as well as at a few local commercial establishments.  Ticket info.  Advance tickets may be purchased on-line through 6 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2010.  A preview of homes including photos by local photographer, Tony Giammarino, are available as well as short descriptions of what to expect at each residence. Take a peek, whet your appetite for a glimpse into family life in the Fan, purchase a ticket or two, and make it a great Sunday afternoon.  One of the tour homes is just two blocks away from our B & B.

The Fan Woman’s Club Annual Kitchen and Garden Tour is another one of Richmond Virginia’s best kept secrets. Visit Richmond, stay at our downtown Richmond inn, and we’ll share the best of the best with you from dining options at neighborhood eateries, sights to see, things to do, and we’ll give you insight into living in Richmond’s premier neighborhood.  Our bed and breakfast features two classic, elegant guest rooms, each with a private en suite bath, high end bedding and luxurious linens, thick thirsty towels, high speed WiFi, cable equipped flat screen TV’s, a complimentary evening wine hour, and a hearty gourmet breakfast as well as a host of other amenities to make your stay memorable.  Don’t forget one of our rooms has a whirlpool tub in addition to a separate tiled shower.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

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’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.

Romeo & Juliet Ballet in Richmond This Weekend

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Richmond Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet at Richmond’s newly renovated CenterStage less than one mile from our  Fan District inn.  The widely-acclaimed Richmond Ballet will perform Malcolm Burns’ version of William Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers, with music by Prokofiev beginning at 7 PM today and continuing through Sunday. Here’s what the Richmond Times-Dispatch had to say..WHAT LIGHT

The Carpenter Theater at Richmond CenterStage, located at 600 E Grace Street is a superb setting for Romeo & Juliet, Richmond's Carpenter Theater, restored to its earlier splendor, is the site of Richmond Ballet's performance of Romeo & Julietthe romantic tragedy that is the very essence of love, the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Tickets range from $15 to $125, ticket info.  The performance is bound to please and is the perfect reason to plan an in-town getaway.

If ballet is not your cup of tea, you can always make plans to visit the West Grace Street Candlelight Home Tour.  The West Grace Street Association has arranged a tour of six stately homes with food and beverage pairings at each stop between 4 PM and 8 PM on Saturday, February 13. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of the tour. Tour Details

All in all, Valentine’s weekend – or any other weekend for that matter – is the perfect time to check into our Richmond Virginia B&B and be in the middle of it all.