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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.

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.

A Typical Friday Evening in Richmond’s Fan District

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

This past Friday evening at our Richmond inn, began with wine and cheese, complimentary, of course.  Lively discussion about the evening’s plans kept conversation flowing and made the time fly by.  There were so many choices, but these three came to the top: a leisurely-paced dinner at Six Burner, a fine neighborhood restaurant; hop the “green bus,” the free bus to the Bottom and back to catch the active nightlife; or stroll to a neighborhood spot for a quick bite then on to the  Firehouse Theatre Project for their current production of “Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake).”

Christina Billew Featured in Firehouse Theatre Project's "Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)" through March 20

Decision made: quick bite and theater! Though the windy evening made the night air feel colder than it was, our walk (2 1/2 blocks) to pizza spot, Pie! on Lombardy Street was short and sweet.  Huge salad to share and pizza to share, thin crust and done extra crispy, and a bottle of Malbec to wash it all down. Throughout the dinner conversation, remarks turned to the evening’s performance and the entertainment ahead.

Another brisk walk up Lombardy to Broad, around the corner to the lighted awning welcoming theater-goers to “Off-Broadway on Broad Street.”

The Firehouse Theatre Project at 1609 West Broad Street is a neighborhood theater, founded in 1993 producing contemporary theater in an authentic urban space – the 101-year-old former Station House #10 of the Richmond Fire Department. The project is known for presenting Off-Broadway shows and original works that emphasize each of the actors – at ticket prices way below a New York experience. A Richmond-Times Dispatch review was published this morning. The production extends through March 20, 2010 and tickets range from $10 to $25. What a bargain!

So you’re invited to live like a local, check into one of the guest rooms of our Historic Fan District Bed and Breakfast, and spend a weekend exploring the hidden treasures of this fabulous neighborhood.

Today’s My Birthday

Sunday, January 10th, 2010



We’re celebrating here at the William Miller House, a Richmond VA Bed and Breakfast . After all, it is not every day that an official B&B greeter named Nuggett – that’s ME !!! has a birthday. I am fifteen in dog years, not sure how many human years that would be. I’m glad my people didn’t do anything childish like make me wear a silly hat like this dog; but I am being pampered today. I sneaked onto the sofa for a quick nap and no one asked me to get down. I’ve enjoyed special treats, lots of attention, and I get to break the rules today. All because it is MY special day. Maybe, if I play my cards right, I can extend this into next week…..

It has been cold here in the south, but the weatherman promises warmer weather next week. So, if you have been worried about traveling due to unpredictable weather, it’s almost going to break – real soon. So y’all come right down to Richmond….and stay with me.