February Is for Lovers and Virginia Bed and Breakfasts are Too!
Cupid-approved Valentine’s Day is always on February 14, but iLoveInns.com found romance packages and specials offered throughout the month. Spend quality couple time at one of these eleven romantic Virginia bed & breakfast inns.
By Shirley Anitra Swagerty
Enjoy a Do Nothing Weekend Package at Iris Inn in Waynesboro. Arrive on Friday, February 24 for a two-night stay. Share a light dinner together at the inn before partaking of coffee and dessert. Wake up leisurely on Saturday for a 9AM brunch; then play the day away before savoring a full-course dinner with wine at 6:30PM. Sunday morning indulge in another great breakfast before a late-morning checkout. The Everything Chocolate themed food package costs $99.00 per couple added to the price of the room selection.
Home to nearly 200 wineries, Virginia has been named one of this year’s best wine travel destinations in the world. Twenty-seven of those vineyards are within 30 miles of Waynesboro’s Iris Inn which offers a Wine Travel Package that includes a two-night stay, wine tastings, personalized picnic lunch and a Virginia wine app for smart phones. The package price is $50.00 per couple, plus the cost of your room choice.
To many couples, love and romance means giving or receiving flowers. Peggy Garland at Rosebud Bed & Breakfast in Montross, agrees. She is offering free Champagne and roses throughout the month of February on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She has also created the Champagne and Roses Getaway on February 10 & 11 that features Champagne and roses on Friday and Saturday nights, with dinner included on Saturday night at the Inn at Montross. The cost for one night is $177 and for two nights it is $259.
Charles and Betty Wilson, owners of the Apple Blossom Inn in New Market, were married February 15, 1974 and are happy to offer a Valentine/Anniversary Special. They will extend a 10% discount off standard rates for any anniversary celebration bookings during the entire month of February. Bring your wedding photo with you to the inn to be served a complimentary candlelight dessert in the dining room on the first night of your stay.
The Peake-Fairfax House is within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria attractions. The historic Federal-period inn and the city with original brick-paved streets instill a feeling of romance. Booklovers can relax together in the fireside library. Nature enthusiasts love sharing moments together amidst the azaleas in the private garden. Refreshments are available all the time. Couples are invited to join Dorothy and Chet Nagle for a glass of wine or other beverage and an informal chat during one evening of their stay.
Experience the romance of 18th century history and embark on a colonial adventure while staying at the authentically themed Newport House in historic Williamsburg. John and Cathy Millar will even provide period clothing from the 1800s when requested, and arrange dinners at one of the three local Colonial taverns. Guests may participate or watch Colonial Dancing, also called English Country Dancing, held year-round on Tuesday nights.
Animal lovers can take advantage of half-price llama treks in February with a two-night stay at Applewood Inn. Poised on 37 acres high above Buffalo Creek in Lexington, romantic accommodations may include a gas fireplace, double Jacuzzi or hot tub and a private porch. There are wineries and micro-breweries nearby amid the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Linda and Chris Best treat their guests as beloved friends.
The Inn at Tabb’s Creek is a romantic waterfront retreat off the Chesapeake Bay in Port Haywood. Award-winning, certified eco-friendly accommodations boast guest suites with organic sheets, sitting rooms and Jacuzzi tubs. Champagne, wine and/or flowers can be added to any stay. Gather for a complimentary wine and cheese hour, watch the sunset and sit by the fire in the pub room.
Romantic Nesselrod on the New River sits perched on a bluff overlooking the tranquil river in Radford. Couples can pamper their bodies and souls amid the lavish amenities and well-appointed grounds with vintage formal gardens. Retreat to a spacious guest suite with luxurious details, and be treated to a delightful three-course gourmet southern breakfast each morning. Relax in the gazebo together or sit by the peaceful waterfall and talk about your dreams. Celebrate your love by clinking glasses at the wine social on the terrace.
There is room for love to bloom at Blue Ridge Manor Bed & Breakfast that spans 37 woodland acres in Cana with two picturesque trails and two stocked fish ponds. The hilltop home sits amid the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts down-home hospitality with hearty country breakfasts and a clean, modern setting. Dave and Darlene Juliana offer elopement packages and cater to small weddings, anniversary celebrations and romantic getaways.
Lovers need to make time for romance and the Alexander House Inn & Hostel in Charlottesville offers accommodations for even the most budget-conscious couples. This small, cooperatively run and environmentally-aware business features personable and knowledgeable hosts to make the most of your stay in this scenic as well as historic area of Virginia. Share the landscaped backyard, covered front porch, deck and patio with outdoor tables, chairs, umbrella and garden beds festooned with flowers and herbs.
Over the course of its more than 200-year-old heritage, the 1790 Rosendale Inn in New Market has graciously hosted many a loving couple who have stayed here for a romantic getaway, destination wedding and/or memorable honeymoon. There are endless opportunities to enjoy time together both on the delightful mansion grounds and in the surrounding area of scenic Shenandoah Valley, rich in natural beauty, wildlife, architecture, and history.