26 September 2010

Weekend B&B

Last weekend hubby and I headed up to Virginia as I have been wanting to see Monticello which was President Thomas Jefferson's plantation back in the 1700's.  I love bed and breakfast as I get spoiled by having breakfast made for me!  Plus a lot of times you get to meet different people, and talk about where they are from. Such as one couple who just got married the previous week when his sister came over from England.  They are the lead band singers and they sing Celtic music, and they even have a dancer!!!  Here is their website http://www.ionamusic.com/ if you would like to hear the beautiful music they play.
Now to the bed & breakfast.  What can I say?  It was wonderful! Here are some photos of the farmhouse/bed&breakfast built back in 1848.
Look at those trees lining the side of the house
Who knows where the phone booth came from?! Almost looks like something you would see in England!
A small herb/flower garden with a pool in the back
Not exactly sure what this was used for yet I loved the old bricks!

The rear view
Our room, the linens were heavenly, put you right to sleep!

The table set waiting for its hungry guests!
The lawn chairs where you could plop down if you didn't want to sit on the porch
while watching the bees on the flowers
and if anyone knows what this is please tell me!
The owners, Orquida and Dan Ingraham, are the nicest folks!  Orquida came out to greet us when we arrived, and we met Dan later as he was out cutting the grass.  Here is a link to their bed & breakfast http://www.aftonmountain.com/ where you can see more photos.  We had two wonderful breakfasts and two great nights sleep.  If you ever get to Charlottesville, Virginia area I would recommend staying with them although there are so many bed & breakfasts in the area I'm sure they would all be an enjoyable experience!  There are so many things to do including visiting wineries which I was surprised at how many there are just in that one area!  We had fun!  I'll show those photos plus the photos from Monticello in my next post.

12 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

That sounds and looks lovely, Ulrike. Viginia is yet a place I have to discover and I too love B&Bs. What beautiful surroundings and looking at the phone booth made me smile - probably thinking of Superman or some silly Britcom :-) Thanks so much for sharing your mini-vacation with us and I do enjoy listening to Celtic music. I'll go look at that website right now.

Kind Regards,
Doris and Gizzy :-)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The mystery plant looks like a Sumac with fall seeds on it, but if it was a flower, then I am lost!
I got to see Monticello in the early summer, when the Mimosas were in bloom and loved every minute!
The B&B looks wonderful---what a delightful getaway!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anke said...

Ulrike it looks like a wonderful place! For the longest time now I've wanted to stay at a bed and breakfast, but so far we never have. When I first heard about them we were young (in other words, broke ;-)) and then we had the kids. We both feel that now is the time when we stay home with the girls, as it is they are growing up way to fast. One of these days, we'll stay in a bed and breakfast, though...

Donnie said...

What a lovely adventure. We hope to go to Williamsburg, Va some day but right now we're helping out with the grands. Looking forward to hearing more. Have a great day.

Justine said...

Hi back in august you left a comment on farmgirlcyn blog about a natural shampoo. I just thought I would tell you what I use. Its called the no poo method I have only been using it for about a week and its been working wonders for me. I just but a little bit of baking soda (about 4 tablespoons) into an old shampoo bottle then a cup and 1/2 of water. I get into the shower and squirt some onto my hair trying to only get the roots. I rub it around just like you would with regular shampoo let it sit for a minute or two then rinse really well. I used to have a problem with sores on my scalp and bad dandruff. I now notice after only about six days that I have no sores, and my dandruff is getting much better. I think the idea behind this is that it gets your scalp back to where it is supposed to be naturally. then you can rinse with apple cider vinager but I dont do that so I dont know how that works its supposed to soften the hair like a conditioner. Sorry my post is so long.
Justine

stadtgarten said...

Dear Ulrike, I also love to stay in a bed and breakfast on our trips, and the one you were in looks really wonderful! Your room and the dining room could also be in an english cottage!
Have a nice week, liebe Gruesse, Monika

Cottage Garden said...

Hi Ulrike,

Greetings from England ... I have found you via Madelief. What a lovely blog you have here. I love staying in B&Bs and this one looks wonderful. I shall be back for more travels around your neck of the woods!

Jeanne

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

This B&B looks heavenly!! We don't have houses like this in Holland. I love the big veranda in front of the house. It must be a great place to sit, read a book or enjoy the beautiful garden. Your bedroom is very pretty and light as well. What a great address this is. I am glad you and hubby enjoyed yourself!

Hope the temperatures have dropped a bit in Georgia. It's cold, grey and wet once more in Holland.

Enjoy your new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sounds exactly like the trips we love to take! I'm going to put it on my list! I'm looking forward to meeting you at Penny's soon! Enjoy your week! ♥

Mary said...

It looks just lovely - Charlottsville is a lovely area and we have family nearby.

Love that Celtic band and I'd love to visit the pub where they perform. I used to spend time in Great Falls when I first came to D.C., a co-worker lived there and often invited me to her historic home. The Potomac River has some beautiful scenic areas.

Thanks for catching up with all those comments Ulrike - you are amazing!! See you soon.

comfrey cottages said...

Lovely spot to stay and wonderful music Ulrike. I could happily live there! lol When the sumac berries are ripe, not dried out in fall, they make a lovely lemoney type of "tea" when done as an infusion:)

Janet said...

Sumac. I try to harvest some good seed heads ( which is what you have shown) before the birds get to them. I like to use them in outdoor Holiday arrangements with evergreens.

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