Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time to stop and smell the roses -

Spring is in the air and Saturday, May 6 is National Public Garden Day... Better Homes and Gardens is offering a coupon for a free admission to one participating garden. Check the list for one near you OR better yet, make a weekend of it and locate one near your favorite B&B, or one you have been wanting to try. Live is worth living....

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chicken and Waffles itswhatsforbreakfast

"This Ain't Your Momma's Chicken!"

Agness your maverick unorthodox innkeeper tries something outside the box.

With great interest I decided to look into this "Chicken and Waffles" fad. I saw an ad on TV and made some brief enquiries to discover that the Chicken and Waffles breakfast idea is not a new fad in the least, it has been popular for years and years, itswhatsforbreakfast!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aliens on Vacation at an Eccentric Bed & Breakfast - Mother's Day Idea!

ALIENS ON VACATION By Clete Barrett Smith 

Better Way to Stay!
Product Description
Scrub isn’t happy about leaving Florida and his friends to summer with his crazy grandmother in “Middle-of-Nowhere,” Washington.  Arriving at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he isn’t surprised by its the-60’s-meets-Star-Wars décor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is an off-earth portal and his grandma the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth.  Grandma desperately needs Scrub’s help monitoring the visitors, shopping for cartloads of aluminum-foil for dinner, and taking rambunctious alien kids, that glow-in-the-dark and look like trees, camping.  The problem is, the town sheriff, already suspicious about Granny, is a scout leader camping in the same spot. Will Scrub blow Granny’s cover, forcing the B&B to shut down for good, or will the intergalactic police have to intervene?
"He soon finds out that his grandmother’s guests are a bit unusual."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Two peas and their pod present refreshing glazed lemon cookies

Glazed Lemon Cookies

by TWOPEAS on APRIL 25, 2011
glazed lemon cookies
Two peas and their pod is an awesome foodie blog!
These cookies are light, refreshing, and perfect for spring.

See more fantastic photos and the recipe by clicking here for TwoPeasandTheir Pod

This article brought to you by your Innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia who says "Stay with us and we'll cook your breakfast! Continental is not spoken here" Bed and Breakfasts are a better way to stay!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quirky Sites along the way...

Isn't it great that we all have different thinking styles. That there are those that see life just a little different than the rest and have talents to share their views with the rest of us. Are you one that is intrigued to venture off the highway to absorb la little of their world? Some call it a little odd, strange weird or just plain quirky, you be the judge. Take the time to live life and view life through the eyes and ears of others. Here are some places along the way:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

'Gypsies' hit the road in search of adventure "and discover innkeeping"

They hiked great expanses to photograph wildflowers in the spring, and they marveled in watching meteor showers in a pitch-black sky.
Carrizo Wildflowersphoto © 2010 Chuck Abbe | more info (via: Wylio)

The Pastericks stayed at small, bed-and-breakfast places when touring different weekend festivals with their homemade jellies, sauces and herbs.

In some cases, the innkeepers checked them in and were never seen again. Looked easy enough, they thought.

They arrived at The Inn at Duneland Beach in March 2000. The nine-room house that used to serve as a brothel was about a block from Lake Michigan.

Winter fog crept by the leafless trees in front of the inn as they prepared breakfast for their guests. “We treated them as if they were staying in our home,” Sheri said. ...

Read the entire article by Monica Torline about one couple's journey to freedom and adventure and how they stumbled upon innkeeping here.

Article brought to you by your Innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia - Blue Ridge Country "Where you can toss a rock in any direction and hit a musician!"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Why Don't More People Choose to Stay in Bed and Breakfasts?

The answer most commonly given is that most people don't think about staying in a B&B when the time comes for making travel plans. I must confess that I was also one of those people! It took two years of paperwork and construction to upgrade my house into a bed and breakfast, and during that time I also made the transition into a "bed and breakfast person". Yes, switching hats to an innkeeper is a big change, but at the same time making the switch from a "motel person" has added to my life experience also.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yes, Men Innjoy Staying Here Too!


Is it a misconception that men only stay at B&B's to please their ladies? Well let me share a little news with y'all: 

Yes, men innjoy staying here too!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Magic-Zymes interview at the 2011 MidAtlantic Innkeepers Conference

I had an experience with a dead woodland creature past-its-shelf-life and in a locked utility-cabinet at a Virginia State Park this weekend, and told the staff and maintenance about Magic-Zymes and wished I had a sample with me (BOY DID I WISH IT! AND THEY WISHED IT TOO!)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Announcement from your Virginia Innkeeper!

Even Frankel Fitzpatrick Claiborne our resident gnome is cool!
How about that.