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Bachelorette Party Weekends in Virginia Wine Country

Bachelorette Party Weekends are amongst our favorites here at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast. Initially, we had visions of a scene from a Las Vegas-based movie, but we’ve got to admit that hosting a bachelorette party weekend in Nelson County is way better than anything Vegas could provide! This last weekend we welcomed eight […]

Welcome Home, Horsleys.

Virginia is stock full of history:  everything from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, to AshLawn, Appomattox, Montpellier, even the Walton Mountain Family Museum a mere eight miles from us.  Guests travel from all over the nation to get a taste of the history that is in our new area. Imagine our excitement when the great-granddaughters of the […]

Happy One-Year Anniversary to US!!

So just like that…one year has passed and we are new business owners with one whole year behind us!  What a perfect weekend it was to celebrate:  we had a group of 8 who was returning here for the third time (first time as guests of ours), and another group of 6 who was experiencing […]

Springtime in Nelson County!

Springtime in Nelson County opens up a whole new world of potential activities.  There are so many outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year-round in the area, but they are just that much more enjoyable when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the air is warmer. Do you enjoy hiking?  There are […]

Valentine’s Day at the Orchard House!

Valentine’s Day.  Other than New Year’s Eve, it has become the “holiday” most associated with a unique type of pressure.  Everyone wants it to be perfect.  And memorable.  And the most picturesque way to celebrate a relationship, historic or brand new.  Other than a dozen roses, dinner out, and a heart-shaped box of chocolates, what […]

Lock’n 2016

So we think we have this inn keeping thing figured out, after four months.  And we are anticipating one of the biggest events of the year for Nelson County: LockN.  A “Woodstock”-ish five day non-stop musical event that catapults the Nelson County population from 780 to 36,780 for five fabulous days.  Mike and I are […]

Our Guests Top 10 List

We’ve now been working this gig for about three months, and we are always learning something new every single day, from every single guest.  One of our favorite things to inquire from our visitors is “what did you do today”, and “what was your favorite part of your visit”?   Three months in, and we […]

Our Wonderful Guests

We have decided already that there are many wonderful parts of this new lifestyle/”job”.  The best part, hands down, is the wide variety of amazing people we get to meet.  We weren’t really sure on what the typical bed and breakfast guest might be, but in our first few months, this much is clear:  THEY […]