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Dream Wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Every girl has her own version of the perfect wedding, and for many girls, that vision includes mountains.  Recently, we had the opportunity to provide the venue and background for a faux wedding of sorts:  a styled photo shoot.  We had several local businesses participate in addition to the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast….there was […]

Bed and Breakfast “Etiquette”

Every week, we check-in new guests who announce that this is their “first time” at a Bed and Breakfast.  We are beyond thrilled to welcome them to what we believe is the best possible travel experience.   We are also beyond thrilled when at check-out they proclaim that we have set the bar “very high” […]

Perfect Family Staycation in Nelson County!

Clearly, the best part of our new adventure is helping wonderful people plan relaxing getaways and celebrations.  Imagine our delight when we had the opportunity to plan a “Family Staycation” with our two favorite kids.  Finally!  A chance to experience Nelson County firsthand for a few sacred days without alarms, cleaning schedules, grocery shopping lists, […]

The ideal wedding in Central Virginia

The secret is out:  the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast is the PERFECT spot for your dream-come-true Virginia wedding! With one year under our new innkeeper belts, we have hosted a wide variety of weddings here on our beautiful property.  Each one has been special and unique in its own way….from the very intimate gazebo […]

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 […]