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The 30th Annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival

wineandcraftfestival-1024x576“Warm Sunshine…Light Breeze…Laughter fills the air… These are all signs that the 30th Annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival is just around the corner” (Wine and Craft Festival).

Here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, we like to celebrate spring, particularly when there is local wine involved in the festivities. If you’re a fan of wine tasting, arts and crafts, food vendors, live music, and warm, springtime weather, then you’re in for a treat on May 21, 2016.

Every year in historic downtown Front Royal, VA, a number of local wineries congregate to bring you some of the best libations that their vintners have to offer. This year you can expect to taste various vintages from Peaks of Otter Winery, Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery, Hunt’s Vineyard, The Winery at La Grange, and more. And after all of your wine tasting, you may be hungry for a bite to eat. The Wine and Craft Festival’s food vendors offers everything from the Urbanna Seafood Market and Raw Bar to Gabby’s Grub Globalized.

Besides the food and drink, the other part of the Virginia Wine and Craft festival surrounds local artisans. Need a gift for your hard-to-buy-for friend? Looking for a souvenir from your Virginia getaway? Maybe you’re simply in need of a new pair or earrings to decorate your lobes. You’ll find a myriad of beautifully handcrafted items right onsite at the festival. Click here for a list of participating crafters and artists.

If you’re looking for nearby lodging, consider a Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast!

South Court Inn

Adelheid and Mike Osmers welcome you to their Luray, Virginia B&B, South Court Inn, which is chock full of warmth and amenities to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

From the Victorian décor and European bedding to the delectable multi-course breakfast, the Osmers have created a welcoming environment for their guests. Stay in the Turquoise Room with its mountain view or the Golden Room with its African accents. Rest well in the cranberry and gold of the Ruby Room or the understated elegance of the Sapphire Room. If you’d like your getaway to be immersed in lavish privacy, you won’t want to miss the South Court Cottage with its private patio, flatscreen TV, and whirlpool tub.

And what B&B is complete without breakfast? Breakfast begins with coffee set outside your room at 7:00 a.m. A little while later, you’ll be treated to items from the “ever-changing menu.” Indulge in a blueberry muffin or currant cream scone. Delight in a fruit salad, enhanced with lavender-infused honey. Treat your taste buds to banana-stuffed croissant French toast, lemon cloud pancakes, blueberry pancakes, or waffles with apple syrup and bacon. You definitely won’t go hungry at South Court.

Ready to your reserve your room? Click here and take the first step towards your Shenandoah Valley getaway.

Belle Hearth Bed & Breakfast, Waynesboro

belle-hearth1“This was our second visit to belle Hearth and Wayne and Linda continue to be B&B experts. We stayed in the Magnolia Suite and the huge room with adjoining extra bedroom was great. Linda goes out of her way to help with any questions a traveler may have, including restaurant recommendations. Breakfast is a classic. Both Wayne and Linda share the duties and the fruit parfait was special. Wayne served a cinnamon French toast which was superb. If you are planning to look at the fall foliage on the Skyline drive or Blue Ridge parkway, Waynesboro is a few minutes from each. Of course the B&B is tops any season of the year.” –Genofred, TripAdvisor Reviewer

Belle Hearth Bed & Breakfast is a BBHSV member that rests in the heart of Waynesboro, Virginia and offers a cozy escape from the real world. Whether you’re resting in the 19th century queen sized bed in The Magnolia Suite, warming up by the fireplace in the Orchid Room, admiring the antique washstand in the Rose Room, or chilling in a fuzzy robe in the Iris Room, you will certainly find yourself enjoying the inn’s small-town charm. Amenities include everything from flatscreen TVs to claw foot tubs, so you know you’ll be more than comfortable!

And let’s not forget the breakfasts. After all, what is a B&B without a morning meal? Indulge in a plate of French toast with whipped cream, fresh, juicy fruit, savory quiche, and more.

Wayne, Linda, and their cat companions eagerly await your arrival and look forward to welcoming you to Belle Hearth Bed & Breakfast.