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Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast

brierly hillBrierley Hill Bed and Breakfast is a romantic Virginia bed and breakfast country inn located just five minutes from historic Downtown Lexington in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Brierley Hill was built in 1993 as a quiet Shenandoah Valley haven for the weary traveler and a romantic getaway from the workaday world. Named for the antique clock that graces the entryway, this lovely Lexington, Virginia inn is the epitome of laid-back luxury and Southern grace.

Named for the antique clock that graces the entryway, Brierley Hill is the epitome of laid-back luxury and Southern grace.

Being on the outskirts of the Shenandoah Valley, nature is ever present at the inn. You will likely see deer crossing the lower fields in the early morning and enjoy the antics of the mockingbirds. Perhaps the foxes will make an appearance during your stay. If you visit between April and October, our hummingbirds will delight you. They flit in and out of the verandah posts, dipping into the feeders and chasing one another around and around.

Songbirds are everywhere — a portion of the front field is left wild to encourage them, and feeders by the garden keep them coming back. The chipmunks also like the feeders; they steal the sunflower seeds and plant them in the garden for our enjoyment in late summer.

Brierley Hill is a hiker- and backpacker-friendly bed and breakfast catering to persons with all levels of experience; from Appalachian Trail through-hikers to weekend enthusiasts.

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May events for visitors to Belle Hearth in Waynesboro

belle hearthThe spring calendar is heating up for visitors to Belle Hearth in Waynesboro.

  • The Doo Wop Project Live comes to the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, May 14, straight from Broadway to present street corner singing for a whole new generation, 8 p.m. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence. Tickets start at $45. Theatre is located at 521 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro. Box office is open Tues-Fri, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour before show time. Online ticketing ends three hours before show time. Info: (540) 943-9999or
  • Entertainment comedian and juggler Mark Nizer presents his One-Man Show on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in downtown Waynesboro. Perfect for all ages! Tickets start at $12.50. Special glasses bring the live performance out into the audience for a spellbinding evening combining comedy, juggling, movement, music and technology. Box office is open Tues-Fri, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour before show time. Online ticketing ends three hours before show time. Info: (540) 943-9999or
  • XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge is happening Saturday, May 21 from 10am to 3pm at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro and will give participants ample opportunity to get out and burn up that excess energy that’s got them bouncing off the walls. The event seeks to introduce participants to the world of outdoor, adventure sports. Want to know what it’s like to go rock climbing? Try your hand at it on the mobile climbing wall. King BMX Stunt Show will do 3 performances throughout the day at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. Over $1500 worth of outdoor apparel and gear will be raffled off as well with winners being drawn at 2:30pm. Food vendors will also be available. In an effort to allow participants to experience all of the activities XtremeFest has to offer, most of them are free. The only one to have a fee is the zip line and it is a nominal fee of $3. For more information contact Waynesboro Parks and Recreation 540-942-6735 or check out the website,
  • 50th Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill!  Fine art, excellent craft, talented musicians, tasty food, fun art activities.  You will not want to miss this one! Sponsored by Staunton Augusta Art Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29.


About Belle Hearth

Belle Hearth is located just 12 miles east of Staunton and 25 miles west of Charlottesville. Wintergreen Resort and numerous wineries are a short drive away. Year round outdoor activities abound in the area as well as art centers, antique shops, and museums.

With its gabled roof, wraparound porch (with swing), heart pine floors, pocket doors and seven working fireplaces, the Belle Hearth depicts the fine craftsmanship of the late Victorian/Neo Classical period.

At our award winning breakfast, you will discover a candlelit dining table set with silver and china–the perfect backdrop for old-fashioned country fare.

Locally grown fruits and vegetables are part of our breakfast menus. In the summer, enjoy our large pool and air-conditioned comfort and in the winter enjoy our cozy fireplaces. The Belle Hearth is perfect for that romantic Virginia getaway or simply a peaceful retreat for anyone needing to get away.

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4D Mark Nizer Show comes to Wayne Theatre

mark-nizerEntertainment comedian and juggler Mark Nizer presents his One-Man Show on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in downtown Waynesboro.

The show features a combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises a spellbinding evening.

“The Wayne Theatre could not be more thrilled to have Mark Nizer coming to the stage,” said Tracy Straight, executive director of the Wayne Theatre. “This is the first time families will get to experience 4D in our theatre.”

The 4D show is the only show in the world that incorporates 4D glasses in a live show. Using these special glasses, light is converted to depth which adds a fourth dimension to our normal 3D world.

“The technology associated with this show is unbelievable,” said Straight. “The performance will really feel like it’s taking place out into the audience.”

Whether juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, or five ping pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or even juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball, you’ll discover for yourself why Nizer has been called “nothing less than brilliant” by Performance Magazine.

“The Wayne continues to bring nationally known artists to the area,” said Straight. “Nizer has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope, George Burns, Ray Charles, and now Waynesboro.”

Nizer has taken his one-man show to thousands of venues around the world. He has been on MTV, HBO’s Just for Laughs, and Comic Strip Live.

Tickets are available for $12.50 and $16.50 to the 7 p.m. show. Two matinee shows will also be offered as part of the Wayne’s Arts Education programming. Tickets to the earlier shows are only $7.50 per person.

Tickets are on sale now at the Wayne Theatre box office at 521 West Main Street  Tuesday-Friday,10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before all performances. Tickets are also available online up to three hours before a performance at

Busy May at A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge

b&b at llewellyn lodgeWhat can you do this month at A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge?

  • Free VMI Museum Open Daily 9am-5pm
  • VMI Post Tours Daily 12 Noon Jackson Hall
  • Lee Chapel- Stonewall Jackson House
  • Devil’s Backbone Brewery Tours & Tasting
  • Blue Lab Brewery-Music – Craft Beer
  • Gift Certificates including Our Generals’ package & Guided Flyfishing
  • Stroll Down Tree-Lined Main to a Nice Restaurant
  • Shopping in our many downtown shops
  • Take one or several of our  Scenic Drives
  • Outstanding hiking Advice & Guided Flyfishing
  • Hiking our local trails in the  State & National Forests, Visiting Rockbridge Vineyard and Lexington Valley Vineyards, Outstanding Guided Flyfishing Trips, Lexington Antique Mall, Dukes Antiques, Huffman’s Bargain Barn Great Cycling Weather
  • Visiting Colleges? We Are Most Convenient to Both VMI & W&L


About A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge

John & Ellen Roberts, full time professional innkeepers, welcome you to their Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast at Llewellyn Lodge in Lexington, Virginia  where they have been serving weary Shenandoah Valley travelers for over 31 years.  They have had the great fortune in our B&B business of having been a part of many thousands of peoples’ happy & special occasions in their visiting Historic Lexington. The charming sixty year old gray brick Colonial is located in the quiet residential part of Lexington, Va. The friendly atmosphere of the Lodge combined with its comfort, convenience and great breakfasts bring many repeat visitors. Guests appreciate the fact that the Lodge has a large safe off-street lighted parking space.

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