Kick off the holiday season early with the Inn to Inn Cookie Trail and Tour in the Southwest region of Virginia.
Scheduled for November 19 and 20, 1 – 4 p.m., seven properties of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia are opening their doors for tours; and yes, cookies.
“We are really excited,” comments Joyce Beliveau, co-owner/innkeeper, Maison Beliveau
. “It's a way for us to showcase our inns. We are all different and unique.”
Guests can also take advantage of gift shop discounts, holiday packages and register for chances to win a free night's stay.
Participating inns include:
- Clay Corner Inn (Sunday only): Located in Blacksburg, the property is an environmentally-friendly and dog-friendly property located about one block from Virginia Tech.
- King George Inn: Located within walking distance of downtown Roanoke, the 1900s Colonial Revival home features an on-site art gallery.
- Huffman House: Located in Newport, one of the historic inn's most distinctive feature is their farm.
- Inn at Riverbend (Sunday only): Situated on 13.5 acres in Pearisburg, the inn overlooks the New River
- Maison Beliveau: Located in Blacksburg-Catawba Valley, the inn is home to 165 acres of hiking trail, a lavender farm, a soon-to-be-open winery and more.
- Mountain Song Inn: Located in Willis, near Floyd and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the inn offers spectacular views of the mountains.
- The Oaks Victorian Inn: Located in Christianburg, near Roanoke, built in 1889 the inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has received AAA Four Diamond rating for 16 consecutive years.
In its inaugural year, Beliveau says they chose a cookie trail because it's “cute for the holidays, and a reason to have cookies at the inns.”
Tickets are $12 per person and are good for both days. They can be purchased at Maison Beliveau on either day of the tour. Tickets can purchased in advance as well by calling 540-961-0505 or 540-789-3000.
photo credit: Aerial of Maison Beliveau, courtesy of Maison Beliveau