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  • Nine Beautiful B&Bs for State and National Park Explorations

    by Casey | Posted on April 9th, 2014

    Outdoor adventurers and explorers who enjoy a beautiful place to rest and a delicious breakfast to start their day will want to check out these bed and breakfast options that are in close proximity to state and national parks.

    1848 Island Manor House, Chincoteague Island

    1848 Island Manor House, Chincoteague Island

    Assateague Island National Seashore is 37 miles long and considered one of the best beaches for communing with nature. Unspoiled, this windswept beach is home to wild ponies and many species of migratory birds. The Audubon Society named it a Global Important Bird Area. Relax here, taking in the rarity of it all, and then rest at one of these B&Bs less than four miles away on Chincoteague Island.

    • 1848 Island Manor House – Nine rooms available, each decorated to a high standard; most with private baths. Snack room, game room, beach gear, and concierge service available.
    • Channel Bass Inn Bed and Breakfast – Eight rooms with private baths and sitting area are available. Well-behaved children and pets are welcome. Enjoy afternoon tea with Barbara’s “world-famous” scones.

    Just one mile from Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles is The Baywood Bed and Breakfast, a reprieve with a private beach and two beautiful bay view rooms with balconies, and one “woodview” room. Kiptopeke is another well-preserved beach destination¬†known for its migratory bird population.

    Church Point Manor Bed and Breakfast in Virginia Beach is the closest B&B to Virginia’s most popular state park, First Landing State Park. On April 26, 1607, 100 English settlers landed and established the first elective government in English America before pushing up the James River to establish Jamestown. Church Point Manor is an 1860s farmhouse boasting European and American art and antiques. Nine beautifully appointed rooms and a suite are available. Dining is available on-site at The Cellars, an¬†upscale, well-kept secret.

    Cooper's Landing Inn, Clarksville

    Cooper’s Landing Inn, Clarksville

    Bike¬†or hike High Bridge¬†Trail State Park and stay only a mile away at Longwood B&B in the heart of Farmville.¬†Each of the six rooms has a compelling story to accompany it, such as¬†furniture from the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond, and pieces associated with Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.

    Just across beautiful Kerr Lake¬†from Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville is Cooper’s Landing Inn, a very comfortable reprieve in Virginia’s only lakeside town.¬†¬†If you’d care to boat, take a trail ride on horseback or adventure around in other ways, the innkeepers are happy to oblige in making the arrangements.¬†Their¬†pool and hot tub¬†are great places to unwind after a day of exploring.

    Six miles of horse trails and fourteen miles of hiking trails make the beautifully rolling 1,862-acre Sky Meadow State Park in Delaplane an attractive getaway not far from Washington, D.C. The Ashby Inn¬†is less than two miles away in Paris. It’s an¬†1829 inn¬†with¬†six guest rooms in the main house and four suites in an on-site converted schoolhouse. The property also boasts an on-site farm-to-table restaurant.

    Bedford Landings Bed & Breakfast, Moneta

    Bedford Landings Bed & Breakfast, Moneta

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a family favorite for its boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities. At a shade over a mile away, Bedford Landings Bed & Breakfast in Moneta is a brand new timber frame accommodation¬†that just opened in December 2013. It¬†boasts four large guest rooms, some with a fireplace or a jetted tub. Flying in? They’re on the Smith Mountain Lake Airport (W91) and offer tie downs, too.

    The glistening Potomac River and Westmoreland State Park¬†are less than five miles from the Inn at Montross, a 1790s Colonial Inn that has served as a tavern, hotel, restaurant, boarding house, apartments, and even as a school. You’ll find the five guestrooms to be quite comfortable and the fine dining exquisite¬†after spending the day hunting for shark’s teeth¬†and watching the Bald Eagles soar along the river.

     

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    Beaches, Outdoors, Virginia Destinations | 1 Comment

    One Response to “Nine Beautiful B&Bs for State and National Park Explorations”

    1. Katrina says:

      That B&B in Chincoteague looks absolutely lovely!