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Berry Gazpacho

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Mixed Berry Gazpacho

Our signature dish, at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, for August takes advantage of the fresh fruits found in our garden and at the local Lynchburg Community Market.  Our guests and we have enjoyed this breakfast appetizer “soup” made with summer fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries or a combination of berries, use your imagination!

  • 4 cups of fresh berries (or you can use frozen, just thaw them first)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 6 oz. container berry yogurt, that corresponds to the type of berries used

Set aside a few berries for garnish.

Combine remaining berries, apple juice, orange juice, sugar, honey and lemon juice in a blender.  Blend 1-2 minutes or until smooth.  Strain into a bowl, discard solids.  (Depending on the berries used you may have to strain the mixture 2 or 3 times to remove all of the seeds).  Whisk in yogurt.  Garnish with reserved berries and a small dolop of yogurt.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

This is a cool and refreshing treat during the summer.  You can use frozen berries and less liquid to make a refreshing smoothy that can be enjoyed anytime during the day.

Save $50.00!

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Did you know that The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast has an on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio?  And that you can schedule a massage service or body treatment?

Would you or someone you love like to be pampered with a LaStone Massage?

During the month of August The Carriage House Inn Massage and BodyWorks Studio is offering $50.00 off the cost of one LaStone Massage (normally $125.00).

What is a LaStone Massage?  Utilizing up to 84 warm basalt stones and 18 cool marble stones, Kathy will massage using the stones to increase the benefits of a massage through enhanced healing, an elevated sense of relaxation and the re-energizing of the body.  The basic LaStone Massage lasts for 50-minutes.  Upgrades or extras may be added, please visit our web site at www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com for more details and descriptions.

The Fine Print:  One LaStone Massage discount per person.  Available to non-guests.  Must be booked at least 72 hours in advance, call 434.846.1388.  Subject to availability and scheduling.  Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, special or voucher.  Gratuity is not included in the discounted price, please tip based on original price.  Offer expires on August 31, 2011.

Rain Barrel Workshop

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As the first “green lodging” in Lynchburg, Virginia, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast makes taking care of our earth a priority.  We recycle rain run-off from our roofs into a 2000-gallon buried sistern the the backyard and into rain barrels located around the house.  This water is used to water our organic vegetable, fruit, herb and lavender garden throughout the summer months.

The Lynchburg Community Market, one of the oldest continuously operating community markets in the country, is offering a Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday August 13, 2011 between 1-3pm.  This workshop will teach you how to save your rain water, make and operate your own rain barrel and  the importance of rain gardens.

The cost of this workshop is $65.00 and includes: the lecture, the barrel with hardware and instruction.  Advance registration is required, call 434.846.1388 and we will make the arrangements.

Come stay with us during this workshop weekend and we will credit you $65.00 toward your room rate plus show you how we have incorporated saving rain water into our daily lives.  Visit our web site www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com, choose your room, then call 434.846.1388 to make your reservation.  This special cannot be combined with any other special, discount, voucher or package.  Reservations must be made by August 5th, in order to participate in the workshop. 

Thank you for helping conserve our natural resources and for becoming “green!”

Blackberry Harvest Festival

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Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is hosting it’s annual Blackberry Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011 between 9am-5pm.

More than a dozen “True to the Fruit” Virginia wines will be paired with food.  Taste historical honey meads.  Listen to live music played throughout the day. Enjoy a “Pig Pick’n Pull” lunch (additional cost).

Stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to enjoy this summer festival and your tickets will be complimentary.  You must: stay with us at least 2 nights during the festival, mention this special when booking your reservation and cannot combine this special with any other special, coupon, discount or voucher.

Visit our web site, www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com to choose your room, call us to book your reservation, 434.846.1388 and come enjoy a day of good wine, mead, food and fun. 

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is just north of Lynchburg in Nellysford, VA.

Handmade Paper

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The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, VA is offering a unique weekend workshop on August 6, 2011…handmade paper.  Between the hours of 9:30 am – 4:30 pmyou will be immersed in the special process of making handcrafted paper that you will be able to use in a variety of art projects.

Make various papers using recycled paper, a stronger paper made from cotton linen, learn how to add colors and plant materials to handcrafted paper and leave the workshop inspired and with a great selection of papers to use in various craft projects.

The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast is offering a $20.00 discount off the class price, normally $120.00, to those who stay with us a minimum of two (2) nights, to include Saturday August 6, 2011.  Come have a getaway in Lynchburg, learn something new and unique and have an relaxing stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  While here you will enjoy our oversized rooms with sumptuous ammenities, our delicious 4-course breakfast, our wrap around porch or patio with fish pond and waterfall and quality time spent together.

The Fine Print:  Only one class discount per room booked.  Reservation must be made by August 1, 2011, in order to secure a registration in the class.  All class supplies are included.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, special or voucher.  Call 434.846.1388 to book your reservation.

Baby Mockingbird!

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Just outside one of the kitchen windows, at The Carriage House Inn in Lynchburg, VA, the mockingbirds set up housekeeeping.  We saw them meticulously building their nest and then maintaining the eggs.  Soon we could hear chirping, whether we were inside the kitchen and certainly whenever we out the backdoor.  Plus at times the mockingbird parents dive-bombed us if they felt we were getting too close to the nest!  This picture of our newest, and youngest, “guest”  was taken at our organic herb garden, located just outside the Carriage House.  The antique fencing helps protect the herbs and lavender from the roaming rabbits and makes a perfect perch for our little bird friend.  We’re sure he/she will be leaving the nest for good, soon.  Perhaps to return next year to build their own nest and raise their family.  We would love to have you and your family visit us this summer.  Give us a call to discuss reservation options and all that there is to do in and around Lynchburg.  434.846.1388.