It’s that time of year again….when Old City Cemetery, in Lynchburg Virginia, conducts it’s Candlelight Tours. Visit various sites throughout the cemetery where professional actors will portray the lives of several of the cemeteries “residents.” Always interesting, educational, moving and sometimes funny the stories told delight people of all ages. And when else can you walk around a cemetery after dark?
The tours take place on October 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2011 beginning at 6:30pm each evening. The last tour will depart from the visitor center at 7:50pm. Each tour lasts about one hour, travels over uneven ground, cobblestones and walkways so wear good walking shoes and bring along a flashlight.
Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast at least two nights, including a tour night, will receive complimentary tickets to one tour (limit two per room.) As in year’s past advance reservations and tickets are necessary and tickets will sell out prior to the 21st. Call 434.846.1388, mention this package, book your accomodations and secure a tour time. Your tickets will be waiting for you upon arrival. This package cannot be combined with any other special, package, voucher or discount. Subject to availability.
While staying with us enjoy a breakfast featuring our signature dish for October, Pumpkin Waffles (see post 10/4/11 for recipe.)
Are you intrigued by ghosts, spirits, things or events that can’t quite be explained?
Then you will want to attend one of the Ghost Walks presented by the Lynchburg Historical Foundation and Tharp Funeral Home. This years event will take place in the historic district, in Lynchburg, VA known as Diamond Hill. On the nights of October 20, 21 & 22, 2011 walking tours will take place about every 30 minutes starting at 6:00pm until 8:30pm. As these walks cover uneven ground and brick and slate sidewalks please wear comfortable walking shoes and perhaps bring along a flashlight.
Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, for at least two nights, during this weekend will receive complimentary tickets to a Ghost Walk (limit two per room.) Advance reservations are required. Please call us at 434.846.1388, mention this package, arrange your accomodations and tour time. This package cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, package or voucher. Subject to availability.
And while here you will enjoy our signature dish for October, Pumpkin Waffles (see post for 10/4/11 with recipe to whet your appetite.)
On Sunday, October 9th we took a break from working at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lynchburg’s premier bed and breakfast to attend the final session of Thomas Jefferson’s “passion” series at his retreat, Poplar Forest. A brisk but sunny day was the perfect backdrop for a wonderful late afternoon lecture by Richard Goodman, renowned author. He spoke of and enlighted a full house about the time when Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Adams were living in New York while working to put democracy into practice. Can’t you just imagine the discussions, disagreements, suggestions and conversations these distinguished gentlemen participated in? How might we use their knowledge and foresight to assist us with today’s problems?
The series of three lectures were educational, insirational and enjoyed by all who attended. If history is of interest to you check the Poplar Forest web site, www.poplarforest.org/events or our blog for upcoming events in and around Lynchburg. Located about 20 minutes from our inn in Lynchburg, Virginia we are the perfect place to spend the night when exploring this architectural treasure. Call us at 434.846.1388 or visit our web site www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com to check our availability.
Lynchburg celebrated its third annual “Get Downtown” Celebration this past week. Main Street was closed to vehicular traffic and students and residents alike came to see street performers, listen to some great music and taste the food of our great downtown restaurants.
The number of people that turned out was impressive!
In the crowd was our councilman Cesar Johnson who just happens to be the Vice Mayor. I frankly don’t know what a vice mayor does, but I assume he is working on bring more “vice” into our city.———-Cesar, I warned you that I would be posting something in our blog about you.
Of course there were so many people the best way to get a clear view of the celebrations was to put on your stilts.
If walking around wasn’t your thing you could skate, but be careful, Lynchburg has a roller derby team and the gals were out in force trying to show other skaters they aren’t just another group of pretty faces.
Urs, the chef and owner of Main Street Eatery took over the sidewalk in front of his restaurant and fired up the grill and you know whatever he cooks is great.
Susan Stoner, owner of the Corset Corner, helps a customer. If you need lingerie, this is the place to shop!
With so many people wandering down Main Street, you know someone has to be clowning around!
If you wanted some culture there was even music for you.
There is so much to see and do downtown that Tony Cam, manager at the Holiday Inn couldn’t contain himself and broke out in song…You have to hear and see this YouTube Video, “Get Downtown.”
If you missed the celebration it will be back next September, but you don’t need to wait until then. As Tony says….Get Downtown.
One of the reasons we purchased The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast our home was because of the rebirth of the downtown area. It is a great place that is within walking distance. Our guests love the charm and character of our restaurants and the food has always been great. While there is so much to see and do in and around Lynchburg, Virginia a trip downtown is a must, don’t wait until next years celebration, Get Downtown!
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.
The first day of summer is just around the corner and as we get ready for summer at the bed and breakfast we take time to appreciate the beauty of nature that is all around us. This waterlily, in our fish pond that is surrounded by our reclaimed brick patio, is such an example. The waterlily plant, and our other water plants, survived the winter and is happily blooming and delighting both our guests and us as we sit beside the pond in the late afternoon with a glass of wine. The sounds of the waterfall soothe the mind and spirit as we unwind from the day and prepare for tomorrow. Wouldn’t you like to treat your dad for Father’s Day to a restful stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast? The fish would like to see you do so, call today to book your reservation, 434.846.1388.
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