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Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival

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Enjoy Virginia’s beauty, culture, music and wine at the Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival, hosted by Lazy Days Winery in Amherst, Virginia.

Take part in the high noon Summer Solstice ritual performed by the Grove of the Seven Hills plus enjoy four other bands and musical performances throughout the day.  Taste a variety of Virginia wines and local foods.  Shop for unique arts and crafts.  Get away from the day to day and take part in this summer festival.

Come stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, just minutes away in Lynchburg, VA, then visit the festival on June 25 between 12-8 or June 26 between 11-5.

For more information visit www.summersolsticefestival.com or call Lazy Days Winery at 434.381.6088.  And of course for reservations at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast call 434.846.1388 or visit our web site at www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com.  We’ll see you soon!

Saturdays in the Cemetery

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Stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to visit Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg’s most visited tourist spot, any Saturday in June, July or August for a casual walking tour.  Each Saturday, at 10:00 am, meet a guide at the cemetery front gate to be led on a tour that highlights the history and horticulture of the Old City Cemetery.  “Home” to more than 20,000 residents the stories told bring Lynchburg of years gone by back to life.  You will be introduced to many of Lynchburg’s famous and infamous residents, learn a bit of our history and perhaps be able to identify a species of tree or shrub the next time you see it.  Always interesting, sometimes intriguing the walk delights both those who call Lynchburg home and visitors to our city.  Visit more than once, the guides rotate thus stories and explanations are varied depending on who is leading the wlak.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and take along some water as you will be walking on uneven ground.  There is no fee charged for this walking tour.

Confederate Memorial Day Service

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On Sunday, May 29, at 3 PM the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, will host a Confederate Memorial Day Service.  Taking place in the Confederate Section of 1,999 fallen Confederate soldiers plus 1 Union soldier, this unique Memorial Day service should be experienced.  Scripture readings, singing of hymns and “old-time” songs, quiet moments of reflection and enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon are just part of the experience.  You will also see people in period dress (it is encouraged), many of whom are direct descendants of those buried here.  As part of Lynchburg’s history this event should not be missed.

Blue Angels to Visit Lynchburg

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It’s official, the Blue Angles will be at the Lynchburg Airshow on May 21 and 22.  In addition to the U.S. Navy’s elite Blue Angles, the Flying Circus Airshow out of Bealeton, VA and a parachute show will also be featured.  For those more interested in ground transportation, an antique car show will be on display.

Tickets to the May’s show are available at: www.Lynchburgairshow.com

If you are visiting from out of town stay at Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, walking distance from historic downtown.

Stargazing at Poplar Forest

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We met last evening with Dr. Neal Sumerlin, Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory, Claytor Nature Study Center at Poplar Forest, just west of Lynchburg, Virginia.  A fabulously clear and balmy evening allowed us to see and learn about numerous stars and other objects found in our late spring sky.  Poplar Forest is just far enough away from city lights to not be affected by residual lights radiating into the heavens.  A once a year event, we will attend again next year and you might want to also.  Contact us in January for 2012′s date.

Stop and Smell the Roses

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Visit Lynchburg, stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast and tour The Old City Cemetery during May to enjoy the Cemetery’s famous antique roses.  Many of these 275 varieties of roses have grown in the cemetery for generations, having survived on family plots. Rooted cuttings will be available for purchase.  On May 7th the 16th Annual Antique Rose Festival takes place.  Then on May 8th a special Mother’s Day Rose Walk will be offered.  Come visit, you will understand why this event draws visitors from near and far. The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast will offer guests a special “Rose Getaway” to include a room of your choice, a rose upon arrival and a Swedish massage, in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio, using an aromatic rose and champagne cream, starting at $299 per night.  Visit www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com or call 434.846.1388 to make your reservation and schedule your massage appointment.  Restrictions apply.  This getaway cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, special or voucher.  Call for details.