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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.

Honk if you support our troops.

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The sign said, “Honk if U support troops,” and they did.  June 10th was a hot summer day.  The temperature at noon was 88 degrees heading to a high of 93 with lots of humidity.  Gathered at the foot of Monument Terrace in downtown Lynchburg was a group of citizens that were there to show their support to our men and women in uniform.   There were probably a lot of other places where these men and women could have been (anywhere that is air-conditioned for example) but instead they were gathered to show support for our troops.  A month earlier we had showers on Friday and several months earlier it was cold, windy and snowing, but these men and women are out there every Friday showing their support of our armed forces.  In fact, this was the 496th consecutive Friday that they were there (that’s over 9 ½ years)!

On Friday July 8, 2011 it will be the 500th consecutive Friday that a group of mostly former military personnel and their families will have been demonstrating their support for our troops and showing their patriotism.  Freedom isn’t free and we owe  it to our troops, (both active duty and retired) to let them know how much we appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families have had to endure so that we can enjoy our way of life.

Please join the regulars and show up on July 8th from noon to 1:00pm to support our troops and yes, as you drive by, please honk to show your support.

The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast and it’s staff want to say thanks to our troops and those that support the work they do.

 

 

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.