Valentine’s Day is just 10 days away and the search for someone special or something special for your special someone can sometimes be challenging. Today, finding that special person to share your life with is much easier with technology. There are many dating sites where both men and women put in their ideas about the perfect match and before you know it, you have a list of prospects, but what did we do before computers? Many of us found our special person by chance, others were introduced by friends and others resorted to the media. Newspapers and magazines publish “personal” ads whereby the readers can respond to someones request. These personal ads have been around for quite some time. During the Civil War two such ads (with poems) ran in Lynchburg’s Daily Virginian,
February 19, 1863
Wife wanted-I am anxious to marry-have sufficiency to take care of a wife–have been in service for eighteen months, but am now exempt for the war, have heretofore surrendered to no Arms, but am now willing to surrender to a Woman’s.I want a handsome, gentle wife, To share the joys and sweets of life, I’m neither old, ugly nor cross I’ll give up the pants and won’t be boss Address immediately, Volunteer, Howardsville, Albemarle co., Va.”
February 26, 1863
“Husband Wanted. A Lady of Lynchburg who is tired of living in maiden style and would be willing to become ‘Boss’ proposes the ‘Volunteer’ will come up and make himself known. He must be tall, handsome, good, intelligent, rich and elegant, otherwise he might as well stay where he is, as there are any number of that sort here already.-She will make a gentle wife, Will share the joys of life, Is beautiful – not cross Will take the pants and Will be the Boss, He must give her all she wants Not use her ill – or harass with taunts. Must love her as a good man should, She will love him, as only a woman could.”
If you are looking for a special getaway with that special person we invite you to stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg. Like the above ads/poems this home was built in the same era and you can enjoy your our grand mansion or carriage house which is elegantly restored having many of the original elements of the home when it was built. To make your celebration even more special, we will include a chilled bottle of Prosecco, when you mention this blog post when making your reservation. In February we will be making our famous Chocolate Waffles. This is the third year for our chocolate waffles and this year’s recipe (look for it in a later post this month) promises to be the best yet!
Kathy and I wish all you you a Happy Valentine’s Day and wish this day be filled with joy and happiness.
It’s that time of year again! School is back in session and life is getting back to normal and the Lynchburg Historical Foundation is hosting its annual tour of historic homes. This year the homes will be in the Garland Hill Historic District on Sunday September 22, 2013. This is a great opportunity to tour 5 homes that were built from the mid 1800’s to late 1800’s. These homes will be open from 1:00-4:30pm. Tickets are $20:00 per person and all proceeds benefit the Lynchburg Historic Foundation programs. In addition to the tour is the patrons’ party which will be held at the home of Anne Taylor and Joe James at 303 Madison Street. Tickets to the patrons’ party are $75.00 per person and include the tour as well.
Again this year, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lynchburg’s award winning B and B is offering two free tickets to our guests that book at least two nights with us the weekend of September 20-23, 2013. To obtain your free tickets to the 2013 Tour of Historic Homes mention the tour when making your reservation. (See below for restrictions.)
Tickets to the Tour of Historic Homes can also be purchased the day of the tour at one of the homes on the tour or prior to the tour at the Lynchburg’s Visitor Center located at the corner of 12th Street and Church Street in downtown Lynchburg.
As many of you know, I love the character of old homes which is what brought us to Lynchburg. Today’s modern homes have many great features but what most lack is the character that went into homes, especially those built from 1870-1920. This blog contains exterior photos of the five homes that will be on tour. Hopefully you will be able to attend the 2013 tour of historic homes so that you will be able to see the interiors of these homes.
Give us a call today at 434.846.1388 or go on-line at www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com to make your reservation for that weekend!
Will look forward to seeing you September 22, 2013 for this annual event!
Restrictions: this offer cannot be combined with any other offer, special, package or discount. You MUST mention the tour when making reservations to obtain your free tickets.
Again this year, at The Carriage House Inn, we are offering a variety of Valentine’s Day Specials–both for an overnight(s) stay or in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio. And remember, every day is Valentine’s Day during February!
For a romantic getaway you can choose from:
- “One Night Love Affair”: one night stay with a rose in bud vase, chocolate dipped strawberries and a chilled bottle of Prosecco for the cost of your room plus $75.00.
- “Sweetheart Weekend”: 2-night stay with six roses in vase, 2 gourmet cupcakes, a chilled bottle of Prosecco accompanied by cheese & crackers for the cost of your room plus $150.00.
- “Romantic Rendezvous”: 2-night stay with one dozen roses in vase, a bottle of chilled Prosecco with cheese & crackers, a box of handmade truffles, a hand crafted stained glass heart keepsake and a $75.00 dining gift certificate to one of our downtown restaurants for the cost of your room plus $250.00.
- “The Total Eclipse of the Heart”: a 2-night stay, one dozen roses in vase, a bottle of chilled Prosecco with cheese & crackers, a basket of chocolate goodies, 2 Swedish massages in our on-site Massage & BodyWorks Studio and $100.00 dining certificate to one of our downtown restaurants for the cost of your room plus $550.00
All romantic getaways include your room of choice with generous room amenities and our legendary 4-course breakfast (featuring our decadent Chocolate Waffles). Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival. Call 434.846.1388 to discuss your reservation options.
- The Carriage House Inn Massage and BodyWorks Studio is offering a “Chocolate Delight” -chocolate sugar polish body treatment & massage using a chocolate butter cream for $150.00 (normally $175) with any 2-night stay during February. This treatment must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival.
We look forward to helping you celebrate Valentine’s Day–any day in February!!
One of the healthiest things we can do for our skin is Dry Brushing followed by a massage using an herbal cream. Using a natural-bristle brush skin brushing can sustain or re-establish the skin’s integrity and youthful glow. It aids in waste removal, helps slow the aging process, increases circulation, improves digestion and alleviates muscle tension.
Between January 23, 2013 and February 28, 2013 the Massage and BodyWorks Studio at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast is offering a “Deluxe Dry Brushing Treatment” for only $75.00 (normally $95.00.)
The “Deluxe Dry Brushing” combines a 20-minute Dry Brushing plus body wrap with a 30-minute massage using a light, moisturizing herbal cream. This 50-minute treatment will leave you feeling renewed and relaxed.
While staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast you will experience our over-sized rooms with generous amenities, our legendary 4-course breakfasts featuring a signature dish each month plus all that Lynchburg, VA has to offer.
Fine Print: you must mention the Dry Brush Massage special when booking your two-night stay during January and February 2013. 20% gratuity, based on normal price of $95.00, will be added to the cost of each Dry Brush Massage. This special massage cannot be combined with any other special, package, discount or voucher. Massage is based upon availability.
Get rid of your dry winter skin, book your reservation and Dry Brush Massage today by calling 434.846.1388. Your body will thank you!
During the month of December the Carriage House Inn’s Massage and BodyWorks Studio in Lynchburg, VA, is offering a special on it’s Peppermint Perfection body care package.
This body care package combines a massage with a scrub to enhance each individual segment of the treatment. Refreshing, stimulating and reminiscent of eating candy canes as a kid this treatment combines a Peppermint Scrub followed by a Swedish massage using a Peppermint Cream.
A total mind, body and sensory experience. Usually priced at $150.00, during December it is offered at $125.00!
Call us at 434.846.1388 and mention the blog post Peppermint Perfection special to book this treatment. Appointments are limited and required. If you have any questions about this body treatment or any of the others offered on our web site please give us a call.
Welcome the New Year at the Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA with our Celebrate New Year’s Eve package.
This package includes your choice of room in the mansion ($339) or carriage house ($359) for one night, an early check-in time between 2:00-4:00 pm, a $75.00 dining gift certificate at one of our fine downtown restaurants, a celebratory toast at midnight and our decadent 4-course breakfast on Tuesday. You may add Sunday evening at a rate of $179 (mansion) or $199 (carriage house) to make the start of the New Year extra special.
Interested in a massage or body treatment? Visit our web site to review the massage and body treatments offered in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio or close out 2012 with our December signature treatment, Peppermint Perfection. This treatment combines a refreshing, stimulating body scrub followed by a Swedish massage using a Peppermint Scrub and Peppermint Cream reminiscent of our childhood and thoughts of candy canes. This treatment is $150.00. Please call at least 72 hours in advance of your arrival to book this add-on.
Call us at 434.846.1388 and mention the New Year’s Eve Celebration package. This offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or voucher.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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