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Thomas Jefferson’s “Passion” was Hops!

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Spend an afternoon discovering why Thomas Jefferson was the master of the house at Poplar Forest, the brew master that is, when the second in the series  exploring Jefferson’s “Passions” takes place on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

The terras roof will be the setting for learning about Jefferson’s brewing techniques.  You will have an opportunity to sample Jefferson-era beer recipes and tour the house and grounds after the presentaion is completed.

Stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Lynchburg VA for a minimum of 2 nights, including September 25th and tickets to this exciting lecture and demonstration are complimentary.  Reservations and advance purchase of tickets are required and limited.  Call 434.846.1388 to attend this exciting event.

“Jefferson’s Passion for Writing and Democracy” will be held in October, call for more details. 

Fine print:  This offer cannot be combined with any other discount, package or voucher.  Subject to availability.  In the event of rain the series will relocate to another area on the Poplar Forest property.

2011 Home Tour

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The Lynchburg Historical Foundation’s Annual Tour of Homes will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 1:00-4:30 pm.  Six homes in the Rivermont Historic District will be highlighted this year.

In an effort to support the Lynchburg Historical Foundation, guets staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast September 23, 24 and/or 25, 2011 (minimum 2-night stay) will receive complimentary tickets to the home tour. 

If you enjoy gazing back  into history and seeing homes rich in architectural detail then this is one weekend not to miss.

Fine Print: You must mention this package when booking your reservation at 434.846.1388.  This package cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or voucher.

Thomas Jefferson’s Passion for Music

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As the summer turns to fall Poplar Forest is offering its “Passion” series during September and October, focusing on Thomas Jefferson’s personal interests.

Beginning with the inaugural event on Sunday, September 11, 2011, the roof of the wing will be transformed into a stage as you are entertained with “Jefferson’s Passion for Music.”  A concert by singer and Celtic harpist Eve Walters blending song, sound and story follows a concert by Lynchburg’s violinist Jasper Oliver.

The event begins with a wine and cheese reception at 4:30pm during which attendees may wander through the house and grounds of Poplar Forest.

Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, for a minimum of two consecutive nights including September 11, 2011, will receive complimentary tickets to this after-hours event.  Advance reservations are required and seating is limited to 100.  In the event of rain the series will relocate to another area on the Poplar Forest property.  Call 434.846.1388 for more details and to make your room and “Passion” reservation.

Future sessions will include “Jefferson’s Passion for Hops” to be held later in September and “Jefferson’s Passion for Writing and Democracy” to be held in October.  Call 434.846.1388 for information about these upcoming sessions. 

Fine Print:  this package cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or voucher.  Advance reservations and event tickets are required and are subject to availability.

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 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, 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, 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.