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French Toast with Creme Fraiche and Blueberries

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Breakfast at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, Virginia is reason enough to stay with us.  Our legendary breakfast has always been a big hit with our guests and we are always glad to share our recipes.  Most of our recipes are simple enough for the novice in the kitchen.  This one is super easy and tastes great.

Blueberry French Toast with creme fraiche

To start, purchase a loaf of Brioche or Challah bread and cut into one- inch thick slices.

Combine eggs and cream to make a French Toast “wash”.  I use three eggs (for four slices) and a touch of cream plus a hint of nutmeg.  Mix well in a shallow dish.

When your griddle is warm (about 350 degrees) put a little butter onto the griddle.  This gives the french toast a nice brown color.

Dip your bread (both sides) into the egg and cream wash then place onto the hot griddle.  After 2-3 minutes flip.  Remove from griddle after the second side has cooked (another 2-3 minutes).

Place on a warmed plate and let cool, slightly.

Spread some creme fraiche on the cooked french toast after it has cooled slightly and then arrange blueberries on top.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve with maple or blueberry syrup.

Note:  If the creme fraiche starts to melt, the bread was a little too warm.  Creme fraiche can be found in the refrigerated dairy section of your grocery store.

Celebrate Earth Day

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The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, a Certified Green B & B, invites you to celebrate Earth Day between April – August, 2011.

Each morning enjoy our gourmet breakfast before a canoe or kayak trip down the James River.  Enjoy a picnic lunch while on your trip.  Return to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to enjoy a relaxing Swedish massage in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio.  Hike/bike the Blackwater Creek Trails.  Shop at the Community Market, one of the nation’s oldest and continuously operating farmer’s markets.  Dinner will find you at one of our downtown restaurants that purchase locally. 

Package includes two nights lodging in the mansion, 2 3-course breakfasts, 2 Swedish massages, canoe or kayak trip (subject to water and weather conditions), picnic lunch, dinner for 2 at a downtown restaurant ($100 value) all for the package price of $799 plus applicable taxes and fees.

Visit our web site, choose your room and call 434.846.1388 to book your Earth Day Package.

Fine print:  you MUST mention this package when booking.  Package cannot be combine with any other package, special, voucher or discount.  Blackout dates may apply.  Room can be upgraded to one in the carriage house for an additional $50.00.  Massages can be upgraded, you pay cost differential.  Applicable taxes and fees apply.  20% service fee charged on both massages.

Garden Day in Lynchburg

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Come visit Lynchburg, including April 19th, and tour some of the city’s gorgeous homes and gardens.  Five homes and gardens are featured this year plus some of our local historic sites are offering special tours and events.  Visit Point of Honor, Miller-Claytor House and Gardens, Sandusky, The Anne Spencer Garden, Old City Cemetery and Sweet Briar House.  Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest will be conducting special house and landscape tours, teaching visitors about historic garden archeology and restoration (free with regular admission or Lynchburg Garden Day ticket).  Come stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, enjoy our delicious four-course breakfast before your day of touring, when finished touring have a relaxing massage in our on-site massage and bodyworks studio to treat yourself after all of the walking you have done.  Tickets for all five properties are $20, if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased on April 19th.  Single site admission is $8.

No Fooling!-Free Hot Rockn’ Reflexology Treatment

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The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast’s Massage and BodyWorks Studio in historic downtown Lynchburg is offering one $40 “Hot Rockn’ Reflexology Treatment” with every two-night stay during the month of April 2011. This unique reflexology treatment uses hot river stones to impart an extra degree of relaxation and rejuvenation. Visit our web site, choose your room and call us at 434.846.1388 to book your reservation and reflexology appointment. You must mention this special when booking, stay must be completed in April.  This special cannot be combined with any other special, promotion, voucher or discount.

Green Fair

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As Lynchburg’s first “green” bed and breakfast we are proud to announce our participation in the Third Annual Green Fair, to be held at the Lynchburg Armory Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10 AM until 4 PM.

Stop by to see how “green” is being incorporated into our daily lives.  Visit the variety of vendors and participants to learn how you too can become “green”. 

We’ll see you there!

B & B’s are Kickn’ Gas!

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The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Lynchburg VA, is participating in the “Better Way to Stay” campaign’s FREE Gas promotion.  Book your room(s)  between April 1st and August 15th, 2011, stay at least two consecutive nights and receive $25.00 for gas money!  Stay three consecutive nights and receive $35.00 for gas money!  You must mention this special FREE GAS promotion when booking your reservation.  This FREE GAS promotion cannot be combined with any other special, discount, voucher or promotion.  While in Lynchburg visit our historic sites, nearby wineries, hiking/biking trails, indulge in a massage or body treatment in our on-site massage and bodyworks studio or just relax on our wraparound front porch while reading a good book.  Visit our web site, choose your room and call to book your reservation 434.846.1388–remember to mention this special.  We’ll see you soon.