Charlottesville Area News and Events

New Year’s Eve is all about new beginnings and celebrating the possibilities of the upcoming year; another trip around the sun, and great things to come in the New Year. Julius Caesar dedicated New Year's Day to Janus, the Roman god of new beginnings. His two faces allowed him to see in the past and future at the same time. Although we may not be able to see the future like Janus, we...
When our guests ask us which one of our local craft breweries is our favorite, our answer is always the same: it’s whichever one we’re currently sitting in. And while that may be true, it’s not necessary very helpful to folks visiting our area. Luckily, there are other resources out there to help you decide which breweries to visit. One of the best resources available is a...
There are a lot of ways to tell someone how much you love them. For some, it’s a bouquet of flowers, the simplicity of those three words, or a romantic getaway at your favorite bed and breakfast.  James Dooley, a Gilded Age millionaire, philanthropist, and Civil War veteran, thought a bit bigger. His gift to his wife, Sallie, was the construction of a massive and extravagant marble...
Charge your Tesla for Free at Afton Mountain B&B Minimizing our impact on the environment is one of the key parts of our business philosophy. We try to take reasonable steps to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can. Most notably, we installed an 8.6 kWh solar panel array back in 2015. We recycle, use LED light bulbs, rechargeable batteries and collect rainwater. We also try to...
There’s a big difference between buying your produce from the grocery store and buying it from a family-owned farm. A Big difference.
When you think of a hearty breakfast, you'd be right to think of pancakes. Not only are they filling, but they are so good to eat, too! That's why we often have pancakes on our breakfast menu. We were a couple of years into our B&B adventure when Dan found this great recipe for pancakes, and we've been using it ever since. He's really got a knack for finding great breakfast...
If you usually stay at a hotel but your friends keep raving about the b & b experience, you may be wondering, what’s all the fuss about? Lodging at a bed and breakfast is far different from a hotel stay. For one thing, a stay at a b & b is a much slower, yet more efficient, pace and the service is very personal.
Here at Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast, we’ve noticed a trend in why our guests choose to stay with us instead of a hotel. You might call it a travel personality because there is a distinct difference between those that choose a hotel and those that choose a bed and breakfast. Here’s what our guests tell us.
From lightly scented soaps, fine-crafted bath products, purses, dresses, to mugs, stationery, and gifts, the ebb & flow is a treasure trove of delightful merchandise. 
Summer and ice cream. They go together like a hand-in-glove. You just can’t think of one without the other. The good news is because Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast is uniquely located, we can send you to some great ice cream places both in Charlottesville and in the Staunton/Waynesboro area. Double yum! Let’s start with the Shenandoah Valley.