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Spring is around the corner and we’re impatient for the sunshine, warmer days, and many festivals which follow as a result. There is a myriad of unique things happening in our area throughout the year, like live music at local breweries or the upcoming Virginia Festival of the Book. One of the most enticing events is the Annual Virginia Hot Glass Festival
When you picture the rolling hills and mountains of Virginia, chances are the sweeping landscapes of perfectly manicured vineyards come to mind.  The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley are home to an insane amount of award winning vineyards and wineries.  In fact, 7 wineries within 30 miles of us were awarded with the 2017 Governor’s Cup Gold Medal this year. 
Even if you don’t think of yourself as a foodie, you’ve probably heard of the farm-to-table movement.  For a full breakdown, here’s an official Wikipedia definition:
Do you like to spend those cold rainy or snowy days curled up with a cozy blanket, a cup of tea, and a nice long book?  Well, fellow bibliophiles, with spring comes your new favorite event:  The Virginia Festival of the Book. Held each year during the 3rd week of March, the Festival includes programs and events in bookstores, libraries, theaters, schools, and other venues at...
Just when you think the holiday season is finished, February looms with its own big, pink holiday, reminding you that it’s time to celebrate the wonder of romance.  If Valentine's Day is on the horizon, and you haven’t yet figured out how you’ll sweep that special someone off their feet, then don’t worry. We’ve got your back. Here are 4 unique and...
2016 is over and 2017 is here!  For some it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to last year, for others it’s a big Yippee!  Whatever your feelings about 2016, we can all get excited for 2017, if only for the outstanding activities and events happening near us this year!
New Years is only a few days away and like you, we’ve started thinking about the ways we can continue to grow and change in 2017.  It’s been a whirlwind of a year, and as we reflect on the people we met this year and the things we did, we can only hope 2017 is as good as 2016 was for us. 
That’s right, December 12 is National Gingerbread House day.  Gingerbread has been along for a long time, all the way back to the ancient Greeks who used the first recorded recipe for the dessert in 2400 BCE.  Centuries later, an Armenian recipe for Gingerbread made its way to Europe with the help of a monk, Gregory of Nicopolis.  But the real Gingerbread house we know and...
We’re very fortunate here at Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast to be blessed by beautiful views, a relaxed mountain pace of life, and plenty of unique dining and beverage venues.  There are many local favorites when it comes to wineries, cideries, vineyards, and, of course, breweries.  Blue Mountain Brewery, Wild Wolf Brewery, Devil’s Backbone, Pro Re Nata Brewery, and
It’s still hard to believe that there are less than two months left in 2016. Thanksgiving is nearing, and we’ll soon be ready for Christmas parties, holiday celebrations, and then finally, New Year’s Eve. Let’s end the year with something fun and festive, ringing in 2017 with a glass of champagne in hand, musical accompaniment in the background, and friends at your side.