To a house that’s been around almost 200 years (witnessing, in the course of its long life, Civil War battles, weddings, and generations of residents) its latest gig as a bed & breakfast is practically still in its infancy. Still, time passes quickly, and, this year, the Holladay House will celebrate 25 years of running with the “inn-crowd”.
Two and a half decades ago, Pete Holladay decided to re-purpose the old Federalist-style family home/doctor’s office into a bed & breakfast. Flash forward through a few years, a few owners, and a few renovations, and you’ll find the inn still operating, stronger than ever, under the care of owners and innkeepers Sharon & Sam (and Shadow, a crack security team of one). This year, it looks forward to hosting a steady stream of old friends and newcomers as it hits the 25th anniversary of its latest “inn-deavor.”
In celebration, the innkeepers have put together a year-long “thank you” to the guests who have made it possible. On the 25th of each month, visitors staying at the Holladay House will receive (or be invited to participate in) the following activities.
Sunday, January 25, 2015: Rename the Garden Room contest
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015: Craft VA beer and cheese reception for guests at the inn.
March 2015: Celebrating your own anniversary? Take 25% off your second night stay.
Saturday, April 25, 2015: ½ price appetizers at Elmwood at Sparks
Monday, May 25, 2015: Free kayaking ride with Rapidan River Kayaking Company.
Thursday, June 25, 2105: A gift basket filled with local treats.
Saturday, July 25, 2015: Free 2-hour Montpelier tour.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015: A copy of the Red Chair visits the Holladay House photo book.
Friday, September 25, 2015: Free jam class with Berrywood Crafters at Honah Lee Tasting Room.
Sunday, October 25, 2015: A “book basket” filled with books about local history.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015: Free one-hour horseback ride with Oakland Heights Farm.
December 15th: Free Holladay House mug with your stay
Another landmark this big won’t happen for another quarter-of-a-century (2040, if you’re looking to schedule ahead) so if you miss out this round, you’ll be living with that for a very, very long time. Save yourself 25 years of regret–pick your date and call for reservations now…