Monday, January 31, 2011

As February rolls in, it's looking to be another cold, dismal month. However, there is a way to save you from the winter blues! Come stay at Stevenson Ridge and find the escape you've been looking for, whether you want a romantic Valentines Day getaway, or just a winter vacation, one of our five cottages will fullfill all your needs. You can curl up beside a cracking fire or head into Fredericksburg for one of the many events going on this month. Enjoy the shops and eateries of historic downtown Fredericksburg, which is just minutes away from Stevenson Ridge. For Valentines Day, delve into chocolate at either Potomac Point Winery's Sinfully Sweet Weekend or Lake Anna Winery's Annual Death By Chocolate. Want to find more events around Fredericksburg while you stay with us? Check out for all the area's fun happenings.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PAII Innkeeping Conference

PAII hosted their annual Innkeeping Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, last week.  As new innkeepers, we were excited to attend.  We spent 3 days networking with other innkeepers, vendors and industry professionals.  Debbie and I attended the trade show and did a little shopping!  It was a learning experience for me and I plan to implement some of the great ideas that were shared.  Not only was the conference a success, we were able to enjoy the beautiful city of Charleston.  Charleston is known for its spectacular restaurants.  The Oak is one of our favorite restaurants and it wouldn't be a Charleston vacation without stopping by!   Debbie swears by the Oysters Rockefeller but I'm partial to the Scallops.  On Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure of joining a few other innkeepers for dinner at Anson Restaurant.  I would have given my first born or more realistically my movie collection (which I adore!) for the Key Lime Pie they served!  I debated getting a second helping to take home, but knowing that I would probably eat it in bed later that evening I stopped myself.  All in all, it was a great week and you will more than likely see its influence on your next trip to Stevenson Ridge.