You love to travel, but there really is no place like home. The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast, with its front porch swing, resident dog and cat, aroma of freshly brewing coffee, and delectable breakfast selections (goat cheese quiche with hash brown crust, French toast brûlée, chilled baked pears with cranberry sauce, to name a few), is like coming home … only more indulgent. Decorated with beautiful antique pieces that may have graced its rooms in its early years (there are even a couple claw-foot tubs), this turn-of-the-century home also gives you access to the most up-to-date lodging amenities like Wi-Fi, DISH Network satellite TV, a DVD library and in-room coffee service (for a nominal added cost). Plus each room has its own private bath.
Relax on the porch with a cup of tea or chat with new friends—maybe even challenge them to a game of croquet out back. While Blackstone, located 50 miles southwest of Richmond, Virginia’s capital, is a sleepy little town, there are a surprising number of things to do here, including a leisurely stroll through the historic downtown, shopping for antiques and collectibles, listening to a concert in the Town Square, or attending a local theater performance (you might even see your innkeepers on stage).