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February is Romance Month

January 20th, 2017 by Grey Swan Inn

Anytime during the month of February, enjoy a Romance Package created by you for you and your loved one.

A Romance Package

Intentional Living Couples Retreat

September 29th, 2016 by Grey Swan Inn



Weekend of  November 18, 2016

During our Saturday 4-hour Intentional Living Workshop you will explore yourself and your relationship with hands on exercises and thought provoking material. The program will help you discover deeper meaning and appreciation for your significant other and the life you lead together. This is not a lecture or counseling session. It will be a fun day of learning and application that will teach you how to live life by choice and not by chance!


About the Workshop Trainer – Certified Coach Donna Kunde

Donna Kunde is a woman of faith, wife, mom and retired Soldier whose passion is helping people find purpose and meaning in life. What she teaches are tried and true methods that can apply to any relationship. Donna’s training as a licensed and certified coach, speaker and teacher on the John Maxwell Team coupled with her military background makes her the perfect facilitator to help both military and nonmilitary couples cherish the now and embrace the future. She will help you figure out what’s most important to you and teach you how to keep what you value as your top priority. You will leave this intimate retreat feeling focused, refreshed and ready to live life on purpose!

Packages include:

  • Complete half day workshop with full color Intentional Living workbook for each participant
  • Two copies of the book Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell along with a digital copy (first 3 chapters) of the book emailed so you can start reading right away!
  • Right Life Balance Assessment to find out how balanced your current life is plus tips to add balance
  • Pre-Workshop bonus session: Harmony: How to make permanent change to bring inner peace and a
    more harmonious life (must book and pay by Nov 11 to qualify)
  • One or two Night stay at the Inn including a Luxurious Gift Basket and Delicious Gourmet Breakfasts
  • Fruit & Cheese tray at check in
  • Romantic Candlelight Dinner for 2 with intimate Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony
  • Breakfast Bonus Session on Sunday morning
  • Light Refreshments throughout the training including fresh roasted coffee

Prices start at $350 per couple – Only 4 rooms available for overnight packages

Email The Grey Swan Inn for Complete Details!

Payment Plans Available



For The Brides

June 13th, 2016 by Grey Swan Inn


For The Brides

Come visit us in historic Blackstone, VA and tour The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Call us at 434-292-3199 for your tour reservation.

Romantic Photo Shoot

Our vintage inn can be the lovely backdrop for your bridal photographs.  Hourly rates apply.  Dressing room may be available for an additional amount.

3 Night Stay at The Grey Swan Inn

“Day One – Friends are Forever”

Imagine spending an afternoon and evening relaxing and creating wonderful memories with the women who will be with you on your special day.

When you arrive in the early afternoon, we will help you unload your vehicle and let you just unwind for a little bit while enjoying beverages of your choice.  We’ll provide the non-alcoholic drinks and a few light gourmet snacks.

Dinner and Bachelorette Party – This can be prearranged in a private room at one of our local restaurants, or enjoyed in our private dining room & parlors for small groups.   Mrs. Innkeeper can help with referrals for caterers, local entertainment, and party specialties based on your individual tastes.

“Day Two – Spa (Ahhh!)”

Sleep in and enjoy coffee service delivered to your room.  A full gourmet breakfast will be ready whenever you like and catered to your likes.

Today you will probably be conferring with your wedding planner for last minute details for your wedding.  This may also be the time to have your manicures and pedicures completed.  We can refer you to local shops who may be available to come to the Inn for your spa (aahhh) treatments.

Lunch/Early Afternoon Nibbles – surprise your friends with gifts from you while served a gourmet box lunch or tea sandwiches and lemonade served either in our dining room or on our front porch.

Respite (aka nap time) – soothing music and herbal eye pillows will give you time to re-center,

Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner – Traditionally the rehearsal dinner is planned by the groom’s family.  Be sure to check with your wedding planner.

Return to the Inn for a good night’s sleep.

“Your Wedding Day”

Wake up and enjoy coffee service delivered to your rooms as early as you like!

You will be busy today, so we will help you with a stress-free breakfast – your choice of continental or a full service meal at a time best for you.

Your hairstylist, make-up specialist, and photographer may arrive as early as you need them here.

Lunch – Depending on the time of your wedding, you can decide on nibbles or have a more substantial meal catered from one of our local restaurants.

“First Day as Mr. & Mrs.”

Sleep in and enjoy coffee and breakfast service in your room.  Check out extended until Noon.

Contact us for prices and the fine print:   434-292-3199 or

An Apple a Day…..

October 24th, 2015 by Grey Swan Inn

An apple a day....

An apple a day….

Fall brings memories of apple dishes… beginning with fried apples for breakfast using Yellow Transparent apples, aka Pippin.  My father would bring home the apples from a neighbor and early the next morning, Mother would fry these in a bit of bacon fat, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  These would be served with fried eggs, bacon, and toast.

Apple crisps was another family favorite and here is the link for you to try.

Veterans – Thank you for your service!!

October 14th, 2015 by Grey Swan Inn

It’s not just once a year that we are thankful, but it’s once a year that we and other Bed and Breakfasts around the US offer an extra savings to veterans.  November 11th is Veteran’s Day and veterans can stay free in at least one room of the select inns.

Here’s the link to find listings for a nice get-away:

logo-ideas4-e1442764893944   (keep checking back with this website as more listings are being added daily!)

Kathleen Panek, innkeeper in Shinston, WV at The Gilliam House Bed and Breakfast was the creator of this yearly event.  Thanks, Kathleen!


2015 – Championnats du Monde Route Fan Logement

May 10th, 2015 by Grey Swan Inn

Pour nos amis francophones:

Looking l’Hébergement pour les Championnats du Monde Route 2015 à Richmond à partir de Septembre 19-27, 2015? Sérums Logement à prime juin à Richmond, Fait envisager de Rester à The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast à Blackstone, VA, Une petite ville du sud de la Virginie, de la population 3600.

The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast est prêt à prendre vos réservations d’hébergement maintenant!


Chacune des cinq chambres ont leurs propres salles de bains privées, Internet sans fil gratuit, un parking privé et un délicieux petit déjeuner, le Inn est à 50 miles de Richmond – une distance très entraîné pour les fans se rendant à regarder les courses à venir! Notre café est torréfié sur place et il ya un grand choix de thés parmi lesquelles choisir. Le petit déjeuner est servi 06:30-09h00 et varie quotidiennement. Vos exigences alimentaires particulières sont considérés avec un préavis y compris végétalien, faible teneur en sel et riche en protéines. En service de café de suite est disponible en équipement de add-on. Soyez sûr de vérifier notre autre add-on des équipements – les fruits et plateau de fromages est très populaire auprès de nos clients!

Pendant que vous êtes dans le sud de la Virginie, prenez le temps d’explorer notre région – l’histoire abonde! Blackstone peut servir de hub pour visiter les musées, parcs d’État, et des sites historiques. Apportez vos vélos et profiter State Park High Bridge de Burkeville à Pamplin, se arrêtant dans Farmville à vous promener en ville et prendre une bouchée à manger. Sandy River Adventure Park, Lucky Gem Mine Lacs, No Limits Sky Diving ou le lac Phoenix (plongée sous-marine du lac) sont quelques-unes des activités disponibles dans la région. Caves à vins sont à 60 miles de Blackstone, VA. Charlottesville, à notre nord, a vignobles et propose des visites de quatre de nos dernières maisons présidents américains.

Venez regarder les courses et d’explorer le sud de la Virginie – nous appeler ou nous envoyer un courriel pour aider à personnaliser votre séjour!

Des tarifs spéciaux sont disponibles – ne oubliez pas de mentionner que vous êtes ici pour les Championnats du Monde Route 2015 lors de vos réservations!



The Road World Championships Fan Lodging

May 1st, 2015 by Grey Swan Inn

Are you looking for lodging for the 2015 Road World Championships in Richmond from September 19-27, 2015?  Lodging will be at a premium in Richmond, so consider staying at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Blackstone, VA, a small southern Virginia town, population 3600.

The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast is ready to take your lodging reservations now!


Each of the five guest rooms have their own private baths, free wireless internet, private parking and delicious breakfasts, the Inn is 50 miles from Richmond – a very drivable distance for fans traveling to watch the upcoming races!  Our coffee is roasted on site and there is a large selection of teas from which to choose.  Breakfast is served between 6:30 am and 9:00 am and varies daily.  Your special dietary requirements are considered with advance notice including vegan, low salt, and high protein.  En suite coffee service is available as an add-on amenity.  Be sure to check our other add-on amenities – the fruit and cheese tray is very popular with our guests!

While you are in southern Virginia, take some time to explore our region – history abounds!  Blackstone can serve as your hub to visit museums, state parks, and historical sites.  Bring your bicycles and enjoy High Bridge State Park from Burkeville to Pamplin, stopping in Farmville to enjoy walking about town and grabbing a bite to eat.  Sandy River Adventure Park, Lucky Lakes Gem Mine, No Limits Sky Diving or Lake Phoenix (scuba diving lake) are just a few of the activities available in the area.  Wineries are within 60 miles from Blackstone, VA.  Charlottesville, to our north, has wineries and offers tours of four of our past US presidents’  homes.

Come watch the races and explore southern Virginia – call or email us to help customize your stay!

Special rates are available – be sure to mention that you are here for the 2015 Road World Championships when making your reservations!



February – A Month for Love

February 20th, 2014 by Grey Swan Inn

Just wanted to talk about one of the things we love – Music!

Over a year ago, we discovered Concerts in Your Home……….CIYHlogo

What a find!!!!  Another innkeeper told us about this site and we have been enjoying concerts almost monthly since then.  And you don’t have to be an inn to offer concerts in your home… this website matches up hosts with musicians.  For the hosts, it’s a great way to offer music to friends and family in a home setting and it gives the musicians a smaller venue on their way between other venues.

The musicians who have been to play music for our friends and guests since October 2012 have been awesome!!  Here’s the list with links to each musician’s website.  Take a look, click on their website and sample their music!

October 2012 – Jeff Miller

December 2012 – Adler & Hearne

January 2013 – Allie Farris

February 2013 – Jessica Campbell & Sara Beth Geoghegan

March 2013 – Christopher Mark Jones

April 2013 – Avi Wisnia

May 2013 – Spook Handy

May 2013 – Orion Freeman

July 2013 – Bill & Eli Perras

September 2013 – Neely

October 2013 – Jeff Miller

November 2013 – Aaron Gilmartin

January 2014 – Rob Lytle

March 2014:  Rupert Wates

May 2014:  Buzz Cason

June 2014: Craig Bickhardt

ReNew You Retreats

January 19th, 2009 by Grey Swan Inn

ReNew You Retreats

Enjoy the charming town of Blackstone, VA

In a wonderful old home

Accommodations from 5 to 12 persons

A 1902 circa Inn with 5 guest rooms all with private baths

Walking distance to shopping and restaurants

Great place for friends’ get-away weekends, Self-directed study groups, recovery 12 Step work, Book clubs, crafters, Red Hatters, reunions, spiritual retreats, team building, or Create your own retreat with your friends & family

Currently taking spring and summer bookings

Discounts given for whole house bookings

Jim & Christine Hasbrouck, Innkeepers

The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast

 615 S Main Street • Blackstone, VA 23824 • 434-292-3199

200 miles from Baltimore, 150 miles from Washington, DC, 50 miles from Richmond

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