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Do you have ghosts at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast?

October 30th, 2015 by Grey Swan Inn

And our standard answer is…….”Would you like for there to be?????”


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Jim and I have never seen, smell, felt, or heard the presence of a ghost but the grandson of the original owner once asked us “Have you met him yet?”  Of course, we then had to know more.  He shared that someone had died in the house on the second floor and his spirit was seen walking in the second floor hallway by several family members.

Another local visitor came to inn to see the previous innkeeper and could smell blueberry muffins baking.  She was so pleased for the treat of muffins during her visit, but the innkeeper said she was not baking nor had she recently. Where did that smell come from and why did only that visitor experience the smell?

Our last incident (that we’re aware of) is a guest said she felt the presence of a child spirit in her room that seemed to be attracted to a piece of furniture which is a family piece.  The spirit would come and go at will.  Curious, isn’t it?!


Add-On Amenities

August 12th, 2013 by Grey Swan Inn

These extras help our guests make the most of their central Virginia getaways.


  • NEW ADD-ON – Coffee & Grey Swan Inn Mug ($30):  1/2 lb of Jim’s very own roasted coffee. He finds coffees from around the world and chooses those that are Fair Trade, Organic, and/or Rain Forest Alliance.  Our coffee mugs are hand thrown by local artisan, Carmela Picone of Beggars Tomb Pottery.
  • NEW ADD-ON – Virginia Wine ($25):  We will place a bottle of Virginia’s fine wines in your room.  Your choice of dry red or white, or red blend.
  • NEW ADD-ON – Deluxe En Suite Breakfast ($35): Couples will enjoy having an exclusive breakfast service that is only available in our King Suite.  This intimate Breakfast includes table for two with linen service set up in our room with fresh flowers, specialty morning beverages (Mimosas are available upon request), fresh roasted coffee or one of our finer breakfast teas of choice, a fruit course and entree.  This personalized breakfast service can be delivered between 6:30 am and 9:00 am.  This deluxe service may be added at time of reservation only.
  • Designer Fruit and Cheese Tray ($30): A variety of seasonal fruits and cheeses for two served with breads or crackers
  • Chilled Sparkling Cider or Juice with custom etched stemmed souvenir glasses ($35) Service for 2. Red or white wine may be substituted for the cider at no additional charge.
  • Custom Floral Arrangement (starting at $40): Speak with innkeepers about customizing your order
  • Muffins to Go ($12): Home baked muffins to take home
  • En Suite Coffee Service ($6): available for all rooms
  • White Silk Rose Petals ($15): available for all rooms
  • Celebration Balloon ($8): available for all rooms
  • Celebration Cake for Two ($30): Surprise the love of your life with a cake for two that is topped with a crystal pair of swans. A gift box for the swans is available to take home at check-out.
  • Romance Package ($80): A romantic stay at our bed and breakfast can be enhanced with our Romance Package.

cake for two

Scuba Diving Near Blackstone, VA

July 28th, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

For scuba diving enthusiasts and novices, come to Lake Rawlings! It is also well suited for swimming and kayaking.

Lake Rawlings was once a dry quarry supplying granite rock used in the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, I-85, and other major highway projects. When miners hit an aquifer in the late 50’s, Lake Rawlings was created. Now, Lake Rawlings is a full-service diving destination, offering SCUBA, camping, instructional, and other specialized services to their guests. This diving facility offers rental equipment, courses for all levels, and is available for private use to qualified parties. Go to the Calendar of events to see upcoming events.

Just under 25 miles from Rawlings, Va you can find accommodations for individuals or small groups up to 12 people at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Blackstone, VA. Flexible check-in and check-out times for groups are available with advance notice. Guests can enjoy luscious full breakfasts after 7:00 am with freshly ground coffee or a variety of teas. Relax and visit with other guests on the porch swing during the warmer months or in front of the fireplace in cooler weather. Several amenities include wireless internet, off street parking and clothes lines for hanging wet gear. Online reservations are available for your convenience.

Blackstone Virginia Restaurants

April 10th, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

Blackstone VA Restaurants: Are you visiting Blackstone, Virginia or planning to sometime soon?

Here is a list of Blackstone VA Restaurants along with address, phone numbers, & hours of operation in Blackstone and a couple within 10-13 miles of Blackstone. We haven’t eaten at all of the restaurants listed, but I did call each for their hours, or pulled the information from our newspaper, Courier Record. All of the Blackstone restaurants are within 1 mile of the Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Acapulco’s Mexican Grill, 209 S. Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 am – 9:30 pm
Phone: (434) 292-3746

Blackstone Herb Cottage, 104 N Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Friday night (beginning 4/11) 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Seafood Buffet (reservations)
Sunday (beginning 4/13) 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Brunch (reservations)
Phone: (434) 292-7721

Brother’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 301 N. Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: (434) 292-7249

Farmers Café, 213 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Thursday 5 am – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 5 am – 10 pm
Sunday 5 am – 7 pm
Phone: (434) 292-3236

Hardee’s Restaurant, 203 N Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Saturday 5 am – 10 pm
Sunday 6 am – 10 pm
Phone: (434) 292-4948

Hong Kong, 1507 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Sunday through Thursday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 10:30 am – 11 pm
Phone: (434) 292-4412

Huddle House, 1407 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open 24 hours
Phone: (434) 292-3418

Louise’s Restaurant and Country Store, 31155 Christanna Hwy, Dundas, VA 23938
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday: Seafood Buffet
Sunday (beginning 4/6) 11 am – 3 pm Buffet
Phone: (434) 676-9029

McDonald’s, 404 N Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Sunday through Thursday 5 am – 11 pm
Friday & Saturdady 5 am – 12 midnight
Phone: (434) 292-4977

Mildred’s Meals, 109 E 5th Ave, Kenbridge, VA 23944
Open Monday through Saturday 6 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday 11 am – 8:30 pm
Phone: (434) 676-3060

Mitchell’s Restaurant, 403 N. Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Thursday 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 6:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
Phone: (434) 292-4100

Pizza Hut, 319 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: (434) 292-3336

Subway of Blackstone, 1501 S. Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 am
Phone: (434) 292-5949

Sullivan’s Restaurant & Tavern, 100 1/2 N. Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: (434) 292-7942

Virginia Barbeque, 1417 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Monday through Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm
Phone: (434) 292-3663

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, 1419 S. Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824
Open Sunday through Thursday 10 am – 1 am
Friday & Saturday 10 am – 2 am
Phone: (434) 298-0808

Save the Armory Family Day

April 10th, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

Come to Blackstone, Virginia this Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Harris Memorial National Guard Armory on High Street in Blackstone, VA from 10 am until 4 pm for “Save the Armory Family Day”.

This event is presented by The Friends of Blackstone to raise money and generate more support to save the historic building from being destroyed. Day-long events include live music, food (chili, hot dogs, cornbread, baked goods, Boston Butts, and Brunswick Stew), a silent auction, bingo, and more. The innkeepers of the Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast will be there with baked goods and items for the silent auction.

Here are directions from The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast, 615 S Main Street, Blackstone, VA. Some availability is still available for this weekend for those who would like to stay Friday or Saturday nights.

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To read more and about this event and other Blackstone, VA news visit: Courier Record newspaper

Springtime in Blackstone

March 24th, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

It’s that time of year for daffodils, forget-me-nots and forsythia to bloom here in Blackstone, VA. The weather today is still pretty cool outside, but the blossoms are telling me that warmer weather is on its way soon!

And it will soon be time to go fishing again.. I suppose that there are those dedicated fishermen who will fish year-round, but I’m of the warm weather variety! I recently purchased my Virginia fishing license and am taking stock of the different places to fish in the area…. I’ll be back soon with a list of streams and lakes.

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