Furthest Guests at The Claiborne House in Virginia
WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?
Each year over NASCAR weekend, when we have a full house bubbling over with excited race fans, I ask who has come the furthest to go to NASCAR at Martinsville?
|Shellie says "GO HARVICK!"|
Oftentimes year-round our guests want to know where our guests come from? It is a mystery to them, they are truly intrigued by this! As I told a wonderful repeat guest yesterday, there is no rhyme or reason that people are here at the same time. Many times we will be full midweek and each guest is here for a different reason.
2011 will be our eight year in business as the owners and innkeepers here at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast (21st year as a B&B in this circa 1895 Queen Anne.) Wintertime we are doing renovations, repairs and maintenance. In this slower season we often reflect on the past guests who have innhanced our bed and breakfast by staying with us.
- Last year we had our first ever couple from Russia. Yes, Moscow Russia. It was a short stay, but we thoroughly innjoyed having them!
- We also had a young couple from Sydney Australia (of course we lived in Sydney and were married in New South Wales Australia 22 years ago this month!)
- Another visiting DC and swinging south to travel The Blue Ridge Parkway from near Auckland New Zealand (this was exciting as Tony was born in Howick New Zealand, and this chap was living just a few minutes from Tony's birthplace!)
As I mentioned to our lovely guest, this is what innkeeping is about. Sure it is a business, and with that are all the marketing, maintenance, business operations, but the guests are what make it innjoyable for us personally! If an innkeeper does not relish the guests, then the rest is gravy.
|Guests from Little Rock Arkansas and Somerset England|
We hope to meet you this year in Franklin County Virginia, Blue Ridge Country. Wherever you live or hail from, please come and see us and we will lavish some old timey southern hospitality upon you! You never know who will be joining you for breakfast...yes we have also had famous guests, most of which will remain anon. I may be able to share "those stories" with you in person. <wink>
VIRGINIA IS FOR WORLD TRAVELER LOVERS