Friday, February 29, 2008

Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast Appears in Daily Press Article

Virginia Beach's Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast was featured in the travel section of the Daily Press Sunday, February 24, 2008. In an article titled "Get away just a little bit. Have a relaxing couples weekend without a long drive" the Newport News, Virginia paper highlighted a stay at Barclay Cottage and touted what a good deal could be had by selecting the Barclay Cottage Whale Watching Package. See the article online at:,0,1237496.story

Monday, February 18, 2008

Whales entertain Barclay Cottage Guests

Whale sightings have been few and far between during the Virginia Aquarium Whale Watching boat trips this year. January 2007 had a 98% sighting rate on the trips and the lack of whales this year has been disappointing. However, some Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast guests who visited on the Whale Watching Package, recently saw 3 fin whales while on the included boat trip. This President's Day Weekend had no whale sightings but lots of dolphin who put on a terrific show for one boat. They traveled next to the boat and jumped clear of the water - just like the paid performers at SeaWorld!

The Barclay Cottage Whale Watching Package continues until March 16, 2008 and includes: 2 nights lodging with full breakfasts each morning; 2 hour whale watching boat trip guided by naturalists from the Virginia Aquarium; entrance to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; IMAX theater presentation; and dinner at Rockafeller's Restaurant - a locals' favorite for seafood. The cost has been kept the same as last year at $350.00 per couple including all taxes and fees. Check it out at

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast Wins Guest Favorite Award

Barclay Cottage Bed & Breakfast won another award today as announced in New York by The press release read in part:

"New York, NY February 12, 2008 -, the world's most comprehensive B&B directory, awarded Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Virginia Beach, Virginia the Guest Favorite Award for 2007. The Guest Favorite Award, decided based on independent reviews posted to the site by guests, is the highest distinction awarded by

According to BnBFinder President, Mary White, "Guests of Barclay Cottage Bed & Breakfast gave it high marks for its beautiful setting, comfortable atmosphere, and outstanding service."

The inn holds a Three Diamond rating from the Automobile Association of America, is a recommended lodging in Frommer's Virginia, is rated #1 in guest satisfaction by, and has received many favorable reviews from national magazines and newspapers including: Coastal Living ; Washingtonian; Continental (the airline's inflight magazine) ; The New York Times ; Atlanta Journal Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer.

For more information see or e-mail the innkeepers at