Friday, November 13, 2009

Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast open for Thanksgiving Holidays

This year our daughter Danielle is having Thanksgiving and we have decided to stay open for the Thanksgiving holidays. 

We are offering a 3 night special package for only $775.00 per Couple (all taxes & fees included)

  •      3 night stay with gourmet breakfasts each morning (early on Black Friday so you can catch the sales!)
  •       Thanksgiving dinner with your local friends or family you are visiting - or we will reserve a table for you  for a special Thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant;
  •      maps to local malls and specialty shops for some searious shopping after which you will return for a
  •      massage to relieve the stress, followed by a
  •      bottle of wine and crudites while you dress and prepare to walk to
  •     dinner at Zoe's (4 Diamond rated and just a few blocks away).

Stay an extra night explore Virginia Beach or finish shopping and catch the Early Bird Special dinner at Rockafeller's then enjoy the Boardwalk Christmas Light Show -  additional $200.00

Come stay with us over Thanksgiving !

Steve & Marie-Louise

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Virginia Beach Weather is Stormy Yet Still Much To Do

We are being hit by a Nor'Easter that is generating gusts up to 60 mph with sustained winds over 30 mph!  The waves are really kicking up and putting on a show of Mother Nature's immense power.  Everything is supposed to clear out by the weekend and become pleasant again, but until then, all but the adventurous, will be spending most of their time indoors.

However, notwithstanding the wind and driving rain, our guests were out and about the area visiting: 1) the Virginia Beach Library for some genealogical research; 2) the Military Aviation Museum to view the many WWII aircraft and learn from of the actual pilots about the craft; 3) the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum to observe the various denizens of the deep and take in an IMAX 3-D show;  4) several shopping malls and upscale shops; and 5) continuing a multi-day business trip calling on local clients. 

If the weather continues to blow tomorrow as expected, there are still many indoor things left to enjoy including: the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum and Coast Guard Lifesaving Museum which are each only a few blocks away on the Boardwalk; the Virginia Contemporary Art Center on 22nd Street; the Cape Henry Lighthouse; and many more museums and attractions in Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News only short drives away. 

That's one thing more about Virginia Beach that we love - there's always something to do no matter what the weather!