Thursday, March 22, 2012


The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center has announced that they are extending the Winter Seafari Boat Trips until April 1. The trips will continue because many whales and dolphin are staying around Virginia Beach before beginning their northward migration. Stay at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast and take advantage of our package that includes: admission to the Aquarium and Marine Science Center; an IMAX Theater presentation; the 2 hr wildlife watching boat trip; and dinner at Rockafeller's Restaurant. We recommend you plan a 2 night stay so you have an entire day to enjoy the experience. Boats run Thursday and Friday at 2:00 and Saturday and Sunday at 9:00, 12:00, and 3:00. Bring a Winter jacket as it can be cold out on the water.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


200 Craftsmen and women in juried craft market in the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Shop for unusual gifts, learn from Guild members practicing their crafts

This will be going on at the same time as the Shamrock Sports Show part of the Shamrock Marathon.

Come to the Beach this weekend! 75 degrees on Friday cooling down to 61 on Sunday - perfect for the race.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ACS National Convention and Camellia Show

Come to the Norfolk Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 24 for the American Camellia Society National Convention Show and Sale. Stay in Virginia beach at our historic bed and breakfast and check out our very own camellias in our gardens. Enjoy a great meal at one of our local chef owned restaurants (many within walking distance). Return here for a nitecap on one of our porches. Wake to a multi-course gourmet breakfast, or be an "early bird", get a coffee to go, and hit the beach to watch the sunrise then return in time for our lighting the breakfast table candles.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rock Bands and Rockers in Virginia Beach

Entertainment this spring includes REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent at the Amphitheater on Saturday May 19. We've got the room and tickets start at $15 for lawn seats. After "Rockin' the night away", return to Barclay Cottage for some gentle porch rocker rocking - enjoying an adult beverage and hand rolled cigar.

Dave Matthews Band is here June 17 BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Shamrock Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 8K will be run March 17th and 18th. This will be the 40th annual running of the Shamrock Marathon and the weekend is shaping up to be a good one. Several charities will be donated a portion of the fees and charges for the weekend. Runners may also raise more money for participating charities by joining Team LiveStrong's fight against Cancer, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Team In Training® (TNT), the DetermiNation program of the American Cancer Society, Run for Operation Smile, and Preston's March for Energy to help fight Mitochondrial Disease.

We already have three rooms of runners - some participating in the Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday and the 8K on Saturday. Guests will be treated to an early light breakfast consisting of a carb/protein load (bagels & cream cheese), potassium hit (bananas) and hydration (hot and cold drinks, fruit juice, etc.). After the race, they will return to the Cottage where they will receive 8x10 pictures of them running and a printout of their final results and splits. All will then enjoy a full hot breakfast/brunch with Mimosas.

We still have the Garden Room and Shore Room available BOOK NOW ONLINE OR CALL 866-INN-1895