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Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg “Below the Surface”

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Whenever there is a discussion about icebergs someone always mentions that 90% of the iceberg is below the surface. Then starts the argument about whether it’s 90% or 7/8ths or some other number. Suffice it to say most of it is below the surface. When exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg the casual observer may not realize […]

A Night at the Drive-In

Ready to watch the movie!

A long overdue date night. Surprising my wife is always a challenge, so I looked outside our regular haunts, though still close enough to Harrisonburg, and finally settled on a drive-in movie! (It wasn’t a hard choice — how perfect of date is that?) I hit the grocer, landed a pile of movie-appropriate snacks, told […]

Heaven! I mean, the Green Valley Bookfair.

Green Valley Bookfair

Oh, books! Can you ever really have enough? When that “what would you save from your house if there was a fire?” question comes up, I know I shouldn’t hesitate, but the thought of leaving all those dear pages-friends of wisdom and inspiration and growth and aspiration behind is a tragic one. And sometimes (confession […]

Out & About: The Highland County Maple Fest

Maps from the Highland Maple Festival

Did you know… that maple syrup has a higher calcium content than milk? That maple syrup has only 40 calories per tablespoon (5 less than honey and 15 less than white sugar)? That it takes 40 quarts of sugar water from the maple tree to make one quart of syrup? I recently discovered these things […]

Harrisonburg Happenings: March + April

The temperature is rising here in the ‘Burg, and the events calendar is warming up, too. With longer days, fewer layers, and heightened spirits, we’re itching to get out of the house (err, Inn) and get back to exploring. Here are a few of the things you won’t want to miss if you’ll be visiting […]

Love and Lavender: A Visit to White Oak Lavender Farm

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Since the beginning of my innkeeping internship here at the Stonewall Jackson bed and breakfast, Wayne has encouraged me to explore the beautiful town of Harrisonburg. Last week after hearing rave reviews from guests about the White Oak Lavender Farm, I decided to pop down to the Farm for a visit. Spoiler alert—this place lives […]