Staunton Music Festival: Why You Should Re-Think Classical Music

  Twenty-two years ago, Carsen Schmidt asked several musician friends to get together with him and organize two chamber music concerts over a weekend. That weekend was the nucleus for Staunton Music Festival. Now, two decades later, that lone weekend … Continue reading

Monticello Independence Day Celebration: 70 Reasons to Attend

The Independence Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello This year marks the 243rd anniversary of the US adoption of the Declaration of Independence. That on its own is reason enough to attend Monticello’s historic celebration. After all, Thomas Jefferson was one of its … Continue reading

5 Shenandoah Valley Adventure Trips You Don’t Want to Miss

Looking for a Shenandoah Valley Adventure? Here are Five! Adventure means something different to just about everyone. For one, it might be hiking. For someone else, it could be skydiving, touring vineyards, or swimming with sharks. (We’ll pass on the … Continue reading

Millennials: Why You Should Crush Friday in the Shenandoah Valley

Meetings, spreadsheets, and microwaved lunches…it’s one way to crush a Friday, huh? In fact, for motivated Millennials across the country, this is how you crush almost every Friday! Hey, we know your generation has gotten a bad rap about being … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Visit Our Shenandoah Valley B & B in 2019

Why You Should Visit the Iris Inn in the Shenandoah Valley in 2019 Some people make New Year’s Resolutions. Travelers make travel plans! And there are many reasons to visit our Shenandoah Valley b & b. From the business retreats … Continue reading

5 Must-See Staunton/Waynesboro Holiday Events

Don’t Miss These 5 Annual Local Holiday Events The holidays always add a touch of magic to the air, and these five local holiday events make the season sparkle! Each brings a different perspective to Christmas traditions from around the … Continue reading