Adieu, Au Revoir, Farewell... Sweet Virginia

Adieu, Au Revoir, Farewell... Sweet Virginia

Getaways, Things to Do, Virginia Select Registry – August 1, 2012

There couldn't be a more fitting spot for Amanda to spend her last night in her hometown than at the Inn at Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA. For the past three years, Amanda has been the Assistant Innkeeper and Special Events Coordinator at the Inn. Not only has she developed a strong love for the property, but she's become part of the Warner Hall family. It's not easy for her to say goodbye to the people who have been such a big part of her life these past few years.

The Innkeepers at Warner Hall, Theresa and Troy Stavens are what make this property extra special. There's no better representation of the outstanding service that is a part of Select Registry than what they provide. They're great examples for their employees in that they are not afraid or above getting their hands as dirty as may need be to keep the Inn running smoothly. Plus, they also know how to kick back and enjoy a glass a wine with their guests. The experience Amanda has had at her first job has more than exceeded her expectations. Her time with Troy and Theresa has been some of the most valuable to date.

Amanda's going away party at the Inn at Warner Hall.

Warner Hall will forever be one of my favorite places on earth! Seems like a large statement, I know, but for me this place holds so much sentimental value. Not only did my husband Johnny ask me to marry him there last September, but we were married at Warner Hall in April. Kind of makes the place stick out.

For my wedding, Theresa and her staff took care of every little detail and ensured that all the guests had the best time. Even when it began to rain in the middle of our outdoor wedding ceremony, Theresa knew exactly what to do and with one swoop, had everyone inside as we finished the ceremony on the staircase!

When you pull into the driveway of Warner Hall, prepare to be blown away. This grandiose home is magnificent. The owners have maintained the historical integrity of the home without sacrificing comfort. All that being said, the beauty of the home is only a part of the Warner Hall wonder. The staff is the key ingredient to the amazing experience you will have at this place. Also, be forewarned, you will leave this Inn with your mouth watering for more of Chef Eric Garcia's scrumptious cuisine. From banana pancakes for breakfast, to lamb and salmon for dinner, the food will rock your world!

Amanda with the Warner Hall innkeepers Theresa and Troy Stavens.

After a restful nights sleep and stuffing herself with a three-course plated and served breakfast, Amanda left Warner Hall this morning to arrive in Charleston, South Carolina. This is where I'll meet up with Amanda for our first night together at the John Rutledge House Inn. I can't wait for a night filled with exploring downtown Charleston: dinner, drinks, and maybe even a little dancing!

More to come...

- Ashley