As we begin 2012, we’re simultaneously looking forward to greeting brand new Historic Richmond Inns guests and fondly looking back at those special friends who have made our properties their homes-away-from-home. We asked each innkeeper to share a favorite story of a 2011 visit so we can give you an intimate look at what it’s like to join the Historic Richmond Inns extended family.
Pat Daniels and Michael Rohde from the William Miller House B&B shared their 8-year history with a mother-daughter duo who visit Richmond to enjoy the Fan District Association’s Annual Holiday House Tour. The mother lives in Virginia Beach and her daughter has lived in Virginia, Washington DC and New York City. This year, the daughter came all the way from London for the annual weekend retreat.
The best part of their visits, according to Pat and Mike, is listening to their comments about the houses that they visit on the home tour, and their impressions of the décor. After all of these years they are quite expert and vocal about what they see! They used to make the tour a day trip, driving up from Virginia Beach, but now they spend more time with each passing year exploring Richmond. They visit Carytown and dine at the many different neighborhood restaurants. This year, the innkeepers ran into the mom and daughter who were halfway through the tour and on their way out to a neighborhood hot spot for drinks.
Pat and Mike feel lucky that their special guests found the William Miller House B&B. The Historic Richmond Inns offer the perfect balance of privacy, luxury and personalized service, something a large hotel simply can’t provide. This is the year to try out this “Better Way to Stay” and make a reservation at one of the six member properties. We look forward to seeing you soon!