Create wonderful memories by celebrating the New Year at your favorite Charlottesville bed and breakfast. On Friday, December 30th representatives of two notable and nearby boutique wineries will present a wine tasting with light hors d'ourvres. Saturday will be the perfect day to relax at the inn with a book in front of the fireplace, watch a college bowl game, go wine touring or visit the presidential homes. At day's end plan to ring in the New Year with us enjoying a specially prepared catered candlelight dinner. Of course Saturday and Sunday mornings will feature our very best hearty country breakfasts. For the delightful details of what our New Year's weekend offers you, please continue reading...
It's the holiday season and, here in the Hollow, for auld lang syne, we're planning to ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve celebratory dinner! To celebrate the arrival of the new year in Charlottesville, we are offering our guests a weekend package rate under "Specials" on our website. If you hurry, we might just be able to set another place at the table just for you. Give us a call at 1-866-566-7388
Join Dick and Hayden at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm as we say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in a new and promising year. The celebration begins on Friday, December 30th with a wine tasting featuring local wines from Mountfair Vineyards and Glass House Winery. We’ll kick off the weekend with a leisurely and relaxing evening by inviting representatives from our local wineries to share a variety of their wines while enjoying an array of delicious light hors d'oeuvres. In keeping with our winter tradition, we’ll also offer a hearty soup and homemade bread so that our guests won’t need to venture out for dinner. Not to worry: we won’t forget to have plenty of Hayden’s brownies on hand to satisfy any sweet tooth cravings. Just sit back and enjoy truly spectacular Virginia wines that reflect the climate and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Since winter nights can be cold here in the Hollow, we’ll be ready to throw another log on the fire. Before you turn in, if you can tear yourself away from a cozy fire, perhaps you will want to step out on the upper deck for a bit of star gazing. A clear night in the Blue Ridge provides for a spectacular light show that can hold it's own with any old man made fireworks display. It's a sight you’ll never see in the city! We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne, to remember days gone by and face unafraid the plans that we've made for the new year. Can you think of a better way to spend a frosty winter evening?
When it's time for bed, you can retire to one of our charming and tastefully appointed guest rooms, either in the Main Inn or in the Farmhouse. You'll soon discover our comfortable beds, so comfortable, in fact, that our guests tell us from time to time that it's the best sleep they've had in years. You may be tempted to sleep in on Saturday morning. Not too late though, you don't want to miss breakfast at 8:30 AM. If the smell of fresh brewed Greenberry's coffee doesn't stir you, the thought of Dick's exquisitely prepared breakfast will. We'll have plenty of perfectly scrambled eggs waiting for you along with pumpkin pancakes and sausage. To create the whole southern country breakfast experience, Dick usually makes a delightful grits souffle or a potato casserole and Hayden can always be counted on to make either her homemade biscuits or muffins. And, of course, we'll have lots of fresh fruit or local apples sauteed with just the right amount of cinnamon and brown sugar, in case you wake with a morning fruit craving.
After such a satisfying breakfast you'll be ready to seize the day, which is a good thing because there are literally mountains of things to do in or around the Hollow. Spend the day hiking the Blue Ridge, walk the paths of our founding fathers with a visit to Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland or Montpelier. Or, with the memory of those local wines firmly on your palate, head off on Saturday to tour a few of the wineries in the area. Since many of the smaller boutique wineries in the area aren't open during the week, Saturday would be the perfect day to check out our friends at Stinson Vineyards located just as you come into Sugar Hollow, Mountfair Vineyards, or the Glass House Winery, where you can pair a truly exceptional glass of wine with gourmet chocolate crafted by their in-house chocolatier. Don't worry about a GPS, we'll send you off with exact directions and be waiting here in the Hollow to welcome you back. If there is a little time left in the afternoon, perhaps you'll want to disappear for a nap, soak in a tub, enjoy a good book in one of our quiet reading nooks or even check out a college bowl game in our library (Dick will definitely have a game on in the kitchen).
Whatever activity you decide to do during the day, you'll be hungry by the time Saturday evening rolls around and we will be pulling out all the stops! We're planning to serve to serve a scrumptious dinner around 6:30 pm. First you'll sit down to a lovely baby spinach and romaine salad, complimented with mandarin oranges, purple onions, rich feta cheese and soy nuts with a homemade apple vinaigrette dressing. After the salad, we'll bring out your choice or either beef bourguignon that would impress even Julia Child, served with garlic mashed potatoes and herb seasoned vegetables or baked salmon in a dill cream sauce, served with rice pilaff and herb seasoned vegetables. Wow! Save room for dessert because we'll be serving a moist coconut pound cake with lemon glaze, an outstanding way to end such an exceptional meal. Maybe you will enjoy your dessert with a hot cup of fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated, if you prefer, so you can ring in the new year before retiring to a comfy bed where you will sleep like a baby.
Of course, on Sunday we'll send our guests off down the mountain and back to the real world with the kind of hearty breakfast we are known for; one that our guests have come to expect. When it's time to leave, we'll be there to help you load up the car if you need. It will give us a chance to say goodbye to old and new friends alike and to thank you for joining us as we celebrate the new year in the mountains. Maybe, to complete the experience, as you drive off down the Hollow back to wherever you call home, we be there on the front porch, waving and saying - yes, you guessed it - "Ya'll come back now, you hear!"
Happy New Year! Come see us!
Dick and Hayden Cabell
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm
(Near Charlottesville, VA)
6051 Sugar Hollow Road
Crozet, VA 22932
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