Win a Two Night Stay at the River House Country Inn

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

By Rachel Hoeing, Sponsored by the River House Inn

Take a look at the serene photos we have posted on this blog today.  We know that as a mom, you NEED this escape!  We could not be more excited to introduce the River House Inn to you as a getaway for moms, friends and couples.  We are even more excited to award one lucky reader a two night stay at the Inn … completely free.  Read more to find out how you can win! 

The River House is a full-service inn nestled on the banks of the New River, near West Jefferson.  It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you are able to completely escape, but not be too far from area attractions in Boone and West Jefferson.  As soon as you visit the Inn’s website, you will fall in love with the River House Country Inn.  Take a few minutes to explore www.riverhousenc.com when you finish reading today’s blog!

The owner of the Inn is Gayle Winston, of Winston-Salem (also owner of Old Salem Tavern).  She's 81 years old, and since 1988, she has devoted nearly all her time to renovating and running the River House Country Inn.  

Being on the river, you have the perfect opportunity for wading, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. There are also gorgeous walking trails, which wind through 170 acres. Some of the most attractive highlights of the inn are the guestrooms.  The guest rooms are converted farm buildings that sit around the main house.  They are each decorated with a unique touch and have king-size beds, private bathrooms and Jacuzzis. Guests awake each morning to coffee at your door followed by breakfast in the main house. The restaurant also offers dinner with an international wine list, and a full-service bar.

As mentioned earlier, there is plenty to do if you decide to leave the Inn for an afternoon.  (Although for many of us, I think a rocking chair and a book on the porch would make us quite happy!)  In addition to plenty of entertainment in West Jefferson and Boone, close by is the New River State Park, Grayson Highlands, Mt. Jefferson, New River Winery, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Virginia Creeper Bike Trail, Burnt Hill Stables, Mountain Aire Golf Course and Stone Mountain. 

The Inn also hosts a plethora of events including music festivals, Sunday dinners with live music on the porch, and more.  You can read more about the events here!  I could go on and on about this incredible getaway, but I will let you peruse the website yourself to see everything the River House Country Inn has to offer.  

Now what you have been waiting for … one of our readers can win two nights at the inn.  They can be weekday nights or weekend nights.  The winner can book the room anytime from April 1st through the end of September.  The giveaway is valued at $400. (The only exceptions are holiday weekends.)

To register for this giveaway, all you need to do is COMMENT!  Not just on today’s blog, but comment on any blog, any time and you will get an entry!  You may comment once per day.  Your comment can be on that day's post or any archived post as well.  (Please do not comment twice on the same blog.) The TMoMs team is immediately notified of all comments anywhere on the website, so as they come in, we will keep track and give each person a maximum of one entry per day for their comments.  When you comment, it is not necessary to leave your entire name, but you must enter your email address in order to qualify for this prize.  Please make sure your comments are respectful and use appropriate language!

We will include all comments left on blogs as entries for the next three weeks.  So if you leave a comment every day beginning today, you can have a max of 22 entries.  This contest will end on Wednesday, March 30th.   Good luck and a huge thank you to the River House Inn for this generous prize!

Comments
Melissa E commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:22 AM
would love to go for anniversary!
Kristina Messick commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:24 AM
Kristina again... Forgot my email address, remember my husband & I have never had a night way since our girls have been born...9 years ago. We need it bad, thanks for doing the giveaway!!!
Dorothy Wattleworth commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:27 AM
I'm so glad to know about this inn. It looks beautiful!
Floyd commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:28 AM
I have never been to this area or to an all service Inn. If it is as beautiful as the photos and as comfortable as described I am all for it.
LJ commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:35 AM
This looks wonderful and Mommy and Daddy could use some Wifey and Hubby time!
Leesa Robbins commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:37 AM
What a beautiful retreat. Anyone would e LUCKY to win this one!
Mollie commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:42 AM
Looks so beautiful!!!! It's our 5 year anniversary!!! This would be a LOVELY weekend away!!!
Amanda McManaway commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:52 AM
So in need of such a Beautiful surounding like this one, A reminder of u what life really means a place to free your mind and leave all of your worries behind. love it xoxoxo
debbie wilkins commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:55 AM
Pick me! ;)
Lisa commented on 09-Mar-2011 11:58 AM
Sounds like paradise!
gaile commented on 09-Mar-2011 12:10 PM
Looks like the perfect getaway!
gaile commented on 09-Mar-2011 12:10 PM
Looks like the perfect getaway!
Anonymous commented on 09-Mar-2011 12:13 PM
Looks like a nice place to celebrate our upcoming 5th anniversary
Sarah commented on 09-Mar-2011 12:29 PM
Sigh.
kristen machado commented on 09-Mar-2011 12:52 PM
This looks amazing! My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. We would love to do it here!
Stephanie Wild commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:01 PM
Wow- looks like a wonderful place!
Marci commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:07 PM
I have been interested in staying at the River House Inn for a while..it would be great to WIN a trip there!!! Thanks for the opportunity!
dge commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:14 PM
What a great treat!
Lindsey commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:18 PM
This sounds like such a wonderful place to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Thank you for blogging about it and running this give away.
Angela Shotwell commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:19 PM
me. please!
TeeJay commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:27 PM
Amazing giveaway! I checked out the website....those rooms are to die for! Looks so relaxing! Haven't had one vacation away from home w/ my husband since before my almost 6 year old was born!

Tiffany
Anonymous commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:28 PM
We love canoeing on the New River.
Chuck commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:35 PM
Awesome place. Did not know about it previously.
Amy commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:37 PM
Wow...this looks like a place we used to go to in VT! Here's hoping we find a new (closer) getaway ; )
Tiffany commented on 09-Mar-2011 01:41 PM
This looks like a wonderful place!!!

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