ABOVE PHOTO: Magnolia House Inn bedroom
By Lisa Jean Francois
The summer months are a short and cherished time of year, so I intend to spend a few of those dog days where I can kick my feet up at a black-owned home-away-from-home. If you’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast, here’s what you can expect: A home-like atmosphere where only breakfast is served and the inn-keepers are on hand to ensure you are well looked after. While you can probably locate a bed and breakfast near any major city, only a handful of them are black-owned.
The following is the last two of seven black-owned bed and breakfast spots that have a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor. For more options see this list provided by the African American Association of Inn Keepers.
Magnolia House Inn
Magnolia House Inn is a tastefully restored Queen Anne Victorian inn located in the heart of Virginia’s historic Peninsula. It is the perfect base for exploring the entire Southeastern Virginia area. Its three large guest rooms are impeccably appointed and offer the height of luxury. You’ll enjoy the full breakfast and the personal concierge service.
Ye Olde Manor House
Perfect for everything from a wedding to a romantic retreat, this eight-bedroom inn offers sanctuary from you hectic life. Our indoor heated pool will rejuvenate you and our full made to order breakfast will satisfy you. Our plush gardens and outdoor spaces will transport you to serenity.