Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) November 23, 2012
In honor of November’s National Philanthropy Month, the Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester, Va. is hosting a fundraiser to benefit three charities.
For every new reservation booked now, with the stay completed before the end of the year, the Inn at Warner Hall will donate $50 in the guest’s name to one of three non-profits – Gloucester’s Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society or the Middle Peninsula Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Listed by both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, Warner Hall continues to be of major architectural and genealogical significance in American history. Notable American figures, including President George Washington, are direct descendants of Augustine Warner, who patented the property in 1642.
Innkeeper Theresa Stavens’ goal? Donate $1,000 to each charity, or $3,000 total. When you break it down, that’s 60 reservations.
Guests will choose which charity the donation will support. Each night stayed counts toward the total. That is, stay for two nights and the Inn at Warner Hall will donate $100.
Read more about Warner Hall at http://www.warnerhall.com.
Of note: the Inn at Warner Hall is hosting a Wreath Building and Christmas Crafts event on December 1 for lodging guests. Rooms are still available for that weekend.
ABOUT WARNER HALL
Ideally situated at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County, the manor house at Warner Hall stands on a neck of land occupied and built upon continually from the mid-17th century. The original six hundred-acre plantation site was established by Augustine Warner as a "land grant" from the British Crown. Augustine Warner received the acreage in exchange for bringing twelve settlers across the Atlantic Ocean to the Jamestown Settlement.
The two families associated with the property from this early period until well into the 19th century, the Warners and the Lewises, were among the most prominent families in Colonial Virginia. Some of the most recognized names in American history are direct descendants of Augustine Warner – George Washington, the first president of the United States, Robert E. Lee, the most famous Civil War General and Captain Meriwether Lewis, renowned American explorer of the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of England, is a direct descendent of Augustine Warner through the Bowes-Lyon family and the Earl of Strathmore. In England, Warner Hall is referred to as "The home of the Queen’s American ancestors."
For Theresa and Troy Stavens, the current stewards of Warner Hall and the Inn’s owners, Warner Hall is a dream come true. Their passion for hospitality and historic preservation led them to Warner Hall where they saw the perfect opportunity to use their financial management and marketing skills to preserve an historical property and pursue their real passion – making people happy.
The property is located three and a half miles from U.S. Route 17 and Colonial Williamsburg is 30 minutes away. The battlefields of Yorktown are within 15 minutes and America's first settlement, Jamestown, is a 50 minute drive along the scenic Colonial Parkway. The state capitol of Richmond, the Norfolk Harbor, and Virginia Beach are within an hour's drive.