Gloucester, Va. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
The Inn at Warner Hall was named by Virginia Living magazine as one of the top 10 most welcoming bed and breakfasts in the state.
“It’s an honor to be listed in the Virginia Living ‘Best of Virginia’ edition because it’s our guests that voted for us,” said Theresa Stavens, who owns and serves as Innkeeper and Special Events Planner for the Inn at Warner Hall with husband, Troy.
“We created the Inn at Warner Hall because we wanted to create a community, to make people happy. The fact that our guests come back year after year and feel as comfortable curling up on a sofa in a common area near a fireplace as much as in the privacy of their own room tells us that we’ve created the very environment we dreamed of.”
More than 25,000 people voted in the 2013 Best of Virginia survey in January, according to Virginia Living. Categories included most welcoming bed and breakfast, best movie theatre, best museum, best breakfast restaurant and more. The results were published in the May 2013 Best of Virginia special edition.
The Inn at Warner Hall previously earned the Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in Virginia by American Historic Inns, publisher of Bed & Breakfasts Guide Books and iLoveInns.com, and is listed by both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission.
It sits at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County. The manor house 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 U.S. president, 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 us,” Theresa Stavens said, “Warner Hall is our opportunity to restore and take care of an important historical property and pursue our real passion – making people happy.”
Learn more about the Inn at Warner Hall at http://www.warnerhall.com.