Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast ,Orange Va.
If you want the best ,Call Troy and Kathleen Ayers. 888-315-3511
Weddings,Anniversaries,or just that special occasion or Birthday treat!
We found Chestnut Hill through our Barter group and it was the perfect answer to my prayers for what to do for our 20th anniversary. I spoke with Troy and Kathleen several times on the phone, planning special surprises for my husband, and answering their questions about our tastes. I felt like we were friends before we even arrived.
We stayed from Tuesday – Friday and three nights was just the right amount to be spoiled rotten by their cooking and hospitality.
Mornings start with coffee as early as you want, and breakfast was served around 8:30 but they are very flexible to your plans. Grand Marnier french toast, baked eggs, asparagus, fresh fruit, Virginia baked ham, grits and fresh squeezed oj were just some of the amazing breakfast treats prepared for us.
After breakfast, you can hang out on the backporch and enjoy the butterfly garden and fountain, walk in historic Orange or hit the road for Montpelier or Monticello. Afternoons are best suited for the wine tastings in the area. We highly recommend Barboursville which we did with a picnic lunch as part of our package.
When you return, head to the basement where you can curl up on a leather couch with a book and a glass of wine & jazz music playing in the background from their entertainment center. Around 5-5:30 Troy will bring down a delectable appetizer selection – cheese, meats, fruit, crackers. Heavy hors d’oeuvres were included in our package so we also had crab dip, london broil and perfectly steamed shrimp. So much food we didn’t need to go out to dinner afterwards. Although for our actual anniversary, we chose to go to Foti’s as per Troy’s recommendation and we were treated wonderfully on our special day.
I’ve saved the rooms for last – wow! There are 8 to choose from, only two on each floor. We stayed in Alexander Daley’s Master Suite – can I say “Wow!” again! Fabulously decorated, extremely spacious and the bed is amazing! Phenomenal shower, huge bathroom and more than enough closet space. Each room also has a tv but who needs a tv???
Kathleen was very attentive to adding special touches – champagne, rose petals, candles, chocolates, & remembered that I’m a tea drinker. We felt right at home…but in a much nicer home!
If you can’t bear to make a total break from reality, wireless internet is available in all the rooms and there is a public computer you can use in Troy’s office.
Obviously, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks to Kathleen and Troy & our Barter group, our 20th anniversary celebration was more than I imagined it could be!
Bob & Sue
Just got back from a GREAT week down in Virginia Beach and 95% of everything we did was on trade. Mark Hammond helped me with a 2 bdrm suite at the Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center where we played on the beach and rented jet skis ( barter ). One day it rained and we did Indoor Go Karts ( FAST ….and barter ). Several nice meals on barter and I HIGHLY recommend the Aberdeen Barn Steak House. If Mark could have arranged for gas stations along the way to take trade then I may not have spent ANY cash!!! Thanks to Mark, Dave & Jan and Everyone else at Simplicity Barter for helping put together a great trip for my family and I.
Michael A Fitzgerald
Discount Rugs Company
1285 Carl D Silver Pkwy
I took my dog to Bark N Bubbles today. WOW….they were really busy and still took Ali (60 # lab/pointer mix)even though I was a barter client! Talk about being treated just like a cash paying client! I even offered to come back another time. Best of all….she was clean, smelled great, and nails clipped for only 32.00! We have gone to Pet Smart for grooming for the last 1.5 years. They have done a good job but for the price of $55! Please let my barter family know that if they have a dog….WD at Bark N Bubbles has a great place for either washing yourself or grooming! I will recommend them to everyone I know!
Ali and I are very happy to have found Bark N Bubbles!!!
The barter organization has been great for our business. Not only does it bring work that we would of never gotten but it’s allowed us to spend on things that typically we might not of thought about. To date we have used the barter program for “monthly car washes”, “dog grooming”, “business cards”, and a “florida vacation”. Simplicity Barter has been a welcomed asset to our business
Computer Medics of Northern Virginia LLC
“Had both of our dogs at Bark N Bubbles today. The entire staff was amazing and the way they worked with our dogs was wonderful. We have a Black Lab mix and a Golden Mix – quite handfuls – especially when they don’t want to do something!!! Grooming is def not as easy as it looks! We will be going back and recommending to all of our friends!! Thank you for the terrific service!! Buddy and Kira smell wonderful and look fabulous!”
Ed and Tracy Martinez – ETA Repair