Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Newport Virginia Bed and Breakfast Supports Vets

The Huffman House, a Newport Virginia Bed and Breakfast joined with hundreds of other bed and breakfasts across America to offer a free room to a veteran.  Our veteran and his wife just arrived.  We will take some photos and post them tomorrow.  It's a balmy fall day here, so our veteran is relaxing out on the pergola overlooking the creek while his wife is napping in one of our comfortable beds.  We were honored to participate in this program.

Monday, October 11, 2010

B&B's for Vets

Over 400 inns across the US & Canada have agreed to offer a free room to active and retired military personnel to thank them for their service to our country and also to raise awareness of the Bed & Breakfast Industry.  The Huffman House is participating!  We are honored to be able to do this on November 10, 2010.  We have already had a vet and his wife book the room.  Our guest is a retired marine and told me that it is also the Marine Corp's birthday that day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall, Football, Festivals and Changing Leaves

Somehow, once September comes, it feels like Fall - especially in the morning and evenings.  We've had our windows open to enjoy the cool dry air.  Wouldn't you know, the first home football game for Virginia Tech, it rained all day.  Everyone is blaming the rain for VT's loss!

The leaves haven't really stared to change, but there was a nice article in Sunday's Roanoke Times about the spectacular views for leaf colors right here along our Rte 42 from Newport to New Castle!  Come and enjoy the colors and some football and all the many festivals here in The New River Valley.

Octoberfest will be held at Mountain Lake from the end of September through the end of October. We are just 'over the mountain', about a 20 minute drive. The 28th Annual Craig County Fall Festival will be held on October 9th in downtown New Castle, featuring live local music, an antique car show and tours of the Old Brick Hotel & Cabins, restored by the Craig County Historical society.  Blacksburg's 2nd annual Brew Do will be held from noon to five on October 30th.  There will be more than 20 breweries showcasing over 60 varieties of beer while the Jugbusters and Gov't Plant provide entertainment.

There's always entertainment at The Huffman House with all the animals!!  Relax, enjoy the creek, the animals and the delicious breakfasts and then attend one of the many goings on in the area. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Virginia Vacations

Include Virginia Tech football in planning your next Virginia Vacation!  We still have some availability.  Check our online calendar at

The fall is a perfect time for hiking or biking in Virginia. Our scenic Rte 42 and surrounding back roads provide ideal biking routes for a weekend getaway!  The nearby Appalachian Trail takes you away from all the hustle and bustle of 'real life', gives you a little exercise and relaxes your entire being!

Sit by our creek, indulge in our gourmet breakfasts, meet all the farm animals, visit local Virginia Wineries and enjoy the many restaurants in Blacksburg and Giles County.  We have something for everyone!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Old Fashion Fun

Join us this weekend, August 13 & 14, for some old fashion fun at the 75th Newport Fair.  This is the Oldest Agricultural Fair still running in Virginia.  Located just minutes from Virginia Tech, you will be transposed into a bygone era!  Have fun watching the livestock show, children's pet show, horse pulling, jousting tournament, horse show, and competitions in field crops, fruits & vegetables, canning, baking, sewing and flowers.  Learn more about Newport in a presentation "Newport: Prehistoric to Now" and enjoy the music from Country Connection and Sinking Creek Band.

Appalachian Trail Hikers

Many Appalachian Trail hikers stay with us at our Virginia Bed and Breakfast, The Huffman House. We are located 1/2 mile from the trail on Rte 42 just outside of Blacksburg, VA and Virginia Tech.

We enjoy hearing their stories and telling them of our thru-hike in 1999.
At the beginning of July we had the distinct honor of having Roger Poulin (Adventurous Cane) and Roni Lepore (Ram Sham for Rambling Shamrock) stay with us.  Roger and Roni are both deaf and Roger is blind in one eye and has tunnel vision in the other.  They met at the Helen Keller National Center for the Deaf & Blind on LI three years ago.  Roni was studying to be an SSP (Special Service Person).  When she heard of Roger's dream to hike the AT, she decided to hike with him and be his support.  She is also an avid outdoors person.

Ron & I found the trail extremely difficult in 1999.  It's hard to fathom how Roger & Roni are doing it!  They hike faster than we ever did and they managed around our B&B as if they had always lived there!  We 'talked' by writing things in a notebook.  Roger is determined to hike the entire trail and Roni is very patient and loving in her support for him.  Roger wants to show the deaf-blind community that they can do things regardless of their disabilities and he also wants to educate the world about how valuable the service of SSP is to the deaf-blind community.

We were delighted and humbled to have met them and to be a small part of their hike.  I don't think we will ever complain about anything again!  You can follow them at blog:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Fun in the Blue Ridge Area

The National Parks Service is celebrating the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th anniversary this year.  Only 45 minutes from The Huffman House at Creekside Farm, the parkway offers visitors a chance to slow down and enjoy the scenery, visit wineries, go hiking or birding.  Visit or for a lisitng of events.
The Blue Ridge Quilt Festival ( will be held Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19 at the Blacksburg Middle School only 20 minutes from the Huffman House.
Sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, The Summer Arts Festival 2010( offers concerts, theater productions, special events,classic movies and art exhibits throughout the summer. Treat yourself and your family to a stay at The Huffman House (, relax by the creek, meet the animals, have a delicious breakfast and enjoy the goings on in the area.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Virginia Vacations

Plan a Virginia Vacation this summer with a visit to the Huffman House at Creekside Farm, just outside of Blacksburg, VA -

Come during the week when the rates are less.  If you have an upcoming high school senior, tour Virginia Tech, and come back to relax by Sinking Creek and visit with the farm animals. 

Your family fun vacation could also include fishing, visiting Virginia Wineries along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hiking the Appalachian Trail or whitewater rafting on the New River.

We are inspected and approved by the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV)  Visiting a BBAV inn, like the Huffman House, will be a memorable experience!

Friday, May 21, 2010

How time flies!  I haven't blogged for awhile!  Things are hopping here at The Huffman House.  All of our Tech Parents had a beautiful weekend for their sons and daughters graduations.  Tours of the farm were ongoing.  I tried out a new french toast recipe, Cinnamon-Apple French Toast, and it was a big hit.  We have lots of Appalachian Trail hikers coming in.  June seems to be the month for families coming through for a 'farm-cation'.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New River Valley Happenings

Virginia Tech has a Spring Football Game this weekend.  We still have some rooms available!  Besides enjoying the game you can come back and enjoy all of our new lambs!
There's lots going on as we head into May.  Hahn Horticulture Center at VT is offering a spring wild flower walk on Saturday( Downtown Blacksburg hosts "1st Fridays" every month which include the Blacksburg Farmer's Market, events at The Lyric Theater, Art displays, music, eateries!  Fun for all!

Relax at The Huffman House after attending events in town.  Savor the gourmet breakfasts and take a tour of the farm. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Our own farm at the Huffman House has produced ten spring lambs!  They were all born during snow storms, but are now romping and jumping about in the paddock between the B&B and the barn.  Many calves were born this past week. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Appalachian Trail near Huffman House at Creekside Farm

The Huffman House is located 1/2 mile from the AT crossing on Rte 42 in the Sinking Creek Valley.  Many thru-hikers have already started out from Georgia on their trek north to Maine.  Ron & Carol, owners of The Huffman House, thru-hiked the trail in 1999! Hard to believe it was 11 years ago on April 1.  Seems like only yesterday!  We provide accommodations and shuttles for many section hikers as well as thru-hikers.  Stop in, relax, have a hot shower and a gourmet breakfast!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Buy Local, Eat Local

There is a new organic restaurant here in Newport, VA, a few miles from The Huffman House.  Mikie's 7th is owned and operated by a local family who have an organic farm out here on Rte 42.  They serve their organic pork and beef and use their stone ground wheat for pizzas and baked goods.  What an asset to the community and to hikers coming off the Appalachian Trail.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Virginia Tech Football Weekend at The Huffman House Bed and Breakfast

The Virginia Tech Football Schedule is out and the reservations are coming in!  To insure that you get that special weekend and your favorite room at The Huffman House, make your reservations early!