Saturday, December 3, 2011

Veteran's Day Special

The Huffman House was honored to have three veterans and their families for a free overnight stay to thank them for their service to our country.  The veterans enjoyed relaxing with each other and sharing stories and memories.
They lingered over breakfast for many hours.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Inn to Inn Cookie Trail

The Huffman House will be participating in the Inn To Inn Cookie Trail on November 19 & 20, from 1 PM to 4 PM.  Tickets are $12.00 per person ($15 at door). The purpose of the 'self-guided trail' is to showcase the area inns so that the public has an opportunity to see the uniqueness of each of the inns and what they offer.  The inns are all different which is what makes the bed and breakfast stay a true 'experience'. 
Inns participating are Clay Corner Inn/Blacksburg (Sunday only), King George Inn/Roanoke, Huffman House at Creekside Farm/Newport, Inn at Riverbend/Pearisburg (Sunday only),Maison Beliveau/Blacksburg-Catawba Valley, Mountain Song Inn/Willis & Oaks Victorian Inn/Christiansburg. 
The inns will offer cookies, punch, tours, cookie recipes, drawings for a  free one night stay.  Gift Certificates will be on sale for holiday gift giving. For tickets and trail map call 540-961-0505 or 540-789-3000.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

B&Bs for Vets Promotion at Huffman House

The Huffman House will be hosting veterans again this year on the eve of Veterans Day.  We have a full house and are really looking forward to meeting our vets and their families.  The veterans will enjoy a free night's stay and a gourmet breakfast in the morning.  We are excited to be participating to show our support for our troops!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Local Artist holds Painting Workshop

One of our local Newport, VA artists, Robert Tuckwiller ( will hold a Painting Workshop this coming weekend, October 28 - 30, 2011, at his studio in Newport as well as here at the Historic Huffman House property.  It will be a weekend of personal instruction with one of Virginia's finest landscape artists. The workshop is open to anyone who would like to expand their artistic abilities and talent. Participants will be working 'plein air' at locations that have been especially selected to provide varied subject matter.  We are pleased that Robert will bring his students to our lovely property where the autumn colors are spectacular! For more information contact Robert at or 540-544-7386.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blueberries Galore!

Stay at The Huffman House and enjoy a fun blueberry picking day!
Head over to Windrush Farm ( in Newport, VA, just a few miles from the B&B!  This farm has late blooming high bush blueberries! They are so lush they just fall off into your hands. We have been using them for our fresh fruit bowl, blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins and coffee cakes!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Contest Winners at The Huffman House

Janice Eckstein was the winner of a drawing held by Blue Ridge Highlands at the AAA Great Vacation Expo in Columbus, OH in January.  She shared her 'Great Vacation' with her daughter, Kathy.  They won 2 nights at The Huffman House, a day on the New River with New River's Edge and a bottle of wine from Flavours Magazine.  Janice booked two extra nights at The Huffman House so she and Kathy could explore the area.  They were busy every day and loved their time here in the beautiful New River Valley.  Here they are displaying their New River's Edge t-shirts and then with Carol & Ron Baker, owners of The Huffman House B&B.  Maggie, the Border Collie, was not about to get left out when the pictures were being taken.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


In January the Blue Ridge Highlands crew set up a booth at the AAA Great Vacations Expo in Columbus OH to let travelers know more about what this SW region of Virginia has to offer.
Potential visitors and businesses gave their information to receive updates on upcoming events and were entered in a contest. The visitor who won received two nights lodging at The Huffman House, a day on the river with New River's Edge and a bottle of wine from Flavours Magazine. 
After winning, they decided to add on some extra days to thoroughly enjoy our beautiful area!
They are here right now enjoying hiking the Cascades, a day on the New River, a glass of wine before dinner, the animals at The Huffman House and the scrumptious breakfasts!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Virginia Tech Orientation and Moving In Days

For all you parents out there who would like a little peace and serenity while your kids are at orientation or after a strenuous day of moving them in, book a room at The Huffman House!  We are 20 minutes from Virginia Tech.  Come fish our creek, enjoy a book on our front porch or walk around an meet all the animals!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer on the Farm

The flowers are blooming and the animals are multiplying! 
We just acquired a new 2 year old Great Pyrenees named 'Woof'.  So far he is behaving relatively well and is getting along with Shep & Maggie. One of our Angus Cows had twins and wouldn't feed one of them so Ron is now bottle feeding the calf!  The number of ducklings has increased exponentially! 

Although the summer days are warm, the evenings are nice and cool!  A great time to come and enjoy the creek, the flowers and the animals!

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Happenings in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Every day there is something special happening in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia and in the Blacksburg area.  We had a new colt born here at The Huffman House on May11th.  Another is due any day and one in June.
On Memorial Day Weekend the Huffman House hosts the Rich Creek Giles Breakfast Branch Lions Club for their Meadow Muffin Bingo Fundraiser.  Tickets are on sale through the Lions Club (540-921-1221)  You don't have to be here to win!
Virginia Tech will hold a Wine Festival on June 4th at the Holtzman Alumni Center from noon to 5PM (
Have a Blue Ridge Day everyday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Meadow Muffin Bingo

The Rich Creek- Giles Breakfast Branch Lions Club will be holding their 1st Semi-Annual MEADOW MUFFIN BINGO Fundraiser at The Huffman House at Creekside Farm on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

A horse is turned loose in a fenced-in area which has been marked off in 150 numbered squares.  The horse determines the winner by making the first 'deposit' on one of the squares! Chances on each square are being sold for $20 each.  The winner receives $1000!

Tickets are being sold by the Lions Club and by The Huffman House.  You don't have to be present to win!  The event will be held rain or shine!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sinking Creek Pottery at The Huffman House

On Mother's Day weekend, May 7 & 8, the Sinking Creek Potters will hold their semi-annual sale right here at the Huffman House in our old historic store!  Hours of operation will be 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, May 7th and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, May 8th.
Get a gift for your mother, your mother-in-law, your grandmother, yourself or a friend who is a mother!  Stock up on future gifts for bridal showers or weddings!  Or just treat yourself to some beautiful handmade pottery!  We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

B&Bs Kick Gas Promotion

Along with many other B&B's nation wide, The Huffman House is offering a $25 savings on your 2 night reservation or $35 savings on your 3 night reservation which you can put toward paying for your gas!  Reserve a room between April 15 and June 30, 2011 and mention the "Kick Gas" Promotion!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New River Valley Happenings

More Appalachian Trail Hikers came in today for a nice hot shower, comfy bed and big breakfast in the morning!  Saturday, April 16 Gio will be holding Wine Tasting # 2 for those of you who have been to # 1 up at The Bank Food and Drink Restaurant - 3:30 - 4:30!
April 21,22,23 at 7PM the Giles County High School Drama Group will present Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN!  Hope to see you all there!

The Scoop: Homeschool mornings

I am going to attempt to comment on your blogs! The photos are great! Joseph's party looked like a lot of fun! I don't like Rob's beard! I loved "But, Mom, you talk non-stop to your friends, and we can't interrupt!" I think COLOR is the fabric of life, wharever form it takes! Love you, Mom

The Scoop: Homeschool mornings: "I am fascinated with photographing food...I don't know why but I think it is so cool. I tried really hard to get the steam rising fr..."

The Scoop: Homeschool mornings

The Scoop: Homeschool mornings: "I am fascinated with photographing food...I don't know why but I think it is so cool. I tried really hard to get the steam rising fr..."

Monday, March 28, 2011

Blacksburg,VA Weekend Activities

It's a good weekend to visit The Huffman House, an historic B&B near Blacksburg, VA.  Come in on Friday, April 2 and attend First Fridays in downtown Blacksburg. ( from 4 - 7 PM. Discounts at local eateries and stores, free wine & cheese tasting at  Gourmet Pantry, Historical Walking Tour, chair massages and much more!  After a sumptuous breakfast on Saturday at the Huffman House, head out to Historic Smithfield Plantation located on the Virginia Tech campus (visit for their opening day celebrations & tours. Next head to College Avenue for the 52nd Annual International Street Fair ( which will feature international foods, music, goods and dance from around the world.

Come back, relax in the B&B or take a tour of the farm animals.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Virginia Tech Football Schedule

The Virginia Tech Football schedule is out!  To be assured you get the room you want on the date that you want book your reservation on line at or call us at 540-544-6942.  Photo of a young Hokie fan ready to go to the game!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Huffman House Bed & Breakfast & Animals

To date we have 17 new lambs at The Huffman House!  I promised some photos last week, but got side tracked. I will also include some other scenes from our beautiful southwest Virginia area. Carol attended the Professional Association of Innkeepers Conference in January and the Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia Conference in February.  Gathered some new ideas for 2011.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Huffman House Lambs

Spring lambing has already begun here at The Huffman House at Creekside Farm!  To date we have 2 new babies.  Pictures will be forthcoming!  In the meantime, our dogs, Shep & Maggie are vying for Ron's attention.