VMFA Reflecting Pond

A Creative Weekend Getaway in Richmond with a Gas Credit

Art, architecture, shopping and fun for girlfriends or couples

It’s time for an art-filled creative adventure in an historic bed and breakfast to enjoy the art, history, shopping and culinary experiences of Richmond, Va. With this package you can “go green” and delight in the pleasure of a beautiful, pedestrian neighborhood by walking to museums, shops, entertainment and restaurants while enjoying the charm of historic architecture. As a special incentive, the Richmond B&Bs are offering a $20 credit per room to help cover gas expenses. Nightly rates begin as low as $120.

These museum neighborhood inns in Richmond’s historic Fan and Museum District neighborhoods are within walking distance of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and the eclectic restaurants, wine bars, spas and vintage and boutique shops of Carytown and the Fan. Carytown is also home to the historic Byrd Theatre, a 1928-era movie palace. With one exception, all of the participating 19th and early 20th century inns are also within a short walk of the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Center for Architecture, and historic Monument Avenue.

Enjoy a walkable weekend in Richmond’s Historic Museum District and Fan neighborhoods or enjoy acres of privacy in your very own cottage or carriage house on the country estate at Historic Mankin Mansion just a few miles outside of Richmond.

The Creative Weekend Getaway package includes complimentary tickets to exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, reservations for fine dining at VMFA’s award-winning Amuse Restaurant, as well as any additional arrangements guests may desire. The package can be complimented with a weekend workshop at the VMFA Studio School.

This package offers a variety of price levels and options, with rates starting at $150 a night. Contact the historic Richmond inns below for rates and availability:

The Grace Manor Inn

The Historic Mankin Mansion

The Kensington Bed and Breakfast

Maury Place at Monument

Museum District Bed and Breakfast

The One B&B

The William Miller House


About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum’s permanent collection encompasses more than 23,000 works of art, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia and one of the nation’s finest collections of American Art, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. VMFA is home to acclaimed collections of English Silver and Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British Sporting and Modern & Contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its 75-year history. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.