Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Huffman House at Creekside Farm
Bed and Breakfast
Newport, VA  (near Blacksburg)
Friday, September 30th  through  Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The Huffman House Bed and Breakfast

For the third year in a row, Amy and I booked a room at the Huffman House Bed and Breakfast for our annual Virginia Tech Football weekend.  Located only about 15 minutes from Blacksburg and in the opposite direction of the majority of the game day traffic, it makes for a convenient location during Virginia Tech Football Weekends.  It also offers a unique charm that you just don't get at the Holiday Inn!

Amy and I really enjoy staying at Bed and Breakfast's and the Huffman House is one of our favorites! 

Owners Carol and Ron Baker are excellent hosts, make you feel at home, and serve an excellent breakfast each morning (included in the room rate).  The rates are a little higher than your typical hotel room, but like I said before, you don't get this type of lodging experience at the Holiday Inn!

One of my favorite things about the Huffman House is that it is also a working farm.  I just love roaming around the property photographing the farm animals.


There are at least two cats that roam around the property:




Three Dogs



Amy with one of the Dogs


About a dozen beautiful horses.


A pair of pigs



And a heard of Cattle!  This year my favorite farm animal was Lily, a three month old calf. 

Jack and Lily

On rare occasions, Mommy Cows sometimes reject their young calves.  If left on their own these baby calves will die of starvation.  Lily was one of these calves.  As a result, Lily gets bottle fed twice a day and stays close to the house. 

Ron feeding Lily


Lily with Milk Mouth

Lily is very friendly and acts more like a pet dog, than a cow!


Lily in front of the Huffman House


Here are a few more photos from around the farm:


Lily


The backyard of the Huffman House about an hour after sunset


A flock of Ducks and Geese hangs out in the creek that runs alongside the property


Red Barn and Horses at the Huffman House


The Old Huffman Store that sits at the front of the property


I didn't even realize when I snapped this shot that the black cat is hopping across the yard




It was a wonderful stay as always and we will be back next year!

The complete set of Huffman House Photos is posted here:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/581269650LksDFv




2 comments:

Brenda W. said...

What a great shot of Lily and her "milk mouth"!!

Nice write up of what sounds like a great place to stay.

Alan Linn said...

Great photos and story as usual :-) I also enjoyed the shot of Milk Mouth LOL.. I would have a blast there taking photos of the critters..