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Ham and Swiss Quiche

Fully Booked

We were fully booked Saturday night: two couples from Maryland were riding the Virginia Capital Trail; one couple from New Jersey was attending an engagement party; and one couple from Portsmouth, Virginia, was sightseeing in the area and decided to spend the night. Breakfast was juice, banana-strawberry smoothies, fresh berries with blueberry yogurt, ham and […]

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Virginia Capital Trail

Ride the Virginia Capital Trail and stay at Gracefield Hall! We are a quick 8 miles north and 4 miles east from the Charles City Courthouse parking lot, which is directly across from Cul’s Courthouse Grill; an excellent restaurant for lunch or a quick, cooling refreshment. We had a couple staying with us last night […]

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Back Porch Bench

Back Porch Bench

The instructions said 2 adults will take 2 hours to assemble the bench. I can be quite inventive when it comes to working by myself on multi-person projects. It took me 45 minutes. The back porch gets nice breezes in the evening so it is a perfect place to sit, enjoy a cold glass of […]

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The World's Strongest Coffee

Trying new coffee

I am trying new coffee that my son and daughter-in-law sent me to try: Death Wish coffee; and Valhalla Java (yes, she’s Swedish). I tried the Death Wish this morning and it will definitely wake you up! Great flavor though. The package has the following warning: “The caffeine content is intense and may result in sleepless […]

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Spring is coming

Turkeys in the front yard

We had turkeys in the front yard at Gracefield Hall. I hear them in the woods all the time but it has been quite a while, over a year, since I have seen any. Two years ago we had several hens and about six chicks (is that what they are called?) in the front yard. I […]

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Bike Trails

Bike trails. The Cap2Cap bike race is this weekend on the Virginia Capital Trail. Gracefield Hall is a quick and easy 12 miles from the Charles City Courthouse parking lot on the trail. New Kent County also has 6 bike marked trails, all starting and ending at the NewKent Commerce and Visitor Center. Four of […]

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Cherry Trees

We planted 3 cherry trees yesterday along the main house driveway in the front yard: North Star, a sour cherry; Bing, a sweet dark cherry; and Ranier, a sweet red cherry. Should have cherries to pick in a couple of years. Nothing better than sour cherry pie and you cannot find sour cherries in the […]

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Virginia Capital Trail

Coming to Virginia to ride the Virginia Capital Trail? http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/ It is a beautiful bike trail running the length of Central Virginia. Gracefield Hall is a short 12 miles from the Charles City Courthouse parking lot on the trail. We offer special reduced rates to trail riders. There is plenty of overnight storage for bicycles. In […]

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Apple Blossom Plantation

Apple Blossom Plantation, Peggy Smith Snead, posted the following 5-star review on Google: “I had wedding guests staying at my bed and breakfast, Apple Blossom Plantation, this past weekend. We did not have enough room, so I recommended this lovely Inn to the family and friends of my bridal couple. They had a fabulous experience! […]

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Glowing review

Glowing review for Gracefield Hall received from Andrew and Bethany about their stay here on April 1st and 2nd: Andrew and I just wanted to thank you so much for our stay last weekend. While we were there for a wedding we both really needed to escape from the craziness of life. Gracefield Hall was […]

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