At Christmastime . . .

We will have another white Christmas here in southwest Virginia. Several inches of snow fell last week, followed by an ice storm, and temperatures have been just low enough  such that we have had no melting. While it looks like a Currier & Ives scene, the ice layer makes it quite slippery in places. Bernie has been diligent with the snow shovel so that guests won’t have to worry about falling. I have been baking (and eating) cookies and goodies all week.   Our sweet little community makes cookie bags for some of the truck stops and the visitors center for travelers – just Wytheville’s way of saying Merry Christmas to those on the road. Some of my goodies goes to the little bags, others for family and friends.

This time of year reminds me especially of the reason I wanted to be an innkeeper. When I was in fourth grade, my teacher had our class memorize a poem which has the line, “…let me live in the house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.” This wonderfully engaging thought stayed with me through the years, and now I actually have the “house by the side of the road” and strive each day to be a “friend to man.” Bernie and I feel so blessed to live our dream and wish to provide a stable, comfy environment for our guests.


Our faith in God and the love we share with one another – these are the things that mean the most to us.  May Christmas remind you of all the things in life that really matter.    We wish all our friends the  merriest Christmas and the very best for 2011.

Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast
525 W. Main Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

Listed on National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register