Neon red sign reading: Outbreak

Epidemiology at the Natural History Museum

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History is much like the elephant that greets its visitors: large and wonderful. There are endless things to write about the Natural History Museum, but I will focus on the temporary exhibit ‘Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.’ The exhibit does an excellent job of presenting major epidemics over the …
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Cherry blossom art exhibit.

Rotating Interactive Art Exhibits – A DC Must See!

Living in a connected world The power of social media these days is not to be underestimated. I was scrolling through my personal Instagram feed the other day before seeing a friend in the city. Our plans were relatively low-key, hoping to meet at a local taco joint followed by a stroll around town. Before …
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People crossing the bridge over a stream found along the Great Falls Billy Goat Trail.

Great Falls Billy Goat Trail – A Hidden Gem!

THE TRAIL If you’re choosing between a trip to the nations’ capital and a trip to the outdoors, why not combine the two? By lodging in D.C., you’ll become one of the few people to know of the Great Falls Billy Goat trail. Situated only 16.5 miles outside of Washington, D.C., you can experience the …
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David Best’s Temple Exhibition at Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.

Renwick Gallery turns entire rooms into works of art. One of their rooms currently houses David Best’s piece, Temple. The architecture evokes spiritual feeling. In response, visitors are encouraged to write thoughts on wooden placards and place them throughout the room. This work is essential to any art tour of the city. Consider staying our …
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The Best Restaurants in D.C.

Restaurants and enjoyable cuisine can make or break vacation in D.C. As a bed and breakfast, we understand just how critical delicious food is in day-to-day life, especially when you’re away from home. While we don’t offer lunch or dinner, we do have several great recommendations for restaurants in the area. We are confident that …
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Jefferson Rock at Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry: Make a Day Trip out of D.C.!

Cherry Blossom season in D.C. is absolutely delightful, but we know that the crowds can be hectic and chaotic – so why not take a day trip to Harper’s Ferry? D.C. has so much history, but the impact of Harper’s Ferry on history cannot be underestimated. Harpers Ferry is only a little over two hours …
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Wood carvings

Spotlight on House Museums in Washington DC

House museums in D.C. don’t get the credit that they deserve. When people come to D.C., they always make it a priority to see well-known museums, such as those in the Smithsonian. While such institutions are undoubtedly worthwhile, nothing can offer you a better taste of authentic D.C., living than a house museum! As the …
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NMAAHC Exterior

Spotlight on the National Museum of African American History and Culture!

Museums enrich our understanding of history and society, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is no exception! The latest addition to the Smithsonian, the NMAAHC had been a long-awaited arrival when it opened its doors to the public in 2016. By that point, the museum had officially been over 13 years …
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Give The Gift of American Guest House This Holiday Season

Give your loved one a very special gift of a stay at our property.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.