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Starting your morning with “Breakfast” at The Collins House Inn

In addition to providing comfortable B&B accommodations, we are pleased to serve our guests a complimentary full breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Time exceptions can be arranged. (We can accommodate special dietary needs when made known at the time of reservation or arrival.) We can also accommodate those early risers who have places to go; people to see. In those cases, a Continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, breads, yogurt, juice, coffee or tea will be available.
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We serve a variety of dishes and hope to make each breakfast during your stay at The Collins House Inn different and memorable. Your breakfast could include items from each part of the list below:

STARTERS
Baked Grapefruit
Strawberry Soup
Amish Baked Oatmeal
Daisy Berry Parfait
Fresh Fruit with Glaze
Melon Berry Bowls
Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp and more…
FRESH BREADS
Scones
Muffins
Coffee Cakes
Fruit Turnovers
A variety of Breads

ENTREES
Hearty Breakfast Casseroles
French Toast (many varieties)
Pancakes (many varieties)
Waffles
Quiches

A variety of meats may also accompany the entrée.

Coffee and hot tea are available for early risers by 7 a.m. in the main dining room.

Complimentary soda and water are always available.

Coffee, tea, and fresh-baked goodies are available at 4 p.m. in the main dining room.

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“INN”SIDE AND OUT
The Grounds of The Collins House Inn
The inn is surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds and bountiful gardens that supply many of the fresh herbs and vegetables used in the innkeeper’s breakfast creations.

The lush, green yard is a perfect setting for small outdoor venues such as weddings and reunions.

If “people watching” is of interest, guests are encouraged to relax on the front porch and take in the sights and sounds of Marion. Being right on Main Street—and in the heart of downtown—you are sure to get a flavor of “small-town America” and the friendly folks of Marion. Just settle into the rockers and relax.

Common Areas and Dining Rooms
If you prefer a quieter, softer form of relaxation, take advantage of our inn’s common areas. Both living room areas have comfortable seating—with one room having a warm, cozy fireplace for those cooler days/evenings. In addition, the third dining room can also be used as a game room or a meeting room.

Breakfast at The Collins House Inn is the crowning jewel. Guests are pampered with delectable meals consisting of fresh fruits, quiches, French toast, Belgian waffles, pancakes (to name a few), served with sides such as home fries, bacon and other meats, freshly baked muffins, scones, coffee cake… All breakfasts are served with juices, hot tea, or fresh-brewed coffee. Breakfast is served by candlelight in the inn’s Main Dining Room, and in season, the table is adorned with fresh flowers. And don’t be surprised if your breakfast begins with dessert.

Ease into your day surrounded by warm Tuscan tones and soft background music. Are you an early riser? If so, early morning coffee and/or hot tea is available.

If you are in need of a smaller, more private/intimate setting, the inn also offers a dining room with seating for eight. This dining room is excellent for a small business meetings, interviews, depositions, etc.

Keurig coffees, teas, & hot chocolate are available throughout the day. Around 4 p.m., fresh-baked cookies, bars, or other treats are available for guests to enjoy. The refrigerator in the main dining room is always stocked with water and sodas.

When combined with an inn stay, The Collins House Inn is a perfect location for a small executive meeting and/or retreat, as well as small engagement parties, bridal showers, and baby showers. The Collins House Inn also is the ideal getaway for a girls’ only weekend or a scrapbook or quilting weekend.

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THE COLLINS HOUSE INN BOUTIQUE
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The Collins House Inn is proud to feature art and crafts from the various talented artisans in the area. We also feature taste-titillating delights such as Moonshine Jelly, After-Shock BBQ Sauce, Jams, and homemade pickles from Four Seasons Bakery & Restaurant.The Collins House coffee mugs are here and make a great Inn-SpirationsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA gift. If you enjoyed the luxurious robes we have in each suite and want to purchase one or two of those luxurious robes for yourself or gifts for others from Chadworth & Haig, we have those too. The holiday season will feature décor created by your innkeeper, Sue. We will have decorated wreaths, trees, ornaments, deer, and swags to brighten up your home.

RECIPES FROM THE COLLINS HOUSE INN 

Raspberry & Melon Yogurt Drink

Sometimes, it is just fun to play with recipes, and the following recipe is one of those. This is a great way to start your day and your breakfast. Melons & raspberries are rich sources of vitamins B and C. Choose ripe, firm fruits that are not bruised for this refreshing, uplifting drink.
2-1/2 Cups plain yogurt
8 ice cubes
2 egg whites
1 Cup diced ripe Cantaloupe
1-1/4 Cups raspberries
Sugar to taste
Raspberries and mint leaves, to decorateBlend all the ingredients together until the ice is crushed. Serve immediately in chilled tall glasses, garnished with raspberries and 1 or 2 mint leaves.Variations on this recipe are easy to make. Instead of the melon, try any of the following:
2 peaches peeled and sliced
3 slices canned pineapple
1 mango, slicedInstead of raspberries, try any of the following fruits:
1-1/4 Cups strawberries, or blackberries, or blueberries, or black currantsServe with muffins or other breads.

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INN POLICIES
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Deposit Policy
To guarantee your reservation, a deposit of 50 percent is required for a stay of two or more nights. For reservations during NASCAR events, holidays, and other special events, a 100 percent deposit is required. A 100 percent deposit is also required for one-night stays. A major credit card is required to hold and guarantee your reservation. The balance is due upon arrival. All reservations are confirmed via email (or hard copy upon request.) Reservations, using Gift Certificates, are subject to room availability. The Gift Certificate must be presented at check-in.Check-In & Check Out Policy
Check-In Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you are unable to arrive during the check-in period, please notify us of your plans for arrival.
Check-Out Time: 10:30 a.m.
Early check-in or late check-out is available by prior arrangement only, and subject to availability.General Policies
A two-night stay may be required for holidays and special events.THE COLLINS HOUSE INN IS A SMOKE-FREE PROPERTY AND HAS NO DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS.All our rooms are smoke free, and smoking is not allowed on The Collins House Inn property. Our policy is enforced for the safety and comfort of all our guests. Smoking, burning incense or candles is not allowed at The Collins House Inn. Irons are not permitted in the guest rooms. An iron and ironing board can be made available should the guest request their use. This policy is stated at the time a reservation is made and repeated in the confirmation letter. There is a $500.00 assessment on any guest violating this policy. Should a guest fail to adhere to our no-smoking policy, the guest will be asked to leave and will be charged for the entire reserved stay. The surcharge of $500.00 may not be limited to that amount depending on what is necessary to return the room to its original smoke-free condition. If the room must be taken out of availability in order to deodorize it, we will also charge, in addition to the aforementioned cost, the standard room rental rate for that room for every night it is out of service.As previously mentioned, candles, any other flammables, and irons are not permitted in guest rooms.Robes are provided for guests and are the property of The Collins House Inn. They may be purchased in the Inn’s gift shop for $90.00. If they are “appropriated” from the guest room, an additional $125.00 will be charged to the guest per ‘missing’ robe.Guests are responsible for any damages.Our inn is not suitable for individuals under the age of 18.We do not allow pets. The innkeepers, however, do have a dog. If you have an allergy to dogs, you may not find our inn to your liking.Rates are subject to change without notice.Rates do not include applicable tax and service charges.Only registered guests are allowed in guest rooms.

We accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Cash. Checks are not acceptable.

Cancellation Policy of The Collins House Inn
When you make a reservation at The Collins House Inn, your deposit becomes an assurance that you are reserving a room with us. If we accept your reservation, we have an obligation to you that, upon your arrival, we will have a room available for your stay. Because our guests are important to us, we want to make sure that you have read and understand our cancellation policy.

Should you wish to cancel or change your reservation for any reason, we require 30 days’ advance notice during NASCAR events, holidays, and other special events. For other dates, 14 days’ notice is required.

With a 30-day notice, for NASCAR, holidays, and special events, we will refund your deposit, less a service charge of $25.00.

With the 14-day cancellation notice policy, we will refund your deposit, less a service charge of $25.00.

Cancellations made within the 30-day period, or the 14-day period, will be charged for the full amount of the reserved stay unless we are able to rebook the room. If we are able to rebook the room, we will refund your deposit and the rebooked portion, less the $25.00 service charge.

Cancellations must be made by phone and with the Innkeeper. Voice mails are not acceptable. The phone number for the inn is: (276) 781-0250. Cancellations made through e-mail are also acceptable.

Please Note: There are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, whether it is for reasons of health, family emergency or weather. Inexpensive trip cancellation insurance is one option you might want to consider if you think there may be the possibility of having to cancel your reservation. Our inn is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southern Virginia where fall foliage season and races at Bristol are very popular attractions. We project and count on high occupancy during these seasons.

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