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A Thought for Spring

from Kellyn

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” — Eleonora Duse


A Touch of Green Boosts Productivity

From Madeliza

While shopping at a local organic market I came across a very interesting article about plants in the work place that I wanted to share with you. The article, “The goal: ore plants everywhere,” comes from the March 2019 issue of Delicious Living:

“You probably know that spending more time with nature (ideally when it’s sunny) is a proven mood booster. What you might not realize is that making your home a little more lush may also brighten …


Sweet Potato-Oat Energy Bites

From Cassandra

If you are like me, snacking is my favorite meal of the day. I was born with the sweetest tooth and, because of that, I am also constantly looking for snackable sweets that won’t pack on the pounds.

I owe my love of sweet potatoes to Stevenson Ridge, because before working here I was never a true fan. Now I can’t get enough!

Our Inn Coordinator, Madeliza, was doing her typical shopping for a romance package at Harvest …


Why It’s Okay to NOT Wear White on Your Wedding Day

from Kellyn

I was told, growing up, that a woman should wear white (or some form of it) on her wedding day. If you ask around to your girlfriends, you’ll likely find the same story. As an iconoclastic wedding coordinator, I always want to know more. Why is this the way it is? Where did this tradition come from? So, I’m forced to ask: wearing a white wedding dress has been the status quo for as long as most of …


Hosting an American Hero for Medal of Honor Day

Medal of Honor recipient Britt Slabinski and SR Historian in Residence Chris Mackowski

From Chris

Last October, Stevenson Ridge had the honor of hosting a true American hero: Britt Slabinski, the most recent recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Medal of Honor is “the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.” Britt received the Medal of Honor in May …


A Day at the Distillery

Cassandra and Madeliza on a “still” moment on the tour.

from Madeliza

Last month, month Cassandra and I had the opportunity to tour the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, conveniently located about 11 miles from Stevenson Ridge. I will have to say that this is one must-see hidden gem in the Fredericksburg area.

The Bowman Distillery produces an assortment of artisanal spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. Its brands have won more than 100 …


Enter the Dragonfly

from Cassandra

As a wedding coordinator, most of my job consists of interacting with clients and our couples on a day-to-day basis. The “art of gathering” is something all of the coordinators have majored in, and we love being surrounded by people. However, I have always described myself as in introverted extravert—meaning, when I’m “on,” I am sociable, and thrive off those around me. When I’m “off,” I am in need of a bit of a recharge in solitude.

I …


Valentine’s Day Special at the Ridge

If you’re looking to make some special memories with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, consider an overnight at Stevenson Ridge.

We have a special Valentine’s Day package we’re offering guests to make their holiday extra memorable: a wood-burning fire, sparkling wine on ice surrounded by votive candles, and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival with breakfast delivered in the morning.

Add some extra romance to your reservation for just an additional $75 plus tax. (Available for reservations from Wednesday 13th – …


February 24: Stevenson Ridge’s Bridal Open House!

Join us for our annual open house on Sunday, February 24, 2019, from 1-4 p.m.! Our super-hero theme this year: “The Love Adventures!”

This fun event will showcase our event venues, cottages, catering, and many of our preferred vendors. We welcome ALL wedding couples…even if you have booked a different venue. We will have some incredible vendors for you to meet!

Also welcome are wedding professionals, anyone who plans events, and anyone who just wants to learn more about Stevenson …