The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia has inspected and approved the Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill B&B, Staunton, VA, as upholding the standards of the association and meriting membership. Being new to the business, innkeepers John and Janice McMahon appreciate the network of resources that being a BBAV member provides along with the high standards it helps them maintain. [caption id="attachment_6991" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill[/caption] "Since we're new to the business," Janice says, "it's comforting just to know we're on the right track. Over and above the checklist we were given." As part of providing the best service for guests, innkeepers of the Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill hope to maintain an environmentally friendly and health-conscious establishment with "breakfast featuring local, sustainably produced ingredients free of additives." Guests will also enjoy the Thornrose House's park atmosphere with flowers and trees on the grounds that provide a peaceful place for guests, especially when the plants are in bloom. [caption id="attachment_7835" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thornrose House breakfast features locally grown produce[/caption] Although Jon and Janice aren't sure where the exact idea for the B&B came from, they knew that they wanted to start a business that would make use of their DIY skills - and they thought opening a B&B would be fun, and a great way to meet people. "I love chatting with guests and becoming part of their lives for a few days, " says Janice. The Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill B&B provides a quality guest experience that is both comfortable and enjoyable - "a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life."