Within walking distance are many excellent restaurants and cafes, the eclectic shopping of Carytown, art galleries to suit every style, fascinating museums, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hollywood Cemetery, Monroe Park, Firehouse Theater, Richmond's Landmark Theater, Kanawha and Haxall Canal Walk, Maymont (Richmond's own Gilded Age mansion), and even the State Capitol designed in 1775 by Thomas Jefferson.
A short drive will allow you to enjoy the Botanical Gardens, Civil War Sites, River Front, James River Park System, Golf, 17th Street Farmer's Market, more museums, and birding. You can also travel to Stony Point Fashion Park, Short Pump Town Center, and a broad array of antique and collectible shops.
Cultural Events include the Richmond Symphony, First Friday Artwalk, Historic Garden Week in Virginia, Virginia Arts Festival, Richmond Ballet, and Virginia Opera. If you're seeking sporting events you'll find the Richmond International Raceway, Colonial Downs, Richmond Kickers and Richmond River Dogs.
The William Miller House has been totally renovated to maintain the charm of original architectural details: the period window glass, heart pine floors, and those marble mantles, while adding modern necessities such as central air conditioning, updated electrical and plumbing, and wireless internet.
The Inn also features many places to relax: the delightful main floor parlor with fireplace, the garden room with its evening wine service, the porch with its rockers, the stone patio area with its lovely fish pond, and the dining room with its crystal chandelier. Tastefully furnished with both antique and modern pieces in classic styles, the William Miller House is the epitome of hospitality, warmth, and comfort.
The William Miller bed and breakfast has been granted a Green Lodging Certification by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for their commitment to energy conservation, water conservation, recycling, and other green initiatives.
Regency King Room
The comfortable elegance of the Regency Room whispers "you're home" as soon as you cross the threshold. Make yourself at home in the comfortable sitting area or at the desk. The brass king bed with pillow-top mattress, luxury linens and handcrafted coverlet invites you to relax. Unwind as you linger in the whirlpool tub or grab a quick refresh in the separate tiled shower. Finally, look out , through the large magnolia, over the beautiful landscaped gardens to the urban streetscape below, or catch up on the news on your flatscreen tv with premium cable.
Walk to local restaurants and shops.
Much of the unique character of the Fan is derived from the fact that it remains a self-contained community of homes and apartments, restaurants, outdoor cafes, shops, galleries, markets, and service establishments. Fan residents—and visitors, too—have all the necessities of life: food, drink, entertainment, schools, museums, shops of every type and parks within walking distance of their homes.
The Fan District is home to Monument Avenue, considered "one of the most beautiful streets in America," and the only avenue in the United States named a National Historic Landmark. The broad avenue, with a wide central median, is home to statues of the Southern leaders of the Civil War, including J.E.B Stuart, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Matthew Fontaine Maury. A memorial honoring Arthur Ashe, the tennis great who was born in Richmond, was added to Monument Avenue several years ago.
Life in the district harkens back to an earlier, slower-paced era. Residents stroll and bike along city streets and neighbors know each other. The defining characteristic of the Fan is the spirit of its residents, who are committed to city living and to restoring and preserving their distinctive, historic neighborhood.
From I-64 Westbound, remain in the center lane, and take exit 190 (5th. Street Downtown, Coliseum). Follow 5th Street for approximately 9 traffic lights (1-mile), to Main Street. Make a right turn on Main Street; proceed west on Main through the Virginia Commonwealth Campus to Morris Street (Papa Johns Pizza on N/W corner). Turn right on Morris Street and proceed to Floyd Ave. We are number 1129, the gray house on the S/E corner of Morris St. and Floyd Ave.
From I-95 Southbound, take exit 78 Boulevard. Turn right (South) at the end of the exit ramp. Proceed on Boulevard past Broad Street, past Stonewall Jackson monument, to Floyd Avenue. Turn left (East) on Floyd and proceed to 1129, the gray house at the corner of Floyd and Morris.
From I-64 Eastbound, take exit 186 I-195 South/Powhite Parkway. Proceed to the Cary St/Grove Ave exit. Turn left on Cary. Follow Cary through Carytown to Boulevard/Rte 161 (about 9 blocks). Left on Boulevard. Right on Floyd (second intersection). Follow Floyd to 1129 at the corner of Floyd and Morris.