Jim & Kay Heafner
first became inn-
keepers when they
operated the Country
Gardens B&B in their Anchorage, Alaska home.
Youthful treks in the Appalachian Mountains ignited Jim's outdoor passions, and he's been engaged in outdoor education, and guiding mountain and river expeditions ever since. Fly fishing, he finds, makes a worthwhile distraction while mentoring at-risk boys.
Fly fishing all over Alaska and as far south as Patagonia were just a start for Jim; he dreams of continuing the search for the "big one" wherever he travels.
After 30 years of wilderness adventure in Alaska, their Virginia roots called them back. Yet Jim and Kay enjoyed their Alaskan B&B so much that they've opened their Shenandoah Valley home to guests. They love the beauty of the expansive, historic estates nearby, which convey warmth and charm through a grand tradition of hospitality and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Hospitality is Kay's field. As well as the B&B, she owned a floral design and event planning business, and flew many a spine-tingling flight with an Alaskan bush airline. She is known for her gracious smile and enthusiasm, and welcomes searching farmer's markets for wonderful fresh goodies.
Located in the shaded "Tree Streets" district, a Waynesboro neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.
A Waynesboro Bed and Breakfast in Virginia Wine Country
The Heart of Virginia's
The Speckled Trout offers a quintessential bed and breakfast experience — an elegant home in a historic Waynesboro, Virginia neighborhood… luxurious guest rooms with vintage four poster beds… delicious gourmet breakfasts… beautiful gardens for outdoor relaxation. The home is decorated in the delightful Virginia Hunt Country Style; a blending of traditional furnishings and outdoor themes that convey a refined sense of adventure and comfort.
The Speckled Trout is the designated VIP Home for the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival and host home of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. In one room – the Lefty Kreh Fly Fishing Library – you can prop your feet on the grizzly rug and read about new ways to outwit a trout.
Views of the valleys and mountains are available throughout the city of Waynesboro. With area elevations ranging between 1,050 and 1,800 feet, the possibilities for recreation are endless. Explore the scenic winding Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Appalachian Trail, and the South River, a fork of the Shenandoah River that runs within walking distance of the inn.
An array of sensory experiences awaits you with wine tastings and country drives through the heart of Virginia's heralded Wine Country – fifteen vineyards are within 30 minutes. Video