Bench View – James River Richmond, VA

There aren’t many cities, none in fact, where you can kayak and raft class III and IV rapids in an urban setting. Richmond is the only place in the country where you can run the rapids, pull out and walk to a downtown brewery, bar or restaurant.

A bench view of bridges spanning James River in Richmond, Virginia

James River Richmond VA

Jefferson Hotel Opulence

Inside the Jefferson Hotel (Richmond, Virginia), there is a creative (i.e., assortment and range of architectural styles) approach. Every room is awash in light from stained glass windows and surfaces are cloaked in deep colors. The hotel’s two-tiered, 36-step grand staircase is said to have inspired the staircase sequence in the film Gone With The Wind.

Jefferson Hotel Opulence

Jefferson Hotel Luxury

Jefferson Hotel Richmond

The Jefferson Hotel is a luxury hotel in Richmond, Virginia, opened in 1895. In 1969, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Designed in the Spanish Baroque Style, patrons have included thirteen United States presidents, writers, and celebrities.

As a centerpiece for the upper lobby, there a life-size image of Thomas Jefferson from Carrara marble.

Jefferson Hotel Lobby

Jefferson Hotel Richmond