Hello, I’m Kristine Guido, The Guest Whisperer. When you stay at River Terra, I want you to feel, as the Italians say, la mia casa e la tua casa – “my house is your house”
I treat you as I expect to be treated when away from home. I ask, “would I be happy as a guest here, will I smile when paying the bill”?
Roberto, the Italian tuxedo, and Dosh, the gray Irish lass, are the cats of River Terra,
but are of no bother to guests.
The house and out buildings were built in 1911. My Irish great grandfather bought the property around 1920. In the 1950’s my grandparents moved in year round. I’ve lived here since 1988. Guests ask if there are spirits in the house. Well, I’ve never felt alone. At 100+ years old, the house continues a legacy of hospitality.
The town of Colonial Beach was born a bathing and fishing resort in the 19th century. Nearly ¾ of the land is surrounded by water. The sun rises over the Potomac River and sets on Monroe Bay.
- The second longest public beach in Virginia
- A golf cart community with rentals available
- Marinas, jet ski, kayak, canoe rentals
- A robust year-round activity calendar
- A 500 foot municipal town pier
- Shops and art galleries (www.jarretthor.com)
- 2nd Friday Art Walk (http://colonialbeachartistsguild.org)
- Historical landmarks like Stratford Hall, George Washington’s birthplace and his boyhood home, birthplace of President James Monroe, Westmoreland State Park and Caledon State Park.
- Wineries: Ingleside Winery and Oak Crest Winery.
- The Westmoreland Berry Farm and Vorhees Hiking Trail.
Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia
National Association of Women Business Owners
Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
Historic Society of Colonial Beach