Meet the Innkeepers
Jo and Jonah Windham call Vine Cottage Inn home and have made it a favorite B&B in Hot Springs, VA. Because the Windhams have both worked in the hospitality industry for more than 40 years, lodging at the inn rivals any hotels in the area. Jonah has a background in Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as conference center management in the University setting, while Jo has experience in restaurant management, catering, country clubs, and antiques.
You will likely find Jo in the kitchen when you arrive because she prefers cooking second only to being in the garden. Do not be surprised when you find her at the kitchen table reading one of the volumes from her 200-cookbook collection. She is always on the lookout at her favorite thrift or antique shop for the right item to go in a guestroom or in the public space of the inn.
If you make your reservation by phone, Jonah will be the one you speak with. He is the front-of-the-house man and will provide most any information about Hot Springs and Bath County, Virginia that you request. If you need dinner reservations or need restaurant suggestions, he is the go-to person. He can help you plan a day trip or a morning driving tour with a good stop for lunch. Jo will not let him do any cooking, but he will serve your breakfast quickly. You will find him taking care of all the little things that a 1900-era building requires.