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Laughers, prepare to get swept away by the allure of olde world charm and hospitality with innkeepers Joel and Becca Graham of the historic Friendly City Inn in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Take a journey with these new parents who are among the youngest innkeepers in America and our charismatic host, Dawn Davis Womack, as we delve into their heartfelt transformation of an 1885 mansion into a modern bed and breakfast oasis. Nestled near the bustling downtown and James Madison University campus, this idyllic inn invites guests with gourmet breakfasts crafted from local ingredients, where classic fare meets a creative twist. Hear anecdotes of their rise from humble apartment dwellers to proud proprietors living in the house behind the inn. Peek into Joel's unique hobby as a certified mushroom forager, and gather insights into their dedication to the local community and the environment. Revel in their story of love and Spike ball—a game that led to a world championship win and an inspiring partnership. The Grahams share their business philosophy, their encounters with a gracious former owner, and their vision for integrating events and live entertainment to deepen local connections. Finally, don't miss the chance to hear about their pride-filled feature in Southern Living magazine that has guests flocking to their doorstep. It's all about embracing the legacy while crafting contemporary experiences—tune in for laughs, lessons, and local escapades right here on Virginia Is For Laughers. Cheers to laughter, exploring the Valley  and living the inn life!

Friendly City Inn

Inquiries and Bookings:

Facebook: Friendly City Inn Bed & Breakfast

Instagram: @friendlycityinn

Location: 547 E Market St., Harrisonburg, Virginia


Phone: (540) 433-8233

Laughers, enjoy the award-winning delicious PrePOPsterous Gourmet Popcorn! 

Physical Location: 400 N Main St, Bridgewater, VA 


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