Definition: A meal served to all comers at a fixed price or a tavern or eating house serving regular meals
2016 Awards Dinner
Monday, October 24 | Richmond, VA

Awards Dinner

2016 Awards Dinner Entertainment


About The Awards

The Ordinary Awards celebrate and honor all of Virginia’s restaurants, lodging establishments and hotels, DMOs, attractions, and more. The Awards are presented by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA).

The Ordinary Awards are open to both VRLTA members and non-members. The 2016 Ordinary Award Honorees will be recognized on the evening of Monday, October 24 in Richmond, Virginia at the Historic Hotel John Marshall.

Why Would You Call the Awards…Ordinary?

Red Fox Inn | Photograph from National Register Collection
Red Fox Inn | Photograph from National Register Collection

Chinn’s Ordinary, considered “the oldest original inn in America” (Baltimore Sun), was built around 1728 in Chinn’s Crossroads, now Middleburg, Virginia. The building was uniquely situated half-way between Alexandria and Winchester, Virginia, making it an ideal location for an inn and tavern catering to travelers. Throughout the years, Chinn’s Ordinary has undergone significant renovations and name changes. Sometime between 1810 and 1830 it was remodeled and renamed the Beveridge House (after Noble Beveridge). Later, around 1890 it became the Middleburg Inn. Know as “America’s oldest continuously running inn” (Thrillist), since 1937 it has operated as the Red Fox Inn & Tavern.

So, why Ordinary? Well, on one hand, it simply fits. This history of Chinn’s Ordinary speaks to all facets of VRTLA’s membership—restaurants, lodging, and travel. And, on the other hand, the term ordinary is just the opposite of the hospitality and travel industry. It truly is anything but ordinary. A juxtaposition that is almost too good to pass up.

The true goal of these Awards is to honor those in our industry, be they individuals or companies, that are truly extraordinary.

2016 Ordinary Awards Sponsors