Your Hosts: Jan-Willem & Nancy BoerA little bit about us.
The hosts of this magnificent facility are Jan-Willem and Nancy Boer. Jan-Willem, a native of The Netherlands, and Nancy, a farm girl from North Dakota, met in Europe, married in the USA, lived in Europe for several years, and then moved to the USA, which has been home for their family for 30 years. Jan-Willem’s career has been comprised of being a commercial illustrator/graphic designer, soccer coach, and now a fine arts painter. Nancy’s career has consisted of Administrator for several companies, Artist Representative for both illustrators and photographers, and a Real Estate Agent. They have always run their own businesses and have always opened their home to hosting all kind of events; which makes them natural hosts for the Bed & Breakfast. You will find them quite interesting to engage in conversation as they have traveled extensively all over the world.
The story to the Shenandoah Manor begins in 1883 on the banks of the Union Run; the creek that flows by the entrance to the property, where a clapboard farmhouse on 100 acres was built with a spring, a spring house, and a hand-hewn log barn (still exists). In the 1990’s, the Manor became a renowned family-owned Bed and Breakfast, The Inn at Union Run, and was a three-time recipient of the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Award. Later as these innkeepers moved on it, it was privately owned, and in the 2000’s a team of local investors decided to restore the property to a whole new level of distinction. Today you will find the Manor tastefully decorated, the original wooden front door, beautiful landscaping overlooking the fountain in the pond on 10 acres.