A little about our guests.
Samantha (Sam) and Scott Darling are history and travel buffs who spent a few years nomadic before opening the Uphill House B&B.
Scott is a graduate of New Mexico State University and Sam went to Ole Miss. They met in Arkansas while serving in the education corps. In 2012, Sam got the bug to become an entrepreneur and settled on a B&B in Virginia.
Sam and Scott are craft beer enthusiasts and love Virginia for their many craft beer breweries. The B&B is also located in the middle of wine country, so Scott and Sam have been working long and hard learning about the art of wine. They’ve also begun to explore a love of whiskey.
When they aren’t sleeping indoors, Scott and Sam enjoy camping along with hiking, kayaking, biking, and rock climbing. They also love to travel and enjoy the fact that with business partners they can really trust (Sam’s parents) they have plenty of opportunities to see the world.
A little about their business.
After meeting and traveling around for the education corps from 2007 to 2014, Scott and Sam decided to settle down and open a business. Sam began to research possible businesses for her and Scott in 2012.
When Sam discussed some ideas with her parents, now also their business partners, David and Suzanne, they were interested in starting something new. In fact, the idea of a Bed & Breakfast was actually Suzanne’s.
The B&B was built in 2010 and purchased by Sam, Scott, Suzanne, and David in 2014. A more modern B&B, Uphill House sits in the middle of the history of the beginning of the United States. Sam and Suzanne serve as Culinary Operations and Housekeeping, Scott does Maintenance and Finance, and David is all things Tourism.
Together all four help with Marketing, Advertising, and Landscape/Yard Work. Scott and Sam have taken the concept of Together 24/7 and added a whole new layer to it.
One piece of advice (the nutshell version)
Don’t marry someone you don’t enjoy spending time with.
It’s OK to disagree, but you have to be open and respectful enough to say what you need to say.