Virginia Green Travel Stars

Various pictures from Virginia Green Awards Ceremonies

Green Travel Stars recognizes the efforts of participants of Virginia Green, Virginia's campaign to promote environmentally friendly practices in the tourism industry. Contact us at if you have questions.

2017 Travel Star Awards

On March 2, 2018, the 2017 Travel Star Awards were presented at the 5th Annual Virginia Green Travel Conference held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Virginia Green recognized 19 Virginia Green Travel Star Awards for outstanding green tourism practices.16 additional tourism businesses were recognized as Virginia Green Travel Leaders for their efforts. Read about projects and programs implemented by winners in the 2017 Virginia Green Award Summary.

Green Attraction of the Year  Khimaira Farm, Luray
Green Brewery of the Year  Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Nellysford
Green Travel Chapter of the Year
Green Event of the Year Venture Richmond and SportsBackers, Richmond
Green Hotel of the Year Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond
Green Bed & Breakfast/Inn of the Year Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast
Green Restaurant of the Year Cary St. Cafe, Richmond
Green Winery of the Year The Williamsburg Winery
Green Supplier of the Year   Vastly
Green Convention Center of the Year Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach
Green Conference Center of the Year Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Green Transportation of the Year
Green Visitor Center of the Year Hardesty-Higgins House, Harrisonburg
Green Supporting Partner of the Year Virginia Clean Cities, Harrisonburg
Industry Game Changer Eric Walter, Blackbear Composting
Innovative Green Project Oystoberfest, Richmond

Green Corner Consulting, Charlottesville

Executive Mansion Greening, Richmond

2016 Travel Star Awards

Read about projects and programs implemented by winners in the 2016 Virginia Green Award Summary.


2016 Travel Leader Award Winners

  • Adventure Kayak Tours, Chesapeake
  • Birdsong Pleasure Garden, Luray
  • Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton
  • Burnham Guides, Onancock
  • Caffe Amouri, Vienna
  • Capital Ale House, Richmond
  • Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast, Rocky Mount
  • Clay Corner Inn, Blacksburg
  • Coelacanth Brewing, Norfolk
  • Doubletree by Hilton, Virginia Beach
  • Green Leaf and Pebble Tea Spa, Virginia Beach
  • Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond
  • HI Richmond, Richmond
  • Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke
  • Mountain Song Inn, Willis
  • Monticello Wine Trail
  • Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast, South Boston
  • Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria
  • RVA Green Team, Richmond
  • Shadow Mountain Escape, Luray
  • The Damascus Brewery, Damascus
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Virginia Beach

For more information on the 2016 winners click here.

2015 Travel Star and Travel Leader Awards

For more information about the 2015 winners click here

Virginia Green is a partnership program supported by

Logos for Virginia is for Lovers, VRLTA, and DEQ

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Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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