Steve Wheat

Steve Wheat is the Marketing Manager at Airlie. He has 25 years of experience as a creative professional with a diverse background, including graphic design, advertising, web development, photography, and publishing. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his equally creative wife, Carina, and two sons.

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Rosanna Smith squirrels away vintage furniture and decor to create beautiful vignettes at weddings and events

As a child, Rosanna Smith figured she would grow up to be a businesswoman. And she did. But she had no clue her business would involve styling vignettes with vintage furniture and decor for weddings and events. Of course, her business Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals is much more complicated than styling events. She’s also busy responding to inquiries, drafting proposals, meeting with clients, coordinating deliveries, managing inventory, and many other tasks. 

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Fall foliage and an abundance of autumnal activities make October an opportune time to visit the scenic Virginia countryside

Autumn at Airlie is one of our favorite seasons. At this time of year, Virginia truly offers the best of both worlds with beautiful color, and comfortably warm temperatures. All the more reason to venture out and have "fun in the sun" during your stay.  

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IT Technician Noah Gigliotti’s passion for technology, helping others, and superheroes earns him the moniker “Iron Man” at Airlie

Even thought Noah Gigliotti is one of Airlie’s newest employees, he is already a familiar face around the property. As an IT Technician, he has helped just about everyone with phone, computer, or networking issues. He’s a good fit for the job not only for his valuable technical skills, but also his desire to help. Noah has a history of helping others. In fact, his first career was as a mental health counselor. After 11 years, he made a career change to IT and continues to help others, just in a different way.

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Airlie’s namesake, a medieval castle in Scotland, has a fascinating history

Many of our guests are surprised to learn our historic hotel gets its name from Airlie Castle in Scotland, which dates back to 1432. Harry Connelly Groome, who founded Airlie in 1899, visited the castle during a golf trip to nearby St. Andrews and noted strong similarities in the rolling terrain to his own property in Warrenton, Virginia.

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