If you’re not coming for the beautiful views, chances are you’re headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the amazing area attractions. For good reason, too. There are theaters, shopping, and museums galore. Perhaps the most famously popular attraction in the area is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
When you picture the rolling hills and mountains of Virginia, chances are the sweeping landscapes of perfectly manicured vineyards come to mind. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley are home to an insane amount of award winning vineyards and wineries. In fact, 7 wineries within 30 miles of us were awarded with the 2017 Governor’s Cup Gold Medal this year.
Do you like to spend those cold rainy or snowy days curled up with a cozy blanket, a cup of tea, and a nice long book? Well, fellow bibliophiles, with spring comes your new favorite event: The Virginia Festival of the Book. Held each year during the 3rd week of March, the Festival includes programs and events in bookstores, libraries, theaters, schools, and other venues at the University of Virginia, and across greater Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Just when you think the holiday season is finished, February looms with its own big, pink holiday, reminding you that it’s time to celebrate the wonder of romance. If Valentine's Day is on the horizon, and you haven’t yet figured out how you’ll sweep that special someone off their feet, then don’t worry. We’ve got your back. Here are 4 unique and romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a stay at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast.
2016 is over and 2017 is here! For some it’s a bittersweet to say goodbye to last year, for others it’s a big Yippee! Whatever your feelings about 2016, we can all get excited for 2017, if only for the outstanding activities and events happening near us this year!
New Years is only a few days away and like you, we’ve started thinking about the ways we can continue to grow and change in 2017. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, and as we reflect on the people we met this year and the things we did, we can only hope 2017 is as good as 2016 was for us.
That’s right, December 12 is National Gingerbread House day. Gingerbread has been along for a long time, all the way back to the ancient Greeks who used the first recorded recipe for the dessert in 2400 BCE. Centuries later, an Armenian recipe for Gingerbread made its way to Europe with the help of a monk, Gregory of Nicopolis. But the real Gingerbread house we know and love today was concocted as a result of the Grimm’s Fairy Tale Hansel and Gretel. Seems German bakers found the idea of a house made of sweets so charming, they conceived the spic