The name “Crozet” is pretty well-known around the area of Virginia, primarily for the local city, but also for the man to which the name belonged—Claudius Crozet. This French-born civil engineer not only helped to found the Virginia Military Institute, but also contributed to a variety of bridges, railroads, canals, turnpikes, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Tunnel. (Is it any wonder that he is called the “Pathfinder of the Blue Ridge”?)
Over the past several years, the craft beer industry in Nelson County and the Charlottesville area has really burst on to the scene. We have so many great breweries putting out fantastic beers and earning well-deserved praise and awards from across the country. Furthermore many of the breweries, including the three located here in Nelson County, have outstanding restaurants as well, so it’s a real treat to have the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds – a beer-pairing dinner.
Everyone enjoys live entertainment, and the summer months seem to summon a fantastic line-up of performers, especially around this area of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia is a hot spot for live entertainment, much of which is presented in and around the Historic Downtown Mall (which was featured in our last blog). These entertainment venues host everyone from world-renowned performers to local musicians, so you won’t want to miss their upcoming shows:
Looking to do some nearby shopping and exploring during your stay at Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast? Charlottesville, Virginia’s Historic Downtown Mall is your solution. At eight blocks in length, it’s one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States and is located in and among the historic buildings of old Main Street. Here are our top 4 reasons to visit the Downtown Mall:
“A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.” --Anonymous
Great Outdoors Month is coming to a close, but you certainly don’t have to cease your exploration of the natural world. One way you can indulge in the Great Outdoors is by means of a favorite local hike, Crabtree Falls, which boasts the highest cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi River.
June is a month dedicated to the Great Outdoors, and there is no better place to visit and explore than Virginia. Our particular area of Virginia just so happens to boast a portion of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, so if you’re in search of breathtaking views, stunning scenic drives, and hiking trails of various levels of difficulty, then this is your ideal outdoor adventure.
Still need a bit more convincing? Here are our Top 4 Reasons to Visit Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park:
Let’s say it’s going to be a hot day in Virginia, the sort of day where the air is thick with humidity and your clothing sticks to your perspiring skin. You’ve taken a dip in the Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast pool, dried off and dressed, and you’re now perched on our back porch, feeling a bit parched and peckish. Luckily for you, you spent the cool of the morning picking your own fruit from our local orchards and farms.
Milk and cookies, Batman and Robin, salt and pepper. There are a lot of things that just go better in pairs, and we have a new combination to add to the list—wine and horses. Yes, you read that correctly. There are two local groups that offer trail rides through the stunning farms and vineyards of Nelson County and Albemarle County, Virginia, complete with award-winning horses and samplings of some of the best wine that Virginia has to offer.
With its stunning views, its friendly atmosphere, and its array of lunch and dinner options, it’s no wonder that Restoration in Crozet has become such a popular eatery since its opening in May of 2013.