As the heat of summer moves us into the month of August, many people begin to anticipate the arrival of fall and all of its enjoyable seasonal elements—pumpkin spice flavors, colorful foliage, harvest festivals, Halloween parties, fuzzy scarves, and a general crispness in the air. Afton, Virginia is a particularly pleasant area in which to celebrate the arrival of autumn. From horseback riding to cider tasting, we have a number of upcoming activities to enhance your fall stay at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast.
Nelson County, Virginia is historic, scenic, and home to a variety of activities from wine tasting to hiking trails and everything in between. The Nelson Scenic Loop is a wonderful compilation of some of the best stops in the area, so keep reading to discover a few of our favorites. (Please note that some of the stops listed on the Scenic Loop website may be closed or no longer in business.)
Arrington, Virginia’s Lockn’ Music Festival could be called the Virginia edition of Coachella. While it’s on a smaller scale than the star-studded Colorado music festival, Lockn’ is still a much-anticipated, much-celebrated event that draws in music lovers from all over the nation.
From Charlottesville to Nellysford, Cville Hop On Tours is providing an exciting experience for all libation lovers. If you’re a beer buff, a wine devotee, or a savorer of spirits, then this chauffeured tour of our local breweries, wineries, and distilleries is the perfect activity for a summer day. Top it off with a stay at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast, and you’ve got yourself one great vacation.
What are your summer plans for 2016? Many people head to their annual beach or amusement park, but why not switch up your vacation theme this year and head to the beautiful mountains of Virginia? Center your summer vacation around a stay at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast, and you’ll be right in the midst of opportunities for swimming, hiking, kayaking, wine tasting, music festivals, orchards, and more. Check out the following list of our Top Ten Summer Activities for 2016:
There is something refreshingly comforting about a big bowl of ice cream. Diving into a bowl of the creamy dessert provides the perfect post-dinner treat, while the crunch of a cone makes for an excellent summer cool-down. Check out the following list of some of our favorite nearby ice creameries, featuring everything from hand-dipped Hershey treats to homemade gelato:
Veritas Vineyard & Winery is a favorite (and award-winning!) winery right here in Afton, VA. Between the breathtaking Blue Ridge view, the top-notch vintages, and the fun events, Veritas is a must-visit for anyone with even the smallest interest in wine. And speaking of their fun events, summertime sees the return of the much-anticipated outdoor concert series Starry Nights.
The Monticello Artisan Trail includes a series of local establishments with everything from pottery and oil paintings to history museums and wineries. Here are a few of our favorite trail suggestions that you may want to visit while you’re in town:
If you’re a regular reader of our blog posts, you may remember us mentioning Pharsalia in the past. This historic plantation was constructed in 1814 by war veteran Major Thomas Massie, and has remained in the Massie family to this day.
Crozet, Virginia is a beautiful little town located only 15 minutes away from Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast. With a fascinating blend of railroad history, farming, orchards, wineries, and breweries, it’s a great spot for a day-trip during your visit to the area. Check out these upcoming Crozet events for an added incentive to visit this Blue Ridge town (and don’t forget to make your Afton Mountain reservation!):