Farmers Markets are all the rage right now, but they’re so much more than a trendy fad. In fact, we would argue that, unlike fads, farmers markets will continue to endure and draw in crowds of all demographics. Afton Mountain B&B is at the center of a number of local markets with a seemingly endless supply of fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, hand-made crafts, and more. Farmers markets aren’t your basic grocery shopping…they’re a whole experience.
Celebrate the end of a busy work week with the perfect pairing—live music in Charlottesville, and then a stay at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast! Fridays After Five is arguably the most popular annual concert series in Charlottesville, and it’s back again for 2016, running from April 15 to June 24: “The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone!
As you may have already heard, Earl Hamner Jr., creator of the ever-loved TV series The Waltons, passed away recently. What you may not know is that Hamner, the real “John-Boy” grew up 30 minutes down the road from our B&B in the town of Schuyler, Virginia.
Monticello is a whole lot more than a simple building. While its architectural aspects are both beautiful and significant, this home of America’s third president (and author of the Declaration of Independence!) also draws in history buffs, gardening enthusiasts, nature lovers and more. There are some fantastic upcoming events that promise to be both fun and educational while including these various interests, so keep reading to learn more:
As kids, we used to spend hours exploring our surroundings, whether that meant suburban streets, the woods behind the house, or the cow-laden fields of your parents’ farm. No one says that when you grow up, you can’t go on any more adventures, and if you’re the type who loves outdoor exploration with a bit of history thrown in, then we have a fun, local activity for you to enjoy.
Have you ever watched a live glass-blowing demonstration? It’s absolutely fascinating to watch the molten glass being shaped and molded by skilled hands and their steel tools. Only half an hour away from Afton Mountain B&B is Sunspots Studio in Staunton, which offers daily glass-blowing demonstrations, a gallery of glasswork, and blow-your-own-ornament activities.
Afton, Virginia and her neighboring towns comprise a picturesque portion of our beautiful Commonwealth. With a series of mountain roads, valley views, and traveler trails, a huge part of Afton’s beauty relies on the upkeep. That’s why we would like to recognize a newly formed volunteer organization that offers its time and energy to keep Nelson 151 in its pristine, scenic condition—Friends of 151.
You’ve most likely heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how are you fueling yourselves for the hours ahead? If your answer involves cereal, a drive-thru biscuit, or nothing but coffee, then allow us to help with a hot, Southern meal here at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast. While there are numerous reasons you should indulge in your morning meal here at our Inn, you can also bring a B&B breakfast right to your own kitchen.
Are you the only vegetarian in your group of friends? Do you find yourself struggling to order a vegan meal when out to eat with your family of carnivores? We’re happy to say that our area is vegan- and vegetarian-friendly. Next time you’re on an Afton Mountain getaway and you’re in need of a meal to suit your dietary requirements, then you may want to try out one or more of these scrumptious suggestions:
“I remember Charlottesville fondly from my first ever visit in 2008, and this concert will give me a chance to say thank you to my fans here who have been so faithful over the decades. It’s always important for me to bring my music to everyone.” –Elton John