Most everyone associates March with St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s not the only holiday to celebrate this month. We’ve got holidays for math and pie, proposals, pecans, the earth, and even a celebration of “no selfies.” If you’re ready to enjoy one of these offbeat holidays (inspired by this post), then Afton Mountain B&B is ready to host:
We’re already halfway through Punxsutawney Phil’s six more weeks of winter—and he was certainly right—which means that the anticipation of springtime is almost reaching overwhelming. If you’re like us, then you’re getting tired of holing up indoors to escape the frigid temperatures. Thankfully though, warmer weather will be arriving soon, bringing with it a wealth of outdoor activities that will allow you to stretch your legs after a winter of hibernation:
Duner’s Restaurant just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia is fantastic little eatery that offers a unique dining experience, consistently fresh and delicious portions, and a rotating selection of food that is every locavore’s dream. Here are our three favorite aspect of this neighborhood bistro:
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
In the age of fast-paced technology and instant gratification, sometimes it’s a wonder that people still enjoy sitting down with peace, quiet, and a good book. But reading is one of life’s simple pleasures, and no event celebrates this as well as the much anticipated Virginia Festival of the Book.
An Important stop on the tour of Virginia Presidential Homes
If you’re a history buff traveling near Charlottesville, you’re obviously going to want to stop and explore Thomas Jefferson’s famous Monticello. Along with your Jefferson jaunt, how about a visit to the home of Jefferson’s good friend James Monroe? Highland was the official residence of the United States’ fifth president and his wife from 1799 to 1823.
Winter is here, but you certainly don’t have to equate the seasonal chill with being housebound. Nelson County and the surrounding areas provide a number of cold-weather activities to keep you occupied and give you a fun, frigid adrenaline rush. Now, most of these options are right down the road from Afton Mountain B&B at Wintergreen Resort, so you won’t have to travel very far to find the ice and snow. Your other options are only a quick drive away in Charlottesville, VA, so grab a calendar, and start planning your getaway:
By now, you’ve probably got all of your Christmas plans in order—lunch with the immediate family, dinner with the in-laws, and an entire day of unwrapping gifts. But soon after, New Year’s Eve will be sneaking up on you, and if you’d rather not spend the evening bored at home, then we have some local suggestions to bring festive excitement to ring in 2015:
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Pear Lager from Devils Backbone Brewery.” What? That’s not the way you learned the song? Well, that’s the way Devils Backbone Brewing Company is singing it during this holiday season. Starting this Saturday, December 13, 2014, and running through December 24, Devils Backbone will be celebrating the 12 Beers of Christmas. Each day will feature a Devils Backbone brew at a special price:
Basic Necessities is a charming little French wine and gourmet food shop and restaurant in Nellysford, Virginia “Basic Necessities celebrates the European mentality which places value on thoughtful food preparation, conversation and relaxation. La table in French signifies so much more than just ‘the table,’ or dinner table. It means a place where family and friends can eat, drink, talk and just be together for hours over a simple and fresh meal” (Basic Necessities).