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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward
“Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.” –Mariska Hargitay Most people enjoy chocolate, right? You’ve got your milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate fondue, hot chocolate, and chocolate desserts of all varieties. So why...
As the old cliché goes, “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” and while we’re not talking about a book per se, the notion is certainly applicable. Paulie’s Pig-Out in Afton, Virginia may not look like much from the outside, but inside you’ll find some of the most delicious barbecue in the area. Seriously, the modest façade and simple white sign...
With October being the month of Halloween, it is a time to delve into everything spooky and otherworldly. Oftentimes, the supernatural is directly linked to history, so what better way is there to commemorate the season than with a local Spirit Walk?
What meal is complete without a delicious dessert at the end? October 14 is National Dessert Day, and if you’ll be staying at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast, then we have some delectable desserties only a quick drive away from us.
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano, Wither Are you ready for the arrival of fall 2016? We are, especially because of the variety of ways in which this area of Virginia likes to celebrate this season. While Oktoberfest is always a popular way...
Green is slowly but surely being usurped by orange. Walk into any store, and you’ll see a sudden burst of orange, autumn-themed merchandise that almost rivals the coming fall foliage in its intensity of hue. You may have guessed by now that fall is coming. If you caught one of our last blogs, “5 Reasons to Visit Afton in Autumn,” then you’ll know that a celebrated part of...
“Rule your nest. Be an Alpha.” This is the motto of Afton’s newest establishment, Silverback Distillery, which just had its grand opening a couple weeks ago. Silverback, which shares its name with the adult, male leader of a group of gorillas, will be a welcome addition to the established wineries, craft breweries, and cidery in the neighborhood. If you stop by their tasting...
Can you believe autumn is only a month away? We love summer, and while we’re sad to see the warmth and green depart, we’re also looking forward to everything that comes along with fall in Afton:
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...