“It’s no secret that [Starr Hill’s] mission is The Gift of Great Beer. Every culture in the world has a fermented, cereal grain beverage that people use to sit around and talk. I’m a steward of the product that enhances this thing we call life.” --Mark Thompson, Master Brewer
“The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender...” --William Cullen Bryant
In January of 2009, Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast became a livelier place with the addition of two canine companions. Seven-year old Pansey and four-year old Fritz were roommates at the Nelson County Almost Home Pet Adoption Agency (and in fact, Pansey was one of the first dogs to live there at the agency).
“When I visited the Blackfriars Playhouse, I was instantly captivated by its atmosphere and by the amazing work that goes on there. It is a center of excellence and should be protected and cherished.” – Dame Judi Dench, on visiting the American Shakespeare Center
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” ― Ernest Hemingway
The Blue Toad is a relatively new pub located in Afton. It is owned and run by Todd Rath, and we at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast highly recommend it to our guests. The menu has a wide variety of foods that range from our favorites like the Irish Sheppard’s Pie and the Fish & Chips to our guests’ much-loved Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad. Top it all off with an unbelievable...
“Most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. And this is when taking into account only US grown products” (Local Harvest). This certainly sounds much less appealing than buying fresh produce from local farms, which is where we at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast acquire...
Three Notch'd Grill
One luxury we have as bed & breakfast owners in the Charlottesville area is the wide variety of fantastic local restaurants that surround us.