Charlottesville Area News and Events

“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” –Czech Proverb
What do you usually have for breakfast? Cold cereal with milk? Habitually burnt toast with a few scrapes of butter? Imagine waking up from a deep night’s sleep to the scents of breakfast floating through the air, wafting with hints of fresh coffee, sizzling bacon, and sweet French toast. Afton Mountain B&B is ready to make this happen for you, leaving you full and happy. Need a bit...
"The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” –Thomas Jefferson Fall will be here before you know it, and one local way we enjoy celebrating the upcoming season is with Monticello’s annual Heritage Harvest Festival. Now in its ninth year, the 2015 festival will take place on September 12 and promises to be a wonderful day...
With its authentic Irish flavors, its lush mountain views, and its live music events, it’s easy to see why The Rockfish One Fifty-One Pub has become such a hit with both locals and visitors of the area. This Nelson County eatery, located in the former Blue Toad Restaurant, is just down the road from Afton Mountain B&B, and ready to welcome you with a host of Irish entrees, local brews,...
As you are probably already aware, August has arrived. Summer vacation is winding down, teachers and students are anticipating the return to the classroom, and people are already starting to plan their fall foliage getaways. If you found yourself unable to take a summer holiday and bemoaning no time for a full fall vacation, then we think a mid-week break might be perfect for you. Why? We’...
 “Wine is all about taste, smell and atmosphere, so what better way to enjoy great Virginia wine than with some delightful Eats & Beats at Keswick Vineyards!” (VirginiaWine.org). As the name suggests, Keswick Vineyard’s Eats & Beats is an event chock full of wine tasting, local food vendors, and live music to accompany your culinary and vinous indulgences.
Have you ever spent a night or two in Afton, Virginia? If not, then you may not know what guests of Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast get to experience during their time here. From hiking trails to eclectic downtown shops, Afton and her nearby cities are full of memory-making activities. Of course, if you’d rather sit back and enjoy some onsite relaxation at the inn, that’s perfectly...
"An apple is an excellent thing -- until you have tried a peach." –George du Maurier Many people automatically equate the month of July with Independence Day, but that’s not the only event to be recognized. July 17 just so happens to be National Peach Ice Cream Day, which is perfect timing since the fruits of our local peach orchards are in their prime.
The Fourth of July will be here before you know it, and if you are dreading the thought of hosting another barbecue, cook out, or friends and family get-together, then escape to Afton, VA for Independence Day 2015.
A dad is a special person. He works tirelessly to provide for his family, rushes from sporting events to dance recitals to school fundraisers, and keeps you entertained with a seemingly endless supply of jokes and puns. Isn’t it time to celebrate your father or husband with something more than a six-pack and a gift card to the home improvement store? Treat your dad to a different type of...