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Picture yourself sitting on the grounds of a winery, glass in hand and a lush, summer view in the background. You’re chatting with a friend on one side and a friendly stranger on the other, all the while watching mallet-wielding riders tear across the field on horseback. Sounds like quite the enjoyable afternoon, doesn’t it? It’s an afternoon you can experience for yourself at...
Whether you’re sipping lavender tea, burning a lavender scented candle, or treating your skin to lavender essential oil, the uses for this flowering plant are seemingly endless—not to mention that it’s beautiful just to observe in its natural brilliance.
Whether you’re an expert photographer who makes a living with your professional imaging product, or you casually snap iPhone photos for your Instagram profile, you can celebrate National Photo Month. The entire month of May is dedicated to the art of photography, and you can explore your craft right here in and around Afton, Virginia. Check out these eight different photo locales that will...
It’s not even summer yet, and we’ve already hit 80 degrees here in Afton, Virginia. That means that everyone is beginning to look for activities that will keep them cool and offer a bit of fun at the same time. Other than unwinding in a room at Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast, we have a number of possibilities to enjoy as the weather continues to heat up:
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us...” ― Washington Irving
“There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others.” –Bill Carter
Afton, Virginia is the absolute ideal location for both wine enthusiasts and beer buffs. From the award winning vintages of Afton Mountain Vineyards to the acclaimed brews of Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Afton and its neighboring towns quench the thirst of all who visit. If you’re intending to enjoy a vineyard or brewery excursion, then why not arrive in style?
Veritas Vineyard & Winery is a local favorite here in Afton, VA and with good reason. The wine is high-quality and award-winning, the owners are fantastically dedicated, and the Blue Ridge view is spectacular. But it doesn’t stop there…Veritas takes it a step further to bring its patrons a much-anticipated summer series known as Starry Nights.
Most of us enjoy a glass or wine every now and then, right? It’s especially tasty when shared with friends, and even more so when it’s part of an event like the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival.
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: