Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide

Park and walk this 1.8-mile round trip path, a wildlife-rich hike with educational signs along the way.

Slumber in good conscience at the certified-green B&B, tucked in the hills near Floyd. The homey farmhouse has views of the garden and the rolling landscape beyond.

Tour this Jefferson-built institution.

The winery makes a jammy Petit Verdot.

The Warehouse District shop sells flirty silk tops and Frye boots.

Take a soak in the natural mineral-spring waters—renowned for their restorative qualities—at the Jefferson Pools.

Located in Rappahannock County, Virginia, this small, family-run vineyard was founded in 2004.

The music scene was fertile here B.D.M.B.—that is, before the Dave Matthews Band, which formed in Charlottesville in the early 1990s. These days, alternative rock, country, and reggae acts—as well as, of course, jam bands—get crowds moving at Scott Stadium.

Luxuriate in the 98-degree waters of the hot spring–fueled Jefferson Pools, established in 1761.

Visit the grand plantation home of George Washington's sister Betty, just across the Rappahannock River from Ferry Farms, Washington's boyhood home. (One $11 ticket lets you visit both sites.)

A hive of shops perfect for supplying a picnic basket.

Floyd might have a lunch counter, but it’s best known for its music: Friday nights at the Floyd Country Store, a “jamboree” of bluegrass starts at 6:30 and ends around 10:30. The performers are mostly up-and-comers from the surrounding hills.

The just-opened Mountfair Vineyards focuses on small-batch, Bordeaux-style blends.

Take ahalf-day ride to 2,310-foot Kennedy Peak, overlooking other Blue Ridge peaks to the east. The excursion comes with a brown-bag lunch.

The shop stocks dresses by Alice + Olivia and 3.1 Phillip Lim.