Virginia Travel Guide
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.
Park and walk this 1.8-mile round trip path, a wildlife-rich hike with educational signs along the way.
Small children will love visiting for a 20-minute paddock ride on a friendly pony ($10).
Wander the cobbled streets of this national treasure. Try on period outfits (for a fee), learn to make cabinets or shoes, tour an old printing office, and ask costumed interpreters anything you want.
In addition to works by local craftspeople, the store also stocks vintage books on local Virginia heritage.
Follow in George Washington’s footsteps with a visit to the grounds where his boyhood home once stood.
Artisanal cheese from nearby farms
Owners Carol and Gary Konkel share 20 years experience and a discerning eye for mid-18th to mid-19th century American antiques with a specialty in American country, high country, and formal furniture with an original finish.
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.
Revel in the gorgeous countryside of the Nature Conservancy’s Warm Springs Mountain Preserve and hiking the easy 2.4-mile Ingalls Overlook Trail, where you’ll see catawba rhododendrons, ruffed grouse, migratory songbirds, and possibly even a bobcat or black bear.
On summer Saturdays, take in concerts at the outdoor amphitheater.
For more than 40 years, folks have flocked here for hand-rubbed, air-cured meats. Sandwiches are piled high with silky slices; pick up a bone-in whole ham to bring home.
The store is filled with Deco furniture at reasonable prices.