Bears Den is located on Blue Ridge Mountain Road (Route 601). Build in 1933 as a summer home, it is reminiscent of a European castle, complete with turrets and a tower. Without a doubt, this hostel is one of the most impressive hostels in the eastern United States. For the hiker, Bears Den is conveniently located along the Appalachian Trail and in fact is owned by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. For more information call 540-554-8708.
Built in 1824, the 8th generation of the Smith family continues to own and operate the farm. Drive through the apple orchards and pick an apple on the way to the main house and then enjoy a picnic basket lunch down by the stream or in the gazebo. Smithfield is still a working farm but with an eye to natural foods. Their natural meats and eggs are found at farmers markets in Washington, D.C., Alexandria and other Washington area localities. All of this and more can be purchased at their very own store right on the farm! For more information call 540-955-4389 or toll free 877-955-4389.
The Villa, located in a 19th century home near Boyce, Virginia is owned and operated by L’Auberge Provencale, so expect the same luxury you would receive at the inn itself. Step out of the house and onto the pool patio for a summer refreshment or swim. Breakfast is served at the Villa and dinner at L’Auberge Provencale. For more information call 540-837-1375 or toll free at 800-638-1702.
Located on 100 scenic acres with stunning views of the mountains, this bed and breakfast is part of the Veramar vineyard and winery estate. This quiet and romantic setting is the perfect end of your tour of over 20 wineries within a 20-mile radius. For more information call 540-955-5510.
Waypoint House B&B is the perfect mixture of modern accomodations within a circa 1885 historic home. A three minute walk will take you to 9 different restaurants and to Barns of Rose Hill cultural and entertainment center. Call for reservations at 540-955-8218 or 703-608-9237.