Things To Do
Upcoming Local Events
Our Facebook group where we list all that is happening in the coming week at locations in Crozet, Charlottesville, Western Albemarle County, and Nelson County! Events with live music and/or food at popular winery, vineyard, brewery and other locations. Also included are local restaurants hosting live music or special events and popular concert venues and suggesting for activities such as hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, sightseeing and shopping.
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Full Calendar of Upcoming Events
Wineries & Vineyards
Several wineries and vineyards are in our immediate area, among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy wine tastings at White Hall Vineyards, Stinson Vineyards, Grace Estate Winery, Knight's Gambit Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, these are most nearby. Further to the west are Veritas, Afton Mountain and more. East towards Monticello you will find Pippin Hill, Jefferson, Trump, Blenheim and First Colony, and to the north, even more! See our complete Where to Drink guide.
Breweries & Hard Cideries
Check out Starr Hill Brewery and Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery in nearby Crozet during your stay, and to the west you will find Blue Mountain Brewery, Wild Wolf Brewery, and Devil's Backbone Brewery. Also to the west are Bold Rock Hard Cider and Blue Toad Hard Cider. Albemarle Ciderworks is just to the south of Charlottesville, and to the east Castle Hill Hard Cider. Breweries in downtown Charlottesville include Three Notched, Champion, South Street, and upcoming Random Row. See our complete Where to Drink guide.
Wine Tour and Brewery Tours
Wine tours and brewery tours are provided by Norm's Transportation (434) 327-9500, Blue Ridge Wine Excursions (434) 242-9313, Top Shelf Transportation (434) 295-9462 and several other livery service companies in the area. Have a fun and safe day visiting wineries and breweries in our region!
More to do at local wineries:
Blenheim Vineyards Historical Tour - History enthusiast Marcia Strait will describe the rich past of Blenheim, leading an outdoor tour and also entrance into The Library. The tour will conclude with a private tasting of Blenheim wines in The Chapel.
King Family Vineyards Tour - The tour includes a visit to one of the vineyards and the production facility. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
Antiques, Local Artisans and Shops
The landscape is dotted with several nearby antique and local artisan shops and studios. In Crozet, don't miss the Artisan Depot, Over The Moon Bookstore and Artisan Shop, and The Barn Swallow! See our complete guide.
Charlottesville Historic Downtown and University of Virginia
Plan a visit to the Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall, where you will find abundant shopping and restaurants, including artisan stores, art galleries, bookstores, coffee shops, ice cream shops, live street music, and night life. Also not far from downtown you can visit The Lawn and Rotunda on the University of Virginia campus, the original Academical Village designed by Thomas Jefferson.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and The Shenandoah National Park
Many of our guests enjoy a leisurely drive in The Shenandoah National Park along Skyline Drive or south along The Blue Ridge Parkway. You can access Skyline Drive from the southern most entrance at Rockfish Gap, where the road intersects with I-64 and 250 or to the north at Swift Run Gap, where it intersects with 33. Take your time and visit the overlooks for spectacular views of The Shenandoah Valley and the Piedmont area. You can see our bed and breakfast from The Moormans River Overlook at mile marker 95.
Take a guided horseback ride on winery grounds with Indian Summer Guide Service (434) 531-9679. Cville Tours (434) 218-2416 offers and all inclusive Vineyard Horseback Riding with VIP Wine Tasting. Tours by Rebel's Run are also available.
Hot Air Ballooning
Our guests have enjoyed hot air balloon rides with Bonaire Charters (434) 981-5260, Blue Ridge Balloon Company (434) 589-6213, and Monticello Country Ballooning (434) 996-9008. Cville Tours (434) 218-2416 offers and all inclusive Hot Air Balloon Experience.
Kayak, Canoeing, and Tubing
The local experts at Albemarle Angler (434) 977-6882 will provide guided fly fishing right here in Sugar Hollow along the Moormans River.
Guided Hiking Trips
Contact our friend Melanie Perl (540) 717-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a expert guided hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Head out to nearby Old Trail Golf Club (434) 823-8101 and enjoy a day on the links.
Skiing & Snowboarding
For winter fun check out Wintergreen Ski Resort.
Cville Tours (434) 218-2416 offers a Charlottesville Winery Guided Bike Tour or you can check out one of these 5 Mountain Biking Meccas Near Charlottesville, Virginia. Road cycling enthusiasts note that USBR 76, The Transamerica Trail passes through White Hall, Virginia, just 3 miles from here. More on local road biking here.
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and pick up a day pass and house tour or get a more intimate look with a behind the scenes tour.
James Madison's Montpelier
Visit James Madison's Montpelier and tour the mansion and grounds to learn about the U.S. Constitution.
Cville Tours - History Tours
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society offers Court Square Walking Tours, Cemetery Tours, Rides on the Hatton Ferry. and Old Albemarle Jail Tours.
Dining & Food Tours
We always recommend Fardowners' Pub, Restoration, and Public West Pub and Oyster Bar in nearby Crozet. See our full guide for more options!
Taste everything Charlottesville has to offer with Taste of Virginia Food Tours or check out Cville Tours (434) 218-2416 who offer a Gearhart Chocolate Experience, a BBQ Experience, and an Iron Chef Experience!
Massage or Spa Treatment
Enjoy a therapeutic massage by a certified massage therapist from Mary Beebe (434) 409-2559 at Blue Ridge Massage Therapy one of our friends Jessica Tosto (434) 823-2641, or Lauri Ross (434) 409-5373 or have a spa day at The Boar's Head.
Fun Group Ideas
- Book a wine and painting party with Wine & Design. Just show up, sip up, and paint!
- Take a cooking class at The Charlottesville Cooking School, Pippin Hill Winery, or Charlottesville Wine & Culinary including an immersive Wine & Culinary Weekend for groups!