Things To Do

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.

Breweries & Hard Cideries

Check out Starr Hill Brewery and Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery in nearby Crozet during your stay. Also in Crozet, check out the Bold Rock Cider taproom at Chiles Peach Orchard!

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!

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.

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.

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking

Hiking trails into the Shenandoah National Park begin 3 miles from the inn

Horseback Riding

Take a guided horseback ride on winery grounds with Indian Summer Guide Service (434) 531-9679 or with Mike and Kathleen at Morning Star Equestrian Adventures Western Trail Rides (434) 274-2708 at Mechum View Farm in Crozet. 

Here is the original Facebook page for Morning Star (for back when they were located near Ocracoke, NC) 

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. 

Kayak, Canoeing, and Tubing

James River Runners (434) 286-2338, and Rapidan River Kayak Company (540) 672-3955 are offering kayak experiences on nearby waterways.

Fly Fishing

The local experts at Albemarle Angler (434) 977-6882 will provide guided fly fishing right here in Sugar Hollow along the Moormans River. 

Golf Outings

Head out to nearby Old Trail Golf Club (434) 823-8101 and enjoy a day on the links.

Biking

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.

History Tours

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.

James Monroe's Highland

Visit James Monroe's Highland, the official residence of our 5th President.

Day Trip Ideas