The Great Outdoors

Experience the outdoors on a hike along a mountain stream (see map of good hiking trails), go horseback riding through a vineyard, or even sign up for a hot air balloon ride over the majestic Blue Ridge and Charlottesville! For more information check out these sites or ask your innkeepers, Hiking UpwardIndian Summer Guide Service, and Blue Ridge Ballooning or Bon-Aire Charters.

More from us on hiking in our blog.

Combine a hike up on the Blue Ridge Mountains with a hearty meal and cold beer at Blue Mountain Brewery located along Nelson 151, on your way back from Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway.

For the complete hiking experience, take a guided hiking tour with certified naturalist Melanie Perl, and tap into her extensive knowledge of local trails for a half day or full day in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To reserve a guided hiking tour with Melanie, call 540-717-2821, or email