Blue Ridge is for Lovers

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Romantic Weekend Getaways in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

It’s February, and love is in the air! We may be biased, but we’re pretty sure there’s no more romantic place in the US than our very own Blue Ridge Mountains. This year, skip the chocolates and flowers, and give your Valentine the gift of a weekend getaway in the beautiful Blue Ridge!

Where To Stay

There are so many wonderful bed-and-breakfasts and inns in the Blue Ridge area, it can be daunting narrowing down the prospects. To make it easier for you, here are just a few of our favorites:

Bella La Vita Inn

Just minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway, this quaint, Virginia country inn is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life—to really unwind and reconnect with your special someone. You’ll enjoy luxurious, yet whimsical accommodations, warm hospitality, and the finest home-cooked breakfasts. Venture into nearby Floyd for live bluegrass music, artisan shops, local wineries, and fine dining.

Woodberry Inn

Located a mere 200 yards off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this newly renovated Inn is convenient for motorists and perfect for nature lovers. Surrounded by Southwestern Virginia’s unforgettable mountain scenery, and close to hiking trails and scenic Parkway overlooks, this inn is sure to host a memorable weekend.

L’Auberge Provençale Bed and Breakfast

Step into another time—and another country—at this quintessential French country inn. With 11 unique, romantic suites, an award-winning restaurant that features herbs, vegetables, and fruits from their own orchards and gardens, and acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this Blue Ridge gem is not to be missed!

What To Do

Explore

With scenery as outstanding as that found in the Blue Ridge, you have to get out and explore. Enjoy hiking and nature-watching on any of the many nearby trails, or take a scenic (if a bit strenuous) bike ride along the Parkway. For a more low-key outdoor experience, grab your poles and bait and spend the day fishing and watching for wildlife.

Attractions

Mabry Mill is an icon of the Blue Ridge Parkway—among the most photographed places in the area. When open for the season, the Mill offers live demonstrations in milling, blacksmithing, carding, spinning, basket making, and other traditional Appalachian crafts. Another must-see for history buffs is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation, with its impeccably designed home and lush botanic gardens. And almost every town along the Parkway has its own unique flavor, with local restaurants, galleries, and artisan shops galore.

Breweries and Wineries

Taking full advantage of the breathtaking scenery, the Blue Ridge area has quite a few wineries and vineyards that are a must. For wine tastings, Chateau Morrisette, situated 3,500 feet above sea level, provides a spectacular view of Buffalo Mountain and the valley below. For beer and cider lovers, Brew Ridge Tours is the perfect activity—they’ll do the driving so you can do the tasting!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Gramercy Row!