Sad Summer without a CCW vacation!–Janet Holden, Newport News, VA

Sad Summer without a CCW vacation! This past summer is the first in many years that we’ve been unable to visit CCW. Hopefully, it will be the last. Mountainwood, our favorite cabin, is like a home away from home. Stan, Deb, Kendall and Jordan make us feel like family whenever we visit. Our sons, Tim […]

Civil War History – The Plumb House Museum

Enjoy Civil War history firsthand at the Plumb House, the oldest wooden building in Waynesboro.  The Plumb House, located at 1201 West Main Street in Waynesboro, was in the crossfire during the Battle of Waynesboro on March 2, 1865, when Union General Philip Sheridan took more than 1,500 Confederate soldiers prisoner during his campaign to […]

Oktoberfest in Virginia at Wintergreen Resort

Instead of spending thousands of dollars flying to Munich, Germany, you can experience Oktoberfest right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, on Saturday, September 27!  That’s right.  Wintergreen Performing Arts brings you a celebration of German culture and food, with Oktoberfest at Wintergreen Resort.   This family event features traditional “oom-pah” band music […]

Year Round Beauty – Sylvia Chenworth

We were lucky this past week to see some of those trees with the vibrant yellow leaves as we stayed in Cabin Dogwood. We also caught a brilliant red maple leaf as we hiked and took a picture of it. These are signs of the beauty that is yet to come this fall season. I […]

P. Buckley Moss Museum

Located in Waynesboro, VA, the P. Buckley Moss Museum houses the permanent collection of the renowned artist’s works.  Born in New York City in 1933, Moss attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where she specialized in graphic design and fine art.  After her family moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1964, […]

Blackfriars Playhouse – The World’s ONLY Recreation of Shakespeare’s Original Indoor Theatre

There’s no denying that William Shakespeare had an incredible and long-lasting influence on the world of literature and drama.  Today, you can experience a part of that influence in the world’s ONLY recreation of William Shakespeare’s original indoor theatre.  This 300-seat theatre is located in the Staunton historic district.  Visitors can choose between cushioned bench […]

Natural Bridge Virginia

Natural Bridge in Virginia is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! Billing itself as “Higher than Niagara, old as the dawn,” Natural Bridge is truly a WOW experience. There’s plenty of history at this 215-foot high and 90-foot wide marvel. George Washington surveyed the place in 1750 for Lord Fairfax, and carved […]

Pet Friendly Cabins a Great Way to Enjoy Fall Foliage

With the beautiful Virginia Fall Foliage right around the corner, renting a Mountain Cabin is a great way to enjoy colorful panoramic vistas with your faithful friend at your side! No need to leave Fido at home. While not all cabins allow pets, Cabin Creekwood is a Pet-Friendly facility, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

Caverns in Virginia

Virginia is home to many scenic vistas, both above ground and below!  There are numerous caverns throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.  Probably the most popular is Luray Caverns, but many others have just as spectacular views.  One of our favorites is Grand Caverns in Grottoes, VA. Located only about 1/2 hour […]

Sherando Lake

This 2-lake recreation area includes beaches, bathhouses, areas for swimming and fishing, and plenty of hiking trails with great views.  The lower lake is 24 acres, and has great access for swimming, fishing, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors.  Many of the activities even have handicap access.  The elevation is 1,900 feet in the Blue Ridge […]