Mountain Laurel Blooming

Each day of spring brings a few more wildflower blooms out, as the days get warmer and longer.  We often get the question, “When will the Mountain Laurel be in bloom?”  The answer is not simple, as so many factors combine to determine when a particular stand will show off.  As you might have guessed, […]

Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival

The 31st annual Crozet Arts and Crafts Spring Festival is happening May 7 & 8 at the Claudius Crozet Park in Crozet, VA.  There will be over 100 art exhibits, live entertainment, wine tasting, and and great food.  Children’s activities are available to keep the younger ones occupied.   For more information, visit

With Warmer Weather Come Outdoor Activities

Now that warmer weather is here, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy it.  Here are some of the favorite outdoor activities that our guests enjoy year after year. Horseback riding at Star B Stables or Appalachian Horse Adventures Fishing for trout in the streams or lake Hiking our mountain trails Mountain Biking Golfing on […]

Thousands of Books at Discounted Prices – Green Valley Book Fair

The Green Valley Book Fair opens today, March 26, and will be open 9-7 daily through April 10.  If you’ve never been to the Green Valley Book Fair, you really do owe it to yourself to check it out.  You’ll never find more books at better prices, anywhere.   You’ll find books on: Cooking Quilting […]

Virginia Fly Fishing Festival April 16-17

The 11th annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is scheduled for April 16-17 in Waynesboro, VA. Perfect for beginners and old-timers alike, you’ll hone your fly fishing skills and learn new ones, with casting classes for beginners or experienced, fly tying demos, kayak rigging demos, and much more. Speakers include big names such as: Lefty Kreh […]

Wintergreen Ski Packages Available at Cabin Creekwood

  Looking for great deals that combine lodging and skiing? Look no further. With our Ultimate Midweek Ski Package, you can stay in the cabin of your choice, and have enough lift tickets for each person to ski every day! Minimum two-night stay One lift ticket to Wintergreen Resort for each person per night Transportation […]

Blow Your Own Ornament – Sunspots Glassblowing

  Sunspots Studios in Staunton is a fascinating place to visit anytime.  Their one-of-a-kind products are truly works of art, and most days you can watch the artists at work as they blow melted glass into vessels, ornaments, and shapes of all kinds.   Now you can join the artists in their studio as they […]

Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Although the bulk of the leaves have already fallen or turned brown, this time of year is perfect for taking a hike.  Crunchy leaves and bare trees mean that wildlife are easier to spot, and that views through the woods are more open.  Whether your preference is waterfalls, lakes, scenic vistas, or simply a walk […]

Fall Foliage Report – Still Lots of Color

Even though many of the leaves are starting to turn brown, and others are turning loose, there is still plenty of fall foliage color to be seen in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Many places, you’ll find trees that are a little later turning than others, whether because of species, elevation, or location.  Regardless […]

How To See the Best Colors of Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains – it just doesn’t get any better than that!  The autumn colors are in full swing, and the crisp cool nights make it really feel like fall.   We often have people ask “When is the peak?” as if it can be narrowed down to a specific day.  […]