Mountain Biking in Virginia

Mountain biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an extremely popular sport, and this area is perfect with trails from beginner to expert.   For beginners, we often recommend taking some of the forest service roads off the Coal Road and into the Big Levels Game Management Area.  These two-track roads in the George Washington National Forest […]

Off-Road Adventure

If off-road four-wheelin’ is your idea of adventure, you’ve come to the right place.  Just a short distance from Cabin Creekwood is the entrance to the Stoney Run Jeep Trail.  This 12-mile trail begins on the Coal Road and ends on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Sections of this trail are very steep and rocky, making it […]

Staunton Attractions – Guided Tours Available

There are so many things to see and do in Staunton, just 20 minutes away from Cabin Creekwood.  Staunton attractions include the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace, the Frontier Culture Museum, Sunspots–a lovely glass-blowing studio and showroom, and the American Shakespeare Center, including the Blackfriars Playhouse.  This playhouse is the only reproduction of Shakespeare’s […]

Hiking at Fortune’s Cove Preserve

This challenging Nelson County hike rewards visitors with stunning mountain views. Situated within some 29,000 acres of relatively intact forest habitat, the 5.5 mile trail takes you through a series of rocky glades that are home to rare plant communities. Plenty of wildlife inhabit this area as well, including black bear, bobcat, white-tail deer, red […]

Fall Foliage Update – October 26, 2009

The Fall Foliage peaked in our area this past weekend, but there’s still lots of color to be seen.  Although most of the mountain-top foliage visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway has begun to dull towards that late-season brown, the views in the valley are quite spectacular, and should provide visitors with good color over the […]

Fall Foliage Update–October 19, 2009

Despite the rain, wind, and ice over the weekend, fall color remains quite strong in the area, with some sections just moving into “peak”.  Temperatures were down to a low of 28 this morning, but will be much warmer throughout the next couple of days.  Along the ridge top, ice hung in the trees most […]

Fall Foliage Update–October 16, 2009

Autumn is in full swing here with lots of that great fall color everywhere you look.  In fact, I would say we are right in the middle of peak!  The rusty reds of the Dogwoods and the yellows of the Tulip Poplar stand out among the slower-turning Oaks and Maples, although they are beginning to […]

Pick Your Own Apples this Fall!

Every fall, we look forward to the wonderful taste of crisp, freshly-picked apples.  Nothing else can quite compare to the explosion of flavor that comes with every bite.  And it’s even better when you have the privilege of picking it yourself.   Dickie Brothers Orchard (434-277-5516) allows you to pick your own apples every day throughout most of the […]

Green Valley Book Fair Great Place to Buy Books

Posted by Stan Horst, 10/7/09 The Green Valley Book Fair is coming to town.  This warehouse bookstore, located just 45 minutes north of our Virginia mountain cabins known as Cabin Creekwood, contains an incredible collection of books of all varieties.  You’ll find books on: Business Fiction Literature Christian Fiction History and Current Events Nature and […]

How to See the Best Fall Foliage in Virginia – 10/5/09

The brilliant display of colors known as the fall foliage is changing almost daily now in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Due to the different elevations and amazing varieties of trees, it is impossible to pick a date that will be “peak” for the entire area.  Even within a particular area, you’ll find pockets […]