• A Fairytale Wedding Weekend at The Omni Homestead
    When planning your destination wedding, you’ll want to schedule plenty of activities and adventures for guests during your celebratory weekend. From private history tours and special wine tastings to a variety of hands-on art classes, The Omni Homestead can arrange private group activities for your whole clan. Here’s a ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-03-28
  • Good for the Sole— Heartwarming Stories from an Appalachian Trail Community
    The 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.) travels through 14 states on its course from Georgia to Maine. A thru-hike along the length of the A.T. challenges hikers both physically and mentally and is frequently described as “life-changing.” 540 miles of the A.T. wind through Virginia, more than through any other state, ... read more
    Source: Appalachian TrailPublished on 2018-03-16
  • 5 Small Towns in Southwest Virginia You Need to Visit
      With dozens of critically acclaimed restaurants, nonstop entertainment, and easy transportation, the lure of Virginia’s bigger cities is obvious, but less likely are the quaint and cozy small towns. Southwest Virginia has many options in this category, offering a quiet getaway with tons of character and friendly locals to ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • 5 Small Towns in Southwest Virginia You Need to Visit
      With dozens of critically acclaimed restaurants, nonstop entertainment, and easy transportation, the lure of Virginia’s bigger cities is obvious, but less likely are the quaint and cozy small towns. Southwest Virginia has many options in this category, offering a quiet getaway with tons of character and friendly locals to ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Off-Road in Southwest Virginia: Exploring the Area’s ATV Trails
    Southwest Virginia has long been an escape for outdoor pursuits. Scenic mountains and small-town charm have traditionally brought people to this corner of the state for things like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing. But now those who like a little more power in their outdoor activities are in for ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2018-02-15
  • Winter Fun at Four Virginia Ski Resorts
    When it comes to winter in Virginia, most people want to hunker down by a warm fireplace and avoid the chilly weather at all costs. But we have an even better idea; head to a Virginia winter sports resort to embrace the cold! These four resorts offer several winter ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-01-11
  • 5 Reasons for a Holiday Getaway to Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    November launches us into the holiday season and Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a prime destination to soak in the festivities and flavors. From elaborately decorated trees to performance traditions like “The Nutcracker,” you will be treated to an unforgettable season. Join us to get into the spirit. We have five ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2017-12-04
  • Plan an Adrenaline-Packed Getaway to Breaks Interstate Park
    Far out in the beautiful wilderness of Southwest Virginia, Breaks Interstate Park is one of the best-kept secrets in America. The park is one of only two Interstate Parks in the nation, sharing a border with Kentucky, and is made up of 4,500 acres of mountain landscape. This incredible ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2017-10-26
  • Virginia’s Historic Train Depots: Part 1
      **This is Part 1 of a series, focusing on the Western part of Virginia.** Find Part 2 Here.   Before thousands of miles of highways stretched across the country to allow for individual transportation, trains were the most efficient and useful way to travel. Growing populations and interest in ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2017-10-05
  • Virginia’s Historic Train Depots: Part 1
      **This is Part 1 of a series, focusing on the Western part of Virginia.** Find Part 2 Here.   Before thousands of miles of highways stretched across the country to allow for individual transportation, trains were the most efficient and useful way to travel. Growing populations and interest in ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2017-10-05
  • Hiking Virginia’s Appalachian Trail
    Virginia is home to 544 miles of the esteemed Appalachian Trial, more miles than any other state! Every year, hundreds of brave hikers, young and old, set out on the 80-year-old footpath in hopes of “thru-hiking” its 2,190 miles – often from Georgia to Maine. There’s often talk on ... read more
    Source: Appalachian TrailPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Waterfront Wanderlust: A Guide to Fishing, Food, and Fun on the Dan River
    Virginia’s portion of the Dan River starts near Meadows of Dan, traveling south through Patrick County in the Blue Ridge Highlands before crisscrossing the border between Virginia and North Carolina, then emptying into the Kerr Reservoir, also known as Buggs Island Lake. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast traveling through ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2017-07-12
  • Exploring Virginia’s Water Trails and Blueways
    The state of Virginia has an amazing array and variety of places to paddle, from the shores and coves of the Atlantic Ocean to the rolling rivers of the Piedmont to the splashing mountain streams of the Appalachian highlands. Many of these canoeing and kayaking opportunities within Virginia have been ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2017-06-13
  • 13 Mountain Cabin Rentals for Your Summer Vacation
      Many people plan a getaway to the mountains during the winter for snow sport adventures, dreaming of sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fireplace after a long day on the slopes, but some of the most enjoyable activities can be found in the mountains during the summer months. From ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2017-05-05
  • 13 Mountain Cabin Rentals for Your Summer Vacation
      Many people plan a getaway to the mountains during the winter for snow sport adventures, dreaming of sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fireplace after a long day on the slopes, but some of the most enjoyable activities can be found in the mountains during the summer months. From ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2017-05-05