Things To Do

Nearby Attractions

This picture perfect Farmhouse is nestled in 6 stunning acres where many of its original features remain untouched. You will be sure to re-charge your sole in this quiet, unique and wonderful country setting.

Being at the heart of the Route 151 “Brew Ridge Trail” The Farmhouse is in close proximity to lots of things to see and do including winter sports, picturesque trail walks and cycle routes. You will be just a few short miles from all the wineries, breweries and distilleries too.

Food & Drink

Ann’s Family Restaurant: Good old country cooking. Fresh vegetables and specials every day. 1170 Thomas
Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA
Tel: 434-263-8110
Basic Necessities: Off-beat cafe, wine and cheese shop, offering a “taste of Europe” since 1997. 2226 Rockfish
Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-361-1776
Blue Mountain Brewery: Full service restaurant using high quality ingredients, 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton VA
Tel: 540-456-8020
The Blue Ridge Pig: Classic Pork BBQ, all meats smoked on-site. 2198 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-361-1170
Chens Restaurant: Freshly prepared to order Chinese food to take out or eat in. 73 Callohill Drive, Lovingston, VA
Tel: 434-263-8865
Chirio’s Pizza: Oldest pizza establishment in Nelson County since 1989. 2777 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-361-9188

Christina’s Cafe: Located in The Junction in Piney River offering a Mexican menu. 2851 Patrick Henry Hwy, Piney River, VA
Tel: 434-270-1146
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company: Smoke-free craft brewery and restaurant. 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA
Tel: 434-361-1001
Devils Grill: Elegant contemporary American fare in a beautiful setting. Blue Ridge Drive, Wintergreen, VA
Tel: 434-325-8100
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant: Life without Mexican food is NO life at all! 37 Tanbark Plaza, Lovingston, VA
Tel: 434-263-5999
Fountain Room at the Mark Addy: Finest in international cuisine and elegant setting. 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-361-1101
Stoney Creek Bar and Grill: Sweeping view of the Blue Ridge with fabulous menus. 1354 Stoney Creek West, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-325-8110

The Edge at Wintergreen: Casual and family friendly. 11 Grassy Ridge Rd, Wintergreen, VA
Tel: 434-325-8080
Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant: Delectable Italian food at reasonable prices. 2842 Rockfish Valley, Hwy, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-361-9170
Lovingston Cafe: Diverse modestly priced menu including steaks, seafood and sandwiches. 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA
Tel: 434-263-8000
Margarita’s: Authentic Mexican specialities including appetizers, salads and enchiladas. 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-218-7767
Montebello Country Store and Cafe: Amazing breakfast menu or lunch BBQ platter. 15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA
Tel: 540-377-2650

Mountain Mama’s Cafe: Featuring Kabobs, in flatbread, a salad or platter. 7376 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA
Tel: 434-361-2001
The Copper Mine Bistro: Serves a traditional breakfast, and Mediterranean menu at dinner. 39 Wintergreen Dr, Roseland, VA
Tel: 434-325-8090
Farmhouse at Veritas: Four course, wine and meals. Advanced reservation req’d. 72 Saddle Back Farm, Afton ,VA
Tel: 540-456-8100
Vito’s Pizza and Italian Grill: Italian food and pizza. 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA
Tel: 434-263-8688
Wild Wolf Brewing Company: Amazing food, award winning beer and a wonderful experience. 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA
Tel: 434-361-0088

Great Out Of Town Restaurants

Greenwood Gourmet Grocery: Grocery stores for amazing homemade sandwiches. Crozet, VA.
Crozet Pizza: Local locally owned and loved pizza. Crozet, VA.
Smoked Kitchen: Smoked meat with a tasty menu. Crozet, VA.
Fardowners: American restaurant, craft beers and live music. Crozet, VA.
Duner’s: Casual fine dining restaurant, menu changes daily.Crozet, VA.
Ivy Inn: Refined local American fare served in early 19th century house with old Virginia feel. Charlottesville,VA.
Dr Ho’s Humble Pie: Laid back eatery serving inventive pizza, burgers and updated takes on old school comfort food. North Garden, VA.

Alley Light: French small plates, boards and shareable dishes with bar. Charlottesville, VA.
Citizen Burger: Warm restaurant with burgers and brews. Charlottesville, VA.
Pippin Hill: Farm to table wine and food, exquisite culinary experience. North Garden, VA.
The Local: Gastro pub, new American cuisine in brick and wood space. Belmont, Charlottesville, VA.
Kardinal Hall: Seasonal German fare, housemate sausages and bocce. Charlottesville, VA.
Depot Grill: American eatery and bar with classic tavern vibe set in historic rail depot with beam ceilings. Staunton, VA.

Wineries & Breweries

Most of the wineries have SPECIAL EVENTS on selected weekends and usually include music and food along with wine tasting. Tours, picnic facilities and wine gift items are often available. Wineries can also be booked for special events and weddings.

Getting Around

Afton Coach: 434-760-4115
All N 1 Transport LLC: 434-270-5790
Brew Ridge Tours: 855-446-7868
Corporate Car Service VA: 434-825-8199
CVille Hop On Tours: 434-218-3565
G Limo Services LLC: 540-477-2244

My County Rides: 434-962-8225
Nelson 151 Guided Tours: 434-361-1101
Top Shelf Transport, LLC: 434-295-9642
Tours For Tunes: 571-344-1717
Virginia Blue Ridge Wine Tours: 434-361-1735

Hikes & Trails

Nelson County offers 45 miles of the APPALACHIAN TRAIL along its western region, as well as other scenic easy, moderate to steep trails – so there’s something for everyone. tart off with a hike alongside CRABTREE FALLS, and for 360 degree views, there’s the Spy Rock hike. The White Rock Falls hike off the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY includes a water feature, and Hump Back Rocks is a great short, but steep hike to incredible valley views.

The NATURE FOUNDATION AT WINTERGREEN trails can be explored at Wintergreen Resort, and down in the valley is the Rockfish Valley Trail System with many nature-themed trails. Along Route
29, hike the FORTUNE’S COVE NATURE PRESERVE with moderate to difficult trails through relatively intact forest, and the DELFOSSE TRAIL at at Deer Rock.

For hiking or biking, there’s the VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY TRAIL in Piney River, with its KIDS IN THE PARKS TRAIL for kids.

#1 – Appalachian Trail from State Route 56 (Swinging Bridge)
to Harpers Creek
#2 – Appalachian Trail to Spy Rock
#3 – Nelson County Wilderness Area
#1 – Humpback Rock
#2 – Mau-Har Trail
#3 – White Rock Falls
#4 – Royal Oaks Watchable Wildlife Loop
#1 – Delfosse Trail
#2 – Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail
#3 – Fortune Cover Nature Preserve
#4 – Henry Lanum Memorial Trail
#5 – Montebello Nature Trail
#6 – Rockfish Valley Loop Trails
#1 – James River State Park
#2 – North Fork of the Piney River
#3 – Spruce Creek Park
#4 – Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Resources & Links

Nelson County Visitors Center
8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy.
Telephone: 434-263-7015

Brew Ridge Trail
8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy.
Telephone: 434-263-7015

Nelson 151