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Old 08-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Great places in VA

I'm thinking about taking a weekend trip to Charlottesville or some place in southern VA. I'd like to do some hiking (with good elevation and great views) and stay at a nice B&B. Does anyone have any recommendations of places to go?

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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Wintergreen is a good option if you wanted to stay up high. It's got a 20 mile trail system with some great views and a waterfall, and access to the AT. A lot of the AT doesn't actually have views, but 2-3 miles north is Humpback Rocks, and a mile south is Raven's Roost, both of which have great views. Less than an hour to Cville if you still want to go there. PM me if you want more info.

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The Abingdon / Damascus area is very nice. The Appalachian Trail runs through there, and the Creeper Trail also offers some really nice rails-to-trails for biking. There are a number of B&Bs in the area.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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We like Jones Run in Shenandoah, although it might not be challenging enough for you.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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How about Staunton Va? We stayed at the Samson Eagan Inn and loved it. Close to the appalachian trail I think.
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We lived in Roanoke for 9 months - beautiful. Lots of great hikes. Check out Cascade Falls, Sharp Top/Flat Top, and Tinker Cliffs. I've attached a pic from hiking down Sharp Top in the fall season.
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I second Staunton. Didn't do any hiking there, but did go to a living history museum, where they have re-created the traditional homes of the first typical settlers in the U.S. So there's an Irish croft, with a linen loom (and they grow and process linen there), an English tudor farmhouse with a threshing floor in the barn, a German farmhouse, etc. People walking around in period costume, AKA colonial Williamsburg. Really neat. It's called the Frontier Culture Museum.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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Charlottesville is awesome. Monticello and the University of Virginia are really pretty. The mountains about an hour from there are gorgeous and great for hiking.

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