If Virginia is for lovers, then Mountain Home is for lovers of nature – famed for its majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, unique landscape and fascinating place in American history.
From the early settlers – celebrated in local museums and galleries – to stunning hikes and watersports at the national parks, there is plenty to do in Mountain Home all year round. Leave some room in your suitcase for exploring the friendly villages filled with eclectic boutique and antique stores and book into one of our favorite places to stay nearby – bookable on Culture Trip.
This historic schoolhouse – converted into a secluded country B&B – is nestled among five picturesque acres of grounds in the heart of rural Rappahannock. The Blue Door Kitchen and Inn offers four spacious yet cozy rooms for overnight guests, as well as a traditional pub, terrace and farm-to-table restaurant. Visitors from far and wide come to sample signature dishes including rye ravioli with fresh spinach and mountain cheese and flaky apple strudel – all inspired by the chef’s Italian roots.
Black Dog Farm Inn offers a welcoming home-from-home environment amid 23 acres (9ha) of manicured gardens, stables and a babbling brook – as well as unrivaled panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and the historic Skyline Drive. The quaint three-story stone building is perfectly situated on top of a small hill and was entirely refurbished in 2004. Expect wooden floors, high ceilings, original stonework and a whopping six fireplaces here – and a formal dining room for ultimate decadence.
Run by Joan and Bob, Woodward House on Manor Grade offers a variety of welcoming accommodation options. With two rooms, four suites and two cottages available, the proprietors treat all guests to complimentary snack baskets, bottled water and homemade cookies on arrival. Even if you’re not usually a breakfast fan, the “skip-a-lunch” breakfast is a must. Consisting of a fruit course, eggs, French toast, waffles and pancakes – and finally, Joan’s homemade muffins – this will indeed set you up for any adventures.