by Casey | Posted on September 17th, 2012
As the weather cools and the colors begin to hint across Virginia’s 15 million acres of foliage, the temptation for a weekend getaway increases. Travel affordably this fall with a package that includes accommodations and fun.
Hiking, Biking and the Great Outdoors
Celebrate 75 years of the Appalachian Trail with a weekend stay The Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel in Pembroke. $221.50 per night for two people includes all meals and a guided hike. Available September 21-23 and October 12-14 only.
The Virginia Creeper Trail is Virginia’s most famous rails-to-trails project, and offers amazing views along its 34.3 miles. Rent a bike and stay two nights with the Summerfield Inn Bed & Breakfast in Abingdon where a gourmet breakfast for two is included. $340-$400 per couple.
The leaves are what fall is all about and you can see them from a unique vantage point when you stay at the Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg and soar on a plane. The plane ride for two, the one-night stay and a $50 dining certificate is all wrapped into a neat price point of $369 per couple plus tax.
Drive your own ride but let Sheraton Roanoke Hotel give you the scoop on the best routes when you book their Fall Foliage package. Stay the night, enjoy their breakfast buffet and take their recommended scenic routes map with you for a beautiful day in the Roanoke Valley. Available October 15-November 30 from $139 per night per couple.
Climb aboard the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains as she paddles Smith Mountain Lake for a sunset dinner cruise or luncheon sightseeing cruise. Enjoy your stay at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast where you’ll choose your room and be greeted with fresh flowers and sparkling cider. Available select dates through October 27. $295 per couple.
A three-hour pontoon ride is in your future when you book a two-night stay with Cooper’s Landing Inn in Clarksville. Kerr Lake is your vantage point for stunning foliage and relaxation and the gourmet picnic basket will be just one of the highlights of your excursion. The following day will include a one hour trail ride! From $525 for two nights per couple.
A fall canoe outing on the James River is quite serene. Give it a go when you stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel anytime between now and October 31. The package includes all of the Natural Bridge attractions plus canoeing for $147 per night for two or $227 per night for a family of four. Available Fridays and Saturdays only.
Fun Fall Festivals
The Fall Festival of Folklife is coming up October 5-7 in Newport News and offers crafts, foods and diverse entertainment. Three hotels have special room rates for festival goers that includes tickets and t-shirts:
- Hampton Inn & Suites – from $119 for one night or $208 for two nights plus tax
- Holiday Inn Express – from $102 per night with breakfast included
- The Mulberry Inn – from $102 per night with breakfast included
The 25th Annual AT&T Town Point Virginia Wine Festival occurs waterside in Norfolk October 20-21 and showcases Virginia’s finest wines, great food and live musical performances. Stay at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott just next to the festival. No driving required! Package includes one night, two one-day festival tickets (must be 21 or older), breakfast buffet, wine bottle opener and wine tote, complimentary internet and valet parking.
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