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  • 48 Hour Fall Getaways in Virginia, Part 3 of 8

    by Casey | Posted on September 10th, 2013

    Beautiful wineries, apple orchards, riverside vantage points … there are so many places to fall in love with Virginia’s fall foliage as you move east across the state. If you can’t travel as much as you’d like to this fall, you’ll certainly have plenty of items to mark off of next year’s list.

    Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

    Getaway to Central Virginia’s Wineries

    Centered around Charlottesville, this is 48 hours you’ll likely want to extend. On the docket around this esteemed university and law school town are the 30 wineries of the Monticello Wine Trail - Birthplace of American Wine. Here you will find some of the most renowned names in Virginia wine, including Gabriele Rausse, often called “The Father of the Modern Virginia Wine Industry.”

    A must for any visit to Charlottesville is a stop at the only home to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

    Stay

    The Dinsmore House Inn

    The Dinsmore House Inn

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    Cooper's Landing Inn

    Cooper’s Landing Inn

    Getaway to Southern Style Romance in Lake Country

    Clarksville is a quiet lake town in Southern Virginia with beautiful foliage, sunrises and sunsets. Here, tranquility reigns supreme. Center yourself in an accommodation that feels most comfortable. Is it a luxurious bed and breakfast like Cooper’s Landing Inn, or perhaps a cozy cabin at Occoneechee State Park?

    These 48 hours are easily spent enjoying the beautiful outdoors on nature trails around Kerr Lake or on a boat from Clarksville Marina. Or you can venture out for some history, scenic views and great food.

    Occoneechee State Park Cabin

    Occoneechee State Park Cabin

     

    Natural Beauty: Virginia’s Eastern Shore

    Spend 48 hours hitting some of the best stops the Eastern Shore of Virginia has to offer, starting at the southern tip and Kiptopeke State Park – a premier stop for migratory birds traveling the Atlantic Flyway.

    Nearby, find the quaint, bay-side town of Cape Charles. Refuel at Cape Charles Coffee House and peruse the shops. Call it a night at Hotel Cape Charles, Bay Haven Inn or Cape Charles Bay View Bed & Breakfast, but not before a great dinner at Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, AQUA or Bay Creek Railway.

    As you head north up the Shore, check out these points of interest:

    There are more getaways where these came from!

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    48 Hours, Couples, Fall in Virginia | 1 Comment

    One Response to “48 Hour Fall Getaways in Virginia, Part 3 of 8”

    1. Angie says:

      This is what I wanted!