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Walton’s Mountain Family Museum

The Walton’s Mountain Family Museum is one of our favorite neighbors.  A short 15 minute drive from the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast awaits another world from long ago.  Every week, we have guests from all over the country who visit Nelson County for the opportunity to tour the property that started it all.  Earl […]

A Day in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia is another world away from our Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, and yet just an easy 30 minute drive north.  Charlottesville is home to the prestigious University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the historic downtown mall.  The mall is the nation’s largest outdoor pedestrian shopping center, blocked on both ends so that […]

Perfect Mini-moon in Virginia’s Wine Country

The perfect Mini-moon destination is right here in central Virginia!  Directly in the middle of Charlottesville and Lynchburg, Nelson County and the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast provide an easy and memorable escape for the new bride and groom.  We have loved hosting several Bachelorette Party weekends on our 14 acre property this summer, and […]

Enjoy your Veritas Winery Starry Nights Weekend with us!

Summer Traditions Continue at Veritas Winery One of our favorite Nelson County summer traditions will kick off this June: Starry Nights @veritaswinery. Scheduled the second Saturday of each month through September, Starry Nights features fantastic live music, your choice of a prepared buffet or pack your own picnic. All the Veritas Winery wines are available […]

Virginia Wine Country Weekend Getaway

The Perfect Virginia Wine Country Weekend Getaway Finally! It appears that the nasty winter of 2018 is behind us and blue skies, our salt water pool, sunshine, wine, beer, hiking, and relaxation are all ahead. A visit to Virginia wine country must be at the top of your list! If you’re looking for a wonderful […]

Elopement Packages in Virginia Wine Country

Elopement Packages at the Orchard House Our elopement packages in the Central Virginia Mountains happened by accident. After another busy Fall weekend of guests, we were putting our guest rooms back together when a striking couple knocked on our door. They had all along considered a beach wedding package, but suddenly had a change of […]

Perfect Barn Wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

For some lucky couples, Santa will be delivering an engagement ring this Christmas!  The season between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is historically the busiest time for engagements.  This sets the wedding planning into motion and the frenzy of decisions begins! Finding the perfect venue is one of the most important decisions.  Every couple wants to […]