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Attractions & Things to Do in the Charlottesville Area

Stay at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, and enjoy a country getaway with easy access to outdoor activities as well as wineries, breweries, historic sites, shopping, dining, farmers’ markets, and more.

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Area Wineries, Breweries and Orchards

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Vineyards

Breweries

  • Blue Mountain Brewery – On 151, several brew options, full bar, extensive menu including pizza, burgers, chili.
  • Barrel House Brewery – On 29 South, location where Blue Mountain actually makes their beer. Food truck seasonally, live music Friday evenings.
  • Devils Backbone Brewery – On 151, most extensive brewery menu, full bar, everything from fried pickles to filet dinner. GF and vegan options, outdoor fire pit and music area.
  • Wild Wolf Brewery – On 151, several brew options, full bar, menu includes jambalaya, fish tacos, burgers, pasta dishes, daily specials.
  • Wood Ridge Farm Brewery – On 29 North, truly unique experience. Brewery on 300-acre family farm, built from farm cedar trees. Approximately a dozen unique beer choices, food truck serving chicken wings, salads, burgers, cheese steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches.
  • Brewing Tree Brewery – On 151, newest of the breweries, nice outdoor area, several brew options, kitchen with daily specials.

Distilleries

Cider

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Dining in Nelson County

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Lovingston:

  • Lovingston Cafe – 165 Front Street, (434) 263-8000 (full bar, comfort food, daily specials)
  • Vito’s Italian Restaurant – Route 29, (434)263-8688 (pizza, pasta, homemade sauces and dressings, local beer, generous wine pours)
  • Mountain Mamas Kebab Shop – 632 Front Street, Lovingston 434-906-8256  (kebabs, salads, daily specials, steak dinners with sides, beer and wine)
  • El Mariachi Mexican – 37 Tanbark Plaza, Lovingston 434-263-5999  (generous menu, daily specials, great margaritas)
  • WoodRidge Farm Brewery – 165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston 434-422-6225  (brewery featuring a food truck:  fried pickles to burgers, chicken, salads)
  • Blue Mountain Barrel House – 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington (brewery featuring a food truck weekends April-November)
  • Chicken Coop – 40 Front Street, Lovingston 434-263-7818  (famous local fried chicken meals, burgers, Philly Cheese Steaks, small eating area or take-out)
  • Chen’s – 73 Callohill Drive (in Food Lion complex) 434-263-8865  (local Chinese menu, small eating area or take-out)

Amherst/Lynchburg:

 Nellysford/Afton:

  • Stoney Creek Bar and Grill – 1354 Stoney Creek W, Nellysford 434-325-8110 (burgers, sandwiches, salads, full bar, steak dinners, seafood)
  • Devils Backbone Brewery – 200 Mosby’s Run, Roseland , 434-361-1001 (vast menu including everything from nachos to salmon dinner. GF, vegan options, full bar)
  • Blue Mountain Brewery – 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton 540-426-8020 (specializing in pizzas, sandwiches, chili, salads, full bar)
  • Wild Wolf Brewery – Route 151, 434-361-0088 (burgers, fish tacos, jambalaya, full bar)
  • Basic Necessities – 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, 434-361-1766 – Open for lunch and dinners on Fri/Sat, with reservations highly recommended.  Daily specials, specializing in wine pairings, unique menu, often with a French flare.  Considered high-end in this area!
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Local Organizations

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