Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge with its extraordinary beauty, the Piedmont Area of Virginia is a premier destination for regional and international visitors. Steeped in history, this picturesque region boasts a wide assortment of places to visit and activities that will satisfy the most discerning visitor.
Outdoor activities abound: Enjoy horseback riding or hot air ballooning or skydiving. Try fishing or kayaking on the numerous lakes, rivers and streams. Wander the largest corn maze on the East Coast. Tackle hiking on the many scenic trails, biking on the most beautiful of Virginia By-Ways or just playing a round of golf.
History lovers will find a treasure trove of places to visit: Three Presidential Mansions (Madison’s Montpelier, Jefferson’s Monticello and Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland), 10 Civil War Battlefields and exceptional museums.
Fine Dining, farm fresh and organic foods, culinary festivals and award winning Virginia Wines are hallmarks of the Piedmont area. Keep an eye out for numerous Farmers Markets, Food Fests, Wine Tastings and other culinary events that feature the bounty of the region.
A multitude of restaurants can be found in the Piedmont area, and most serve locally grown produce and Virginia wines. They range from traditional southern cooking, to lip-smacking barbeque, to exceptional semi-fine and fine dining that easily rival any experience in the world.
Over 40 of Virginia’s finest wineries grace our rolling hills and provide ample opportunity to taste the exceptional wines grown in Virginia. It only takes a few tastes for visitors to understand why Virginia wines are challenging, and beating, other established wine regions in the world. Most wineries offer tastings and their tasting facilities often have some of the best scenic views in Virginia.
Art studios, antique shops, and boutique shops may be found throughout the Piedmont. Art galleries sell pieces from regional artists through those with international acclaim. Antiques can be found in large multi dealer buildings to small one room locations. Boutique shops carry everything from Made in the USA to fine French linens.
Virtually everything you are looking for can be found in the Virginia Piedmont and the best possible consigner or tour planner is you Innkeeper. Just ask!