5 strong reasons to explore the backwoods of Virginia this fall

At Peaks of Otter Lodge, the unmatched beauty of the season is all around you. Enjoy the solitude of the Blue Ridge Mountains with your loved ones and make this fall your best one yet.

#1 Cheers to the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival 

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson is regarded as the father of Virginia wine? The proof is in the countless vineyards that call the state home. Be there on Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the lively Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival, which honors this founding father while raising funds for the preservation of Jefferson’s Bedford County retreat.

#2 Your connection to the Appalachian Trail

Picturesque and inviting with more than 300 miles of trails, welcome to a true Blue Ridge Mountain escape. Whether you’re an advanced hiker or just want to get out for a country stroll, Peaks of Otter Lodge has some amazing scenic hiking trails to explore.

#3 The night skies here? Out of this world.

When you’re this far out in the country, every night presents magical stargazing opportunities. Here, you’re far from the artificial light of cities that obscures the natural night sky. Make plans to attend on Saturday, November 9, when NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Greg Redfern shares insights on the space agency’s evolution on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Photo taken by Greg Redfern

#4 Authentic, bluegrass dining

Peaks doesn’t have cell reception, but that’s okay. We’re proud to give you so many more delicious ways to truly connect with your friends and family. Unplug from the outside world for a while and rediscover the peaceful tranquility of Peaks. You’ll enjoy the scenic views from our full-service dining room or lounge. Besides, Candy Crush isn’t going anywhere. 

#5 Comfortable accommodations in a country escape

Fall for Peaks’ inspiring beauty and quiet serenity from your private balcony or patio overlooking charming Abbott Lake. Most rooms feature two double beds, but rooms with one king bed are available. Traveling with a pet? We have pet-friendly accommodations as well.

Plan your autumn getaway today at PeaksofOtter.com. Find yourself here.

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