Weekend Getaway to Charlottesville

I know you’ve heard the phrase “the calm before the storm.”  Well, once wedding season starts here, it really isn’t a storm but a whirlwind!  So, before the whirlwind of our wedding photography season began, Barry and I decided to take a long weekend getaway and do what we love to do most: escape to a beautiful place that offers a lot of experiences, beautiful outdoor scenes, friendly people, and amazing local fare.  Charlottesville Virginia is one of our favorite places to visit for this reason!

Barry and I have been to Charlottesville one other time, and fell in love with the bed and breakfast from this visit called The Farmhouse at Veritas.  While we *never* stay at the same place twice, The Farmhouse is our only exception.  Between the gourmet food, spotless and charming décor, and amazing wines produced by their on-site winery Veritas, we have never stayed at a B&B that was so close to perfection. Below are some images of The Farmhouse, the food and wine we tasted throughout the trip, and some other adventures during our visit!

 

The Farmhouse at Veritas, Bed and Breakfast, Weekend Getaway, Charlottesville, Virginia, Wine Country, Culinary Escape, Blue Ridge Mountains, Relaxation, Vacation

The grounds and lovely house at The Farmhouse at Veritas Bed and Breakfast.

Surrey Room, bed and breakfast, well appointed, room

We stayed in the Surrey Room, which was well-appointed, and had cute nooks and crannies.

grapevines, wine drinking, Farmhouse, happy hour, golden hour, sunset, bed and breakfast, lavender leigh photography

Having fun drinking wine, nibbling on charcuterie, and exploring the grounds at The Farmhouse.

Pool, wine, relaxing, weekend getaway, lavender leigh photography

Relaxing at The Farmhouse as we played pool, drank wine, and listened to music.

The horses on the grounds of The Farmhouse greeted me for a minute!

The horses greeted me for a minute!

Brunch, fire, romantic, breakfast

It was a chilly weekend, so we enjoyed a gourmet breakfast by the fire. So charming!

Indian Summer Guide Service, winery horseback rides, Blue Ridge Mountains, Veritas Winery

This is Ashton, the owner of Indian Summer Guide Service, and one of his horses. Ashton leads trail rides to wineries! We became fast friends!

Horseback riding, Indian Summer Guide Service, Blue Ridge Mountains, photographer on a horse, riding in the valley

As I was petting the horses, Ashton asked me if I wanted to ride one. So I said “YES!” and rode in my suede booties.

Barboursville Vineyards, Veritas Winery,Wine tasting, vertical wine tasting, spring weekend getaway

We love tasting wine, and brought quite a few bottles home with us! We even did a vertical tasting at Barboursville Vineyards. It was one of my favorite winery experiences!

Silverback Distillery, Bold Rock Cider, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, tastings in Charlottesville, spring weekend getaway

Some of the other tastes of Charlottesville at Silverback Distillery, Bold Rock Cider, and Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Look at the crazy taxidermy at Devils Backbone!

Shenandoah Mountains, Lambs, Sheep, Walk, Blue Skies,

Taking a stroll through the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Flying Fox Vineyard, wine and food pairing, Charlottesville, Virigina, Veritas, Monticello Trail event

The set up for the farm-to-table wine paired dinner hosted by The Farmhouse and Flying Fox Vineyard. Just look at the beautiful décor, created especially for the dinner!

That about sums up our flavorful weekend getaway to Charlottesville, VA!  If you are considering visiting this area, below is a list of our favorite things to do there!
Bed and Breakfast: The Farmhouse at Veritas or on the east side of Charlottesville, The Inn at Westwood Farm
Places to Eat: The Farmhouse at Veritas, Tavola, MarieBette Cafe and Bakery
Wineries: Veritas, Flying Fox Vineyard, King Family Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards
Other Craft Tastes: Silverback Distillery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Outdoor Activities: Indian Summer Guide Service (Horseback Riding), Shenandoah National Park (we hear Humpback Rocks is a great hike)

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