Paulie’s Pig Out 

If it were not for the smokers positioned by the side of the road, you just might miss this unassuming restaurant. Stop by and try the wood-smoked barbecue pulled pork, smoked chicken, or dry-rubbed ribs along with some homemade sides.

Blue Mountain Brewery 

As one of the first pioneers of Nelson County’s rural breweries Blue Mountain brings a lot to the table. The menu offers a diverse selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and specialty pizzas, most of which come in gluten-free options.

Big Meadows Lodge and Cabins

Located in Shenandoah National Park you can get back to nature in style. Stay at the main lodge or one of the nearby suites or cabins and enjoy all the amenities offered. A restaurant, taproom, and craft store are available on-site.  

Lewis Mountain Cabins and Camping

Do you want to enjoy the great outdoors at Shenandoah National Park, but with the comforts of home? Book your stay at a Lewis Mountain one- or two-bedroom cabin. On the other hand, if you enjoy getting back to nature camping is available.   

The Draftsman

Perched on UVA’s corner this stylized boutique hotel offers unique amenities such as cozy gathering spots, a coffee shop, as well as a casual-upscale farm-to-table style restaurant. Rooms range from regular guestrooms to luxury suites. 


Check out this favorite local hot spot. A boutique grocery/cheese shop that serves up specialty sandwiches, salads, soups, and several other ready-made food items. Take food to go, eat inside or outside on the covered porch.

White Hall

Check out this lovely well-established winery with picturesque views. The wine is delightful and affordable. Bring a picnic and enjoy a glass of the Sugar Ridge White, a fruity semi-dry blend, perfect for a warm summer day.  

Revelation Vineyards

Visit this sophisticated yet rustic winery where you can imbibe inside an historic cabin or while you relax on the front porch taking in gorgeous mountain views. Additionally, this quiet mountain retreat offers a variety of cultural events. 

Rappahannock Cellars

Come taste old-world-style wine with a new-world twist. Owner, John Delmare brought his west coast experience and family brood to settle into Virginia’s expanding wine country creating delicious wine and refined spirits made from grapes. 

Montifalco Vineyards

This small but elegant vineyard named for the proprietor and his lineage offers wine in selected semiprivate outdoor seating. Reserve your space now and imbibe with a glass of wine while you luxuriate in the surrounding countryside.