February in the Mountains

Planning Your Visit
If you forgot to book your Valentine’s Day weekend at Alpine Hideaway, you might have missed out on the President’s Day celebration at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Museum in Staunton today. But don’t dismay; you can visit this family-friendly attraction Monday through Saturday from and Sundays from throughout February. (Also Monday through Saturday and Sunday March-October.) The Library offers a tour of Wilson’s birthplace, a pre-Civil War manse and the WoodrowWilsonMuseum where seven galleries tell his inspiring story as a professor, president, and peacemaker. Children will especially enjoy the interactive Kids’ Corner, seeing the president’s Pierce-Arrow limousine, and strolling through the boxwood garden. Admission is $3 for children, $5 for students, $12 for adults, and $10 for AAA members/seniors.
Come stay with us this month and consider taking advantage of our ongoing mid-week specials! Make your stay extra special by pairing it with one of these upcoming events:
February 16:
Enjoy Southern Inn Restaurant’s monthly wine tasting dinner at . Reservations are recommended for this popular gathering. 540-463-3612.
Educate yourself at the Frontier Culture Museum’s latest in a series of winter lectures from in the Lecture Hall of Dairy Barn No. 1 in Staunton. Ken Koons from the Department of History at Virginia Military Institute will discuss “Grist-Milling and Flour Production in the Shenandoah Valley During the Age of Grain.”
February 17:

Enjoy the artistry of pianist Di Wu at Washington & LeeUniversity’s Wilson Hall. Wu will present a program entitled “The Art of Transcriptions” that includes works by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Busoni and Godowsky. Tickets for this show are $15 for adults and seniors, $10 for students. 540-458-8000.

February 19:
Be amazed as you witness the pomp and circumstance of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Full Dress Cadet Parade at the VMI Parade Grounds, . 540-464-7313.
Kick back with live music and dance from at Clark’s OleTimeMusicCenter. 540-377-2490.
February 19-22: 

Cheer on hundreds of dogs as they compete in Star City Canine at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. Dogs from several states will be competing in Agility, the fastest growing performance sport in the world. Judging begins at and will run until late in the afternoon. 540-464-2950.
February 20:
Find a treasure at the Winter Community Bazaar, sponsored by the Lexington Rotary Club, from at the Washington & Lee Pavilion, Lexington. Entry fee is $1 or a can of food per person. 540-463-4717.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with “A Night in New Orleans” dinner dance sponsored by Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce at at Evans Dining Hall, Washington & LeeUniversity, Lexington. Tickets are required. 540-463-5375.

Don your spurs at the Lone Star Championship Rodeo at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. 540-464-2950.
Dabble in the fine arts with an evening at the symphony. The Rockbridge Community Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert from at the 300-seat state-of-the-art Wilson Hall. Enjoy an evening featuring James Pannabecker playing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op. 54. 540-458-8000.

And remember…you can always “hide” yourself away in one of our quaint cottages and shut out the world for a few days. We’re here for you whether you’re ready to rock n’ roll or just spend a couple hours in a rocking chair.

Bill and Eileen Hoernlein
Your Hosts

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