Float Above it All

As we’ve mentioned, fall is an ideal time to come visit Alpine Hideaway Cottages. The quiet of crisp weather and changing leaves provides a perfect atmosphere of solitude for guests. What might make your experience a more unique one is seeing fall blanket the land from above. Within an hour’s drive of our cottages are three wonderful hot air ballooning adventures!


Blue Ridge Ballooning, located in Charlottesville, offers a variety of ride packages, from romantic flights for two to group flights with family or friends, with lots of great add-ons like champagne, souvenirs or digital photos. Flights start at $210 per person. (434) 589-6213.
Monticello Country Ballooning, also located in Charlottesville, is manned by experienced pilots who will guide you through the skies of Virginia. Complimentary transportation to and from the launch site are provided. Flights are available for a variety of group sizes and at popular sunrise and sunset times.
Nearer to Roanoke, Endeavor Balloon offers leisurely flights over open countryside, rivers, fields and many subdivisions.

“Truly one of the most beautiful times of the year to fly in Virginia, the spectacular autumn colors are on glorious display from late September to Early November and offer some breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The crisp fall air provides visibility of 10+ miles” says Endeavor’s website.

We eagerly await your arrival and look forward to serving as your concierge if you choose to partake in a spectacular hot air balloon-ride view of the Virginia fall foliage.

Your Hosts,
Bill and Eileen Hoernlein

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