Virginia at its Best

Virginia and Alpine Hideaway in particular are beautiful places to visit all year long. But there’s just something special about fall in Virginia. The beautiful oranges, reds and yellows of turning leaves guide your path, the smells and taste of the harvest seduce you and opportunities to meet new people and try new things abound. It’s no wonder why so many people choose to visit Virginia in the fall.

This post is dedicated to providing you with a quick reference to all of the wonderful ways you can enjoy a fall a trip to Alpine Hideaway in October..and they are all under an hour’s drive of Steeles Tavern. Enjoy the colors, the smells, the tastes, the thrills and the chills of this special month!

Fall Foliage Drives

Just visit the Virginia State Tourism website’s page on scenic drives and click on any under the “Shenandoah” category for complete itineraries and further information.





Pick Your Own and Corn Mazes

No fall season would be complete without a crisp apple right from the tree or finding the perfect carving pumpkin. Here are nearby spots to pick or just enjoy the bounty:

Broadway: Lohrs U-Pick Pumpkins and Playland
Harrisonburg: Back Home on the Farm
Lexington: Lexington Farmer’s Market
Rockbridge Farmer’s Market
Luray:  The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns
Natural Bridge:  Corn Maze at Natural Bridge (weekends through Nov 6)
Nellysford: Hilltop Berry Farm & Winery
Raphine: Orchardside Farm & Yarn Shop
Saunders Country Store: call us to ask for directions to this nearby hidden gem!

Fairs, Festivals and Fêtes 

From art to ghost stories, you WILL be entertained this fall in Virginia!

Buena Vista, Oct. 8: Mountain Day Festival
Clifton Forge, Oct. 30: The Boo Event
Harrisonburg, Oct. 14-16: Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
Oct. 22: Children’s Havest Festival
Ongoing: Romantic Horse-Drawn Fall Color Carriage Rides
Lexington, Oct. 15: Rockbridge Fall Farm Day
Oct. 22: Apple Day at The Stonewall Jackson House
Luray, Oct. 16: Wilderness Weekend at Shenandoah National Park
Waynesboro, Oct. 8-9: 40th Annual Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show
Oct. 8-9: 3rd Annual River City Wine & Jazz Festival
Staunton, Oct. 12: Cider Tasting Dinner
Oct. 21-23: Fall Foliage Bike Festival
Oct. 29: Ghost Stories with L.B. “Bob” Taylor

Come enjoy this spectacular season with us!

Your Hosts,
Bill and Eileen Hoernlein

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