Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it. Follow the Trail past the Bridge to Lace Falls. Journey back 300 years & chat with Interpreters in the Monacan Indian Village.
Sample Virginia wines, Saturdays, 4:30, Memorial Weekend through end of October in the Red Fox Tavern. Taste Chateau Morrisette wines. Enjoy the Blue Ridge view on the hotel patio with a bottle of Barboursville Vineyard's Natural Bridge label wines. Take scenic backroads to Rockbridge, Lexington Valley, Fincastle, & Blue Ridge vineyards. For more ideas, search, “Wine Around the Bridge”.
Also on Saturdays, 5:30-9, dig into the BBQ Buffet, with live music in the Natural Bridge Hotel's Colonial Dining Room.
Discounted attraction tickets and Escape Packages are available online; packages starting at $99 for 2 people include Natural Bridge combination admission to The Bridge & its nature trail, Monacan Village, indoor Butterfly Garden, Caverns, Wax Museum; one-night accommodation & country breakfast. Add on canoeing, tubing, kayaking.
Stay longer, visit historic Lexington, fun sites, the Blue Ridge Parkway; hike. The Natural Bridge is on US 11, off I-81 exits 175 & 180; and off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Price: from $99/2 people
Last Updated: 5/13/2013 10:01 AM