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For Tourists & Travelers

Beautiful Bedford, Va.


of County, City and Centertown

Bedford Main Street Inc.

• Restaurants • Motels • Gift Shops • Vineyards • Historical Attractions

Virginia Dare Cruises

Artists line the streets at the annual CenterFest Festival in downtown Bedford, held the last Saturday in September

National D-Day Memorial (City of Bedford)

Les Schofer for Corporation For Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

National D-Day Memorial Foundation

The Virginia Dare, Smith Mountain Lake

Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (in Forest)

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Welcome to Bedford

These Businesses Are Dedicated to Making Your Visit Most Enj FINE DINING


Artisan Cafe & Art On Depo - 207 East Depot St. (behind Courthouse), Centertown Bedford. Serving Signature Sandwhiches, Fresh Paninis, Gourmet Salads, Wraps, sides & desserts., 10-3, Tues.-Sat. “Artsy” atmosphere where all art on the walls and tables are for sale. Adjacent to the Cafe is Art On Depo, a full Gallery open for browsing, with locally-made art, crafts, and unique gifts. (540) 587-8878 See Centertown Bedford Map

6 Budget Inn of Lynchburg & Bedford- On Rt


2 Cup-A-Joe Etc. – 201 South St. European-style coffee house with gourmet coffees, a variety of teas & smoothies, freshbaked pastries, Priscilla’s Quiche with fruit side, homemade chicken salad on croissant, & other breakfast & lunch specialties. Meeting space available; travelers welcome! Mon.-Fri., 7-5pm; Sat. & Sun 9-3 pm. (540)425-0377 See Centertown Bedford Map 3 Edo Grill & Sushi - Rt 122 Moneta Shopping Ctr., Moneta Lunch & dinner, 7 days. Sushi, Hibachi. (540) 297-6888 See Bedford County Map

4 Frank’s Place- 401 E. Main St., Bedford.Open 7 days for lunch & dinner. Casual setting, offering Italian dishes, Pizza, Calzones, Seafood, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Salads & more. Daily specials & kids menu. Arcade games & big-screen TV. Delibery available.(540) 586-1988 See Centertown Bedford Map

460E (9 miles from Visitor Center). Rooms from $39 daily. Clean, comfortable rooms. Weekly specials on website. WI-FI, Free local calls, over 100 digital channels plus 6 Movie channels. Fridge & micro in all rooms, picnic area, large vehicle parking. AAA & Senior discounts. (540) 586-8182 See Bedford County Map

7 Days Inn, Bedford - Rt. 460 West, Bedford City

(540) 587-9377

See Centertown Bedford Map

9 Bedford VA Anti

Ave.(near D-Day Mem.)

Tues.-Sat.,10-5;Sun. 12-5. Featurin glassware, tools, toys & Fenton. 58

10 Bell Treasures Loca

208 N. Bridge St. Rick & Amy Phillip antiques, art, collectables, primitives, glassware, stained glass, candles & more! Now offering Pies & More. 540-586-1900

limits; 1 mile from D-Day Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Mem.; low rate. King, queen & See Centertown Bedford Map doubles avail.; free deluxe continental breakfast; micro. 11 North Bridge A & frig., coffee maker & hair Centertown Bedford. F dryer in all rooms.Guest laun- Antiques, Heisey glass, McCoy potte dry. Pets Allowed. Outdoor and most Sundays.Credit cards.(54 pool. Free high-speed internet access. Blue Ridge Parkway & Peaks of Otter 11 miles; Smith Mtn. Lake 17 miles. Boat Parking w/ electric outlets (540) 586-8286 or1-800-329-7466 See City of Bedford Map

8 Super 8 Motel - Rt. 460 West

Free continental breakfast; free local calls and wireless internet. King, double-queen, jacuzzi suites & handicap rooms available. All rooms interior corridors, business center. D-Day Memorial 1 mile, Blue Ridge Pkwy & Peaks of Otter 10mi., Smith Mtn Lake 16 mi. Bus & truck parking. Boat Parking w/electric outlet. (540) 587-0100 See City of Bedford Map

The Bedford Historic Meeting

5 Olde Liberty Station - 515 Bedford Ave., Bedford,

in Centertown Bedford. Located within historic train depot; locally owned and operated. Open for lunch and dinner, M o n d a y - S a t u r d a y, featuring diverse menu, including sandwiches, salads, steaks, pork, poultry, seafood, pasta, and more within a colorful atmosphere. MC, V, DIS, AE accepted.



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Wharton Garden, on N. Bridge St. near the library, encompasses 2 historic structures and a gazebo. It is open daily.

& painted here in Bedford. 1068 Po center of Bedford City, 8 miles. L onto Rt. 725 (Pecks Rd.), 2 mile Left onto Pottery Lane.Tues-Sat, 1 4. Closed Sun & Mon (540) 297-78 See Bedford County Map




ique Mall 703-B Industrial )Bedford. Rt. 460 to Rt. 122 south.

ng antiques, primitives, collectibles, 87-8707

ated in The Bedford Mini Mall

ps welcome you to over 7,000 sq. ft. of

Antiques 205 N. Bridge St.,

For beginner to“old- pro” collectors. tery, primitives.Open10-6, Mon.-Sat.; 40) 586-2220

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ery Outlet Shop- Hand made Pottery Ln. Take Rt. 43 South from Left es. 10884 om

The “Centertown Clock Park” is located at the intersection of Bridge and Main Streets, a short walk to restaurants, antique and specialty shops.

CAMPGROUNDS 13 Sweetwater RV Park (3 mi. from Smith Mtn.

Lake) 4560 Whitehouse Rd., Moneta RV (both water or water/elect.) & tent sites. 1 cottage. 50 Amp service, bath house, laundry facility, propane, camp store & more! (540) 296-0522


Wharton Foundation’s Bower Art Center For the Arts 305 N. Bridge St. (at corner of Bridge St. and Bedford Ave., Bedford

City) Concerts, art exhibits and classes are regularly available at Bower, a non-profit art center in downtwown Bedford. Call (540) 586-4235 or visit for schedule and times.

CRUISES NEARBY 15 Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina - invite you to

come & cruise Beautiful Smith Mtn. Lake while enjoying a delicious meal or just sightseeing on board our 19th Century Sidewheel Cruise Boat. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Luncheon, Charters and Specialty Cruises. Reservations required. Less than 30 min. from D-Day Mem. at end of Airport Rd., Moneta. Cruises starting at only $20.00 (540) 297-7100

The Bedford City-County Museum is located in Centertown Bedford


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Scenic historic hiking trail winds through Washington/Jefferson National Forest across Blue Ridge Parkway. Wildlife and wildflowers abound. Access to trail is available at parkway mileposts. (540) 586-9401.

B Blue Ridge Parkway

Scenic highway extending 470 miles along crest of Appalachians linking Shenandoah National Park/Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Parkway open year- round, weather permitting. (540) 586-4357.

James River Canal E Restored Lock (Rt. 501)

Built between 1848- ’49, James River and Kanawha Canal System was main artery of commerce during 19th century. Battery Creek Lock #7 restored in mid-1960’s.


Mile Post 86 of Blue Ridge Parkway (540) 586-4357

Peaks of Otter - Visitor’s Center, interpretive programs, wildlife exhibits, picnic and camping areas. Lodge accommodations, restaurant, walking trails with bus service to Sharp Top Mountain, elevation 3,875 ft. The Johnson Farm - Interpretive site open to public via hiking trail. 19th century southern mountain farm; restored farmhouse, period furniture. Polly Woods Ordinary - (located in upper picnic area) - Original log cabin used as passover place for travelers from the 1820’s to 1850’s.

V2 Annual Horse & Hound Wine Festival 2nd Sat. in July (the 14th in ‘12)

11 am - 6 pm at Johnson’s Orchards. Parade of Horses, Dog Dancing, Live Music, Food & Fun.Wine Tasters: $15 at gate. Gen. Admission: $10. Children & dogs: $5. Under 2 Free. (540) 586-3707.

Bedford County Approx. 5 miles

Peaks of Otter

on This County Map

Apple Harvest Festival at Gross’ Orchard Apple Valley, the 3rd Sat. of every Oct. (the 15th in ‘11). Five miles north of Bedford City. Includes mountain and blue grass music, food, crafts, hay rides and more. FREE. (540) 586-2436.



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Beautiful 23,000 acre lake with approximately 500 miles of shoreline. Water sports, outdoor recreation, leisure activities. The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center is located on Rt. 122 just south of the Hales Ford Bridge. Call (540) 721-1203 or 1-800-676-8203.

Mayberry Drive-In

I Smith Mountain Lake State Park (Rt. 626)

Comprised of 1,506 acres, park offers 16 miles of shoreline with a 500 ft. public beach. Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking trails, picnicking, camping, public boat ramp, interpretive programs. (540) 297-6066. Rt. 40 only, west of Gretna)



H Smith Mountain Lake

J Smith Mountain (Dam) Visitors Center (access from

Airport Rd.


CITY OF BEDFORD ATTRACTIONS L Avenel - Historic (Avenel Ave.) Manor House for 200-acre plantation built circa 1836. Unique and original architectural features. Tours by appt. only. (540) 586-1814. See Centertown Bedford Map.

M1 Bedford Area Chamber of

Commerce (3 locations)

Main Office: 305 East Main St, Bedford (540) 586-9401 M2 Forest: 14805 Forest Rd., Ste 107, Forest (434) 525-7860

N Bedford City/County Museum

201 East Main St., Centertown Bedford. Housed in 1895 Masonic Building, the museum recounts Bedford’s history beginning with early Native American inhabitants and progressing through the mid-20th century. Extensive geneology library. 586-4520.



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O Bedford Historic Meeting House

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Erected in 1838, this was the first meeting house for Methodists in the Town of Liberty (now Bedford). Open on special occasions and by appointment. (540) 586-2148. See Centertown Bedford Map.

P Bedford Visitor’s Center

(near entrance to D-Day Memorial near crossing of Rt. 122 over Hwy. 460). Open 9-5 January – December 7, days weekly (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years) with knowledgeable staff and large display of information about the Bedford area. (540) 587-5681.


Q Elks National Home 931 Ashland Ave. (Bedford City)

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (in Forest)

Retirement community for members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Residents include single Elk members, both male and female, as well as couples who are both Elk members. Spectacular light display during Christmas. Visitors welcome for tours. (540) 586-8232.

R National D-Day Memorial

Honoring Allied Armed Forces who participated in the 1944 Normandy, France invasion. Bedford was chosen for the site because of its solemn distinction as the community sustaining the highest per capita loss of lives during the invasion. Open

Spectacular views are available 9-4:30 Tuesday thru Saturday, and 1-4:30 on Sundays except for selected holidays. No reservations are needed for families or individuals. Free parking with plenty of room for buses. Picnic facilities available on first-come, first-serve basis. Call (540) 985-2587 for more information.


Bedford City is about 4 miles across at its widest points.

Thomas Jefferson’s K Poplar Forest

This octagonal home was designed and built by Thomas Jefferson as his personal retreat. Visitor’s are allowed the unique experience of seeing the restoration of the home’s interior and wing as well as archaeology in progress. Open April-November daily (except Tuesdays & Thanksgiving) 10 am - 4 pm, with hands-on activities available in the summer. Special events throughout the season, including Independence Day. Located in Forest, just outside of Lynchburg, in Bedford County, just off Rt. 221 on Rt. 661. Admission fee. (434) 525-1806.



Historic Centertown Bedford

Bedford Vineyards & Wineries

V1 - Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery Moneta 540.296.1393 V2 - Peaks of Otter Winery Northwest of Bedford City 540.586.3707 V3 - LeoGrande Vineyards & Winery Goode 540.586.4066 V4 - Savoy-Lee Winery Huddleston 540.297.9275 V5 - White Rock Vineyards & Winery Goodview 540.890.3359 or 798.0323

Dedicated to the memory of Nanci Drake, first Director of Tourism for Bedford County and City Copyright 2011, All-American Publications LLC, Lynchburg, VA. All rights reserved. The reproduction of this Guide-Map in any form is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. However, there is no warranty, expressed or implied, made by All-American Publications regarding the accuracy or reliability of this information. To advertise next year, please call (434) 455-2726


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Tuesday thru Sunday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years) from 10 am-5 pm. (540) 587-3620.

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U Bedford Farmers Market (on Washington St. near S. Bridge St.)

Other Bedford Area Businesses Serving Travelers and Tourists Include . . .

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Located near the Bedford Central library and encompassing two historic structures, this garden consists of perennial and shrub borders, annual beds, a gazebo, brick walks and terraces, and a mature boxwood maze. Open daily.

Holiday Tree Lighting Friday December 2nd, 2011 at 6pm



T Wharton Garden (N. Bridge St., Bedford City)

Open June 1 thru Oct. 1, Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 am - 2pm. Again, later on Tasty Tuesdays, 3pm 7pm. For more information, call. (540) 586-2148.


W. Main St.

(at corner of Bridge St. and Bedford Ave., Bedford City) Concerts, art exhibits and classes are regularly available at Bower, a non-profit art center in downtwown Bedford. Call (540) 586-4235 or visit for schedule and times.

Carriage Rides Friday December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2011 from 6-9pm

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S Wharton Foundations Bower Center (305 N. Bridge St)

ANTIQUES & GIFTS - Art on Depot; Bluebird Antiques

& Estate Jewelry; Diamond Hill General Store; Ever After; Gallery of Virginia Art and Gifts; Gilded Era; North Bridge Antiques and Books; The Keeping Room; The Ladies of Lowry; The Peaks Alpaca Shop; The Prissy Parrot; Rick’s Antiques & General Store; Sarah’s Place Antiques & Collectibles; Virginia’s Avon Center & Gift Shop

BED & BREAKFAST - Cedar Point Bed & Breakfast; The Forget-Me-Not Bed and Breakfast; The Inn at Trivium; Love Stone Inn Bed and Breakfast; Otter’s Den Bed and Breakfast; Reba Farm Inn B&B; Serenity’s Edge; Vanquility Acres; West Manor; The Inn on Avenel. CAMPING - Blue Ridge Campground; Eagles Roost; Mitchell’s Point Marina; Smith Mountain Lake State Park

HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS - Bedford Motel; Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center; Budget Inn; Lake Inn, Mariner’s Landing Golf & Lake Community; Paradise Inn; Peaks of Otter Lodge; The Pointe; Westlake Waterfront Inn. RESTAURANTS/EATERIES

- Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Artisan Cafe, Bedford Ice Cream Shoppe, Bedford Restaurant; Benjamin’s at the Pointe, Benjamin’s, Blimpie Sub Shop, Blue Ridge Bagels, Bob & Cheryl’s Rainbow Drive-In; Captain’s Choice Bar-B-Q, Casa D’Amici Italian Restaurant, Chopsticks Restaurant, Court Street Pizza, Diamond Hill General Store, Double Dragon; Downtown Pizzeria, El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, Fallon’s Pub and Grill, Faria’s Twin Oaks, Forks Country Restaurant; Frank’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Freckles Ice Cream Parlor, H&H Market, Hawk’s Country Store & Deli, Huddle House, Ivy Bridge Cafe, KFC; La Carreta, Lago Pizza, Liberty Lake Diner, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Long John Silver, Mango’s Bar and Grill, Marina Cafe, Mariner’s Landing Golf & Country Club Snack Bar, Mayberry Drive-in Thatre & Diner, Millstone Tea Room, Mossie’s Restaurant and Bar, Mountain Fruit & Produce, Nana’s Home Cooking, New York Pizza, Otter Creek Restaurant; Papa Johns; Peaks of Otter Lodge & Restuarant; Pizza Pub; Portside Bar and Grill; Ranch Road BBQ; Ruby Tuesday; Sedalia Country Store; Subway (2); The Landing Restuarant; The Mouse Trap; The Sportsman; ToGo’s Catering; Viera’s Restuarant; Westlake Grill; Original Italian Pizza; Pizza Hu; White House Restaurant; Vinny’s Italian-American; V & T Cafe; Carol’s Place; China Royal; Lee’s Garden. Several more restaurants are located in the Smith Mtn. Lake area, including Franklin County.

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