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The Artisan Trail Network is designed for you to create a self-guided trip of enriching moments resonating with your personal interests. Enjoy outdoor recreational activities, old-time music, museums of all genres, world class concerts, and theatrical performances. Discover a hidden creek while hiking through a hardwood forest, or perch yourself on a cliff outcropping overlooking a pristine valley at sunset. Stroll vast fields in the footsteps of soldiers long since gone but not forgotten, and wind your way along roads once traveled by horse and buggy. Enjoy the local flavor of your destinations by choosing unique dining and privately owned lodging as you make your way from studio to farm enjoying the scenic landscapes and creative points of interest.

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Whether you are the bed & breakfast or country inn type, prefer a more traditional hotel, or love to embrace nature in a cabin or campground, you will find the rest you need to enjoy the Monticello Artisan Trail. Do it all – spend one night near a mountain stream, sitting by a crackling campfire under star-studded skies, then treat yourself to the privacy of a quaint cottage or mountain lodge for your vacation headquarters. Loiter at Rock-n-Creek Cabin, where a biker and pet friendly, fully appointed cabin off the beaten path and a stone’s throw from the Blue Ridge Parkway awaits you, featuring optional chef packages customized for you and your guests by proprietor and former presidential executive chef Richard Christy. Dining along the Monticello Artisan Trail is a culinary delight, with local venues offering an astounding variety and breadth of tastes and experiences. Local restaurants and farms that dot the pastoral landscape welcome the localvore, and farm-to-table meals will please even the most discriminating foodie.

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Home to two of Thomas Jefferson’s masterpieces — Monticello and and the University of Virginia, Albemarle County teems with a lively, robust spirit of festivals, artisans, eateries, music, and more that engages visitors all year round. Our quiet, rolling hills, historic sites, and working family farms complement the dramatic vistas and energetic pursuits of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Forest, and over 3,000 acres of county parks. Test yourself on the internationally recognized mountain bike trails at Walnut Creek Park, stick your toes in the sand at Chris Green Lake swimming beach, and then end your day with a country store picnic on the banks of the Beaver Creek Reservoir. We cater to creative travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy life from a variety of perspectives gained from kayaking the James or Rivanna Rivers, hiking meandering trails, or pedaling bike trails and quiet country roads past farmers engaged in working the land that’s been in their families for generations, side by side with crafters inspired by the pastoral agricultural surroundings. Charming main streets in the small towns of Crozet and Scottsville entice visitors to duck into storefronts, restaurants, and coffeehouses that can turn into a shopping treasure trove, a delightful culinary experience, or an impromptu musical interlude.

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Amid the vineyards, farms, orchards, and miles of preserved natural beauty of Albemarle County lies the vibrant community of Charlottesville with its energetic culture of music, film, literature, food, and festivals providing an abundance of activities non-stop throughout the year. Be sure to visit the C’ville Arts Cooperative on the historic downtown mall, featuring a tremendous range of art and crafts by about 60 contemporary Virginia artists year-round, or Lynne Goldman Studio at Barracks Road featuring unique fine craft gift items made by Artisans Center of Virginia juried artisans.

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Visit working artisan studios where artists, engages visitors all year round. visitors all year round. engages tree Falls, and the highest waterfall wood carvers, potters, weavers, metal-smiths, artists cascading of varying mediaeast of the need to enjoy the Monticello Artisan Trail. Do it all – spend one nigh Our quiet, rolling hills, historic sites, and working fam- sites, and working quilters, Our quiet, rolling hills, historic fam4416 Ivy Commons Hours ily farms complement the vistas and energetic Mississippi River, of near Appalachian Trail, then visit the ilydramatic farms complement the dramatic vistas and energetic shop@charlottesvillewineandcountry.com are preserving passed-down skills, or explore the boundaries art-on-the-edge pursuits of the Blue Ridge Mountains, pursuits of theShenandoah Blue RidgeNaMountains, ShenandoahMontebello Na- By Appointment Rock-n-Creek Cabin Charlottesville State Fish Hatchery. Visit Wintergreen Resort, stream, sitting by a crackling campfire under star-studded skies, the Mon.—Tues. tional Forest, and over 3,000 of county parks. Test tionalacres Forest, and over 3,000 acres of county parks. Test represented the local galleries, museums, markets, and art fairs. Here it’s not just seasons to the privacy of a quaint cottage or mountain lodge for your vacatio he James River, yourself onin the internationally recognized mountain bike e Parkway and outdoor the James River, outdoor yourself on the internationally recognized mountainjust bike off the Blue Ridge Parkway, featuring four @ShopWineandCountry along Route 76, an 10am—6pm trails at Walnut Creek Park, stick your toes in the sandWed.—Sat. at tkedestination. 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Enjoy the annual Batteau Festival outdoor enthusiasts enjoy life from a variety per- to creative travelersskiing, ice skating, snowboarding, and snow-tubing; an featuring optional chef packages customized for you and your gues on the only outdoor enthusiasts enjoy life from a variety of perspectives gained from kayaking the James orwho Rivanna ntisan the river. Traverse James on the onlyone lf Trail has four courses Trail. Dothe itforall – spend night near a mountain award-winning tennis program; a full-service, mountainspectives from the James or Rivanna Rivers, hiking meandering trails, orgained pedaling bikekayaking trails he Charlottesville WelcomeBook.com 41 air Monticello ballooning! Golf Trail has four courses for and Rivers, hiking meandering trails, or pedaling bike trails spa; outdoor recreation such as hiking, fly fishing, and former presidential executive chef Richard Christy. Dining alon quiet country roads past farmers engaged in workampfire star-studded skies, then treat yourself top of heart, try under hot air ballooning! ing the land that’s been and in their families for roads generations, quiet country past farmers engaged in workand swimming; and a variety of enticing dining options. Artisan Trail is a culinary delight, with local venues offering an astou ge or mountain lodge for your side vacation by side withheadquarters. crafters the pastoral ag- families for generations, inginspired the landbythat’s been in their surroundings. side Charming main in the by side withstreets crafters inspired by the pastoralDuring agbreadth of tastes and experiences. Local restaurants and farms that the growing and harvest seasons, enjoy the where a biker and pet friendly,ricultural fully appointed cabin small towns of Crozet and Scottsville entice visitors to ricultural surroundings. 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Charlottesville Welcome Book Winter 2018  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia

Charlottesville Welcome Book Winter 2018  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia