When the temperatures start to drop, you might be tempted to fly south for a getaway. But if a tropical vacation isn’t on your agenda this winter, why not consider a fun, relaxing getaway at Prospect Hill? Here are 3 reasons we love winter in Virginia…
Hitting the Slopes
That’s right—skiing! Though we may not have the altitudes that make other regions of the country go-to ski destinations, Virginia’s varied landscape offers some pretty great slopes. Two ski resorts are a short drive from Prospect Hill, offering the perfect day trip before returning to the Inn for a cozy winter’s night.
Fourteen trails offer plenty of variety of skiing, even at night—all the trails are lighted. Slopes are classified beginner through advanced and span 70 skiable areas. With seven ski lifts, including two quad chair lifts to the highest peak, you’re not waiting in tow lines very long. Plus, skiiers age 70 or older can ski for free! Winter in Virginia wouldn’t be complete without doing some snow tubing—the Tube Park is a family favorite. TheTerrain Park will suit adventurous snowboarders or ski bladers.
Wintergreen’s accolades include “Best Ski Resort” by the WashingtonPost.com Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and a favorite North American resort by OnTheSnow.com Visitors Choice Awards.
Featuring 25 slopes and trails, 13 lit up for night skiing, and a Terrain Park offers skiers and snowboarders the chance to practice freestyle skills on snow features, jibs and rails. At the tubing park, The Plunge is a 900-foot, 10-lane hill dubbed “the ultimate scream machine!” And The Slide is for youngsters and those who want their thrills a bit tamer. For an extra special view of winter in Virginia, consider ziplining.
For those who enjoy hearty ale to warm them, the Brew Ridge Trail is a perfect self-guided themed tour perfect winter in Virginia.
You can view all the Brew Ridge Trail locations at www.brewridgetrail.com. Then you can click on Trail Map to see where each is on the map, and visit their individual websites.
Each brewery offers Sample Tastings of their craft beers, allowing you to try out a variety of what they produce. Otherwise, draft beer and bottled beer (or cider) are generally available, and growler fills can be purchased for selected brews.
From January 22-30, 2016, Charlottesville will be the place to eat. Charlottesville restaurant week gives us something special to look forward to during winter in Virginia, after the holiday buzz has passed.
For $19, $29 or $39 you can enjoy three-course fixed menus at many of Charlottesville’s fine restaurants. The proceeds benefit a local charity; the Food Bank has been the most recent beneficiary.
Check back at the website for a listing of participating restaurants.
Of course, when it comes to dining we’re partial to the restaurant at Prospect Hill. Farm-fresh ingredients and organic fruits to compose our gourmet breakfasts, which are a guest favorite. For Charlottesville restaurant week, our chef will be preparing a fantastic prix fixe dinner menu for the third year in a row. The 2016 menu hasn’t been set yet, but here’s a sample menu of the cuisine you might expect: Prospect Hill dinner menu
Come see why Prospect Hill is a Charlottesville favorite, and book your stay during restaurant week!
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