Brand New Charlottesville / Piedmont Region Tour
- Last Updated: Monday, 08 April 2019 11:38
- Written by Glenn Havinoviski
Welcome to the 2019 Charlottesville-Piedmont Region Tour! Charlottesville and the Piedmont Region are home to UVA, Monticello, Montpelier, fantastic shopping, great restaurants, outstanding wineries, and some of the best roads in Virginia. We have planned a diverse set of activities including historic tours, scenic drives, wine tasting, fine dining, and quaint towns. We will stay at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains for two nights at the Boars Head Resort - the only AAA Four Diamond resort in Charlottesville.
We will meet Friday 8/16 in Haymarket, VA at 9:30 am sharp. We will provide the rally point location to you following registration. We will take our scenic drive to a Forked on Main for a delicious lunch in Orange, VA - see here www.forkedonmain.com Then after a short 10 minute ride, we will arrive at Montpelier – home of our 4th President – James Madison. We will be guided through a one-hour tour that takes us through the lives of James and Dolley Madison. After the tour, we will head to the Boars Head Resort to check-in and relax for a few hours before our 7PM dinner at the wonderful Ivy Inn, www.ivyinnrestaurant.com We have arranged a private three-course dinner on their outdoor, covered patio.
On Saturday, we will leave at 10 am and tour the beautiful country roads on the Piedmont Region, through the back roads of Albemarle and Nelson counties up to the 2800’ summit of Wintergreen Resort www.wintergreenresort.com for lunch and sightseeing. Along the way we will stop at a local winery, Veritas Vineyards www.veritasvineyards.com and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Following lunch we will have a brief stop at a new craft brewery called Brewing Tree which offers both an intimate experience and a big parking lot for our Porsches.
For Saturday night dinner, you are on your own. We recommendation C&O, Vivace, Sedona Taphouse, or dine at the hotel. Please call ahead to make reservations.
Sunday is a free day and you can leave at your leisure. Visit UVA, Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s home), the downtown mall, and other local wineries, as your own pace.
We have a special rate for Boar's Head Inn, but you need to make your reservations by June 16. More information on this and the rest of the event at: msreg.com/charpie19