Sunsets and Solitude Guidebook

Deborah
Sunsets and Solitude Guidebook

Food scene

Great family dining. Child friendly with good pizzas and Italian food.
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Vitos Pizza Bar & Grill
188 Richmond Hwy
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Great family dining. Child friendly with good pizzas and Italian food.
Small place, but great burgers and dogs. Browse for your own adult beverage from their extensive cooler.
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The Filling Station
102 N Main St
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Small place, but great burgers and dogs. Browse for your own adult beverage from their extensive cooler.
Slightly higher end, but still family friendly food and surroundings. Can be busy.
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The Briar Patch Restaurant
883 S Main St
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Slightly higher end, but still family friendly food and surroundings. Can be busy.
Food Lion Grocery store is right off the traffic roundabout in the middle of Amherst. Small but they have most everything you would need for meals. Good fresh selections in the meat and produce departments.
Food Lion
1102 Washington Street
Food Lion Grocery store is right off the traffic roundabout in the middle of Amherst. Small but they have most everything you would need for meals. Good fresh selections in the meat and produce departments.

Pharmacy

For additional medical needs should they arise. There is a full service pharmacy in the building.
CVS
112 S Main St
For additional medical needs should they arise. There is a full service pharmacy in the building.

Winery

Small local winery with nice selections of reds and whites.
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Ankida Ridge Vineyards
1304 Franklin Creek Rd
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Small local winery with nice selections of reds and whites.
Incredible views of the valley and vineyard. Good wine and tapas style food options Can be very busy, particularly on a weekend.
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Road
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Incredible views of the valley and vineyard. Good wine and tapas style food options Can be very busy, particularly on a weekend.

Hiking

6 mile (3 miles each out and back, moderate difficulty) hike through mostly covered vegetation areas. Wide open views at the top of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. 1/2 hour from our cabin to trailhead. No toilet options on the trail. See the website: AllTrails for additional info
Mount Pleasant
6 mile (3 miles each out and back, moderate difficulty) hike through mostly covered vegetation areas. Wide open views at the top of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. 1/2 hour from our cabin to trailhead. No toilet options on the trail. See the website: AllTrails for additional info
Good hike, well traveled, with nice views of the falls/stream at multiple points along the trip. Can extend the hike longer to get to the Priest, but be sure to allow enough time.
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Crabtree Falls
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Good hike, well traveled, with nice views of the falls/stream at multiple points along the trip. Can extend the hike longer to get to the Priest, but be sure to allow enough time.
6 mile (3 miles each out and back), moderate difficulty hike to top of mountain. 360 views at the top of surrounding mountainside. MUST have 4 wheel drive to get to trailhead. There is an alternative 3 miles hike via another trailhead. See website:Alltrails for details
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Spy Rock
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6 mile (3 miles each out and back), moderate difficulty hike to top of mountain. 360 views at the top of surrounding mountainside. MUST have 4 wheel drive to get to trailhead. There is an alternative 3 miles hike via another trailhead. See website:Alltrails for details
3.8 mile out and back trail. Follows creek to waterfall.
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Cascade Falls Trailhead
2068 Cascade Drive
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3.8 mile out and back trail. Follows creek to waterfall.
Great hike with awesome 360 views from the meadow. 6 mile loop trail which you can review on the "All Trails" website/app. You will need 4WD to get to the trailhead.
Cole Mountain
Great hike with awesome 360 views from the meadow. 6 mile loop trail which you can review on the "All Trails" website/app. You will need 4WD to get to the trailhead.

Cidery

Light food, lots of cider. Can be busy, but great family area outside and beautiful view of the valley
Cider and food. Nice outdoor area for family and friends.
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Bold Rock Hard Cider
1020 Rockfish Valley Highway
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Cider and food. Nice outdoor area for family and friends.

Brewery

Food and Beer, family friendly
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Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub
200 Mosbys Run
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Food and Beer, family friendly
Renovated warehouse in middle of town. Beer, pretzels, flatbreads and more. New in 2021 to Amherst. Parent company in Petersburg, VA.
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Camp Trapezium
140 Union Hill Road
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Renovated warehouse in middle of town. Beer, pretzels, flatbreads and more. New in 2021 to Amherst. Parent company in Petersburg, VA.

Sightseeing

Family owned and operated. Lavender field and farm. Gift shop with all things lavender, including lavender ice cream and lavender plants. Very friendly folks, family oriented. Check website for days and hours of opening.
Lavender fields @ Tantivy Farm
1350 Decatur Road
Family owned and operated. Lavender field and farm. Gift shop with all things lavender, including lavender ice cream and lavender plants. Very friendly folks, family oriented. Check website for days and hours of opening.
Gross Orchard has apple and peach picking in season. Large market and store, family owned and operated. Check their website for any activities. Awesome pineapple salsa!
A J Gross & Sons
6817 Wheats Valley Rd
Gross Orchard has apple and peach picking in season. Large market and store, family owned and operated. Check their website for any activities. Awesome pineapple salsa!
Charming small town, home of Virginia Military Institute. Neat little shops and boutiques, restaurants. Scenic drive from Amherst.
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Lexington
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Charming small town, home of Virginia Military Institute. Neat little shops and boutiques, restaurants. Scenic drive from Amherst.
Historic landmark with access to hiking, canoeing, fishing and other outdoor sports.
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Natural Bridge
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Historic landmark with access to hiking, canoeing, fishing and other outdoor sports.
Virginia’s oldest operating commercial grist mill. Free tours from very friendly owner. Gift shop and garden.
Wade's Mill (closed to the public until April 3, 2021)
55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop
Virginia’s oldest operating commercial grist mill. Free tours from very friendly owner. Gift shop and garden.