A native of Augusta County who knows its wildlife and terrain, Dwight Wood recreates a simpler time—a time when cowboys rode horses up the mountain trails, ate steaks seared by the campfire, and jumped into a hot tub before going to bed. Granted, that last part is only available if you stay overnight at the bunkhouse, but the Wood family's horseback-riding trips are otherwise historically authentic.
Riders meet at 9 a.m. on the ranch, where they're paired up with a trusty and well-trained steed before trotting out into the wilderness of George Washington National Forest. Dwight guides the trip over water, up slight inclines, and past breathtaking views of mountain country, leading the pack to some of the highest points in the region without the help of cliff-side escalators. He also keeps each trip small in order to better answer questions and provide a personalized experience for each rider. Guests can saddle up for a half-day, full-day, or overnight excursion, and look forward to a cowboy-style supper on longer trips.
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As a professional golf instructor, Leslie W. Mercer worked tirelessly to make the game accessible to everyone. His daughter, Anne Marie, opened The Highlands Golf Park in 1997 to ensure her father's efforts–and more importantly, perhaps, his love of golf–made an impact on future generations. To this day, The Highlands remains a family affair. Anne Marie's daughter, Gretchen Scheuermann, now runs the park and guides golfers as a LPGA Class A teaching professional.
The Highlands Golf Park provides a robust golfing experience to match its rich history. A versatile driving range is the centerpiece of the facility's practice features. Carved into the natural landscape, the range boasts 44 grass and mat tee stations, areas for pitching and chipping, and lights for practicing at night or after accidentally popping the sun with an errant tee shot. Away from the range, players can soak up tips during lessons or polish up their short game by putting through the 18-hole Pirate Pete's Mini Golf Course.
Ben & Jerry's has double-handedly transformed ice cream from a dreary and dreaded after-dinner chore into a dazzling treat that can be easily stored in pants pockets. The shops offer a variety of frozen confections, from milkshakes ($5.05) to large ice-cream cups and cones ($2.75-$4.82), hot-fudge sundaes ($5.05), and signature pints ($4.19). Spoon the cuddly depths of Ben & Jerry's famous original flavors, such as Cake Batter, Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Peanut Brittle, Chunky Monkey, Half Baked, Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz!, New York Super Fudge Chunk, and more.
The frozen creamery is also a proficient cakery with a proud stock of frozen cakes to help spoil supper (starting at $16.99 for a small round). For social ice creaming, ready a band of spoon-armed eaters and dive into the Vermonster Sundae ($42), a heaping pail of 20 scoops, hot fudge, bananas, cookies, brownies, and toppings of your choice.
While there are no reviews for the Charlottesville location, Ben & Jerry's is a popular national brand with more than 2,400,000 Facebook fans, and has been featured on the Food Network series Unwrapped.
Ash Lawn-Highland is the historical home of James Monroe, a Founding Father and the fifth president of the United States, who is best known for the Louisiana Purchase and the Monroe Doctrine. The early 19th-century home includes classical French furnishings, a Victorian wing, and a copy of Washington Crossing the Delaware, which features Monroe as a young Continental Army lieutenant.