Historical Italian-Style Farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Wild peacocks strut around the grounds at Fairview Bed and Breakfast Estate; you can watch them flaunt their bright feathers from a wooden rocking chair on the porch. But try as they might, it’s hard for the peacocks to remain the center of attention—they’ve got to compete with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the skyline of the Virginian countryside. The property is centered around a red-bricked Italian-style farmhouse built in 1867. Elegant decorative touches, small-town hospitality, and roaming horses and cows add to the estate’s storybook charm.
Within each of the individualized guest rooms, antique furnishings grace burnished hardwood floors, and muted pastel accents add a subtle splash of color. In the Gold room, sunlight pours in from floor-to-ceiling windows behind a wrought-iron bed draped with a lacy canopy. The tranquil Green room's queen bed is crowned with a tufted headboard, and guests can sink into pillows piled on an ivory divan. Fairview welcomes pets to tag along with their owners on vacation.
Outdoors, you can admire the tree-topped mountains from the hot tub or sauna. Onsite massage therapists extend the relaxation with Swedish massages and invigorating deep-tissue treatments. Come morning, treats such as bananas foster or praline bacon are laid out in the vintage dining room.
Amherst, Virginia: Small-Town Charm in Virginia's Wine Country
Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historical town of Amherst rests in the midst of central Virginia's wine country. More than 50 wineries and vineyards dot central Virginia's foothills, and more than a dozen reside near Fairview alone, drawing connoisseurs and lonely wheels of cheese to visit the area year-round.
Central Virginia also sports a diverse terrain; you can ride on horseback, hike along the storied Appalachian Trail, or take a scenic drive northward into the mountains to see the cascading waters of Crabtree Falls. Amherst itself exudes a countryside charm; apple orchards and antique shops are scattered throughout the area.
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