Plan Now to See the Best Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors

We know spring has barely sprung here in the Shenandoah Valley, but it’s never too early to discuss the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Our cabins and guest rooms are already starting to book out well in advance for summer and into the fall, so if seeing this magnificent display of fall’s beauty was on your list of things to do, now is the time to plan your getaway!

Aside from our exceptional hospitality, the best thing about spending a few days this fall at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast is having access to some of Virginia’s most explosive and colorful fall colors. Our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast offers guests easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, but we’re also near Shenandoah National Park, which also is magical in the fall.

Fall in the Shenandoah Valley is nothing short of spectacular. The season varies from year to year and is very dependent on annual rainfall and other weather conditions. Still, generally, you can expect the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors to reach their peak in mid to late October, often lasting well into the first weeks of November. If you want to witness this fantastic display this year, it’s time to book your room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast. 

Breathtaking aerial view of the vibrant Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors

See Glorious Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors

Though it seems so far away, and there’s much to enjoy between now and then, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking forward to the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Fall in the Shenandoah Valley is a real treat for the senses, with the sights, sounds, and smells of the season setting a perfect stage for memorable getaways. While there’s no easy way to predict the timing of peak Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, you can feel pretty confident that a getaway in October will be a visually rewarding experience.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy these vibrant hues of Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, too. From scenic drives through the countryside to hikes deep into the wilderness, we’d love to share our favorite ways to enjoy Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Here are a few of our favorite places to go:

  1. One of our favorite ways to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is hiking at Peaks of Otter. It’s one of the most popular destinations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the hike to the top of Sharp Top Mountain will reward you with a stunning 360-degree view of the valley below.
  2. Another easy but colorful hike to take is the 1.75-mile Johnson Farm Trail. The trail is beautiful and offers pastoral views of the restored farmhouse, antique farm equipment, barn, and more – and the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors set the perfect backdrop for photos, too!
  3. Take a picnic and hike to Crabtree Falls, one of our favorite places to send guests for an afternoon. Other incredible waterfalls include White Rock Falls, Wigwam Falls, Apple Orchard Falls, and Fallingwater Cascades.
  4. There are a lot of apple orchards in the Nelson County area, and not only is apple picking a time-honored fall tradition, but it’s a great place to experience the seasonal beauty of fall.
  5. Another excellent hike for Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is the Humpback Rocks Trail. It’s one of the longer trails in the area, at 7.8-miles roundtrip, but it’s more than worth it.
  6. Take one of the many scenic drives in the area, soaking in the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors as you go. You can spend entire days driving, but it’s always worth it because, on clear days, you can see upward of 50 miles!

A couple sharing a glass of wine on our cabin porch, which is the perfect place to unwind while enjoying the best Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors

The Best Place to Stay Near the Blue Ridge Parkway

There’s nothing more breathtakingly beautiful than seeing Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors – and it’s a trip that can only be matched by staying at our luxurious bed and breakfast or cabins in Virginia. If you haven’t already reserved your space in one of our elegant guest rooms or private cabins, now is the best time to do so.

Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley, offering easy access to the best of the area. This includes the exciting towns of Lexington and Staunton as well as the Shenandoah National Park and the sensational Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall is always an explosion of color here, and we position you to enjoy the best of this vibrant season.

Our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast offers guests the choice between five elegant guest rooms in the Manor House or one of our five private cabins. Our guest rooms come standard with a broad range of luxury amenities, including a hearty and delicious breakfast each morning of your stay. Our cabins are outfitted with king-sized beds, a private outdoor hot tub, a large bathroom, a living room with a fireplace, and full kitchens, gas grills, decks, and luxurious robes. Breakfast is not included with cabin stays.

Regardless of how you enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, we’d love to celebrate the season with you. Give yourself plenty of time to plan, and book your room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast today!

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