Virginia is home to beautiful romantic inns where guests enjoy fabulous views and great service. Shenandoah Valley, just short drive from Washington, D.C. is one of the top Virginia destinations that features over 200 vineyards and wineries.

Other popular VA weekend destinations include Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Richmond, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Norfolk and others.

1. The Inn at Little Washington - 2 hours from Richmond, Virginia

The Inn at Little Washington - 2 hours from Richmond, Virginia
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The Inn at Little Washington, a Relais & Châteaux, in Washington, VA is one of the best romantic getaways in VA, famous for its gourmet restaurant and attentive service.

The 24 guest rooms and suites are professionally decorated with sumptuous touches that create an atmosphere of rest and relaxation.

Choose from tastefully appointed rooms and 2-story suites, many with balconies and awe-inspiring garden views. Guests can stroll through the manicured grounds or simply unwind in a comfortable chair with a good book.

The Inn’s restaurant serves an innovative menu that features incredible courses designed by award-winning chef and proprietor Patrick O’Connell. The 14,000 bottle wine cellar offers endless choices to accompany mouthwatering meals.

Guests can go on daytrips to nearby farms to pick fruit, tour a winery, play golf and go antiquing.

Luray Caverns offer exploration and adventure, while Shenandoah National Park is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The property is 1 hour and 30 minutes from Washington D.C. and 2 hours from Richmond.

Middle and Main Street, Washington, VA 22747, Phone: 540-675-3800

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2. The Clifton Inn – 1 hour 10 minutes from Richmond, Virginia

The Clifton Inn – 1 hour 10 minutes from Richmond, Virginia
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The Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, VA is a romantic Relais & Châteaux getaway with an outdoor pool, restaurant and beautiful gardens. The 17 spacious guest rooms and suites are beautifully decorated, with all the comforts and amenities needed to ensure rest and relaxation.

Guests can play tennis, croquet, and hike on the marked trails. The infinity swimming pool and hot tub are ideal for unwinding, while the lake dock is the perfect spot for fishing.

The award-winning wine cellar provides pairings for the menu items prepared by Clifton’s Restaurant. Breakfast is served on the sun-filled verandah.

Head to Charlottesville to explore regional history and culture. Dining and entertainment options abound, along with prestigious wineries and craft breweries open for tours.

1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Phone: 434-971-1800

3. The Goodstone Inn - 2 hours

The Goodstone Inn - 2 hours
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The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant is a luxury weekend getaway in Virginia's Wine Country, offering a choice of accommodations in several distinct buildings, and 265 acres of natural surroundings.

If you are looking for a weekend idea from Washington D.C., visit this charming inn to relax and rejuvenate in the country. You will be right in the heart of the Wine Country where you can taste the region's best wines and go on romantic weekend walks in the countryside.

Choose from 18 elegant guest rooms and luxury suites in Manor House, Spring House, Carriage House, Dutch Cottage and French Farm Cottage. You can book an entire residence for complete privacy.

Residences have cozy sitting rooms with fireplaces, outdoor patios, and hammocks. During the warmer season, the estate offers biking, hiking, canoeing, and an outdoor pool. If you are looking for luxury and elegance, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant is one of the best vacation spots in Virginia.

36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117, Phone: 540-687-3333

4. Iris Inn - 1 hour 35 minutes

Iris Inn - 1 hour 35 minutes
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Iris Inn enjoys spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley from its mountaintop location in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

This Waynesboro, VA property offers several great accommodation options: luxury rooms in the main building, romantic cabins and cottages.

When you check into one of the cabins on your weekend trip, you feel like a bird nesting above the surrounding trees and the valley.

Each cabin has a full size kitchen, laundry facilities, heated floors and a two-person shower. There is a hot tub on the terrace overlooking the valley. More info

191 Chinquapin Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980, Phone: 540-943-1991

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5. Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn - 1 hour 35 minutes

Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn - 1 hour 35 minutes
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Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn near Middleburg, is a historic farm set on 47 scenic acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The getaway offers romantic rooms in the main house as well as a one-bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen. Guests receive complimentary wireless Internet access, free snacks and plush robes.

Several times a year, the property offers cooking classes which teach you how to prepare 5-course gourmet meals paired with local wines. Nearby activities include horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking and wine tours. Rooms are quite affordable.

23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117, Phone: 703-327-5911

6. The Inn at Riverbend - 3 hours 50 minutes

The Inn at Riverbend - 3 hours 50 minutes
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The Inn at Riverbend in Southwest Virginia is a romantic getaway with spectacular views of the New River which meanders through the Appalachian Mountains. Ask for a room with a view of the valley to enjoy the best views and listen to the sound of the waterfalls while you sleep. New River Valley in Pearisburg is an outdoor lover's paradise.

You will be surrounded by scenic hiking trails, fly fishing and kayaking. The view from the property is so incredible that you may decide to spend your entire weekend relaxing on the outdoor deck. Plan a 2-day trip so that you will have plenty of time to go on excursions in the area.

125 River Ridge Drive, Pearisburg, VA 24134, Phone: 540-921-5211

7. The Hope and Glory Inn - 1 hour 20 minutes

The Hope and Glory Inn - 1 hour 20 minutes
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Located in Irvington, Virginia, The Hope and Glory Inn offers guests a truly unique bed and breakfast experience.

Guests can choose to stay in one of seven guest rooms located in a converted schoolhouse or in one of six private cottages surrounded by lush garden greenery.

There are also “tents,” which are actually quaint cottages in a campground-like setting in the vineyard.

All accommodations include breakfast. The property also includes a dining hall, bar, spa, salt-water pool, and an outdoor garden bath and shower.

Guests can also tour the on-site vineyard, take a boat cruise on Chesapeake Bay, or play golf at one of several nearby courses.

65 Tavern Rd, Irvington, VA 22480, Phone: 804-438-6053

8. Friendly City Inn Bed & Breakfast - 2 hours

Friendly City Inn Bed & Breakfast - 2 hours
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Friendly City Inn Bed & Breakfast is a historic getaway located in Shenandoah Valley's wine country. Guests are accommodated in romantic rooms with New England cottage-style interiors.

The Stonewall Jackson Suite is the most spacious, featuring a large bay window, sitting area and wet bar. Downtown Harrisonburg offers a choice of cafes, restaurants and shops.

If you are wondering what to do this weekend, this is a destination with many leisure activities. Room rates at Friendly City Inn Bed & Breakfast in Harrisonburg are quite affordable.

547 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, Phone: 540-433-8233

9. The Mimslyn Inn - 2 hours 30 minutes from Richmond

The Mimslyn Inn - 2 hours 30 minutes from Richmond
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The Mimslyn Inn in Luray is a seamless blend of history-infused tradition and romantic contemporary comfort.

With picturesque natural surroundings, the 45 guest rooms have each been individually decorated, complete with private bathrooms, lush bedding and Wi-Fi. The property offers expansive lawns, beautiful gardens, landscaped terraces, and oversized patios.

The onsite spa, swimming pool, hot tub offer plenty of relaxation.

Circa ’31 features a menu that includes traditional comfort foods and fresh innovative dishes containing local and seasonal ingredients.

The Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant offers a full bar and comfort food such as chicken pie, soups, and more. Visit downtown Luray for shopping and additional dining options.

401 W Main St, Luray, VA 22835, Phone: 800-296-5105

10. Couples' Weekend at Foxfield Inn, Charlottesville - 1 hour 10 minutes

Couples' Weekend at Foxfield Inn, Charlottesville - 1 hour 10 minutes
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Located in Charlottesville, the Foxfield Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast that offers a tranquil escape. Five beautifully appointed guestrooms serve as serene retreats with gas fireplaces, luxurious whirlpool tubs and lovely views of the garden.

Deluxe linens, comforters, plush robes and slippers add a special touch, and rooms include state-of-the-art Bose sound systems to which iPods can be attached. The inn has complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and a television and DVD player in the cozy den offering evening entertainment. A gourmet three-course breakfast is served each morning with freshly brewed coffee in the sunny breakfast room.

Guests receive afternoon refreshments, such as cookies, fruit, and beverages in the lounge.

The inn’s ideal location in the heart of picturesque Charlottesville makes it easy to explore the surrounding attractions, wineries, historic homes, and a diverse choice of outdoor activities.

2280 Garth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Phone: 434-923-8892

11. VA Getaways: L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours 10 minutes

VA Getaways: L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours 10 minutes
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L’Auberge Provençale is a country inn surrounded by the beautiful Shenandoah Valley near White Post.

All of the inn’s rooms are decorated in the Provençale style with bright colors, comfortable furniture, private baths, and luxury linens. Breakfast is served each morning in the bright, cheerful sun room.

The inn offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi, aromatherapy showers, and free afternoon snacks and drinks.

Also on site is the award-winning restaurant, “La Table Provençale.” The restaurant features gourmet meals made from fresh, local ingredients, some of which are grown right at the inn.

The restaurant also has an extensive list of wines, spirits, and original cocktails.

13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy, White Post, VA 22620, Phone: 800-638-1702

12. VA Getaways: The Mayhurst Inn - 1 hour 20 minutes from Richmond

VA Getaways: The Mayhurst Inn - 1 hour 20 minutes from Richmond
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Step back in time at The Mayhurst Inn. This Victorian plantation home was built in 1859 and contains much of the original architecture and antique furnishings. Each of the inn’s eight rooms have private baths and fireplaces.

A full three-course southern breakfast is served each morning, and wine, cheese, and snacks are served each evening.

In addition, the inn offers many packages such as romance, Civil war, golf, and adventure to help you get the most out of your trip to historic Virginia.

The Mayhurst Inn was visited by Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Six Civil War battlefields and 2 museums are located nearby.

12460 Mayhurst Lane, Orange, VA 22960, Phone: 540-672-5597

13. Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel for Couples

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel for Couples
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The only Norfolk waterfront hotel, Sheraton is an modern upscale hotel a short walk from downtown Norfolk and less than a mile from Nauticus.

The sleek, contemporary rooms and suites have streamlined décor in soft, relaxing colors as well as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, desks with ergonomic chairs, and sofas. Many rooms have wonderful views of the waterfront and the harbor and some have balconies.

Club rooms have the use of a lounge, where they can have complimentary breakfast, snacks all day, and small appetizers in the afternoon.

Suites add a wet bar and sitting areas. Hotel guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a gym, and a large, modern business center.

The hotel’s gourmet restaurant overlooks the harbor and offers gourmet seafood dishes, and there is also a cozy bar and a landscaped patio. More ideas: Best Weekend Getaways from DC

777 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, Phone: 757-622-6664

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14. The Middleton Inn Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours

The Middleton Inn Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours
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The Middleton Inn Bed and Breakfast is a classic country estate located in Washington.

This critically acclaimed inn features amazing views of the rolling hills of the Virginia Countryside. Guests are treated to comfortable accommodations, complimentary port and chocolate, baked goods, and a three-course breakfast each morning.

There is no shortage of things to do in the surrounding area, including shopping, gourmet dining, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, and antiquing.

Guests can even watch horseback racing and experience foxhunting in the spring and fall! The inn is pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your four-legged companion behind.

176 Main St, Washington, VA 22747, Phone: 800-816-8157

15. The Richard Johnston Inn - 1 hour from Richmond

The Richard Johnston Inn - 1 hour from Richmond
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Housed in a colonial brick building, the Richard Johnston Inn is an award-winning hotel located in downtown Fredericksburg.

The Inn has been named “The Best of Washington for Weekend Getaways” and “Best in the Burg” by local travel publications.

The property, and its sister property, the Caroline House, contain comfortable suites with luxury linens, antique furnishings, private baths, and free Wi-Fi.

A full breakfast is served each morning. Restaurants, shops, and historic sites are within walking distance of the inn. The inn is pet-friendly and offers special romance and wedding packages.

711 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, Phone: 540-899-7606

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16. The Ashby Inn and Restaurant - 2 hours from Richmond

The Ashby Inn and Restaurant - 2 hours from Richmond
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The Ashby Inn is a 10-room guest house located one hour west of Washington, D.C., in the heart of Virginia’s wine country.

Each room is individually decorated with 19th century antiques. In addition, the inn boasts beautifully landscaped lawns, an organic garden, and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The restaurant at The Ashby Inn is world-class, offering sophisticated entrees using fresh, local ingredients. The inn also offers over 250 wines from the nearby winemakers and from vineyards around the world. They pride themselves on pairing the right wine with your entrée for an unforgettable meal.

692 Federal St., Paris, VA 20130, Phone: 540-592-3900

17. Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast - 1 hour

Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast - 1 hour
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Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast is an elegant bed and breakfast with beautifully landscaped grounds located in Williamsburg.

This inn knows how to pamper its guests. Each room includes luxury linens and spa towels, plush bath robes and high-end toiletries, Wi-Fi, and a refrigerator with complimentary snacks and sodas.

A gourmet breakfast is served each morning, and concierge service is available to help guests plan their special outing through historic Williamsburg.

The bed and breakfast is located near shopping, restaurants, and attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the Shirley Plantation, the Yorktown Battlefield, and the Jamestown Settlement.

1109 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-8087

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18. Historic Williamsburg Inn in Colonial Williamsburg - 50 minutes

Historic Williamsburg Inn in Colonial Williamsburg - 50 minutes
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The Williamsburg Inn is a romantic getaway in Colonial Williamsburg, offering 19th century Regency decor and five star service.

A great choice for couples touring the historic sights, a stay at the inn is by itself an way to immerse yourself in America's rich cultural heritage. Attend one of the numerous events in the area, visit replicas of historic taverns and shops, and dine at one of the unique restaurants.

The inn often offers romantic dinner and other events during the holidays. Guest rooms measure at least 500 square feet in size, and have marble bathrooms, English Regency-style furnishings, and comfortable seating areas. All rooms and suites have recently been renovated.

Ask for a room or suite with a fireplace, especially if planning a romantic getaway. A Junior Suite has a king bed and an adjoining parlor with a queen sleeper sofa. This suite measures 600 square feet in size and has two 26-inch flat-screen televisions, giving you plenty of room to relax and rejuvenate on vacation. The resort spa offers naturally-lit treatment rooms, Rose Suite for couples massages, and an array of services. Have afternoon tea at the Terrace Room, and taste gourmet cuisine at the renowned Regency Room. Find more quick getaways.

101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 888-965-7254

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19. Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast - 4 hours

Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast - 4 hours
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The Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located near two interstates between Charleston and Charlotte, and is the perfect stopping point for travelers to Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. The inn is housed in a classic Southern mansion and decorated in the antebellum style.

There are four guest rooms and a private garden cottage from which to choose. Three-course breakfasts, drinks and snacks, luxury linens, toiletries, robes, and slippers are included with each booking. Hiking, golf, wineries, shopping, restaurants, and antiquing are all located nearby. Guests can take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or tour some of the nearby historical sites.

525 W. Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382, Phone: 276-625-0625

20. Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast
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The word “arcady” means “an ideal rustic paradise,” and that is exactly what travelers will find at Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast. The inn is a comfortable country retreat located outside of Charlottesville. The property includes a working vineyard, so wine is always on the menu at Arcady.

Bookings include a full breakfast and complimentary wine, sodas, and snacks each day. Guests can tour the vineyard, stroll through the forest paths, or watch wildlife from the back porch. Nearby attractions include several Virginia wineries, the Charlottesville Downtown Mall, and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

1495 Milton Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-872-9475

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21. A Williamsburg White House

A Williamsburg White House
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A Williamsburg White House is a historic, century-old estate that has been converted to a bed and breakfast with a presidential theme. The rooms are individually decorated and all contain feather beds, private baths, and free wireless internet. Breakfast is served each morning in the stately Reagan dining room, and complimentary wine and snacks are available during the day.

The inn also includes a JFK library, a diplomatic reception room, and gardens dedicated to Winston Churchill. The inn is located in the heart of historic Williamsburg. Travelers can see preserved historical homes and buildings or watch a re-enactment of life in a colonial town.

718 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-229-8580

22. Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours 15 minutes

Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours 15 minutes
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Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable country retreat nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Each of the inn’s cozy rooms includes a private bath, fireplace, and sitting area. A home-cooked breakfast featuring fresh local seasonal ingredients, some grown right at the inn, is included with each booking.

The hiker friendly inn offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby attractions include shopping, restaurants, and historical sites such as the Stonewall Jackson House and the Lee Chapel and Museum. Guests can get outdoors and hike along the Appalachian Trail, or experience fly fishing or horseback riding. Best Virginia Beaches

985 Borden Road, Lexington, VA 24450, Phone: 800-422-4925

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23. The Frederick House - 1 hour 50 minutes

The Frederick House  - 1 hour 50 minutes
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Experience early American history while enjoying the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at the Frederick House. The inn is located in historic Staunton. Shopping, world-class dining, coffee shops, music venues, The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar Playerhouse, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library are all within walking distance of the inn.

The Frederick House is a 23-room bed and breakfast that offers guests outstanding amenities, privacy, and service of a luxury hotel. Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast each morning before heading out to see the natural beauty of the Virginia countryside or the many nearby historical sites. More ideas: Beaches Near DC

28 North New Street, Staunton, VA 24401, Phone: 540-885-4220

24. Chesapeake Bay & Beyond

Chesapeake Bay & Beyond
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The Eastern Shore is home to Chesapeake Bay, barrier islands and wetlands, great for relaxing on the beach with a view and exploring wildlife habitats. Activities couples enjoy together include sailing, kayaking, canoeing, biking and romantic sunset cruises.

Guests of all ages enjoy hands-on learning about America’s history at Colonial Williamsburg where you will find restored 18th century houses, historic activities as well as shopping. There are many inns and bed & breakfasts to choose from in the area, making it easy to plan a quick romantic trip.

In this area, you will find Thomas Jefferson's home, the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit Shenandoah National Park where you can enjoy scenic hikes, mountain biking and fresh mountain air.

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Virginia is a great place to visit for history buffs, wine enthusiasts and beach lovers. Take a day trip and hike in the mountains or go on a wine tasting tour. Look for vacation packages that include romantic perks such as wine on arrival, flowers and chocolate. If you are still wondering what to do, your hotel can recommend scenic drives, tours, treks, one day trips and other activities near your point of departure.

Northern Virginia is home to Mount Vernon, Gunston Hall Plantation and Manassas National Battlefield Park. Combine a vacation to these historic sites with a quick trip to the nearby Washington D.C.

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Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck offers couples a variety of things to see and do, from the Museum of Fine Arts to the birthplaces of several U.S. presidents. The Virginia Wine Trail features over 160 wineries, great for wine tasting vacations.

Driving Distances from Richmond

From Richmond To Driving Time
Washington2 hours
Charlottesville1 hour 10 minutes
Middleburg2 hours 10 minutes
Waynesboro1 hour 35 minutes
Pearisburg4 hours
Williamsburg1 hour
Harrisonburg2 hours 8 minutes
Luray2 hours 30 minutes
Paris2 hours
Orange1 hour 20 minutes
VA Beach1 hour 45 minutes
Staunton1 hour 50 minutes
Washington2 hours
Fredericksburg1 hour
White Post2 hours 10 minutes
Irvington1 hour 20 minutes
Crozet1 hour 30 minutes
Charlottesville1 hour 10 minutes
Lexington2 hours 15 minutes
Wytheville4 hours