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Pack the car and head out for a day’s adventure. There���s a lot of history, luxury, good food and fun within a short drive of the Alleghany Highlands.

Two of America’s favorite resorts, Omni Hotel The Homestead and The Greenbrier, are less than an hour away. Omni Hotel The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia offers spa services – fed by natural hot springs; championship golf courses; skiing, snowboarding and ice skating; fly fishing, skeet shooting; hiking; horseback riding, and more. The Greenbrier, located in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, also offers spa services – fed by its famous sulfur springs; falconry; golf; outdoor activities, and West Virginia’s premier casino, the Casino Club.

Paint Bank, Virginia is a different kind of getaway. Less than an hour away in northeastern Craig County, the tiny crossroads has become a destination. The Swinging Bridge Restaurant, located in the Paint Bank General Store features country style, homemade meals and local buffalo meat! The charming Depot Lodge welcomes overnight visitors.

An hour’s drive east in Interstate-64 lies historic Lexington, Virginia. Home to both Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, Lexington’s vibrant downtown features boutiques, galleries and a variety of dining experiences.

Roanoke, Virginia, the region’s largest metro area, is about an hour south of the Alleghany Highlands. It’s a regional shopping destination – featuring a large regional mall, numerous other shopping areas and the historic Roanoke City Market. Restaurants, nightlife and arts and culture, such as the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra make the trip worthwhile.

Wineries make great day trips. Virginia has a long tradition of winemaking (started by Thomas Jefferson) and the western Virginia region has seen a growth in the number and quality of wineries. More information about wineries within a two-hour drive of the Alleghany Highlands is available from Virginia and West Virginia guides and the list below should be a good place for any wine enthusiast to start.

Wineries

Blue Ridge Vineyards
1027 Shiloh Drive
Eagle Rock, VA
540-798-7642
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 28 mi (34 minutes)Virginia Mountain Vineyard

4204 Old Fincastle Rd
Fincastle, VA
540-473-2979
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 26 mi (35 minutes)Lexington Valley Vineyard
80 Norton Way
Rockbridge Baths, VA
540-462-2974
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 32 mi (38 minutes)

Watts Roost Vineyard
2245 Blue Sulfur Pike
Lewisburg, WV
304-645-5308
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 42 mi (44 minutes)

Rockbridge Vineyard
35 Hill View Lane
Raphine, VA
888-511-9463
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 48 mi (50 minutes)

Fincastle Vineyard & Winery
203 Maple Ridge Lane
Fincastle, VA
540-591-9000
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 38 mi (52 minutes)

Wolf Creek Winery
HC 75, Box 36A
Wolfcreek, WV
304-772-5040
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 65 mi (1 hour, 13 minutes)Valhalla Vineyards
6500 Mt. Chestnut Road
Roanoke, VA
540-725-WINE
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 57 mi (1 hour, 16 minutes)

Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford, VA
540-586-3707
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 54 mi (1 hour, 17 minutes)

White Rock Vineyards & Winery
2117 Bruno Drive
Goodview, VA
540-890-3359
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 65 mi (1 hour, 25 minutes)

Daniel Vineyards
200 Twin Oaks Road
Crab Orchard, WV
877-378-1990
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 94 mi (1 hour, 32 minutes)

AmRhein Wine Cellars
9243 Patterson Drive
Bent Mountain, VA
540-929-4632
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 73 mi (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Leo Grande Vineyards & Winery
1027 Wingfield Drive
Goode, VA
540-586-4066
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 64 mi (1 hour, 35 minutes)Brooks Mill Winery
6201 Brooks Mill Road
Wirtz, VA
540-721-5215
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 73 mi (1 hour, 35 minutes)

Savoy-Lee Winery
5800 Johnson Mountain Road
Huddleston, VA
540-297-9275
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 71 mi (1 hour, 42 minutes)

Hickory Hill Vineyard
1722 Hickory Cove Lane
Moneta, VA
540-296-1393
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 80 mi (1 hour, 43 minutes)

Kirkwood Winery
1350 Phillips Run Road
Summersville, WV
888-498-9463
Distance from Alleghany Highlands: 100 mi (1 hour, 55 minutes)