The Inn is located in the heart of downtown Stanardsville, Virginia, just ten minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and a half-hour from the University of Virginia and other historic and interesting sites in the Charlottesville, Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont, Virginia area. Come to this historic Inn and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Stone Mountain- www.stonemountainvineyards.com
Early Mountain - www.earlymountain.com
Prince Michel- www.princemichel.com
Glass House- http://www.glasshousewinery.com/
Trump Winery- http://www.trumpwinery.com/
Autumn Hill- www.autumnhillwine.com
White Hall- www.whitehallvineyards.com
King Family- www.kingfamilyvineyards.com
One of the greatest draws to the local area. Vineyards in many sizes, styles and "flavors". Create your own "wine tour" or let us (at The Lafayette Inn) assist you with your plans. http://www.monticellowinetrail.com/#/home (Our specific region)
http://www.virginiawineguide.com/centralVirginia (Statewide options)
Recreation and Attractions
Stanardsville has beautiful country roads surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers. While visiting, enjoy a walking tour of Stanardsville, the Historical Society Museum, Green Hills Club with golf, tennis, and swimming, Middle, South and Rapidan Rivers, hiking trails to and from Shenandoah National Park, numerous antique and collectibles shops, Greene County Courthouse and other historic buildings, Thomas Jefferson Regional Library and Blue Ridge Pottery.
Only 5 to 10 minutes away in Ruckersville you can enjoy Greene House Shops, Highlands Golf Range, Yoders Country Market, lots of antique and collectables shops and numerous other stores. 15 minutes away to Madison you can visit the Handcraft House, Quilt shop (make your own!) and more antique shops.
Lydia Mountain Adventure- Spend a day checking out the Zip Line, Mountain Tubing Course, ATV tours and end your day with a (seasonal) bluegrass show "Lidda Bidda Mountain Spirit"...one guest was overheard saying upon leaving it's "Gooder than grits!" (Yes, "Redneck country slang is proudly spoken Greene")
Skyline Drive- The Route 33 entrance is just 6 miles from the Inn. Views worth the drive. No need to wait until the leaves change color, each season offers its unique breathtaking view.
Shenandoah River Adventures- Your day of FUN on the RIVER starts here! Canoes, kayaks and tubes. Full shuttle service. Offering one of the most beautiful and pleasant experiences on the Shenandoah river. Trips available for varied skilled guests. Reservations required.
www.shenandoahriveradventures.com 1 888-309-7222
Massanutten Resort- Just over the mountain (20 minutes) you will find everything to fill your day. Skiing (seasonal), Skating, indoor/ourdoor water park and of course golf. http://www.massresort.com/
Four County Players -Four County Players, Central Virginia’s oldest, continuously operating community theatre, is located at the Barboursville Community Center, just over the line in Orange County. 5256 Governor Barbour Street, P.O. Box 1, Barboursville, VA 22923-0001 . (540-832-5355) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fourcp.org
Greene County Historical Society-Visit our Museum, filled with 8,000 years of Greene County history, located in the Old Jail next to the Greene County Court house in downtown Stanardsville. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 till 3, and by appointment or happenstance. www.GreeneHistory.org
www.greenehillsclub.com Highlands golf Park/Pirate Pete's Mini-Golf- One of the Top 100 Golf Ranges in America for 2006 by Golf Range. 300+ yard lighted range and fun mini golf. www.highlandsgolfpark.com (See Massanutten above also for golf)
Antiques and Shopping
Shop to your heart's content. Greene County houses many antique shops as well as other shopping opportunities along the Rt. 29 and Rt. 33 Corridor in Ruckersville. Check out these great shops the next time you are in Greene County:
Noon Whistle Pottery-Working clay studio and art gallery selling over 60 artists work. Most days customers will find Holly Horan, resident potter, throwing pots at the wheel. Her husband, John Pluta, the resident sculptor, is usually sculpting figures out of clay or constructing birdhouses at their Ruckersville shop in an 1800’s barn behind Red Fox Antiques. Different artists are featured at each shop. Located on Main Street in Stanardsville and Rt. 29 South in Ruckersville. Phone-434-985-6500 or 434-985-9688.
Email - email@example.com.
Website - www.noonwhistlepottery.com
Blue Ridge Pottery-Retail shop and pottery studio. Tours available. Located on Rt. 33, 12 miles west of Ruckersville. January-March open Tuesday-Sunday 9 to 5 and April -December 23 open Daily 9 to 5. Phone-434-985-6080.
Website - www.blueridgepottery.com.
The 48 Greene House Shops-Antiques, local crafts, collectibles and specialty items. Located at the corner of Rt. 29 and Rt. 33 West in Ruckersville. Phone-434-985-6053.
Ruckersville Gallery- Fine antiques, art, decorative objects, rare coins and "modern ruckus" define this wonderful gallery. Just south on Rt. 29 from the Rt 33/29 exchange.
Red Fox Antiques-Fine furniture, art, Christmas ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and more. Located on Rt. 29 South in Ruckersville. Phone-434-985-2080.
Joan Palmer Antiques & Fine Art-A gallery of fine oil paintings, 18th & 19th Century furniture, fabulous mirrors, silver, glass, objects d’art. Located on Rt. 29 North in Ruckersville. Phone-434-985-3602.
Country Store Antique Mall-Houses 14 different dealers with a variety of antiques and collectibles. Located on the corner of Rt. 29 and Rt. 33 East in Ruckersville. Phone-434-985-3649.
Barracks Road Shopping Center- From its world-class shopping to its range of speciality boutiques and dining, it is truly a shopping experience like no other with more than 80 merchant shops, services, and restaurants.
The Historic Downtown Mall- The pedestrian mall is home to a vibrant collection of more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants located in the historic buildings on and around old Main Street, Charlottesville.
Arts and Entertainment
The Artisans Center of Virginia- Featruing Virginia's finest arts and crafts created by more than 200 of the Commonwealth's finest artisans. The Center has been designated by the Virginia State Legislature as the official state artisans center.
The University of Virginia Art Museum- The UVA Art Museum presents world-class collections featuring ancient, Asian, European, and American art and more than 15 special exhibitions.
Greene County Chamber of Commerce- This is an excellent resource to find local business owners serving the local community.