The 10 Best Things to Do in Nellysford, United States

November 30, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in Nellysford, United States including Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Virginia Distillery Company, Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, Wintergreen Resort, Raven's Roost Overlook, Silverback Distillery, Wintergreen Ski Area.
Restaurants in Nellysford

1. Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm

Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst, VA, Lyndhurst, VA 22952 +1 828-298-0398
Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm

Pick up general travel guides and maps at the information center or take the self-guided ¾-mile hiking trail to a 19th-century-reconstructed farmstead.

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Nice displays in welcome center. Clean restrooms. Quaint gift ship. Awesome exhibits of farm. Friendly staff. Short hiking trails with spectacular views.

2. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery

500 Del Fosse Winery Ln, Faber, VA 22938-2465 +1 434-263-6100
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

DelFosse Vineyards and Winery

Reviewed By Nikcklos - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Went there for a special "crepes" event and taste of wine. Service was terrible. Had to wait a while to give our order for drinks and same for food. Finally got our wine, but only one of two. We had to wait 15min for the second wine after 3 reminders. For the food, we waited 40min and other tables got served before is although they arrive later.
The quality of the food was bad. The be on and cheese crepe was only fat and no meet. And all four crepes we had were cold.

We gave up and left with no desert.

We'll definitively not recommend as there many other wineries that are better worth.

Nic

3. Bold Rock Hard Cider

1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Rt. 151, Nellysford, VA 22958-3078 +1 434-361-1030
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Bold Rock Hard Cider

Located on the famed beverage corridor along Rt. 151 in Nelson County, the flagship Bold Rock Cider Barn opened in August 2014 and represents our company headquarters, center of operations and primary cider production facility. The ‘Chapel of Apple’ as it is affectionately known is a beautifully rustic timber framed barn overlooking the Rockfish River. Our staff will be happy to explain the process behind our award-winning craft hard cider and following a tasting, enjoy a pint, flight or delicious food from our Feed Room. The Nellysford Cider Barn is open daily at 11 AM.

Reviewed By Kelsey F - Alexandria, Virginia

The location is beautiful with great scenery. Small hike from the parking lot to the venue (complete with the 801 ft sign)! Free tasting of the two seasonal ciders. You can purchase 4 pack samplers and glasses of cider. I chose the sampler with the seasonal cider option. Would have rated this venue a 5 if the two staff members I encountered had not acted like being there was dreadful! Otherwise the visit was great and we even purchased cider to go in their shop!

4. Devils Backbone Brewing Company

200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967-8551 +1 540-602-6018
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Devils Backbone Brewing Company

We pour fresh craft beer from our 16 taps and our pub menu specializes in oak wood -fired smoked dishes and local fare. We are dog friendly - dogs must be on a leash and stay in our designated pet area in the Meadows. Fast-casual is available at the outside Oak Grill along with beer and wine at the Outdoor Bar. The Summit is open Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7am-12noon serving specialty coffee and made to order breakfast.Sundays The Summit is open 7am-1pm serving specialty coffee and made to order breakfast, brunch and our famous Bloody Mary Bar. The Shanty opens Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 3pm-close, pouring specialty cocktails & featuring whiskey along with Devils Backbone beers.

Reviewed By Steven H

We were on our way home to Ohio from a weekend away in Virginia. While out I had tried and really enjoyed the Vienna Lager. When I saw the sign on the highway saying the brewery was on the next exit I decided to stop. We got there right as they opened. We tried a sample of eight different beers. I was pleasantly surprised to find i liked most of them. I'm a firm believer that craft beer doesnt mean good beer. This was good beer. Although a couple were not for me.
We liked it so much we also purchased.some swag along with a couple six packs. This is where the disappointment came...after arivimg back home i found they gave me the wrong size T shirt.
Serioudly check it out and enjoy...just check the shirt size before you go.

5. Virginia Distillery Company

299 Eades Ln, Lovingston, VA 22949-2325 +1 434-285-2900
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia Distillery Co. is an authentic single malt whisky distillery in Central Virginia entering the growing spirits industry across the U.S. Virginia Distillery Company is home to "The Virginia Whisky Experience", currently offering tastings of our Virginia Highland Malt and seasonally inspired cocktails, and soon to offer an educational museum and video, as well as tours of the production facility (June 2016).

Reviewed By SavvyShopper417 - Raleigh, North Carolina

We came across this distillery while visiting wineries and we were glad we did. The venue is less than two years old and absolutely stunning. Unfortunately we arrived too late for a tour, but are planning on returning ASAP, just to enjoy everything yet again!We're so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our distillery. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

6. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery

2800 Berry Hill Rd, Nellysford, VA 22958-2034 +1 434-361-1266
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery

Located on the Nelson 151 Trail, Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is nestled in the rolling hills of the Rockfish River Valley. Mountain views abound in every direction and the farm is beautiful and well maintained. Hill Top offers a unique wine tasting experience with True to the Fruit Wines and Authentic Honey Meads. Established in the 1990's, Hill Top is a second generation family business.

Reviewed By erisley2015 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

My husband and I were just making up our long weekend getaway as we went...no plans. I like wineries that include sweet wine options and Hill Top came highly recommended from the Charlottesville Tourism Information Center (Carla & Jon). They were right! Beautiful setting on the farm next to the Blackberry Patch. We were lucky to be there on the day of the annual festival so there was live music by Dragonfly, one of the best bands we've heard!!!! Many great wine and mead selections, plus on this day, great artisans and food options. Top-notch sangria. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

7. Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Wintergreen, VA 22958 +1 434-325-2100
Excellent
47%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

Wintergreen Resort

Reviewed By Steve R - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We had a 3 bedroom condo my wife and I and our 2 adult kids with their families. Although just a bit dated, overall a very nice place and very convenient. Fabulous, scenic and adventurous hiking trails with loops and trails of varying distances available. Indoor and outdoor pool are very nice, and we even went to the lake on afternoon. No shortage of things to do and great staff. We even did the zip line and plunge (summer tube ride). Just great fun.

8. Raven's Roost Overlook

Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Raven's Roost Overlook

Reviewed By Scott J

This is by far my favorite overlook along the whole Blue Ridge Parkway. At various times of the year, and depending on the weather, you'll find recreational rock climbers working on the various routes up the steep cliffs below the overlook, rescue teams doing high angle rescue training, sightseers, and even the occasional group of hang glider pilots launching from the cliffs. There are trails from the parking area leading out onto the rocks, but be cautious. There are very high dropoffs here and people have made very costly mistakes by wandering out too far. If there are climbers out, don't step on the ropes and don't get beneath them. There's a winding trail to the left of the parking area that's very steep but will get you to the base of the cliffs. The view of the valley from here is tremendous! You can even see rockslide scars made when Hurricane Camille came through the area in 1969. Beautiful scenery. It's a great spot for a picnic or even a quick photo opportunity.

9. Silverback Distillery

9374 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3180 +1 540-456-7070
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Silverback Distillery

Silverback Distillery produces ultra premium vodka, gin, rye whiskey and soon and bourbon. Surrounded by Mountains and bracketed by the Rockfish River, Silverback Distillery produces distinct and flavorful spirits through a perfect mix of Virginia grains, pure water and American craftsmanship.

Reviewed By Rusty B - Chesapeake, Virginia

They only make 4 liquors but they are amazing. A new company but multiple award wining spirits. I bought a bottle of Honey Rye Whiskey. Made with local honey.Thanks for the review, Rusty! :)

10. Wintergreen Ski Area

Route 664, Wintergreen, VA 22958 +1 800-266-2444
Excellent
31%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Wintergreen Ski Area

Year round recreation area located in the Blue Ridge offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation, from golf and tennis in the summer, to skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

Reviewed By John M

We just moved to Virginia from the California Coast two years ago and never heard of Wintergreen Ski Area. We own a national business (Styer Landscaping) and our key materials supplier (SiteOne Landscape Supply) invited us to a four day three night retreat at Wintergreen. We figured why not check it out.

WOW were we in for one of the greatest trips in our lives!!! Our eight year old son had never been on skis (California Coast, remember). He wanted to try it out.

EVERYONE was so friendly, courteous, full of information and just great people that we were excited from the beginning. There were a LOT of kids there but every person made our child feel special and part of the group.

Our son wound up learning how to ski, turn, stop three different ways AND jump!!! He now has another wonderful activity in which to participate.

My wife and I tried out the tubing...what THRILL!!! She also went skiing and has a blast.

The accommodations were fabulous...incredible views, wood-burning fireplace...LOTS of room.

The restaurants were incredible...the food was superb, expertly prepared and lots of it too.

The BEST part??? The staff. I mean EVERYONE we encountered really made our stay memorable and special. EVERY ONE of our requests was granted immediately. Everyone was SO attentive.

Now that we know about Wintergreen Ski Area we WILL be back...a LOT. AND, we will be back in the Spring, Summer and Fall to check out the hiking and other activities offered.

This resort is less than a two hour EASY drive from Richmond and a complete getaway.. We now have a favorite place in Virginia...we had no idea this would be SO enjoyable...WOW!!!

Try it out, everyone, it's a wonderful place for a family to visit or just a single person or a couple or a group.

Rest assured you will be glad you tried this gem out!!!

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