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Best Romantic Blue Ridge Fall Getaways

We have the best romantic Blue Ridge Fall getaways for you and your sweetie. Learn about special events, great golf, outdoor adventure, and resort savings. And if you’re looking for a wedding venue, this is a also great opportunity to do some touring.

Best Romantic Blue Ridge Fall Getaways

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Blue Ridge. September nights are cool but the days are still warm. October showcases beautiful foliage. Spend a day, a weekend, or a week exploring new places and experiences.

September Dining Events

Audley Beef will be featured at the 9/13 Progressive Dinner

September 13 Root to Table Progressive Dinner: The Taste of Blue Ridge Culinary Series combines gorgeous locations, top regional chefs, and the finest locally grown products. This progressive dinner takes place at Audley Farm in Berryville and the George Washington Hotel in Winchester (transportation provided). Learn about the connection these locations have with our First President, enjoy a “farm to table” feast, then settle back with top notch bluegrass. Read about George Washington Hotel weddings on the BRB blog.

The hotel offers a special package which includes dinner as well as overnight accommodations. Combine this with a visit to West Oaks Farm Market (a beautiful rustic wedding venue by the way) and a hike at a nearby state park along with a stop at a local winery for one of the best romantic Blue Ridge Fall getaways.

September 14 Dinner on the Mountain: Each month Bryce Resort near Mt. Jackson hosts Dinner on the Mountain. Take a chairlift ride, dine on stellar food, and witness a spectacular view. Visit their website for nearby accommodations. Thinking wedding weekend? Then read about Bryce Resort on the BRB blog.

September Festivals & Outings

Ocktoberfest at Bavarian Inn in Sherherdstown, WV

September 15 Oktoberfest: Experience “European Elegance on the Potomac” at the Shepherdstown WV Bavarian Inn.  Spend the day at Oktoberfest and then be sure to visit the new Bavarian Brothers Brewery. You can read about Bavarian Inn luxury wedding weekends on the BRB blog.

September 21 & 22 Winchester Apple Harvest Festival: Winchester is known as “Apple Country”. Head over to the Frederick County Fairgrounds and take in the live entertainment and attractions. Enter the pie eating contest!

September 21 Classic Car Show: The Stephens City Family Drive-In not only shows first run double features on the big screen, they also host an annual classic car show. Admission gets you the car show and the movies. 

Make Winchester’s Country Inn & Suites your weekend home away from home. And before you leave town, take a stroll through the gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The Glen Burnie Gardens are perfect for an outdoor wedding – read about them on BRB. You can also learn about more Fall Festivals on the Go Blue Ridge Travel Blog.

Romantic Fall Getaways for October

Try one of these October festivals or dining experiences with your sweetie and enjoy the Fall beauty of the Blue Ridge.

Check out Apple Butter Day or the Farm Dinner at Mackintosh Fruit Farm

October 5 Apple Butter Day: It’s all things apple at Mackintosh Fruit Farm in Berryville. Sample homemade apple butter made from the farm’s orchards and also pick seasonal fruits and vegetables. And be sure to visit the market for honey, jams, jellies, desserts and baked goods.

October 12 Farm Dinner: The folks at Mackintosh Fruit Farm are busy! Experience the season’s bounty with a farm dinner. Be sure to BYOB from one of the nearby wineries.

October 12 Fall Festival: Just outside of Harrisonburg is four-season resort Massanutten. View the Fall foliage via chairlift. There’s also live music, a beer garden, cider and wine tasting, and food trucks. 

October 27 Root to Table Down on the Farm Harvest Festival: Lovettsville’s Spring House Farm hosts this Taste of Blue Ridge dining experience. Take pleasure in beautiful countryside views as top regional chefs prepare fantastic “farm to table” cuisine.

Love on the Links – Fall Golf Outings

Best Romantic Blue Ridge Fall Getaways
Get in some Fall golf at this classic West Virginia resort

Capon Springs & Farm: This all-inclusive West Virginia Potomac Highlands resort is a classic. The two 9-hole courses are great for beginners. If you’ve never played golf and want to give it a try, the resort rents clubs. Stay in one of the 14 cottages and take in the spa.

Bryce Resort: This intimate resort packs a punch with beautiful mountain views on the 18-hole PGA Championship course. Reserve a “Stay and Play” package.

Massanutten: This resort does everything in a big way, including golf. There are two 18-hole courses. Novice golfers love Woodstone Meadow’s open fairways, while more experienced duffers challenge Mountain Greens’ tumbling topography.

Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club: North of Front Royal, this course is a local favorite. The 18-hole championship course also partners with other nearby clubs for package deals. Make their next door neighbor Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows your “clubhouse”.

The Great Outdoors

Seeking outdoor adventure? Then you’ve come to the right place! Hiking, biking, and canoeing are all here. And you can even plan a custom outdoor adventure with a certified mountain guide. Visit our blog for the five best Fall hikes. 

Fall view at Shenandoah River State Park – photo:DCR/Bob Diller

Virginia State Parks: On the eastern side of the Blue Ridge, you’ll find Sky Meadows State Park. It has 22 miles for hiking and 9.5 miles for biking, as well access to the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah River State Park gives you hiking along with canoeing on the south fork of this scenic river. Seven Bends State Park is the region’s newest addition. It’s still under construction but day hikers are welcome.

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center: While well-known for its white water rafting and tubing, HFAC also has terrific zip lines. Fly through the Fall foliage! There’s also a challenging rope course and off road Segway tours. Camping and cabins are available and there’s a brewery next door.

Wild Guyde Adventures: Do you trust your sweetie with your life? Well, it’s not quite that extreme but a custom outdoor adventure with Wild Guyde Adventures will definitely give you greater insight, deeper trust and precious companionship. Plan a customized adventure with rock climbing, canoeing and caving. Consider an outdoor adventure with your wedding squad – a great alternative to the typical bachelor(ette) party.

Romantic Resort Specials

Sometimes you want to just chill. Or maybe you want your activities within walking distance of your accommodations. These three resorts offer some of the best romantic Blue Ridge Fall getaways.

Best Romantic Blue Ridge Fall Getaways
Hillbrook Inn in Charles Town WV love elopements!

Hillbrook Inn & Spa: This is one of the most charming resorts in the Blue Ridge, located just outside of Charles Town, WV. Take a September Spa Escape and save 20% on accommodations. And because great food is the language of love, enjoy a gourmet dinner at elegant Redbook Restaurant.

Massanutten Resort: If you and your sweetie are the active types, take advantage of the resort’s “build your own” package. In addition to golf, there’s mountain biking, an indoor water park, and much more.

Goodstone Inn: Do you have a special anniversary this Fall? Then make it memorable with a stay at this inn and estate just outside of Middleburg. Try a mid week escape or the Wine Lovers Getaway.

No matter your interests or budget, you’ll find the best romantic Blue Ridge Fall getaways for you and your sweetie on Go Blue Ridge Travel.

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