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655 Fork Mountain Lane
Montebello, VA 24464
540.377.9607 (fax)


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Welcome from your Innkeepers:
Lois & Earl Arnold

Nelson County



Nestled in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Relax in the quiet of the country in Nelson County.
email:  DutchHausVA@aol.com

Nelson County - on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nelson County is located an easy 30 miles from the cities of  Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Staunton.

If you enjoy historic attractions, hiking, wine tasting, biking, skiing, golfing, horseback riding, boating, fishing, and tennis, this and more is all within a comfortable drive from the Dutch Haus.  Stay with us and when you return from your outings, quality rest and relaxation in the country awaits you.  Add to your visit delectable meals created to your liking.



Nelson County - Outdoor Recreation
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail-Montebello

Alberene Soapstone Company _ World’s largest deposit of architectural soapstone. Artisan and craftsmen working on site. Open for tours Monday – Friday
Appalachian Trail From Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail wanders the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian range for more than 2,168 miles
Ash Lawn - home of James Monroe

Blackfriar Theatre - In Staunton is a re-creation of Shakespeare's original indoor theatre.  In addition to giving performances at the Blackfriars, the ASC on Tour travels the U.S. and abroad with the same unique brand of Shakespeare that thrills, delights, and educates its audiences.
Blue Moon Antiques & Book Store - Unique antiques and collectibles.  Used, rare, discounted and new books.  Open daily.  Lovingston 434-263-8890
The Hamner Theatre - A community theater dedicated to one of Nelson County’s most famous residents, Earl Hamner, Jr., creator of THE WALTONS, award-winning TV series.
Montebello Country Store - A family operation for 4 generations – an interesting place to explore – just think – “Country Store.”  Offers unique collection of toys for children,  McCutcheon’s jams and jellies, custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and gift items as well as a great selection of camping & fishing supplies with a full line of groceries, ice, and fuel. Trout fishing.
Monticello - home of Thomas Jefferson
Oak Ridge Estate - largest private estate in Virginia
Wades' Mill - a working flour mill, c. 1750.  Located in Raphine
Walton's Mountain Museum - located in the old Schuyler Elementary School across the street from the boyhood home of Earl Hamner
Washington National Forest
Wintergreen - on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers a variety of activities including skiing, snow boarding and tubing, golf, concerts and nature walks.

LOCAL ORCHARDS        Return to Virginia Apples Home Page.  

Dickie Bros. Orchard - 2552 Dickie Road, Roseland, VA 22967 (434) 277-5516
Drumheller's Orchard
- 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 263-5036
Fitzgerald's Orchard
- 728 Harpers Creek Lane, Tyro, VA 22976 (434) 277-5798
Flippin-Seaman, Inc. - 5529 Crabtree Falls Highway, Tyro, VA 22976 (434) 277-5824
Saunders Bros., Inc. - 2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Piney River, VA 22964 (434) 277-5455


Afton Mountain Vineyards - Taste award-winning wines, tour the cave and experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Gourmet picnic foods and picnic facilities available.
Albemarle CiderWorks - A family-run Cidery and Tasting Room that produces hard cider from heritage varieties of apples.
Blue Mountain Brewery - Real hand-crafted American beer.
Cardinal Point - Review year round activities such as pruning, harvesting, crushing and bottling. Taste a spectrum of red and white wine styles, all friendly but with surprising depth. 
DelFosse - One unique feature of the property is the opportunity to hike more than 5 miles of trails in the Deer Rock Orchard.
Democracy Vineyards - Over 12 acres of Vitis Vinifera grapes, also an active apple operation.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company - At the base of Wintergreen Mountain. Brewery and restaurant - serving both lunch and dinner.
Flying Fox Vineyard - “Our best wine is the one you enjoy the most.  Began with the planting of vines in 2000.  Production includes Merlot, Cabernet Franc,  Viognier, Chardonnay, and red and white table wines, both of which  are lightly sweet.
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery - A small family farm & winery featuring "true to the fruit" Virginia wines.  Blackberry picking begins early July.
Lovingston Winery - Dedicated to the production of the highest-quality wines. Primarily family-run along with head winemaker Riaan Rossouw.
Mountain Cove Vineyards and Winegarden - Virginia's oldest continuously operating winery.
Rockbridge Vineyard - Located in the historic and beautiful countryside of Rockbridge County. The vineyard produces fine Virginia wines, which have won many awards in national and state competitions.
Veritas Winery - Veritas is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The recently planted 20-acre vineyard is ideally located on southeast facing slopes.
Wild Wolf Brewing Company and Homebrew Shop – Hand crafted beers made on site.  Homebrew shop – beer, wine and soda making supplies, brewing demos and classes. Home brew demo every Saturday at Noon.
Wintergreen Winery - Experience renowned hospitality and award-winning wines while soaking in panoramic mountain views at this family owned and operated winery and vineyards.

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