Autumn is the season of falling leaves, crisp days and pumpkins!
At Montfair, September brings a change to the air and many regional festivals to enjoy the finest Virginia has to offer.
- On Saturday, September 16 Charlottesville Pride Festival will be held at the Sprint Pavilion with entertainment, a beer & wine garden, food trucks, vendors, bouncy houses & activities for kids. While you’re Downtown, take a stroll to the Charlottesville IX Arts Park and enjoy the Cville Sabroso Latin Music and Culture Festival with Latin dance, music, art and food.
- Don’t miss the 6th Annual TomTomFestival September 22 & 23. This massive block party celebrates local founders with two days of concerts, food trucks, entrepreneurs, and art in downtown Charlottesville.
- Caramont Farm, well known for their locally made goat cheese, will be offering tours of their dairy farm, time to hang out with the goats, tastings and a pop-up cheese shop on Saturday, September 24. Visitors are welcome any time between 11am and 4pm.
- Virginia agriculture has so much to offer and what better way to experience this bounty than at the Virginia State Fair just outside of Richmond. Food, animals, rides and fun! After your trip to the historic Capital Region, take the two hour drive to Montfair for a cottage get-a-way nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Bring your jackets! Hiking is a favorite past-time of ours in October with the change of the fall leaves.
Montfair offers a mile and a half leisurely stroll accessible from our cottages. Many nearby hikes are available as well. Sugar Hollow is a local favorite which follows the Moormans River along an easy 2 mile trek to a waterfall before steeply climbing the ridge for several miles to the Skyline Drive. On a warm day, take a dip into a swimming hole and enjoy the filtered shade of the mature mountain forests.
For those more adventurous types a drive to Ravens Roost along the Blue Ridge Parkway offers spectacular panoramas of the Shenandoah Valley at 3,200′ above sea level. Nearby Humpback Rock is a short but strenuous mile hike to a rock outcropping that juts out of the mountains into the sky and offers a birds-eye viewpoint of the valley below.
The Shenandoah National Park from Rockfish Gap to Thornton Gap is the perfect drive for viewing the yellows of tulip poplars and hickory and the reds of maples and sassafras between mid October and early November. Blackrock Summit at MP 84.4 is a short hike with nearly 360 degree views and offers a unique look into the geology of our mountains.
We look forward to seeing you this fall at Montfair! Call us today to reserve your cottage stay. 434.823.5202
Ravens Roost Overlook at Mile Post 10.7 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.