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Explore The Blue Ridge Mountains From Our Inn

Make your getaway as relaxing or as adventure filled as you wish. Play chess at our game table, read on the deck, walk in the woods, or get out there to mountain-bike, ski, play golf, fly fish, hike or cycle our gorgeous section of Skyline Drive…or just “unplug.” We’re here to make the most of your Blue Ridge Mountain getaway. Our more popular requests have been bundled for you here.

Cheers!

Brew Ridge and Wine Tours

Don’t hassle with maps, choices, timing, or driving. Relax and take in the gorgeous views as you are driven vineyard to vineyard. Craft brews, wines, and whiskeys – whatever spirit you seek, the choices out here are vast. Don’t stress, let us handle the details.

Wine tours usually begin pulling out of our driveway at 11:00 AM, and end promptly at 4:00 PM, back at our front door. Pick the wineries you want to see around Albemarle County, Crozet, Afton, Nelson County, or let the experienced guides help you decide. Visit up to five wineries. Winery tasting fees, by law, are not included in the tour package.

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Our prices include an small fee for coordinating your itinerary. If you prefer to do the planning, contact our preferred providers directly:

Top Shelf Transportation: 434-295-9462 www.topshelftransportation.com

Norm’s Transportation: 434-327-9500 www.drivingcharlottesville.com

 

 

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Business Meetings or Off-Site

Get out of the conference room! Ad Astra is a unique, relaxing, and truly special place to host your next business meeting, class, or off-site. Our Business Package includes access to a 12 person farm table and additional tables (total seating for16) includes access all 16 acres, walking trails for healthy breaks, spa water, a basket of baked goods, coffee, and wine for sale as needed. Clean up included, allow 1 hour for break down/clean up.

4 hours Kitchen & Dining Room Rental with no overnight: $250.00 (Rates change in Sept & Oct)
8 hours Kitchen & Dining Room Rental with no overnight: $450.00 (Rates change in Sept & Oct)
10% discount on room rates

If you are interested in hosting a business meeting with us, please register your information below, and we will contact you with more information:

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Hiking Challenge

Never hiked? Avid hiker seeking new heights?

Challenge yourself with the assistance of our private hiking guide. An avid hiker/personal trainer will get you stretched, hydrated, then serve as your personal guide with history of the area, tips about the hike, fitness tips, and, most importantly, make sure you start and end where you are supposed to. GREAT for beginner OR advanced hikers. Go for it! Nelson County’s hikes are commonly listed as some of the best in the country. You’ll love yourself for this.

Package includes 3 hour private hiking & fitness guide, brown bag gourmet lunch for 2, insignia water bottles, and a private one hour soak in the 14×14 copper infused spa pool upon your return.
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 (4 couples max.) $210.00 per couple
Memento Adventure Back Pack available for additional $65.00 per unit.

 

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Horseback Riding

Trail Rides:

For beginner or advanced riders, there is nothing like a horseback ride through Afton, Virginia. Afton is home to many horse farms, famous Virginia horse breeders, elite fox hunt clubs, and professional equestrians. This is horse country! Enjoy it! Guides take you through valleys and hills, with spectacular views along the way. Each is different, tailored to your experience and itinerary.

Horseback Wine Tour

Yes, it’s true, some of our vineyards are kind enough to allow horse and trail riders on to their gorgeous properties where you can add a wine tasting or 2 to your trail ride! Guides take you through the gorgeous hills, into the valleys, right up to a winery where you can enjoy a tasting and head back out, or buy a bottle & snacks and sit awhile. It’s entirely up to you.

Rates for Horseback Riding depend upon itinerary. Contact the venues directly so that they can tailor your horseback riding experience specifically for you:

Indian Summer (434) 531-9679 or email info@indiansummerguideservice.com

Copy link for more info: http://indiansummerguideservice.com

Rebels Run (571) 386-1944 or email mimi.mhpp@gmail.com

Copy link for more info: http://www.rebelsrunaftonmountain.com

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Massage & Spa Pool

After your drive to the Inn or a long day of hiking or wine and beer tasting, enjoy a reserved, private 30 minutes in the copper infused Spa Pool, then enjoy a 60 or 90 minute massage in your room. Our highly experienced Massage Therapists offer Relaxation Therapy and Swedish Massage, but can add Deep Tissue or Hot Stones. It’s all about you. You decide.
One Person Spa Pool & 60 Minute Massage for $130.00  (Deep Tissue +$10.00)
One Person Spa Pool & 90 Minute Massage $150.00 (Deep Tissue +$10.00)

Couples Massage available for an additional $120.00. Click the “Couples Massage” option. We will do everything we can to have your massage done simultaneously, though therapists are available for back to back (pardon the pun) massage as well. Do let us know your preference. See Couples Massage for more information.

Cancellations accepted 5 days before your visit.

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Romantic Getaway

Prosecco or Sparkling Wine, Sweets, and a Gorgeous Arrangement of Local and Exotic Flowers from the area’s premier florist will be ready in your room upon your arrival (or day you request).
$120.00
Breakfast in Bed available for $75.00
Limousine or Luxury Car Wine Tour available at additional charge, see Brew & Wine Tour Package.

Getting engaged? Anniversary? Please fill out the form below so we can assist with your special occasion.

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Starry Nights

Veritas’ Monthly Starry Nights Concert Series is a Must Do Event
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Combine a Saturday night at Veritas Vineyard and Winery’s Starry Nights concert event, and an overnight stay at Ad Astra Bed & Breakfast.

Come spend an evening on the lawn at Veritas Vineyard and Winery and listen to great music as you relax under the stars with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Concert event is August 12th, from 7-11 pm.

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Tickets for the event end at noon on Friday before the event, so book early!

Our packages include a one nights’ stay (our 2 night minimum stay requirement is lifted for this event), a complimentary bottle of Veritas’ White Star, or Veritas’ Red Star wine in your room, and two options for your concert tickets. Our buffet option includes the following menu, and all overnight stays include a full service gourmet breakfast the following morning.

Buffet Menu:

Watermelon Salad with Feta, red onion, arugula and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled pork chops with Cheddar grits, southern BBQ sauce and fresh succotash.

Vanilla sponge cake with strawberries and vanilla glaze.

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Enjoy a fabulous evening at Veritas Winery’s Starry Nights event and stay with us, at Ad Astra Bed & Breakfast, we are just 6 minutes away.

Saturday August 12th, the Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band, “The Legwarmers”

If you love events involving wine and music, then make your reservation today!

Reach for the stars, rest in luxury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid on Thursday, June 1, 2017 through Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Whole House Package

We’ve learned that when family or friends want 3 or more rooms, its best to give them full house access, letting them take over the hot tub, fire-pit, and living spaces. Anyone who wishes to have 3 or 4 rooms plays a flat rate and gets 24 hour access to all rooms and common areas, the spa pool, no noise limitations, unlimited water bottles, 4 bottles of wine, use of the dining room for meals (meals not provided) or games, and the choice of any 3-4 main house suites, to include our luxury suites. We won’t book other guests, it’s all yours. Booking 3-4 rooms requires 2 night minimum, except in January and February.

 

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