Looking to trade in your daily grind for a break to a more simple way of life? We’ve recently found a gem, hidden in the western Virginia hills, called
Like much of the region, its history is rich with stories of early explorers and the American Revolutionary War. Today, the town is home of several historical sights, including Abington Arts Depot, Barter Theater, and the Martha Washington Inn. The Inn was built in 1832 as a family residence for General Preston. Since then it has served as a women’s college, a Civil War hospital and barracks, and as residence for visiting actors performing at the theater. Designated as the "State Theatre of Virginia" in 1946, Barter is one of the longest-running professional regional theaters in the nation.
If the outdoors are calling, the northern end of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail lies in Abingdon at the Abingdon Muster Grounds. Additionally, there’s a 34 mile rail-trail from Abington to Whitetop, Virginia, called the “Virginia Creeper,” and the “Crooked Road,” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, which explores the mountain regions and the rich heritage and traditions of the mountain people.
A highlighted resort hidden “among the winding roads and rolling hills,” is The Olde Farm
, “a secluded oasis of award-winning golf and exquisite fine dining that simply overflows with southern charm and hospitality.” Aside from the Bobby Weed designed golf course, Olde Farm prides itself on its menu, much of which comes directly from the on-site crops. Chef Daniel Dalton explains, “It’s a very special feeling to see a finished dish and be able to recognize the exact fruit or vegetable which we picked earlier that day. Our freshness isn’t measured in days; it’s measured in hours.”
Abington, Virginia is easily accessible in our Phenom 300
from Virginia Highlands airport (KVJI). Contact
us today for a quote at 239-900-9000!