GUIDE TO THE ARRINGTON REGION
Arrington / Charlottesville / Lynchburg, Virginia
Overland Expo 2019 EAST is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests and Shenandoah National Park. The region has a lot to offer, so we've included suggestions for the greater region.
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Arrington, VA sits just east of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains along highway 29. It is 22 miles north of Lynchburg and 35 miles south of Charlottesville and is a short drive to Shenandoah National Park.
DRIVING TIMES TO INFINITY DOWNS:
Richmond, VA via I-64 to US-29: 2 hrs
Washington, DC via US-29: 3.5 hrs
Charlotte, NC via I-85 to US-29: 4 hrs
New York City, NY via I-95: 7 hrs
Atlanta, GA via I-85 to US-29: 7.5 hrs
Infinity Downs is a professional event venue sitting on 300 acres of lush Central Virginia countryside in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The popular event venue hosts numerous large events each year including the Lockn’ Music Festival, a 3-day mega-event blending more than 30,000 attendees with top music acts, local foods, craft spirits and extensive weekend camping packages.
HOTELS / Bed & breakfasts
Find hotels close to the venue in:
Arrington is surrounded by a myriad of quaint Bed and Breakfasts and plenty of hotel rooms, from budget to full spa luxury, here are a few suggestions:
Harmony Hills Bed & Breakfast | www.harmony-hill.com | (434) 263-7750 | 929 Wilson Hill Road Arrington, VA 22922
Orchard House Bed & Breakfast | orchardhousebb.com | (434) 263-7747 | 9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston VA 22949
The Draftsman | thedraftsmanhotel.com | (434)-984-8000 | 1106 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22903
The Virginian Hotel | The Virginia Hotel | (434)-329-3200 | 712 Church Street, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
Airbnb is a great option for homes and inexpensive rooms. Search Arrington, Charlottesville or Lynchburg, VA.
Expo Housing Services
***WARNING: This is not a legitimate company. If you are contacted by them, do not use their services.***
NEARBY RV PARKS
We do not allow motorhomes / RVs to camp on-site and there are no full hook-ups. It’s best to book a real RV park near Arrington.
RV PARKS IN THE CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA:
Charlottesville KOA | (434)-296-9881 | 3825 Red Hill RD Charlottesville, VA 22903
Walnut Hills Campground | (540)-337-3920 | 484 Walnut Hills Rd. Staunton, VA 24401
Check out reviews of various RV Parks and Campgrounds in the area.
RV PARKS IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA:
Lynchburg KOA | (434)-299-5228 | 6252 Elon Rd Monroe, VA 24574-3012
Check out reviews of various RV Parks and Campgrounds in the area.
CAMPING NEAR INFINITY DOWNS
In order to keep our culture of off-the-beaten-path travel alive and well, all on-site camping is restricted to motorcycles, tents, overland vehicles, and small overland trailers ONLY. See our FAQ page for full details.
Campgrounds in the area:
Crabtree Falls Campground | (540) 377-2066 |11039 Crabtree Falls Hwy. Tyro VA 22976
Montebello Fishing & Campground | (540) 377-2650 |15072 Crabtree Falls Highway Montebello, Virginia 24464
NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest offers several campgrounds, click HERE for a list of campgrounds.
For those who prefer more solitude, dispersed camping is also allowed in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. For a detailed guide to regulations and suggested sites, see: Dispersed camping. Dispersed camping is permitted throughout the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, except in specially designated areas. Camping is not permitted in developed recreation areas, administrative areas, active timber sale areas, and other areas that are signed as closed to camping.
EAT & DRINK
Rapunzel’s Coffee & Books An eclectic arts venue, community space, coffee shop, and used bookstore located in The Packing Shed in historic Rapunzel’s Coffee. 924 Front Street Lovingston VA 22949
Bean Tree Cafe At Bean Tree Cafe we do coffee right. That’s why when you visit you’ll find amazing, locally roasted coffee paired with a wide selection of house made food. Bean Tree Cafe serves coffee and espresso locally roasted and also feature a full menu that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner items with several gluten free options available upon request. A wide variety of freshly baked desserts made in our kitchen are also available for you to enjoy. Bean Tree Cafe
Basic Necessities Basic Necessities celebrates the European mentality which places value on thoughtful food preparation, conversation and relaxation. "La table" in French signifies so much more than just “the table,” or dinner table. It means a place where family and friends can eat, drink, talk and just be together for hours over a simple and fresh meal. Basic Necessities 2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford VA 22958
Main Street Eatery A comfortable yet elegant restaurant on historic Main Street in the Heart of Old Town Lynchburg. Choice continental and new American cuisine in a quaint setting. Seafood, beef, duck, veal and seasonal menus. Main Street Eatery
Bootleggers Remember Lynchburg’s wilder side with some of the most unique burgers and brews in town! You may feel like you’re entering a speakeasy through the lower level entrance, but you’ll know you’re home when you sample Bootlegger’s brews and burgers. Enjoy a relaxed, warm, but modern dining area for a weekday dinner or weekend celebration. Bootleggers 50 13th Street, Lynchburg, VA
THINGS TO DO
Not sure what you want to do, but want to know what is available in the area? Visit Nelson County offers a treasure trove of tips and advice on how to make the most of your stay near Infinity Downs. Looking to get out and explore a little check out Visit Charlottesville and Lynchburg Tourism. Read a great article with 75 Reasons to Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain website.
The state of Virginia is full of other places to explore. Take a look at this great article for 100 Best Things to Do in Virginia.
Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you.
Plan a Shenandoah escape today!
For 469 miles, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a slow-paced drive through stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands.
Brew Trails and Vineyards
The Brew Ridge Trail is a self-guided tour featuring five of the nation’s best craft breweries. With everything from lagers to stouts, there’s something for everyone along the trail… The five breweries along the Trail include Blue Mountain Brewery, Blue Mountain Barrel House, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Starr Hill Brewery, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. Visit the brewridgetrail.com for more information.
Vineyards & Wineries Nelson County offers a wide variety of locally produced wines including award-winning reds and whites, fruit wines and meads. Sample wines at our many wineries with Blue Ridge Mountain views and relax and enjoy your trip through Virginia wine country. From Virginia’s oldest winery, farm wineries, terraced vineyards and rustic to elegant modern tasting rooms, Nelson County offers many unique wine-tasting experiences for the wine lover.
Along Route 151 are Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Cardinal Point Winery, Afton Mountain Vineyard, Flying Fox Vineyard and Hilltop Berry Farm and Winery. Be sure to check out Nelson 151. Find out more at Visit Nelson County.
Popular mountain biking trail suggestions from the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club.
Take a day hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail.
Crabtree Falls claims to be Virginia’s most beautiful waterfall. Enjoy this hike to decide for yourself!
This list highlights 15 favorite hikes near Charlottesville.
Nelson County offers many fishing opportunities along its rivers, lakes and streams, including the Tye River, James River, Little Piney River (stream) and Rockfish River.
Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout; largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bluegill
Dead Drift Outfitters is here to get you locked in on fish. Services include custom flies, gear, tying materials, fly fishing and tying instruction and guided wade and float trips.
Find more outdoor activities in the Outdoor Recreation Guide Albemarle County VA.
Fly and Ride
Where to rent motorcycles
Although motorcycle rentals are not available locally in Arrington, you can fly to the surrounding areas and rent adventure motorcycles at:
Enjoy a ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway or Shenandoah National Park on your way to Overland Expo.
Have a recommendation? We would love to hear it. Contact us.
Infinity Downs Images Courtesy of Camden Littleton