As autumn quickly approaches, the vibrant colors of the changing leaves will serve as a magnificent backdrop to many national and historic landmarks, including the Allegheny Mountain Range. The Alleghenies extend over 400 miles, passing through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia from the northeast to the southwest. Many of BnBFinder’s inns are located along the range, and offer breathtaking fall foliage views from their front porches and nearby vantage points.
The Stonewall Jackson Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/StonewallJackson) is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, in Harrisonburg, VA. The Civil War-era home rests on two-acres of landscaped grounds with rose bushes, gardens, and a classic carriage barn. The inn is conveniently located near spectacular scenic routes, including Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors can experience the full range of fall colors while hiking in Shenandoah National Park or dining at a nearby restaurant. Other local attractions include the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail and several Civil War battlefields.
Experience the tranquil beauty of West Virginia while staying in luxury cabins in the wilderness. North Fork Mountain Inn Bed & Breakfast (www.bnbfinder.com/NorthForkMountain) in aptly named Cabins, WV, is situated within a natural setting disconnecting travelers from the real world and placing them at the foot of the Monogahela Forest. Relax on the inn’s wraparound porch while gazing at flushes of saffron and amber, and explore some of West Virginia’s largest caverns; including the Seneca and Smoke Hole Caverns. Outdoor activities, including horseback riding, fishing, and climbing, provide travelers with unique ways to experience fall foliage.
The Queen, A Victorian Bed and Breakfast (www.BnBFinder.com/TheQueen) offers its visitors a peaceful retreat in the charming town of Bellefonte, PA. Each morning, the inn provides a gourmet breakfast served on antique glassware and linens before guests head out to explore the area. Walking tours take visitors down tree-lined streets to view natural landmarks illuminated by crimson and gold. If the breeze is just right, guests can take a glider ride to a maximum altitude of 5,000 feet for a spectacular aerial view of the fall foliage.
The Jacob Rohrbach Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/JacobRohrbach) in Sharpsburg, MD, is within walking distance of several fine restaurants as well as the hallowed ground of Antietam National Battlefield. Guests can explore nearby national parks such as C&O Canal National Historic Park or Harpers Ferry National Historic Park for incredible panoramic views of the foliage. Local ghost tours provide a pre-Halloween thrill and educate visitors on the history of Sharpsburg.
The Sugar Tree Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/SugarTree) has tremendous views sitting at an elevation of 2,800 feet in Vesuvius, VA. After eating a hearty breakfast, guests can watch the rising sun and the serene mountain vistas while rafting on the James River. In the afternoon, they can experience the vibrant autumn colors at the nearby berry farm. The inn is less than half a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, where a picnic under the trees is a destination favorite for everyone.