Adventure, romance and history can always be found within the beautiful background of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. Valentine’s Day or President’s Day weekends are great times to get away and explore the region.
On Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend, the Natural Bridge Hotel has getaway packages that include dinner and ballroom dancing lessons. Learn to tango or waltz like a president, and explore sites and trails traveled by Jefferson,Washington and Civil War soldiers.
Kids, couples and families can all find something to suit their tastes at Natural Bridge. Explore the deepest caverns on the east coast, walk down nature trails and flutter with the butterflies at Virginia’s largest indoor butterfly garden at the brand new Butterflies at the Bridge exhibit.
The must-see and star of the show is, of course, the bridge itself. Once owned by Thomas Jefferson, Natural Bridge is shaped from 20 stories of solid limestone rock. George Washington surveyed the bridge, and carved his initials somewhere in its surface.
Promenade like the Presidents
Thomas Jefferson was a big fan of dancing and encouraged it among his peers. The Natural Bridge Hotel is inviting guests to do the same with their combination of dinner and dancing.
- Thursday, February 14 and Saturday, February 16 feature the chef’s specialty four-course Valentine’s menu for $25.95 (plus tax) per person.
- Friday, February 15 features the seafood dinner buffet with king crab legs for $33.95 (plus tax) per person.
Add on ballroom dancing and lessons at 9:00 p.m. for $10 a couple. Dance lessons are followed by a DJ and more dancing. The dining room opens at 5:30 p.m. Please call 540.458.3750 for reservations.
The Natural Bridge Hotel getaway packages
Dine and Dance Getaway Packages start at $154/couple for Thursday or Saturday (Feb. 14 or 16), and $174/couple for Friday’s (Feb. 15) President’s Seafood Package. Packages include dinner, live entertainment, dance lesson, DJ and dancing, passes to The Natural Bridge and Cedar Creek Nature Trail and one night in the historic Natural Bridge Hotel, along with a turn down gift. The Thursday and Saturday packages include a country breakfast.
Winter getaway at the Natural Bridge Hotel
Winter Getaway Packages are also available Sunday, February 17 through March 7 for $99/couple. It includes one night at the Natural Bridge Hotel and the Four Seasons Annual Pass. Packages can be booked online at NaturalBridgeHotelPackages.com.
Natural Bridge is a National Historic Landmark and is open year-round from 9:00 a.m. until dusk. The Natural Bridge and Natural Bridge Hotel are just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 61.6, and off of I-81 at exits 175 and 180.
To learn more about all that Natural Bridge has to offer, please visit their website at NaturalBridgeVA.com.