Are you a maid of honor or bridesmaid tasked with planning the last hoorah for your soon-to-be-married girlfriend? There’s a lot that goes into planning a bachelorette party. The most important decision to make is whether or not you want to have a staycation or destination celebration. We invite bridal parties from near and far for the best possible bachelorette party in Virginia!
Below, we’ve laid out plenty of things to help make the celebration special! However, if you’re looking for a complete local perspective on the best things to do, see, eat, and more, access our free Natural Bridge Vacation Guide! It’s perfect for planning your trip no matter the season you’re visiting.
You Guide to Planning a Bachelorette Party in Virginia
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Natural Bridge is the perfect bachelorette party destination for the outdoorsy bride. Just across the street from the Natural Bridge Hotel is the Natural Bridge State Park. It’s home to a stunning 30-story rock formation that’s been included in several “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” lists. The park also offers seven miles of hiking trails that allow you to fully immerse yourself in this beautiful region. Some of our other favorite hikes include waterfalls! Lace Falls, Panther Falls, and Apple Orchard Falls are all less than 30 miles from the hotel!
Spend a Night Out in Roanoke
What’s a bachelorette party without a night out on the town? It’s super easy to get from Roanoke to Natural Bridge. The drive takes about 45 minutes and is beautifully framed by the Shenandoah Valley. You can easily spend an entire day in the city with attractions like the Roanoke Food Tour and the Roanoke City Market.
Visit Some Wineries or Breweries
Create your own winery or brewery tour by exploring the best brews and vino around Natural Bridge. You can easily combine the two to ensure everyone in your group gets something they like! You’ll love the number of options that are within a 30-minute drive of the hotel:
- Halcyon Days Cider Co.
- Devils Backbone Brewing Company
- Heliotrope Brewing
- Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
- Great Valley Farm Brewery & Winery
- Lexington Valley Vineyard
You can easily save on your trip with one of our amazing tasting packages! Our Great Brews & Views Craft Beer Package features two flights at Great Valley Farm Brewery, while our Halcyon Days Cider Package gets you two flights at the cider company. Both packages include:
- Overnight accommodations for two people
- Two combo tickets for Natural Bridge State Park and the Caverns at Natural Bridge
- Two commemorative glasses
The packages start at $204 for two people. That allows you and your group to save big on your accommodations plus several activities around Natural Bridge!
Make Natural Bridge Hotel Your Homebase
After a day and night of fun, come back and relax at Natural Bridge Hotel. Not only do we offer incredible specials and packages, but our hotel boasts two on-site dining options! Choose between the Colonial Dining Room or Red Fox Tavern. The dinner menu at the Colonial Dining Room showcases Southern cuisine as well as steaks, pasta, seafood, freshly-ground hamburgers, and fresh desserts. The Red Fox Tavern serves up classic American fare in a welcoming and friendly environment. If you’d like to venture outside the hotel, there are several delicious dining options minutes from the hotel. You couldn’t ask for a better location to host a bachelorette party in Virginia!
Check our availability and start planning your trip to Natural Bridge today. We look forward to hosting you soon!