Are you looking for a delightful escape near the Natural Bridge Hotel? Look no further than Virginia Gold Orchard, a hidden gem in the heart of Natural Bridge, Virginia. In this blog, we’ll take you through this charming orchard and winery, providing you with all the essential information you need to plan your visit.
Plus, make sure to take advantage of our exclusive offer to download a free Vacation Guide to enhance your stay. Let’s dive into the world of Virginia Gold Orchard!
Everything You Need to Know to Visit Virginia Gold Orchard
About Virginia Gold Orchard
Virginia Gold Orchard, founded in 1990 by Paul and Youngsuk Estabrook, embodies their enduring passion for Asian pear cultivation. Today, under the stewardship of a dedicated team of farmers, the orchard thrives with approximately 5,000 Asian pear trees. These trees yield up to 16 distinct varieties each fall, creating a vibrant tapestry of flavors.
However, the orchard’s offerings extend beyond its exceptional pears. Visitors can also indulge in locally cultivated Wild-Flower Honey, hand-pressed Apple Cider Vinegar, and irresistible homemade Asian pear Marmalade. The orchard has recently added a Winery Tasting Room. Guests can relish award-winning wines and handcrafted sangrias, all while basking in the serene farm ambiance and breathtaking views.
If you’re in the mood for outdoor fun, don’t miss their U-Pick Flower Field. Whether summer or fall, you’ll find a delightful array of flowers to fill up your wide-mouthed mason jar and take home with you. Best of all, it’s suitable for all ages, and at just $15, it’s an affordable and enjoyable experience.
The orchard is located at 100 Asian Pear Way, Natural Bridge, VA. Getting to it is a breeze. Head northeast on US-11 N/S Lee Hwy from Natural Bridge for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto VA-130 W and continue for 1.7 miles, then make a right onto VA-759 and drive for 1.2 miles. Finally, turn left onto VA-759/Asian Pear Way. Visit these directions on Google maps here.
Hours of Operation
Plan your visit conveniently, as the farm shop and winery tasting room are open 7 days a week all year, 10 am to 6 pm.
Complete Your Orchard Adventure With a Stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel
After a day of exploring Virginia Gold Orchard, why not unwind at the Natural Bridge Hotel? We offer luxurious accommodations, from Main Inn Rooms to Premium Balcony Rooms, ensuring a relaxing stay.
Take advantage of our on-site amenities, including plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and pet-friendly rooms. You can also dine at the Red Fox Tavern and Colonial Dining Room.
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