After a long, stressful week, it’s time for you and your other half to escape the city and get some fresh air. Hop in the car and head to Natural Bridge, one of the best weekend getaways from Richmond, VA. Our peaceful mountain town is just over 2 hours away and has everything you need to relax and reconnect. You’ll love exploring the beautiful landscape during your stay, and no matter what time of year you visit, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed!
Keep reading to find out how you can plan a weekend getaway for two. Then, if you need more vacation ideas, check out our free Blue Ridge Vacation Guide. This handy tool offers a curated list of attractions, activities, and dining options in the area. We know you’re going to love it!
Weekend Getaways From Richmond, VA: Natural Bridge
There’s nothing better than a scenic road trip with the one you love. Pack your suitcase, make a playlist, and hit the road for a few fun days together. In contrast to Richmond’s fast–paced lifestyle, Natural Bridge offers the peace and privacy you need for a couple’s retreat. Here’s an example itinerary for romantic getaways in the VA mountains:
Day 1: Arrive in Natural Bridge
It’s an easy drive from Richmond to Natural Bridge Hotel! When you pull up, stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh mountain air. On this first day, we recommend getting settled into your room and taking some time to relax. Plus, when you book our Romance Package, you’ll have wine and cheese waiting for you upon your arrival and a $75 credit towards dinner at our Colonial Dining Room or Red Fox Tavern. Welcome!
Day 2: Get Out & Explore
After a restful night’s sleep in one of our comfortable, plush beds, you’ll be ready to get out and explore. First, make your way to our Colonial Dining Room for breakfast. You can fuel up on everything from fresh fruit and grits to scrambled eggs and biscuits. Then, put on your walking shoes and head outside.
Our hotel offers easy access to two major attractions: The Caverns at Natural Bridge and Natural Bridge State Park. Just a stone’s throw away, Natural Bridge State Park features lush forests, rolling meadows, and a 30-foot waterfall. This is a great place to hike hand in hand. A little further down the road, Natural Bridge Caverns offers a look at Mother Nature’s underground beauty. Be sure to take plenty of photos as you explore the fascinating formations together.
In the evening, head back to Natural Bridge Hotel for dinner and drinks at the Red Fox Tavern. Our outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and spectacular mountain views with the one you love.
Day 3: Return to Richmond Refreshed
On your final day in Natural Bridge, indulge in another hearty breakfast before saying goodbye to your new home away from home. As you head out of town, stop off in Lexington and pop into one of the antique shops or boutiques downtown. You’ll want to pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip.
As you can see, a weekend spent in Natural Bridge is equal parts relaxation and adventure! The next time you want to get out of Richmond with your special someone, you know where to go. Get started by checking our availability today. We look forward to hosting you in Natural Bridge!