Your Guide to a Quick Trip from Charlottesville, VA to Natural Bridge

Need a getaway that’s close to home? Turns out, you don’t need to travel across the United States to unplug from the stress of everyday life. For Charlottesville residents, Natural Bridge is the perfect choice! Our quiet town in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a peaceful oasis that’s less than an hour and a half from the cityIt’s a hidden gem in your own backyard! Come see what it’s all about with a trip from Charlottesville, VA to Natural Bridge. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Natural Bridge Vacation Guide. This online guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do during your trip to our area! 


Why Charlottesville, VA to Natural Bridge Is the Best Getaway

The Route

The route from Charlottesville to Natural Bridge is easy to traverse. The distance between the city and our small town is 80 miles which should only take about one hour and 20 minutes to drive. It’s a perfect choice for travelers who don’t want to take any time off from work to travel. Simply leave after work Friday and you’ll arrive in enough time for a laid-back dinner at the Red Fox Tavern. Then, slip into the bed in your room at the Natural Bridge Hotel for a restful night’s sleep. That might be the main reason visiting Natural Bridge is one of the best getaways from Charlottesville, VA!

From Charlottesville, simply get on Interstate 64 West. Stay on the highway for about 35 miles, and then, take exit 87 onto I-81 North. Stay on the interstate for about 40 miles until you get to exit 180A. Take the exit to merge onto US-11 South toward Natural Bridge. After about three and a half miles, you should see Natural Bridge Hotel on the right!

Things to Do 

There are so many reasons why a trip to Natural Bridge is one of the best getaways from Baltimore! For starters, you’ll find so many things to do for people of all ages. Couples and solo travelers can enjoy hiking near Natural Bridge, VA. Or, spend a day of your getaway exploring all the best things to do in RoanokeFrom amazing dining to nearby wineries, there are plenty of ways for adults to explore the Natural Bridge area. 

If you’re traveling with kids, you’re in luck! There are many family-friendly activities in Natural Bridge, that everyone will enjoy. Explore Natural Bridge State Park for some outdoor fun with the family. You can also view exotic animals at the Virginia Safari Park! Take a drive through this 180-acre park to observe several species of free-roaming animals like giraffes, kangaroos, and more! 

Don’t forget to browse our Natural Bridge vacation packages before you book. Our specials and packages highlight these activities and more, so you don’t have to spend hours planning and booking tickets. We do it all for you! 

Where to StayDeluxe King Room

Make our hotel your homestead during a trip to Natural Bridge. Wake up each morning of your stay and head to our Colonial DiningRoom for warm pancakes, savory bacon, and of course, hot coffee. Once you’re fueled up and ready to take on the day, go out and explore our stunning landscape! We offer four room types including Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. Any overnight stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel also comes with access to our hotel amenities 

Check our availability to start planning your trip from Charlottesville, VA to Natural Bridge today!