Local Attractions

Blue Ridge Parkway 

The Parkway starts at Jarman’s Gap and forms the entire eastern boundary of Elk Rock Meadow. This most famous of America’s national parks continues south for 469 miles to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and beyond.

Appalachian Trail

Located just a few hundred feet east of Elk Rock Meadow (ERM), the Appalachian Trail is America’s premier hiking trail (2,181 miles). All 16 lots in ERM have access to this longest footpath in the world. Lots 7 through 16 were each crossed by the original A.T., which opened in 1937.

Wineries & Breweries

You are within a short drive of Nelson County Route 151, known as Virginia’s Weekend Address. This is the leading destination for Virginia wine, cider, spirits, craft beer, local food, and outdoor recreation. For the details on local activities, see Touring Trails.

Skyline Drive

Just two miles north of Elk Rock Meadow, the Skyline Drive spans 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge in the Shenandoah National Forest.  

The University of Virginia

Twenty-five minutes east of Elk Rock Meadow along Interstate 64, the University of Virginia (UVa) offers many cultural and sports events.  

East Coast Bird Migration

Because of its location along the top of the Appalachian Mountain chain, Elk Rock Meadow is along the flyway for dozens of migratory birds – eagles, hawks, osprey, and other raptors.


Twenty miles south of Elk Rock Meadow, Wintergreen is a recreational development offering golf, fine dining, and downhill snow skiing.

Humpback Rocks Visitors Center and Mountain Farm

Three miles south of Elk Rock Meadow along the Parkway is Humpback Mountain.

Swannanoa Golf Course

This 18-hole public golf course is located across from the entrance to Elk Rock Meadow.  

Crabtree Falls

A short distance south on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls is one of the most beautiful series of three waterfalls in Virginia and the highest falls east of the Mississippi.