The most famous of our local attractions, Natural Bridge State Park features a 215 ft natural limestone bridge, 6 miles of hiking trails, 30 ft waterfall, an Indian village, living history programs, and miles of natural beauty to explore.
6477 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
2.3 miles from the Inn (5 min)
Discovered late in the 19th century, the Caverns opened to the general public in 1977. Visitors will descend into the earth 34 stories down for a magnificent underground adventure. The cavern tour last 45 minutes, taking you through the enormous Colossal Dome room, by Mirror Lake, and into Canyon Room, full of ancient stalactites and stalagmites.
6313 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
2.6 miles from the Inn (6 min)
Natural Bridge Zoo is one of the wildest places in Virginia – come face-to-face with several of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals. NBZ is home to African elephants, mountain lions, Bengal tigers, zebras, ostrich, alligators, pythons, and many more!
5784 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
3.5 miles from the Inn (6 min)
Unlike any zoo you’ve ever been to, this is 180 acres of drive-through Safari adventure, featuring 1000 free-roaming animals. Llamas, camels, antelope, deer, bison, ostrich, elk, zebra, and more might approach your vehicle looking for a bucket of feed. Safari Village also includes 10 acres of walk-thru exhibits.
229 Safari LN, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
6.8 miles from the Inn (16 min)
Canoe, Kayak, Tube
The beautiful James River flows through our valley, and makes a wonderful day trip adventure. Canoe, kayak, or tube. Enjoy a peaceful, lazy stretch of river, or tackle thrilling whitewater rapids – the choice is yours.
Twin River Outfitters
640 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066
10.4 miles from the Inn (12 min)
Shenandoah Valley is one of the top angler destinations in Virginia, and the waters around Natural Bridge are excellent for Small Mouth Bass and Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout.
John Roberts Fly Fishing Adventures
Hiking through the forests of our stunning Appalachian region is exceptional. The valley offers dozens of trail options throughout George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and Natural Bridge State Park.
The hidden back-country of Virginia is some of the most beautiful in the United States, and what better way to explore it than on horseback. This is an excellent day trip for groups, families, or couples.
Appalachian Horse Adventures
Fork Mountain Ln, Montebello, VA 24464
39.7 miles from the Inn (51 min)