West Virginia, the Mountain State, is a wonderful destination for fall road trips, fun festivals and more. With nearly 80 percent of West Virginia covered in trees, there are many activities to enjoy that celebrate the autumn season, from scenic hiking trails to local wineries with expansive mountain views, this region is a destination for spectacular fall foliage.
As the leaves begin to turn, a road trip to Hillbrook Inn is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Our 30 total acres and multiple properties located in the northern mid-Atlantic region offer some of the most dramatic West Virginia fall foliage experiences. Enjoy a fresh meal from our talented culinary team, featuring pumpkin, butternut squash, and other seasonal ingredients. Then book a seat on our chauffeured wine tour to enjoy the very best of what Northern Virginia wine country has to offer.
According to the West Virginia Division of Forestry, late October is the predicted peak time for the most vibrant fall color changes in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Whether you take a stroll down our scenic driveways at the Hillbrook Estate and Hawthorn House, or enjoy the scenic orchard views from a rocking chair at our Farmhouse property, a memorable stay awaits you this fall at Hillbrook Inn & Spa.
Spectacular Fall Foliage in West Virginia
Local Autumn Events
Harpers Ferry Step Into Autumn Festival – September 27-28, 2014
Pedal Through the Past – The ride begins in Harpers Ferry and takes participants along the C&O Canal and through Antietam National Battlefield. Following a map, route markers and trip sheet with QR codes, cyclists with smartphones can link to a series of informative videos at 10 stops along the route. You may choose your own self-guided route. The 40 mile ride is best for the experienced cyclist or you may choose a 31 mile ride that includes gentle hills. Both routes include rest stops with snacks & water, bathroom facilities and lunch
Stomp Into Autumn – Get ready to hear some high lonesome sounds from a Bluegrass band. If you like Pickin’ and Fiddlin’, this be the place to listen and maybe do some Stompin’ and Shufflin’. Bring a blanket, sit on the grass, maybe pack a picnic basket.
Hike Through History – Enjoy a 3-mile, downhill hike from Bolivar Heights Battlefield to the Confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Along the way, will be brief presentations at historic homes and sites that make the towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar unique. You probably have visited the National Park exhibits in the Lower Town of Harpers Ferry, but these stops will introduce you to lesser-known sites on private or town property or within the National Historical Park
The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival – September 26-28, 2014
Shenandoah Junction, WV | 15 Minutes from the Inn! – Meet approximately 200 artisans and craftspersons carefully selected and prejudged, demonstrating and showcasing their work at this nationally acclaimed festival. Enjoy listening to the best live bluegrass music, taste wines from the area’s foremost wineries, and enjoy the many varieties of food that are available.
Our Northern Virginia Wine Tour is a great way to experience the fall foliage season while we chauffeur guests through a colorful canopy of Blue Ridge Mountain brilliance!
- Four-hour chauffeured wine tour
- Tasting fees
- Gourmet snacks
$85 per person plus gratuities.