When we plan a vacation or a visit that is more than a few hours drive, we always look for an interesting place to stop along the way. It doesn’t have to be a destination city just a little hidden gem. Finding those places turns that long ride into another adventure. As a matter of fact, we found The Oaks when trying to break up our 12 hour drive from Asheville NC to our home in Montvale NJ. If you are traveling on I-81 through Virginia we would love to make The Oaks Victorian Inn in Christiansburg Virginia one of your more memorable “on the way to” stops.
After a long day of driving, check in, get settled, grab a couple of homemade cookies and relax with a cup of tea or glass of wine. If you have stopped at any of Virginia’s wonderful wineries don’t worry, we have made sure that there are wine glasses and a corkscrew available in every guest room. On warm evenings take your cookies, beverage, our big basket of menus for many local restaurants and relax in a rocking chair on the porch or at a table in our gardens. Menus come and menus go as we constantly revisit all of the restaurants in the area making sure that they stay worthy of our recommendation. As they say, “It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it”.
During the colder months, trade your rocker for a comfy couch in front of the fireplace in either our parlor or library. There are lots of herbal teas and cocoas stocked in the cupboard to keep you warm by the fire.
Check out our hallway mini visitor center where you’ll find lots of literature about things to see and do in the area. We’ll do our very best to tempt you to come back and make The Oaks more than just a one night stop “on the way to” somewhere else.
Here are a few of the places we are halfway between. We can even tell you about other places to stop “on the way to” wherever you are going. Can you think of more great “On the way to” combinations?
Washington DC & Asheville NC
Washington DC & The Smoky Mountains
Boston MA & Memphis TN
Boston MA & Disneyworld
NYC & Savannah GA
Baltimore MD & Charleston SC
Philadelphia PA & Atlanta GA
Philadelphia PA & Nashville TN
The Daily Rat Race & Peace and Relaxation