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Welcome to Virginia’s Western Highlands, where mountain views and old-fashioned charm can be found around every bend in the road.

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This four-county region is a land of contrasts. It’s home to unspoiled vistas that have barely changed in centuries as well as a world-class resort frequented by celebrities and presidents. Old-fashioned Americana lives on in charming small towns that offer a sophisticated artistic and cultural scene enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Take your time and wander the many back roads and scenic byways. Discover a favorite picnic spot or a secluded fishing hole. The more you explore, the more you’ll fall in love with Virginia’s Western Highlands.

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Upcoming Events
  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Fest: VIP Lounge
    Friday, January 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Help us kick-off the festival by sitting on this up close and personal blue jam.  VIP's from Saturday's line-up will sit in with a rotating group of talented blues musicians.  You'll wanna be a part of this special evening.  Tickets are limited, so get yours early. Tickets: $15

    Date:
    Friday, January 26, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeBluesFestVIPLounge

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Festival
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    We’ve got the Blues and it feels so good! Join Headliner, Bobby ‘Blackhat’ Walters and his line-up of award winning blues bands as they shake the walls of The Historic Masonic Theatre. Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. Joining Bobby are blues groups from Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads. Together, they’ll provide an afternoon sure to replace your winter blues with the kind of blues that make you happy. Stay tuned for more details and circle the weekend of January 27th in BLUES!  Festival Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeBluesFestival

  • Warm Springs
    Best of Bath Restaurant Week
    Sunday, February 4, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    124 Old Mill Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    First Annual "Best of Bath" Restaurant Week featuring the county's fine dining restaurants. Snead's 1912, Waterwheel Restaurant At Gristmill Square, and LCdO-Les Cochons d'Or are all participating! 3 courses for $30! Reservations suggested. Be a part of what we hope to be a great annual event!! You can make reservations on www.opentable.com or by calling. 

    Date:
    Sunday, February 4, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-2231

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BestofBathRestaurantWeek

  • Warm Springs
    Best of Bath Restaurant Week
    Monday, February 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    124 Old Mill Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    First Annual "Best of Bath" Restaurant Week featuring the county's fine dining restaurants. Snead's 1912, Waterwheel Restaurant At Gristmill Square, and LCdO-Les Cochons d'Or are all participating! 3 courses for $30! Reservations suggested. Be a part of what we hope to be a great annual event!! You can make reservations on www.opentable.com or by calling. 

    Date:
    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-2231

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BestofBathRestaurantWeek

  • Warm Springs
    Best of Bath Restaurant Week
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    124 Old Mill Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    First Annual "Best of Bath" Restaurant Week featuring the county's fine dining restaurants. Snead's 1912, Waterwheel Restaurant At Gristmill Square, and LCdO-Les Cochons d'Or are all participating! 3 courses for $30! Reservations suggested. Be a part of what we hope to be a great annual event!! You can make reservations on www.opentable.com or by calling. 

    Date:
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-2231

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BestofBathRestaurantWeek

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