Guidebook for Ruckersville/Stanardsville

Jen Marie
Guidebook for Ruckersville/Stanardsville

Food Scene

Historic home with a lovely ambiance and great steaks. Perfect for a romantic evening out.
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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant
146 Main Street
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Historic home with a lovely ambiance and great steaks. Perfect for a romantic evening out.
High-end Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth setting on the grounds of a historic wine estate. Reservation recommended.
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Palladio Restaurant
17655 Winery Rd
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High-end Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth setting on the grounds of a historic wine estate. Reservation recommended.
The food is wonderful and the servings generous. Reservations recommended.
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Bavarian Chef
5102 South Seminole Trail
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The food is wonderful and the servings generous. Reservations recommended.
Quaint atmosphere with good burgers and a bar.
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Mad Local American Eatery
218 N Main St
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Quaint atmosphere with good burgers and a bar.
Expansive menu with options for everyone. They also have a sports bar and outdoor seating.
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Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering
8315 Seminole Trail
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Expansive menu with options for everyone. They also have a sports bar and outdoor seating.
Great menu worth the 15-20m drive from Ruckersville.
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Timberwood Grill
3311 Worth Crossing
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Great menu worth the 15-20m drive from Ruckersville.
Enjoy watching your meal made on the teppanyaki grill. Great sushi too.
Sakura
237 Connor Drive
Enjoy watching your meal made on the teppanyaki grill. Great sushi too.
A Virginia Historic Landmark located ½ mile from Monticello. Experience the Tavern’s past through an historical journey over a meal which recreates 18th-century tavern life.
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Michie Tavern ca. 1784
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
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A Virginia Historic Landmark located ½ mile from Monticello. Experience the Tavern’s past through an historical journey over a meal which recreates 18th-century tavern life.
Very popular BBQ - visit during a day trip to Gordonsville.
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Barbeque Exchange
102 Martinsburg Avenue
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Very popular BBQ - visit during a day trip to Gordonsville.
New local restaurant with burgers and bbq.
The Wolf's Fixins Barbecue
344 Stoneridge Dr N
New local restaurant with burgers and bbq.
Great place for breakfast or lunch with healthier locally-sourced menu items. Check out the new ice cream counter with 16 flavors, shakes, sundaes, and other treats. They also have a wide selection of local wine, beer, coffee and other provisions to enjoy during your stay.
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Jack's Shop Kitchen
14843 Spotswood Trail
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Great place for breakfast or lunch with healthier locally-sourced menu items. Check out the new ice cream counter with 16 flavors, shakes, sundaes, and other treats. They also have a wide selection of local wine, beer, coffee and other provisions to enjoy during your stay.
Good selection of American food.
Miranda's Grill
8837 Seminole Trail
Good selection of American food.
Newer restaurant with great beer cheese and fried chicken. Location about 15-20m away.
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Champion Ice House
212 North Main Street
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Newer restaurant with great beer cheese and fried chicken. Location about 15-20m away.

Parks & Nature

Grab lunch and enjoy the beautiful gardens with a glass of wine or beer. Enjoy the hiking trails and seasonal pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Check out the website for activities. http://www.themarketatgrelen.com/
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The Market at Grelen
15091 Yager Road
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Grab lunch and enjoy the beautiful gardens with a glass of wine or beer. Enjoy the hiking trails and seasonal pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Check out the website for activities. http://www.themarketatgrelen.com/
Favorite short hike - Bear Fence - has the best 360 views from the park and a rock scramble.
Swift Run Gap
Favorite short hike - Bear Fence - has the best 360 views from the park and a rock scramble.
Picnic areas, hiking paths, swimming lake. There is a fee to enter the park and to swim.
Chris Greene Lake Park
Picnic areas, hiking paths, swimming lake. There is a fee to enter the park and to swim.
Unique orchard where your can pick your own fruit, shop the market, food onsite, and a bar with locally brewed options to enjoy the views both of Charlottesville and the mountains. Check out their website for activities. https://chilesfamilyorchards.com/orchards/carter-mountain-orchard/
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Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Trail
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Unique orchard where your can pick your own fruit, shop the market, food onsite, and a bar with locally brewed options to enjoy the views both of Charlottesville and the mountains. Check out their website for activities. https://chilesfamilyorchards.com/orchards/carter-mountain-orchard/
Local spot for hiking and mountain biking.
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Preddy Creek Trail Park
3690 Burnley Station Road
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Local spot for hiking and mountain biking.
Amazing waterfall hike with a swimming hole and lots of places to wade during the summer. You can make this hike as long or as short as you desire. Make sure to stop by Bald Top Brewery or DuCard Winery after the hike.
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White Oak Canyon Lower Parking Lot
Chad Berry Lane
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Amazing waterfall hike with a swimming hole and lots of places to wade during the summer. You can make this hike as long or as short as you desire. Make sure to stop by Bald Top Brewery or DuCard Winery after the hike.
One of the more difficult hikes worthy of the view. Reservations now required with the national park. Make sure to stop by Bald Top Brewery or DuCard Winery after the hike.
Old rag mountain trail parking lot
One of the more difficult hikes worthy of the view. Reservations now required with the national park. Make sure to stop by Bald Top Brewery or DuCard Winery after the hike.
This is a great place to take the kids while enjoying nature - there are multiple play areas outside, a fun 1 mile hike, and an inside play area. Check the website for hours and to make an appointment - they are only open a few days a week. https://www.wildrock.org/ (donations are requested per car)
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Wildrock
6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd
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This is a great place to take the kids while enjoying nature - there are multiple play areas outside, a fun 1 mile hike, and an inside play area. Check the website for hours and to make an appointment - they are only open a few days a week. https://www.wildrock.org/ (donations are requested per car)
Relaxed canoeing or tubing down the river - great for cooling off and relaxing in the summer!
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Shenandoah River Adventures L.L.C.
415 Long Avenue
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Relaxed canoeing or tubing down the river - great for cooling off and relaxing in the summer!

Essentials

Closest grocery store.
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Walmart Supercenter
135 Stoneridge Drive North
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Closest grocery store.
Beer and snacks.
Pic N Pac
12805 Spotswood Trail
Beer and snacks.
Nearby gas station.
Valero
13793 Spotswood Trail
Nearby gas station.
Country market with petting zoo, ice cream, sandwichs, and an area for the kids to run and play.
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Yoders Country Market
2105 S Seminole Trail
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Country market with petting zoo, ice cream, sandwichs, and an area for the kids to run and play.
Second closest grocery store.
Food Lion
136 Cedar Grove Road
Second closest grocery store.
Family run store with gas station and food options
Celt Grocery
6626 Celt Road
Family run store with gas station and food options
Deli, light groceries, beer/wine, and Exxon gas.
The Market at Ruckersville
8899 Seminole Trail
Deli, light groceries, beer/wine, and Exxon gas.
Breakfast/lunch, pizza, sandwiches, fried chicken, ice cream, light groceries, and BP gas.
Maybelle's Market
8609 Dyke Road
Breakfast/lunch, pizza, sandwiches, fried chicken, ice cream, light groceries, and BP gas.

Drinks & Nightlife

Large variety of wines to taste - the sparkling viognier is our favorite.
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Horton Vineyards
6399 Spotswood Trail
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Large variety of wines to taste - the sparkling viognier is our favorite.
Historic ruins and tasting room.
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Barboursville Vineyards
17655 Winery Road
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Historic ruins and tasting room.
Newer winery with a very large tasting room/seating area with nice views and a lunch menu.
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Early Mountain Vineyards
6109 Wolftown-Hood Road
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Newer winery with a very large tasting room/seating area with nice views and a lunch menu.
Great dinner spot with a rooftop bar.
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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
422 East Main Street
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Great dinner spot with a rooftop bar.
Great winery with live music on Saturday afternoons.
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DuCard Vineyards
40 Gibson Hollow Lane
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Great winery with live music on Saturday afternoons.
Brewery with live music in the evenings - check website for details. http://baldtopbrewing.com/
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Bald Top Brewing Co.
1830 Thrift Rd
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Brewery with live music in the evenings - check website for details. http://baldtopbrewing.com/
Great wines and live music from time to time.
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Honah Lee Vineyard
13443 Honah Lee Farm Dr
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Great wines and live music from time to time.
Amazing views and decent wine. Worth the drive up a very steep gravel road.
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Stone Mountain Vineyards
1376 Wyatt Mountain Road
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Amazing views and decent wine. Worth the drive up a very steep gravel road.
Indoor atrium and outdoor patio and pond for enjoying wine regardless of the weather.
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Glass House Winery
5898 Free Union Road
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Indoor atrium and outdoor patio and pond for enjoying wine regardless of the weather.
A wonderful selection of wines to taste and a nice barn atmosphere for enjoying the afternoon.
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Mountain Run Winery
10753 Mountain Run Lake Rd
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A wonderful selection of wines to taste and a nice barn atmosphere for enjoying the afternoon.
A brewery with indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy a wide selection of beers and ciders. This is a good place to stop on your way here or out of town if you live North of Charlottesville.
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old trade brewery
13270 Alanthus Rd
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A brewery with indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy a wide selection of beers and ciders. This is a good place to stop on your way here or out of town if you live North of Charlottesville.
Lovely mountain views for enjoying wine. The house is very cool if you are into architecture.
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Moss Vineyards
1849 Simmons Gap Road
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Lovely mountain views for enjoying wine. The house is very cool if you are into architecture.
Nice winery with music and food trucks on the weekend - check out their website for details.
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Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm
1135 Clan Chisholm Lane
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Nice winery with music and food trucks on the weekend - check out their website for details.
Amazing wine in a nice setting - this place is for 21 and older only.
Montifalco Vineyard
1800 Fray Road
Amazing wine in a nice setting - this place is for 21 and older only.
One of many nearby wineries with a good outdoor vibe.
Hark Vineyards
1465 Davis Shop Rd
One of many nearby wineries with a good outdoor vibe.

Getting Around

Greene County Transportation
8261 Spotswood Trail

Shopping

One of the many thrift/antique stores in the area.
Rummage 33
14343 Spotswood Trail
One of the many thrift/antique stores in the area.
One of the many thrift/antique stores in the area.
Ruckersville Antique Gallery
8287 Seminole Trail
One of the many thrift/antique stores in the area.
Historic downtown mall area offers landmarks, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and live music throughout the summer on Friday nights.
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Downtown Mall
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Historic downtown mall area offers landmarks, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and live music throughout the summer on Friday nights.
Gateway Antique Center
14843 Spotswood Trail
Antique mall
Antique and craft mall.
The Wooly Lam
9422 Seminole Trail
Antique and craft mall.

Arts & Culture

History of Greene County and Art Gallery
Greene County Historical Society
360 Main St
History of Greene County and Art Gallery
Artisan studio, pottery for sale.
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Noon Whistle Pottery
328 Main Street
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Artisan studio, pottery for sale.