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Family Friendly Vacation in Fairfield

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

As a follow-up to our last blog, we have put together a second week-long getaway option for your upcoming family vacation. This option is in Fairfield, VA, minutes off of Interstate 81, with lodging at Fox Hill B&B and Cottage Suites. Fox Hill’s Cottage Suites are both kid-friendly and pet-friendly. The innkeepers, Mark and Sue Erwin, state, “Kids love our 38 acres, fish ponds and walking trails, and parents love the flexibility of just opening the door and saying ‘run out and enjoy yourselves!’” Nearby activities that the Erwins recommend include Hull’s Drive-In Theater, Natural Bridge, the Monican Indian Village, Cavern Tours, a Wax Museum and Toy Museum, and the Virginia Safari Park. There is definitely no shortage of fun and educational activities in which both children and parents can partake. To contact Fox Hill, call them at 540-377-9922, or email them at stay@foxhillbb.com.

Costs: (two adults, two children) under $1600 for a full week of fun!
Room rate and breakfast at Fox Hill B & B and Cottage Suites: $1053 (also ask about the 5-night special in the Cottages; doesn’t include breakfast but there is a full kitchen in the Cottages.)
Spend a day on the B&B grounds: Free
Geocaching: Free
McCormick Farm: Free
Virginia Horse Center: Free (most events are free; check the website calendar)
Clark’s Ole Time Music Center: Free (call ahead to make sure there will be music and dancing)
Hull’s Drive-In Theatre: $14 – kids are free (Have dinner while at the movie for about $16)
The Albemarle County Jail #5 Museum: $24 (limited tours and dates in Charlottesville)
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: $64 (In Charlottesville)
Natural Bridge: $92
Drive and Hike the Blue Ridge Parkway: Free (pack a lunch and have a picnic. $15)

Places to eat:

Frank’s Pizza Pasta & Subs: $20
Gertie’s Country Store: $20
Wild Wing Café: $25 (Kids eat for $1 on Mondays in Charlottesville.)
Berky’s Restaurant: $30 (Famous Lee-Hi Truck Stop. Watch the truckers come and go and see a huge collection of antique kiddie cars strung from the ceiling.)
Pink Cadillac Diner: $20

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