Despite being rural we do actually have some surprising stores very local to us in Madison. With a short half an hour drive to Charlottesville you can shop to your heart's content.
For a comprehensive list of everything availble in Madison County check out the County Website. Below we are detailed some of our favorites including some from surrounding counties.
Food in the local area is mixed, ask for recommendations depending on the day of the week and the timing!
The Central Virginia Piedmont is a great environment for viticulture. Outstanding wineries abound and produce fine wines known nationally and internationally. These wineries are easily accessible and welcome visitors interested in their operations. Most have awesome tasting rooms and offer places to sit and enjoy the environment.
It is hard to take a hike in this area without being amazed by the mountains, be you amongst them or viewing them from a distance. It makes you glad to be alive!
The Civil War was pretty traumatic in this area with families often being divided, not unlike now! There are many battle sites in the surrounding area across towards Richmond. The Battle of Jack's Shop was just two miles along the Turnpike and it is said there were some initial skirmishes in the fields by the house