We’ll be adding to our list of local goods and services here. It’s easy to find just about anything you’re looking for – if you know where to look.
The Farmer’s Market
The Nelson County Farmers Market – Just down the hill from Five Peaks. Every Saturday morning, from mid-April through the end of October. A great slice of life of Nelson County and the Rockfish Valley. It is generally packed every Saturday. You’ll find locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh eggs, locally raised meats, craft foods and cheeses, and fantastic local art – including painting, photography, furniture, and pottery. There’s always live music, from the frailing banjo and traditional picking of Kay and Jimbo Cary (we love these two), to the awesome Eli Cook (totally rocks), the music will be your backdrop as you amble the isles. It is an eclectic market. For awhile, a young man known only as “Herb Boy” operated a small booth where he sold bundled herbs he’d raised and harvested. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area while the Market is open, you won’t want to miss it.
But if you’re visiting out-of season, don’t despair! During the winter months, on the first Saturday of each month, the Rockfish Valley Community Center hosts a Winter Market from 9:00 AM to Noon, where dozens of vendors offer an eclectic variety of goods each month, including local produce, meats, cheeses, jams & jellies, baked goods, plants, greenery, arts & crafts. The Community Center is just ten minutes north of Five Peaks.
A Little Bit of Everything – The Rockfish Community Center
Looking for a yoga or a fitness class while you’re visiting? How about visiting a local artisan’s shop, or checking out the best thrift store in the area? Five Peaks’ kitchen is awesome, but maybe you’d rather just heat up a tasty dinner prepared from local ingredients and fresh-frozen for your convenience. The Rockfish Valley Community Center could be just the ticket! Just 10 minutes north of Five Peaks (head north on Route 151 to Rockfish School Lane (route 635 West) and take a left. The old elementary school has been converted into a vibrant community center, bustling with businesses, services, music, and events.
Tours and Limousines
Many guest of Five Peaks have asked for referrals to local limo’s and winery touring services. Guests of Five Peaks are special people, so we rely on their feedback! You should definitely arrange for your tour in advance. Guests have used the following tour/limo services:
Tours for Tunes. From their website:
Tours for Tunes provides locals and tourists guided tours to wineries, breweries, and artisan sites of Nelson and surrounding counties. Fifteen percent of all Tours for Tunes profits are put directly into Stootle’s Education Fund, a fund to build and expand music resources in Nelson County Schools.
Our tours are affordable and accommodate up to 6 passengers. They are family and pet friendly, plus sitters may be arranged for your little ones or your pooch. Design your own tour or just tell us what you like and we will handle the rest. Below is a directory of 50 local craft beverage sits off Rte. 151, The Monticello Wine Trail, and more.
In addition to the dozens of craft beverage sites (listed below), there are countless artisan shops, restaurants, orchards, farms, and wildlife trails you won’t want to miss. Listen to some local music, kick back, and enjoy the valley’s remarkable views; all the while helping us to keep culture alive where it matters most.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 571-344-1717 for questions, custom quotes, or reservations.
At least one group (five single women) had a great winery and brewery tour with Blue Ridge.
Joe Lee’s IGA Supermarket – located in the Village of Nellysford. Basic supplies, eggs, milk, bread, some fresh vegetables, butcher, beer, some wines.
Oceanwide Seafood Bar & Grill – has been selling fresh seafood for several years from a storefront at the IGA shopping center just down the hill from Five Peaks. Give them a call or check their website for what’s fresh. 434-361-0040. Also listed in our restaurant section.
Basic Necessities – located just south of the Village of Nellysford, in the small commercial area that includes the Blue Ridge Pig and the Valleymont Market. Fresh croissants, scones, and baguettes. Great selection of cheeses and French wines. And a very nice cappuccino! Also listed in our restaurant section.
There is a Virginia ABC package store located in the Village of Nellysford, in the same commercial strip as Joe Lee’s IGA Supermarket.
Wintergreen True Value Hardware Store is located just south of the Village of Nellysford, in the small commercial center that include Basic Necessities, the Blue Ridge Pig, and the Valleymont Market. The proprietor, Danny, will take care of you. Local hardware at it’s finest!
For emergencies, dial 911. The Stoney Creek Medical Center is a Family Clinic associated with the University of Virginia Medical Center just down the hill in the Village of Nellysford.
Rice & Rice Dental offices are located just down the hill in the Village of Nellysford.
Stoney Creek Pharmacy is located just down the hill, in the Village of Nellysford. Full service pharmacy.
The post office is located just south of the Village of Nellysford.
Fisher Auto Parts is located right next to the Post Office.
Antiques, Galleries, and Crafts:
Page’s Palette: Kim Page opened her eclectic gallery and studio in 2014 in an old farmhouse about five minutes north of Five Peaks. “Art in it’s many forms – Studio and Artisan Gift Shop”
6222 Rockfish Valley Highway (that’s Route 151), Afton, VA. (540) 241-9653
Tuckahoe Antique Mall: Just a few minutes north of Five Peaks, you’ll find the Tuckahoe Antique Mall. “We have more than 40 dealers in our old apple warehouse, with two stories of fantastic finds, rescued treasures, and fun things. Our dealers specialize in everything from glass to china, primitives to books, vintage sporting goods to toys. You’ll find artisan-made furniture, vintage chocolate molds, all things horsy, maps, comic books, classic cookware, vintage hats, lighters, guns and knives, tools, and so much more. You never know what you’ll find up on a shelf, or hanging on the wall.”
4202 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA. (434) 361-2121