It’s not often that you come across a location that quite literally checks all of the boxes. But our little neck of the woods in Ashland, VA puts you front and center to so much and beyond. Just 14 miles from Richmond, this is a small town with a big personality that loves the company it keeps. And that same big city charm and culture seeps into the suburbs. From the arts to the outdoors. Foodie destinations and wine trails. History to modern day happenings. It’s all wrapped up in a proper Virginia southern town with something new to be discovered, day after day.
Be An Outsider
Here, being an outsider keeps you completely connected to home. With over 1,500 acres of Hanover County parkland and so many opportunities to explore all that Mother Nature provides, free of charge. Cyclists feel right at home in Hanover County. The Ashland Trolley Line Trail connects all the way to the Fall Line Trail in downtown Richmond. Nearby Poor Farm Park, in Hanover County, offers some of the area’s best mountain biking trails. Here are a few local trails to take in the sights on two wheels. The Chickahominy Falls cycling group always welcomes new adventures, close to home.
Our Not So Secret Ingredient
They say people who love to eat are always the best people. Maybe that’s why the folks at Chickahominy Falls are so friendly. With organized efforts to bring the best of the RVA foodie scene right home on Food Truck Wednesdays to all the delicious options just down the road in Ashland. We’ve got all the right ingredients to keep your hearts and bellies full. Check out The Caboose Market and Café for a laid-back lunch or brunch. For special occasions, try Iron Horse, that serves up Southern hospitality any night of the week. And, of course, Richmond is being hailed as a hidden culinary gem by Forbes Magazine. A stop at the Jefferson Hotel for a Friday afternoon Southern tea is a good start.
Have a Cup of Cheer
There’s always an opportunity to wine down. Of course, the monthly meeting of the Wine Club at The Farmhouse keeps those hours happy, but Ashland also is home to James River Winery. Where you can sample flights of fancy and check out their monthly events, from food and wine pairings to craft nights. Center of The Universe Brewing Company also calls Ashland home and offers a completely different way to tempt those taste buds. With a seasonal release calendar, you can always expect to be surprised. But the old standbys, from lagers to IPAs and shandys are there when you know exactly what you want. These are just two new neighbors worth knowing. Which just goes to show, you never have to limit happy to only an hour here.
If the greatest wealth is health, you are completely set up for success at Chickahominy Falls. With a lifestyle that is focused on health and wellness, from a real, working Woodside Farms, to The Farmhouse campus, miles of trails to over six medical facilities just 15-20 minutes away. There is a difference between what you need and what you want, but here, you’ll never have to choose.
They weren’t lying when they said location is everything. And this lifestyle was designed to put happiness before all else. Once that need is met, everything else just naturally falls into place. And everything has its place here.