I had the pleasure to meet up with Simon and Lisa along with Candida Louis and stay at a beautiful Bed & Breakfast at Penmerryl Farm right after Overland Expo East. Spending time with amazing people like this as well as Laura Pittkin (one of the owners and fellow rider) who joined us for the evening is truly what travel is all about.
This farm is tucked away in the Shenandoah Valley and has one of the most exquisite breakfasts I've had at a Bed and Breakfast. The owners love motorcycles and ride themselves. The area is only a few miles away from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Travelers coming either direction on the Blue Ridge can find rest at this wonderful location. It is surrounded by great rides and curvy roads are literally everywhere. You can stay comfortably and cozy in a cabin complete with a full kitchen or stay in one of the lodge rooms that is setup more like a typical hotel room.. Well, except for the amazing breakfast in the morning.
The property is complete with horses and donkeys as well as a lake in the back where a tall tree hosts a nest of bald eagles that if you are lucky will be in view. They don't provide rental horses but they do allow you to bring your own and enjoy the trails in the area. You can even choose to stay in your horse trailer if it is so equipped for a lesser amount.
They also have a tavern on the property complete with pool table and bar although the bar isn't in action just yet. They are working on it though so stay tuned.
I would say IF you get the opportunity to stay here you should, but it is more appropriate to say WHEN you FIND the opportunity because it really is worth the drive.
I look forward to spending time up this direction again. Beautiful roads and the nicest people, what more can you ask for? Click here and find out more information regarding this jewel located on the Blue Ridge.
Until next time, ride safe, ride far, ride on.
- David Mays
Adventurist at heart, David Mays looks to inspire others to live their life with focus and purpose. Experience and expansion is why we are here.