A genteel town of tree-shaded streets lined with beautiful residential homes as well as former lodges and boarding houses dating back to the 1880s-1920s, Round Hill was once a popular summer vacation spot on the W&OD line. The train has long since gone but an active, outdoorsy atmosphere endures. Hikers are drawn to the Appalachian Trail that runs along the spine of the Blue Ridge west of town, and locals and visitors enjoy the artisanal goods and fresh produce of the surrounding farming community.
Hike the Rollercoaster
A short, swooping stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the Blue Ridge just west of Round Hill. Hike it to the Blackburn Trail Center, a rustic 1910-built lodge and refreshment station owned by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club that is available for rent outside of peak hiking season.
Visit the Market
Hill High Marketplace is a gem of a complex on Route 7 southwest of town housing the tasting room of Bogati Winery, the child-friendly Round Hill Arts Center, the Gateway Gallery and an outpost of Mom’s Apple Pie where they serve artisanal Lone Oak coffee and high-end imported wines alongside the sumptuous apple, peach, pecan and rhubarb pies Mom’s is famous for.
Dine at the Diner
Tammy’s Diner near the gas station downtown is a community legend, a throwback to old school diners where owner Tammy Hines, who started here as a waitress, serves classic omelets, blueberry pancakes and steak and cheese from 6:30am-2:00pm six days a week.
Brews and Tunes
B Chord Brewing Company, located on 66-acres of lush Blue Ridge slopes west of town is as popular for its star-studded live music line-up as it is for its superb Working Man’s Amber Ale and Juicy Garcia IPA. Everyone from bluegrass legends Del McCoury and Sam Bush have appeared here, as well as local stars Julianna MacDowell and Short Hill Mountain Boys.
Bavaria in the Blue Ridge
Channel your inner German at More Better Restaurant & Beer Hall, a spacious tap room, eatery and beer garden adjacent to Hill High Marketplace. They serve cocktails, cold craft ales and superb Bavarian-inspired dishes. Breaded pork Jagerschnitzel anyone?