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By Robin Soslow
Special to The Washington Post
Thursday, February 24, 2011; 9:57 AM

GETTING THERE

Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards is about 225 miles from Washington. Take US 81 or Skyline Drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and exit at Milepost 86/43 south to Bedford. Take Route 43, go right on 682, then right on 680 to 2122 Sheep Creek Rd.

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STAYING THERE

Peaks of Otter Lodge

Milepost 86, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Bedford, Va.

800-542-5927

www.peaksofotter.com

Lodge facing Abbott Lake. Rooms from $80.

EATING THERE

Artisan Cafe

207 E. Depot St. 540-587-8878

www.artisancafe4u.com

Sandwiches, salads and soups named for artists. Lunch $5-$7.

Bedford Social Club

124 South Bridge St.

540-586-9454

www.centertownbedford.com/restaurants/bs c

The chef, a Los Angeles transplant, makes country-cosmopolitan hybrids such as gourmet pot pie and chocolate lava cake. Lunch entrees from $5.95, dinner from $14.

PLAYING THERE

Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards

2122 Sheep Creek Rd.

540-586-3707

www.peaksofotterwinery.com

Open weekends, noon to 5 p.m., December-March; daily noon to 5 p.m. the rest of the year. Orchards open August-October. Free.

INFORMATION

www.visitbedford.com


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