By Robin Soslow
Special to The Washington Post
Thursday, February 24, 2011; 9:57 AM
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.STAYING THERE
Milepost 86, Blue Ridge Pkwy.
Lodge facing Abbott Lake. Rooms from $80.EATING THERE
207 E. Depot St. 540-587-8878
Sandwiches, salads and soups named for artists. Lunch $5-$7.Bedford Social Club
124 South Bridge St.
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
2122 Sheep Creek Rd.
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