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Rich in history, Appomattox is where our Nation united. 
We are just minutes from the famous surrender site of Robert E. Lee which ended the Civil War
 
The Commonwealth of Virginia has long held a prominent place in winemaking history, dating back to Colonial days.  Today dozens of vineyards and wineries exist in Virginia.  Many within a short distance from the Cheyenne. 
 
The Cheyenne is located near some great motorcycling tracks, trails,  and roads
 
19,500 Acres of State Forest for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming...
 
Attractions a short drive away: history & museums; yr-round skiing, snowboarding & tubing; hang gliding, para-trooping, light aircraft flight, & hot air balloon rides;  paintball arenas and more! 
Just a 5 minute drive from The Cheyenne, Holliday Lake State Park is within the State Forest and is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.  Fishing in the 150-acre lake; swimming the park's life-guarded beach where the "Critter Hole" play area is a favorite of young visitors; trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians; a large shaded picnic area, two picnic shelters, two playgrounds, a boat ramp; seasonal full-service concession stand and campstore; and canoe, rowboat and paddle boat rentals.

 
 
ICE SKATING
LAHAYE ICE CENTER - Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
Great place close to The Cheyenne to enjoy indoor ice skating all year long.  First timers through advanced figure skaters.  Great place for the competitive ice skater to train while on vacation.  Be sure to take your program music as the kind coaches usually will play it for you so that you can practice your program. 434-592-3957

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BARREL RACING
Clayton C. Bryant Arena
Rt 26 - Appomattox
Come out and enjoy barrel racing at it's best in the new Clayton C. Bryant Arena, home of the great "Hot Shot Rey". Residents and visitors alike are invited to participate, or just sit back and enjoy the shows. The Arena is located on Rt 26, just north of the Town of Appomattox. Check the Events section for show schedules, or contact the arena directly at (434) 664-7891.
 

Thursday Night Rides:
Open Arena Practice 5pm to 10 pm

$10 per Horse

Shows: Oct. 16, Nov 13

See more at the website http://www.claytonbryantbarrelhorses.com/

 

 

 

Elk Creek Frisbee Disk Golf Course
Police Tower Road - Appomattox
An 18 hole, tournament level, frisbee disk golf course located in the new Appomattox County Community Park on Police Tower Road. The course winds through woods, over streams and rolling hills. Great fun for the entire family.  (434)352-5996.
 
Mountain View Golf Course
North Creek Road - Appomattox
MOUNTAIN VIEW is a full service 9 hole public-private golf course with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open Daily to the public. Located on North Creek Road minutes from downtown Appomattox. For more information call (434) 352-3970.
 
 
 

 

 

 

HIGH PEAK HANG GLIDING

Amherst, VA

Take a tandem flight and see the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge, like the hawks and falcons do.  High Peak Hang Gliding and Paragliding also offers lessons for beginners, with continued and advanced USHGA certification available.  We offer a complete flight experience for beginner to advanced pilot.   No previous experience is necessary.
(434) 401-3434

SKYDIVE VIRGINIA

Louisa, VA 
 The highly experienced staff of certified licensed instructors is the key to why Skydive Virginia has become the most active skydiving center serving the people in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Admission Fee: $225.00  Pets Welcome   (540) 967-3997

 
RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
is  one of the most popular among drivers, fans and the media. Richmond's unique, -mile layout produces tremendous side-by-side racing for the beating and banging that fans love.  
 
WE ARE JUST 90 MINUTES TO MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CIVIL WAR 
HISTORY

APPOMATTOX CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
We are just 10 minutes from the new civil war museum! 

Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park
The park  recreates the atmosphere for one of the most dramatic events of the war: Lee's surrender of his famous Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. Visit the McLean House where the surrender was negotiated and stroll through the restored and recreated village where the war in Virginia was ended. 
 
 
Appomattox  Museum of The Confederacy
The museum highlights Civil War History, and contains interesting memorabilia from the Appomattox area.  Click the link below for events that you can enjoy while you stay on The Cheyenne.

APPOMATTOX Museum of The Confederacy

CLOVER HILL VILLAGE

5747 River Ridge Road

5 Miles from The Cheyenne

Clover Hill Village is a six acre village where the history and heritage of Appomattox County comes to life. Enjoy a glimpse into daily life in the past (1840-1920) as you browse through the many historic buildings, including a log cabin, chapel, one room schoolhouse, working blacksmith shop, general store, and post office. Self-guided tours through the grounds daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. Brochures available at entrance. Guided building tours available Thursday through Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment at other hours. Tour length 1 to 2 hours.

 
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE & D-DAY MEMORIAL
Bedford, VA
Vacationers come from all over to fish, enjoy the water sports and play on the 500 miles of shoreline. The Memorial includes a museum, gift shop, and plaza memorial area with a triumphal arch, reflecting pool, allied flag displays, story wall and bronze statues honoring the bravery and sacrifice of Allied soldiers provide a fitting tribute to this historical event.
 

 
OTHER CIVIL WAR / HISTORY ATTRACTIONS

Historic Homes Walking Tour
Clover Hill Historical Village

Escort Tours - Civil War Points of Interest
Stonewall Vineyards
Pamplin Pipe Factory
Sailor’s Creek Civil War Battlefield
Fort Early - Civil War Fort Lee’s Retreat - an auto tour from Petersburg to Appomattox

Red Hill: Patrick Henry Shrine
Booker T. Washington National monument

Walton's Mountain Museum 

Medical Museum in Old Lynchburg 
Avoca Museum

Washington and Lee University (including Robert E. Lee museum and burial place

Poplar Forest--Thomas Jefferson's summer home
Monticello--Thomas Jefferson's home
Ash Lawn--Home of James Monroe

Just right down the road from The Cheyenne!
Over 19,500 acres of land surrounding our property.  Ride your Horse or bicycles, hike, hunt, or simple enjoy the serene environment full of wildlife that the woods can provide.

 
 
 
 
 
WINTER SPORTS

YEAR ROUND SKIING, SNOWBORDING & TUBING
SNOW FLEX
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
A 30 minute Drive from The Cheyenne
Bring the family all year long to ski, snow board, or tube.  If you love winter sports, you will love Liberty's year-round ski slope.  Originating in Europe, Snowflex will debut on US soil at Liberty's high-performance facility.  Pricing: $5 hour Monday - Wednesday 5:00-10:oopm and $7 per hour Thursday - Sunday 5-10pm.  Equiptment rental $12 ski or board set, including helmert; $5 tubing rental.  

 
HORSE BACK TRAIL RIDES ETC.
 
 
OLD DOMINION TRAIL RIDES 
Pamplin, va
Quiet, well-mannered horses and experienced equestrian guides to navigate you through some of Virginia's most beautiful country-side.  Mountains, rivers, lakes, streams, quiet meadows. Children Welcome.  (434) 248-5386   (434) 489-2334  (774) 232-1599
 
Green Meadows Horse Farm
Lynchburg , va
Enjoy an hour trail ride through four miles of beautiful wooded trails with natural flowing streams.  (434) 239-2441  

 
GOLF
 

 

 

Poplar Grove Golf Club

Amherst, VA

Sam Sneads final masterpiece design in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Voted #8 in Nation by Golf Digest in 2005.  18 hole championship golf course featuring bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. Ranked in the top 50 in the Mid-Atlantic in first year open. Convenietly located in Amherst County, within driving distance from The Cheyenne. Already being called a "contemporay classic."  (434) 946-9933 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
ADVENTURE

The James River
Hwy 26 & 60 - Appomattox

The pristine waters of the James River are the perfect place to bring your boat, canoe, or kayak. There are class I and II rapids, riffles, and rock gardens. The middle of the James is wide and fairly shallow and provides great fishing! Boat access ramp located at Bent Creek at the intersection of Hwy 26 and 60.  (434) 352-8999.

 
James River Outdoor Adventures
Rt 60 & Rt 605 - Appomattox
For those of you who want to experience the outdoors without bringing all your equipment, theJames River Outdoor Adventures offers full service livery, canoe, kayak, tube, and bicycle rentals. Shuttle service available. Open May – September.  (434) 933-2175.

 

BLUE RIDGE HOT AIR BALLOON COMPANY

Palmyra, VA   

Enjoy the splendor of Virginia's scenic countryside as you float peacefully through the air in one of our beautiful hot air balloons.  Choose from a variety of ride packages. Book a romantic flight for two or group flight for friends and family. We fly year round, twice daily, weather permitting. Children Welcome  (434) 589-6213
 
 

 
 
MOTOCROSS TRACKS & ATV TRAILS
 
The Cheyenne is within 30 minutes of Actiontown MX; within 1 hour of VA Motorsports Park, SouthFork MX, Lake Sugar Tree, and Birch Creek.  Check our events calendar for races at these popular tracks.
 
 

AMHERST ATV TRAILS

6252 Elon Road  Monroe, VA 

Amherst County ATV Trails offers 25 miles of trails for All-Terrain-Vehicles just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 130. For more information contact the Forest Service. Parking Fee $5.00 per day   (540) 291-2188

SOUTH PEDLAR ATV TRAIL SYSTEM

Natural Bridge Station

South Pedlar ATV Trail System (Terrapin & Rattlesnake Trails) is a loping network of approximately 19 miles of trails. It is open to four-wheel ATV's, motorbikes and mountain bikes. Riders will find challenges in the narrow and twisting trails or find trails that are wide and inviting.  Parking Fee $5.00 per day   540-291-2189

Appomattox Courthouse Theater  is the home of the Appomattox Courthouse players, offering productions including musicals, mysteries and comedies, as well as original productions relating to the historical events which took place in Appomattox.
 
Main Street Appomattox where you can stroll the quaint streets of this hisorical town, enjoy an open air cafe, or shop in the unique antique and specialty shops. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 PAINT BALL

CORNERSTONE PAINT GAMES

Humingbird Lane

Spout Spring VA

20 Minutes from The Cheyenne

$15 Rentals All Day; $5.00 CO2 All Day Refills; Get your paint balls there or at Walmart and save a few bucks.  Rt 460 west 6.4 miles; then right onto Humingbird lane; 6/10ths of a mile on the left at Cornerstone Stables. 

CAR RACING

Arena Racing Hampton Roads

Arena Racing is the Winter fix for all Motorsports fans.  Racing indoors in the climate controlled atmosphere of the Hampton Coliseum arena creates the ultimate family event. Up to 56 race teams compete in as many as 5 races per event for 250 laps on a high-banked track.

Carter Taylor Multi-Use Trail
Rt. 636 - Appomattox
 
Just a 5 minute drive from The Cheyenne, a 12 mile loop trail with diverse terrain circles through the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest and Holliday Lake State Park. It can be accessed from many area’s in the loop. Hikers, horseback riders, and bicycles welcome. Take Hwy 24 East, right on 636, to the forestry center. (434)983-2175 or (434)248-6308.
 

 
 
 
 
 
SKIING AND SNOWBORDING AT WINTERGREEN RESORT 

Wintergreen, VA (1 hout from The Cheyenne) 

Wintergreen offers 25 slopes and five lifts (including two high-speed, six-passenger lifts) on 125 skiable acres. The resort features the region’s most extensive beginner-to-expert terrain, with 14 slopes lighted for night skiing. Wintergreen is the only ski area on the East Coast to have 100 percent of its terrain covered by a state-of-the-art, automated snowmaking system. In addition, the resort offers a free beginner group lesson with equipment rental.   (800) 266-2444   (434) 325-2200

 
 
 
 
 
 

REBA FARM INN / SADDLE SOAR EQUITAINMENT

Bedford, VA

Offering real horseback riding for the very experienced or the tenderfoot.  Ride throughout the mountains and countryside atop a 1000 lb animal for the experience of a lifetime.  Offering 2-1/2 hrs trail rides or 6-7 hrs all day rides (lunch included).  Childrens Rides from 2-yrs to 13 yrs old. Childrens Hayrides.  Admission Fee  (540) 586-1906 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Brookleigh Golf and Country Club

Farmville, VA
The Golf Course at Brookleigh Country Club is a very beautiful yet demanding course, highlighted by its open fairways and large greens. The course is 3287 yards and water hazards come into play on five holes. The Brookleigh pool is a wonderful amenity for families. It is open seven days a week from Memorial Day to well past Labor Day weather permitting.    (434) 392-6656  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

BENT CREEK ADVENTURES

Rt 60 & 650 & 26    Gladstone, VA

Enjoy fishing, canoeing, tubing, or just relaxing floating down the river. Schuttle service is available to the public as well as canoe and tube rentals.    (434) 933-8034   

PRECISION WINDSPORTS, INC.

Lynchburg Regional Airport, Lynchburg, VA

Our FAA certificated aircraft are officially called Weight-Shift Light Sport Aircraft - they call them Trikes. A Trike is one of the best ways to see Lynchburg and the surrounding mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams. There is no better way to take it all in than from 500 feet above. Want to do something different, out of the ordinary, that you will remember for the rest of your life? Then give them  a call. They are centrally located at Lynchburg's Regional Airport and offer introductory flights Mon-Sat on a reservation basis.   $75.00  Children Welcome   (434) 851-6804

SKYDIVE ORANGE

 Orange, VA 
We make over 14,000 freefall parachute jumps every year at Skydive Orange, and we have been growing steadily for years.   Although most first jumps are Tandem, our skydiving instructors will help you learn to skydive whether you start with a Tandem, AFF, or Static line.

(540) 943-6587
 

 
WINERIES
 
 

Appomattox's very own winery.  Visitors are invited to enjoy the fine wines on the patio, in the gazebo and picnic grove, or around the fireplace in the European style tasting room.   434-993-2185

More than 300 wine festivals and events take place each year in Virginia - many of them near The Cheyenne. Listen to jazz or blues, dine on Virginia down-home cooking or haute cuisine, taste a new release right from the barrel or sip a vintage vino.

OTHER GREAT WINERIES NEAR THE CHEYENNE

 
OTHER ATTRACTIONS  
within 1 Hour of
The Cheyenne

NATURAL BRIDGE
Natural Bridge is one of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States and has been included in several "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" lists, has been designated a National Historic Landmark, a Virginia Historic Landmark, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

Cowpalace Pottery


Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

 

Rose Bower Vineyards and Winery 


Peaks of Otter


Monacan Indian Village


Crabtree Falls (one of the highest waterfalls in North America; a well-maintained  switchback trail runs parallel to the falls and offers some spectacular views)


Liberty Lake Park

 

Oak Ridge--historic 5000 acre Ryan estate

 

Blue Ridge Parkway & Shenandoah National Park

 

Historic Homes Walking Tour


Horse Drawn Carriage Tours (Seasonal)

 

The Appomattox Gallery (antiques & shopping)

 

Appomattox Railroad Festival (parade, crafts, train rides) (seasonal)

 

Hazel Moon African Display (By appointment)

 

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (1874)

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WARNING TO CITY DWELLERS!
 
SOME OF OUR GUESTS HAVE REPORTED EXPERIENCING CERTAIN SIDE AFFECTS
AFTER STAYING ON THE CHEYENNE! 
  • THE BRILLIANT SKY AND FRESH AIR HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO CLARIFY SIGHT AND EXPAND LUNGS! 
  • THE QUIET SERENITY HAS BEEN REPORTED TO REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE AND HAVE AN OVERWHELMING CALMING AFFECT ON THE BODY AND MIND!
 
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