12 Ridges
Your Mountain Playground

Skylark House is the community’s anchor and basecamp for adventure, which starts on the property and extends to as far as you want to take it. The dedicated 12 Ridges Club Concierge is always available to help you plan unforgettable excursions into the vast Blue Ridge Mountains and its many protected national park playgrounds. Call the Club Concierge for updates on weather conditions and special events, make dining reservations, arrange a massage or satisfy any other special needs you may have.

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Proximity to the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington, and Jefferson National Forest opens up ample opportunities for incredible outdoor recreation. In the warm months, every level of hiking and mountain biking is available, as well as exploring trails on horseback, while all types of fishing can be had in any of the plethora of ponds, lakes, and rivers in the vicinity. Come winter, the same variety of cross-country ski trails and alpine ski hills become available, along with winter hiking, snowshoeing and any other winter activity you can imagine.


Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,180-mile footpath along ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. The Appalachian Trail (AT) traverses Virginia and is used by day, weekend and other short-term hikers, section-hikers and thru-hikers (who hike the entire length of the trail, start to finish, in one season).

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Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a National Scenic Byway that runs 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains starting in the north at Front Royal down to Waynesboro, where it meets the Blue Ridge Parkway. Skyline Drive is Shenandoah National Park’s only road, with 75 overlooks connecting travelers to all the major visitor centers, campgrounds, lodges, picnic areas and most trailheads. Concrete posts number every mile and keep you apprised of your location. (Image is a view from Mary’s Rock on the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park)


Shenandoah National Park

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is a land covered with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows. With over 200,000 acres of protected lands that are home to deer, songbirds, and black bear.  There is so much to explore with over 500 miles of hiking trails and backcountry camping.  (Image is a hiker enjoying a sunrise from Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park)


Route 151 Craft Beverage Trail

Route 151 in Nelson County is the destination for award-winning Virginia craft beverages, local food & artisans, unique lodging and amazing natural beauty. Seven wineries, five breweries, three cideries and two distilleries collaborate to more efficiently market and leverage their unique “micro” appellation. They are called Nelson 151. With orchards and farms, unique shopping and lodging options including the four-season Wintergreen Resort, the Blue Ridge Tunnel, local restaurants, hiking, biking, skiing, golf, fresh air and unforgettable views, Nelson 151 is a treasure and we welcome you!


Local Area Golf

WINTERGREEN RESORT has two golf courses, Devils Knob (highest course in Virginia) and Stoney Creek by world-renowned golf architect Rees Jones.
WINTON COUNTRY CLUB 18-hole championship golf course is recognized as one of the finest courses in Virginia.
INGLESIDE GOLF COURSE features 18 holes that will challenge experienced golfers.

Local Area Skiing

26 slopes and trails
Two high-speed 6-pack chairlifts
SNOWPOWER sophisticated snowmaking system
Virginia’s largest tubing hill
Terrain Park


Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Park is a National Parkway noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway is America’s longest linear park running 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It runs mostly along the spine of the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 441 on the boundary between Great Smoky Mountains National Park from which it travels north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.


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On the Blue Ridge Parkway