With its awesome mountain scenery and unique lodging options, the County of Bath is a great place for a vacation or a long weekend getaway. Even though there is so much to experience here, there are also many great things to see within a two-hour drive. Make the County of Bath your home base as you explore the region.

Goshen and Lexington

Goshen PassJust across the border in Rockbridge County along scenic Route 39 is one of Virginia’s most beautiful spots: Goshen Pass. The road through this mountain pass runs parallel to the Maury River, where people love to go for a swim on a hot summer day. The historic and charming town of Lexington, home to VMI and Washington & Lee University is a short drive away.

Virginia’s Western Highlands

Humpback BridgeThis sprawling four-county region includes the County of Bath, as well as neighboring counties of Highland and Alleghany as well as Craig, which is just to the south of Alleghany. The region offers even more outdoor recreation along with several charming towns to explore, civil war history and a one-of-a-kind covered bridge. Learn more and download scenic drives at VaWesternHighlands.com >

Cass Scenic Railway

Cass scenic railwayAcross the border in West Virginia, you will find Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, which offers excursions pulled by steam-driven locomotives. The Town of Cass remains relatively unchanged, including the company store and train depot.