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stopover hotel near 81

Montreal, Canada
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stopover hotel near 81


We are travelling from Montreal to Florida this year and were looking for a stopover in Virginia (roughly 12 hours from Montreal). We will be driving through via the 81. Any advice on where to stop for dinner and a rest? Should we book in advance or just show up. We are travelling with 2 young children (ages 3 abd 1).

Also is there anything worth checking out on the way back to Montreal? Our schedule will be more flexible on the way home.

Columbia, Maryland
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1. Re: stopover hotel near 81

12 hours drive time puts you at about Roanoke. Plenty of places to stay there. Staunton, VA is another place. It is about 11 hours drive time.

Places to see on your way back -

Charlottesville, VA east on I64 and Monticello, Thomas Jeffersons home near Charlotteville. THomas Jefferson was the writer of the Declaration of Independence and the 2nd president of the US.

Drive Skyline Drive part of the way. There are 4 access point. Off I64 near Waynesboro, US 33 east of Harrisonburg, east of Luray on route 211, northern terminus at Front Royal. About 3 to 4 hours to take the entire length. At Luray is Luray Caverns. http://luraycaverns.com/

Visit Manassas National Battlefield - site of 2 Civil War Battles.

Take a detour into Washington, DC.

Edited: 24 January 2013, 17:03
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2. Re: stopover hotel near 81

Woodstock is a cute little town with a few interesting dining options as well as decent motels close to 81. I've never stayed there myself, but I've heard that the Hampton Inn in Woodstock is one of the best places to stay for travelers heading through on the 81.

There are lots of wineries in Virginia that might be worth your while if you're into that sort of thing.

Edited: 26 January 2013, 02:16
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