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Natural-Bridge , known as Natty B by locals, is located in Rockbridge County in west-central Virginia. It is a geological formation in which Cedar Creek (a small tributary of the James River) has carved out a gorge in the mountainous limestone terrain, forming a 215-foot arch "bridge" with a span of 90 feet. Natural Bridge has been designated a Virginia Historical Landmark and a National Historical Landmark. The natural arch bridge was a sacred site of the Native American Monacan tribe, who believed it to be the site of a major victory over pursuing Powhatans centuries before the arrival of whites in Virginia. Some believe George Washington came to the site in 1750 as a young surveyor. The initials G.W. are carved on the wall of the bridge and many believe they were put there by the future president. Thomas Jefferson purchased 157 acres of land, including the Natural Bridge, from King George III of England for 20 shillings in 1774. He called it the most Sublime of natures works, and built a two-room log cabin there to use as a retreat. Today, there is a fee to view the bridge from below, but the top of the bridge can be seen for free from U.S. Highway 11, which runs on top of it. Following the trail under the bridge takes visitors to the end of the trail, beyond which the remnant of the waterfall that helped to form the bridge can be seen. Natural Bridge is also the name of a town located near the natural arch bridge.

Surrounding areas: Lexington, Virginia (12.1 mi), Fredericksburg, Virginia (19.2 mi), Bedford, Virginia (20.3 mi), Rockbridge Baths, Virginia (20.3 mi), Millboro, Virginia (24.2 mi), Moneta, Virginia (31.6 mi), Warm Springs, Virginia (31.9 mi)

Natural Bridge Vacation Rentals

Natural Bridge Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Natural Bridge Of Virginia IncUS Hwy 11Natural Bridge, VA (540) 291-2121
Hampton Inn-col Alto401 E Nelson StLexington, VA12.1 mi.(540) 463-2223
Best Western Inn @ Hunt RidgeRt 7 Box 99aLexington, VA12.2 mi.(540) 464-1500
Best Western Inn Hunt RidgeLexington, VA12.2 mi.(800) 464-1501
Comfort Inn-lexingtonI-64 & US 11Lexington, VA12.2 mi.(540) 463-7311
Howard Johnson InnI81 At Us11 Exit 195Lexington, VA12.2 mi.(540) 463-9181
Country Inn & Suites875 N Lee HwyLexington, VA13.7 mi.(540) 464-9000
Holiday Inn Express880 N Lee HwyLexington, VA13.7 mi.(540) 463-7351
Super 81139 N Lee HwyLexington, VA14.1 mi.(540) 463-7858
Wingate Inn1108 N Lee HwyLexington, VA14.1 mi.(540) 464-4823
Sleep Inn & Suites95 Maury River RdLexington, VA15.5 mi.(540) 291-2896
Days Inn921 Blue Ridge AveBedford, VA20.0 mi.(540) 586-8286
Super 8 Motel842 Sword Beach LnBedford, VA20.0 mi.(540) 587-0100
Oakwood Worldwide @ Lake Vista200 LK Vis DrForest, VA23.0 mi.(800) 592-7947
Va Motor Lodges Inc T/a Howard Johnson LodgeI-81 Exit 150 - BTroutville, VA23.2 mi.(540) 992-3000
Oakwood Worldwide @ Walden Pond300e Weeping Willow DrLynchburg, VA24.5 mi.(800) 592-7947
Budget Inn Of Lynchburg8830 E Lynchburg Salem TpkeGoode, VA24.6 mi.(540) 586-8182
Red Roof Inn3231 Lee Highway STroutville, VA25.3 mi.(540) 992-5055
Holiday Inn Express701 Carlyle StCovington, VA25.4 mi.(540) 962-1200
Knights Inn3642 S Amherst HwyMadison Heights, VA25.4 mi.(434) 929-6506
Holiday Inn Express3139 Lee Hwy STroutville, VA25.4 mi.(540) 966-4444
Econo Lodge446 Roanoke RdDaleville, VA25.6 mi.(540) 992-3000
Howard Johnson Express Inn437 Roanoke RdDaleville, VA25.6 mi.(540) 992-1234
Best Western Mountain View820 E Madison StCovington, VA25.8 mi.(540) 962-4951
Travelodge - Roanoke North2619 Lee HwyTroutville, VA25.8 mi.(540) 992-6700
Comfort Inn-troutville2545 Lee Hwy SouthTroutville, VA25.9 mi.(540) 992-5600
Holiday Inn Select601 Main StLynchburg, VA26.3 mi.(252) 528-2500
Best Western Of Lynchburg2815 Candiers Mountain RdLynchburg, VA26.6 mi.(434) 237-2986
Lynchburg Ramada Inn3436 Odd Fellows Rd Exit 7Lynchburg, VA26.6 mi.(434) 847-7500
Radisson Hotel Lynchburg2900 Chandlers Mt RdLynchburg, VA26.6 mi.(434) 237-6333
Sleep Inn Lynchburg3620 Candlers MTN RdLynchburg, VA26.6 mi.(434) 237-8455
Super 8 Motel3736 Candlers Mau RdLynchburg, VA26.6 mi.(800) 800-8000
Wingate Inn3777 Candlers Mtn RdLynchburg, VA26.6 mi.(434) 845-1700
Quality Inn Lynchburg3125 Albert Lankford DrLynchburg, VA26.7 mi.(434) 847-9041
Days Inn-shenandoah Valley584 Oakland CirRaphine, VA26.7 mi.(540) 377-2604
Hampton Inn Lynchburg5604 Seminole AveLynchburg, VA26.8 mi.(434) 237-2704
Holiday Inn Express Lynchburg5600 Seminole AveLynchburg, VA26.8 mi.(434) 237-7771
Days Inn Lynchburg Airport3320 Candlers Mountain RdLynchburg, VA27.0 mi.(434) 847-8655
Travelodge1500 Main StLynchburg, VA27.0 mi.(434) 845-5975
Comfort Inn203 Interstate DrCovington, VA27.1 mi.(540) 962-2141

Natural Bridge Weather & Climate

Northeast Virginia's climate is classified as mild, mid-latitude, with a subcategory of humid subtropical. Northeast Virginia generally has mild winters with no dry season and hot summers. Hurricanes make the coastal areas of Virginia vulnerable, but it's rare for a major hurricane to threaten the Virginia coast as hurricanes that far north tend to weaken due to cooler coast waters and increasingly westerly winds. Heavy rain from tropical cyclones are possible, however. Thunderstorms are an occasional concern with the state averaging anywhere from 30-50 days of thunderstorm activity annually, but the highest area of occurrence is towards the west.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 23°F 4.30 in. -
February 50°F 25°F 3.55 in. -
March 59°F 32°F 4.55 in. -
April 70°F 40°F 4.10 in. -
May 78°F 50°F 4.96 in. -
June 85°F 59°F 4.41 in. -
July 89°F 64°F 4.01 in. -
August 88°F 62°F 3.48 in. -
September 81°F 55°F 4.58 in. -
October 71°F 43°F 3.88 in. -
November 59°F 33°F 4.25 in. -
December 48°F 27°F 3.59 in. -

Natural Bridge Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located about 31 miles southwest of Natural Bridge in Roanoke, Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located approximately 49 miles northwest of Natural Bridge in Lewisburg, West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located roughly 56 miles northeast of Natural Bridge in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located around 69 miles northeast of Natural Bridge in Charlottesville, Virginia, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located about 70 miles west of Natural Bridge in Dublin, Virginia, and finally the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located approximately 73 miles south of Natural Bridge in Danville, Virginia.

Natural Bridge Attractions

Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC108.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Gauntlet Golf ClubFredericksburgVA19.2 mi.
Lees Hill Golfers ClubFredericksburgVA19.2 mi.
Cliftondale Country ClubClifton ForgeVA19.6 mi.
Botetourt Country ClubFincastleVA20.2 mi.
Alleghany Country ClubCovingtonVA23.0 mi.
Colonial Hills Golf ClubForestVA23.2 mi.
Ivy Hill Golf ClubForestVA23.2 mi.
London Downs Golf ClubForestVA23.2 mi.
Poplar Forest Golf CourseForestVA24.6 mi.
Ashley Plantation Golf ClubDalevilleVA25.4 mi.
Cedar Hills Golf ClubLynchburgVA26.8 mi.
Winton Country ClubCliffordVA28.7 mi.
Ski Areas
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA30.1 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA39.5 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA67.7 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV85.5 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA91.2 mi.
State Parks
Douthat State ParkVA22.9 mi. 
Smith Mountain Lake State ParkVA37.9 mi. 
Avoca MuseumAltavistaVA38.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA32.9 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA115.4 mi.

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