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NATURAL BRIDGE, VIRGINIA

A 21st Century “Chautauqua” At Beautiful Natural Bridge

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Program #16228RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Aug 11, 2013
3:00-5:00 PM in hotel lobby for Road Scholar registration.
You will be staying at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center that night.
Location: Natural Bridge
Nearest city or town: Lexington is about 15 miles northeast
Nearest highway: US Route 11, Interstate 81
Nearest airport: Roanoke Regional Airport (37 miles away)

End of Program
Aug 15, 2013
Program ends after early lunch at 11:30 AM. Room checkout is 12:00 noon.
You will be staying at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center the night before.
Location: Natural Bridge
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Natural Bridge Hotel was built in 1965 and is the fourth hotel to occupy the site since 1834. Its immediate predecessor was luxurious in the "Old South" style, and the present hotel offers food and lodging that retains much of that regional flavor, even though today it leans more toward the economical than to the elegant. Natural Bridge is more than just the hotel and famous Bridge: it is a tourist resort with a number of attractions and a mid-20th century vacation-by-auto feeling. Participants will have a pass for the length of the Road Scholar program to visit Natural Bridge, the Natural Bridge Gorge, the Native American village, Natural Bridge Caverns, the Toy Museum, "Butterflies at the Bridge," and the Wax Museum.

Contact info:
15 Appledore Lane
(US Route 11 at Va Route 130)
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 USA
phone: 800-533-1410
web: www.naturalbridgeva.com

Room amenities: TV with satellite connection, iron & ironing board, coffeepot, free wireless internet connection. Refrigerators in some rooms and available upon request.

Facility amenities: Air-conditioned. Free parking. Dining room, classrooms, and the Red Fox Lounge in hotel. Nearby are the Gift Shop, which contains snack bar, Butterfly Room, and Toy Museum; the Wax Museum; Natural Bridge Caverns; and a hiking trail to Natural Bridge, Cedar Creek Gorge, and the Native American village.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Variable by season.
Advance registration required and stay is based on availability. Road Scholar rate varies by season.

Check in time: 3:30 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: The Natural Bridge Hotel was built in 1965 and is the fourth hotel to occupy the site since 1834. Its immediate predecessor was luxurious in the "Old South" style, and the present hotel offers food and lodging that retains much of that regional flavor, even though today it leans more toward the economical than to the elegant. Natural Bridge is more than just the hotel and famous Bridge: it is a tourist resort with a number of attractions and a mid-20th century vacation-by-auto feeling. Participants will have a pass for the length of the Road Scholar program to visit Natural Bridge, the Natural Bridge Gorge, the Native American village, Natural Bridge Caverns, the Toy Museum, "Butterflies at the Bridge," and the Wax Museum.

Contact info:
15 Appledore Lane
(US Route 11 at Va Route 130)
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 USA
phone: 800-533-1410
web: www.naturalbridgeva.com

Room amenities: TV with satellite connection, iron & ironing board, coffeepot, free wireless internet connection. Refrigerators in some rooms and available upon request.

Facility amenities: Air-conditioned. Free parking. Dining room, classrooms, and the Red Fox Lounge in hotel. Nearby are the Gift Shop, which contains snack bar, Butterfly Room, and Toy Museum; the Wax Museum; Natural Bridge Caverns; and a hiking trail to Natural Bridge, Cedar Creek Gorge, and the Native American village.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Variable by season.
Advance registration required and stay is based on availability. Road Scholar rate varies by season.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.7
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