Location and Directions

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We are holding the ceremony and reception at Merrywood, where Arden’s grandparents lived and where we now have our market garden! Guests will be directed to park in the field (stilettos are not recommended!) and we will have some spots near the house dedicated for people who can’t walk long distances. Our address is: 2261 Thomas Jefferson Road, Forest VA 24551.

Flying

If you are flying here, the Lynchburg Regional Airport is 15 minutes away, and very close to many lodging options. The Roanoke Regional Airport is 1 hour away, but does often have cheaper flights, depending are where you are coming in from.

Carpool

We strongly encourage ride sharing to save gas and money! If you have extra space in your vehicle or need a ride, simply leave a reply at the bottom of this page with your contact info and where you are coming from.

Driving Directions

FROM THE NORTH (Charlottesville) Take 29 South for about 60 miles. Take exit onto US-29 S, US-460 W toward Lynchburg, Danville. In 12.8 miles turn right on Turkeyfoot Rd. In 2.1 miles turn right onto Thomas Jefferson Road. Our driveway is on the left in 1.3 miles, a little ways after the light for Waterlick rd where the turning lane starts. It is marked by a white sign that says “Merrywood.”

FROM THE EAST (Lynchburg) Get on US-29 BUS S. Take exit 11 to Graves Mill Rd. Turn left onto Graves Mill Rd. In 2 miles turn left onto Forest Rd. In 2.5 miles turn left onto Rte 811/Thomas Jefferson Road (toward Poplar Forest). Our driveway is on the right in 1.3 miles, the first drive after Everett Rd. It is marked by a white sign that says “Merrywood.”

FROM THE SOUTH (i.e. Sewanee) Take I-81 North toward Roanoke.  Outside of Roanoke, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 143 for I-581/US-220 S toward Airport/Roanoke. In about 5.5 miles, take exit 4E for US-460 E/Orange Ave. Merge onto US-460 E/Orange Ave NW. Continue on 460 E for about 40 miles. Turn left onto Rte 811/Thomas Jefferson Road (at Sheetz and Exxon gas stations). Our driveway is on the left in 4 miles, a little ways after the light for Waterlick rd where the turning lane starts. It is marked by a white sign that says “Merrywood.”

FROM THE WEST (i.e. Kentucky–be ready for tolls!) Scenic route (highly recommended in nice weather): Follow I-64 E through West Virginia and into Virginia. At Clifton Forge, take exit 27 for US-60 W toward US-220 S/Clifton Forge. Turn right onto US-220 N/US-60 Business W. In 0.5 mile, turn right onto 220 ramp to Iron Gate/Roanoke. Continue onto US-220 S/Botetourt Rd through Iron Gate and Gala. In 12 miles (in the town of Eagle Rock) turn left onto VA-43 S/Narrow Passage Rd. In 16.6 miles turn right onto Main Street and immediately take a sharp left back onto VA-43 S/Parkway Dr. In 4.7 miles turn left onto the ramp to Bedford and then turn left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway/43 S. In 5 miles turn right to exit the Blue Ridge Parkway and stay on 43 S at the Peaks of Otter visitor center. in 7.4 miles turn left onto Rt. 644/Fancy Farm Rd at the Bedford Country Club, . In 3 miles, cross Big Island Highway and continue on rte 671/Centerville Rd. In 2.3 miles turn left onto US-221 N/Forest Rd. In 10 miles turn right onto rte 811/Thomas Jefferson Rd. Our driveway is on the right in 1.3 miles, the first drive after Everett Rd. It is marked by a white sign that says “Merrywood.” Boring Route: Follow I-64 E into West Virginia. At Charleston merge onto I-64 E/I-77 S. In 60 miles keep right at the fork to continue on I-77 S. In 31.6 miles take exit 9 for US-460 toward Princeton/Pearisburg VA. Turn left onto US-460 E. In 56 miles take exit 1A for I-81 N/US-460 E toward Salem/Roanoke. Keep left at fork, continue on Exit 118C US 460 E. In 0.6 miles keep left, follow signs for I-81 N/Salem/Roanoke and merge onto I-81 N. In 24.4 miles, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 143 for I-581/US-220 S toward Airport/Roanoke. In about 5.5 miles, take exit 4E for US-460 E/Orange Ave. Merge onto US-460 E/Orange Ave NW. Continue on 460 E for about 40 miles. Turn left onto Rte 811/Thomas Jefferson Road (at Sheetz and Exxon gas stations). Our driveway is on the left in 4 miles, a little ways after the light for Waterlick rd where the turning lane starts. It is marked by a white sign that says “Merrywood.”

 

 

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