Best known for the Wintergreen Resort, Nelson County is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains just southwest of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Wintergreen, a 10,800 acre resort, provides a wide spectrum of activities throughout the four seasons. With ski slopes, 2 golf courses, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, canoeing, multiple restaurants, shopping, and other amenities, Wintergreen is a major asset to both Nelson and Central Virginia. Other recreational assets in Nelson include hiking along the Appalachian Trail or to the top of Crabtree Falls (the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi) and excellent fishing on the James River. A larger portion of the western part of Nelson is in the George Washington National Forest. Nelson offers an array of outdoor activities, easy access to local vineyards, and spectacular mountain views. Nelson County real estate options range from resort living to private acreage.