45th Annual

Dave Jackman Fall Color Tour

Oct. 25-29, 2020

The Fall Color Tour will be based at the Mimslyn hotel, which is a 1932 Motor Hotel in Luray, VA, that has been completely restored. Due to the pandemic, we will stay in only one hotel for the duration of the event. We will arrive on Sunday evening October 25th and stay through Thursday evening October 29th.


We will be repeating the the tour we completed years ago. When we arrived at Antietam we discovered we were in the middle of Obama's shutdown of the parks. We were not able to go in the museums as they were all closed due to the pandemic.


Our drives will be around 200 miles per day. We will be driving to Antietam in Maryland and that is approximately 80 miles one way. It is beautiful country and you will be going through Winchester Virginia which has a lot of Civil War history. On Tuesday we will be proceeding East to Manassas Springs National Park and Chancellorsville. This will be approximately 70 miles. On Wednesday, you will be on your own. There are plenty of things to do including Luray Caverns and the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive. There are other mountain roads less traveled that would have beautiful scenery. Thursday will be our longest drive. It is a hundred and thirty miles to Appomattox Court House for the surrender of Lee.


The hotel arrangments are that you may stay in your choice of room with a rate discount of 25% from the regular rate. With your discount, the cheapest rate room would be $116 per night. The price will go up from their depending on your choice of room. We will be required to buy meal tickets for the dining hall and then call in reservations for seating. We will be unable to eat as a group due to the distancing requirements. There are no reservation forms and it will be your responsibility to call the Mimslyn Inn Direct to make your reservations. Be sure to tell them that you are part of the Ohio fall color tour so that you will receive the deeply discounted rates. The phone number for the mimslyn desk is: 540-743-5106. Do not call the 800 number. If you want more information on the Mimslyn, go to its website (mimslyninn.com). There are some 150 beautiful views of the property.


If you have any questions or comments please contact Dave Jackman.