As winter weather begins to set in and snow falls gently outside of your window, you may be wishing for warmer days. Warm up by the fireside in one of Harrisonburg’s many restaurants, breweries, or inns, where you can drink, dine, or relax in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. 


For a memorable weekend stay or romantic dinner by the fireside, make a reservation at the Joshua Wilton House, a classically restored Victorian home, inn, and restaurant. The dining tables are situated just feet from the hearth, adding to the romantic atmosphere and warm ambiance of this space. Carefully curated menu selections and specialty cocktails provide an unrivaled culinary experience to both visitors and guests staying at the inn.

If you are seeking an intimate dining experience with unforgettable views, take a short elevator ride to The Ridge Room, a rooftop tavern at the top of Hyatt Place Harrisonburg. A wide fireplace is positioned at the center of the tavern’s dynamic gathering space, where padded leather sofas, woolen throws, and hanging lanterns emulate the feel of a cozy, contemporary winter cabin. As the sun begins to set, look out onto the tavern’s veranda to see dazzling orange and red hues contrast beautifully with the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains.

To enjoy a more relaxed evening by the fireside, sit back with a glass of freshly brewed craft beer at Pale Fire Brewing Co., a brewery and taproom in downtown Harrisonburg. As you are sipping on your pint of beer, grab a book from the brewery’s free little library or place a vintage record on the turntable. The atmosphere of this laid back taproom and the comfort of a warm fire will make you feel like you’ve settled into your own living room!