Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not on this page, please feel free to call or email us!
Q. What is the elevation at Montebello?
A. The area ranges from 2,700 feet at our campground to over 4,000 feet on adjacent trails.
Q. Can you get cell phone service at your campground?
A. No, we are located in a remote area of Nelson County. Cell service is accessible 2.5 miles from our campground at the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. A landline phone is available in our Country Store during business hours.
Q. Do you have Wi-Fi, cable TV, or satellite service?
A. Wi-Fi and Cable TV are not available in our area. Our full-service cabins have satellite TV service.
Q. What is the largest RV you can accommodate?
A. 40 feet is the largest RV we can accommodate.
Q. What is the best way to get to Montebello?
A. If you are traveling with a camper or RV, we recommend traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway and exiting at milepost 27 using the Route 56 East exit. Turn left and our campground is just 2.5 miles away. Route 56 East and 56 West is a fairly curvy and steep road.
Q. How far away is the closest large grocery store?
A. About 25-30 miles.
Q. How much does it cost to fish in the Fee-Based Trout Ponds?
A. There is no charge for fishing in the Trout Pond, but you have to keep what you catch. The Rainbow Trout are sold by the pound. There is no charge for fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill, and trout in our four-acre campground lake if you are guests of our resort.
Q. Do the campsites have a fire ring?
A. Yes, each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table.
Q. Does your Country Store carry groceries?
A. Yes, our store carries a variety of groceries; canned and dried goods, chips and snacks, drinks, dairy, a small selection of meat and produce as well as flash-frozen trout fillets and beef patties. We also offer a nice selection of local craft beer, cider, and wine. We sell camping, hiking, and fishing supplies, gas, ice, firewood, souvenirs, gifts, homemade goodies, as well as wildlife and lodge decor.
Q. What are the average day/night temperatures?
A. Well, it can vary. Summer months average 85 for highs and 55 for lows. Winter months average 45 for highs and in the teens for lows. However, we have seen it reach below zero in winter, above 90 in the peak summer months, and then snow in April, so you never know up here on the mountain.
Q. Do you have a 50 amp service?
A. Yes, we have a select number of sites with 50 amp service.
Q. Do you allow pets?
A. Yes, we allow pets in the campground. They must be kept on a leash at all times and cleaned up after. We allow pets in two of our cabins, the Lakeview Cabin and the Mt. View Cabin B. A $35 non-refundable pet fee is required, per pet, with these cabin rentals (two pet maximum).
Q. Can we bring our own firewood?
A. The transport of firewood is a primary cause for the spread of certain harmful pests. That is why we ask that you do not bring your own firewood to the campground. Please visit www.DontMoveFirewood.com. Quarantines have been issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to restrict the movement of firewood from pest-affected counties. There have also been federal quarantines in Virginia for three insect pests. Visit the USDA's Hungry Pests webpage for details. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our trees safe!