VCCA at Mt. San Angelo
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, Virginia 24521
Please let us know your time of arrival and pertinent travel information one week in advance.
Have more questions? See Frequently Asked Questions about Residencies at Mt. San Angelo
Airports closest to VCCA are Lynchburg, Virginia (approx. 24 miles away), Charlottesville, Virginia (approx. 60 miles away), Roanoke, Virginia (approx. 74 miles away) and Richmond, Virginia (approx. 120 miles away).
By Train or Bus
Take Amtrak or Greyhound to Lynchburg, Virginia. Fellows traveling by train or bus are responsible for their transportation to VCCA from the Amtrak and Greyhound stations are in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Virginia Breeze Bus Lines is an intercity bus service that connects communities across the Commonwealth through four routes. Stops along the Piedmont Express (Danville — Washington, D.C.) include Amherst, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Dulles International Airport.
Tabb’s Cab – owned and operated by former VCCA employee. We recommend calling Tabb’s Cab to schedule your pick-up as soon as you have made your travel arrangements.
From points north of Washington, D.C., take the Beltway (I-495) toward Silver Spring to I-66. Take Interstate 66 West out of Washington, D.C., to Route 29 South at Gainesville (Exit 43A). Take Route 29 South; bypass Warrenton, Culpeper and Charlottesville. At Amherst, take the 29 Business South/Madison Heights exit. This is also the exit for Sweet Briar College. You will merge onto Business 29 South. The VCCA entrance, San Angelo Drive, is the first left after your pass the Sweet Briar College entrance on the right.
From points south of Virginia, take Route 29 North. Follow the 29 North/Charlottesville signs closely as you approach – and bypass – Lynchburg. Cross the James River and then take the third exit for 29 North Business/Amherst. This is also the exit for Sweet Briar College. Turn left at the stop sign, onto 29 South Business. The entrance to VCCA, San Angelo Drive, is on your left, about one-half mile after you pass the entrance to Sweet Briar College on the right.
If you are arriving during inclement weather, we suggest using the back entrance to VCCA.
From the South: Take US-29 North towards Lynchburg, Virginia. Once you reach Lynchburg, oontinue on US-29 BUS N/Wards Road. Take the US-501 S/US-29 N exit, just after River Ridge Mall. Continue North into Amherst County for about 15 miles. Turn right onto N. Coolwell Road (Rt. 663), and then turn left onto Stage Road (Rt. 661). The entrance to VCCA will be about 1 mile down on your left. As you enter the VCCA the studio barn complex will be on your right. Drive past the barn and the office (on your left) and you will wind your way around to the Fellows Residence on your left.
From the North: After entering Amherst County, take the US-29 BUS S/Madison Heights exit. Continue about 1.5 miles then turn left onto N. Coolwell Road (Rt. 663), and then turn left onto Stage Road (Rt. 661). The entrance to VCCA will be about 1 mile down on your left. As you enter the VCCA the studio barn complex will be on your right. Drive past the barn and the office (on your left) and you will wind your way around to the Fellows Residence on your left.
Lyft and Uber
Amherst and Lynchburg have Lyft and Uber services. Use those apps to contact potential rides.