Most people visit this region to eat great food, sample fine Virginia wines, enjoy the outdoors, explore art galleries and shops, and, of course, relax. Here are some things to do nearby the Foster Harris House B&B. Many businesses in Rappahannock County are closed Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, so please visit the available websites for up-to-date information on business hours and other details.
CASUAL & FINE DINING
Located in the town of Washington, Country Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday except Sunday. Country cuisine, family-oriented, affordable prices, and delicious homemade desserts.
Address: 389A Main Street, Washington, VA | Phone: (540) 675-1066 |
This social gathering place for locals and weekenders features savory food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Indoor dining, outdoor patio and private dining room for groups. Weekends: live music and/or karaoke. Weeknights: darts, chess and trivia. Open late on Friday and Saturday nights. Gluten-free options, free WiFi, dog-friendly. Please call us or see our website for menus and special events. Reservations can be made on line through our website.
Address: PO Box 730, 659 Zachary Taylor Highway Flint Hill VA 22627 | Phone: (540) 675-3227 | Website: griffintavern.com
HOUNDSTOOTH AT GLEN GORDON MANOR
Houndstooth, a fine dining restaurant is the jewel in the crown that is Glen Gordon Manor, and is open for dinner nightly, between 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Each course builds upon the next with a uniquely savory blend of traditional, local, and exotic flavors, crafted to appeal to the eye and palate.
Address: 1482 Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, VA 22640 | Phone: (540) 636-6010 | Website: glengordonmanor.com
INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON
The Inn at Little Washington has become an international culinary shrine. Chef/Proprietor Patrick O’Connell’s approach to cooking pays homage to the tenets of classical French cuisine and reflects a belief in “the cuisine of today” — healthy, eclectic, imaginative, unrestricted by ethnic boundaries. The inn’s 18 bedrooms, suites and cottages are sumptuous hideaways. Awarded five stars by the 2011 Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide); AAA’s Five Diamond Award; Wine Spectator Grand Award; Conde Naste Traveler’s Gold List; Travel & Leisure’s Top 500 Hotels for 2011.
Address: Middle and Main Streets, Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-3800 | Website: theinnatlittlewashington.com
RAPPAHANNOCK PIZZA KITCHEN (RPK)
Delicious bubbling, wood fired pizza, hand formed, carefully topped and skillfully timed to be removed at just the right point. Sourced from neighboring farms, toppings are the starts of the show. Dough is made daily of unleavened bread, toasted crispy, flat bread style in a Mugnaini oven.
Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-9494 | Website: www.rappahannockpizzakitchen.com
THORNTON RIVER GRILLE
An enjoyable dining experience in a beautiful, intimate setting. Located in a historic country store, the grille serves up breakfasts and light lunches on the way to the trails and elegant dinners in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor deck open seasonally. Make dinner reservations online through our website. At intersection of routes 522 and 211.
Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8790 | Website: thorntonrivergrille.com
Three Blacksmith's serves a fixed weekly dinner menu of local, seasonal, handcrafted foods from Rappahannock County, Virginia and nearby. The elegant space with it's open hearth, comfortable seating and lavish wood finishes makes for a cozy, intimate dining experience. With just 16 seats and one seating time, the restaurant is yours for the evening.
Address: 20 Main Street, Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-5105 | Website: threeblacksmiths.com
TULA'S OFF MAIN
Nestled in the middle of Washington, VA, and just a stone's throw from the majestic Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Tula's Off Main. A quaint cafe built on the old adage that there are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met yet.
Address: 311 Gay Street, Washington VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-2223
ARTIFACTS ON MAIN
Classical & Modern Sculpture, Architectural Objects for Home & Garden, Vintage Decor, Upcycled, Unique, One-of-a-Kind, Modern Planters, Outdoor Furniture. Located in the historic town of Little Washington, Virginia, artifacts-on-main was born out of a love & passion for vintage objects, outdoor sculpture and art, and unique architectural elements. Robert and Joanie Ballard travel, search for and handpick each object and sculpture for artifacts-on-main. Here you will discover upcycling, one-of-a-kind finds, re-purposed and re-imagined objects for the garden or home. The shop is situated in an outdoor setting in the center of town on Main Street, across the street from the Ballard's sister-business, r.h. ballard shop & gallery, and one block from the Inn at Little Washington.
Address: 309-A Main Street, Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-1411 | Website: www.artifactsonmain.com
Hours: Open Daily, 10am-6pm, closed Wednesdays
ANTICS & ANTIQUES
Antics and Antiques specializes in fine antique furniture as well as gifts and home décor items. We also showcase many locals artists in watercolor and oil, pottery, hand made split oak baskets, and more. Located in the old Sperryville Schoolhouse with other shops and Pub at the major intersection of 211 and 522.
Address: 12018 Lee Highway, PO Box 9, Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8700 or (571) 215-9672
Hours: Thursday by appointment, Friday through Sunday, 11-5.
ANTIQUES AT MIDDLE STREET
Located adjacent to The Inn at Little Washington, this shop is a conglomeration of beautiful and interesting finds in the world of collectibles. The front room is filled with vintage furniture and other unique pieces, all surrounded by a display of art. Our porcelain collection includes Limoges pieces and pieces from Czechoslovakia, Germany, Japan and England. Displays of Chinese artifacts and depression glass are lighted by delightful lamps peppered among the treasures. The back room holds another treasure trove of goodies including lovely primitives, kitchen collectibles, toys, knickknacks and interesting works of art. To help you walk down memory lane is the ticktock of old clocks, from small to wall clocks.
Address: 325 Middle Street, Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-1103 |
Hours: F-Su & Monday holidays, 10am-6pm
Heritage Hollow Farms sells our own 100% Grassfed & Grass-Finished Beef & Pastured Pork. We also carry local organic-practice-raised chicken and a variety of small-batch artisan foods & drinks (carefully curated and mostly locally produced).
Address: 12018-B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA | Phone: (540) 987-9429 | Website: heritagehollowfarms.net
Hours: Thurs: 11-5, Fri & Sat: 11-5, Sun: 11-5
COPPER FOX ANTIQUES
Copper Fox Antiques has 30,000 square feet of antiques, furniture, books and collectibles. Located off Route 211 at the end of River Lane. Take Water Street from Sperryville to River Lane or Route 1003 off Route 211 to Water Street to River Lane.
Address: PO Box 560, 7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8800 | Website: copperfoxantiques.com
Hours: Hours: daily, 10 am-6 pm
Schoolhouse Antiques is located in the old Schoolhouse building in, Sperryville, VA. Here is where you will find an exquisite collection of vintage and antique furniture. Oriental and Persian rugs line the interior, gracefully illuminated by crystal chandeliers. We have a high end selection at a moderate price. Open Thursday - Monday 10:00 to 6:00 Come see us, we're right next to the Pub.
Address: PO Box 34, 12108 Lee Highway, Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-9750
THE SHOPS @ GINGER HILL ANTIQUES
The Shops are home to 30+ dealers with an eclectic collection of primitives, folk art, furniture, fine art, books, repurposed, mid century modern and of course those odd, unusual items. Open Thursdays- Mondays 10-6 pm during January and February. Open daily March through January 1.
Address: 12625 Lee Highway, Washington VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 987-8440 | Website: gingerhillantiques.com
Stained Glass artist Patricia Brennan is the owner of De'Danann Glassworks, a commission stained glass studio. She works in traditional stained glass techniques and creates detail in her glass by silk screening, etching or hand painting. De'Danann Glassworks is a lovely, relaxing place to come, be inspired and create glass projects. We offers classes in stained glass and mosaics. A one day work shop for small groups on the weekend can be arranged, or you may attend one of the regular classes offered on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. The studio is open by appointment, we look forward to your call. If you're passing through Sperryville, Patricia's work can also be found at Coterie, located on RT. 211 in the School House complex.
Address: PO Box 456, 23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8615 | Website: www.dedanann.net
Hours: The studio is open by appointment.
FAR RIDGE CERAMICS
Far Ridge Ceramics is a small, family-run studio nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Owner/artisan, Libet Henze, creates a wide range of ceramic field, border and accent tiles as well as decorative tile and mosaic panels and an assortment of domestic wares and pet bowls. Each item is completely handmade from start to finish in the studio. We welcome visitors by appointment -- please call or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a time to visit. Visit our Far Ridge Ceramics website or our FarRidgeCeramics shop on Etsy.com for a sampling of our unique ceramic creations.
Address: 164 Bunker Hill Lane, Castleton, VA 22716 | Phone: 540 937 5605 | Website: farridgeceramics.com
Hours: By appointment or special event.
GLASSWORKS GALLERY/OLDWAY ART CENTER
The largest, most unusual gallery in the area, with unique, top-quality local artwork and gifts — hand-blown art glass, exquisite ceramics, striking jewelry, stained glass, fine sculpture, woodwork, metalwork and many one-of-a-kind pieces. We make most of the products we sell on the property. Our 25th year in business. Glass-blowing classes by appointment. We also fill propane tanks. Look for our red swinging bridge one mile west of Sperryville. Visit our online store at the address below.
Address: PO Box 219, 11774 Lee Hwy Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8474 | Website: glassworksgallery.com
Hours: Th-Tu, 10:30 am-5 pm
HALEY FINE ART
Fine art, jewelry and sculpture from the region's foremost artists. Revolving shows, group exhibits and demonstrations. Collectors welcome.
Address: 42 Main Street Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-1000 | Website: haleyfineart.com
Hours: Th-M, 10 am-6 pm
HUGHES RIVER TRADING COMPANY
Hughes River Trading Co. is the studio and gallery of Sperryville printmaker and artist Margaret Rogers, whose intaglio etchings, engravings and illustrations are on display at the family coffee business, where Maggie's studio is tucked behind the roastery.
Address: 11836 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740 | Website: hughesrivertrading.com
Hours: By appointment
JUBA MOUNTAIN POTTERY
In her studio and showroom at Juba Mountain Pottery, Susan Dienelt makes and sells elegant but still very functional stoneware pots to be used in the kitchen, at the table and around the home. Her pots are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. They are fired in a very hot gas kiln in which salt is added toward the end of the firing. The interaction of the salt, the heat and the clay form a special patina, making certain that no two pots look exactly alike. Come see her pots and where they are made with a beautiful view of Old Rag Mountain. Check website for directions and more information.
Address: 96 Juba Mountain Lane Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8041 | Website: jubamountainpottery.com
Hours: by appointment; please call or email
MIDDLE STREET GALLERY
The Middle Street Gallery is a regional, nonprofit, artists' cooperative and gallery. Our 21 members include highly acclaimed painters, sculptors, photographers and workers in multimedia. Our mission is to support quality and innovation in the arts. Please check our website for information about our monthly shows and meet-the-artist receptions.
Address: 325A Main Street, Little Washington, VA | Phone: (540) 987-9330 | Website: middlestreetgallery.org
Hours: F-Su, 10am-5pm
MOLLY PETERSON, PHOTOGRAPHER
Molly M. Peterson is an award-winning and published professional photographer based in Sperryville with travel available world-wide. Molly is the former director of photography for three regional publications, and is a contributor to four cookbooks. Molly is available for custom photography: portraits, editorial, weddings, and births all documented in a naturally-lit, photo-journalistic style. More information available on her websites.
Address: 12018B Lee Highway Sperryville VA 22740 | Phone: 540 987 9429 | Website: www.mollympeterson.com
MULLANY ART STUDIOS | THE STUDIO SCHOOL
Open since 2012 in a converted Flint Hill apple packing shed, Mullany Art Studios also operates the Studio School, with art and crafting classes and workshops for adults and youths. Mullany Art Studios celebrates 28 years in the fine and decorative art business. Tom and Kerrie Mullany, both 1985 graduates of the Corcoran School of Fine Art, have exhibited and sold fine and decorative works, working with galleries, art consultants, interior designers and individual clients on projects ranging from restaurant murals and decorator showhouses to custom-painted finishes and decorations. Painter, sculptor, muralist and cartoonist Tom Mullany exhibits his work locally at R.H. Ballard Art, Rug & Home in Washington and Haley Fine Art in Sperryville.
Address: 714 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA 22627 | Phone: (540) 878-3687 | Website: mullanyartstudios.wordpress.com
OLD RAG PHOTOGRAPHY
Old Rag Photography Gallery is a cooperative of six photographers from diverse backgrounds with individual specialties. Members include Jason Howard, Joyce Harman, Bette Hileman, Ray Boc, Geoff Archer and Francie Schroeder. We offer fine quality prints, classes and photographic services. You can find us in River District Arts, Sperryville, Va.
Address: 3 River Lane Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-9706
PETER KRAMER, FURNITURE MAKER
Peter Kramer invests his furniture with a very special charm. He has been a designer/craftsman for more than 50 years
Address: PO 232, 311 Gay Street Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675 3625 | Website: www.peterkramer.com
Hours: daily by appointment
R.H. BALLARD ART, RUG & HOME
Southern Living magazine voted this unique shop and gallery one of "TOP 50 SHOPS IN THE SOUTH." French jacquard tablecloths, fine gifts, art, Oriental rugs. Located in the heart of historic Washington, VA.
Address: 307 Main St Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-1411 | Website: rhballard.com
Hours: Daily, 10 am-6 pm
RAPPAHANNOCK ASSOCIATION FOR ARTS & THE COMMUNITY
RAAC is a nonprofit community organization. Our mission is to create the opportunity for all residents of Rappahannock County to enrich their lives through exposure to the arts. RAAC promotes a sense of community through programs, November's popular annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour and other arts events, cinema, workshops, theater, speakers, concerts, school events and other activities that enhance our communal and artistic well-being.
Address: 310 Gay Street, Washington VA 22747 | Phone: )540) 675-2205 | Website: raac.org
RIVER DISTRICT ARTS
River District Arts (RDA) is a vibrant creative community with 10 artist studios, an artisan market and two exhibiting galleries featuring local and regional art. Visit with more than a dozen artists working in a wide variety of media and styles including oil, watercolor, photography, ceramics and collage. RDA is located in Sperryville's River District. It is housed in a beautifully restored post-and-beam apple packing facility from the 1930s, with touches of sophisticated, modern interior architecture combined with rustic wood floors and sliding stable doors. Once your car is parked, you can also visit Middle Street Gallery, Copper Fox Antiques and Copper Fox Distillery, our River District neighbors. Accessible.
Address: Sperryville, VA | Phone: (703) 789-0124
Hours: Th-F, 11 am-8 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-8 pm | Rates: Public invited. No admission fee.
GENEVA WELCH GALLERY
Geneva is a nationally known artist specializing in watercolor and oil paintings of animals and landscapes. The gallery on Main Street in Washington also features handmade jewelry, note cards, hand-painted tiles and ornaments.
Address: 341 Main St, Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-3332
Hours: Th-Sa & M, 11 am-6 pm; Su, Noon-6 pm
A great shop for pottery and unique, locally made, gifts! Suzanne Zylonis, resident potter, will work with you on a custom commission, or teach you — or your group — the fine art of throwing a clay vessel of your own!
Address: 42 Main Street, Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-1000
Hours: 10 am-6 pm Daily; Closed Tu-W
A concert amid the spectacular surroundings of Castleton Farms — whether in the state-of-the-art intimacy of the Castleton Theatre House year-round, or the 650-seat Festival Theatre during Castleton's summer music and opera festival — is a unique experience. The property and acoustically superb performance spaces are jewels created by artistic directors Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel to nurture performers and audience alike. First presented in 2009, the annual Castleton Festival presents fully staged operas, symphonic concerts, recitals, chamber music and open master classes. With performances beginning in late June and running through July at Castleton Farms and other locations both within and outside Rappahannock County, this festival attracts best young talent from around the world to study, collaborate and perform in a bucolic country setting. Advance tickets and information available at castletonfestival.org.
Address: 7 Castleton Meadows Lane Castleton, VA 22716 | Phone: (703) 403-7172 | Website: castletonfestival.org
Hours: by performance | Rates: by performance
THEATRE AT WASHINGTON VIRGINIA
The Theatre presents professional concerts: piano recitals, classical, jazz, chamber music, bluegrass, Celtic music -- and occasional theatrical performances. Please visit our website for more information on upcoming performances or visit the Calendar of Events page on this site.
Address: 291 Gay Street, PO Box 322 Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-1253 | Website: www.theatrewashingtonva.com
Hours: by performance | Rates: by performance
RAAC is a nonprofit community organization. Our mission is to create the opportunity for all residents of Rappahannock County, Virginia, to enrich their lives through exposure to the arts. RAAC promotes a sense of community through programs, arts events, cinema, workshops, theater, speakers, concerts, school events, and other activities that enhance our communal and artistic well being.
Address : PO Box 24, Washington, VA 22747-0024 | Phone: 800-695-6075 | Website: www.raac.org
COPPER FOX DISTILLERY
Home of Wasmund's Single Malt Whiskey. The only distillery in North America malting its own barley. Come see how the combination of tradition and creativity make your new favorite whiskey.
Address: 9 River Lane Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8554 | Website: copperfox.biz
Slip away to the quiet, beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County, only an hour's drive from Northern Virginia, and feel like one of "La Famiglia" at this family-owned and -operated winery. Relax with fine wines crafted from small lots of hand-picked grapes, artisan cheeses and Italian sausages in an Italian-inspired tasting room or on the expansive deck overlooking the gardens, the vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours of the wine cellar are available by appointment. Gadino Cellars also has two regulation size bocce ball courts for customers to use when they visit the winery tasting room. Join the latest craze with this fun Italian game. Bocce ball sets can be checked out by anyone 21 or older at the tasting bar to add a new dimension to your wine tasting experience. Gadino Cellars... Taste the Tradition!
Address: 92 School House Rd Washington VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 987-9292 | Website: gadinocellars.com
GRAY GHOST VINEYARDS
Gray Ghost Vineyards is Rappahannock County's oldest winery. Family-owned and -operated winery producing internationally acclaimed wines from immaculate vineyards. Enjoy southern hospitality, a knowledgeable staff, beautiful picnic grounds and spacious indoor facilities. Experience famous winery events, entertaining tours and the most popular volunteer harvest program in Virginia! Named "Best of the East" four consecutive years by Vineyard and Winery Management magazine.
Address: 14706 Lee Highway Amissville, VA 20106 | Phone: (540) 937-4869 | Website: www.grayghostvineyards.com
Magnolia Vineyards, located in scenic and beautiful Amissville, Va, is officially Virgina's 251st Winery. Their first planting, consisting of 3 acres, occurred in 2009 with the first harvest 3 seasons later in 2011 producing a limited run of 100 cases. They offer a carefully selected variety of Olde World wines prepared in classic European style while endeavoring to adhere to modern sustainable agricultural practices.
Address: 200 Viewtown Road Amissville, VA 20106 | Phone: (703) 785-8180 | Website: magnoliavineyards.com
Established in 2001, Narmada Winery boasts 51 acres of beautiful rolling countryside. Wanting to bring something unique to the region, owners Pandit and Sudha Patil invite you to "Taste Virginia, Experience India." The tasting room offers a variety of small-plate Indian food pairings and traditional light American fare on weekends, all complemented by handcrafted Virginia wines. Narmada is a family- and pet-friendly establishment and welcomes groups of all sizes to enjoy the cozy fireplace, deck and comfortable outdoor seating. The facility also is equipped to entertain large parties such as weddings, private events, and much more.
Address: 43 Narmada Lane Amissville, VA 20106 | Phone: (540) 937-8215 | Website: narmadawinery.com
PEN DRUID BREWING
The three musician brothers Lain, Van and Jennings Carney created Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville. The brothers will be brewing beer like their approach to music… outside of the mainstream, favoring the weird over the mundane and the nuanced over the obvious. Using as many local ingredients as possible, they hope to capture the spirit of Virginia in their beers.
Address: 7 River Lane Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-5064 | Website: www.pendruid.com
HOPKINS ORDINARY ALE WORKS
Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works is proud to brew small batch craft beer in the cellar of the Bed and Breakfast. Our beers are made with local barley that is malted by our neighbors at Copper Fox Distillery, and feature local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible, such as hops, honey, fruit, and herbs.
Address:47 Main Street Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-3383 | Website: www.hopkinsordinary.com
Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, we moved our family's winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia's hunt country, in Rappahannock County. Here in Virginia we continue to create rich and elegant wines dedicated to the winegrower's art. Open daily year-round since 2001, we have established ourselves as a leader at the forefront of the Virginia wine industry. Our experienced wine-making team, coupled with careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar, is producing exquisite, internationally recognized wines.
Address: 14437 Hume Rd Huntly VA 22640 | Phone: (540) 635-9398 | Website: www.rcellars.com
TOLL GATE FARM & VINEYARDS
Dating from the mid-18th century, Toll Gate Farm derives its name from a toll station along the old Richmond Road (now Ben Venue Road). The oldest part is the log cabin that is visible today. It was the kitchen cabin dating to 1750. The original main cabin burned down and was replaced with a log/stone house before a Maryland family bought the property in 1807. In the mid-1970s, the two cabins were connected by an addition, forming the house that stands today.
Toll Gate Farm has witnessed its share of history. General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate troops withdrew from Gettysburg along Richmond Road. And Toll Gate Farm was a popular stop as a speakeasy during prohibition when corn was more profitable as moonshine than as cattle or human food. Finally, it became part of Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry in 2000 when Bill Freitag and Patty Hardee acquired the farm and planted their first grapes. We now have a total of six acres in vines. We grow four varieties of vinifera grapes: Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Grigio. We supply high quality wine grapes to many of the wineries in northern Virginia.
Address: 423 Ben Venue Rd Flint Hill, VA 22627 | Phone: (540) 675-2506 | Website: tollgatefarm.com
Ducard Vineyards have been growing grapes for the past decade at their property, nestled at the eastern edge of the Shenandoah National Park in the shadow of Old Rag Mountain and White Oak Canyon. They are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus Monday holidays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Group tours may be arranged by advance appointment and will include an up-close review of vineyard operations and a tasting of their wines.
Address: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison County), VA 22719 | Phone: (540) 923-4206 | Website: www.ducardvineyards.com
LITTLE WASHINGTON WINERY & VINEYARDS
Tucked into the sweet spot of Virginia wine country on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Little Washington Winery is near Washington, VA, the town that George Washington laid out in 1749. The panoramic vistas are incredible here . . . and the wine is pretty good too! Virginia Wine Lover Magazine, in its March 2013 issue, named Little Washington Winery the #2 winery in Virginia for picnics. The magazine also named our red blend, affectionately named "George," as the #1 red wine in Virginia and our "Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay" as the #3 white wine in Virginia. Come enjoy award-winning wine and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a picnic on our panoramic deck. Or, relax in the shade of our backyard forest on our shade deck. We have picnic fare and hiking provisions available for purchase on site. Check our website weekly for events and wine offerings.
Address: 72 Christmas Tree Lane Washington, VA | Phone: (540) 987-8330 | Website: littlewashingtonwinery.com
Located in the lush Blue Ridge Mountain foothills at the center of Reality Farm, Quievremont vineyard is the latest addition to the farm established circa 1753. The wine’s name derives from old French meaning goat hill, and is appropriate to the vineyard’s setting amidst the farm’s cattle and goat herds. The vines enjoy an ideal micro-climate, with plenty of sunshine, gentle breezes and fine soils, producing grapes that yield memorable wines with unique characteristics.
Address: 115 Reality Farm Lane Washington, VA | Phone: (540) 987-3192 | Website: quievremont.com
Hours: By Appointment Only
SHARP ROCK VINEYARDS
Sharp Rock Vineyards, located on the Hughes River at the foot of Old Rag Mountain, is one of the most beautiful vineyard locations in Virginia. Taste our wines, meander through the vineyards, meet our dogs, settle in at a picnic table or hammock, absorb the exceptional scenery, and sample our gourmet cheeses, bread, and summer sausage (or your picnic lunch). Our tasting room is open Friday-Sunday year-round and on Monday holidays (in October) and by by appointment. Visit our online wineshop year-round to order wine to be shipped directly to you. Explore our website to learn more about our history, award-winning wines, popular dogs, charming bed and breakfast cottages and more.
Address: 5 Sharp Rock Road, Sperryville, VA 22740 | Phone: (540) 987-8020 | Website: sharprockvineyards.com
RAGGED MOUNTAIN RESOURCE CENTER
Ragged Mountain Resource Center, with Hunt Harris at the helm, is a non-profit, community oriented organization focusing on sustainability of the Rappahannock River Watershed and neighboring bio-regions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chesapeake Bay...based in Rappahannock County, Virginia, we help coordinate educational and recreational activities such as hikes, water monitoring and similar natural history projects, environmentally balanced living practices, and provide general information about the region. Mr. Harris is also a former professional tennis player and is available for private individual or group instruction at the tennis courts located at the Rappahannock County Park.
Address: PO Box 141, Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 987-8888 or (540) 522-5531 |
SHENANDOAH MOUNTAIN GUIDES
Shenandoah Mountain Guides operates extensively in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia and Maryland as well as the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Formerly known as the Teamlink Mountain Sports Center, the staff maintains teaching and practical expertise in a broad spectrum of outdoor activities, including canoeing, backpacking, orienteering, survival/outdoor skills, mountain biking, outdoor leadership, rock climbing and environmental awareness. SMG is a permitted and licensed guiding/educational service provider for Shenandoah National Park; the company's founder, Andy Nichols, grew up in Rappahannock and is familiar with its best-kept natural secrets.
Address: 8848 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702 | Phone: (866) 455-8672 | Website: teamlinkinc.com/shenandoah
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Shenandoah — a wilderness oasis in the busy East. Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, it's hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation's capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah's past or just relax in the wonder of the wilderness. From Rappahannock County, proceed west on U.S. 211 seven miles from the village of Sperryville to the Thornton Gap entrance to Skyline Drive, or come into the park by way of trails located on the eastern slopes of Rappahannock County at designated trailhead entry points.
Address: 3655 Lee Hwy., Luray, VA 22835 | Phone: (540) 999-3500, Emergency 800-732-0911 | Website: nps.gov/shen
THORNTON HILL FORT VALLEY HOUNDS
Sponsor of the early spring Point-to-Point Races at the Thornton Hill Racecourse in Sperryville, which includes a full day of timber, hurdle and flat racing, as well as the hound race, at one of Virginia’s most beautiful racecourses in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer a variety of reserved parking as well as tent packages for companies or individuals who want an exciting and unique way to watch the races and entertain clients or friends.
Address: 4137 Sperryville Pike Sperryville, VA | Phone: (540) 987-8338
LITTLE WASHINGTON SPA
Little Washington Spa is located in the historic village of Washington, Virginia. Spa offerings include a variety of massage, manicures and pedicures, skincare treatments, energy healing, reflexology and more.
Address: 261 Main St Washington, VA 22747 | Phone: (540) 675-1031 | Website: http://littlewashingtonspa.com/