The prime location of our Virginia wine country bed and breakfast in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills provides boundless opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of central Virginia and the area’s many hidden treasures.
A day of exploring might include time at nearby Montpelier, home of President James and Dolley Madison, or tours of one of the many nearby Civil War battlefields. We are within 10 miles of historic, revitalized downtown Culpeper and 8 miles of quaint Orange, both with many great locally-owned shops and restaurants, and historic landmarks.
And no trip to central Virginia, a region nationally noted as one of the Top 10 wine producing areas in the world, would be complete without visits to the numerous award-winning wineries that abound and surround our Virginia inn.
Make the planning easy and customize your stay with our specials and packages.
Three great destinations in one historic state. Virginia’s most honored winery, creative Northern Italian dining, and Historic Landmark Ruins designed by Thomas Jefferson.
Wine tasting fee of $4 per person includes souvenir glass.
Reynard Florence Vineyard
A relative newcomer to Virginia wine, but not to Virginia, Reynard Florence is a one of a kind family farm vineyard, prioritizing quality and a personal touch. Winemaker/consultant is renowned Virginia wine pioneer Michael Shaps.
Horton Cellars Winery
Taste naturally acclaimed wines in our old-world Tudor winery. Over 30 wines include Marsanne, Viognier, Petite Manseng, Chardonnay, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Malbec, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Pear, Peach, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, and Blackberry.
Nestled at the eastern edge of the Shenandoah National Park in the shadow of Old Rag Mountain and White Oak Canyon, Ducard Vineyards is best described as a “hobby gone wild.” Open to the public, with a gorgeous new tasting room at the vineyard site. This winery is pet-friendly.
Fees: Tasting: $5/person; waived with 2 bottle purchase.
Early Mountain Vineyards
This Madison County winery is conveniently located the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail. In addition to Early Mountain’s estate produced wines, there is a curated selection of the best Virginia wines from other wineries, along with rotating featured selections.
Fees: Call or check website for details.
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Gray Ghost produces internationally acclaimed wine from immaculate vineyards. Enjoy southern hospitality and beautiful picnic facilities. Gray Ghost offers the original and most popular harvest program in the state.
Food: Light Fare
Old House Vineyards
Located near historic Culpeper, Old House offers tasting of award-winning wines in a renovated 1820’s farmhouse. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views.
Food: Light Fare
Prince Michel & Rapidan River Vineyards
Prince Michel is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers tours of the facility, samples of their award-winning wines in the extensive wine and gift shop, and a restaurant featuring Wine Country cuisine.
Cedar Mountain Battlefield – 6 miles north of the Inn on James Madison Hwy. (US 15); site of Aug. 9, 1962 defeat of Gen. Pope by Stonewall Jackson; fighting actually started at what is now the entrance of the Inn at Meander Plantation.
Brandy Station Battlefield and Graffiti House – North-east of Culpeper. Site of the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War; encompasses over 15 miles of terrain.
Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum – Gordonsville. Civil War medical museum and history of Gordonsville as a railroad town.
Wilderness Civil War Battlefield – Orange County. Site of first Lee vs. Grant encounter; bloodiest and most decisive campaign of the Civil War.
Monticello, the House
Arts Center in Orange – 129 E. Main St., Orange. Vibrant community arts center.
Museum of Culpeper History – 113 S. Commerce St. Includes 215 million year old dinosaur tracks, largest number of tracks found at single site in US.
Montpelier – Orange, VA Home of James & Dolley Madison. Hunt Races – first Sat. of Nov.. Quarterly “Big Woods Walk” Daily tours, frequent special events call (540) 672-2728
Monticello – SE of Charlottesville. Home of Thomas Jefferson. Daily tours with garden tours in season call (434) 984-9800
Old Rag Mountain – Madison County (Shenandoah National Park). Popular hiking destination; exposed rock summit elevation of 3,291 feet.
Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive of Blue Ridge Mountains – National scenic byway known for year-round spectacular panoramic views, hiking and wildlife.