From the Almanac

Unwind and rejuvenate in the countryside

February 15, 2023

Rappahannock County, Virginia, is a picturesque destination located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for its rolling hills, stunning vistas, and charming small towns, it's the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend with your significant other. In this blog, we'll provide you with specific recommendations on how to make the most of your romantic getaway in Rappahannock County.

  1. Stay in a cozy bed and breakfast - One of the best ways to experience Rappahannock County is to stay in a cozy bed and breakfast. There are several options to choose from.  Our own Cool Country cottages are always a great choice. Another standout option is the Foster Harris House, a historic inn. Both offer luxurious accommodations in a beautiful setting, with uniquely decorated rooms, plush bedding, fireplaces and more.
  2. Explore the great outdoors - Rappahannock County is known for its beautiful natural scenery, and there are plenty of ways to explore it with your partner. Take a scenic drive along the Skyline Drive, hike the trails in Shenandoah National Park, or go horseback riding at a local stable. For a truly unique experience, take a hot air balloon ride and see the stunning landscape from above.
  3. Enjoy the local cuisine - Rappahannock County is home to some amazing restaurants that feature locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table cuisine. One standout is the Inn at Little Washington, which has earned three Michelin stars for its exceptional dining experience. For a more casual option, check out Headmaster's Pub, which offers delicious pub fare and craft beer in a cozy atmosphere.
  4. Visit local wineries and breweries - Rappahannock County is home to several wineries and breweries, making it the perfect place to enjoy a romantic tasting experience. Visit Gadino Cellars to try their award-winning wines and enjoy the beautiful views from their tasting room. For beer lovers, head to Pen Druid Brewing, which specializes in wild-fermented and barrel-aged beers.
  5. Take a romantic stroll - There are plenty of opportunities for a romantic stroll in Rappahannock County. Visit the historic town of Washington and wander the streets, admiring the quaint shops and beautiful architecture. Take a walk through the gardens at the Inn at Little Washington or hike to the top of Old Rag Mountain for stunning views.

A romantic weekend in Rappahannock County, Virginia, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, delicious food and drink, and charming small towns. By following these recommendations, you'll be sure to have a memorable and romantic getaway with your significant other.

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