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Gnarly Hops & Barley Fest April 30th THE Culpeper Beer Fest

Need a ride to the Culpeper Beer Fest April 30th
Are you a Beer Fest Lover? Do you need a ride to the Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest on April 30th in Culpeper?  Stay with us […]

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James Madison’s Montpelier Tours

Tours at James Madison’s Montpelier
All Tours are included in Admission Price of $20.00 Purchase tickets from us for $18 and save $2 plus get a 10% discount in the gift shop.
Tips for Touring

Avoid the lines, […]

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Montpelier Wine Festival

Enjoy an afternoon on the beautiful grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier on May 7th or 8th at the  26th Annual Montpelier Wine Festival.

The Montpelier Wine Festival Features Virginia wines, a large selection of specialty foods and other specialty vendors. […]

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Historic Sites around Orange, Virginia


 Steeped in history, this picturesque region boasts an wide assortment of places to visit and activities that will satisfy the most discerning visitor. Make sure to visit some of the areas historic sites during your visit!
Presidential […]

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Recreation for the Wild and the Mild

Orange county offers a wealth of recreation opportunities!

Choose from a guided kayak trip on the Rapidan River, HotAir Balloon Adventure, Skydiving, Horseback Riding, Bull Fighting, or a round of golf at one of our local […]

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10 Wine Tasting Tips for your Virginia Wine Tour

1. Don’t let the fancy jargon and spit bucket intimidate you when on your Virginia Wine Tour. Wine makers and for the most part anyone who works at a winery does so because they are […]

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A Walk in the Woods at Grelen Market


The Market at Grelen now offers 3.9 miles of beautiful trails! Whether you’re in the mood to take a stroll through the meadows and forest, hike to a gorgeous vista overlooking their nursery, or run […]

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Picnic in the Beer Garden

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Chris Greene Dog Beach

Chris Greene Lake
Located just 30 minutes from the Inn on Poplar Hill the Chris Greene Lake Park offers 239 pet and family friendly acres (with 53 water acres and 2 beach acres)
Parks are generally open for […]

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Enjoy a Central Virginia Wine Tour Vacation

The enjoyment of wine is very personal. You don’t have to be an expert–you just need to trust your own taste. Each time you try a new wine, your awareness of the character and subtle […]

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Specialty Tours offered at James Madison’s Montpelier

Montpelier Introduces New Specialty Tours!
Visitors can now enjoy three new specialty tours that will be offered daily and include visits to the mansion, as well as to less traveled locations such as the mansion cellars, […]

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Walking Trails

We invite you to enjoy our 2 miles of walking trails.  This google map will allow you to zoom it to view the over 2 miles of walking trails.  We keep these well mowed, but […]

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Family Reunion

What better way to reconnect as a family than in the comfort of our Virginia Family and pet friendly bed and breakfast.  Gather the family around the campfire and share some good stories.  Come together […]

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Visit one of the Amazing Local Wineries

What  do Innkeepers do during the slow season?
Visit the great local wineries of course.
Living in the heart of Virginia Wine country we face the difficult task of keeping up to date on the local wineries. […]

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Murder Mystery Plots

Select from one of these great Murder Mystery Games, or call to discuss your preferred plot and theme.
‘A St Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery’
6 – 10 Guests

The year is 1929 and Prohibition is at its height. […]

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Old Fashioned Family Fun at a Virginia Bed and Breakfast

Family Friendly Bed and Breakfast
Forty Three  things to do for family fun at the Inn on Poplar Hill a Virginia  Bed and Breakfast.

Draw a picture on the chalk board in the game room
Take off on […]

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Spend the Day Kayaking on the Rapidan River

Enjoy paddling down at the scenic Rapidan river with an experience Kayaking instructor from the Rapidan River Kayak Company.
You will kayak about 4..5 miles downriver through mild rapids and relaxing flats.  With seclude spots to pull […]

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Catch the Biggest Fish

The 2015 Fishing season officially opened at the Inn on Poplar Hill Bed and breakfast this week, when our neighbor caught the first few fish of the year.  It didn’t take him long after he cast […]

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Virginia Wine Touring 101

Whether you are new to wine tasting or a seasoned veteran here are a few tips that will help you make the most of your Virginia Wine Touring experience:

Plan your Virginia Wine Touring adventure.  Map […]

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Behind the Scenes at Monticello

Have you always wanted to go upstairs at Monticello? These exclusive, daytime tours take you behind the scenes: to bedrooms once occupied by members of the Jefferson family on the second floor; to the iconic […]

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Explore the History of Orange Virginia

The Orange County area was first settled in 1714, when Alexander Spotswood (Lt. Governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722) established Germanna as an English frontier settlement for indentured German metalworkers and their families.
In 1734 […]

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Visit the Nichol’s Gallery

Visit the gallery, studio and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols. Nichols’ paintings and silkscreen prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout this country and abroad for over 25 years, most recently […]

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Family Fun 4 Day Adventure

Here is a sample Family Fun Getaway to the Inn on Poplar

Day 1

From Washington DC areas and points North;  Head south on RT 29 from Gainsville.  Keep the kids happy by stopping off  for some […]

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Listen for the Woodcock Migration

The warm weather is bringing our an early migration of Woodcock. Pretty little birds about the size of big robin that use this area of Virginia as a staging ground during their spring and autumn […]