Inn on Poplar Hill

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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 all the way to James Madison’s Montpelier Trail System (9+ miles total),

Grelen has something for everyone: A great sandwich shop, […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Adventures, Things to Do, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Walk in the Woods at Grelen Market

Peach Bourbon French Toast

This is a great french toast recipe to take advantage of the fresh local peaches
We have several pick your own peach orchards in the area.  Carter Mountain and Grelen Nursery.  Both offer excellent views of the blue ridge mountains.


7 large eggs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup ½ & ½ cream
¼ cup white peach puree
1 teaspoon bourbon
8 […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Recipe, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Peach Bourbon French Toast

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Looking for a special treat perfect to showcase freshly picked summer berries?  These always get top reviews from guests.
This recipe makes 12 average sized cupcakes.  You can also make these in a mini or maxy size, just adjust the baking time accordingly.  If fresh berries are not in season substitute a tablespoon of berry preserves […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Recipe|Comments Off on Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Edible Food Fest Orange

Sorry you missed the third annual Edible Food Fest, Orange Virginia on August 8, 2015, hosted by the Orange Downtown Alliance and edible Blue Ridge Magazine, is a family-oriented educational event, dedicated to strengthening relationships between small-scale producers and consumers.

Everyone had fun enjoying  the Children’s activities, workshops for adults, tastings, and music.   All part of […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Things to Do|Comments Off on Edible Food Fest Orange

Beat the Heat Summer Specials

Enjoy great discounts this summer.
Summer Special rates in effect through August. Stay multiple nights and save more! Just use our secure reservation system to  see the rates based on  the dates and length of your stay. Stay 3 nights and save an additional $10 per night, stay 4 nights and save $20 per night! 

We can […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Specials|Comments Off on Beat the Heat Summer Specials

Corn Fritters


½ cup cornmeal
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
½ teaspoon baking powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup buttermilk, well shaken
1 large egg
1 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 ½ cups corn kernels (if using frozen, thaw)
2 tablespoons canola oil, for frying


1. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Recipe|Comments Off on Corn Fritters

Bed Breakfast and Beer Garden

Bed Breakfast and Beer Garden!
Our Private Beer Garden under the shade of our ancient Poplar Tree is available for your private event.  Select from excellent local caterers and BYOCB.  Sunday afternoon parties for up to 50 friends $500.

We will be launching a KickStart Campaign this fall to raise money to plant several varieties of Hops, a […]

By |August 10th, 2014|Adventures, Grounds, Things to Do, Weddings & Events|Comments Off on Bed Breakfast and Beer Garden

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 daylight hours all year. Specific hours for each park are posted at park entrance.

SWIMMING – Take the kids for a […]

By |July 11th, 2014|Adventures, Things to Do|Comments Off on Chris Greene Dog Beach

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 differences will be expanded. Tasting wine is like a sport: the more you practice, the better you become.  Learning the […]

By |July 4th, 2014|Recreation, Things to Do, Wineries|Comments Off on Enjoy a Central Virginia Wine Tour Vacation

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, Mr. Madison’s Temple, and Montpelier’s special collection galleris. Discover a new Montpelier today!

General admission ticket price for the Signature tour […]

By |April 4th, 2014|Historic Sites, Specials, Things to Do, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Specialty Tours offered at James Madison’s Montpelier