Inn on Poplar Hill

278 Caroline Street Orange, VA 22960 540-672-6840


Well behaved, supervised children are welcome. We have a large selection of games and other distractions to keep them busy. We do ask that you let us know in advance if you plan on bringing young ones with you. The Magnolia room is the best choice for a family room. It has a King Bed and a matching twin with a hidden trundle bed. We charge $25 per night for each additional guest. Please note, unsupervised children will be given a cookie and a free kitten.

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Summer Special 3 Nights for the Price of 2

Stay with us three nights during the months of June, July & August for three nights and only pay  for two.  This special is not valid for our 20% off last minute rate or private events. This Special rate requires a prepaid reservation!  So please call us and mention prepaid 3 for 2   Cancellation […]

By |April 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Special 3 Nights for the Price of 2

Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Peanut Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Peanut Cookies

1 package Gluten Free Pantry Decadent chocolate cake mix
½ cup butter flavored Crisco
¼ cup soft butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup peanut butter
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup unsalted peanuts

Cream the Crisco, butter, peanut butter, eggs and sugar together. Stir in the cake mix. Until well blended. Fold in the peanuts.
Chill batter
Drop on lined […]

By |April 5th, 2012|Recipe|Comments Off on Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Peanut Cookies

Planning a Wine Tasting Tour along the Monticello Wine Trail

Tips for planning a Virginia wine tasting tour.

New to the sport of wine touring Here are my top ten recommendations for planning a successful Virginia Wine Tour

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

By |March 31st, 2012|Adventures, Things to Do, Wineries|Comments Off on Planning a Wine Tasting Tour along the Monticello Wine Trail

Five Steps to Wine Tasting – Plan a Central Virginia Wine Tour Vacation

Five Simple Steps to Tasting Wine
Here is some sound advice for tasting wine while on your Central Virginia Wine Tour.  Information about planning your tour.
1. Look
The first step is to hold the glass by the stem and look through the wine against a white background to appreciate the true color. The wine should be bright […]

By |March 26th, 2012|Wineries|Comments Off on Five Steps to Wine Tasting – Plan a Central Virginia Wine Tour Vacation

Virginia Wine Touring 101

Virginia Wine Touring Tips
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 out your route, check the wineries schedule, make appointments with smaller facilities, pack a picnic lunch, and […]

By |March 26th, 2012|Things to Do, Wineries|Comments Off on Virginia Wine Touring 101

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 Dome Room on the third floor; and to the new, interactive “Crossroads” exhibition under the house. You’ll see unique interior […]

By |March 17th, 2012|Adventures, Historic Sites, Things to Do, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at Monticello

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 the county was established and named in honor of William, Prince of Orange, and husband of Anne, Princess Royal of […]

By |March 17th, 2012|Historic Sites, Things to Do|Comments Off on Explore the History of Orange Virginia

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 at the 2005 International Biennale in Florence, Italy, and the international exhibition, “Renascence,” a commemoration of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, […]

By |March 11th, 2012|Things to Do|Comments Off on Visit the Nichol’s Gallery

Elmwood at Sparks

March 8 through 10, 2012
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Crispy Sweetbreads
Roasted Garlic and Shallots, Fresh Thyme, Honey
Sopa del Mare
Shrimp, Crab, Rockfish, Fried Onions
Mixed Greens Salad
Parmesan Crisps, Dried Cranberries, Molasses-Poppy Seed Dressing
Bleu Cheese Cream Sauce, Shiitake Mushrooms, Red Pepper Coulis
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Herb-Crusted Scallops
Herbed Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Pan-Fried Filet Mignon
Buttered […]

By |March 7th, 2012|Restaurants|Comments Off on Elmwood at Sparks

Still using Internet Explorer Six

Thank you for visiting the Inn on Poplar Hill. To improve your experience with our website, and to enjoy all of its features, we suggest that you update your web browser. Internet Explorer Six is no longer being updated and supported by its creator, Microsoft. You can download Microsoft’s updated browser Internet Explorer 8 here. Or you […]

By |February 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Still using Internet Explorer Six