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 [...]
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, [...]
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 home made ice cream at the Moo Thru in Remington, Virginia. The milk used in Moo Thru ice [...]
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 migrations. The birds have settled in by the thousands If you’d like to experience something that many people never realize [...]
“Where old is made new” ? www.shabbylove.weebly.com email@example.com Hanna Kappes, Owner Look for a new store opening on Main Street! Shabby Love and eclectic mix of refurbished furniture. From the pictures on line, it looks like Hanna Kappes has a nack for making the old new. When Hanna Kappes moved to Virginia from Kentucky last [...]
hat 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. With over 12 wineries with in a 30 to 40 minute drive and many more just a few hours away. We are working through the list, it is just another one of the difficult jobs of the Innkeeper. , Even with all of the choices, we always come back to our favorite. Keswick Vineyard just 17 miles from the Inn on Poplar Hill. Marty and I think they are the friendliest winery in the State. We love to sit on the porch with one of our dogs. Sunday afternoons is Yappy hours, sometime they have a local shelter their adopting really cute puppies. Watch out after a few glasses/bottles the puppies start to seem like a good idea. <p> As members of the wine club we are always impressed with the quality of the wines. Our favorite afternoon getaway is to pack a picnic, pick a dog, and head down the road 17 miles to Visit the winemaker, Steven and the tasting room staff. Stephen always take time to make us feel welcome. We attended the 2010 wine makers dinner, WOW! what a great time, fabulous, inventive menu paired with generous pours on Keswick Award winning wines. To ensure our guests can really enjoy the wine with the dinner, we now offer a designated driver package. The next dinner is scheduled for March 2, 2012. Reservation for the dinner are limited to Keswick Wine club members* (definitely a great deal), a two night stay is required. Call today to reserve your space in the van and your favorite room. And thanks Marty for volunteering to skip the wine portion of the dinner. I think this earns him an extra batch of cookies as a bonus!
About the Keswick Owners: Originally from Michigan, Al & Cindy Schornberg chose the historic site that is Edgewood Estate for their dream vineyard after searching the country recognizing its potential of producing world class wines. A minimalist approach is taken in making the wine focusing instead on the vineyards to produce the best possible fruit to work with. Most of their wines are fermented using natural or native yeast and all of their current red wines are bottled un-fined and un-filtered. While approachable when young, most of the wines produced at Keswick Vineyards will see 5-10 years quite easily in the bottle, reflecting the personal tastes of the owners and winemaker.
Choose from a HotAir Balloon Adventure, Skydiving, Horseback Riding, Bull Fighting, Boating, or a round of golf at one of our local courses. How ever you choose to spend your vacation we are surrounded with fabulous choices. Browning Golf Course Fawn Lake Country Club Laurel Ridge Golf Course Meadow Farms Golf Course Somerset Golf Club Tanyard Golf [...]
Here are links to some of the local wineries for your Central Virginia Wine Tour Check back soon for additional information about each of these great locations. Barboursville Vineyard One of the largest and well know wineries in Virginia Blenheim Vineyards Boutique wines made with great care. Great views from the back deck. Burnley Vineyard Family [...]
Dinning in and around the Inn on Poplar Hill Order a picnic lunch or dinner to enjoy during your stay. for you to enjoy in on the property or take with you when you are visiting the local sites. Because we only use fresh ingredients, we appreciate 48 hours notice. $45 for a picnic for [...]
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 around our dinner table, where all the meals have been cooked for you. Our house becomes your country home. Sleep [...]