Rappahannock County offers a wide variety of activities, from excellent restaurants to local wineries and spas. You will never be at a loss for things to do when you stay at the Inn!

 

DINING

Headmaster’s Pub
Our cozy, neighborhood pub serves lunch and dinner daily, and features live music on the weekends. We serve 100% grass fed burgers, soup, sandwiches, and other pub fare. We also feature several domestic and imported beer, one or two non-alcoholic beers and a lot of local and East Coast micro brews for $4 or less!

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-1am

Address:
12018 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 5008


Thornton River Grille

An enjoyable dining experience in a beautiful, intimate setting. Located in a historic country store, the grille serves up breakfasts and light lunches on the way to the trails and elegant dinners in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor deck open seasonally. Make dinner reservations online through our website. The Grill is located at intersection of routes 522 and 211.

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm
Sunday: 10am-3pm, 5pm-8pm

Address:
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 8790


Tula’s Off Main

Tula’s is located on the main floor of a charming, historic building in Little Washington at the corners of Gay and Jett Streets. Our elegant dining room offers a French and southern inspired menu, while the bar serves up casual fare, artful cocktails, fine wines, craft beers on tap, free wi-fi, and live music. We also have a separate ping pong room, a retail wine selection, a seasonal outdoor deck, and a private dining room for special occasion bookings. On Sundays we offer a special brunch menu, and our specialty coffees are always available while dining in or to go! Reservations can easily be made through our website.

Hours
Wednesday-Monday: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm

Address:
311 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747
Phone:
540 675 2223


Inn at Little Washington

The Inn at Little Washington has become an international culinary shrine. Chef/Proprietor Patrick O’Connell’s approach to cooking pays homage to the tenets of classical French cuisine and reflects a belief in “the cuisine of today” — healthy, eclectic, imaginative, unrestricted by ethnic boundaries. The inn’s 18 bedrooms, suites and cottages are sumptuous hideaways. Awarded five stars by the 2011 Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide); AAA’s Five Diamond Award; Wine Spectator Grand Award; Conde Naste Traveler’s Gold List; Travel & Leisure’s Top 500 Hotels for 2011.

Hours
Wednesday-Monday: Open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner by reservation only.

Address:
Middle and Main streets, Washington, VA 22747
Phone:
540 675 3800


Before & After

Before & After is a new Country-Chic Espresso & Wine Cafe located on Main Street Sperryville, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hours
Sunday-Tuesday: 8am-3pm
Thursday: 8am-3pm
Friday-Saturday: 8am-3pm, 5pm-10pm

Address
31 Main St, Sperryville, Virginia 22740
Phone
540 987 8392

GOLF

The Schoolhouse Nine

Located right next to Headmaster’s Pub, The Schoolhouse Nine is Rappahannock County’s first and only golf course. The unique design features nine challenging par-3 holes, ranging in length from 85-171 yards. The course meanders through a series of native wildflower meadows bordered by the Thornton River and the historic ruins of the original Smoot Tannery.

Address:
12018 Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 5008


Luray Caverns Country Club

Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River, this unique golf setting creates one of the most scenic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
High above the banks of this storied river, these 6,499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the mountain foothills. Amid vistas of nearby farmlands, large trees and greens complement this 18-hole, par 72 course. .

Address:
101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, VA 22835
Phone:
888 443 6551

WINERIES, BREWERIES, AND DISTILLERIES

Pen Druid Brewing

Pen Druid Brewing is the three brothers Lain, Van and Jennings Carney who are in the psych-rock band Pontiak. They’ve spent nearly a decade traveling North America and Europe, touring and drinking beer. They’ve released 10 albums on the legendary Chicago independent record label Thrill Jockey Records. In between tours they would brew beer at home combining the tastes and smells they picked up on the road. It was an amazing education to taste traditional and new beers all over the world and they wanted to bring those experiences home and put them to use.

The brothers will be brewing beer like their approach to music, they tend to think and act outside of the mainstream, favoring the weird over the mundane and the nuanced over the obvious. Using as many ingredients from Virginia as possible, they want to capture the spirit of Virginia in their beers.

Address:
7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 5064


Rappahannock Cellars

Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, we moved our family’s winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia’s hunt country, in Rappahannock County. Here in Virginia we continue to create rich and elegant wines dedicated to the winegrower’s art. Open daily year-round since 2001, we have established ourselves as a leader at the forefront of the Virginia wine industry. Our experienced wine-making team, coupled with careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar, is producing exquisite, internationally recognized wines.

Address:
14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640
Phone:
540 635 9398


Gadino Cellars

Slip away to the quiet, beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County, only an hour’s drive from Northern Virginia, and feel like one of “La Famiglia” at this family-owned and -operated winery. Relax with fine wines crafted from small lots of hand-picked grapes, artisan cheeses and Italian sausages in an Italian-inspired tasting room or on the expansive deck overlooking the gardens, the vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours of the wine cellar are available by appointment. Gadino Cellars also has two regulation size bocce ball courts for customers to use when they visit the winery tasting room. Join the latest craze with this fun Italian game. Bocce ball sets can be checked out by anyone 21 or older at the tasting bar to add a new dimension to your wine tasting experience. Gadino Cellars… Taste the Tradition!

Address:
92 School House Rd, Washington, VA 22747
Phone:
540 987 9292


Copper Fox Distillery

At Copper Fox Distillery, we dedicate ourselves to making great American spirits. Locally grown grain, floor malted, and pot-stilled in small batches, one barrel at a time honoring time-tested methods.The proof of this process is in the bottle and the flavor journey never ends! Our on-site offerings include Wasmund’s™ Single Malt Whisky, Copper Fox® Rye Whisky, Vir Gin, Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey, Wasmund’s Barrel Kits, Wasmund’s™ Single Malt Spirit, Wasmund’s™ Rye Spirit and Belle Grove 1797 Spirit. We also offer Wasmund’s Single Malt “Blue Top” exclusively at the distillery.

Address:
9 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 8554

SPA AND WELLNESS

Little Washington Spa

Little Washington Wellness & Spa is located in the historic village of Washington, Virginia. Spa offerings include a variety of massage, manicures and pedicures, and skincare treatments, health and wellness consultations, meditation classes, nutritional seminars and more. Additionally, Wellness Packages & Series Classes are available.

Address:
261 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
Phone:
540 675-1031

Stonewall Abbey Yoga

Nestled in the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the gateway to the Shenandoah National Park, we provide Rappahannock County with the beautiful practices of breath & body movement to Lift Body, Mind & Spirit

We offer classes 7 days a week, from experienced instructors who’s passion is to provide you with safe, practical & enjoyable guidance through your personal practice.

Address:
44 Main Street, Sperryville, Virginia 22740
Phone:
540 987 8369

SHOPPING

Sperryville Schoolhouse

Located next to Headmaster’s Pub, the Schoolhouse has over 10,000 feet of local products, gifts, souvenirs and antiques. A huge selection of local honey, jams and apple butter are available at the Schoolhouse. Birders and Gardeners will find a large selection of unique gifts and books. A large collection of both indoor and outdoor furniture is available, as well as a variety of tiffany-style lamps. Oriental and Persian rugs line the interior, gracefully illuminated by crystal chandeliers.

Address:
12018 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 9750


Copper Fox Antiques

Copper Fox Antiques has 30,000 square feet of antiques, furniture, books and collectibles. Located off Route 211 at the end of River Lane. Take Water Street from Sperryville to River Lane or Route 1003 off Route 211 to Water Street to River Lane.

Address:
POB 560 7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 8800


The Inn at Little Washington Gift Shop

When you’re in Washington, Virginia we invite you to visit our Shops, housed in the old Tavern building. Built in 1740, it now houses a series of 5 charmingly decorated period rooms offering a wide variety of tableware, furnishings, gifts, antiques, jewelry, kitchenware and delicacies from our kitchen.

Address:
Middle and Main Street, Washington, VA 22747
Phone:
540 675 3800

ART

Glassworks Gallery

The largest, most unusual gallery in the area, with unique, top-quality local artwork and gifts — hand-blown art glass, exquisite ceramics, striking jewelry, stained glass, fine sculpture, woodwork, metalwork and many one-of-a-kind pieces. We make most of the products we sell on the property. Our 25th year in business. Glass-blowing classes by appointment. We also fill propane tanks. Look for our red swinging bridge one mile west of Sperryville. Visit our online store at the address below.

Address:
11774 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 8474


Haley Fine Art

Fine art, jewelry and sculpture from the region’s foremost artists. Revolving shows, group exhibits and demonstrations. Collectors welcome.

Address:
42 Main Street, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone:
540 987 1000


R.H. Ballard Shop and Gallery

From a 1929 building located in historic Little Washington, Virginia, Robert and Joanie Ballard offer their customers an artful and eclectic mix of home decor, vintage, fine art, rugs, and men’s and women’s accessories. The shop and gallery is always evolving, changing, and new and unique merchandise is added weekly to their hand-picked collections.

The shop and gallery is situated just one block from the world-renowned “Inn at Little Washington,” the 5-star Relais Chateau which attracts an international clientele to the stunning landscape called Rappahannock County, Virginia. The Ballard’s combine their love of unique merchandise, great design, fine art, and quality textiles into a stunning shop and gallery which has received numerous accolades. Most notably they were voted “2013 Best Gift Shop” by Readers of Virginia Living Magazine and by the Editors of SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE as one of the “Top 50 Shops In The South.” Other notable press can be found in the Washington Post and the Washingtonian Magazine.

Address:
307 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
Phone:
540 675 1411