The Rappahannock County Farm Tour is making a comeback for its 12th year after canceling last fall because of COVID-19 concerns. The free, self-guided event is scheduled to take place on the weekend of Sept. 25-26 where visitors can tour up to 12 farms located across the county that feature everything from hayrides to wool spinning.
Three Blacksmiths, the acclaimed upscale Sperryville restaurant, was sold on Monday to a Washington, D.C. couple with extensive experience in the food and hospitality industries.
It’s been several years since locals and visitors last rubbed elbows at the Blue Rock Inn on Route 211, but with new ownership and crisp modern wallpaper, the inn will soon welcome back tourists and county residents alike. Dowling said he hopes to open the five-bedroom guest house sometime in July, along with a full-service restaurant and a tasting room serving wine, beer and spirits.
If all goes as planned, the newest development in Sperryville will take Rappahannock County’s brewery total to three, hoping to cater to residents and passing tourists while also focusing on distribution.
So you thought vehicular traffic rolling through Rappahannock County in October seemed heavier than it’s been in recent years? Try a lot of years.
Shenandoah National Park rangers this past weekend responded to “several accidents with injuries” and conducted a successful late-night search for an overdue group of hikers.
From the window of his new office at the Shenandoah National Park Headquarters in Luray, Superintendent Pat Kenney looks out on the parade of red and yellow foliage that brings visitors to Virginia every autumn.
The iconic 18th century grist mill on the edge of Little Washington, which ground wheat and corn for a thriving frontier settlement that would eventually become Rappahannock County, is gearing up to breathe new life as “The Old Mill Inn.”
Visitors passing through Rappahannock County often hear the call of nature, yet COVID-19 has made answering that urge extremely difficult, what with the many closed or partially closed businesses.
For the first time since closing on April 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Shenandoah National Park reopened this morning to sizable crowds escaping nearby cities and counties on a bright and sunny day. The park had barely opened back up this morning and already there were lines of vehi…
Until further notice, Shenandoah National Park’s famous Skyline Drive is now closed to motorized vehicles from mile 0 at Front Royal — through Rappahannock County — to mile 65.5 at Route 33 west of Stanardsville (Swift Run Entrance).
President Donald Trump presented the National Humanities Medal to the Inn at Little Washington’s Patrick O’Connell yesterday, praised by the commander-in-chief as “one of the greatest chefs of our time.”
Narmada Winery, a boutique vineyard and winery in Amissville, will be installing and unveiling their new “LOVE” sign during the month of August.
A first of its kind luxury jet that lands on short runways and comes to a quick stop flew into Luray Caverns Airport — runway 3126 feet — last week from New York, and the Inn at Little Washington’s Annette Larkin was there to greet its test passengers and crew with chocolates and cookies.
The Rappahannock County seat of Washington might be described as a sleepy little place, but who cares when Southern Living magazine crowns it one of “The 17 Best Small Towns in the South for a Romantic Getaway.”