The Rappahannock County Planning Commission on Wednesday tabled an application to operate an event space on F.T. Valley Road and unanimously recommended approval of two tourist homes on agriculturally-zoned properties.
Shenandoah National Park will host a virtual public meeting April 17 at 7 p.m. to share analysis of the data collected during the Old Rag pilot program.
The National Park Service today predicted peak bloom for Washington's iconic cherry blossoms between March 22 and March 25 -- right on time as the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival begins March 20.
Town of Washington Mayor Joe Whited recently held a roundtable meeting with local business leaders to facilitate discussion on what could be done to improve the economic environment around town.
Shenandoah National Park on Wednesday announced it will reinstate the Old Rag ticketing pilot program in March for a second year.
The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals last Wednesday rejected an application from Carl and Donna Henrickson to operate a five-bedroom bed and breakfast on their Clark Lane property.
Shenandoah National Park on Friday reopened the portion of Skyline Drive spanning from the Thornton Gap entrance to mile 42.6 at Whiteoak Parking following a December winter storm that damaged and left debris near several visitor access points.
Superintendent Pat Kenney announced on Monday that Raquel Montez will be the next deputy superintendent of Shenandoah National Park.
Breaking with a recommendation from a lower body, the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday denied a special use permit for an Airbnb in Amissville.
Shenandoah National Park saw its busiest weekend of the year as thousands of visitors lined up to see the fall leaves during its peak viewing season.
The annual Rappahannock County Farm Tour is back this weekend, featuring 14 farms and venues for a self-guided tour. The free event will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are four new farms this year and food will be available from the New Iberia Food Truck during the tour.
Sandra Maskas — Manager, Rappahannock Visitors Center; retired psychiatric social worker at Fauquier Hospital; former board member of Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board, Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, Fauquier Free Clinic, and Fauquier Community Action; moved to Rappahannock from Pittsburgh in 1979. Lives in Amissville.
Give them a chance and Rappahannock County citizens will speak freely about what divides us – and unites us – living in this place we call home.
Officials with Shenandoah National Park said Thursday in a news release they expect the park to be unusually busy this upcoming holiday weekend.
The Inn at Little Washington for the fourth consecutive year retained its three-Michelin-starred status on Wednesday, continuing its reign as the only restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area to currently hold the distinction.
Shenandoah National Park will begin its Old Rag Mountain ticketing pilot project in March in an effort to control the number of hikers and combat bottlenecks that can create long waits along narrow corridors of the nearly 10-mile loop trail.
Development debates dominated 2021, the pages of this newspaper and the campaigns of candidates for public office. A pair of development dramas gripped the county’s two main areas — Washington and Sperryville — with divergent outcomes.
A request by the owner of the Chapelle Charlemagne Vineyard in Flint Hill for a special permit to operate two campsites behind the winery was backed by the Rappahannock County Planning Commission on Wednesday.
Rappahannock County Farm Tour organizers could not have asked for better weather for the 12th annual tour’s comeback last weekend. The self-guided tour had to take a break last year because of COVID concerns.
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.
The Rappahannock Farm Tour, to be held on Sept. 25 and 26 in our county, has something for visitors of all ages and interests. Admission is free and self-guided tours enable you to move at your own pace.
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.
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Rappahannock Cellars in March 2020, owner John Delmare initially thought the worst. Instead, the year 2020 brought some of the highest revenues Rappahannock Cellars has ever seen
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.
About 85 percent of wildland fire ignitions in Shenandoah National Park are caused by humans
Your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are vehicles lined up to enter Shenandoah National Park’s Thornton Gap Entrance Station if only for a brief moment this past weekend, as autumn colors abound.
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.”
RAAC has refused to let COVID-19 prevent art lovers from exploring and experiencing Rappahannock artists. So, we have adapted to these challenging times and created three ways to enjoy, celebrate and support our Art Tour artists virtually.
Some gun owners in Rappahannock and indeed across the commonwealth will be happy to hear that the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously passed the “No Local Gun Control” resolution at Monday night’s regular meeting.
Warner: ‘That means the gateway communities will benefit’
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The shutdown forced by the pandemic put a massive dent in economic activity. And now, as business slowly resumes under state-issued guidelines, many are rethinking their operations in ways they never could have expected.
Update: The listing for Rock Mills has recently been updated to reflect its private status: "This property is owned by the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Swimmers here without a permit will be prosecuted for trespassing."
Old Rag and Whiteoak Canyon to welcome back hikers starting tomorrow
Masked man Robert Archer, who like Waldo is hidden somewhere in this photograph snapped Saturday at the Happy Camper Equipment Company in Sperryville.
When Patrick O’Connell was feted last November at the White House by President Donald Trump he made a point of telling the chef that he and First Lady Melania “will have to stop by very soon.”
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.
Probable birthday dinner for President and Mrs. Trump postponed by pandemic
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…
‘We will not open up boundary trailheads unless we receive concurrence from the associated counties’
‘They discussed how we are planning a phased reopening of the park following the White House . . . guidelines’
Perhaps, but supervisor pledges to keep trailheads in Rappahannock County closed
Travel spending in the state was down 78% during the last week in March compared to last year
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