A Countryside Weekend for Two in Culpeper

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A Countryside Weekend for Two in Culpeper


Rolling countryside and rivers deliver outdoor fun in Culpeper, but that’s not the half of it. Toss in excellent field-to-fork dining, tasty craft beer and wine, and one of the most unique stays in Virginia, and that’s one well-rounded weekend for two for your Instagram feed.

West Park Gardens is a charming BnB escape in the heart of Downtown Culpeper offering homey amenities. Built in 1921 on the site of an old apple orchard, the property includes several hidden gems including a patio, firepit and treetop canopy over a private secret garden. With a few room and suite options, West Park Gardens welcomes families, couples, bridal parties and “adventurers from all over the world.” And if you have a furry friend coming along, the space is pet friendly.

As the day heats up, the Rappahannock River calls. Choose your mode of transportation -- canoe, kayak, or tube -- then set off for a three-mile float. It’s one of the most serene ways to enjoy an afternoon.

Back at the silo suite, shower and shave to head out for a craft beer experience at Old Trade Brewery. Owner and brewer Garrett Thayer has harnessed American, English, and Belgian-style beer making processes to create his very own line of craft beer. Enjoy a flight by the fire pit before your reservation at Grass Rootes in downtown Culpeper, a real treat for anyone who loves farm-fresh, authentic flavors in a revitalized, historic, industrial space.

After a great night of relaxation and rest, rise for another awesome Inn at Kelly’s Ford breakfast. Revel in the country atmosphere before check-out, then do a little winery hopping.

Gray Ghost Vineyards sits on 20 historic acres in Amissville and pours internationally acclaimed Virginia wine. Tours are by reservation but the tasting room opens at 11 a.m. Nearby Narmada Winery is also a 20-acre vineyard serving a nice range of award-winning wines. They, too, open at 11 a.m. and make available small plate food pairings with your tasting.

Cheers to a memorable weekend for two in Culpeper!