Culpeper Is for You and Your Fur Babies
As the air grows cooler and leaves begin to change, the hunt for your next fall getaway begins. If you’re a pet owner, then you know the struggle of having to leave your fur babies behind when you go. Thankfully, Culpeper, Virginia, has a plethora of pet-friendly options for all the animal lovers out there. Between delicious places to dine, comfy accommodations, and activities for all, Culpeper has everything you and your four-legged friends are looking for.
Enjoy Drinks in a Pet-Friendly Environment
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a fine glass of wine with man’s best friend by your side, check out Old House Vineyards. Old House Vineyards found its home in a once-abandoned farmhouse that sits peacefully on 75 acres of land. Both the house and the land have since been transformed and filled with some of the best wine Virginia has to offer.
When the weekend rolls around, Mountain Run Winery welcomes you and your furry friends to join them for drinks. Mountain Run Winery is a family-owned and operated winery that resides on a 125-year-old farm. Enjoy their award-winning wines, meads, and hard cider every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon until sunset.
Find your new favorite beer at Beer Hound Brewery. Beer Hound Brewery is a micro-brewery located in downtown Culpeper. They brew all their beers on-site with selections ranging from classic-style beers to special seasonal selections. The best part is that all their beers are named after famous hounds from movies, history, and even some that walk through their doors—a fitting tribute to the most loyal companions around.
On the outskirts of Culpeper, in a little town named Jeffersonton, lies Death Ridge Brewery at Higher Ground Farm. Built on land with rich historical ties to the Civil War, Death Ridge Brewery offers a large selection of craft beers and live music. With a cold brew in hand and your pup by your side, it’s the perfect place to reflect on the past while enjoying the present.
Want to enjoy hand-crafted beer, wine, and cider with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background? Head on over to Old Trade Brewery. Old Trade Brewery offers far more than fine drinks and scenery. With live music, a playground, shuffleboard, darts, a bounce house, axe throwing stations, and even a dog park, you and your pooch will have the time of your lives.
Dine-in at Pet-Friendly Eateries
The only thing that’s better than spending time with your fur babies is enjoying a fresh farm-to-table meal. At Grass Rootes, you get to do both. Located in the oldest commercial building in Culpeper, Grass Rootes serves incredible farm-to-table cuisine in a setting that allows all their guests to feel right at home. If you’re craving something sweet after dinner, they’ll even bring you and your pup some ice cream.
For those of you who like to enjoy your meals with a side of sports television, go check out Grill 309. Grill 309 is the go-to neighborhood hangout for award-winning burgers and all the ballgames your heart desires. Their philosophy is that everyone (furry friends included) should have fun and feel right at home.
If you’re a pizza lover, you must go to Far Gohn Brewery. Far Gohn Brewery is a tavern-style brewery modeled after the small taverns that marked the maps before Prohibition. This sweet little spot serves good beer and even better homemade pizza. This is a pizza place beloved by visitors and locals alike (and your furry best bud is sure to be a fan too!).
Enjoy the taste of Parisian cuisine right in Culpeper. It’s About Thyme is a casual fine dining restaurant with delectable European-style dishes and impeccable service. Their outdoor dining area is the perfect place for you and your pups to spend a fancy night out together.
For delectable pastries and a perfect caffeine kick, Raven’s Nest Coffee House has you covered. Raven’s Nest Coffee House is recognized as the community living room where the coffee is great, the sweets hit the spot, and everyone is welcome. Don’t forget to grab a pup cup before you hit the road.
If you’re searching for the best Thai food in town, look no further than Pinto Thai. Pinto Thai is a family-owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Culpeper’s historic district. The owner/chef is originally from Thailand and prepares delicious traditional Thai dishes with love and authenticity.
Enjoy These Pet-Friendly Activities
Once your thirst is quenched and your belly is full, it’s time to do some shopping. Reigning Cats & Dogs is a pet-themed specialty boutique located in downtown Culpeper. This special shop provides a personalized shopping experience for both you and your pets. With items ranging from wall décor to dog collars, you can treat yourself and your four-legged friends.
For a walk to remember, check out Yowell Meadow Park in downtown Culpeper. Yowell Meadow Park is a gorgeous and easily accessible park that offers a one-mile walking trail as well as a highly adventurous nature trail your more fearless fur babies will enjoy.
If you haven’t had your fill of the great outdoors, stop by Rockwater Park. Rockwater Park provides all sorts of fun activities for you and your pets like 1.7 miles of multi-use trails, an obstacle course, a splash pad, a disc golf course, a 14-foot climbing boulder, and a playground.
Just blocks away from the heart of downtown Culpeper lies everyone’s favorite Saturday morning activity—the Farmers Market. Enjoy hours of shopping local produce, meeting other dogs in the area, and snagging treats from Loving Paws Big and Small pet services provider.
Sleep Soundly in Pet-Friendly Accommodations
What’s a vacation without a comfortable place to rest your head? Campo Cibola Cabin is a cozy, secluded cabin on the back side of a 300-acre working bison farm. During your stay, be sure to ask the crew about the walking trails and bison viewing locations.
Cozy Rixeyville Cottage is a private cottage tucked within the rolling hills of Virginia’s wine country. This lovely estate is just minutes away from Culpeper’s finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, and museums.
If the hotel life is more your style, book a room at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. You and your furry bestie can enjoy sleeping on crisp white sheets and eating a complimentary breakfast before you hit the road to head home.
Culpeper Awaits You and Your Furry Friends
Now that you and your four-legged friends are ready to embark on your next big adventure, book your fall vacation in Culpeper, Virginia. For more information on fun things to do while you’re in town, click here!