Winter Weekend Getaway in Culpeper, Virginia

January 23, 2024 Food & Drink Places to Stay Things to Do

Winter Weekend Getaway in Culpeper, Virginia Image

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a peaceful weekend escape, Culpeper, Virginia offers a variety of memorable experiences that you will cherish for years to come and help you beat the winter blues. Here are just a few of the incredible things to do, places to stay, eat and drink during your next visit.

Where to Stay

Seven on Davis’s Suites are perfectly cozy for anyone wanting a little getaway in the heart of downtown Culpeper. Their welcoming fireplaces and luxury soaking tubs are perfectly romantic for a trip for two or even a solo trip to recharge.  Or, grab the ladies and celebrate a Galentine’s getaway with the girls. Walk to the local downtown shops, spas, restaurants and more.

West Park Gardens is a beautiful, historic home, located in the historic downtown district of Culpeper.  It can be rented in its entirety or by individual room.  There’s even a private Garden Cottage for those looking for a more secluded option. 

The Farm House at Wollam Gardens is located on an 11-acre working flower farm.  This large, historic farmhouse has three guest rooms, perfect for a couple or a group of friends looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday and enjoy the screen sounds of nature.

What to Eat

After a long and restful slumber, you’re sure to wake up hungry.  But first, you need coffee!  Did you know that it takes precisely 18 grams of coffee to make the perfect espresso?  Head over to 18 Grams Coffee Lab and let them make you the perfect cup of joe.  18 Grams Coffee Lab also offers seasonal epicurean toasts, healthy starts, house-made pastries, and sweet treats.

For those looking for a more traditional breakfast option, try Frost Café.  Frost Cafe is a quintessential diner with a 50s vibe. You’ll have a front-row seat to Main Street, literally! The menu encompasses simple home-cooked meals reminding you of yesteryears. Everyone’s sure to find something delicious to eat.

Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Grille 309 offers casual dining options with daily happy hours, and dining specials.  A great option for a laid-back meal with friends, a loved one, or the family.

Located in the heart of Downtown Culpeper, Grass Rootes offers a farm-to-table dining experience with a cozy feel.  Have lunch or dinner by the fire and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Things to Do

Catch a screening at the Packard Theater.  Sitting high on Mt. Pony, and with little to no light pollution, The Library of Congress Packard Theater is the absolute perfect place to view the night sky and do some stargazing before heading back to your room for the night.

Are you up for a challenge?  Test your problem-solving, and communication skills with an interactive and fully immersive escape room at Puzzle Room Live.  Great for friends, families, and couples.

Are outdoor activities a little more of your travel style?  Discover Culpeper, VA’s rich history with a self-guided or guided hiking tour at Cedar Mountain Battlefield or Brandy Station Battlefield.   If running is your thing, consider Verdun Adventure Bound’s Dead of Winter 5K on February 10, 2024.  Experience a variety in surface and terrain… in and out of the woods, alongside two ponds, over a couple streams (don’t worry,  there are foot bridges). 

Before heading home, be sure to stop and visit one of Culpeper’s farm stores and take a little Culpeper love back home with you.  Lakota Ranch Farm Store is located on a 726-acre ranch and offers farm fresh eggs, local honey, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and a variety of locally made retail items that you won’t find anywhere else!  They also have a petting zoo with goats, sheep, their famous pot-belly pig, chickens, ducks, donkeys, peacocks, and more!

Known for its calming properties and soothing fragrance, lavender flowers represent silence, devotion, and grace.  Neil & Mary Seek of Seek Lavender grow, harvest, and distill their Culpeper-grown lavender for a variety of medicinal purposes, self-care uses, and recipes.  The farm store is open most Fridays & Saturdays from 10 am-3 pm, please call to confirm. Enjoy complimentary Galantine’s Day Sweet Treats with Mary Seek on February 9-10, 2024.

Don’t forget the abundance of unique Main Street shopping options available.  From one-of-a-kind wooden treasures made by local artisans at JIMNI, to delectable handmade Belgian chocolates at The Frenchman’s Corner you’re bound to find a special keepsake or treat.

Culpeper boasts a robust, booming craft beverage scene.  Any number of our breweries, wineries, or distilleries are a great option to kick back and relax.  Death Ridge Brewery is a hot spot for craft beer and live music, Wednesday through Sunday.  Old Trade Brewery and Cidery is a family-friendly and pet-friendly farm brewery with the perfect view of the sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. On February 13, 2024, Old Trade Brewery and Cidery is hosting a Galentine’s Day Floral Workshop.

Explore more Places to Eat & Drink, Stay, Things To Do, and upcoming Events.