The prime location of our Virginia wine country bed and breakfast in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills provides boundless opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of central Virginia and the area’s many hidden treasures.

A day of exploring might include time at nearby Montpelier, home of President James and Dolley Madison, or tours of one of the many nearby Civil War battlefields. We are within 10 miles of historic, revitalized downtown Culpeper and 8 miles of quaint Orange, both with many great locally-owned shops and restaurants, and historic landmarks.

And no trip to central Virginia, a region nationally noted as one of the Top 10 wine producing areas in the world, would be complete without visits to the numerous award-winning  wineries that abound and surround our Virginia inn.

Make the planning easy and customize your stay with our specials and packages.

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Barboursville Vineyards

www.barboursvillewine.com
Three great destinations in one historic state. Virginia’s most honored winery, creative Northern Italian dining, and Historic Landmark Ruins designed by Thomas Jefferson.

Hours: Open all year round. Free tours, weekends only.
Wine tasting fee of $4 per person includes souvenir glass.

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Reynard Florence Vineyard

www.reynardflorence.com
A relative newcomer to Virginia wine, but not to Virginia, Reynard Florence is a one of a kind family farm vineyard, prioritizing quality and a personal touch. Winemaker/consultant is renowned Virginia wine pioneer Michael Shaps.

Hours: Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

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Horton Cellars Winery

www.hvwine.com
Taste naturally acclaimed wines in our old-world Tudor winery. Over 30 wines include Marsanne, Viognier, Petite Manseng, Chardonnay, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Malbec, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Pear, Peach, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, and Blackberry.

Hours: Daily 10am – 5 pm. Wed. – Sun. Dec. – March: 11am to 5pm weekends only

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Ducard Vineyards

www.ducardvineyards.com
Nestled at the eastern edge of the Shenandoah National Park in the shadow of Old Rag Mountain and White Oak Canyon, Ducard Vineyards is best described as a “hobby gone wild.” Open to the public, with a gorgeous new tasting room at the vineyard site. This winery is pet-friendly.

Hours: Fri-Sun (plus Monday holidays), 11 a.ml to 6 p.m., and by appointment.
Fees: Tasting: $5/person; waived with 2 bottle purchase.

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Early Mountain Vineyards

www.earlymountainestate.com
This Madison County winery is conveniently located the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail. In addition to Early Mountain’s estate produced wines, there is a curated selection of the best Virginia wines from other wineries, along with rotating featured selections.

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Tasting
Fees: Call or check website for details.

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Gray Ghost Vineyards

www.grayghostvineyards.com
Gray Ghost produces internationally acclaimed wine from immaculate vineyards. Enjoy southern hospitality and beautiful picnic facilities. Gray Ghost offers the original and most popular harvest program in the state.

Hours: Jan-Feb, Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm; Mar-Dec, Fri-Sun 11am – 5pm;
Fees: None
Food: Light Fare

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Old House Vineyards

www.oldhousevineyards.com
Located near historic Culpeper, Old House offers tasting of award-winning wines in a renovated 1820’s farmhouse. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views.

Hours: Thur & Fri 1-5, Sat 11-5 and Sun. 12-5
Fees: None
Food: Light Fare

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Prince Michel & Rapidan River Vineyards

www.princemichel.com
Prince Michel is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers tours of the facility, samples of their award-winning wines in the extensive wine and gift shop, and a restaurant featuring Wine Country cuisine.

Hours: Winery daily from 10 – 6. Restaurant Thurs – Sat for lunch and dinner and Sun for lunch.
Fees: None
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Cedar Mountain Battlefield – 6 miles north of the Inn on James Madison Hwy. (US 15); site of Aug. 9, 1962 defeat of Gen. Pope by Stonewall Jackson; fighting actually started at what is now the entrance of the Inn at Meander Plantation.

Brandy Station Battlefield and Graffiti House – North-east of Culpeper. Site of the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War; encompasses over 15 miles of terrain.

Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum – Gordonsville. Civil War medical museum and history of Gordonsville as a railroad town.

Wilderness Civil War Battlefield – Orange County. Site of first Lee vs. Grant encounter; bloodiest and most decisive campaign of the Civil War.

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Monticello, the House

 

Old Rag Mountain – Madison County (Shenandoah National Park). Popular hiking destination; exposed rock summit elevation of 3,291 feet.

Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive of Blue Ridge Mountains – National scenic byway known for year-round spectacular panoramic views, hiking and wildlife.

Horseback Ride $45

Horseback Riding at a local farm just minutes away.

February 2019

Music on the Patio with Pat Anderson

http://ducardvineyards.com/calendar.html

Join us at the winery for music by Pat Anderson – an Oklahoma-born, Virginia-raised singer-songwriter (http://www.patandersonmusic.com). He’s a roots rocker with a strong affinity for Dylan, Springsteen, and Petty and possessed of the tough-minded country-rock sensibility of Todd Snider as well. Pat has spent a number of years honing his skills in Nashville, TN and we are thrilled to have him share his talents with us here at DuCard Vineyards. Don’t miss it! No cover and dog friendly!

Date: February 16th
Hours: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: DuCard Vineyards: 40 Gibson Hollow Ln, Etlan, VA 22719

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“Madison and the Constitution” Tour at Montpelier

https://www.montpelier.org/events/presidents-day-weekend

Make Montpelier a part of your weekend plans – Take specialty tours, hike 8+ miles of walking trails, peruse galleries, and enjoy award-winning barbecue! During Presidents’ Day Weekend, Montpelier will be offering tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Madison and the Constitution” at 10:30am – $22/adults; $9/children 6-14; free/children under 6.

Date: February 16 – Monday, February 18th
Hours: Every 30 minutes between 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Location: Montpelier

Building Preservation Workshop at Montpelier

https://www.montpelier.org/events/historic-preservation-workshop-how-old-is-that-building

Montpelier’s architectural historians share the evidence they use in investigating buildings, including close examination of wood species, nails, windows, and decorative moldings. This event is $25/person and requires you to register in advance. Please see Montpelier’s website for more details.

Date: February 16th
Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Montpelier

“Journey from Slavery to Freedom” Tour at Montpelier

https://www.montpelier.org/events/presidents-day-weekend

Make Montpelier a part of your weekend plans – Take specialty tours, hike 8+ miles of walking trails, peruse galleries, and enjoy award-winning barbecue! During Presidents’ Day Weekend, Montpelier will be offering tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Journey from Slavery to Freedom”- Free walking/driving tour.

Date: February 16th & 17th
Hours: Every 30 minutes between 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Montpelier

Painting Class with Wine & Design

https://wineanddesign.com/calendars/event.php?id=143836

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than relaxing, painting, and enjoying a selection of delicious local wines? Take a short drive to DuCard Vineyards and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece with the guidance of a local artist. Be sure to reserve a spot in advance if you are interested!  

Date: February 17th
Hours: 1:30pm
Location: DuCard Vineyards

Untold Stories in Honor of Black History Month

http://www.fowb.org/index.php/news/events/untold-stories-event-registration/

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is co-sponsoring a Black History Month event on February 22 (rain date, March 1) composed of four vignettes in several churches in old town Fredericksburg. Each vignette will depict a scene portraying African American involvement in one of four major wars, from the Revolutionary War to World War II (WWII). Call Dick Rankin at 972-2862 or Barry Thompson at 972-3757 for more information.

Date: February 22nd
Hours: Every 20 minutes starting at 6:20pm
Location: St. George’s Episcopal Church: 905 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA

Love Me Tonight at the Library of Congress Packard Theatre

https://www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html

Located fifteen minutes away from the Inn at Meander Plantation, this beautiful 205 seat Art Deco-style theater with superlative sound, state-of-the-art film projection and comfortable seating is the site for a wide selection of film, video and television screenings as well as live performances. All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 younger must be accompanied by an adult. Open seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. The theater lobby will open 45 minutes before show time.

Date: February 22nd
Hours: 7:30pm
Location: Packard Campus Theatre: 19053 Mt Pony Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

Akeelah and the Bee at the Library of Congress Packard Theatre

https://www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html

Located fifteen minutes away from the Inn at Meander Plantation, this beautiful 205 seat Art Deco-style theater with superlative sound, state-of-the-art film projection and comfortable seating is the site for a wide selection of film, video and television screenings as well as live performances. All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 younger must be accompanied by an adult. Open seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. The theater lobby will open 45 minutes before show time.

Date: February 23rd
Hours: 2:00pm
Location: Packard Campus Theatre: 19053 Mt Pony Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. at the Library of Congress Packard Theatre

https://www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html

Located fifteen minutes away from the Inn at Meander Plantation, this beautiful 205 seat Art Deco-style theater with superlative sound, state-of-the-art film projection and comfortable seating is the site for a wide selection of film, video and television screenings as well as live performances. All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 younger must be accompanied by an adult. Open seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. The theater lobby will open 45 minutes before show time.

Date: February 23rd
Hours: 7:30pm
Location: Packard Campus Theatre: 19053 Mt Pony Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

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DIY Painting Class with Wine & Design

http://wineanddesign.com/calendars/event.php?id=143836

Spend a relaxing evening creating your masterpiece with Wine & Design. This is a great opportunity to get in touch with your artistic side in a relaxed setting. Please call 540-661-8409 in advance if you are interested in reserving a seat!

Date: February 23rd
Hours: 6:30pm
Location: 201 Waters Place #109 Culpeper VA 22701

Madison Ghost Walk

https://madisonva.com/event/auto-draft-226/

Join MadCo Paranormal Society for a ghost tour of downtown Madison. We will be sharing ghost stories about all the historical locations in the town of Madison. This will be an outside walking tour, so dress for the weather. The tour will start at the Kemper Mansion @5:30 and head down Main Street. This event is free and open to all ages!

Date: February 23rd
Hours: 5:30pm
Location: Kemper Manison: 412 N. Main St., Madison, VA 22727

Music on the Patio with Jimmy O

http://ducardvineyards.com/calendar.html

Come spend your day relaxing at the winery listening to the music of Jimmy O. He is an amazing guitarist with a unique style of classic rock, oldies, and rockin’ country mix sure to please everyone. Grab your favorite glass of wine and enjoy some great music. No cover and dog friendly!

Date: February 23rd
Hours: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: DuCard Vineyards: 40 Gibson Hollow Ln, Etlan, VA 22719