Things to Do
Hiking and Sightseeing
Whiteoak Canyon Trail
A not too difficult hike that is quite lovely!
Old Rag Circuit Hike
MUST BUY DAY PASS IN ADVANCE AT SNP SITE. Also, Download the app Alltrails – it will give advice on this challenging hike.
Shenandoah National Park
The Skyline Drive is well worth your time and the driving! Lots of great hikes are along the way.
Largest Underground Cavern in the Eastern U.S. Very impressive! Worth a visit if you can make it!
Horse Riding and Wine Tasting!
This is located on the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park!
The home of Thomas Jefferson.
James Madison's Montpelier
If you are interested in history or architecture, Monticello and Montpelier are a MUST VISIT!!
Schoolhouse Nine Golf Course
Located in Sperryville, VA
Wineries and Breweries
Local wineries and breweries.
Blue Quartz Winery
Shotwell Run Brewing Company
Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery
Bald Top Brewing Co.
Early Mountain Vineyards
Jenny Lynd's Pizza
Great pizza. Call ahead to make sure they are open.
Pig 'N Steak
The local barbecue hangout.
Graves Mountain Lodge - Dining Hall
Just five minutes from the house!
Giovanna's Italian Eatery
A guest and local favorite!
This deli is a special find in the town of Madison! Their sandwiches are great!
Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen (RPK)
Excellent pizza in Sperryville but only open on Friday and Saturday.
PINTO Thai Culpeper Restaurant & Bar
This Thai Restaurant is FANTASTIC!! I recommend making reservations.
It's About Thyme
An awesome European cuisine restaurant!! We love this place! Make reservations.
Natraj Indian Cuisine
The food is delicious!
If you go to Luray Caverns in Front Royal, try my most favorite hamburger EVER! Other goodies available too.
Patty O’s Cafe and Bakery
The Inn at Little Washingtons next best option! Beautiful, delicious and amazing!
Groceries in the Area
Graves Mountain Market, Deli, Tackle & Post Office
Just 5 minutes from house! Great sandwiches and milk shakes! Call ahead for hours or confirm they have your provisions in stock. 540.923.4212.
In Madison, this grocery store is just 20 minutes from the house on Rt 29.
The Little Country Store
Great local store just 15 minutes from house. Call ahead for hours and confirm they have your items in stock. 540.683.8004.
Yoders Country Market
A large and popular Amish market right on Rt 29 in Madison.
In Gainesville, VA. We always stop here to get groceries on our way from Northern VA. This is an awesome grocery store!