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Things to Do

Hiking and Sightseeing

A collection of trails, parks, historical locations, and other enjoyable outdoor activities.
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.

Luray Caverns

Largest Underground Cavern in the Eastern U.S. Very impressive! Worth a visit if you can make it!

Fieldstone Trails

Horse Riding and Wine Tasting!

Skyland Stables

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.

DuCard Vineyards
Blue Quartz Winery
Shotwell Run Brewing Company
Revalation Vineyards
Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery
Bald Top Brewing Co.
Early Mountain Vineyards


Restaurants In the town of Madison, Rappahanock, Culpeper, Luray and Little Washington.
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!

Miranda's Restaurant
Giovanna's Italian Eatery
Bavarian Chef

A guest and local favorite!

Piedmont Deli

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

Small Grocery Stores as well as Larger stores are included.
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.

Food Lion

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!

Urgent Care

Hopefully you won’t need this….but just in case.
Novant Health UVA Culpeper Medical Center