Things to DoThe foothills are our playground!
And with a Butler at your beckon call to make all of the arrangements for you, you don’t have to lift a finger. Be sure to ask for a gourmet picnic basket to bring with you while you explore all that Central Virginia has to offer!
Vineyards & Tours
Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently called Central Virginia one of the Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations in the world! Virginia was one of only three areas in the United States listed, along with Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast! Virginia wine is growing in prominence, and we are at its epicenter. With world-class vineyards such as Barboursville, Early Mountain, and DuCard Vineyards right in our backyard, and over 35 other vineyards, microbreweries, and cider works along the Monticello Wine Trail and Brew Ridge Trail within a 30-minute drive of The Inn, Orange is at the center of the Virginia Wine movement.
Inn guests receive complimentary tasting passes and special discounts at local Barboursville Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, DuCard Vineyards, Keswick Vineyards, Castle Hill Cider, Honah Lee Vineyard, Chateau MerrillAnne Vineyards, and Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.
Mill House Spa & Resort Pool
Featuring a wide range of massage services & body treatments, fitness center, and resort pool, The Mill House Spa is available for guests to relax and unwind at their leisure.
Ideally, we ask for at least 24 hours advance notice for scheduling spa services.
Historic Montpelier, home to James and Dolley Madison, is a quick ten minute drive from The Inn and well worth the visit! The beautiful 2,000-acre property is home to the historic mansion and adjoining historic slave quarters, an active archeological dig site, a wonderful Visitor’s Center with information from the Center for the Constitution, the site of the Annual Montpelier Hunt Races (one of the largest steeplechase races in America), and a thoroughbred horse retirement facility.
The Exchange Hotel The Civil War Medical Museum at the Exchange Hotel contains exhibitions on the history of Gordonsville as a railroad town, the elegance of the Exchange Hotel and its transformation and remarkable history as the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital with its medical and Civil War artifacts.
The James Madison Museum of Orange County Enjoy the large collection of agricultural implements and 1732 cube house; testaments to the agrarian history of Orange. Our Black History Room conveys the intertwined history of Black Americans from the American Revolution onward through Post-Emancipation. The Madison Room displays numerous possessions of the Madisons and Taylor; along with a few from Washington, Jefferson and Monroe. The Temporary Exhibit Room changes every few months – see what’s on exhibit today!
Monticello a short drive to Charlottesville, the home of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of The United States and author of The Declaration of Independence.
Be sure to ask a member of our Guest Services Team for the latest schedule – Inn guests receive discounted tickets and often enjoy special access!
The foothills are our playground! Get out and enjoy Central Virginia’s beautiful countryside with any number of outdoor activities that we can arrange just for you!
We can help you arrange everything from hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking with Rapidan River Kayak Co. , and horseback riding.
While at The Market at Grelen, be sure to grab a bite or to eat or sip local wine at their cafe, pick up a gift at their Market Shop, and take a stroll through one of their many walking and hiking trails!
Meadows Farms Golf Course offers players 27 holes of pristine Virginia golf. Come play the longest hole in the U.S.A. and one of only 50 island holes in the world! Stay and savor delicious lunch specials and enjoy a truly unique golfing experience that only Meadows Farms can provide.
With numerous streams and rivers nearby, fishing opportunities are endless.
We would be happy to set up a fly fishing trip for you, just ask!