The surrounding Rappahannock County offers a variety of things to see and do from sampling excellent wines and eating fantastic food to exploring art galleries, museums and historical monuments and enjoying the great outdoors. Dine at award-winning restaurants, taste world-class wines from local vineyards, attend performances at the Village theaters, browse antique shops, art galleries and boutiques and explore the famous Shenandoah National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the spectacular surroundings that offer the perfect setting for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, fishing and hot-air ballooning.
Wine estates, vineyards and family-run wineries are an integral part of the rolling farmlands and patchwork landscapes of the Rappahannock County. Clinging to the stony hillsides, the vineyards of Rappahannock produce outstanding wines which can be sampled and savored at each of the estates in the region, along with light foods, wines and wine accessories for sale. Rappahannock County is also home to the Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, which produces the well-known Wasmund single malt whiskey. Visitors can enjoy scheduled tours of the distillery and learn more about the distilling process.
Guests can rent well-maintained Giant brand hybrid bicycles for the day or experience the incredible natural beauty of Virginia’s wine country with the Tour d’ Epicure bicycle tour. The tour is led by Foster Harris House owners John and Diane MacPherson who are both experienced cyclists with a passion for good food, wine and cycling around the countryside. Epicurean cycling adventures explore the surrounding area, taking in the beautiful scenic views and sampling some of the region’s best food and wine.
Tour d’ Epicure offers two- and three-day all-inclusive cycling tours, as well as private tours for groups. Itineraries can be adjusted according to guests needs. All-inclusive tours include luxury accommodations at the guest house, transportation during the tour, all meals including dinner at renowned The Inn at Little Washington, and a handpicked selection of wines with lunch and dinner. Guests will receive food and drinks to keep them energized on the road, Giant brand bicycles and helmets, on-road van support with experienced cycling guides, wine tasting and tour fees and Shenandoah National Park entrance fees, if required.
Rooms start at $239 per night.
Address: 189 Main St, Washington, VA 22747, Phone: 540-675-3757, website
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