Things to Do...
Explore some of the area wineries! Fauquier County alone has 26! The Fauquier County Wine Ap provides information about 25 county wineries and their events, along with maps and recommendations for restaurants... or check them out here!
Loudoun County (just north of us) has even more. So many choices but here are some of the prettiest!
As listed on the "Parks and Nature" page, here is info on Fauquier County's parks.
Aside from the lovely main streets of The Plains and Marshall (pictured at left), most of the towns in this neck of the woods have lovely, historic downtowns. Middleburg (eight miles north) and Warrenton (about ten miles south) both have lovely old town centers with lovely restaurants and shops.
This large outdoor venue is home to Virginia's Gold cup, The Scottish Games and other events, as well as Twilight Polo almost every Saturday night from spring to fall where you pay per carload, pack a picnic basket and blanket (which we provide) and a bottle of wine and sit up close to the polo ponies from 6 to 8pm. And if you are up for it, join in the dancing afterwards in the pavilion! Check their website for their events calendar.
Every fall, The Middleburg Film Festival takes place in various venues throughout the town. Join this growing celebration of new movies!
The National Sporting Library is wonderful for those who appreciate art and anything equestrian! Check out their current exhibition!
CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS
Less than 20 minutes east is the site of the Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War. The Manassas Battlefield Park features ranger tours and Civil War reenactments. Explore this historic terrain where men fought and died for their beliefs over a century ago.
PICK YOUR OWN
Northern Fauquier country is home to at least three orchards where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins, berries, and other fruit. They are all within 20 minutes. Great photo-op, by the way --especially when the fall colors are out!
MAZE IN THE PLAINS
Every fall, for the past several decades, The Plains is home to the Corn Maze in The Plains, which is open on weekends. Wonderful autumn fun - especially for families.
Also for over 20 years, The Plains hosts a lovely farmers market, with vendors selling fruit, veggies, brick oven pizza, multi-color eggs, homemade soaps, and arts and crafts. It is only about five minutes away (near The Plains exit off 66) and open every Sunday afternoon, May through October.
RIDING LESSONS/HORSE BOARDING
The view from the master bedroooom looks out onto Madcap Farm. Book riding lessons or book overnight self care horse boarding ahead of your stay! Contact us and we'll forward the information.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVITIES
NorthernVirginia online magazine gives a nice rundown of weekly activities in the area.