My wife and I and 4 of our friends ventured out to Orchard House this weekend for a couple's wine tasting weekend. The bottom line is that I cannot imagine the weekend going any better than it did!
We were welcomed into our room (which had chocolate chip cookies waiting for us) on Friday afternoon and given a tour of the inn and plenty of helpful information about local dining options. There are a couple neat breweries in the area to check out, and we enjoyed Wild Wolf Brewing Company on this trip which was about 20 minutes from the B&B.
Saturday was the highlight of our trip! Shortly after breakfast our host Richard gave our group a short class on wine tasting, and you can tell that Richard really does know a lot about wine, to include tasting and about the local wineries. Then, we all piled into the B&B's van where Richard transported us and our friends to several local wineries. Not having to worry about driving or navigating the local area ensured we were able to focus on enjoying our day and our wine. Throughout the day, Richard took pictures of our activities and presented us with a complimentary CD the following day. He also packed a lunch for us. I cannot say enough about the chauffeured wine tour package; it was totally worth the money!
I'd like to thank Richard and Deb for the perfect weekend. I will be recommending the Orchard House to my friends, and if we ever decide to take another trip to this region I know where we'll be heading.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast! Our 14 acre historical property includes a one-acre vineyard, a pond with a fountain, a gazebo, a new in-ground salt water swimming pool, a new gas firepit overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, hammocks, multiple Adirondack chairs scattered around the sprawling front lawn, two separate homes for guests, and our newly renovated event barn. Built in 1874 by a Virginia state judge, our main house has six bedrooms (each with a private bath), and multiple common areas for your relaxation and breakfast dining. The Farmhouse was added in 1910 as the apple orchard manager’s family home. It has 3 bedrooms, (each with private baths), and access to a shared large kitchen that we keep fully equipped should you choose to cook additional meals. Regardless of which house you choose, you will be treated to a homemade, multi-course breakfast served each morning in our main house dining room. We take great pride in supporting local farmers, serving coffee from our local coffee beanery, and making our muffins and breads from scratch. We want each one of our guests to feel like they are “home”, only better! ... more less
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