Three girlfriends and I went to Sharp Rock to celebrate our 30th birthdays. We had an amazing time. Jim and the dogs were wonderful hosts--always around when we needed anything, and invisible when we didn't! (Kathy was away during our stay.) We especially appreciated his willingness to take photos of us all dressed up before our dinner at the Inn at Little Washington.
We can be a loud group, so having our own cottage was ideal. The full kitchen and fireplace were nice perks that encouraged us to lounge around and do nothing--just what we needed. You can just barely hear the creek from the deck, which is so relaxing. The winery grounds are beautiful--rolling hills, mountain views, and strategically placed hammocks and adirondack chairs in just the right spots.
Breakfast each morning was simple and perfect--hot from the oven muffins and fresh fruit. The cinnamon bread was extraordinary.
There is no cell phone service at this location! (or in much of the surrounding area). This was a perk for us, actually as it enabled us to fully turn off work mode. However, it's hard to find the winery after dark, so make sure you know where you are going!
I can't wait to return with my husband for a romantic weekend. :)
This is a SMALL winery. The tasting was nice but no-frills.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two private cottages located at Sharp Rock Vineyards and situated with mountain views and overlooking the Hughes River. The closest lodging to hiking at Old Rag Mountain and a stay includes continental breakfast and a complimentary wine tasting and bottle of wine. ... more less