As the saying goes, Virginia is for lovers. There is no better place to enjoy a romantic weekend with your sweetheart than the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. The Shenandoah Valley covers 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. With plenty of outdoor venues, wonderful restaurants and unique shops, you will be sure to get caught up in the romance Virginia has to offer.
Start your romantic getaway together at the Lexington Carriage Company, located at the corner of Varner Lane and Washington Street. Let the horses be your guide as you ride in a horse-drawn carriage to explore the unique history of the town. While in the area, discover the preserved downtown area which is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Taking a stroll through the streets, you will find antique stores, art galleries, consignment shops and even a country store. To satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by the Cocoa Mill Chocolatier to share a piece of their exquisite chocolate with your love. The store offers a variety of chocolates from truffles to bark and even chocolate dipped fruit. Follow the heavenly aroma to 123 West Nelson Street, located in the historic district.
The Shenandoah Valley also boasts a variety of small, family run wineries, each offering their own unique experiences. The Cedar Creek Winery is one stop along the wine trail. Specializing in their signature Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay, this beautiful 77 acre farm encourages guests to bring lunch or snacks and enjoy the views from the tasting room deck or the picnic area. The winery offers a private tour of the vineyards and wine room by the owner/winemaker.
Dinner at The Red Hen, a local favorite featuring farm to table fine dining, will set the scene for a romantic dinner together. Set in the relaxed atmosphere of a renovated 19th century red brick building, the daily menu offers local meat and produce from farms around the surrounding area. Located at 11 E Washington Street, doors open at 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Click here to make a reservation.
At the end of the day, The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast offers five charming guest rooms to help you kick back, relax and unwind. Situated on over an acre of landscaped grounds, in the small town of Goshen on the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley, the Inn is noted for its hospitality. Common areas include a cozy den with stone fireplace and wrap around verandas on the first and second stories, perfect for sipping wine or coffee. A sumptuous breakfast is served daily in the dining room. For reservations, visit the homepage at The Hummingbird Inn website or give us a call.
If you are looking for a romantic retreat from the stresses of your every day, the charm and hospitality of our Shenandoah Valley Inn is just the place to escape. With a variety of wineries, outdoor activities including hiking trails, tubing, shopping and fine dining, let the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley set the scene for a romantic getaway.
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