In Little Washington (2 miles East):

The Inn at Little Washington - The Inn at Little Washington is on the world bucket-list. Recently named the 5th best restaurant in the world. 3 Michelin Stars.

Tula's Restaurant and Bar - The closest nice restaurant to us American Rustic Cuisine Open Table's Top 10 Neighborhood Gems in the D.C. area 2016 Food & Wine Magazines "Best New Place" to eat in Virginia wine country.

Skyline Vineyard Inn -Enjoy a charcuterie platter (or lots of other munchie goodies too) on the panoramic porch at Skyline Vineyard Inn. Open Sat/Sun 12-5 for non-staying guests, every day for overnight guests.

Little Washington Winery - Get a picnic for 2 or cheese platter to enjoy on the deck. Open Thursday-Sunday.

Wine Loves Chocolate - Make your own perfect box of chocolates to go or to gobble down right there with wine.

In Sperryville (2 miles West):

Before & After -  This country-chic espresso cafe and wine bar is focused on bringing local, seasonal food and global flavors to the charming little farm village of Sperryville. A great place to grab a coffee or eat a healthy lunch. 

Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen - New, kewl big casual space serving the best pizza in Sperryville at Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen! It's pizza but way more than just pizza. The menu includes pastas and sandwich entrees and is connected to the Corner Store and Francis Bar too.

Burgers ‘N Things - Burgers, Pizza, sandwiches, fries and ice cream at this nostalgic hamburger stand. No indoor seating. Outdoor picnic tables with shade & a gorgeous babbling brook.

Headmaster's Pub - 2 miles west of Skyline Vineyard Inn, Our casual value restaurant with burgers and lots of other great menu items, an extensive beer selection, and a billards arcade bowling room too!

Sperryville Trading - Good food on the way to the Park. Casual Dining. Local farm fresh eggs, local grass fed beef, fresh baked organic honey wheat breads, premium ingredients – all made fresh when you place your order!!

Off The Grid VA - Sperryville’s Renaissance continues unabated and the newest enterprise, Off the Grid, is a delightful and delicious epicurean gastronome addition. Open every day 8a-4p (soon to be 7pm). Breakfast and Lunch available all day. 

Three Blacksmiths - Three Blacksmiths just got named the #2 best new restaurant in America by USA Today. Named the #4 new restaurant in the DC region at the RAMMY's. 

In Flint Hill (6 miles North East):

The Blue Door Kitchen - Classic old world cuisine fused with modern technique and flair, warm hospitality and unparalleled service. Chef Pace's ever-evolving seasonal menu showcases the restaurant's relationships with local farms and purveyors. 

Griffin Tavern - In the mood for Fine dining or Sports Bar - choose your adventure right here. This social gathering place for locals and weekenders is an uppity sports bar featuring savory food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, whether you like a small cozy room, a lively sports bar or an inviting deck. Weekends: live music and/or karaoke.

Skyward Cafe - Locally sourced breakfast and lunch entrees, homemade baked goods, ice cream, fresh smoothies and coffee drinks.

In Little Washington (2 miles East):

Wine Loves Chocolate - Named Virginia's best retail wine shop, this little shop is loaded with artisan wines and small batch artisan chocolates. Stop in for the Choco~Vino Challenge and learn how to pair wines with chocolates, taste a flight of higher-end wines, and build your own box of chocolates to take home.  

The Shops at The Inn - The Inn at Little Washington Tavern Shops are housed in the old Tavern building. Built in 1740, it now houses a series of 5 charmingly decorated period rooms offering a wide variety of tableware, furnishings, gifts, antiques, jewelry, kitchenware and delicacies from The Inn. 

Middle Street Gallery - Located adjacent to The Inn at Little Washington, this gallery is a conglomeration of beautiful and interesting art and exquisite finds in the world of collectibles.

Geneva Welch Gallery - Geneva is a nationally known artist specializing in watercolor and oil paintings of animals and landscapes.

R. H. Ballard - Southern Living magazine voted this unique shop and gallery one of "TOP 50 SHOPS IN THE SOUTH." French jacquard tablecloths, fine gifts, art, rugs. 

August Georges - Beautiful must-haves for your home! 

Gay Street Gallery - Gay Street Gallery presents the work of select, award-winning artists from Virginia and around the country, with a focus on landscape and figurative paintings 

Little Washington Spa - Little Washington Wellness & Spa was named as the place to relax when you visit Virginia Wine Country by Food & Wine Magazine. Stop in for a massage.

Little Washington Theatre - This theatre hosts unique concert events in an up close and personal style with world class artists you typically only see in the large event venues.

Hazel River Arts & Antiques - Something for everyone. Discover vintage and antique treasures,vintage furnishings, original art.

In Sperryville (2 miles West):

Cottage Curator -  Artworks by local, regional, and nationally recognized fine art and craft artists.

Copper Fox Antiques - 30,000 sf of antiques, furniture, books and collectibles.

Wild Roots Apothecary - a heart-centered venture founded to explore the art of herbal medicine. Botanical remedies in the form of teas, elixirs and wellness-based body care products.

Knit Wit Yarn Shop - hand dyed, local and name brand yarns. We also share the "cottage" with Comfort Gifts, which offers unique items.

Beech Spring Gift Shop - the largest QUILT outlet in the Northern VA area. Handmade quilts sell below wholesale cost. Polish pottery, local jams, jellies, ciders, local wild mountain honey. The renowned fruit stand has the best of cider, preserves, jellies, honey, and the finest apple and fruit butters.

Glassworks Gallery - The largest, most unusual gallery in the area, with unique, top-quality local artwork and gifts — hand-blown art glass, exquisite ceramics, striking jewelry, stained glass.

Central Coffee Roasters - small batch artisan coffee.

Haley Fine Art - Fine art, jewelry and sculpture from the region's foremost artists.

Happy Camper Equipment Co. - Fresh gear for hiking, camping, living.

Juba Mountain Pottery - elegant but still very functional stoneware pots to be used in the kitchen and around the home. 

Sperryville Pottery - A great shop for pottery and unique, locally made, gifts!

Flourish Root Florals - Bring some life into your home or office with selections of exotic & locally grown flowers.

Skyline Wine Trail - There are many wineries, 2 breweries and a distillery along Route 211 headed to Skyline Drive. Find the trail map here.

Foodie-U Wine School - Wine Classes happen EVERY WEEKEND at Little Washington Winery. Experience Virginia Wine Country in a whole new way with educational and upscale tasting components. Take a food & wine class.

Stonewall Abbey Wellness - Bet you've never been to a gym like this one before! Offering a variety of specialty events and classes all throughout the year. Workshops on yoga, qigong, Thai Massage, meditation, martial arts and more. Day Pass, Weekend Pass and Couples Pass available in advance or at the door.

Skyline Trout Farm - Enjoy the experience of catching beautiful rainbow and golden trout. No fishing license required. Our pond is well stocked with 12-15 in. trout. There is no fee to fish, but you must keep what you catch.  

Bear Mountain Ziplines -  See what you're missing from on top of the trees. Highly recommend this to families and couples. A great team building activity for businesses too!

Schoolhouse Nine -  This unique golf course features nine par-3 holes, ranging in length from 85-171 yards. 9 holes is just the right number for a fun family golf adventure.

Luray Caverns - Just past Shenandoah National Park on 211, Luray Caverns is the largest caverns in the eastern United States, yet walking through feels more akin to an unearthly experience. The Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, Luray Valley Museum, and Toy Town Junction are included with every Luray Caverns ticket.

Civil War History - Several dozen skirmishes and many troop movements occurred here, a major thoroughfare and gateway to Shenandoah Valley for both Union and Confederate forces. The Rappahannock Historical Society produced a map and guide to Civil War Trail markers which is available at the Visitors Center (7 Library Rd., Washington; 540-675-3153 Friday-Sunday, 540-675-5330)

Landscape Painting Lessons - Plein air painting lessons enable you to truly live in the moment - to enter the landscape, and to interact with and respond to the environment around you.

Shenandoah National Park - Just 4 miles from Little Washington Winery you'll find the Thornton Gap entrance to Skyline Drive. Go west on Route 211 and you will see the Thornton Gap ranger station to enter the park.

  • Hiking trails, waterfalls

  • 75 scenic overlooks to stop and take in the panoramas

  • President Hoovers Summer House

  • Shenandoah National Park museum at Big Meadow

  • Skyland Resort lunch + the famous Mile High Blackberry Ice Cream Pie

Shenandoah Hikers Guide

Visit Rappahannock County - The Villages of Rappahannock — Little Washington, Sperryville, and Flint Hill — are nestled in the Greater Piedmont Region of Virginia. Conveniently located a short drive from Washington, DC — we are easily accessible from five surrounding states.