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Opening Day for 2017 Season–Friday, March 17, 2017

Opening Day for our 2017 Season is on Friday, March 17, 2017 with Lunch as the first meal served.  Each year, for over 50 years, we open the third Friday of March and close the Sunday following Thanksgiving Day with Lunch being the last meal served.  During the time we are closed, we are available for group overnight stays, group meals, day conferences and special meals.


Please give us a call to make reservations or for more information 540-923-4231.

NOW March 29, 2017–All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet(rescheduled from 3/15 due to snow)

Seafood Buffet rescheduled to March 29, 2017—-was March 15, 2017(changed due to snow)

Our Seafood Buffet includes: Steamed Crab Legs, Steamed Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Sautéed Scallops, Salmon, Flounder, Fried Clam Strips, Steamed Clams, Fried Oysters, Baked Chicken & MORE.

$34.95 per person, Children 17 & under are half price.

Seafood Dates for 2017 – April 12, May 10 & May 31(Special Date), June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 7.


Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Please visit our webpage for more information on Dining at Graves Mountain Lodge:

St. Patrick’s Day Special Dinner-March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017–Graves Mountain Lodge opens for the 2017 Season!!
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Corn Beef, Boiled Potatoes, Cabbage, Hot Sides, Cold Sides, Fresh Yeast Rolls & Dessert!!
Our traditional Friday Night Menu of Fried Rainbow Trout will also be served!!

$27.95/person, Children 17 & under are half-price.
Music after Dinner by The Dry Run Band!!

Please call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Heritage Day–Celebrating Trout Fishing–April 1, 2017

Heritage Day at Graves Mountain Lodge–Saturday, April 1, 2017

Free Admission & Free Parking/Children 12 & under Register for Prizes at the Sycamore Pavilion—prizes include:  bait, tackle, fishing poles & more….


Rain or Shine

Heritage Day will have sections of the Rose River for kids 12 and under to fish on for both April 1 and April 2. There will be sections of the Rose River and Robinson River stocked for adults and kids over the age of 12. We will have exhibits, and food on Saturday, April 1.

Trout Unlimited will be on the river to assist kids with fishing. Craft vendors will be set up as well for 2017.

What is Heritage Day?
A fun-filled day with fishing, activities and education. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Trout Unlimited and Graves Mountain Lodge have expanded kid’s day. Heritage Day, “Kid’s Day”, will be the first Saturday in April each year. A section of the Rose River (in front of Graves Mountain Lodge) will be stocked for kids 12 and under (6 fish limit). The Rose River will open up to fishing at 9 a.m. There will also be sections of the Rose River and along with the Robinson River for adults.

This year other activities will provide education and hands-on activities.
Harry Murray will give a 45 minute talk on fly fishing and also give a demonstration. Trout Unlimited will have fly tying stations, fly casting demonstrations, fly casting classes at a pond for children and adults, insect monitoring in the stream, and helping kids with fishing on the Rose River. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will bring their taxidermy mounted animals for display. Shenandoah National Park will have a display about fishing in the park. Solitude Lake Management will have a display of fish and their boat. Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation Districts will show macro invertebrates and have their soil tunnel. DEQ and 4-H Adventure Club, Old Rag Naturalists will be making and finding wildlife tracks, Plus other organizations will have booths with displays, information and activities.

Give us a call for more information or to make a reservation 540-923-4231.

Red Hat Luncheon–March 30, 2017

Red Hat Luncheon–Thursday, March 30, 2017

All You Can Eat Fried Chicken Buffet $20.00

Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Hot Sides, Cold Sides, Fresh Yeast Rolls, Soft Beverage & Dessert!!!

Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Anyone can join us for lunch on this day–you do not have to be a Red Hat Member–but they sure do know how to have a great time!!!!




No other discounts apply.


2017 Graves Mountain Events

Horseback Riding at Graves Mountain

Our Horseback rides are designed to showcase the natural beauty of Graves Mountain, the valley of Syria, the orchards and mountains. You will cross streams, open fields and woodlands. We offer one hour, half-day and full-day rides every day at Graves Mountain Lodge. We also provide lead line rides for children.

Begin the day by arriving at Graves Mountain Lodge office 30 minutes prior to ride time to receive your horseback ride ticket. Riders will then proceed to the stables where they will be matched to the appropriate horse and adjust tack. Advance reservations are required for all rides especially for weekends and peak time in October.

Hour Long Rides – $40.00 per person
Hourly Rides Leave At: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

Half-Day Rides – $115.00 per person, 4-person minimum, 3 hours.
Departures from the stables at 9:30am and 1:30pm

Full-Day Rides – $220.00 per person, 4 person minimum, 6 hours.
Departures from the stable at 9:30 A.M. Lunch on the trail.

Pony Rides and Lead Lines – $5 per child – (scheduled at stables between trail rides)

For Reservations please call 540-923-4231 or Email Us at
For a full refund give at least a 24-hour cancellation notice.


You may also bring your own horse and ride our trails!!  Camping and Stalls available.

Graves Mountain on Virginia Living TV

Coach Vivian and Virginia Living TV came out to interview Mr. Graves and the family.  He also gives his insight on the history of Graves Mountain Lodge and tours through his house and the property.  Catch 40 minutes of prime TV. – Virginia Living TV


Graves Mountain Preserves and Gift Baskets – Order Now

What a great gift for Christmas or anytime of the year.  Graves Mountain has several baskets available or get your assorted preserves by the case.

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