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The Area

Points of Interest:

Madison County
Madison Chamber of Commerce website with more links of places to visit.

Hebron Lutheran Church
Oldest Lutheran church in continuous use in the United States. Close by near Madison (15-minute drive). Open by appointment.

Yoder’s Country Market
You will find a cozy, down-home atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The aroma of homemade soups and fresh baked breads (made from scratch with no preservatives) add to the warm atmosphere. The shelves are filled with dried fruits, nuts, natural snacks, baking supplies, etc. – all hand packed in clear plastic bags. (15 minute drive)

E.A Clore Furniture Factory – (15 minute drive)
Since 1830, E. A. Clore Sons, Inc. has specialized in expertly handcrafted early American furniture that remains treasured for many years to come. From exact mortise-and-tenon construction and precision dove tailed drawers, to air-seasoned hardwoods and rich, hand-rubbed lacquer finishes, our commitment to age-old woodworking techniques and distinctive designs comes through every piece of well-built Clore furniture we produce.  Located in Madison, VA.

The Virginia Piedmont – links covering Madison, Orange, Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahanock

Rappahannock County
Guide to places of interest in Rappahannock County, including Sperryville.
Town of Sperryville – novelty shops and antiques on the way to Luray Caverns and the Skyline Drive (25 minutes drive).

Skyline Drive
A lovely ride along the Blue Ridge (30 minutes from the lodge).

Luray Caverns
Tours available throughout the caves carillon concert and antique auto museum (1 hour drive).

Shenandoah Valley
Picturesque towns, antiques, hikes, canoeing, bike trails and the caverns are available here. Civil war history is preserved at the New Market Battle Field and Museum ( 1 ½ hour drive).

Culpeper County
Chamber of Commerce for Culpeper with related links.

Home of President Thomas Jefferson, a few minutes south of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia (1 hour 15 minute drive).

Greene County
Greene County Chamber of Commerce with related links.

Home of President James Madison, four miles south of Orange, VA (45 minute drive).

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Gettysburg to Monticello – links of sites located in the Hallowed Ground for Madison

Civil War Battlefields
Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg National Military Park and museum (1 hour and 15 minute drive).

The Vineyards
Virginia Wines Guide – Useful source for locating local vineyards.

Prince Michel Vineyards -(20 minute drive)
When Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery founded in 1982 a vision was formed out of the love of Virginia and its relationship with the vine.  Prince Michel has since grown to become one of the largest, most widely distributed, and  recognized wineries in the state and along the east coast.   Located in the heart of Virginia Wine Country, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery is home to both Prince Michel and Rapidan River wines.

DuCard Vineyards – (5 minute drive) :
Virginia’s newest (and only solar powered) winery is just around the corner, and is a nice getaway activity for our guests to enjoy. The newly constructed tasting room features gorgeous views of vines, mountain stream and the Shenandoah National Park. Open for tastings 11 AM – 6 PM Friday through Sunday plus holiday Mondays, and by appointment. Also offers vineyard tours with a unique focus on the viticulture practices used in growing the grapes.

Early Mountain Vineyard – (15 minute drive)

While these days we host more wine connoisseurs than founding fathers, Early Mountain Vineyards continues a historic tradition of hospitality and welcomes your group—large or small—to come drink local, eat local, and taste the Best of Virginia wines. After exploring Early Mountain Vineyards and experiencing our hospitality, you’ll likely return. George Washington did.  Located in Madison on Route 230 towards Wolftown, VA