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What’s There to Do in the Shenandoah Valley in January?

12 Jan What’s There to Do in the Shenandoah Valley in January?

See a Shakespearean play at the Blackfriars Theater in Staunton, Virginia. Much Ado About Nothing is playing January 6 – April 8 and Richard III opens on January 19. See  www.AmericanShakespeareCenter.com for more information.

At the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, the Stonewall Country Horse Show will be held January 19-22. This is an A rated hunter and jumper show.

If you need a place to stay, check us out at BlueberryHillFarmVA.com.

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Wander through the woods and wildlife habitat around spring fed streams and two ponds. Go fishing or row boating on the larger pond. It is stocked with largemouth bass and catfish. Enjoy the flower gardens. Help yourself to fruits and vegetables, blueberries and wild berries in season. Bring your field glasses to watch birds, and other wildlife. Visit the links below to discover what else there is to explore in the area. We have information, directions and maps here for your use in planning your activities and we will be glad to help you in any other way we can.

Other Attractions

Rockbridge Vineyards - tours and tasting 5 min away
Wades Mill - 10 min away
Working mill and fine kitchenware shop
Orchardside Yarn Shop + Berry Farm - 10 min away, next to Wades Mill
Pick your own berries in season
Polyface Farms - 30 minutes away
Alternative/organic farm of nationally know farmer and writer, Joel Salatin. For tours you need to book well in advance.

Caverns

Grand Caverns - in Grottos (45 min away)
Luray Caverns - in Luray (about 1 hour away)

Antiquing

There are many antique shops and malls in the area. Please see this list for Antique Malls and Dealers in the Shenandoah Valley.

Horse Shows

Virginia Horse Center - in Lexington, about 25 min away.
The premier venue in the state for showing horses, including rodeos.
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Historic Sites

Lexington – 25 min away
Homes of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee
Washington and Lee University
Virginia Military Institute
Sam Houston’s birthplace – north of Lexington
Horse and carriage tour of Lexington
Staunton – 30 min away
Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace and Presidential Library
Frontier Culture Museum - A living history museum featuring five different farms.
Shops in historic downtown district
Charlottesville – 50 min away
Monticello – home of Thomas Jefferson
Ashlawn-Highland – home of James Monroe
University of Virginia
New Market – Civil War battle site – 1 hour away

Nearby Attractions

McCormick Farm, Steeles Tavern – 5-10 min away
Place where Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper in 1831. Reconstructed mill and small museum.
Old Stone Church & Cemetary – short walk over the crest of hill to the west of the house.
Historic building, c.1793 and graves of several Revolutionary soldiers.
Pioneer Farm – at Humpback Rocks (also a good place to hike) at milepost 5 along the Blue Ridge Parkway – 35-40 min away.
Working Appalachian farm of the 19th century with living history demonstrations and occasional musical performances.
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Theater

American Shakespeare Theater - Staunton
Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts - Washington and Lee University, Lexington
Lime Kiln Theater, outdoor theater and music - Lexington
Ashlawn-Highland, outdoor opera and music theater, Saturdays in summer - Charlottesville
Clark’s Ole Time Music Center – live bluegrass and old-time music and dancing, Friday nights - Raphine (10 min away)

Movies

Hull’s Drive In, north of Lexington – 20 min away – one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters on the East coast
Visulite, Staunton – first run independent films

There are numerous regular movie theaters in Staunton, Lexington, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg

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Horseback Riding

During the Spring and Fall guided trail rides are available at nearby New Meadow Farm. Year-round guided trail rides are available at Star B Stables in Staunton.

Hiking

St Mary's Wilderness Area - about 10 min drive
Blue Ridge Parkway - You can access the Appalachian Trail from the Parkway, as well as other trails. About 15 min drive.
Crabtree Falls - Highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi. About 25 min drive.

Visit the Staunton website for good info on additional hiking areas.

Biking

We can provide you with directions to get you going. Many bike tours are planned for the scenic roads in this area.

Swimming

Sherando Lake – 45 min away
Rockbridge County pool – 10 min away

Fishing

Besides fishing for large mouth bass or catfish in our pond, there is trout fishing in the nearby St Mary's Wilderness Area. Visit the Lexington website for additional information.

Skiing

Wintergreen Resort – about 1 hour away
Massenutten Resort – about 1 hour away

Hunting

Go hunting for deer, bear, wild turkey, grouse and other small game in season in two nearby national forests.
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Off-season rates: January 2nd - March 15th.

For double occupancy: Regular Rates Off-Season
1st night of stay $110 $100
2nd night of stay $90 $80
3rd + subsequent nights $70 $60
Single occupancy is $10 less per night.
A third person is $20 more per night.
Two night minimum on weekends (Friday and Saturday nights).
Weekly Rate Regular Rates Off-Season
Single Occupancy $425 $300
Double Occupancy $475 $350
Triple Occupancy $575 $450

Breakfast Basket for Two

$20 for one morning or $30 for two mornings. It includes home baked muffins, farm fresh eggs, microwavable sausages, homemade granola, cereal, yogurt, fruit of the season, milk, and juice. (Tea, coffee, creamer, and sweetener are already included in the basic kitchen supplies.)

Wine Cheese & Homemade Bread Package

$25. It includes a bottle of wine from neighboring Rockbridge Vineyard (your choice of Tuscarora Red or Tuscarora White), a wedge of farmstead cheese from nearby Mountain View Farm, and a small loaf of my freshly baked artisan bread.

Senior discount of 10% for those 60 and over.

Taxes are an additional 9.3%

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Suite and Ammenities

The suite includes one large air-conditioned bedroom with a queen size bed and a daybed, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, a year-round (heated) sun room/sitting room and a large porch for your private use.
Linens, towels, kitchenware, tableware, basic staples, and a wide selection of coffee and tea are provided. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator and is equipped with a microwave oven, toaster, and Mr Coffee maker.
You are free to use the outdoor gas grill and picnic table. A TV and DVD player are available, as well as wireless internet service.
Children 12 and over are welcome. The suite is not suitable for pets.
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