Itinerary Ideas

Here are just a few ideas for a planned day. As I find out more good ideas we will add them!

Hiking comes First! If you hike Ravens Rock or Bears Den (listed in the hiking tab) after the large breakfast at Stone Gables, you can pop over to a few places nearby that have excellent views, wine or beer, and snacks:
Dirt Farm Brewing https://dirtfarmbrewing.com/
Bear Chase Brewing Company https://bearchasebrew.com/
Then you can come back...take a dip in the pool and head to downtown Leesburg for dinner and the bar scene.
 
A leisurely day along Rt 15 Antiquing - If you like to poke around in some antique stores but also want to visit a brewery or winery along the way, you can drive up to Lucketts and visit Old Luckett Store https://www.luckettstore.com/. While there you might as well pop into Vanish brewery https://vanishbeer.com/ for a cold beer! As you head back you can stop at On a Whim https://www.facebook.com/pinksilo/, Rust and Feathers https://rustandfeathers.com/, and Hummingbirds Nest. You can also stop at Fabbioli vineyard and winery http://www.fabbioliwines.com/, Lost Creek https://www.lostcreekwinery.com/, Winery 32 https://www.winery32.com/, Tarara https://www.tarara.com/, or Hidden Brook http://www.hiddenbrookwinery.com/.
 
On the river! If you like kayaking or tubing you can head to Harpers Ferry and check out https://harpersferryadventurecenter.com/?utm_source=googlelocallistings&utm_medium=organic. We have done the tubing here and had a blast. While in the area you can hike: https://www.nps.gov/hafe/planyourvisit/hikes.htm and visit Harpers Ferry Brewery (great views!)...on the way back there will be a variety of wineries you will drive by:  Maggie Malick Wine Caves, Two Twisted Posts Winery, Breaux Vineyards, 869 Estate Vineyards, Hillsborough Vineyards and Brewery, and near Hillsboro is Old 690 Brewing Company http://www.old690.com/

Spirits Anyone?! Catoctin Creek Distilling Company is a fun place to visit. They have a nice tour with samplings. To make a day of it, leave Stone Gables and visit the brand new winery we haven't even been to yet. Three Creeks Winery  https://www.3creekswinery.com/ or The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards https://www.thebarnsathamiltonstation.com/. Then head to Purcellville to check out Catoctin Creek Distillery https://catoctincreekdistilling.com/. For lunch you can go to Market Burger Fries and Shakes (so darn good!!) or Monks BBQ for awesome BBQ https://monksq.com/. There is also Magnolias at the Mill https://www.magnoliasmill.com/ and the West End Wine Bar and Pub https://westendwinebarpub.com/.

Zipping it! Ziplining and horseback riding can be reserved at Salamanders Resort and Spa in Middleburg, VA. Along the way to Middleburg you will pass the following wineries (https://www.chrysaliswine.com/, https://www.50westvineyards.com/, https://canavineyards.com/, https://experiencegreenhill.com/reservations/ and Mt. Defiance Cider Barn https://www.mtdefiance.com/). Salamanders Resort and Spa https://www.salamanderresort.com/ has equestrian programs, ziplining, and a spa. Check it out! You can eat there or grab lunch or dinner in Middleburg at Side Saddle Cafe, Red Horse Tavern, Market Salamander https://www.salamanderresort.com/dine/market-salamander#about , or Red Fox Inn and Tavern http://www.redfox.com/.

A little history. The quaint towns of Aldie and Middleburg are fun to poke around in. On the way there you can learn a little local history. Mt Zion Historic Park https://www.novaparks.com/parks/mt-zion-historic-park, and the Aldie Mill Historic Park https://www.novaparks.com/parks/aldie-mill-historic-park. There is also the Aldie Peddler http://www.aldiepeddler.com/ and the Little Apple Pastry Shop https://littleapplepastryshop.com/ to check out.