Fresh Air Adventure

Kayaking on the Rapidan

You’ll enjoy a three-hour paddle down the scenic Rapidan River from below the Spicers Mill dam to Madison Mills. Your float will be approximately 4.5 miles down river through mild rapids and relaxing flats, taking in the local fauna and wildlife. Rapidan River Kayak Company is a five-star rated outfitter, extremely knowledgeable about the river ecosystem, landscape, and all its history. They are located on the scenic Rapidan River in Orange, just two miles from Inn. No experience is necessary, and all your equipment is provided.   Reservations are required.

Note: Swimsuit or shorts and shirt in warm weather. If temperature is cool, add layers that can be shed as the day warms.  Shoes are required. Wear water shoes, water sandals, or old athletic shoes you don’t mind getting wet.  Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and we will supply water and a snack.

Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations for two nights
  • Morning coffee & tea outside your door
  • Sumptuous two-course breakfast each morning
  • Late afternoon appetizers featuring Virginia wine
  • Evening turndown service with chocolates
  • Kayaking down the Rapidan River with Rapidan River Kayak Company (a couple of miles away)

2-night stay during the week – $465.00 per couple/Weekend 2-night stay – $555.00

These special rates apply when you call (540) 661-1293  and mention “I would like to put my fanny in the Rapidanny.”

Up, Up and Away

Experience the sunrise or the Blue Ridge Mountain sunset from a hot air balloon.  Weather permitting, you can take off from the Inn’s property and experience a romantic fantasy adventure as you drift quietly along in one of the oldest forms of air travel. Yes, you can even take this flight in the winter!  Once you are up there, you never know where the wind will take you but,  you will be the hands of an extremely experienced pilot. This is great for birthdays, anniversaries, wedding proposals or just for the fun of it. Please make your request 14 days in advance of your arrival.

Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations for two nights
  • Morning coffee & tea outside your door
  • Sumptuous two-course breakfast each morning
  • Late afternoon appetizers featuring Virginia wine
  • Evening turndown service with chocolates
  • Either an early sunrise or sunset balloon ride for 2 with five star rated Monticello Country Ballooning

2-night stay during the week – $780.00 per couple/Weekend 2-night stay – $870.00  These special rates apply when you mention “I need a day to drift away.”

Horseback Trail Rides

Trail riding on horseback at nearby Oakland Heights Farm with take you up the mountain and near the pathway James Madison and Thomas Jefferson use to take to visit one another.  Trail guide included and the stories he tells are not extra! It is conveniently ten minutes from the Inn and this horse farm is owned and managed by one of Virginia’s finest. One hour trail ride with guide.

Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations for two nights
  • Morning coffee & tea outside your door
  • Sumptuous two-course breakfast each morning
  • Late afternoon appetizers featuring Virginia wine
  • Evening turndown service with chocolates
  • A scenic trail ride on horseback at Oakland Heights Farm

2-night stay during the week – $420.00 per couple/Weekend 2-night stay – $510.00  These special rates apply when you mention “I’d like to kick back on horse back.”

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