Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works opened in the cellar of the B&B in 2014. Besides being available to B&B guests, it is also open to the public. The small batch craft beer features local, seasonal ingredients, including local barley malted by our neighbors at Copper Fox Distillery. Visit the Biergarten!
Pen Druid Brewing (.5 mi.) specializes in barrel-aged and mixed fermentation beers. Three local brothers started the brewery in August 2015, and serve their beers in a friendly casual tasting room. A must stop for a beer lover.
Old Busthead Brewery is a long time favorite and located 25 miles north in Warranton, VA.
Sperryville is surrounded by several award-winning wineries that offer tastings and tours. Pick up a wine map and enjoy a day of gazing at the countryside bounded by mountains and tasting the fruits of the vintners’ labor. Feel free to ask for directions and recommendations during or in advance of your stay.
Tour A local Distillery
Sperryville is home to Copper Fox Distillery, which makes Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky and Copper Fox Rye Whisky and Vir Gin, among other specialty options. The distillery tour, offered multiple times daily, is educational and lots of fun! You can also do some tasting and shopping during your visit.
The Castleton Theater offers occasional performances of well-known artists, and is 20 minutes away.
The Theatre at Washington, Virginia is a 218-seat theater just 6 miles away and presents a wide variety of professional musical and dramatic performances, usually on weekends.
Scenic country roads around Sperryville offer lots of riding options. Your innkeepers can recommend routes as short or as long as you like.
Nearby farms offer tours and opportunities to pick your own fruit in season: berries, apples, peaches, pumpkins. Many of the farms are organic and/or feature sustainable farming methods. Talk to the farmer and enjoy the seasons through the fresh local food. Waterpenny Farm is a nearby farm with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Heritage Hollow Farms has their farm store about a half-mile from Hopkins Ordinary and offers grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing, kayaking, tubing and rafting are available on the nearby Shenandoah and Rapidan River. We can help direct you to the outfitters.
Front Royal Canoe - frontroyalcanoe.com
Shenandoah River Outfitters - shenandoahriver.com
Luray Caverns is less than half an hour away, and other caverns are nearby.
Luray Caverns - luraycaverns.com
Skyline Caverns - skylinecaverns.com
There are a number of streams and rivers in the area known for good fishing.
Page Valley Fly Fishing - pagevalleyflyfishing.com
Rose River Farm - roseriverfarm.com
Massages, manicures, pedicures, and other spa services are available close by, including Thai Massage right across the street. Or the therapists can come to the B&B for an in-room massage. Please tell us what you are looking for, and we can call for appointments.
Artist Studio Tour - First Weekend in November
The annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour is held the first Saturday and Sunday in November every year, from 10AM-5PM, in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Visit the studios of dozens of artists, many of them in their homes in the beautiful countryside, and tour more than a dozen galleries in the area. The Tour begins in “Little” Washington, Virginia, where you will be able to view representative artwork from all the studios and galleries and pick up a map with driving directions to all the locations.
In October and early November, the trees begin to get ready for winter, offering visitors sensational leaf peeping opportunities for which the area is famous. Start with the huge sugar maple directly across the street from the Ordinary and move toward Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch.
Driving Tours and Car Service
Don’t want to drive? We can recommend a car service with a sedan or limousine or classic car, or just a driver for your own car. This works well if you are touring wineries or just don’t want to drive after that special dinner. Advance reservations are required - we recommend booking well in advance. Try Integrity Chauffeur for a designated driver service or a more traditional sedan or limousine, or Rappahannock Flyer if you are looking for a classic ride.