Sip, Stay, and Explore: Hiking Trails and Virginia Wines

Escape to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley for a weekend retreat filled with hiking, wine tasting, and more.

Enjoy a relaxing stay at The Blackburn, a private winery tour and tasting at Barren Ridge Vineyards, excellent food from our award-winning restaurants, and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Here’s your itinerary:

Day 1:

Chocolate covered strawberries and Prosecco await your arrival in your plush room at The Blackburn Inn. After a glass of bubbly, stroll the streets of historic downtown Staunton and enjoy an el fresco dinner with Staunton’s Dine Out in Downtown program. Dinner voucher to BLU Point Seafood or Zynodoa included in package.

Day 2:

Wake up to a made-from-scratch breakfast at The Blackburn. Then hit the road ready to explore our great outdoors. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, take in the scenic views on a hike and picnic lunch (included in package). With hundreds of miles of hiking trails choose from Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway or the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. A hiking map, put together by avid hikers Rob and Angela of Barren Ridge, is included in your package with recommendations on area hikes and helpful tips.

After your hike, unwind at the picturesque Barren Ridge Vineyards. Take a private tour of the vineyard, learning about the process of wine making, the cycle of vines, and the impacts of climate, weather, and soil. With breathtaking views of the Valley, listen to music on the patio as you enjoy a bottle of wine along with a tapas dinner (included in package).

Day 3:

Wake up refreshed and start your journey home after brunch at The Blackburn. Not ready to say goodbye? Check out Staunton’s main street with eclectic shops, art galleries, and museums.

Let this weekend linger in your heart and when you open a bottle of Barren Ridge wine at home, memories will come back to you to this perfect getaway

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Available Until: June 30, 2022
Package Length: 2


Vineyard Walk and Talk
1 hour private vineyard walk and talk at Barren Ridge Vineyards
Cheese & charcuterie to include choice of salami, artisanal cheese, organic olives and crackers or baguette with a bottle of Barren Ridge Vineyards’ Rose

Dinner Voucher
$50 dinner voucher for BLU Point Seafood or Zynodoa

Picnic for Two
Two sandwiches on ciabatta with turkey, ham and salami, topped with lettuce and a red pepper cheese spread.  Served with a pesto caprese pasta salad, chips and cookies.

Breakfast for Two
Breakfast at the Second Draft Bistro.  Served Friday-Sunday from 7 am-11 am.

Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries Arrival
A bottle of sparkling wine and decadent chocolate-covered strawberries placed in your room ready for your arrival. Packaged and placed in the room following Stay Safe procedures.