HOPS, HOOVES AND HISTORIC PLACES
Enjoy a scenic drive along the back roads to Swover Creek Farm Brewery. Nestled in the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley, Swover Creek Farms is a Virginia Century Farm that has been in the same family for over 100 years. Enjoy seasonal, small batch beers brewed using many of their own local ingredients including a Blueberry Wheat, Blackberry Shandy or Rye IPA. This pet friendly brewery also features farm crafted sausages and wood-fired pizzas for those looking for a bite to eat.
Travel Routes 42 and 263 beyond Bryce Resort to the historic town of Orkney Springs where you will find Shrinemont nestled in the mountains at the foot of the Great North Mountain in the George Washington National Forest. The medicinal waters and curative powers of the numerous springs throughout Orkney Springs brought travelers to this quaint village for years since the early 19th century. The Virginia House, which was the original Orkney Springs Hotel was completed in 1873 and includes a 5000 square foot ballroom and 40×100 foot dining hall and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take advantage of the numerous trails that surround the property while you are there to enjoy nature and your surroundings. Shrinemont is also home to the summer music series, The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival where visitors can catch 1st class musical acts in an intimate setting. Pack a picnic, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy music under the stars.
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