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Shenandoah National Park Hiking

5 Must Hike Trails in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park Located at the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley and surrounded by the mystical Blue Ridge Mountains, Glen Gordon Manor is the perfect home base for visiting outdoor enthusiasts. Autumn is an incredible time of year to get out and explore the many trails and take in the sprawling views of our beautiful countryside. … Read More

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Our Guide to the Blue Ridge Wine Way

Head out on the Blue Ridge Wine Way! This Virginia wine trail is ideal for a quick weekend getaway from the D.C area, featuring 14 different wineries all pouring award-winning wines. Glen Gordon Manor is located in the heart of wine country, making it the perfect place to stay when you embark on your next wine adventure! … Read More

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Top Virginia Wineries Near DC Worthy Of A Weekend Getaway!

Virginia is for wine lovers! And nothing says “getaway” like touring beautiful vineyards and relaxing with a fantastic glass of vino. Book your stay at Glen Gordon Manor and explore all the top Virginia wineries near Washington DC in our own backyard! Our Favorite Wineries Linden Vineyards Just a twelve-minute drive from the Manor, Linden … Read More

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2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour and Festival

Come see the many local farms and businesses that are featured in the 2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour. September 26-27 The Farm Tour is self-guided and FREE; it features 30 farm and agricultural venues. Stop by a farm that interests you, do the whole tour, drop by a couple of the farms and then go to … Read More

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Step Into Mystery

Do you like murder mysteries or wine, or both? Narmada Winery in beautiful Amissville, VA is planning a super fun evening where an interactive game of Clues will be played. One of the members of the group has been murdered and therefore it is up to the other guest to figure out who committed the … Read More

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Glen Gordon Manor at the Castleton Festival

Chef Dayn Smith and Nancy Moon Smith moved to Virginia in 2006, and have been close friends with Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel ever since. As patrons of the arts and lovers of classical music and opera, they provided accommodations for singers and musicians during the first two years of the Castleton Festival. Over the past … Read More

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Vintner’s Dinner with Barboursville Winery

Preparations for our Winemaker’s Dinner on Friday, June 13, 2014 are in full swing. Chef Dayn Smith has crafted a brilliant menu which pairs perfectly with the award-winning wines of Barboursville Vineyards. Luca Paschina, the charismatic mastermind behind some of the best-known varietals that Virginia produces, will be presenting the pairings with each course. The poolside reception commences at … Read More

Think and Cook Like a Chef

June 8, 2014 Simple techniques for impressive results. Make your everyday meal five-star. Schedule • 1:00 pm Early Check-In • 2:00 to 5:00 pm In the Kitchen Hands on and/or demo. Students may enjoy a simple demonstration, with an explanation of the techniques used, or experience a full hands-on lesson, complete with a glass( or … Read More