Glen Gordon Manor is nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley, a serene retreat from the ordinary. An incredible stay awaits, your gateway to exquisite accommodations, fine dining, and a thriving local art scene. With a stay at our premier Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast, you can embark on a journey through galleries and art festivals, meet top local artists, and explore all the events that make this beautiful area a haven for art enthusiasts. Read on for an exclusive look at exciting artistic activities and plan your perfect getaway today.
Local Art Galleries
Some of the best art galleries in the area are just a short drive away from Glen Gordon Manor, the ideal way to spend a relaxing afternoon taking it all in:
- Explore Art & Clay: Take a more interactive approach to art exploration and participate in hands-on artistry with the opportunity to create your own pottery piece! They also host a unique gallery showcasing incredible local artisans with homemade goods including mugs, blown glass, paintings, photographs, and so much more! We highly recommend stopping by Main Street in Front Royal for a unique experience you’re sure to remember!
- Dwell Fine Art & Craft: Bathed in deep, rich colors and gentle hues, the art of Dwell will whisk you away to a serene mind-space. Abstract paintings and distinctive exhibits make a visit to this gallery an absolute must.
- Haley Fine Art: Featuring an eclectic collection from 19 fine artists, the exhibits range from thought-provoking paintings to stunning sculptures. Have an unforgettable time looking through these magnificent pieces and mark your calendars for exclusive events throughout the year, the ideal time to plan a visit!
Cultural Festivals and Events
The Shenandoah Valley is a vibrant hub for art and artistry, a long-running tradition with deep cultural roots dedicated to a truly diverse community. Attend incredible events showcasing the best our gorgeous area has to offer and make wonderful memories surrounded by nature’s tapestry:
- ShenArtsFest: This unique festival features the absolute best of the region with over 40 artisans attending and showcasing everything from sculptures and homemade jewelry to local photography and music. Walk down scenic Main Street and explore this pedestrian-friendly festival with so much to see and do, and don’t forget the special dance flash mob! Held every September, this event is an absolute must-see for art aficionados and lovers of local culture.
- Virginia Wine & Art Festival: Get ready for a delectable event that’s perfect for lovers of all things food and drink, a celebration of Virginia’s contributions to cuisine. You can sip refreshing wines, meads, and ciders of all kinds! Sample the very best and enjoy live music, local crafts, art, and much more.
- Rappahannock County Art Tour: Support local artists on the Fall Art Tour, held every year by the RAAC, and see why this event attracts visitors from around the world. All proceeds from the event go to the Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the arts in Rappahannock County.
Watch the drama play out live onstage at these performing arts venues with magnificent local shows, from intimate concerts to stunning shows:
- Winchester Little Theatre: A true cultural icon of the area, this playhouse is located in an old converted freight station that now holds five productions a year as well as other events. See stirring shows that pull at the heartstrings and make you burst out laughing from talented local actors and actresses.
Book An Artistic Escape
Unwind and savor the memories with a retreat to the luxurious comfort of Glen Gordon Manor. Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, our boutique inn offers a serene and elegant haven where, after a day filled with art and culture, you can reflect on the day’s discoveries. Our cozy rooms, exquisite dining, and scenic surroundings provide the perfect accompaniment to your art-filled adventure. Whether you’re an avid art collector or simply appreciate the beauty of local culture, we invite you to experience the best of the Shenandoah Valley’s art scene while indulging in unparalleled relaxation! Discover the enchanting blend of art and hospitality that awaits you at Glen Gordon Manor and make your visit to the Shenandoah Valley truly unforgettable.Book Now