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Book a Corporate Retreat the Whole Team Will Love

As a team leader, manager, executive, and so forth, how can you keep high morale within your teams? An essential part of keeping productivity in it’s prime is ensuring that individuals feel at ease with the whole team. Whether it’s discussing important business matters or participating in fun team activities, a well-executed corporate retreat can … Read More

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Weather the Winter at Glen Gordon Manor

As autumn passes, winter’s arrival is heralded by gently falling snow. It’s that time of the year again; the holidays are here! With the arrival of colder temperatures comes family celebrations like Thanksgiving and Christmas, perfect for spending the day inside with the ones you love. Nothing complements winter quite like a hot drink by the … Read More

Cooking Classes in Virginia with Chef Dayn Smith

Virginia Cooking Classes with Chef Dayn Smith

Meet the Man Behind the Apron Our gorgeous estate offers a luxurious retreat in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and amongst the grape vines of Virginia’s wine country. With beautiful bright rooms, modern amenities, 5-star restaurant and rejuvenating spa services, you won’t be able to escape the escape. In addition to the extreme comfort, … 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

Cooking classes with Chef Dayn

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