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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

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The Perfect Honeymoon in Shenandoah Valley

It’s True, Virginia Really is for Lovers If you’re about to embark on your newest chapter in your love story and need the perfect place to get away to celebrate, look no further! Have your honeymoon in Virginia, it’s for lovers after all. And romance abounds in the peaceful and picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Retreat to … Read More

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Top Wine Festivals in Virginia You Can’t Miss

The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but your getaway will be especially memorable when you plan your stay during one of Virginia’s popular festivals featuring harness racing, fall color, jazz, and of course wine! Glen Gordon Manor makes a wonderful home base to enjoy all of our favorite … 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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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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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