Wondering what on earth to do? What tourist attractions are nearby?
Relax at Greenock Manor built in 1895 to escape the hustle and bustle! Awaken in luxury as the sunlight trickles in from our 12 foot high Victorian windows. Explore a historic, small town off the beaten track, surrounded by picturesque countryside as you venture out to trace your steps through three presidents homes, Ashlawn, Monticello and Montepellier. Civil War battlefields and museums are also nearby.
Refresh your taste buds on the way to Greenock Manor by stopping at one of several major tourist attractions – our world class wineries that produce excellent Chardonnays and Cabernet Frank wines.
Shop at some unique Gift Shops, or browse through some delightful undiscovered Antique Shops and Art Galleries in town and on country back roads. Our wonderful manor also boasts a unique, hand crafted selection of gemstone jewelry pieces. Visit our selection which is on display in our library.
Hike at Old Rag Mountain (steep hikes for the brave hearted) or hike comfortably at the Montepelier estates 2700 acres.
In the morning, take delight by strolling in our breathtaking garden where trees date back to over 100 years ago, or simply sip coffee to the music of birds on our wonderful historic wrap around porch overlooking our tranquil grounds.
Tourist Attractions Rich in Virginia History
For those interested in taking in the rich local heritage, there are plenty attractions and plenty to see and do.
The James Madison Museum dedicated to local history and to the father of our constitution is only a short stroll, in walking distance from Greenock Manor. James Madison’s home, Montpelier and several of Virginia’s finest Wineries as well as numerous Civil War sites are also only a short distance from us.
After your days tour or casual drive through some of Virginia’s most scenic countryside, return to Greenock Manor to relax. Whether your travels bring you for a night or a weekend or an extended stay you will agree our hospitality and accommodation reflect the quality and comfort desired by even the most discerning tastes.
Here are some of our favorite tourist attractions in the area:
The Barbecue Exchange in neighboring Gordonsville
http://www.bbqex.com/ (Gordonsville 9 miles from us/ does wonderful BBQ and Brisket)
The Ice House (Gordonsville : a short 15min drive from us)
Forked On Main Restaurant
http://forkedonmain.com/ (2 minutes away in Orange/a little more upmarket)
Iron Pipe Brewery (2minutes away in Orange /casual and great wood fired pizzas)
The Palladio Restaurant At Barboursville Winery (romantic with great views -important to book a reservation ahead)
The SilkMill Grill (3 minutes away / Historical restuarant /comfortable with a large menu of great choices)
The Blue Ridge Cafe (18minutes drive from us/comfortable with a large menu of great choices)
La Naranja Mexican Restaurant (2minutes from us /Casual with an outdoor terrace /pet friendly)
The Michie Tavern (Go here if you visit Montecello or Charlottesville as its a must see! We love it!)
The Well Hung Vineyard Restaurant on Gordonsville High Street
Main Street Tavern in Orange, VA
https://www.bbvwine.com/ Barboursville Wine Farm (14 miles away)
http://www.burnleywines.com/burnley/ (16 miles way)
Ducard Vineyards (38 min drive from us)
http://hortonwine.com/ (12 miles away)
http://www.firstcolonywinery.com/ (Now known as Thatch Winery 19 miles away)
http://jeffersonvineyards.com/ (27 miles away)
http://www.keswickvineyards.com/ (16 miles away)
http://www.princemichel.com/ (16 miles away)
Http://www.skydiveorange.com/ (1 mile away)
http://www.lakeannaonline.com/ (17 miles away)
LAKE ANNA STATE PARK http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/lake-anna?rewrite_uri=state_parks/lak#location (boating fishing ,picnics and hiking)
Boating Marina (17 miles away) http://www.christopherruncampground.com/
Guided Fishing Adventure http://www.jimhemby.com/default.html
LAKE ORANGE (6 miles away)
Hot Air Ballooning
http://virginiahotairballoon.com/ (call for link)
http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm Shanandoah National Park
http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/old-rag-hike-prep.htm Old Rag Mountain
https://www.montpelier.org/ (4 miles away)
https://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson (30 miles away) What a beautiful estate!
http://www.ashlawnhighland.org/ (32 miles away)
http://www.thejamesmadisonmuseum.org/biographies/james-madison/ (2 blocks away)