Day One, Thursday, October 8, 2020
3:00pm Visit Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg VA, a preserved 1800s historic mansion on 415 acres of farmland and gardens and enjoy a cheese and wine reception.
5:30pm Enjoy dinner included at Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling VA, a modern American bistro is housed in a sprawling setting with a lakeside terrace.
7:30pm Check in at the Hampton Inn Cascades in Sterling, VA. Includes Baggage handling. Meals: D.
Day Two, Friday, October 9, 2020
7:30am Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
9:00am Visit Morven Park, a 1,000-acre historic estate and horse park. Located on the grounds are the Morven Park Mansion, the Winmill Carriage Museum, formal boxwood gardens, miles of hiking and riding trails, and athletic fields.
11:00am Visit The Marshall House, home of George C. Marshall, citizen-soldier-statesman and author of the Marshall Plan. Surrounded by gardens, it offered a retreat during WWII.
12:30pm Arrive to Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, take a short winery tour and enjoy wine tasting along with “A Little Bit of Loudoun” specialty food sampler for lunch. Zephaniah was recently named one of the top 25 wineries in the United States by Travel and Leisure. The house is c.1820 and a new timber-framed barn is used for groups and events. Visitors are greeted by the owners who are eager to talk about their wines and vineyard. You are made to feel at home on this family farm.
3:00pm Enjoy a Tasting at Stone Tower Winery.
5:00pm Enjoy dinner included at Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, with high-end New American fare & Virginia wines in a refined dining room, rustic bar or atrium.
Return to hotel. Meals: B, L, D.
Day Three, Saturday, October 10, 2020
8:30am Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Baggage handling is included.
11:00am Enjoy a Tasting at Breaux Vineyards, a Cajun owned and operated winery and vineyard.
Enjoy box lunch.
1:30pm Arrive at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Visitors Center. Meet GUIDE at the Visitor Center and tour Harper’s Ferry. Located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, this small town was once one of the most important in America. Now a National Historic Park, Harper’s Ferry is the site of John Brown’s raid of 1859, an event many believe started the Civil War. Be sure to catch the view from the old train trestle that overlooks the powerful convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
3:30pm Depart for Home. Meals: B, L.