After such a brutal winter, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy what Loudoun offers at springtime! Every year, Loudoun County opens its doors to offer us behind the scenes tours through Loudoun’s gardens, stables, farms, B&Bs, and more. These self-guided tours travel through Loudoun’s scenic countryside in the peak of the spring season to explore a variety of properties – many not normally open to the public. From vineyards to gardens, historic sites to stables, these events are your backstage pass to Loudoun.
Explore all that DC’s Wine Country has to offer during the 6th Annual Loudoun Bed & Breakfast Guild Open House and Self-Guided Tour (May 4). Numerous B&Bs, typically open only to guests, welcome you to tour their properties as they host local wineries, distilleries, restaurants, and caterers to give you a taste of our wine country experience. This free tour also features prize drawings for weekend stays, gourmet gift baskets, and more.
The Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour (May 17-18) takes you around the heart of rural Loudoun, along scenic byways and gravel roads, and onto the farms and vineyards that make Loudoun DC’s Wine Country. Each stop on the tour offers visitors an opportunity to learn about Loudoun’s agriculture – from wine making to raising animals to growing produce. Plant sales, winery tours, and seeing the baby animals are just a few of the activities visitors can enjoy during this free two day tour.
Known by many as the nation’s “Horse and Hunt Capital”, the Middleburg area is home to exquisite farms, magnificent stables, and expansive training facilities. During the 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour(May 24-25) visitors are welcomed to explore these premier Thoroughbred breeding farms, show hunter barns, and country estates. Few of these sites are normally open to the public, making this a unique experience in Northern Virginia’s horse country.
(exerpts from visitloudoun.com)