November 9, 2017
Posted by: Sharon Elswick
The Inn at Westwood Farm offers its guests a peaceful and rejuvenating rural retreat located just a short drive from major cities like Charlottesville, Richmond, and Washington D.C. If you are looking to escape the stress and crowds of urban or suburban life for the weekend, book a stay at the Inn at Westwood Farm. Set on 15 sprawling acres in Orange, Virginia, the Inn is the perfect way to get a taste of country living without traveling too far. The Inn itself is an elegantly appointed 1910 farmhouse built in the Greek Revival style, which you will notice in many of the region’s other historic buildings. On the grounds, you’ll also find a classic red barn, horse paddocks, beautiful gardens, chickens, and welcoming woods filled with oak, hickory, maple, and cedar trees.
There is something quaint and beautiful about the Inn at Westwood Farm any time of year: Snow covered pastures in the winter, golden-hued trees in the fall, blooming daffodil fields in the spring, blue skies and beautiful sunlit meadows in the summer. Because the Inn is also a working farm, many of the products you will find during your stay are directly sourced from the land. Innkeepers Elizabeth and Jay cultivate their own fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables, and eggs, all of which will make an appearance in your delicious homemade breakfast every morning. Each room is also adorned with freshly cut flowers from the garden. If you visit during the summer, bring along a basket and go berry picking on the grounds. We also recommend taking a stroll through the woods. If you are more of an indoors person, feel free to spend the day devouring a good book in the natural light of the Inn’s peaceful, well-stocked library.
The Westwood Inn offers a wide variety of packages, from something small like chocolate covered strawberries to something grand like a sunset ride in a hot air balloon. The Inn will also get you great deals at some of the region’s most famous attractions, including James Madison’s Montpelier, winery and brewery tours, and kayak trips down the rushing Rapidan River. While you are here, you are also encouraged to visit Monticello, the Barboursville Ruins, Ellwood Manor, and the well-known Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum. You’ll also be close to the excellent restaurants, shops, and galleries of downtown Orange. If you like to get outside, hike in Shenandoah National Park or climb Old Rag Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
Because of its peaceful ambiance and beautiful setting, the Inn at Westwood Farms is a popular destination for retreats, weddings, and events. One of the Inn’s unique offerings is its Yoga in the Barn getaway. This popular wellness retreat, offered during specific weekends of the year, includes two yoga sessions per day in the barn and a healthy two-course breakfast every morning, as well as appetizers and complimentary coffee and tea. During your downtime, you can arrange a massage, take long nature walks through the woods, or explore the region’s tourist sites. Another popular package is the President’s Tour, which will take you to the historic homes of James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe, as well as the famous Michie Tavern.
The Inn is also a beloved wedding destination. Couples from all over the eastern seaboard choose to tie the knot in front of the Inn’s classic red barn and host their reception on the grounds amongst the lush gardens, tall trees, and wide blue sky. The Inn has received many accolades from the likes of USA Today and Virginia Living Magazine. Plan a wedding, big or small, or an intimate wedding for two with one of their elopement packages. If you have ever dreamed of a farm wedding, whether it be for 2 or 200, the Inn at Westwood Farm is the destination for you.
Urban and suburban living can be stressful. If you are looking to escape, you simply can’t beat the beautiful landscape, convenient location, and country charm of the Inn at Westwood Farm.
Looking to plan a getaway from the pressures of urban or suburban life? Book a stay at the Inn at Westwood Farm for a rejuvenating rural retreat you won't forget.