Historic Escape in Middletown, Virginia

Group 6 Middletown, Virginia
Spring, Fall
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About the location

Just an hour West of Washington, DC, is a quick getaway to a wonderful weekend destination. Middletown, VA provides hiking, kayaking, canoeing, breweries, wineries, Civil War battlefields, trails and splendid dining options. The views of the Blue Ridge, Allegheny and Massanutten mountains are just breathtaking, the Shenandoah Valley snakes along the way and creates scenic, Shenandoah Valley vistas.  

Guide Highlights

Belle Grove Plantation & Cedar Creek National Historical Park

Belle Grove Plantation is a stunning example of Jeffersonian architecture, built by President James Madison's brother-in-law.

Stay at the oldest continuously operating inn in America - The Wayside Inn

Since 1797, Wayside Inn has offered accommodations, colonial dining and entertainment to visitors from around the world.

Guide Summary

Visitors can expect a local guide, that has some hidden gems and authentic experiences and connections. Filled with wonderful characters and small town charm along the way.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Charles Harbaugh IV

    Charles Harbaugh IV

    Nonprofit Executive Director of Access Independence - that helps people with disabilities & Promotes Independent Living, Mayor of Middletown 2012 - Present, Business and Marketing Professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, Author, Event Planner, Broadcaster, Reenactor and travel lover. I hope to help you create unique experiences and long-lasting memories!

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