Plan your visit before you get here with plenty of things to see and do near and around Goodstone Inn & Restaurant.
Barrel Oak Winery
Sun: 10:00 - 6:00
3623 Grove Lane,
Delaplane, Virginia 20144
Hours: The Tasting Room is open daily, Noon 'til Sunset
23595 Winery Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117
39025 John Mosby Hwy
Middleburg, Virginia 20117
38600 John Mosby Hwy
Middleburg, VA 20117
Three Fox Vineyards
Mon: 11am - 5pm
Thurs- Sat: 11am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm- 5pm
10100 Three Fox Ln.
Delaplane, VA 20144
Naked Mountain Winery
Fri-Sun: 11am - 6pm
2747 Leeds Manor Road
Markham, VA 22643
Stone Tower Winery
22860 James Monroe Highway
Aldie, VA, 20105
Lost Rhino Brewing
Mt. Defiance Cidery
207 W Washington Street
Middleburg, Virginia 20118
Catoctin Creek Distillery
Aldie Mill:Completed in 1809 this is Virginia’s only gristmill powered by two water wheels and was the largest mill in Loudoun County.
Hours: Weekends from April through November on weekends from 12pm-5pm
39401 John Mosby Hwy Aldie, Virginia, 20105 703-327-9777
Goose Creek Bridge:Built in 1802 as part of the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike, it is believed to be the oldest and longest arched stone bridge in Virginia.
Hours: Open dawn til dusk daily.
Location: off of Route 50 west of Middleburg, in Atoka Virginia (follow road signs to bridge)
The Marshall House:The home of General George C. Marshall, creator of the Marshall plan, from 1941 until 1959, the house is a wonderful example of American life during and after The Second World War.
Hours: Open June through August from 1pm til 5pm.
Park at 310-312 east Market Street Leesburg Virginia 20176 and follow signs to main house.703-777-1301
Morven Park:The sprawling mansion of both Italianate and Greek Revival design is the centerpiece of a one thousand acre estate once owned by two Virginia governors. The property also features two museums, the Hound & Hunt Museum dedicated to the areas rich equestrian past, as well as the Winmill Carriage Museum showcasing many unique and elaborate historic modes of transportation.
Hours: Open daily from 11am until 5pm
7263 Southern Planter Lane Leesburg, Virginia 20176703-777-2414
Mount Zion Historic Park:Built in 1851, this church was a meeting place for Colonel John S. Mosby the famous “Grey Ghost” and his men. Grounds are open during daylight hours until dusk.
Hours: Tours of the church are done by appointment only.
40309 John Mosby Hwy Aldie, Virginia, 20105 703-327-9777
National Sporting Library
The National Sporting Library & Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution has over 26,000-books dating from the 16th-21st centuries. The Museum, a renovated and expanded historic building on the Library campus, houses exhibits of American and European animal and sporting art.
Museum Admission for non-members: Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Youth (13-18) $8, Children (12 & under) free. Museum is free on Wednesdays and the last Sunday of each month.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
102 The Plains Road Middleburg, VA 20118 540-687-6542
Oatlands Plantation:Built in 1804 Oatlands is a wonderfully preserved estate with four acres of terraced English gardens, a large Greek Revival mansion, and the oldest propagation green house in America, built in 1810.
Hours:Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane Leesburg, VA 20175703-777-3174
The native garden plantings at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant attract many beautiful birds and other wildlife to the property. The American Bird Conservancy identified many bird species during their visit. Plans are underway to add additional native plantings to protected areas such as the fish pond, and ornamental beds to attract more species of birds. Bring your camera, binoculars and sketchbook on your next visit and check out the magnificent birds on the estate! If you forget your binoculars, just ask for a pair at the office.
Enjoy a scenic hike along Goose Creek which borders the estate to explore birding at its best. There is over a mile of creek frontage along the hiking trail as well.
American Bird Conservancy identified the following birds on the Goodstone estate:
American Goldfinch, American Robin, Barn Swallow, Belted Kingfisher, Black Vulture, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue Jay, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brown Thrasher, Canada Goose, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren,, Chipping Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Blue Bird, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, European Starling, Grasshopper Sparrow, Great-crested Flycatcher, House Sparrow, House Wren, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird
We’ve seen others a well, such as Bald Eagle, Barred Owl, Great Blue Heron, Pileated Woodpecker, Snow Goose, Wild Turkey. Won’t you help add to our list?
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
Enjoy the serenity and tranquil beauty of Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 725-acres nestled in the heart of Loudoun County, VA. Explore the diverse successional fields, hardwood forests, wetlands, and riverine habitat.
Visit the Preserve any weekend! Offering over 20 miles of maintained trails, there are ample opportunities for wildlife observation. Residents of the area include: beaver, deer, foxes, bats, numerous species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and plants.
Hours: Weekends 8am - 4pm, other times by appointment
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Hotspots:
In addition to our own hiking trails here are some local spots that are well known for their scenic beauty.
Sky Meadows State Park:
11012 Edmonds Lane, Rte. 17, Delaplane, VA 20144With rolling pastures and woodlands, the park boasts beautiful vistas of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and access to the Appalachian Trail. Activities include hiking, primitive camping, picnicking, fishing, and horseback riding. Nature and history programs introduce visitors to the unique ecology and rich history of the area. The historic Mount Bleak House is open for tours, April through November.12 miles of hiking trails with access to the Appalachian Trail; 6 miles of bridle trails (all natural-surface trails)
Location: The park consists of 1,862-acres and is located less than 2 miles south of Paris, VA, via US Route 50 to Route 17 South. The entrance to the park is located on State Route 710, Delaplane, Virginia.Parking/Admission: $3 per vehicle (weekdays); $4 per vehicle (weekends & holidays); $3 per horse trailer.Phone (540) 592-3556.
18393 Blueridge Mountain Road Bluemont, VA 20135 The gate to Bears Den Trail Center opens at 8am and closes at 9pm. The lodge and store is open to the public from 5pm to 9pm, unless there is a private party reservation. The grounds are open to exploring during the open gate hours. Please park in the day use lot ($3 fee).
Location: 18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA 20135 Loudoun CountyPhone: 540-554-8708
Balls Bluff Battlefield
Surrounding the Ball's Bluff National Cemetary, this regional park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the largest Cival War engagement to take place in Loudoun County. Hiking trails and interpreative signs.
Ball’s Bluff RoadLeesburg, VA 21076703-737-7800
Manassas National Battlefield
Mannassas National Battlefield Park was established in 1940 to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles. Located a few miles north of the prized railroad junction of Manassas, Virginia, the peaceful Virginia countryside bore witness to clashes between the armies of the North and the South in 1861 and 1862.
Hours: The park is open daily from dawn til dusk.
12521 Lee HighwayManassas, VA 20109703-361-1339
Monacacy National Battlefield
The Battle of Monacacy is known as the battle that saved Washington, DC. Set on 1,647 scenic acres of rolling farm fields with historic buildings nestled about the property and sweeping panoramas along the scenic Monocacy River. Six hiking trails that range from a half mile to over five miles.
Hours: Park open from dawn til dusk.
5201 Urbana ParkFrederick, MD 21704301-662-3515
Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park
Maple Avenue Purcellville, VA 703-729-0596
This 45-mile long paved multi-use recreational trail runs from Purcellville to Shirlington and was built on the former railroad bed of the W&OD Railroad. The park includes an adjacent path for horseback riding, which runs 33 miles from Purcellville to Vienna.
Middleburg Polo Academy
20221 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA 540-272-3820
John Mosby Hwy Aldie, VA 703-327-0444