Women’s Getaways In the Blue Ridge Mountains
Steal away for an indulgent, creative few days in the country: get massages, taste wine, play drums in your own drum circle, visit an herbalist for your own special potion, have a private yoga or dance class or just relax in the privacy of your own home away from home and catch up on your friends’ lives.
Sperryville, Virginia is an historic village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park, about an hour and a half west of Washington DC. It is surrounded by small farms and wineries, offers unique shops, galleries a wellness center, and is full of people interested in a healthy approach to life.
Enjoy a massage by a certified massage therapist in your own room, or go to the nearby wellness center for traditional spa treatments or massage.
Engage your creative spirits with pottery, glassblowing or stained glass workshops. Explore the magic of an herbal discovery workshop, complete with healthful potions (aphrodisiacs, immune-system boosters). Connect with the heartbeat of Mother Earth in a drum circle in the mountains! Enjoy your own private wine tasting at one of Rappahannock's family-owned wineries. You can choose what you want to do from a menu of unique renewal experiences described below.
Where will you stay? The House on Water Street in the quaint, turn-of-the century village of Sperryville (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) will host you in your home away from home for a few days of personal renewal.
The House on Water Street is a cozy, elegant four bedroom, fully furnished village farm house offering privacy, all the comforts of home, soothing sounds of the Thornton River, a “Spring House” for sipping wine or reading outdoors, and a Vermont Casting stove for a cozy winter evening! www.TheHouseonWaterStreet.com
We pride ourselves on helping you discover the "hidden jewels" of Sperryville and surrounding Rappahannock County—the special activities that are not in the guidebooks. We tailor a mountain getaway to meet the interests of your group.
Contact coordinator Barbara Adolfi at 540 987-9706; firstname.lastname@example.org
Swedish, Deep Tissue and Reflexology are just some of the massage therapies offered (with hot stone treatments) by the certified massage therapists that will come to you, or you can go to their nearby studio. Prices start at $85 for an hour. Spa services (facials, nails) are also available.
Make your own song, reduce stress and uplift your spirits with group drumming. No musical experience needed; instruments provided. Sessions start at $120 for an hour plus.
A relaxing hour and a half to stretch the body and relax the mind with a private yoga class. Prices vary according to number of participants, starting at $50 for a session.
Create an elixir and herbal tea just for you with the guidance of a professional herbalist, who will nourish and nurture you in the nearby Yurt. A two-hour session is $150; tonics and teas are priced separately.
Learn the basics of potting or painting on pottery in a fun private session with an experienced artist. Prices start at $50 for 1 hour, $15/hour for each additional person.
Adventures in Shenandoah National Park
The House on Water Street has teamed with Shenandoah Mountain Guides. SMG operates extensively in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia and is a permitted and licensed guiding/educational service provider for Shenandoah National Park. Shenandoah Mountain Guides is internationally known for quality instruction and guiding. With some of the best paddling streams and most remote mountain highlands in the eastern US located nearby, SMG offers exceptional educational programs in canoeing, backpacking, orienteering, survival/outdoor skills, mountain biking, outdoor leadership, rock climbing and environmental awareness. We can create a weekend ranging from Novice to Expert, depending on the level of your group. Take a look at www.TheHouseonWaterStreet.com, SNP Adventures, for sample descriptions.
We have six award winning wineries is the county that you can visit, either on your own or with our chauffeur.
Contact Barbara Adolfi (540) 987-9706 www.TheHouseonWaterStreet.com
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