Make a weekend of it

Orange County has lots to see and do before or after the Races. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy some more of what Orange County has to offer.

Orange County is a remarkable place. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont there is lots to see and do. Stroll down the tree-lined boulevards in our downtowns, hike through a corn maze or visit America’s roots at Montpelier, Orange County is a community where the past is abundantly present and the beauty of nature surrounds you.

Schedule some time to explore either before or after the Races.

Inns of Montpelier

Luxurious and unique accommodations close to the Races make coming early or extending your stay easy. This link gives information on all 6 of the Inns of Montpelier

All seven Orange county wineries will be open for tastings from 11-5 Thursday—Sunday of Race Week, Nov. 4-7. Some have extended hours or special events. Click on the individual listings below for more detailed information

Village of Gordonsville

The nearby Village of Gordonsville is a great place for a stroll and meal during your race weekend.  

Charming shops line Main Street and several great local restaurants offer a wide variety of  dining


Here’s some additional information about charming Gordonsville

A Weekend Guide to Visiting Gordonsville





Liberty Mill Farm

Right around the Corner from the Races is Liberty Mill Farm, home to the country’s largest corn maze-and lots more fun autumn activities for the whole family

Montpelier and the Market at Grelen

Explore all Montpelier has to offer; archeology, house tours and walking trails to nearby Market at Grelen for a meal or shopping at their one of a kind country market