The Shenandoah Valley is peppered with charming, historic towns. One of our favorites to explore is Woodstock, VA located an easy 30 minute drive from Bryce Resort. Woodstock, founded in 1761, is Virginia’s fourth oldest town.

 

Its important to start any day with a good breakfast, especially if that day includes wine and beer tasting. If your heart desires a sit-down breakfast, Woodstock Café is a must. For something lighter, try Flour & Water Co. just across the street for some of the best pastries in the Valley.

 

With a full belly, take some time to explore the town. Just a few doors down from the Woodstock Café is Nate & Main. Here, you’ll find a constantly changing selection of unique gifts, antiques and more. We rarely leave empty handed!

 

Now that breakfast & shopping are done, it’s time to head to Muse vineyards for some winetasting and a hike through the vines. Enjoy a flight (or two) along with a Charcuterie platter and take in the views of the Shenandoah River and Massanutten Mountain. The vineyard wine trail is a must, winding through the vines and down to the river.

 

If you are feeling extra motivated, stop into Seven Bends State Park next to Muse Vineyards. Named for the many bends in this part of the Shenandoah River, there’s a hiking trail for anyone’s fitness level.

 

Finally, head back to town for a final stop at the Woodstock Brewhouse. Located in a renovated industrial building a half block from the center of town, the Brewhouse has both indoor and outdoor seating. The locally-owned Brewhouse offers a wide variety of yummy craft beers in enough styles to satisfy beer neophytes and nerds alike. We love the Sweet Buzz on lazy Saturday afternoons, but don’t worry IPA fans, they have several available! While enjoying a flight or a pint, might as well grab an early dinner before you head back to Bryce. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but we recommend our favs: the Sexi-mexi Pizza, Beer-Battered Fish Tacos, and Adult Mac & Cheese.

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