Survey DW&S readers and you will find that they often download our published A group of Northern Virginia entrepreneurs and business leaders are collaborating to provide a ready-made experience for those who are searching for a Virginia weekend escape. guides. Include some delicious food, craft beverages, and some Virginia history, and you have a memorable weekend.
A group of Northern Virginia entrepreneurs and business leaders are collaborating to provide a ready-made experience for those who are searching for a Virginia weekend escape. The alliance has already created a Virginia food and beverage experience that will “wow” foodies and craft beverage lovers.
The joint effort first caught the attention of Team DW&S. When Cork & Keg Tours partnered with ChefScape to provide a cooking class and Loudoun County wine tour as a day-long experience.
Here is the day in the Virginia weekend escape that caught our eye…
Imagine starting at ChefScape, where you will learn to make Thai Tappas. You are handed a glass of sparkling wine as you arrive, and Chef Heather then teaches you to make a four-course Thai Tapas menu. (You will even create two of the four courses yourself.) Pair your masterpiece with a glass of wine or beer and enjoy your lunch.
But, your Virginia weekend escape is not over…
After lunch, you will be whisked away in luxury transportation to visit both Lost Creek and Fabbioli Cellars for food and wine pairings.
Did we grab your attention? Well, this group of entrepreneurs caught our attention. This promotional day is in February 2020, but you can create your own day or Virginia weekend escape with this group of business owners. Here are some ideas.
But first, Where to Stay for the weekend? There are two owners of delightful B&Bs that have come together with Cork & Keg Tours and ChefScape to offer luxury lodging.
Stone Gables Bed and Breakfast
Located outside of Historic Leesburg, you will find Stone Gables Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1823, and converted from a gabled stone barn, this property uses wood beams and stone architecture to bring you into unique luxury. It’s modern but still feels cozy and “magical.” All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and all the amenities you would expect to find in comfort.
Let us not forget the breakfast.
“We serve a hearty, delicious breakfast that includes our fresh ground coffee, a variety of hot teas, decadent homemade Stone Gables cinnamon rolls, scones or other sweet treats, yogurt with fresh berries and homemade granola, sausage, bacon, eggs any style, home fried potatoes, waffles, Mr.Wayne’s blueberry buttermilk pancakes, and specialty items such as crab cake benedict, steak, and eggs, or breakfast burritos with black beans to name just a few. You will never know what’s in store, and you will not leave here hungry!” –Stone Gables Bed and Breakfast
Hidden View Bed and Breakfast
Hidden View is a boutique resort on a private ten-acre estate. The views are beautiful, and there is a vineyard right next door. It’s evident to anyone visiting that so much love and work has gone into culminating pure exorbitance.
“Hidden View offers five spacious guest room suites each with private en suite bathroom and fireplace; beautifully landscaped resort-like grounds with gardens, pavilion, pool, fire pits, pond, and fountains; and many social spaces and private places for guests to relax and enjoy.”
Looking for more than a weekend? Read about Eat, Drink & Sleep in Loudoun County
A day of Virginia Food and Beverage
Cork & Keg and ChefScape do not offer the cooking class/winery tour combination every weekend, but they do plan to
Cork & Keg Tours
After enjoying breakfast at your choice of B&Bs, make your way to ChefScape in Leesburg. It’s here that you will meet your tour driver for a Cork and Keg Tour of Loudoun County. (Don’t worry, you will return to ChefScape later in the day.) The customized Cork and Keg Tours Sprinter Van is your comfortable transportation to some of the county’s favorite wineries and breweries. The van holds up to twelve guests, making this the ideal get-away plan for your group of friends or family.
“Our unique service offering of combining full concierge services with our winery and brewery tours set us apart from the competition and quickly elevated our status in the industry as an elite hospitality service provider.”
Over one thousand guests have experienced a custom Cork and Keg Tour. You only need to look on their Facebook page to read all of the rave reviews. They not only know the craft beverage scene in Loudoun County, but they can also help create the perfect tour to fit your needs.
Cork and Keg Tours can also work with either B&B and ChefScape to add an unparalleled experience to your Virginia weekend escape. How about combining a cooking class with a tour and your B&B stay? Imagine a full weekend of immersion into the Virginia food and beverage scenery.
Even if you do not schedule a cooking class, be sure to spend some time at ChefScape. It is the new epicenter of culinary and cocktail delights in Northern Virginia. At the end of your Cork and Keg Tour, you will return to ChefScape. What is ChefScape? Here’s what the owners have to say about this culinary incubator…
“Chef Scape is a dynamic culinary incubator housing up and coming local food and beverage businesses as well as providing much-needed expansion space to existing concepts.”
If you like to taste new a new menu or if you are looking for on-trend food and cocktails, this is the place to find it. Plus, you can taste dishes from each vendor, either on location or from to-go boxes. You can take Sultry Soul Food or A Taste of Puerto Rico, something special from Flavour or even something from Colombian’s Place back to your B&B room for a relaxing private dinner.
Head back into luxury at your B&B. You have enjoyed a wonderful Virginia weekend escape experience, but you still have more time to relax…and there is another breakfast on Sunday morning.
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If you are looking for another great Virginia weekend escape, check out the town of Staunton.
Don’t forget to check out more about these fantastic businesses online:
Stone Gables Bed and Breakfast https://stonegables-bb.com/
Hidden View Bed and Breakfast https://hiddenviewbnb.com/
Chef Scape https://www.chefscapekitchen.com/
Cork and Keg Tours https://www.corkandkegtours.com/