Get Away: Blue Rock

Escape to this Rappahannock County inn for farm-to-table dining, wine and spirits tastings and beautiful scenery.

The patio at Blue Rock in Washington, Virginia (Photo by Jennifer Chase)

In the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, equidistant from acclaimed dining destinations in Sperryville and Little Washington, Blue Rock features an inn, a restaurant and a tasting room.

Opened in October 2021, the restaurant is helmed by Bin Lu, the former head chef at Washington, D.C.’s award-winning Pineapple & Pearls. Blue Rock’s menu changes often as local products come into season. Guest favorites have included the sourdough cavatelli “bouillabaisse” with saffron and lobster cream, and the warm chocolate soufflé cake with brown-butter-and-sourdough ice cream.

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A guest room at Blue Rock (Photo by Jennifer Chase)

Each of the inn’s five guest rooms is individually designed. The second-floor “Covington” is decorated in black-and-white damask wallpaper and funky mountain-chic accent pieces. Also on the second floor, cozy “Walden” has whimsical owl-themed wall coverings, custom wood shelves and a catwalk among the treetops.


The Tasting Room offers wine and spirits flights, and a full bar. (Photo by Jennifer Chase)

All rooms feature Molton Brown bath amenities, Parachute linen bedding and lovely vantage points on the 80-acre property, which includes a vineyard, a pond and horses that often roam the pasture. A newly built five-bedroom farmhouse is also available for booking.

Guest room rates begin at $399 and include a breakfast of honey yogurt and granola parfait, a warm cinnamon bun, and coddled farm eggs with black truffles. // Blue Rock, 12567 Lee Highway, Washington, Virginia, 540-987-3388

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