Explore central Virginia’s breathtaking scenery by horseback, kayak and even from the sky with The Market at Grelen’s Outdoor Adventure itineraries. An idyllic garden retreat, The Market at Grelen, offers the perfect balance of self-paced adventure with the very best of what the area has to offer.
- Kayak the Rapidan River with Rapidan River Kayak Co.
- Riverside picnic lunch provided by The Market at Grelen’s Casual Cafe
- Tandem SkyDiving at Skydive Orange
- Hiking on Grelen’s 5-Mile Trail System
- Picnic Lunch and private sparkling Virginia wine flight at the top of the Overlook Trail
- Virginia Beer Flight Tasting On The Market at Grelen’s Stone Terrace
Outfitters and Guides
Located in the heart of central Virginia, just 30-minutes outside of Charlottesville, The Market at Grelen creates custom itineraries that celebrates Virginia’s unique outdoor setting. The day will begin with a scenic kayaking adventure down the Rapidan River, led by Rapidan River Kayak Co. No kayaking experience is required and all equipment is included.
Following the family-friendly kayaking, guests can enjoy a gourmet riverside picnic, prepared by The Market at Grelen’s Casual Café and end the day with a Virginia beer flight tasting on the Market at Grelen’s Stone Terrace.
Enjoy some of The Market at Grelen’s famous homemade scones and pastries and fuel up on some freshly brewed coffee before flying high with Skydive Orange. Guests can start their day with the exhilarating rush of tandem skydiving.
Afterwards, guests can hike off their adrenaline rush on Grelen’s five-mile hiking trail system. The Market at Grelen features five miles of trails through the nursery, meadows and forest with a special connector trail (deemed a “Virginia Treasure” by the Office of the Governor) to James Madison’s six-mile Montpelier Trail System. Trails are dog friendly and complimentary. Private horseback rides can be arranged.
Guests can finish their day with a Grelen picnic lunch and private sparkling local wine flight at the top of the Overlook Trail.
Suggested Places to Stay
The Market at Grelen offers two nearby vacation rental properties. Boxwood Villa is a newly renovated 1891 five-bedroom home that accommodates ten guests and is located just outside of Orange, VA. Spotswood Lodge is a farmhouse and cottage offering eight bedrooms, accommodating 16-20 guests, located down the road from The Market.
In addition to The Market at Grelen’s lodging offerings, the Rural Root’s Consortium, created and managed by The Market at Grelen, (www.ruralrootsva.com) offers a lodging, dining and shopping guide to the central VA area. It is made up of local businesses and organizations offering hospitality to visitors and locals.
For more information on Grelen’s customizable outdoor adventure itineraries, contact Emmie Woody at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540-672-7268.
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