A lone country road curves and twists through acres of farmland, the green hills dotted with old barns and horses. In the distance, the Blue Ridge Mountains are a stark contrast to the clear blue sky. It isn’t a painting, but the landscape that inspires paintings — welcome to Culpeper, Virginia.
With open spaces, sparkling rivers, dazzling lakes, and fish-filled streams, Culpeper is on the Virginia Scenic Byway for good reason. Several vineyards and orchards are located here, as well as many Civil War battlefields. A short drive away, the famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is a great way to spend the day.
Culpeper is home to several historic sites, and its long, sometimes turbulent past is explored in the Museum of Culpeper History. Visit the home of Confederate General A.P. Hill, tour a battlefield, or just stroll through the historic downtown. This charmingly old-fashioned area with its brick buildings, balconies, and awnings will take you back in time as you shop the unique boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. Be sure to dine in one of the fine restaurants while you are there!
Annual festivals in Culpeper include a Fourth of July celebration with a classic car show and the Harvest Days Farm Tour in October. And whether it’s golfing, hiking, skiing, fishing, boating, picnicking, or horseback riding, Culpeper offers year-round outdoor activities. Find your new place to rent today and enjoy this picture-perfect city.