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Jul 26
2010

Spend a Day at Graves' Mountain Lodge

Posted by admin in Sports/Athletics , Sightseeing , Outdoors , Horseback Riding , Fishing , Charlottesville

Rediscover Life's Simple Treasures at Graves' Mountain Lodge

02_retreat_graves_welcomeNestled deep in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the end of the road in Syria, Virginia, is Graves' Mountain Lodge, where making folks feel welcome has been a time-honored tradition for over 135 years.

Assume a leisurely pace and enjoy life's simpler pleasures; hiking, fishing, swimming and some good old-fashioned porch sitting. If you like, you may even take a stroll down the lane and observe the activities of our fruit and educational farm. Graves' Mountain Lodge offers unrivaled natural beauty and a wide range of outdoor activities guaranteed to please every member of your family.

  • Basketball, Horseshoes, Volley Ball, Softball, Swimming
  • Horseback Riding - Enjoy a trail ride along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
  • Hayrides - Enjoy a tractor pulled hayride through the orchards.
  • Fishing - The Rose River and Robinson River are state stocked with Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout. The Hughes River is also stocked, it is located about 8 miles north of Syria. A fish-n-pay pond, located on the Graves Mountain property, is open and stocked with trout (Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Golden Trout). Other ponds on the lodge property are available to catch and release. The ponds are stocked with bass and bream. Bring your own pole and try your luck!
  • Hiking - Many trails for hiking begin a short distance from the lodge. A short nature trail begins at the end of the road from Ridgecrest motel. If you care to visit White Oak Canyon, you can follow a lovely trail to the seven waterfalls. Rock climbing is also near by on Old Rag Mountain. Both are a short drive from the Lodge
  • Rock Hunting - You may find some interesting unusual stones. This range is considered one of the oldest ranges in the world. Walk along the Rose River an try to find a piece of unakite, the official rock of Madison County, if you can't find a piece of unakite, there are some for sale in the Gift Shop and our Packing Shed.
  • Gift Shop -  Clothing, jewelry, toys and a variety of other items are found for friends and family.

Click here for directions.

Jul 19
2010

Enjoy A Day in the Country at the Old Dominion Horse Show and Dog Days Fair

Posted by admin in Richmond , Outdoors , Horseback Riding

Old Dominion Horse Show and Dog Days Fair

vendorJuly 21 - July 25, 2010, 9:00a - 4:00p

Enjoy a day in the country with your family and dogs at the beautiful Deep Run Hunt Club. Pet vendors, artists, great food, pet dog show open to all at 12:30 Saturday and Sunday, and enjoy watching some of the nations most beautiful jumping horses, and children with their ponies.

Deep Run Hunt Club
1540 Manakin Rd.
Manakin-Sabot, VA, 23103

Mar 23
2010

Where can I go horseback riding? Cedar Grove Stables - between Richmond and Williamsburg

Posted by admin in Williamsburg , Richmond , Outdoors , Horseback Riding

HorsesjpgContibuted by WR Murphy

Riding a horse for the first time can be an exciting, sometimes daunting experience. Once you find a great instructor, a likable horse, and of course, a nice pair of equestrian boots, you will have all the tools you need for a fun, easy ride!

And horseback riding has its' benefits. Anyone of any age can participate. It's a great workout that can be challenging and fulfilling. It offers a considerable amount of balance and coordination, with an added bonus - making a new friend. Horses are loyal, kind companions that have different personalities, which can fit your riding style.

Since the spring is here, why not take in the beautiful scenery and ride a few trails? Cedar Grove Stables offers a range of lessons for everyone, from the novice to expert rider. Cedar Grove Stables, located in New Kent, between Richmond and Williamsburg, is a very versatile. Their main service is stabling horses; they offer state of the art care for horses year round, and their facilities are second to none.



Mar 22
2010

Horsing Around at Cedar Grove Stables

Posted by WR Murphy in Williamsburg , Richmond , Horseback Riding

HorsesjpgContibuted by WR Murphy

Riding a horse for the first time can be an exciting, sometimes daunting experience. Once you find a great instructor, a likable horse, and of course, a nice pair of equestrian boots, you will have all the tools you need for a fun, easy ride!
And horseback riding has its' benefits. Anyone of any age can participate. It's a great workout that can be challenging and fulfilling. It offers a considerable amount of balance and coordination, with an added bonus - making a new friend. Horses are loyal, kind companions that have different personalities, which can fit your riding style.
Since the spring is here, why not take in the beautiful scenery and ride a few trails? Cedar Grove Stables offers a range of lessons for everyone, from the novice to expert rider. Cedar Grove Stables, located in New Kent, between Richmond and Williamsburg, is a very versatile. Their main service is stabling horses; they offer state of the art care for horses year round, and their facilities are second to none.

Jan 08
2010

Enjoy a fun and exciting day at Lakewood Trails and Stonehouse Stables

Posted by admin in Williamsburg , Outdoors , Horseback Riding , Family Fun , Discounts , Coupons

Contibuted by Genice Phillips

stonehouse-AdultRiding a horse for the first time can be an exciting, sometimes daunting experience. Once you find a great instructor, a likable horse, and of course, a nice pair of equestrian boots, you will have all the tools you need for a fun, easy ride!

And horseback riding has its' benefits. Anyone of any age can participate. It's a great workout that can be challenging and fulfilling. It offers a considerable amount of balance and coordination, with an added bonus - making a new friend. Horses are loyal, kind companions that have different personalities, which can fit your riding style.

It's a new year so try something fun and exciting!  Enjoy a ride at Lakewood Trails.  Stonehouse Stables offers a range of lessons for everyone, from the novice to expert rider. Try a guided tour at Lakewood Trail or if interested in a longer ride, York River State Park features a 5 mile bridle trail, filled with breathtaking views of the York River and Taskinas Creek.



Nov 06
2009

A Fall Family Outing in Williamsburg: Trail Ride and BBQ at Stonehouse Stables and Hog Wild Smokehouse

Posted by Diana Fakhouri in Williamsburg , Restaurant , Horseback Riding , Discounts , Dining , Coupons , Children's Activities

Contributed by Diana Fakhouri

horse-rideHalloween costumes may be back in the closet for another year, but that doesn't mean the end of family fun time this fall. Try an night out with the kids at Stonehouse Stables, where you can meet the horses and take a ride as well!

At Stonehouse Stables, take a guided riding tour on Lakewood Trail. The private trail takes equestrians of all skills through the woods, fields and around a peaceful lake. The Stables are offering Winter Specials for guests with reservations, so take advantage of the deal and make yours today!

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