Discover Rappahannock County
Rappahannock is more than a physical destination. It’s a state of mind. One of Virginia’s smallest counties, both in geography and population, Rappahannock is the jewel in the northern Piedmont. Defiantly rural, Rappahannock County is often defined by what it isn’t. It’s not suburbia. It’s not sprawl. It’s not like its neighbors.
As a place apart, Rappahannock has not a single traffic light. The entire county is committed to restricting development, dark night skies, and preserving a countryside that has changed little from the 18th century. Expansive farms and larger landholdings dominate the landscape, interspersed with smaller farms and cottages. The five villages in the County each have their own distinctive personalities and are the thriving hubs of tourism and agriculture – the twin engines of the local economy.
Nestled in this pastoral landscape, you will find world-class cuisine in the form of 3 star Michelin restaurants, cozy pubs, charming cafes, and craft breweries and cideries. You’ll also find excellent wineries, interesting little shops, and outstanding theater. While only 60 miles from Washington, DC, this Blue Ridge mountain paradise is a world away from the stresses and strains of urban life.