Groups/Meetings

The best part of planning your Orange County group tour is that we’ll do the planning!  Let us customize an itinerary for you from some of these suggestions.  After all, Orange County has been welcoming groups since 1734!


Tour Option #1: Crossroads Getaway Tour

o James Madison’s Montpelier, park bus at Montpelier Visitors Center
o Lunch at Stonefire Kitchen
o Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel and Main Street Gordonsville
o Tour takes approximately 6.75 hours
Key Points for Crossroads Getaway Tour:
• All locations are bus-friendly; parking will not be an issue.
• Flexibility at end of tour allows for lengthening and shortening.
• Tour gives a good taste of history including: Revolutionary, Constitutional, & Civil War.
• Contact Orange County Tourism for contact information to attractions or if you need assistance, we are happy to work with you to adjust tour to your needs.


Tour Option #2: Historical Eastern Orange County Tour

o Germanna Visitors Center, park bus at Germanna Visitors Center
o Lunch at Clearwater Grill or Bella J Cucina, park bus at Clearwater Grill or Bella J Cucina
o Ellwood Manor, park bus at Ellwood Manor
o Wilderness Battlefield, park bus at exhibit shelter
o Tour takes approximately 5 hours.
Key Points for Historical Eastern Orange County Tour:
• All locations are bus-friendly; parking will not be an issue.
• Interesting history that is not commonly known (i.e. Germanna Visitors Center’s history of German Settlement in the early 1700’s, Stonewall Jackson amputated arm burial site at Ellwood Manor)
• Much of the tour can be outdoors, but it can be adapted indoors for poor weather.
• Little time is spent on the bus; locations are close together so groups will not get restless.
• Contact Orange County Tourism for contact information to attractions or if you need assistance, we are happy to work with you to adjust tour to your needs.


Tour Option #3: Orange County Winery Tour

o Horton Vineyards, park bus at Horton Vineyards
o Barboursville Vineyards, park bus at Barboursville Vineyards
o Lunch at Stonefire Kitchen
o Burnley Vineyard, park bus at Burnley Vineyards
o Tour takes approximately 5.25 hours
Key Points for Orange County Winery Tour:
• Participants get to visit four award winning wineries in one day.
• Wine making and historical tour at Barboursville Vineyards, followed by lunch provides a nice break from wine tasting and allows participants to refresh their palate.
• Little time is spent on the bus; locations are close together so groups will not get restless.
• Contact Orange County Tourism for contact information to attractions or if you need assistance, we are happy to work with you to adjust tour to your needs.


Plan your tour around one of these annual group-friendly events:

-Historic Garden Week—April
-Montpelier Wine Festival—May
-Gordonsville Fried Chicken Festival—May
-Bull-Riding Rodeo—May through September
-Trashy Ribs and Blue Festival—-June
-Orange County Fair—July
-Edible Food Festival in Orange—August
-Liberty Ride, Taste of Freedom Wine Festival, and Constitution Day at Montplier—September
-Montpelier Hunt Races—November
-Four County Players Productions—Central Virginia’s oldest, continuously operating community theater

Professional step-on guide service available.  Contact us 1-877-222-8072


If you are planning a corporate retreat or meeting, look no further than Orange County!


The Inn at Willow Grove is a unique and extraordinary boutique hotel that feels a world apart from the ringing phones, busy schedules and endless to-do lists of the office. Their luxurious rooms and suites in our historic 18th century plantation house and surrounding cottages, gourmet farm-to-table restaurant and pub, and wide variety of meeting spaces are ideally suited for executives looking for a comfortable, productive and incredibly luxurious escape from the every day.

Their Events Team will help to coordinate arrangements for your entire group. With approximately 150 hotel rooms within a five mile radius of The Inn, historic attractions, award-winning vineyards and breathtaking countryside in the surrounding area, this area offers any number of opportunities for groups ranging in size from 14 to 100 to enjoy a multi-day getaway without going far away.

Small Groups with up to 14 attendees ~ 28 with spouses, Mid-Sized Groups with up to 50 attendees ~ 100 with spouses, Large Groups with up to 100 attendees ~ 200 with spouses

Whatever the size and scope of your organization’s retreat, The Inn at Willow Grove will be your Corporate Concierge, partnering with you to make your corporate getaway comfortable, productive and memorable for years to come.

For information about availability, packages and pricing, please email events@innatwillowgrove.com.