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5 Reasons Not to Miss Visiting Belle Grove Plantation
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5 Reasons Not to Miss Visiting Belle Grove Plantation

History buffs may know where a lot of hidden gems are, but there is one place that many people are not aware of. Set in the midst of beautiful scenery and infused with a vast amount of history, Belle Grove Plantation is one place that people will want to put on their list of places to see. When it comes down to it, there’s not much to not love about this historical bed and breakfast, located in King George, Virginia.

“While many people have not heard of Belle Grove Plantation, once they visit they fall in love with the place,” explains Michelle Darnell, business owner and innkeeper. “We have so much to offer and it really is a hidden treasure just waiting to be explored.”

Historically, the bed and breakfast is the birth place of former President of the U.S. James Madison, as well as his mother. There are many reasons one should not miss making a point to visit Belle Grove Plantation, including these five:

1.    Special events. The bed and breakfast hosts numerous events that are open to the public, including special Christmas tours and teas. The special events allow people to visit the property and also enjoy the festivities at the same time.

2.    Tours. There are numerous tour options of the plantation, including for individuals, groups, and school tours. The tours allow people to see the plantation fully and learn about its rich cultural history, including how each of the four master suites are decorated per the time period and named after a family that once lived at the plantation.

3.    Weddings. For those looking for a romantic and historical setting for their wedding, Belle Grove Plantation fits the bill. It provides beautiful scenery, along with the charm of the Old South.

4.    Bird watching. There are numerous bird lovers who flock to the plantation for the year-round opportunities to catch a glimpse of some rare breeds. From bald eagles and red-bellied woodpeckers to downy woodpeckers and eastern bluebirds, there are plenty of birds to view.

5.    Picnics. The grassy grounds along the river at the plantation make for an ideal picnic place. The plantation does allow family or romantic picnics, giving people an ideal place to relax and eat, as well as take a tour before they leave.

“If you are looking for a place to have fun, learn a little bit of interesting history, and see some great antiques, this is the place for you,” added Darnell. “Once you visit the Belle Grove Plantation you will want to tell your friends about it, it’s just that wonderful!”

The Belle Grove Plantation is located just 90 minutes from Washington DC and Baltimore, and 50 minutes from Richmond. Built in 1791, it is set on the banks of the Rappahannock River, and offers views of both the river and plantation. The bed and breakfast offers four master suites for guests to rent, as well as public tours, events, and other activities. For more information on Belle Grove Plantation, visit the site at: www.bellegroveplantation.com.

About Belle Grove Plantation

The Belle Grove Plantation is the birthplace to former President James Madison, as well as his mother. It was built in 1791, and today is a bed and breakfast that is open to the public. They offer tours, hold weddings, picnics, group tours, afternoon tea, and more. The plantation is located at 9221 Belle Grove Drive in King George, Virginia. For more information, visit the site at: www.bellegroveplantation.com.

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