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Picture-Perfect Rappahannock County, Virginia

With Shenandoah National Park nestled against its western border, Rappahannock County is home to beautiful views, sprawling forests, and wide open spaces. Rappahannock is also host to a wide a variety of equestrian facilities and activities.

Many of the homes in Rappahannock County sit on large lots, and the house prices generally range between $100,000 and $600,000.

Rappahannock's Historic Past

US-522 and US-211 wind through the county, and small towns like Scrabble, Woodville, and Rediviva sprout up along these main routes. Washington, VA is a large and established town in Rappahannock County, home to charming inns, local shops, and enough history to earn a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It was founded by George Washington himself in the mid-1700s and is commonly referred to as “Little Washington” to distinguish itself from the nearby nation’s capital.

Several Rappahannock County towns are also historic places, many established in the early 1800s.

An Equestrian Community

Rappahannock Hunt events

Hunting season at Rappahannock Hunt brings traditional activities like the Opening Meet in October. Other events include trail riding, dinners, and dancing. The Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point Races are held annually at Ben Venue Farm in Ben Venue, VA.

Miles of Riding Trails

trail rides at Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park has guided trail rides starting in spring and continuing into the fall. Bring your own horse and explore over 180 miles of equestrian-friendly trails. The trails offer challenges for all skill levels, as the paths vary from smooth and wide gravel trails to steep and narrow rocky routes.

Find a Horse Farm or Country Home in Rappahannock County

If you’re in the market for Rappahannock real estate, search for a home with your ideal features or view the homes for sale. Calculate your mortgage or use our other home buying resources available for more information about buying a home in the Virginia countryside.

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