If you go: Winchester

June 27, 2013
GETTING THERE

Winchester is about 75 miles from Washington; the bindery is about 10 miles north of town. From the Beltway, take Virginia Route 267 west to Exit 1A and merge onto U.S. Route 15 south/Va. Route 7 west, following it to Interstate 81 north. Take Exit 317, turn left onto U.S. Route 11 south and follow signs for U.S. Route 522 north toward Frederick Pike. Turn right onto Route 654/Cedar Grove Road. The bindery is about four miles on the right.

STAYING THERE

The George Washington

103 E. Piccadilly St.

540-678-4700

www.wyndham.com

The only hotel in the historic downtown area. Rates start at $105 during the week, $149 on weekends.

Old Waterstreet Inn

217 W. Boscawen St.

540-665-6777

www.oldwaterstreetinn.com

Five-room 19th-century inn a couple of blocks from the pedestrian mall. Rates start at $140 a night, including breakfast.

EATING THERE

Bonnie Blue

334 W. Boscawen St.

540-686-7490

www.bonnieblue.us

Despite the giant smoker outside, this is more than a new barbecue joint. Inside the restored 1920s Esso station you’ll find catfish ($9.99), shrimp and grits ($11.99) and amazing biscuits, sides, desserts and pickled/canned veggies.

El Centro

1 N. Loudoun St.

540-313-4583

www.elcentrova.com

A new Mexican restaurant with a large patio and occasional live music. Classics include fajitas (from $13.99) and tacos ($8.25).

PLAYING THERE

Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding

2160 Cedar Grove Rd.

540-662-2683

www.cattailrun.com

Upcoming workshops: Basic Structural Repairs, July 18-19, $235; Advanced Cloth Binding Restoration, Sept. 12-13, $265; Clamshell Box Construction, Oct. 10-11, $265.

Handley Regional Library

100 W. Piccadilly St.

540-662-9041

www.handleyregional.org

The archives of this 100-year-old library have an extensive collection of materials on the lower Shenandoah Valley starting in 1732.

INFORMATION

www.visitwinchesterva.com

www.oldtownwinchesterva.com

M.D.G.K.

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