GETTING THERE: Montpelier is about one hour and 45 minutes from the Beltway. Take Route 66 west to Gainesville, Route 29 south to Culpeper, then Route 15 south to Orange.
WHAT TO DO: Visit Montpelier (11407 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station, 540-672-2728, http:/
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (Route 53, Charlottesville, 434-984-9822, http:/
For a guide to the area's many vineyards, visit http:/
WHERE TO STAY: My room at Holladay House B&B (155 W. Main St., 800-358-4422, http:/
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WHERE TO EAT: The kitchen's open until 10 p.m. at the Silk Mill Grille in downtown Orange, which serves good pub food inside a former parachute factory. Across the street from Holladay House is gourmet deli Elmwood at Sparks. Grab a sandwich and local cheese, eggs, sausage and wine to take home at Marshall Farms, at the junction of routes 522 and 20 in nearby Unionville.
INFORMATION: Call 877-222-8072 or visit http:/