Great Country Farms Marshmallow Harvest

Great Country Farms Marshmallow Festival

What is Great Country Farms?

On the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in a quaint town of Bluemont sits Great Country Farms. The 200 acre working farm produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables throughout all seasons.  Owners of the farm, the Zurschmeide family, have been farming in Loudoun County for over 35 years.  The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce in 1996 and 2007 voted Great Country Farms “Agribusiness of the Year” for the farms innovative farming techniques that help grow produce in our changing climate. The farm also has lots of actives for families and children to participate in all year.

What is the Marshmallow Harvest?

On March 23rd and 24th from 10am to 5pm, Great Country Farms is hosting their annual Marshmallow Harvest. Great Country Farms Marshmallow FestivalThis is a fun and exciting event in Bluemont for families and children. At this harvest marshmallows “grow” on trees. You can pick a baggy of marshmallows and roast them over a bonfire. There is also an abundance of smore kits for sale so you can make your marshmallows into a tasty, classic treat. Along with the marshmallow fun, there will be a huge Easter egg hunt across the farm, with over 7,000 eggs that need to be found. If you explore the farm thoroughly you might even be able to find the Easter bunny and have your picture taken with him. Overall this festival will leave a ‘spring’ in your step and a smile on your face.

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What else is there to do at Great Country Farms?Marshmallow 2

There is always an abundance of things to do at Great Country Farms. Every day there is live music playing and delicious food at the farms Roosteraunt. They serve kettle corn, fresh baked goods, hotdogs, and hamburgers, fresh from the farm. There is also a 5 acre play area that includes giant slides and a large pumpkin jumping pillow. For even more fun, you can visit the farms petting zoo and look at the new blossoming spring plants. Every family in Loudoun County should make a visit to this fun farm location.

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Living in Lansdowne, VA

Lansdowne Neighborhood Features

Lansdowne on the Potomac is a family-friendly community located nearby the four-diamond Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA.  The neighborhood is convenient to Rt. 7, Rt. 15, the Dulles Toll Road and downtown Leesburg.  The area is a mix of both residential and retail with a variety of amenities for residents including a championship golf course.

Surrounded by vast, manicured open spaces and naturally wooded areas, Lansdowne on the Potomac also has water activities such as canoeing and kayaking on Goose Creek or the Potomac River.

First time homebuyers looking for a condo or townhouse can find prices start from the low $300,000s.

Living in Lansdowne

Lansdowne on the Potomac features condominiums, townhouses, single family homes and luxury retirement apartments (Leisure World).   The town center features all the necessary conveniences including a Harris Teeter grocery store, shops, and restaurants.

The focal point of the community is the extensive Potomac Club complex. Residents can enjoy:landsdown town center

  • 25 meter indoor pool, heated whirlpool and locker rooms;
  •  outdoor pool with spa;
  •  exercise and aerobics rooms;
  •  business center with computers;
  •  meeting rooms;
  •  ballroom facility;
  •  game room with pool table, television, air hockey table, foosball and video games.

Events in Leesburg, VA

One of the nice things about living in Loudoun County is that throughout the year, there are a variety of events for families and people of all ages.  Upcoming events in Lansdowne include Casino Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Beerfest and outdoor concerts.  For a complete list of events in the town of Leesburg, visit Livingloudouncounty.com.

It’s a great time to purchase a home.  If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Lansdowne on the Potomac, call Allison Metzger today at 703-963-0923.

 

Tally Ho: Open Mic Night

 

Tally Ho: Open Mic Night

What is the Tally Ho?

A historical landmark in downtown Leesburg since 1932, the Tally Ho, has been a theater and a preforming arts venue for years. Since its opening, the venue has played popular movies and comedy acts. The Tally Ho has just recently been renovated to include a stage and a balcony. It is now going to be hosting live music and community events. The Tally Ho will also be working with the La Lou Bistro Restaurant to provide patrons with a quality dining experience during performances.

What is Open Mic Night?Tally Ho

Every Wednesday the Tally Ho hosts an Open Mic Night for local artists who want to come and showcase their talents. The music starts playing at 7:00 pm and continues till 10:00 pm. All genres of music can perform. Last week, I attended Open Mic Night and was surprised at the wide diversity of music artists preformed. The food looked divine and the room was full of eager musicians. I experienced everything from old time blues to raging rock and roll at this popular weekly event. This event is as exciting for the performers as it is for the audience who get to experience a variety of sounds from local musicians and bands.

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Who can participate?

At the Tally Ho all genres of music and people of any age are welcome to perform. They have a few guitars to use but they recommend that you bring your own instruments. If you want to sign up, you can do so Wednesday afternoon at 6:30 pm, first come first serve. Every performer can play up to two songs of their choosing and original songs are also highly encouraged. Also, solo acts and duets are recommended.

What else is there to do at the Tally Ho?

There is a plethora of shows and bands coming to Tally Ho soon! On March fourteenth they are having a popular band Dangermuffin playing and shortly after that on the twenty third they are having a Led Zeppelin Tribute Band preform. Many more exciting events are sure to be coming soon. Also in the downtown Leesburg area surrounding the Tally Ho, there is an abundance of shops, bars, and restaurants. You can have lunch at the quaint Lightfoot Restaurant and go shopping for old finds at the Black Shutter antique store.

Want more information about the Tally Ho and upcoming events?

You can access the Tally Ho here. Or contact us directly at 703-881-6051 Loudoun County Living LLC.

Loudoun County Equestrian Communities

Loudoun County Equestrian Communities

Loudoun County is home to more equestrian communities and horses that any other county in the state of Virginia. Loudoun is home to over 15,000 horses and is clearly the horse capital of the state. The horses of the Loudoun County are worth over $210,000,000 and contribute over 1000 jobs and close to $3,000,000 in tax revenue to Loudoun and the state of Virginia. Loudoun County is also home to more equestrian events than any other county in Virginia. The Equine Medical Center is located in Loudoun County as well as Morven Park and Oatlands Plantation which provide the largest venues for equine events. Loudoun is certainly one of the most horse friendly places in Virginia.Loudoun County Equestrian Communities

Loudoun County Equestrian Events

The Loudoun County equestrian communities are host to well over 100 local equestrian events every year such as the events at the historic Oatlands Plantation near Leesburg and Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg.  Coming this spring there will be the Loudoun Point to Point Races at Oatlands on April 14th, The Middleburg Spring Races on April 20th, and the Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour in Middleburg on May 26th. There are numerous other equestrian events throughout Loudoun County during the rest of the year.

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The Point to Point Races at Oatlands Plantation is an exciting event that offers visitors to Oatlands an opportunity to view point to point races covers  a scenic route through the 360 acre historic site. Oatlands offers spectators some of the best up close views as the riders and horses complete a grueling race over numerous obstacles. The event also offers betting for those who wish to gamble on the horses. This event is sponsored by the Loudoun Hunt.

The Middleburg Spring Races also offers spectators fantastic view of hors and ride jumping numerous obstacles in 6 races. A top prize of $75,000 is awarded to the winner of the last race. The event is held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg.Beautiful Heather Knolls Home for Sale

The Hunt Country Stable Tour is held every year in the Middleburg and Upperville area. The area is home to some of the country’s premier thoroughbred and hunter breeding and train farms. The event gives visitors an opportunity to tour these fantastic facilities. The event also hosts a fair/market that will feature all kinds of equestrian arts and crafts.

 So, where are Loudoun County Equestrian Communities located?

The majority of Loudoun County Equestrian Communities are located in central and western Loudoun County however, in Loudoun County if you own 3 acres or more you can stable a horse on your property. There are a couple of new developments like The Hamlet at Wulf Crest Farm that is located close to the town of Leesburg adjacent to Oatlands Plantation and the American Academy Equestrian Sciences that offer new home owners the opportunity to own a horse and enjoy hundreds of acres of ride out without having to stable their horse on their property. Loudoun County is home to the Loudoun Hunt that holds Point to Point Races, Fox Hunting and organized trail rides through out rural Loudoun.  Lees Crossing is an example of one of many horse friendly communities in Loudoun and is located north of Leesburg off of route 15. The areas near Waterford, Hillsboro, Purcellville, Round Hill and Lovettsville offer horse owners many estate style horse friendly communities as well as larger farms and estates.

For more information on  Loudoun County Equestrian Communities contact us at 703-831-7653 or visit our web site at www.loudouncountylivingllc.com.

Lola Cookies and Treats

If you live in Leesburg, VA I’m sure you have tried a Lola Cookies and Treats cupcake from Lola Cookies and Treats bakery, and was it not the best cupcake you ever had? All of Lola Cookies and Treats cupcakes are made 100% from scratch and with the finest and best quality ingredients! Lola Cookies and Treats always uses real butter in every single one of her recipes which is why ALL of Lola treats have such a scrumptious taste, texture and moistness!!! Lola also uses locally grown products, as well as the best chocolate and no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.

The bakers at Lola Cookies and Treats pride themselves on their goodies they make and staying clean and organized. Since Lola Cookies and Treats has been opened the bakers cook in plain sight and have gotten fantastic reviews from Washington Post and TV’s Rachael Ray. Lola’s bakery offers a variety of delicious treats which come in many very distinct and unique flavors. Lola Cookies and Treats has cupcakes, cookies, bars, cheesecakes, pies, muffins, scones and so much More!
lola 3Lola Cookies and Treats also cater events as well such as weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, any reason to celebrate you name it! Lola Cookies and Treats also offer great little gifts for family friends and co-workers. Whether you just want to say thank you to someone, show how much you appreciate them, to congratulate someone or would just like to do something sweet for someone special in your life, Lola Cookies and Treats is your go-to place for a yummy gift. Lola has the most adorable gift packages like a lunch box tin full of your favorite Lola cookies and milk or a heart box of chocolate flavored goodies and So much more! Or what about that grumpy co-worker you work with, I’m sure you could brighten their day by putting a single cupcake on their desk one morning as a surprise! No matter what the occasion or who it’s for, any selection from Lola Cookies and Treats is sure to be a little taste of heaven for someone today.

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Frank At Catoctin Creek DistilleryCatoctin Creek Distillery is a Great place to be this weekend! If you live in Loudoun County, and have not taken a tour of Catoctin Creek Distillery yet, then you must put this fun and exciting brewery on the top of your to-do list for the weekend! Catoctin Creek Distillery is the first distillery in Loudoun County Virginia since before prohibition; it is family owned and produces award winning, high quality, organic spirits and liqueurs. Catoctin Creek Distillery has a flawless reputation as well as an adorable pug nosed pup named Frank as their mascot to add to their family oriented feel and awesome reputation!

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Who Founded Catoctin Creek Distillery? Catoctin Creek Distillery was founded by Scott and Becky Harris in 2009. Becky graduated with honors as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Wisconsin. Becky brought this knowledge and applied it to something she loved, Becky will try to distill anything whether its wine, grains, berries, fruit, vegetable, tuber or root with starch or sugar. Scott graduated with honors from Georgia Tech and second only to Becky, liquors of all types are his greatest love! Scott and Becky love doing what they do, which, is producing the finest organic and kosher spirits in the Northern Virginia and the DC metro area. High quality and organic spirits and liqueurs are there passion!

Catoctin Creek Distillery has tons of delicious recipes they use and a fantastic selection of liquors, brandy and many other products to choose from.  A few of these products from Catoctin Creek DistilleryCatoctin Creek Distillery are the following;

Catoctin Creek DistilleryOrganic Mosby’s Spirit: Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby’s Spirit is a multiple delicious and award winning rye “white whisky”, with a velvety smooth, sweet and undeniably pleasing cereal taste with floral notes and citrus. If it was aged, it would be Roundstone Rye whisky, but un- aged, it is still so tasty.

  • “Spicy vanilla grain nose; silky and spiced with sweet vanilla and toasty rye; racy, tangy and smooth with a kick of heat on the finish. Organic” – Tasting Panel Magazine, May, 2011

Organic Roundstone Rye:  This is a very special rye whisky! It is the most difficult of all whiskeys to produce; rye whisky is an old time favorite that has just recently made its comeback. It has a delicious woody taste, with notes of caramel, rich butter toffee, and just a hint of lemon.

  • “An aroma of sweetness, vanilla, spice and leather. Spicy up front in the taste followed by round sweetness in the middle and a spicy finish. Nice warmth in the taste and finish.”
    – Modern Distillery Age, November 25, 2011Catoctin Creek Distillery

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Organic Watershed Gin:  This certain type of Gin is named after the Chesapeake Bay that Catoctin Creek flows into! It is distilled from an organic rye grain and herbs and spices, Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin has an extraordinary rye base that shines through a dash of citrus and cinnamon, essences of fresh cut hay, and of course a crisp juniper character. Together, they make Watershed Gin a fine cocktail mixer. Watershed Gin also tastes delicious with a slice of lime or your favorite summertime refresher!

  •  “A spicy, woody and soft aroma. Licorice and anise are full-on in the first taste and big in the finish. Soft juniper. A good mouth feel and full body.”
    – Modern Distillery Age, November 18, 2011

Along with these delightful drinks created and brewed at Catoctin Creek Distillery there are many more to choose from as well! You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic and tasty experience! Tours are held Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, Friday 10 – 4, and Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm. A new tour is started at the top of every hour and each tour offers a tasting at the end! Children are free and adults are only $5.00 a person, unless you are a party of 10 or more. Catoctin Catoctin Creek DistilleryCreek Distillery  even lets you include your family dog in on the tour as well as offering your special four legged friend  delicious dog biscuits made from the mash of the liquor as it is being distilled!! Dogs love the Yummy and Healthy Catoctin Creek Distillery treats that are made there and will be just as excited to plan a second visit to this fun place as you will be! Catoctin Creek Distillery is also proud of their new location on Main Street in Purcellville. The new location will be open in mid-July of this year, 2013! In the meantime, do not hesitate to bring your whole family (including your dog) to the Amazing Catoctin Creek Distillery Today and ENJOY!

 

The Barns at Hamilton Station

Friday Night Wine Dinner and Live Local Music

The Barns at Hamilton Station offers weekly local music, their wine and diThe Barns at Hamilton Stationnner to residents and visitors to Loudoun County Friday evenings. The Barns at Hamilton Station is located in Hamilton Virginia just off of Route 7 in the historic town of Hamilton. The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards features breathtaking views of rural Loudoun County. The property features a tasting room located in a beautifully restored stone and wood dairy barn that offers visitors many places on the back deck, patio and wonderfully maintained grounds to enjoy a glass of local wine.

The Barns at Hamilton Station feature wines made in their winery including Whites, Rose, and Reds.

Whites

Rose

Reds

The Barns at Hamilton Station Tasting Room and winery are open Fridays from 12 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, Sunday from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

The Barns at Hamilton Station winemaker is the well known Michael Shaps. In addition to many awards The Barns at Hamilton Stationfrom local and national winemaking competitions and is the founder of Virginia Wine Cellars and has created wines in the traditional old world style for many years. He assisted in the opening of many start-up wineries in Virginia, and graduated of the Lycée Viticole de Beaune in Burgundy. Mr. Shaps has been featured in articles in Saveur, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Washingtonian, The Washington Post and others.

The Barns at Hamilton Station is available for weddings and corporate events.

The Barns at Hamilton Station provides a professional wedding planning experience and can accommodate events for up to 150 or smaller celebrations at its many locations in the barns and on its property.  The barns lower level of 2000 square feet of space will accommodate up to 150 people and can offer per-reception events in its tasting room or adjoining patio.

 The Barns at Hamilton Station can provide a wonderful atmosphere for corporate team building events or company celebrations. The Barns at Hamilton Station offers companies:

  • Ample parking &/or Transportation
  • Seating
  • Restroom Facilities – 3 full restrooms onsite
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Formal Dining for up to 140 guests
  • Buffet Dining for up to 200 can mix and mingle
  • Wine Social for up to 200 people
  • Music – Live Musicians, DJ or piped in music
  • Field Games

The staff at The Barns at Hamilton Station can customize your event to fit your company’s needs. For more information contact The Barns at Hamilton Station.

The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

 

Real estate information for The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms, Leesburg, VA provided by William Eric Cave II of Loudoun County Living LLC.

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About The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

Having a home in The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms is having the best of the best. The Manor Homes feature all the quality today’s most particular home buyers are looking for: Elegant fixtures, detailed finishes, custom kitchens, top-of-the-line cabinetry and a wide range of European-influenced design options. The possibilities are endless for a Manor Homes estate. Owners get a beautiful home in a private setting and get direct private access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Floor Plans of The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms offers endless custom features and finishing touches for its homes. If you can imagine it then it is yours.

Prices and Lots for The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

How Do I Buy a Home in The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms River Pointe Homes

There are two avenues a for someone to make Creighton Farms or in particular Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms their new home.

  • Find a home currently listed for sale at Loudoun County Living LLC.
  • Start construction on a custom built home by calling us at (703)407-1093

No matter which path you choose we will be happy to walk you through the entire process and provide you with all the information you want.

 

Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms

Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms

Real estate information for Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms, Leesburg, VA provided by William Eric Cave II of Loudoun County Living LLC.

What the Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms is About?

Grazing in the Paddock

Nicklaus Village is at the heart of the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Nicklaus Village offer so many existing and planned amenities that Jack Nicklaus not only named the village after himself but has already picked out lot to build his new home. The estates in Nicklaus Village have the smaller lots of the three neighborhoods but the home are a little bigger than those featured in The Enclave at Creighton Farms. No matter what neighborhood you choose to make your new home all three will provide the absolute best, but you will have a little less yard to mow if you choose to make the Nicklaus Village your home.  The short of it…Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms is about the good life without all the hassle.

Neighborhoods of Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms

All of the homes in the Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms come with top of the line

Nicklaus Village Standard Home Features

So How Much is A Home in Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms?

River Pointe Homes

Distinctive Country Villas Designed for Luxurious, Low-Maintenance Living

 

How Do I get started?

There are two avenues a for someone to make Creighton Farms or in particular Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms their new home.

  • Find home currently listed for sale at Loudoun County Living LLC.
  • Start construction on a custom built home by calling us at (703)407-1093

No matter which path you choose we will be happy to walk you through the entire process and provide you with all the information you want.

The Enclave at Creighton Farms Leesburg VA

The Enclave at Creighton Farms Leesburg VA

Creighton Farms Golf Course Club House

The Enclave in Creighton Farms is a section of just 13 homes with a classic French inspired design for five different home concepts. Living in the Enclave in Creighton Farms you can create your own private slice of heaven amongst the rolling fields of Loudoun County, lush horse farms, scenic vineyards, and Civil War land marks. Apex Custom Homes lets you fully customize your new home in the Enclave at Creighton Farms. Your home will be hidden away on a 3+ acre lot and the 6 month build time will allow you to fully personalize your new home.

Neighborhoods Of The Enclave at Creighton Farms

  • The Gascony Floor Plan – The main level is 3,059 sq.ft, the upper level is 930 sq.ft. Making a total of 3,989 finished square feet.
  • The Normandy Floor Plan – The main level is 2,460 sq.ft, the upper level is 1,117 sq.ft. Making a total of 3,577 finished square feet.
  • The Villandry Floor Plan – The main level is 2,495 sq.ft, the upper level is 2,355 sq.ft. Making a total of 4,850 finished square feet.
  • The Provence Floor Plan – The main level is 3,074 sq.ft, the upper level is 2,239 sq.ft. Making a total of 5,313 finished square feet.
  • The West Laurel Floor Plan – The main level is 3,492 sq.ft, the upper level is 3,234 sq.ft. Making a total of 6,726 finished square feet.

All of the home in The Enclave at Creighton Farms come with top of line 

Standard Home Features.

What is the Cost of Buying a Home in The Enclave at Creighton Farms

  • Click the link to see the Introductory Pricing for The Enclave which is offered to the first three purchasers. The Normandy starts at $1,109,462 for 3,600 sq.ft. The West Laural will start at $1,808,033 for 6,726 sq.ft.
  • Meadow Estate Prices range from $636,00 to $960,000 for lots of 3.0 – 5.81 acres. In the link you will find a detailed report of available lots and prices.
  • Wooded Estates Prices range from $660,000 to $960,000 for lots of 3.02 -6.68 acres. In the link you will find a detailed report of available lots and prices.

You Do Not Want to Wait For Your Home to Be Built…

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The typical build time for a home in Creighton Farms is 8 – 14 months but if you would like to see all currently available homes for sale in Creighton Farms in Leesburg VA please visit our site at williamcave.loudouncountylivingllc.com or contact us directly at (703)407-1093. We have all the information and current happenings for Creighton Farms in Leesburg.