Do you like to combine top notch accommodations and Virginia shopping? Looking for a great girls getaway?
Let us help map out the shopping for you. We can combine shopping, “Old & New” in your shopping tour. Antiques and boutique shopping can satisfy even the most discriminating of shoppers.
Shopping Day One
Start out at L'Auberge Provencale your first day and venture into Historic Old Town Winchester. Visitors discover charming shops, restaurants, galleries and centuries-old architecture. Specialty shops, jewelry and upscale clothing stores line the bricked walking mall. If you need to take a break while shopping, there are several small coffee shops and a nice selection of restaurants to get a snack. Venture off the walking mall to visit several shops located in gorgeous period homes.
From Winchester, you can travel to Berryville, VA (only 10 minutes from the Inn) and visit some local shops in Clarke County. While there, visit the Fire House Gallery, home to 50 local artists creating high-quality homemade items including paintings, sculpture, fiber art, wood, stained glass, jewelry, pottery and more. Also, visit Serendipity Junction, an antiquated boutique situated in the rolling hills of Virginian horse and wine country. You will want to linger a while amongst the delightful mix of antiques, collectibles and gifts in this charming shop. The Barns of Rose Hill is a must stop in this small town America. At the Barns you can see revolving art and culture exhibits.
Driving south to Boyce, turn right into the Main Street and stop to see Elizabeth Locke Jewels (appointment only) and the Boyce General Store with eclectic European fine art and antiques. Leaving Boyce, you'll pass beautiful horse farms before you reach the small town of Millwood and the Historic Burwell Morgan Mill. At the Mill, in season, you can purchase some fresh ground flour, ground on premises of the Mill from local corn and wheat. The Black Penny & Red School House Antiques are just up the road offering a wide selection of antique furniture and estate jewelry.
End your day back here at L'Auberge Provencale, unwind and have a fabulous dinner in our restaurant La Table Provencale.
Shopping Day Two
Begin your second day with an unforgettable breakfast in our dining room and get ready for more wonderful shopping. This day will lead you to Middleburg, VA. The shopping here is fantastic and offers shops that you cannot find in Tysons Corner or Northern Virginia. From upscale women's clothing, estate jewelry, faux jewelry, fine French linens & pottery shops to an upscale pet boutique, Main Street offers fantastic shopping. Middleburg is located in "prime" horse country in VA and the shopping also includes authentic classic Virginia Hunt Country Style clothes and tack.
Have lunch in one of the many restaurants that line Main Street and then travel East of Rt.15 to Leesburg VA. The Leesburg Corner Premier Outlets offer great savings at Ann Taylor, Barney's of New York, Burberry, Coach, Cole Haan, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Theory, Williams-Sonoma and more.
After a day filled with shopping, you will be looking forward to coming back to L'Auberge Provencale and relaxing.
Shopping Day Three
Your third and final day is dedicated solely to "Old" shopping. Travel to Strasburg, VA to the Strasburg Emporium. The Emporium offers 1.4 acres of antiques and more than 100 vendors.
Antique Furniture, Glass, Silver, Porcelain, Pottery, Rare Books, Civil War Items, Militaria, Estate Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Quilts, Fabrics, Patterns, Buttons, Fine Art, Flags, Americana, Artifacts, Ephemera, Kitchenware are some of the types of antiques the Emporium carries. You can spend hours wandering and searching for treasures. Travel north on 81 to Woodstock, VA and visit the many antique shops that line this small town main street. Several of the shops are located in circa 1825-1850's homes and offer those one of a kind pieces you're looking for. Return to L'Auberge Provencale with all your treasures and toast your success in shopping with a chilled bottle of Champagne.
We look forward to having you in our beautiful northern Virginia bed and breakfast.