The Candlewick Inn is a beautifully
restored Pre-Civil War home that sits amidst the historical
riches of picturesque Shenandoah County. Enjoy a romantic
evening or two while you step back in time to a quaint setting
of "Alpine" beauty in the historic town of
Woodstock actually dates back to before
the Revolutionary War, and many of the homes located within
its historic district were built during the late 18th century.
Much of the lore surrounding the town's colorful past centers
on the Civil War. Main Street, otherwise known as Old Valley
Pike or Route 11, used to be an old Indian Trail that doubled
as a byway for Civil War troops. There are several stories
about Mosby, the "Gray Ghost", who fought with a
band of Confederate soldiers who withdrew to the Massanutten
Mountains, which frame so nicely from the inn's front porch.
The antique-filled Candlewick Inn houses
four air-conditioned bed and breakfast guestrooms, each with a
private bath and sitting area, as well as a brass bed with
down comforter. A traditional parlor provides entertainment
with a player piano for guests' enjoyment. Lovely country
gardens invite relaxation with a hammock and various sitting
areas. The porch swing is a wonderful place to relax, visit,
and listen to the church chimes.
A sumptuous Candlewick breakfast featuring
homemade bread and jam is served in the dining room. And at
5:00 p.m., guests gather on the veranda for tea, lemonade, or
hot cider and dessert.
Of course, the river, mountains, and
forest provide all sorts of recreational diversions such as
fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, and downhill skiing. If
you really want to get elbow-deep in local color, you can roll
up your sleeves and pick a bushel of apples or berries for
your trip back home.
Woodstock's historic district is home to
an eclectic collection of antique shops and malls. The
district also boasts a farmers market and multiple cinemas.
Nearby attractions include the George Washington National
Forest, the Bryce Ski Resort, New Market Battlefield Park, the
Belle Grove Plantation, the North Mountain Winery, and two
underworld delights -- the Endless Caverns and the Shenandoah
Caverns. There also are some fine museums and picturesque
covered bridges in the area. And if you visit the top of
Woodstock Tower, you can watch the Shenandoah River gracefully
snake its way through the countryside.