Inn and Area Event Calendar

Complimentary Wine Tasting Passes

The Holladay House has arranged for complimentary winery tasting passes for our guests. The following wineries are included:

Barboursville, Early Mountain Vineyards (complimentary local meat and cheese plate with flight purchase), Horton Vineyards, Chateau MerrillAnne (1/2 off tasting), Honah Lee Vineyards, Reynard Florence, Prince Michel, DuCard, Gray Ghost, Narmada, Old House, Pearmund CellarsWinery at La Grange, and Barrel Oak.

Ghost Tours at the Civil War Exchange Hotel

Visit one of the History Channel's “TOP 100 Most Haunted Places in the Country”. Tour the Civil War Exchange Museum after dark to find out if you are sensitive to your surroundings and if your skepticism can be maintained after a night visit. Take a candlelight tour of the museum, relive the history, hear some of the stories of its dark past, including its proposed paranormal activity. For reservations call 540-656-8848.

James Madison Museum Discount Tickets

The James Madison Museum hosts a large collection of James and Dolley Madison memorabilia, along with other Presidents' memorabilia and Virginia Constitutional documents. Staying at the Holladay House entitles you to a special admission price of $4 for one/$8 for two and a complimentary copy of Patriots of the Upcountry Orange County, Virginia in the Revolution by William H.B. Thomas.  Ask the innkeepers for the special admission coupon!


Apr 18
Annual Historic Garden Week

This history and garden-focused tour highlights the evolution of farming and architecture along the Spotswood Trail in Orange County, home to Montpelier, the estate of James Madison.  This year’s tour includes admission to three private homes, gardens and outbuildings and to the Barboursville Ruins.  Ticket includes special events at all three private properties.

Tickets are $25 in advance and may be purchased at Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour for $30 at any tour location.

Apr 25
Annual Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest

Buy your ticket for the 3rd annual craft brew festival!  Sample from over 25 craft breweries!  Fabulous food trucks are there to satisfy your food needs and live music plays all day to satisfy your ear needs!

From 12p - 6p, you must get your tickets in advance.

Apr 25 - 26
13th Annual Hot Glass Festival

One hour from the inn, Sunspots Studios proudly hosts The Virginia Hot Glass Festival on the last full weekend of April. These two days are filled with exhibitions and demonstrations by hot glass and flame work artists from around the region plus wine tastings by Barren Ridge Vineyards.  Free admission for everyone, more information at their website here.

May 2 - 3
Annual Montpelier Wine Festival

Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; "cooking with wine" classes; children's entertainment and rides; and tastings all day.

Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door; Designated Drivers $5.

May 28 - 30
23rd Annual Graves Mountain Music Festival

For the 23rd year running, see a long-weekend's worth of great musicians playing bluegrass, roots and Americana music.  Lineup includes: Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins; Doyle Lawson, JD Crowe, Paul Williams; US Navy Band; Larry Keel Experience; Seldom Scene, and about 20 other artists.

Advance 3-day tickets are $85 may be purchased online here.  Per-day tickets start at $35.

Nov 25 - 29
10th Annual Holladay House Thanksgiving Feast!

Join our family for our 10th annual Thanksgiving dinner. At 6:30 pm, begin feasting upon free-range turkey, lots of side dishes, desserts and great conversation! Dinner is $49/person.

Make a long weekend out of it and do some holiday shopping at unique shops and wineries!

Stay with us a second consecutive night, we will take 15% off your second night stay. If you stay with us a third consecutive night, we will take 25% off your third night stay. Both offers cannot be combined. Subject to availability.



Don't forget to also check out the Annual Events page and the Holiday and Seasonal Packages page!