Welcome to Clarke County Tourism

Christmas trees in snow with red lettering reading Christmas Tree Farms

Clarke County has become an oasis for the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia traveler. We are just 60 miles west of Washington, DC, 12 miles from Hollywood Casino and Race Track and 16 miles from historic Harpers Ferry. As soon as you crest the Blue Ridge Mountains into Clarke County you will know why Clarke County is referred to as the oasis. At the foot of the mountain is the Shenandoah River and beyond this famed American river are miles of gently rolling hills. This planned open space community provides not only scenic beauty but hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking on the Shenandoah River and award winning wineries where you can choose the view of the mountains or a view of the valley below. Dining experiences range from a 5 star country inn and restaurant, to down home cooking at its very best. Entertainment of all types are around practically every bend and includes anything from art shows to music venues to hot air balloons and last, but hardly least, the many historic sites and museums.

Clarke County was the home of Lord Clarke, Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, George Washington’s daughter Nellie Custis and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis. With only 14,500 people living in the entire county, Clarke County’s rich history can still be viewed as it was 200 years ago.

Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, cultural and historic, arts and entertainment or just a relaxing sight seeing tour of unspoiled countryside, Clarke County is the place for you. Though Clarke County is only one hour from the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, we are a world away!




Yuletide Feast at Barns of Rose Hill @ Barns of Rose Hill
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with a Yuletide Feast at Barns of Rose Hill!

Enter into the Barns to the sounds of a harpsichord, view a Christmas tree with a special collection of angel ornaments, and be welcomed with a cup of wassail. Find your seat at the banquet when the trumpets sound a fanfare and watch the procession as the boar’s head is presented to the King. The Master of the Revels is your host as musicians and dancers entertain. A traditional yule log dessert, costumed hosts, favors, and surprise merriment complete a festive evening. Medieval period dress is encouraged!

The Seraphim by Alexander Anufriev

Guests will have a special opportunity to view paintings of Angels by artist Alexander Anufriev. One of his paintings – “The Seraphim” – will be offered for sale at auction during the feast. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Barns of Rose Hill.

Feast Menu Includes:
* Mixed greens with dried cranberries, walnuts and cider vinaigrette
* Roast chicken breasts topped with a cream white wine mushroom sauce
* Rice pilaf, sautéed green beans, homemade dinner rolls served with whipped butter
* Yule Log Dessert
* Two Coins of the Realm. Each coin can be redeemed for either a 12 oz. beer, 5 oz. glass of wine, or 4 oz. cup of wassail with alcohol. Our bar will also be open to purchase additional wine, beer, and assorted non-alcoholic beverages.

Date & Time:
Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices & Info:
$75 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance by Wednesday, December 7 at 3:00 PM
Limited Seating for 72 people
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Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours.

Historic Berryville Holiday Homes Tour @ Berryville Main Street
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take a stroll down South Church Street and visit four historic homes and Center Ring Design Studio that are beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Enjoy refreshments and the curated Holiday Market at Waypoint House. Tickets are $20 each for adults, children 12 and under are no charge. Tickets will be on sale for $25 at the Waypoint House on the day of the event.

Tickets are limited. Please call Berryville Main Street at 540-955-4001 or email manager@berryvillemainstreet.org for more information and to reserve your space.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department

101 Chalmers Court, Suite B
Berryville, VA 22611 | 540-955-5100