Category Archives: Lake of the Woods VA Wildlife

star gazing

Virginia Star Gazers Welcome…

Did you know there are 43 designated dark sky parks in the US? Of those 43 there are now 2 in Virginia! Staunton River State Park has been a designated dark sky park in Virginia. Next month the James River State Park in Buckingham County will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association!

James River State Park is located at: 104 Green Hill Dr, Gladstone VA 24553 and has outdoor lighting policy to minimize light pollution. According to the Free Lance Star, this project was lead by Lora Callahan as an effort to win a Girl Scout Gold Award.

If you ever have the opportunity, check it out and share your experience with us!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

111 Boxwood Trail

Enjoy 245ft of Water Frontage From This Unique Lake of the Woods Home!

111 Boxwood Trail is Offered at $699,000!

Your private, tranquil lake retreat boasting 245 ft of water frontage on approx 1 acre w/ spectacular sunsets & incredible lake views–a true wildlife paradise–awaits! The architecture at 111 Boxwood Trail is simply amazing in this 1 level, 1-of-a-kind custom home! Ponds, tea house, outdoor shower, & decking grace the exterior. You’ll love the lifestyle: lakes, pools, golf, horse trails, Clubhouse, & so much more!

A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church and co-op preschool all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved.  Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $1,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisers for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

horses

Equestrian Center Weekends in Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508

Spring has begun! The Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center is open for drop-in lessons and trail rides. The Equestrian Center is located at 100 Tally Ho Lane in Lake of the Woods, Virginia.

Their general hours on Saturday & Sunday are 9AM – 5PM.

Lessons or Pony Rides begin at 10AM and 11AM. While the Trail Rides begin at 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM, if no trail ride has been scheduled during those start times, pony rides will be available.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time for a ride or a class as space is limited! Lessons and pony rides are offered rain or shine in the covered ring! What a fun, engaging way to spend your weekend with your little ones, especially if you or your child(ren) have a huge soft spot for horses and ponies! Before you leave the Equestrian Center, you’ll already want to come back! They do offer boarding services as well, so should you or anyone in your family be interested in owning a horse, this is a great opportunity to speak with the Center about their boarding options. We are so happy to live in a great community that offers us a variety of amenities that you may not find elsewhere.

For more information about the Equestrian Center, you can call: 540-972-2238.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Win TWO tickets to SOLD OUT: Murder Mystery Dinner Party!!!

Orange County Animal Shelter

We LOVE supporting the local animal shelter and we hope you will too!

You can support the Local Orange County Humane Society by ADOPTING a pet or DONATING an item. You will be entered to win 2 tickets to the MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY at the INN at WILLOW GROVE. We have the LAST TWO tickets available! The shelter currently needs: BLEACH, TOYS, CAT LITTER, LAUNDRY SOAP, CANNED CAT & DOG FOOD, BLANKETS or a MONETARY donation is accepted as well. If you donate or adopt a pet in February PLEASE LET THE SHELTER KNOW YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED INTO OUR CONTEST! Be sure to provide your name, phone number and email address!

Winner will be chosen Friday, MARCH 1st, 2019!

Thank you for supporting your local animal shelter!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

deer in road

Oh Dear! The Deer Are Here!

By: Jazmine Rubi

No matter where you live – the deer are here!
Watch out when you’re driving home on Route 3 to Locust Grove or Lake of the Woods. Be especially careful at dawn and night on the back roads (particularly on the super winding ones) where they can jump out at any given moment. Drive slower and use your high beams and honk your horn to scare them.  I’ve heard there are ‘deer whistles’ but many have doubts of their reliability. If it appears your car is going to make impact with the deer – you should avoid swerving, as more accidents occur this way. You never know what can happen, so of course always wear your seat belt!
If you thought, you have seen an increase in deer recently – you are not going winter-crazy! It is mating season, so you will see more deer along the normal tree-lined Route 3 to the Locust Grove area, even on the way to Culpeper. Be cautious and alert!
There are more animals to look out for then deer! Sadly, this month I have seen so many other small creatures alongside the road that have crossed the rainbow bridge. On my way to work this morning, coming from Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania to Locust Grove, I counted no less than 5 small animals on the side of the road whose lives were taken too soon due to high activity on the roadway. It may be difficult to avoid hitting a critter while driving, especially when it’s only a 2-lane road, you can try to prevent impact by being aware of your surroundings before they come out on the road. Although you may want to swerve to avoid hitting them, if it’s too late – it’s better for your safety and the safety of others on the road to keep moving forward.
Drive slower on less lit roads, especially winding back roads. Use your high-beams and your horns! Stay safe and remember there’s more than just you on the road (or the woods) parallel to the roads.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

4517 Lakeview Parkway – SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

4517 Lakeview Parkway – SOLD!!!

4517 LakeviewAcross from Spotswood Park & near front gate! Family room with cathedral ceiling & fireplace for openness & comfort. The kitchen boasts upscale appliances & granite counter tops! Enjoy your master suite with tray ceilings & deck access while the bath offers two walk in closets, large jet tub & double vanities! You’ll love the lifestyle: swimming, boating, golfing, clubhouse dining and more!
Community Features
Management: Owner/Self-Management
Bar/Lounge, Basketball Courts, Beach, Boat Ramp, Club House, Common Grounds, Fitness Center, Gated Community, Golf Club, Golf Course, Jogging/Walking Path, Horse Trails, Lake, Meeting Room, Picnic Area, Pier/Dock, Pool (Outdoor), Putting Green, Recreation Center, Riding/Stables, Security, Soccer Field, Boat Slip, Gift Shop, Tennis Courts, Tot Lots/Playground, Water/Lake Privileges
Management Included, Master Insurance Policy Included, Pier/Dock Maintenance, Reserve Funds Included, Road Maintenance Included, Tot Lot(s)/Playground Included, Security Gate Included, Snow Removal Included, Security Included, Pool(s) Included
Covenants, Restrictions
School Information
Elementary School: LOCUST GROVE
High School: ORANGE
Middle School: LOCUST GROVE

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

cigar bourbon festival

2018 Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival in Fredericksburg VA!

2018 Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival in Fredericksburg VA!

cigar bourbon festivalThis years Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 4pm to 9pm at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds (2400 Airport Ave, Fredericksburg VA 22401).  Gates open at 4pm!
Hogshead Cigar Lounge will be present and showcasing a variety of cigars from their lounge. Esteban Carreras, Perdomo, Fratello, Romeo Y Julieta, Montecristo, Drew Estate, Miami Cigars will all be available as well. There will be Bourbons from all across the country as well as some local from Virginia!
And we cannot forget about the craft beer, wine and cider. There will be 20 craft beers from the local Fredericksburg Breweries as well as regional breweries sampling some of their Award Winning Beers! 
There will be live music as well as plenty of FOOD vendors available for dinner.
Ready to go? Buy your tickets here. And please don’t forget to: Drink responsibly!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site!
 

102 Constitution Blvd – Sold!

102 Constitution Blvd – Under Contract!

102 Constitution Blvd

Welcome home to 102 Constitution! You will be greeted by soaring ceilings with skylights as well as a gorgeous stone fireplace. Make memories with friends and family while enjoying the huge screened porch and the spacious deck with a private yard that backs to trees. Large kitchen makes family dinners a breeze! Spend fun filled days at the lake, stables, golf course or taking in the sunsets.


102 Constitution Blvd – You will be greeted by soaring ceilings with skylights as well as a gorgeous stone fireplace. Make memories with friends and family while enjoying the huge screened porch and the spacious deck with a private yard that backs to trees. Large kitchen makes family dinners a breeze! Spend fun filled days at the lake, stables, golf course or taking in the sunsets.
 

Community Features
Management: Owner/Self-Management
Bar/Lounge, Basketball Courts, Beach, Boat Ramp, Club House, Common Grounds, Fitness Center, Gated Community, Golf Club, Golf Course, Jogging/Walking Path, Horse Trails, Lake, Meeting Room, Picnic Area, Pier/Dock, Pool (Outdoor), Putting Green, Recreation Center, Riding/Stables, Security, Soccer Field, Boat Slip, Gift Shop, Tennis Courts, Tot Lots/Playground, Water/Lake Privileges
Management Included, Master Insurance Policy Included, Pier/Dock Maintenance, Reserve Funds Included, Road Maintenance Included, Tot Lot(s)/Playground Included, Security Gate Included, Snow Removal Included, Security Included, Pool(s) Included
Covenants, Restrictions
School Information
Elementary School: LOCUST GROVE
High School: ORANGE
Middle School: LOCUST GROVE

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site!

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield hosting their 2nd Annual Canoe Trip!

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield hosting their 2nd Annual Canoe Trip!

Saturday, August 25th, National Park Service Historian: Greg Mertz will be leading a day-trip canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. He will be narrating and bringing to life Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B Stewart, to name a few.
You will have the opportunity to visit these historic crossing sites – many that are not easily accessible by land.
Plan to be on the water ALL day – so bring lunch, a cooler, sunscreen, wipes, any medication you require along with any other necessities you would need for the day. The terrain is rugged and possibly damp, so be prepared and dress accordingly.
The trip will begin at Ely’s Ford at 8:30AM, SHARP and you will be transported to Germanna and float back to Ely’s Ford with an estimated arrival time of 3PM.
There is a limit of 15 canoes (29 participants, plus the host, Greg).
The cost is $50, with Friends of Wilderness Battlefield receiving about half of the $50. If you want to be paired with a friend or someone in particular, please let them know that upon signing up and registering.
You must register on the website!!! You have the option to pay by credit card, pay-pal or mailing a check. Please note**Payment MUST be received PRIOR to the day of the event. There will be NO payment excepted on the DAY of the trip!
You can register here.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site!
 

bouquet of flowers

Jane Visits The Flower Cottage Shop in Locust Grove !

Visit Local Business: THE FLOWER COTTAGE SHOP next to Lake of the Woods Virginia.



Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.
To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.