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Summer Concert Series on the Point is Back at Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508!

May began the Summer Concert Series on the Point. If you haven’t been to a concert, please check one out; you’ll be glad you did! There are four great bands lined up on the fourth Friday of each month, May-August: The Unsuitables, Deja Vu, Unchained, and Reunion!

Don’t miss the upcoming June 23rd show!

The hospitality committees raising funds at the concerts are LOW Lions, LOW Lionesses, LOW Fire & Rescue, and FLOW (Friends of Lake of the Woods). These concerts are sponsored by Licata Group, Lakeside Title, JK Carpets, LOW Marine, Locust Grove Veterinary Clinic, Design Craft, Inspired Electrical, and Locust Grove Ace Hardware. Music starts at 7pm!

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 homeowners. 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.

Most Instagrammable Spots in Orange County, VA

Located about 40 miles northeast of Charlottesville and about 80 miles southwest of Washington DC, Orange County is one of the most beautiful parts of Virginia that you can visit. Sprawling vineyards, tree-lined roads, and historical sights are just some things that await you in the heart of the Old Dominion. So whether you live in the area and want to explore it further or are just visiting, you should set aside a few days to check out the most Instagrammable spots in Orange County, VA – the photos will surely impress your friends, family, and social media followers! So fill up your gas tank and charge your battery because you’ll have plenty of places to go.

Where can you find Instagrammable spots in Orange County?

Pretty much the whole of Orange County belongs on a postcard. You can easily find breathtaking spots anywhere you turn, whether it’s a specific location or just by the side of the road. This is why so many people decide that buying a vacation home in Virginia is a good investment – who wouldn’t want to come back and experience the beautiful landscapes of Orange County again? Whether you post photos of nature, architecture, or historical landmarks, you’ll find something for your Instagram here.

Glass of wine on a porch overlooking a vineyard.
Wineries are not the only Instagrammable thing you’ll find in Orange County, VA, but they’re photo-worthy.

The most Instagrammable spots in Orange County, VA

In Orange County, VA, you cannot miss out on visiting the wineries. It’s an obvious choice of location for an Instagram-worthy photo shoot. But the wineries are far from the only thing you can see in the area. So prepare to fill up your feed with photos from your trip.

The finest and most beautiful wineries in the country

If Northern Italy is a bit far for you to go for a wine-tasting tour, don’t worry – Orange County’s Monticelli Wine Trail does not disappoint. So Named after Thomas Jefferson’s plan for the United States to produce its high-quality grapes and wines, this association of wineries counts more than 30 nationally and internationally recognized vineyards you can visit. It is simply a must-see in Orange County, VA. You cannot miss out on Reynaud Florence, with its 40 acres of vineyards that you can observe from the patio, or the Well Hung Vineyard, which has its restaurant.

But perhaps the most famous winery is the state’s largest grape-growing and wine-making operation – Barboursville Vineyards. This 900-acre property has several wine-tasting locations, walking trails, and even ruins of an 1821 mansion that belonged to the original owner before burning down. Sprawling vineyards under the setting sun, dark cellars with hundreds of bottles of tasty wine, or remnants of historical buildings – you’ll surely find photo inspiration here!

Woman walking through a vineyard.
You don’t want to miss all the wineries that are excellent Instagrammable spots in Orange County, VA.

Historic homes and hotels

Are you one of those people who likes to post about where they’re staying on social media? If so, Orange County won’t disappoint. If not, Orange County may change your mind. You’ll have your choice of beautiful places to spend your nights here, from hotels to vineyards to historic homes for rent.

Stay at one of the cottages at Barboursville Vineyards to be close to the wineries, or opt for a night at the Inn at Willow Grove, an old plantation dating back to the Civil War era that is now a luxury hotel. If that’s not enough history, the Exchange Hotel in Gordonsville is a Civil War museum and a place to lay your head. Virginia has so much history that if you dream of owning a historical home, you may find your perfect property in Orange County. So keep a moving team on speed dial, as experts from 247logisticservices.com advise, just in case you decide it’s time to make one of those historic homes your own.

Madison’s Montpelier – the home of a US president

It may sound strange to call the home of the country’s fourth president one of the most Instagrammable spots in Orange County, but the Montpelier is something you’ll definitely want to post about. If you have the opportunity, take the guided tour around the exhibit. You’ll learn a lot about the life and work of James Madison and American history in general. The exhibit is fascinating but, at times, upsetting. More than 300 enslaved people spent their lives on the property, and portions of the Montpelier are dedicated to them, their lives, and the conditions they spent them – it’s pretty sobering.

The towns of Orange and Gordonsville

Orange County’s two biggest towns are Orange and Gordonsville. If you’re visiting because you’re considering a move to the area and you’re not going to be working in a winery or on a farm, the odds are that Orange and Gordonsville are among the locations you’re considering. Don’t worry – these towns have everything you need to live the good life. Not only will you be able to keep in touch after moving here long distance but you’ll have plenty of places to take your friends and family to when they visit. But before you start planning on how to  maintain relationships after relocation, here are some of the reasons why Orange and Gordonsville are worth a visit:

  • Orange: A quaint little town that started as a railroad stop and courthouse, Orange is an excellent place for history lovers. Taking the history tour will help you understand the place a bit better. But if the tour is not for you, you can check out the shops in the town center – they offer some terrific art, antiques, and gifts.
  • Gordonsville: The nearby town of Gordonsville started with a tavern that opened at the end of the 18th century. It was a critical railroad junction during the Civil War as it was home to a hospital that treated thousands of wounded. Today, that hospital is a hotel and a Civil War museum that are well worth a visit. But if you want to take a break from all the learning, Gordonsville has some great restaurants where you can eat Instagrammable yet tasty meals.

Local farms and stables

There are plenty of wineries and history to see in Orange County. But there’s also farmland. In truth, as you’re driving through the area, you may notice that most of what you’re seeing are large swaths of private land and not houses dotting the side of the road. Some of these family-owned farms are open to visitors. You can stop by to ride horses or buy from some of VA’s best farmer’s markets. This is an excellent option for a family trip, as both adults and children will have fun.

White horse.
Take a photo with one of the majestic horses you can find in local stables.

Plan your road trip through Orange County, VA, to visit all the most Instagrammable spots in the area

Orange County is not that big, and most of its attractions are concentrated together. But if you want to visit all the Instagrammable spots in Orange County, VA, you’ll still need to plan your trip carefully because you can spend weeks touring the wineries alone. And all the historical sites and museums will take hours to explore. So don’t be fooled – there are many social media-worthy things to see and do here. If you want to experience them, get a map and mark your favorite attractions!

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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 homeowners. 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 contacting Pat Licata.

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

102 Appomattox Place, WATERFRONT, Lake of the Woods Virginia UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC!

Welcome to your dream waterfront oasis! This is no cookie-cutter and is full of charm. This stunning house boasts cathedral ceilings and wooden beams throughout the main level, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The main level living room is the epitome of comfort with a brick gas fireplace and breathtaking water views that extend from the living room to the dining room. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight, featuring a breakfast bar, ample cabinets, and granite countertops. The main primary bedroom is a tranquil retreat, flooded with natural light from large windows, and offers a luxurious ensuite bath with granite countertops and a tile stall shower. Bedroom 2 is spacious and the hall bath features a convenient shower/tub combo and granite countertops. To complete the main level, step outside onto the massive deck that spans the back of the house, perfect for entertaining or enjoying peaceful moments overlooking the water. The spiral stairs lead you down to the lower-level patio that seamlessly extends the living space of the house. The lower level is a true entertainer’s paradise, featuring a family room with coffered ceilings, a built-in dry bar, and mesmerizing water views. Two additional bedrooms (not to code) share a full bath with a stall shower and vanity with granite countertops. One of the bedrooms features built-ins and water views when the double doors are open. There’s also a spacious hobby/flex room with built-ins and water views, as well as a laundry room for added convenience. Car enthusiasts will love the 2-level garage. The four-car garage has two top parking and two bottom parking spaces and is equipped with built-ins and extra storage, providing ample space for all your needs. The house sits on a double lot and features a boat lift, a dock, and a sprinkling system, making it a boater’s paradise.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a waterfront gem with unparalleled features and breathtaking views. Come experience the ultimate waterfront lifestyle in this exquisite home! Located in 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 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 volunteer 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 $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, 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 what’s to love in Lake of the Woods!

1001 eastover pkwy, lake of the woods virginia 22508

1001 Eastover Pkwy, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 SOLD! by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC!

Welcome to your dream home! This stunning property offers three bedrooms, two full baths, and a sprawling 2347 square feet of living space. The three-car garage, complete with built-in shelving, provides ample storage for vehicles and belongings. No more cluttered garages or searching for tools and equipment – everything will be right where you need it. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by an inviting foyer and gorgeous hardwood floors that extend throughout the home. To your right, you’ll find two spacious guest bedrooms and a full bath. All bedrooms in this home feature charming Dutch doors, adding character and style to the space. Moving down the foyer, you’ll discover the large open and airy eat-in kitchen, featuring a window bench, soapstone countertops, custom cabinetry, and plenty of storage, including a pantry and gas cooking. The living room boasts oversized windows that showcase beautiful views of the expansive flat backyard, which backs to parkland. Relax by the cozy gas fireplace that features a barn beam mantle on chilly days, or enjoy your morning coffee on the screened porch overlooking the private backyard. The primary ensuite is located on the opposite side of the home from the guest bedrooms, providing privacy and tranquility. The primary bath features stunning accent walls, custom-made shutters, a double vanity, a tile/stone shower, and a soaking tub. The large walk-in closet offers plenty of space for all your wardrobe needs. The laundry room is equally impressive, complete with built-in shelving, a dog kennel, and ample room for ironing and folding clothes. The loft, featuring built-in bookcases, offers endless possibilities for use as a lounge, office, or guest sleeping quarters. Don’t miss the expansive storage closet off of the loft for all the extras. Schedule your showing today and discover why this custom-built house is the perfect home for you!

Located in 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 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 volunteer 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 $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, 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 what’s to love in 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 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 homeowners. 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 contacting Pat Licata.

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

culpeper downtown for season 2022

Check out Culpeper Downtown for the 2022 Holiday Season!

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc (CRI) and Culpeper Downtown merchants and restaurants invite you all to experience this holiday with them with the following events scheduled for November through December!

November 14th through 20th, enjoy season offerings and specials at various downtown shops for their Holiday Preview Week. The storefronts will also be participating in a Holiday Store Front Decorating contest so be sure to check them out and vote for your favorite decorated store!

November 18th is “Pink Friday!” the week before Black Friday and #supportsmallfirst and enjoy in-store and online specials at the local shops in downtown Culpeper.

November 20th is the Holiday Open House with in-store specials ALL DAY and a band performance at Grass Rootes Porch from 1pm – 3pm followed by Santa Rides around Culpeper from 3pm – 4pm and the Community Tree Lighting 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Join the festivities for a real treat including free face painting and various children’s activities and holiday refreshments will be available for purchase.

November 25th is Black Friday with in-store and online specials and discounts.

November 26th is Small Business Saturday and Santa will be strolling downtown Culpeper from 6pm – 8pm.

November 28th is Cyber Monday with online and in-store specials and discounts.

November 29th is Giving Tuesday, the one-day giving event. Consider donating to Culpeper Renaissance via their website here.

December 1st through 15th, participate in the WHO STOLE CULPEPER-VILLE? downtown Culpeper scavenger hunt challenge! Map and entry card available at the visitors center (the Depot) Monday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.

December 3rd, 10th, and 17th the Culpeper Downtown Winter Farmers Market will be from 9 am – 12pm at the East Davis Street Parking lot.

December 9th, visit Santa at Culpeper Center & Suites for a meet and greet and photo opportunity!

December 16th, visit Santa at the Culpeper Visitors Center for a meet and greet and photo opportunity at the Depot.

For more information about any of the above-mentioned events and to keep up to date on the latest Culpeper events visit culpeperdowntown.com!

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 homeowners. 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 contacting Pat Licata.

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

3608 lakeview pkwy, lake of the woods virginia 22508

3608 Lakeview Pkwy, Lake of the Woods Home RENTED!

Welcome to 3608 Lakeview, ready for you to call home! You’ll be impressed by the condition of the home, with new paint, and new carpet, and it is as clean as a whistle! Four expansive bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a cozy fireplace in the living room, office/flex space, and a two-car garage are sure to please! Need storage? The partial basement is perfect! 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 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 volunteer 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 $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders.

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 homeowners. 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 contacting Pat Licata.

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

Pet Parade at Lake of the Woods, Virginia!

Furbabies love to dress up and enjoy the spirit of the fall festivities just like us! Lake of the Woods will be hosting a spooktacular event on Saturday, October 29th from 2pm to 4:30pm specifically for man’s (and woman’s) best fur friend! Show those cats and dogs a howling good time by dressing them up in their most eerie-sistable costumes and join in on the parade around the point. Make sure to invite the whole family out to watch and cheer on all of the participants! Pets are limited to dogs and cats only and must be on a leash at all times. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please email CommunityActivities@LOWA.org for the registration form or contact 540-972-9680 for additional info. It’s sure to be a fangtastic time!

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 homeowners. 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.

August is National Dog Month

Here are Some Fascinating Facts about Our Canine Companions

For many people, dogs are integral members of the family, enriching our lives with their love and companionship. In 2020, August was officially designated as National Dog Month, a time to celebrate these benefits and all the other qualities that make pups so special.

In recognition of National Dog Month, here are a few fascinating facts you might not have known about canines:

  • Dogs’ sense of smell is at least 10,000 times stronger than that of humans. It’s no secret that a dog’s sense of smell is very powerful—but did you know that the part of their brain that detects different scents is approximately 40 times larger than the comparable section of the human brain? As a result, experts believe that dogs can smell between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acutely than we can, making them excellent candidates for tracking down missing persons, sniffing out explosives and other hazards, and even identifying certain medical conditions in humans.
  • Their sense of hearing is also very sensitive. If your dog has ever barked at something that you could barely detect, you’re probably aware that hearing is another one of their superpowers. Not only can dogs hear at much higher frequencies than humans (up to 45,000 HZ, compared to only 23,000 HZ for humans), but they can tune into noises four times further away.
  • Some dogs are capable of outrunning a cheetah. Many dogs are incredibly fast runners and could easily outrun a human—but Greyhounds, the fastest breed with a top speed of 45 miles per hour, could even outrun cheetahs. While cheetahs can reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour, they can only maintain that pace for about 30 seconds, while Greyhounds can easily run at speeds over 35mph for seven miles.
  • Dogs can be left- or right-pawed. Studies have found that just like humans, many dogs have a preferred paw to lead with. To identify your pup’s favorite, try to notice which paw they use first when playing with a toy.
  • Dogs are as intelligent as an average human two-year-old. Numerous studies have indicated that canines can learn over 100 words and gestures, making their intelligence and understanding comparable to that of a human toddler—and they are arguably easier to train!

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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 homeowners. 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.

downtown orange street festival

47th Annual Orange Street Festival in Orange, Virginia!

This year will be Orange County’s 47th Street Festival which is hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s annual beloved community event will take place from 9AM to 4PM on Saturday, September 10th, and typically features over 200 artisans, craft and commercial vendors, a variety of food and beverage options, live music, a kid’s zone, and a beer and wine garden for the adults. Check out a list of all the vendors already scheduled to be at the event here.

This family-friendly festival attracts an average of 5,000+ people from all over Central Virginia each year and is a great opportunity for community awareness and promotion. This event is completely free to attend, grab the kids and friends as this will be fun for all!

If you’re interested in participating as a vendor, please apply here.

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 homeowners. 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.

LOW Players Club Performing on LOW Clubhouse Deck!

The Lake of the Woods Players Club will be singing Broadway and other classic favorites for your entertainment pleasure. Visit the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse Deck on Friday, June 10th, starting at 6pm to hear all of the great music performed by our local players club. Have a particular tune you want to hear in mind? Email your song requests to: lakeplayers@gmail.com to make it happen. Be sure to call the clubhouse for reservations: 540-972-2221!

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 homeowners. 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.