The Plains

The Plains

Located in the rolling land of northern Fauquier Countyand surrounded by horse farms, The Plains is steeped in equestrian tradition.

The February 2012 edition of Virginia Living writer Daisy Ridgway Khalifa wrote that she found herself “in an exquisite enclave of pure country in the small and unpretentious town center of The Plains.”  It is here that our dozen or so businesses welcome more outsiders than ever before.   A visitor will find eclectic shops, some offering one of a kind items and art created by local artists, three entirely different types of restaurants, a charming antique shop with tea room, Zig Zag Gallery and Live An Artful Life Gallery, Youngblood Art Studio, and the Bittersweet Garden, Peyton’s Place Home Interiors, Haymarket Bicycles Studio and Happy Creek Coffee, Hunt Country Yarns,  and incredible restaurants like The Rail Stop and Girasole’s Italian restaurant.

Today the town’s charm emanates from an understated attitude that allows residents, shop owners and visitors to relax and hopefully feel what a long ago visitor meant when he wrote “I spent a quiet week in The Plains, Virginia, one day last month.”   Indeed we would like all who come to enjoy that feeling of time slowing down to an easy country pace.

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