Summer is officially here, bringing with it one of our favorite holidays: Fatherâ€™s Day. Fatherâ€™s Day celebrations began unofficially in the early 1900â€™s, though the exact origin is debated between West Virginia and Washington state.Â It wasnâ€™t made into a national holiday until 1972. Â This long held tradition is deserving affords the wonderful opportunity to enumerate the qualities you most appreciate about your old man. Whether youâ€™re hoping to knock your dadâ€™s socks off, or have a dad getaway yourself, weâ€™ve got 3 marvelous Fatherâ€™s Day ideas for you.Â
The history buff father will love to tour the historical sites in our area. There are 3 presidential houses within easy distance of the inn: Thomas Jeffersonâ€™s Monticello, James Madisonâ€™s Montpelier, and James Monroeâ€™s Ash Lawn-Highland.Â Each estate has marvelous tours, events, and walking trails.Â Stauntonâ€™s Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum is well worth a visit as well.Â Their exhibits cover the presidentâ€™s life, career, and legacy.
If your fatherâ€™s idea of a good trip includes a day in the great outdoors, the Sip and Slip on Your Boots package is right up his alley.Â It includes a bottle of local wine, a gourmet picnic lunch made by our kitchen staff, and a set of hiking guide books.Â While heâ€™s here, he can plan a day of fishing on the South River, or a kayak journey in the Shenandoah Valley.
The dad who is a fan of a good draft will love to tour the areaâ€™s best local breweries.Â Weâ€™re situated near many amazing establishments like Devilâ€™s Backbone, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Seven Arrows, Blue Mountain Brewery, and Stablecraft Brewing.Â
Get your dad something heâ€™ll enjoy more than a tacky neck tie; get him an experience at the Iris Inn!