There are a number of dog-friendly places you’ll find in Northern Virginia. And Loudoun County is one of them. Here, your furry friend(s) can tag along and enjoy local sights and good eats with you.
Below is a quick list of some of our favorite dog-friendly establishments in Loudoun County.
Bear Chase is a picturesque farm brewery located within an expansive 35-acre estate nestled in a mountain ridge in the western portion of Loudoun County.
Current owners say they named their place “Bear Chase” after hearing stories about how the previous owners’ family dogs would playfully chase black bears in the area. Which may be why they love having dogs around. With the exception of the inner pavilion, dogs can freely roam the estate.
Humans can take a look behind the scenes at the Brew Barn, take a drink at the Taproom, or book an indulgent weekend at the historic Bear Chase Manor. Outdoor dining is also allowed. Check out their menu here. Drop by between Thursday to Sunday for live music.
Dirt Farm Brewing is just a few miles away from Bear Chase and has deep farming roots. It’s been owned and operated by the Zurschmeide family for more than four decades. Living by the mantra of “no farms, no beer,” the farm is a go-to supplier of fresh and high-quality ingredients to other breweries throughout the county.
Dirt Farm Brewing also offers outdoor dining and live music. Plus, they’re open daily, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Fridays). If you’re having second thoughts about dining out in public, you can opt for curbside pick-up. Here’s their menu.
Phone: (703) 777-2797
Email, for small groups up to 10: reservations(at)stonetowerwinery(dotted)com
Email, for groups 10+ and events: events(at)stonetowerwinery(dotted)com
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Sample world-class wines from Stone Tower Winery, sprawled across 300 acres in Leesburg. Overseen by three generations of the Huber family, this place will surely bring out the wine connoisseur in you.
Dogs are allowed on estate grounds but prohibited in the premier tasting room. Plus, leashed dogs can also come along for the Harvest Barn self-guided tasting flight and vineyard tour.
This rustic-style restaurant has three branches, one of which is located at One Loudoun Shopping Center in Ashburn, VA. Dogs are welcome and “highly encouraged” to hang out on the outdoor patio. And who knows, your four-legged buddy may even become Dog of the Month and claim their place on the Dog Wall of Fame. Just send a photo of your dog and justify their inclusion.
When you’re not vying for dog fame, sample the tavern’s farm-to-table specialties, whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner. Copperwood Tavern is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight. (Service starts at 9 a.m. on weekends.)
Go for a leisurely walk or a light jog with your dog in this former Civil War battlefield turned historical park. Make your way across seven miles of well-marked trails and head for the bluff overlooking the Potomac.
A number of prominent public servants fought in Ball’s Bluff during the Civil War, including Senator Edward D. Baker, who was a close friend and law partner of Abraham Lincoln. Baker is considered to be the only senator in US history to have died in combat.
Unfortunately, guided tours aren’t available at the moment so until then, you can resort to self-guided tours. Ball’s Bluff is open from dawn to dusk every day.
Make the move to Loudoun County, VA
There’s so much more for you and your furry friend to explore in Loudoun County, VA. If you’d like to explore the possibility of moving here, the seasoned real estate team at the Wicker Homes Group will be more than happy to help you. Get in touch with us at 571.338.3880 or fill out this short contact form to get started.