Colonial Beach is a boaters paradise, located on the Potomac River and Monroe Bay adjacent to Mattox Creek. Motor, Sail or Paddle these Marinas will provide you with your boating needs.
Virginia is filled with history. The Riverview Inn is proud of the history in Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County. We hope that you take the time to explore our town and Westmoreland county.
Colonial Beach is home to our fifth president James Monroe. James Monroe spent most of his childhood working the family farm. Once he completed his high-school education, he moved to Williamsburg to attend college at William and Mary. This help to prepare him for his place in Washington D.C. and his presidency.
Westmoreland County is home to our first president George Washington. When standing at his birth home and farm, close your eyes while standing next to the Potomac River. You can hear all the ships passing by with travelers, smell the tobacco and crops and see all the people working this incredible farm . Even though George didn't stay long, this home shaped the man, leader and first president to our country.
A few miles further is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, also known as Stratford Hall Plantation. The plantation was purchased by the Lee Family in 1717. The home occupies around 1900 acres along the Potomac River. There are tours, gardens and many activities year around.
Virginia is making its name in the wine industry. There are eight premiere wineries located in the Chesapeake Bay wine region. The Northern Neck is part of that region.
The free Passport Program offers an opportunity for discounts with a stamped passport. Passports are available at the Winery Tasting Rooms and participating businesses.
Start or end your day at the Riverview Inn. Some sample itineraries.
Passport Member Wineries:
Bring your bike or your hiking boots and check out the trails of the Northern Neck. There are 125 miles of trails, two State Parks, the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, Vineyards and so much more.
End your day of Biking or Hiking in Colonial Beach and watch the sunset on the Potomac. Let us take care of you!
Golf Carts or Automobiles Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County offer so many options. Tour the beach in a Golf Cart and enjoy the shops and restaurants or hop in your car to see all the sites of Westmoreland County.
Check out the Westmoreland Berry Farm or take a historical tour. A short drive south will take you to the Town of Montross. Visit the Art of Coffee and the Inn of Montross. A short side trip will take you to the historic port village of Kinsale and their Museum.