Canoeing / Kayaking


The property is located along the Rappahannock River which is officially designated as a state scenic river. The Rappahannock River is popular for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing not only for its beauty but also for its variety of waters.

The canoeing/kayaking experiences range from a short two-mile flat water run to a 4-mile run with Class I and II rapids along the way depending on the time of year. If you are looking for a nice easy ride along a beautiful tree lined river or a more challenging ride on Class II rapids, the Rappahannock River is the place to be.

For diversified experiences, we also provide canoeing/kayaking on Mountain Run, water level conditions permitting.

Canoe/Kayak Wine Run, Lesson and Gourmet Lunch Event
Come join us for a canoe adventure, wine and catered lunch. You will glide down the Rappahannock River with an Instructor Guide. After a canoe experience, you will be greeted at “Mountain Run” by our staff.

While overlooking the river, you will then enjoy wine tasting for two, with a selection of one glass from 5 types of wine to go along with a gourmet lunch catered by the Inn at Kelly’s Ford. Stay as long as you like before being returned to Kelly’s Ford where you started.

May 25th, June 22rd, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 12th
6 canoes and kayaks (up to 14 people) will leave at 10:30am from the Inn at Kelly’s Ford. The cost is $60 per person.
(If you have your own canoe/kayak cost is $35/person)

The Canoeing/Kayaking Season Starts April 15th and ends October 15th.

River Route Rapids Length Approx. Time Price
Rappahannock Kelly´s Ford to
Mountain Run
I 2 miles 1-2 hour trip $50/Canoe
* May-October – Monthly Gourmet Lunch, Lesson, and Wine Tasting Trips
$60/person inclusive. View Details