Directions


The Scenic Route:

There are many beautiful Virginia state and county roads between US-29 and I-95, the two main byways to and from City Boy Farms and the Washington-metropolitan area. The two suggested routes (scenic and get there) use the main byways. The scenic route has alternate roads that are well worth the extra time to explore the countryside or local attractions; we recommend coming one way and returning the other. The directions obviously must be reversed to get you back to the Washington-metropolitan area.

From 495 – Capital Beltway via US 29S/522S1

(1) Take 495 to exit for I-66W—Manassas/Front Royal Follow for 21.7 miles
(2) Take I-66W exit 43A—US-29S/Lee Highway (keep left at the fork) Alternates: I-66W to exit 53—US-28S, which will take you to US-29S; or take I- 66W to exit 59, which is the first US-29S exit. Follow for 36 miles
(3) Take ramp to US-522S/VA-3E/Germanna Highway Turn left
(4) Take first right (in 1/2 mile) onto US-522S/Zachary Taylor Highway Alternates/attractions: VA-3 will take you to US-20, which also takes you to US-522; US-522 has many stops, particularly Belmont Farm Distillery and Marshall’s Farm Deli. Follow for 34 miles
(5) Enter the town of Mineral; turn right on E. 1st Street (at the T) Cross railroad tracks
(6) Turn left at Mineral Avenue/US-522S Take out of town
(7) Stay on US-522S/Pendleton Road (go past Johnny’s Quick Stop, look for first right—just past the grape sign) Follow for 1.5 miles
(8) Turn right on VA-605/Willis Profitt Road Follow for 1.5 miles
(9) Stop sign Cross Route 33
(10) VA- 605/Willis Profitt Road has now turned into Shannon Hill Road
Cooper Vineyard is about a mile up the road on the left
Follow for 1.7 miles
(11) Watch for a 35-mile/hour curve sign indicating two roads to the left. The first is Cuckoo Road and the second is Goodwin Store Road.  
(12) Turn left on Goodwin Store Road Follow for 0.9 mile
(13) Take left fork at the City Boy Farms sign (past the end “State Maintenance” sign and mail boxes) Follow for 0.4 mile

Please keep your speed down; the gravel driveway is meant for enjoying the view and tranquility of the entrance.

Follow the driveway to the house; park on the left perpendicular to the front door walkway.

Attractions on the Scenic Route
Warrenton (http://www.warrentonva.gov/)
Culpeper (http://www.visitculpeperva.com/)
Belmont Farm Distillery (http://www.virginiamoonshine.com/)
Marshall’s Farm Cheese (http://www.marshallscheese.com/)
Cooper’s Vineyard (http://www.coopervineyards.com/)


The Get There Route
There are many beautiful Virginia state and county roads between US-29 and I-95, the two main byways to and from City Boy Farms and the Washington-metropolitan area. The two suggested routes (scenic and get there) use the main byways. The scenic route has alternate roads that are well worth the extra time to explore the countryside or local attractions; we recommend coming one way and returning the other. The directions obviously must be reversed to get you back to the Washington-metropolitan area.

(1) Take 495 to I-95S Follow for 50 miles
(2) Take I-95S exit 118 – Thornburg/County Road 606  
(3) Turn right at County Road 606/Mudd Tavern Road Follow for 9 miles
(4) Turn left at VA-208W/Courthouse Road (WATCH FOR SIGNS-SHARP LEFT) Follow for 15 miles
(5) Turn left at US-522S/VA-208W/Zachary Taylor Highway Follow to Mineral
(6) Enter the town of Mineral; turn right on E. 1st Street (at the T) Cross railroad tracks
(7) Turn left at Mineral Avenue/US-522S Take out of town
(8) Stay on US-522S/Pendleton Road (go past Johnny’s Quick Stop, look for first right—just past the grape sign) Follow for 1.5 miles
(9) Turn right on VA- 605/Willis Profitt Road Follow for 1.5 miles
(10) Stop sign Cross Route 33
(11) VA- 605/Willis Profitt Road has now turned into Shannon Hill Road
Cooper Vineyard is about a mile up the road on the left
Follow for 1.7 miles
(12) Watch for a 35-mile/hour curve sign indicating two roads to the left. The first is Cuckoo Road and the second is Goodwin Store Road.  
(13) Turn left on Goodwin Store Road Follow for 0.9 mile
(14) Take left fork at the City Boy Farms sign (past “End State Maintenance” sign and the mail boxes) Follow for .4 mile

Please keep your speed down; the gravel driveway is meant for enjoying the view and tranquility of the entrance.

Follow the driveway to the house; park on the left perpendicular to the front door walkway.

Attractions on The Get There Route
Occoquan (http://www.occoquan.com/)
Potomac Mills (http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1260)
Marine Corp Base – Quantico (http://www.quantico.usmc.mil/)
Fredericksburg (http://www.visitfred.com)
Lake Anna Winery (http://www.lawinery.com/)
Cooper’s Vineyard (http://www.coopervineyards.com/)