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2570 Newland Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
A Brief History
In 1707 Dr. Joseph Belfield received a land grant from King George for his
service in the British Navy. The resulting plantation known as Belle Mount
was built high on a hill overlooking the Rappahannock River. Three
generations of Belfields lived on the plantation and today many Belfields
still live in the Northern Neck. The original plantation home is
believed to have been bombed by the British in the War of 1812, but the
expansive view of the river still remains as impressive as it was in 1707.
In 1980 the property was
developed into a private membership facility called Belle Mount Country
Club. Later it was called Heritage Resorts along
with a twin facility located about an hour's drive from
here. In 1992 Catherine and Ray Petrie have made the facility open
to the public for year-round recreation and accommodations. The 243-acre
natural wildlife setting lends itself beautifully to camping and cottage
retreats. With acres of trees, trails and overlooks there are
adventures for everyone.
Each year our circle of friends grows larger
and larger. We love the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of fishing,
swimming, camping and hiking with our adventure loving guests. It's the
perfect chance to seek out solitude or explore the historic sites, charter
cruises, winery or berry farms. Our reservation office has maps, brochures
and tour guide information to help you get the most out of your vacation
I see the brick
chimneys and hand hewn timbers are still standing tall above the rubble.
special arrangements we are proud to offer guided tours to the
restoration project for the plantation home of
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
tour of hidden treasures on Virginia's Northern Neck
Dancing Point - Overlooking Menokin Bay -
the Tribal Grounds of the Rappahannock Indians.
See Menokin Bay from the location
once occupied by the Rappahannock Indians. The view is as unspoiled
today as it was hundreds of years ago. Learn about the culture of the
Native Americans that first settled on the bountiful shores of the
|Colonial Feast -
Enjoy a meal prepared from 18th century recipes using fresh local
ingredients. Chesapeake Bay crabs, oysters, clams, shrimp and fish
are often part of our menu.
Theatrical Presentation - A re-enactment from the life of Francis
Francis Lightfoot Lee's Home - Menokin Ruins, a State and National
With a local historian you will learn how the original plans used to build
the Menokin Plantation are also helping to save the ruins from
destruction. View the grounds and share the excitement of how this
colonial "Georgian" style home, with large sandstone blocks, was
constructed like homes of the gentry in the English countryside.
Tours can be
customized to meet your needs and timeframe. We offer group tours on a
year-round basis and would be happy to help plan your visit to the
Northern Neck of Virginia.
help you plan a tour
the home of the Rappahannock Indians, this historic shoreline on Menokin
Bay offered a bountiful source of seafood, game and raw materials for
thousands of years. Menokin Bay is part of Cat Point Creek, which
winds it's way 10 miles downstream to the Rappahannock River.
The unspoiled scenic beauty is still enjoyed by many visitors today.