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We are located less than 2 hours from D.C. just south of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountain range. With interstate access, yet worlds apart, Capon Springs is less than:

  • 30 – 40 minutes off Interstate 81 from Strasburg or Winchester, VA,
  • 75 minutes from Martinsburg, WV and Charles Town, WV
  • 100 minutes from Dulles Airport,
  • 2 hours from Washington, DC,
  • 3 hours from Baltimore, MD,
  • 3 hours from Richmond, VA,
  • 4 hours from Pittsburgh, PA,
  • 5 hours from New York City.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are coming by way of Rt. 50 (either East or West) use our directions and not your navigational system!


From the Washington DC area (I-66 West)

Follow I-66 until it ends at I-81. Take I-81 South to the 2nd Strasburg exit, #296. Turn right on Rt. 55 West and follow 12 miles to road on right marked Capon Springs Grade (Rt. 609). (*SEE DRIVER’S NOTES.) (Rt. 609 is exactly 2 miles after crossing bridge at Duck Run.) Follow this dirt road for 3½ miles to Capon Springs. (Allow approximately 2 hrs.)


From the South (Harrisonburg, VA)

Take I-81 North to the first Strasburg exit, #296. Turn left on Rt. 55 West and follow 12 miles to road on right marked Capon Springs Grade (Rt. 609). (*SEE DRIVER’S NOTES.) (Rt. 609 is exactly 2 miles after crossing bridge at Duck Run.) Follow this dirt road for 3½ miles to Capon Springs. (Allow approximately 1 hr. and 15 minutes.)

*Driver’s Notes – Capon Springs Grade (Rt. 609) begins in VA. If you cross the WV state line while still on Rt. 55, you have gone too far. However, to avoid the dirt road, continue on Rt. 55 to Wardensville, another 7 miles. Turn right on Rt. 259 North and continue for 6 miles to Capon Lake. Turn right on Rt. 16, Capon Springs Rd, crossing bridge, and continue for 4 miles to Capon Springs. Adds approximately 15 minutes to trip.


From Winchester, VA

Take Rt. 50 West for 12 miles. Turn left on Rt. 259. Continue for 14 miles to Capon Lake. Turn left on Rt. 16, Capon Springs Road, crossing bridge, and continue for 4 miles to Capon Springs. (Allow approximately 40 minutes.)


From Charleston, WV

Take Rt. 64 East to Rt. I-81 North. Take I-81 North to the first Strasburg exit, #296. Turn left on Rt. 55 West and follow 12 miles to road on right marked Capon Springs Grade (Rt. 609). (*SEE DRIVER’S NOTES.) (Rt. 609 is exactly 2 miles after crossing bridge at Duck Run.) Follow this dirt road for 3½ miles to Capon Springs.

For scenic route through West Virginia, take Rt. 79 North to Rt. 33/55 E to Elkins. Continue Rt. 219 North to Parsons. Continue Rt 32 North to Thomas, then Davis. Get on Corridor H (Rt. 48E) toward Wardensville where it ends. Continue on Rt. 259 for 6 miles to Capon Lake. Turn right on Rt. 16, Capon Springs Road, crossing bridge, and continue for 4 miles to Capon Springs (Allow approximately 4 hrs either route.)


From Baltimore, MD

Take I-70 West to Frederick, MD. Follow signs to Rt. 340 West/South toward Harpers Ferry. Continue on Rt. 340 through Harpers Ferry, WV to Charles Town, WV. Take the Rt. 340 Bypass around Charles Town and continue to the junction of Rt. 7 outside Berryville, VA. Take Rt. 7 West to Winchester, VA. To bypass Winchester, take I-81 North for one exit to Rt. 11 (Exit 317). Turn left on Rt. 11 South and follow to Rt. 37 South (Winchester Bypass). Follow Rt. 37 South to the Rt. 50 West exit. Refer to directions from Winchester, VA to complete your trip to Capon Springs. (Allow approximately 3 hours.)


From the North (Carlisle, PA)

Take I-81 South to the first Winchester, VA exit (Exit 317). Turn right on Rt. 11 South and follow to Rt. 37 South (Winchester Bypass). Follow Rt. 37 South to the Rt. 50 West exit. Refer to directions from Winchester, VA to complete your trip to Capon Springs. (Allow approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.)


From Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and other points West on I-70

Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Breezewood. Take I-70 East (South) to Hancock, MD. Pick up Rt. 522 South and follow through Berkeley Springs, toward Winchester, VA. Once you cross the West Virginia/Virginia border, continue for 13 miles to Gainesboro, VA. Turn right on Rt. 600 South and follow to Rt. 50. Take Rt. 50 West for 5 miles. Turn left on Rt. 259 and continue for 14 miles to Capon Lake. Turn left on Rt. 16, Capon Springs Rd, crossing bridge, and continue for 4 miles to Capon Springs. (Allow approximately 4 hours.)


From other locations, please contact us for directions.

Main House GPS Coordinates
North 39° 07.934′ West 78° 28.761′

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