Award-Winning Month of ‘Bests’ for Smithfield Station

It’s been an Award-Winning Month of ‘Bests’ for Smithfield Station Hotel Honored by Chesapeake Bay Magazine, in all the Southern Bay categories they qualify for! SMITHFILD, VA – Smithfield Station, waterfront hotel, restaurant, marina, conference center and wine shop, has just experienced a humbling and exciting sweep of awards and accolades from the readers of […]

Rappahannock Oysters Are Here!

In the world of oysters, nothing reins king like the Chesapeake Bay Oyster!  For centuries, no region in the world could challenge the flavor of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.  But, since the 1970’s the formerly famed Chesapeake Bay oyster has struggled to maintain its title as king and many species all but disappeared.  At its very […]

Celebrating 30 Years In Business

Smithfield Station Celebrates 30 Years In Business Family run business has staying power Smithfield, VA: Smithfield Station just celebrated 30 years in business.  The award-winning restaurant, hotel, marina and conference center located on the Pagan River in downtown Smithfield, Virginia opened its doors November 24, 1986.  Ever since, they have been serving delicious meals, delighting overnight […]

New Children’s PlayScape Now Open In Smithfield!

Unlike a traditional playground in a box, the new Natural Children’s PlayScape project at Windsor Castle Park is integrated into the environment. Tunnels are part of the landscaping, slides are embedded into the hillside, and natural materials were used.  There are two main areas.  Towards the existing dog park is the “toddler area” with amenities […]

The 2016 BOB Fest Is THIS Weekend!

BOB Fest has Arrived!!   The 2016 BOB Fest Is THIS Weekend! January is usually a time of post-holiday slumber, but historic Smithfield Virginia has turned that slumber into a rockin’ party with the Smithfield BOB Fest – Bloody Mary’s, Oysters, Brunswick Stew, BBQ… and more! Held annually on the Saturday of Martin Luther King […]


Every once in a while there are things in this business that are just really make you love what you do. Don’t get me wrong, the hospitality business is a great one. You meet people from all over with all different stories. However, I really relate and love the transient boaters that come to Smithfield […]

Windsor Castle Archaeology

Dig to address many unknowns about the property. Archaeology is a science which draws from many disciplines. Since 2010, the Wheatland Foundation, a non-profit organization, in Williamsburg, Va., has worked with the Town of Smithfield at Windsor Castle to conduct field investigations and preliminary laboratory processing and analyses. This ongoing work will help guide proposed […]

Coldest Winter On Record For Smithfield

A new record is set. So yeah, it was a cold winter here.  Coldest on record actually.  There are a couple of lessons that need to be learned from this.  For starters, Smithfield Station has seen its fair share of hurricanes over the year.  Nor’ Easters as well.  In fact, this is a place that […]

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