Location

Convenient to DC/NOVA, Richmond and Tidewater 
Rappahannock Cliffs is located 60 miles from Richmond, 75 miles from Washington DC / Northern Virginia and 100 miles from Tidewater, near the towns of Montross, Warsaw and Tappahannock.  Situated one mile west of the intersection of Carters Wharf Road and Newland Road, Rappahannock Cliffs enjoys a setting rich in wildlife, history and natural beauty.  

A Pristine Setting on the Rappahannock River
The Rappahannock River is the longest free-flowing river in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The 30 mile stretch between Port Royal and Tappahannock is "the most pristine" of any major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, due to the absence of commercial and industrial activity, and very little residential development.

The James Madison Bridge (RT 301) and the Downing Bridge (RT 360) are the bookends to this oasis of unspoiled Rappahannock River frontage. Between these two bridges, ownership of waterfront is concentrated in the hands of generational farmers and conservationists - thousands of acres have been preserved forever, resulting in an unusually scenic stretch of the river. Midway between these two bridges is a landmark known as Fones Cliffs. Rappahannock Cliffs lies in the heart of Fones Cliffs, and spans over one-half mile on the Rappahannock River and one mile on Garland Creek.


"Compared to all other major tributaries of the
Chesapeake Bay, the reach of the Rappahannock
River between Tappahannock and Port Royal
remains the most pristine."

- Audubon Society

Richmond - 60 miles

Washington dC - 75 miles

Tidewater - 100 Miles

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Rappahannock Cliffs is the only new waterfront
community on the entire 30-mile stretch between
the RT 301 and RT 360 bridges.

"Getting away from it all" is now closer than ever before.