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Join the Refueling in Flight Board of Directors for a first of it's kind Culpeper Rendezvous! 



Culpeper, Virginia

Rich History, Modern Charm


Check into local hotels on the afternoon of Sunday April 7th and enjoy dinner as a group. The Rendezvous will conclude with breakfast and bible study on Thursday morning, April 11th.

Highlights (subject to improvement)

Each day will have one significant event to explore the history, topography, and beauty of the area. 

  • Guided visit of the Manassas Battlefield - Site of two significant Civil War battles. This is where General Thomas Jackson earned his famous moniker - Stonewall! 

  • Drive portions of the historic Skyline Drive and explore the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah National Park. We will stop for lunch, explore the Harry F Byrd Visitors Center,  short optional hikes, and glorious photography. 

  • Dive into the history of Culpeper which was first surveyed by 18-year-old George Washington in 1750.  Enjoy a historic walking tour, visits to some of the local battlefields (Cedar Mountain, Brandy Station – the largest cavalry battle in the Western Hemisphere, and Kelly’s Ford). Enjoy a walk through Yowell-Meadow Park and learn about the Culpeper Minutemen’s strategic role in the Revolutionary War.

Bible Teaching with Ed Diaz

Ed Diaz will lead daily Bible studies. He will speak on "Sustenance from the Psalms. How to survive both good days and bad days."


Ed was the first director of Pine Cove Ranch from 1974 -1976. He helped found Walk Thru the Bible and served for 30 years as the Florida Area Director of Search Ministries. He and his wife Gwen now lead 71:17 Ministries. Gwen has written numerous books and writes a daily blog entitled ‘My Daily Briefing’ which provides an overview of the entire Bible in 365 segments.  

Local Accommodations Suggestions:

Several boutique hotels and chain motels are available in Culpeper. Please keep in mind that travel is high during this time of year. It is recommended to book accommodations as soon as possible. In addition to B&Bs or AirBnB you may want to consider: 

Preferred locations:

  • Suite at 249

  • Culpeper Center & Suites 
    To book with these two inns, when making your reservation please use Group Room Block #: 99819948704546. The room block is being held for RIF through February 22, 2024. 

Other options:


RIF volunteers will provide transportation for all tours and events. Travel to and from Culpeper is not included. 

  • Airports
    Dulles (IAD) is the closest airport to Culpeper. National (DCA) is a little farther, but generally has more domestic flight options. 


  • Railroad
    Amtrack stops in downtown Culpeper. We can provide transportation from the depot to your hotel. 


  • Drive
    An easy 80-minute drive from Washington DC through magnificent Piedmont farmland and horse country. 


Three dinners, three lunches, and one breakfast are included. The first dinner and the final breakfast will be provided at Dan and Cay Bolin’s cabin in the countryside just north of Culpeper. 


$899 per person (Early Bird Rate)

$100 deposit will hold a spot for the Rendezvous. 

$999 if registering after February 29, 2024


*If you prefer to pay by check, enter coupon code on registration page:  PAYBYMAIL and mail check to:

Refueling in Flight Ministries

PO Box 3115

Arlington, VA 22203

Registration covers daily programming along with any entrance fees, three dinners, three lunches, one breakfast, all transportation once guests arrive in Culpeper, and Bible teaching with Ed Diaz. (Transportation to Culpeper, breakfast and lodging not included.)

For More Information

For more information on the Culpeper Rendezvous or the sites to be visited please visit: 


For information concerning the Rendezvous’ schedule and activities contact Dan Bolin


For registration information please contact Lori Price

For More Informaton
Local Accommodations
Bibe Teachng
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Top Ten Reasons to Register Today!


Explore Historic Culpeper - Culpeper was surveyed by George Washington when he was 18-years old. - Culpeper had the most effective Minute Men Militia outside of Lexington/Concord - Culpeper changed hands numerous times during the Civil War - Culpeper is home to the Library of Congress’ Film and video vault.


Visit Local Civil War Battlefields/Points of Interest - Cedar Mountain – One of Stonewall Jackson’s greatest moments - Brandy Station – The largest cavalry battle fount in the Western Hemisphere - Kelly’s Ford – - Graffiti House – Soldiers from both sides exchanged ‘trash-talk’ and personal notes - Little Fork Church – Union Soldiers wintered inside and burned the pews to stay warm. - Yowell-Meadow Park – campsite for 30,000 union troops - The site of McClelland’s massive parade of 40,000 Union troops before the Wilderness Campaign of 1864. - The railroad station where Custer was injured attacking a Confederate supply train. - The courthouse (not the original) where Grant established his war office during the final days of the Civil War.


Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains - Enjoy the marvelous views from the Culpeper area. - Explore the trails. - Learn about the geographic, biological, and strategic importance of this beautiful mountain range. - Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the area.


Learn from and be inspired by Daily Bible Studies - Ed Diaz will lead the daily Bible Studies. - RIF Board Members will lead morning devotionals.


Feast on Culinary Delights - Most meals are included. - Sunday dinner and Thursday breakfast will be at the Bolin’s cabin.


Participate in informative seminars - Learn about significant Civil War events. - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps’ role in developing the area. - Learn about the historic development (and redevelopment) of Culpeper.


Discover Shenandoah National Park - The Skyline Drive features 75 overlooks and vistas. - Picnic lunch on the Skyline Drive. - Options to hike some easy trails.


Meet Friends – New and Old - Your hosts will be Dan & Cay Bolin, Bedford & Sara Holmes, Brad & Cindy Mercer, and Ken & Jan Sutterfield. - The group will be limited to 40 individuals. - Invite family and friends! - Plenty of time to get acquainted with others.


Discover Culpeper’s Local Shops - Davis Street in downtown Culpeper is lined with quaint shops. - Numerous antique emporiums are available in the area.


Revel in the Piedmont Springtime (As of Last Year - April 7-11, 2023): - Temperatures ranged between 32 and 84. - Mostly sunny with one day of overcast and a few hours of light drizzle. - Redbud trees were magnificent. - Azaleas were starting to bloom, and Dogwoods were beginning to blossom.


Your Hosts - Refueling in Flight Board of Directors

Bedford & Sara Holmes, Ken & Jan Sutterfield, Brad & Cindy Mercer, Dan & Cay Bolin

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Leading Bible Studies: 

Ed Diaz (pictured with wife, Gwen)

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Culpeper Rendezvous
Culpeper Rendezvous
Apr 07, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
Join the Refueling in Flight Board of Directors and their wives for this historic getaway. Rest. Recharge. Reconnect. April 7-11, 2024
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