Boat & Brew – Bavarian Inn Brewery Tour

  • Dates: Saturday, Oct 12 (Groups of 20 or more may request custom dates)
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Price: $99/person, $109 Sep 15 festival*
  • Includes: Guide, Equipment, Shuttle, Flight of Beer, Appetizer
  • Location: Shepherdstown, WV

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Join us for a kayaking trip on one of the nation’s top 60 paddling streams, followed by a visit to the Bavarian Inn’s new brewery!

Voted one of the top 60 paddling streams in North America by Canoe & Kayak Magazine editors, Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife sightings of blue heron, ducks, turtles, and beavers. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War History. End your day at the world class Bavarian Inn’s new brewery on their lovely 11 acre parcel overlooking the Potomac River.  Soak in beautiful views as you enjoy a flight of beer and your choice of appetizer.  On September 15th, the trip will include “Oktoberfest”. German band and dancers, Bavarian food, beer & wine stations, vendors, arts & crafts, are all included.

Experience Oktoberfest at this romantic country inn offering European elegance and world class service from its scenic location perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River.

Tour Information

  • 2019 Dates

    Sunday June 30
    Sunday July 21
    Sunday September 15 (Oktoberfest)

    Saturday, October 12


    • $99/person 
    • $109/person Sep 15 (Oktoberfest)

    June, July, & October trips include:

    • Choice of tandem canoe, tandem kayak or single kayak based on availability
    • Guide
    • Shuttle service
    • All equipment
    • Flight of beer
    • Choice of appetizer

    September 15 “Oktoberfest” trip includes:

    • 16 oz glass boot of beer or soda (instead of flight of beer and appetizer)
    • Entrance to Oktoberfest
    • Food voucher

    Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person

    For the river trip: Be sure and bring a snack in a waterproof, compressible bag, and plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

  • Itinerary for June, July & October dates

    • 10:00 am meet
    • 10:30 am load buses to head over to the river
    • 11:15 am begin paddle
    • 2-2:30 pm pull off the water
    • 2:30-3 pm arrive at Bavarian & allow guests to change
    • 3 pm-3:30 pm begin tour and tasting

    Itinerary for September 15, Oktoberfest (in the works)

    9:30 am   Meet the group at Shepherd College, parking lot: specific area TBD
    10:00am River & Trail shuttles participants to the put-in at Devil’s Backbone.
    2:00 pm   Take out at Sharpsburg, MD and get shuttle transport back to Shepherd College
    2:45 pm   Shuttle to the Bavarian for the Oktoberfest.  Festival goes until 6pm.

    *Trip length may vary according to current water levels and group size. Please plan accordingly.

  • How to dress for river activities:What to wear rafting

    What to bring

    1. dry change of clothes
    2. towel
    3. suntan lotion
    4. glasses strap
    5. water bottle
    6. packed lunch or snack
  • Directions for June, July & October dates.  Meet at the Bavarian Inn.

    Address:  164 Shepherd Grade Road Shepherdstown, WV 25443.  Park closer to the stone building where the restaurant is and NOT near the tudor style chalets.

    Directions to September Brew Fest ONLY.  Meet at Shepherd College.

    Details TBD

We Look Forward To You Joining Us!

Please Note: Spaces on these popular trips are limited and fill fast. Book Now To Secure Your Spot!