"Reston~" Reston by Yaqui

Reston Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 60 photos

Who would had known that Reston's simple beginnings of once being a bourbon distillery. Smith Bowman, who built the bourbon distillery on 7,300-acres he bought from the son's of C.A. Wiehle who had passed away around 1880's. C.A. Wiehle tried to start his own town named after him, but sadly his son's sold the land after his passing to Smith Bowman. Ca. Wiehle had bought the land originally from Lord Fairfax who owned it during the 18th century.

Robert E. Simon eventually bought up all the land except for 60 acres of the distillery property and began his plan in 1964 of one of the first modern post war communities of homes, businesses, recreation, industries, and educational facilities.

  • Last visit to Reston: Dec 2011
  • Intro Updated Dec 23, 2012
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (7)

Comments (3)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Looks a modern town, nice photos.

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Looks so different than it was when I stayed there! Thanks for the tour Dee!!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Looks like you had a nice visit to this little town.

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      May 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      I was so surprized of what this little area had to offer. It was a very popular spots. We enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for stopping by!


“~Happy Trails, Keep the Faith and Keep Dreaming!~”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 0 6
Forum Rank:
0 0 7 7 4

Badges & Stats in Reston

  • 7 Reviews
  • 28 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 286PageViews

Have you been to Reston?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Reston

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (16)