Swim in the Shenandoah or hike the Massanutten Mountain at Seven Bends Lodge in Woodstock, VA. Guests return year after year to our rustic lodge, a haven for those seeking to get away from the frenetic pace of city life.
If it is quietude and comfort you seek, Seven Bends Lodge should be your destination. The lodge has two bedrooms and a sleeping loft, accommodations comfortable for seven guests.
The bedroom on the main floor is adjacent to the bathroom and has a double bed. The upstairs bedroom has two twin beds and the loft has a twin bed and a double bed. We have enough blankets to keep you warm, but ask that you provide your own sheets and pillows.
The full kitchen is equipped with a full-size refrigerator, a stove with oven. We also provide a coffee pot, toaster oven, pots and pans, cutlery and china. Sorry, there's no dishwasher. A grill on the deck overlooking the river is available for use, but guests are asked to bring their own charcoal. The dining table seats 6 and the kitchen counter provides additional seating. A picnic table on the deck seats 8.
The bathroom is equipped with a shower, but no tub. Please bring your own soap and towels.
The lodge is equipped with a heat pump, which provides both heating and cooling. Also, the wood-burning stove can heat the entire house. You may want to pick up a bundle of firewood on your way, or you can gather some along the river. The air conditioner is designed to cool the first floor only.
Guests at Seven Bends Lodge can make themselves at home and prepare their own food or can find many dining options nearby. From gourmet to fast-food, guests can find a surprising choice of restaurants within 15 minutes' drive.
For great steaks and good seafood, the best choice is Joe's Steakhouse on South Main Street in Woodstock. Joe's offers excellent food, good salads, a full wine menu and cocktails in a comfortable setting with linen service.
You will not find better Italian than is served at Sal's Italian Bistro in Edinburg, four miles south on U.S. 11. Generous portions and real Italian cooking with fresh ingredients has built a regular clientele at this restaurant overlooking scenic Stony Creek.
Though there is not much night life in Woodstock, you can find the Spring House Tavern downtown. The restaurant is known for ribs and the beer is always cold.
Woodstock boasts all the fast food franchises, located on Route 42 at I-81. McDonald's, Wendy's, Arby's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken are located adjacent to one another.
If it's Mexican you crave, Las Trancas is located at the intersection of Reservoir Road and U.S. 11 in the Shenandoah Square Shopping Center.
If you are in need of spirits, the Virginia ABC store is located at the Shenandoah Square Shopping Center and now offers extended evening and weekend hours. The best selection of wines can be found at Woodstock Cafe & Shoppes on Main Street, also a good choice for lunch or to sip a glass of wine at a sidewalk umbrella table.
Food Lion and Wal-Mart are full-service grocery stores.
The nearest convenience store is Handy Mart, north on Route 11, less than 1/4 mile, from Woodstock. They have fishing worms, beer, ice and most anything else you might need in a hurry.
During the summer months, the river offers lots of fun. The lodge is directly on the water and, at nine feet of depth here, the Shenandoah offers excellent swimming and fishing right out the back door or you might want to relax in one of our inner tubes. If you are looking for exercise, you can canoe or kayak as far as two miles upstream. There is plenty to do on the water!
For games and sports, two parks are nearby. The Town of Woodstock Park, 4 miles drive, has public tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool with lifeguards, which is excellent for very small children. North on Route 11 is the Shenandoah County Park, which has softball fields and picnic areas. The county park is a great place for the dog to run.
Two public golf courses are within driving distance, both 20 miles away. Both Bryce Resort in Basye, 18 holes and The Shenvalee in New Market, 27 holes offer championship golf at very reasonable rates. Call ahead for tee times.
The Shenandoah Valley is known around the world for its beautiful fall foliage. You will not find fall color more dramatic anywhere, we promise. Whether you want to relax with a book and enjoy the sounds of nature or get a workout on the mountain, Fall and Spring are popular in the Shenandoah.
For hikers, the Massanutten Mountain is straight above the lodge. For some of the most spectacular views in Virginia, hike or drive the hairpin curves to the top of the mountain and climb the Woodstock Tower. On a clear Fall or Spring day, you can see for 30 miles! If you still have the energy, hike the trails along the top of the mountain before heading for the comforts of home, just a mile below.
If you are looking to get away, really away, the lodge is extremely secluded in the winter. Whether you are snuggling by the fire on a romantic getaway or just escaping the phones, we offer our lowest rates during the winter months.
Skiers destined for Bryce Resort in Basye, 25 miles south and west, looking for a place a little closer to town can use the lodge for a fraction of the cost of staying at the resort.