Beach's Bottom is a secluded river front property. To reach the serenity of our property you will travel a scenic 6 mile gravel road through the George Washington National Forest, cross over Indian Grave Ridge, with views of the river, rock walls, cow pastures and mountains. At the house you will feel right at home, there are chairs for front and back porch sitting, a chimnea on the deck, a fire pit in the yard and down by the river. You can see and hear the river rolling by from the deck. Walk the sloping hill or drive down to the river. The property has rock ledges throughout. Wildlife galore. Watch the sun set behind the mountain. There is a picnic table, grill and fire ring on the river bank. Walk right down to the river and sit by the river's edge. The river bottom is good here, wade in a few feet, cross to the other side, walk down or up river to see the rock formations and tons of wildlife and of course take a swim, float in a tube, or put a chair right in the river. You can put the canoes or tubes in at river mile marker 19 which is only 1.6 miles from the house. The fishing is also good at the house with small mouth bass and catfish. The drive to the town of Luray is between 30 to 40 minutes, so take all you need!
If a summer shower or storm comes up we have plenty inside to keep the fun going with puzzles, books, board games, PS2 with 33 games, movies and TV series for all ages. There are cookbooks, craft books, wildlife books, current Country Living, Birds and Blooms, Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens magazines and romance novels. Relax in the16x16 screened-in-porch and watch the rain pour down. Designed with a tropical theme, sit back on the 3 piece casual seating set or dine on the 5 pc dining set. Ferns, palm, bamboo and wicker decor to create a little bit of paradise in the country.
How about a little romance? Play some romantic music, throw a blanket on the deck, open a bottle of wine, serve some cheese and fruit and bask in each other's warmth. The glow of the full moon will add to your romantic evening wrapped in love's embrace. How about going down to the river, throwing a blanket down, start a campfire, then lay back and wish on a shooting star? You have never seen so many stars, all there to make your evening special.
Take a lazy walk down Page Valley Rd; spot deer, birds, ground hogs, turkeys, fox, racoons, squirrels, turtles in the river and listen to the quiet. If you walk the way to the end of the road, almost to Overall, maybe you will see the train travel over the trestle. You can also see the train from the river bank. If you want; go to town and have a romantic dinner, then return and just enjoy the evening by the campfire or sit on the deck and listen to the river roll by.
Events\Things to Do: The Shenandoah area has lots to offer. (be sure to check with these attractions for hours) The travel brochures are in a wicker basket in the entry hallway. Visit the Caverns, Civil War Sites, Dayton Market, Drive on the drive, Visit the Natural Bridge Area, go to a museum, we have provided lots of brochures for you to plan a short excursion. Towns and estimated miles from Luray, Sperryville 26 mi, Elkton 29, Mt Jackson 26, Edinburg 34, Dayton 50, Berryville 60, Natural Bridge 2 hrs, Front Royal 56, Harrisonburg 41, Winchester 1 hr 8, Stephens City 59, Fisherville 1 hr, Sheandoah 23, Staunton 1 hr, New Market 19, Browntown 36, Woodstock 42, Massanutten 47.
Things To Do: Visit the antique and flea markets and the produce and specialty shops. There is a movie theatre in Luray and some good restuarants. Drive a short way heading back to town to Indian Grave Trail and take a walk through the GW Nat'l Forest. Just drive along Skyline Drive, stop and take a short hike, bring your binoculars to do some bird watching, view the small towns from way up and then stop in one, have lunch, visit the local shops and enjoy the day. After your excursion, come back to the Chalet, build a fire, bring the family around and make some s'mores, play a game, watch a movie, work on a puzzle, read a book and just enjoy each other’s company. Come to Luray and be part of the local flavor for a spell! We would love to have you!
Clear views from the nearby Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive will give you a bird's eye view of Luray and many other charming towns. Luray is in Page County. Check out the Page County, Virginia website for events. The Page Valley sits between the Massanutten and Blue Ridge Mountains. Luray has adopted the Downtown Initiative to preserve our country's Main Streets. There are quaint shops and eateries and then there is Wal-mart and Food Lion. Visit Luray Caverns, The Singing Tower, The Luray Zoo and more. Be sure to check out the building murals that depict historical memories. Walk the Luray Greenway when you visit the Farmer's Market. Get the Page News and Courier from the mailbox to find out what is going on in Luray.
I spent my summers in Compton, Virginia (about 30 miles from our place) with my favorite Aunts. Bestsy and I ran wild everyday exploring the country side; small pools of water with tadpoles, picking berries with my Grandma, rounding up the cows with the neighbors, planting a garden, my favorite recipies were passed down from my Aunty Mary, Chow, Chow being my favorite.
When I stand on the deck and look down to the river my heart soars, I sometimes cannot believe how fortunate we are to have this place.
Leaving all your worries behind and playing on the river. Tubing, canoeing, sitting in the river, fishing, the view, the wildlife...