Vacationing in the Picturesque Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful landscape in the Northwestern part of Virginia that is bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains on the East and the Alleghenies on the West. Those visiting the area have several options for lodging but one of the most popular is the private secluded home, many of which feature beautiful views, hot tubs and proximity to walking trails, rivers and local parks. The area has many natural features that draw visitors throughout the year, plus there are great dining options and entertainment for the children.

Wineries

The Shenandoah area is home to many of Virginia's best wineries. The wine industry in Virginia has taken off and many locals have taken advantage of the beautiful Virginia weather and fertile land to grow grapes and make their own wine. Some of the favorites are Barren Ridge Vineyards, Peaks of Otter Winery and Wisteria Farms and Vineyard. Visitors to Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville can taste the wine and tour the winery daily. At Peaks of Otter Winery in Bedford, you can try wine made from apples, blackberries, blueberries or even chili peppers, all grown at the winery and orchard. Wisteria Farm and Vineyard in Stanley has wine crafted from 100% Virginia grown grapes and offers a chance for visitors to experience a true working farm along with tasting some wine.

Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns is a unique experience for all ages. Located beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains, the caverns feature some amazing underground structures including Dream Lake, the largest body of water in the caverns. The lake isn't deep but the reflections if offers of the surrounding cavern walls are breathtaking. Inside the caverns you can also see The Great Stalacpipe Organ which literally makes music underground by making the stalactites sing by gently tapping them throughout the entire underground area. The caverns also has some great attractions above ground including a garden maze, a place for the kids to mine gems, a ropes course and a museum that takes you back to the history of the area.

Scenic Drives

Driving on some of the local scenic highways allows visitors to see much of the landscape the area is known for. One of the most popular drives is Skyline Drive, which covers 105 miles of scenic roads and allows for a stop at 75 overlooks to see the mountain ranges. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a very well-known road that takes visitors along the Eastern border of the Shenandoah Valley. The drive takes you through 469 miles of meadows, mountains and vistas. There are signs of the old times with farms, some of which are still operational, and historic structures that have been around for many years. Pull off at one of the many recreational areas for a picnic and hike. There are many locally owned restaurants on the way as well as visitor's centers where you can get more information on the area. Lodging can be found on some of the scenic byways.

Weather

The weather in the Shenandoah Valley is fairly mild but the area does have four distinct seasons. Spring and summer are a great time to visit for warm weather. Visiting in the fall allows for beautiful views of the changing leaves. Winter can be an off-season time and there may be snow in the area.

How to Get There

Many people visit the area by private or rental car. Taking the Greyhound bus into Roanoke is also an option for those who don't want to drive. Roanoke also has an airport.

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                                                              A relaxing getaway

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                                                              Three days spent at the cabin were just what was needed to get away and enjoy the beautiful sights and peaceful sounds of the Shenandoah River. We had the opportunity to do some fly fishing which was quite relaxing and great fun. The river ranges from ankle to waist deep in the area of cabin and fish are plentiful. While our cell phones did not work at the cabin, there is a very robust wifi network in the house, which allowed us to stay in contact with others by using iMessage on our iPhones. Communication with the owners was great beginning with answering our questions befre we booked right up to the time of arrival. We had a wonderful time. The rate for the cabin is unbeatable! Thanks so much for making the cabin available! I am sure we will be back for more fishing in the future.
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
                                                              • Stayed: Apr 2016

                                                              Cute little cottage

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                                                              This is a comfortable, quite and very relaxing place to stay. Loved the sun room and the cute little side porch. Comfy beds too! Thanks again for yet another fun stay!
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
                                                              • Stayed: Apr 2016

                                                              A Slice of Heaven!!! ( Great family weekend!)

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                                                              This trip was very important to us because my husband is military, so when he's home, we have to make the most of our time. In all, there were 9 of us, and a baby. We booked for mid April. 3 nights. First, the weather happened to be gorgeous. (75 degrees) Bonus!! Second, because its sooo early in spring, the leaves have not grown back on all the trees, so you can see the beautiful river perfectly unobstructed from the house- even better than pictured! Beds were comfortable and space to hang out was ample. It was flat enough in the front of the house to play volleyball and we enjoyed that. Kitchen-fully stocked. You don't need to bring a thing.. (although I did bring my Keurig because I don't favor coffee makers. no problem). We found ourselves around the gas fireplace for board games several times (perfect large game table in the living room) fun! Grandma discovered a beloved book on the bookshelf and enjoyed herself reading on the upper deck. We hiked the property, loved it. We rode down the mountain to town (10 minutes away) The drive itself is GORGEOUS. The views from every room in the house are magical. the natural light is so warm. Its so quiet and secluded--you would think you were the only home for miles! You can really hear yourself think clearer. We were unable to enjoy the accessable beautiful outdoor gas fire table the first night due to a wire that had to be replaced (a squirrel chewed it) But we made a fire down the hill in the firepit that we enjoyed. And they fixed it the next day and it worked great (thanks guys!) 6 of us had the BEST time recconecting over cold beers laughing in the hot tub the first night, However, the water filtration system sadly was not working well and when we opened it to get in the second night, it was too murky looking to get in. (My family are not dirty people...we have sat in many hot tubs with this same crowd through the years and never seen the water 'turn' like that---especially after one use?) That said, hot tubs are a fickle and meticulous piece of equipment to maintain-we used to own one. The fun kyak races we got to have off the private dock made up for the fun we missed in the hot tub the other nights! There are 3 kyaks and we had a blast! Sean was so kind to accommodate us in other ways which more than made up for the hot tub disappointment. This was a special time that we won't forget and was SO worth the price. We would definitely book again! Was such a blessing!
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
                                                              • Stayed: Apr 2016