Augusta County lives outside. We have fun outside, eat outside and if we’re in the mood, sleep outside. Be one with land and sea when you hike the Blue Ridge, fish Mossy Creek, bike Route 11, and camp under the Natural Chimneys. Experience food live and in-person when you walk Polyface Farm’s beyond organic fields, hug a goat at My Peeps Farm, or drink craft beer made from fresh-picked hops at Stable Craft Brewing. Embrace the past while riding a horse along Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, lodging in a bunkhouse, strolling through the Factory Antique Mall (the largest antique mall in the United States) or taking a drive down a backroad. Keep an eye out for porch-sitters enjoying the same free view as you.
Once stretching to the Mississippi River, Augusta County has been home to Native Americans as well as pioneers headed west. Civil War skirmishes and notable moments are marked through the Virginia Civil War Trails initiative. Inventors, entertainers, politicians, and painters have been reared here. Grand Caverns, America’s oldest continuously operating show cave, is underground here. George Washington slept here. So did Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Cyrus McCormick, Santa Anna, Dwight Eisenhower, and Charles Lindbergh. Come explore with us.
Warm greetings by innkeepers, cozy cabins, and hotel accommodations make Augusta County a comfortable and affordable getaway.
Whether you choose outdoor recreation, local culture, history, or enjoying the view from the road, Augusta is the perfect choice for your getaway to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. All Augusta, All Outside.