Romantic getaways. Weddings and receptions. Family reunions. Weekend recharging. Starting your novel. Whatever your reason to rent a cabin, the Shenandoah Valley has an option for you. Rustic, glamorous, remote, near-town, mountaintop, riverside, Quiet. Quieter. You will find it among these choices:
All Star Lodging I-81 Exit 264 to US 211 East
All Star Lodging can help you find and book the exact cabin that fits all your requirements. With about 70 properties to choose from, most within 15 miles of Luray, the choices are exciting to consider. Go to their website to choose dates, check availability, review amenities, find nearby attractions, get price quotes, and book online. All Star’s Concierge Service can help you connect with ATV rentals, fishing guides, horseback riding and other Valley adventures. Their rental office is open seven days a week and after-hours operators can take calls anytime.
Brookside Cabins I-81 Exit 264, US 211, 4 1/2 mi E of Luray
Perfectly located between downtown Luray and the Thornton Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park, Brookside Cabins is a longstanding Valley institution. Fireplaces, hot tubs, whirlpools and Wi Fi are available in some units, and for a true chance to discover peace and quiet, try a few days without a TV. The property includes a gift shop and a family style restaurant that locals and tourists have shared happily for years. Enjoy the view and the sounds of the rippling stream just behind the cabins.
A Buck’s Peak/A Buck’s View/A Buck’s Run I-81 Exit 264 to US 211 East
A Buck’s Peak, recently built and owned by a military family, is fully ADA compliant. Located in Luray, moments from Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. The cabin sleeps 10, has an eight-person hot tub on the deck, spacious kitchen, spectacular views and discounts for wounded warriors. Here’s a video on A Buck’s Peak, and their website features video of the other two similar lodges.
By the Side of the Road Gateway Lodging I-81 Exit 247B
Minutes from Harrisonburg, By the Side of the Road incorporates five cottages and one cozy apartment located on nine acres of a 1789 Manor House. Fishing pond and deck, plus all amenities expected in a high-end getaway accommodation – luxury bedding and linens, spa tubs or multi-faucet shower rooms, mini kitchens, gorgeous decor, with privacy and intimacy.
Cabin Creekwood I-81 Exit 222/I-64 Exit 96
Cabin Creekwood offers nine pet-friendly cabins in picturesque Blue Ridge surroundings. Cabins are 1 to 3 bedrooms, each fully furnished and with stocked kitchens, BBQ grills, air conditioning, and woodstoves. Choose from rustic options like a 200 year old log cabin, or true modern luxury. One mile from Sherando Lake, in Lyndhurst (near Waynesboro). Recently named “Preferred Pet Friendly Lodging” by Tripswithpets.com. See the video.
The Country Place Lodging and Camping on the Shenandoah River I-81 Exit 264 to 211
Several properties hosting small or very large groups. Many amenities include jacuzzis, hot tubs, fireplaces, etc. Enjoy river views and recreation plus hiking in adjacent George Washington National Forest. Minutes from Luray. Watch the video.
Luray Mountain Cabins I-81 Exit 264
Three high-end cabins constructed since 2013 with easy access to Luray and Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy hot tubs, fireplaces, Wi Fi, mountain views, full kitchens, DirecTV and expansive decks. Exquisite handmade furniture built by one of the owners adds a memorable touch. Choose from Black Bear Lodge (2400 sq ft/3 BD/3 BA), Barred Owl Lodge (1200 sq ft/2 BD/2 BA), or the romantic White Pine Loft (980 sq ft/1 BD/1 BA).
Montfair Resort Farm I-64 Exit 107
Environmentally conscientious owners take many steps to stay eco-friendly, such as: energy-conserving appliances and lighting, low-flow toilets, thorough recycling, etc. Pristine lakeside cottages, mountain views, and many day-trip options to wineries, breweries, hiking trails, etc. In Crozet, near Charlotttesville. Don’t miss their 4th Annual Fall Festival and Open House November 11. Now through November 30, 2018 — Enjoy 15% off all cottage rates and an additional 15% off discounted multiple night packages.
Shenandoah National Park Lodging I-81 Exit 264, US 211 E to Thornton Gap Entrance
Lodging in the heart of Shenandoah National Park is available at Skyland and Lewis Mountain Cabins through November 25, or Big Meadows through November 4. (Bonus: Big Meadows will open for a final surprise weekend, November 9-10.) In November, most of the leaf-peepers will be gone, adding to the serenity of this revered destination. Book your stay online here.
Shadow Mountain Escape I-81 Exit 264 to 211
Stay in a timber frame cabin with Shenandoah National Park literally in the back yard. Various packages involving wine, winter, honeymoons and a focus on romance. The secluded, 15-acre property is minutes from Main Street in Luray. While you’re there, ask about the Blue Ridge Whisky-Wine Loop.
Shenandoah River Outfitters I-81 Exit 264 to 211
SRO in Luray is famous for renting canoes, tubes, rafts and kayaks, but they offer multiple cabin rentals as well. Riverfront views, hot tubs, hiking in George Washington National Forest, and open all year. The perfect way to combine a weekend stay with a Shenandoah River float trip in season, or just relax and enjoy the peace of fall and winter once the temperature drops.
If a cabin is not exactly right for you, but you aren’t looking for a full scale hotel or motel, consider the following B&Bs and cottages, plus there are even more options on our Places to Stay page.
Photo: A Buck’s View courtesy Virginia Tourism Corporation