Seven Exceptional Stays in the Shenandoah Valley

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The Shenandoah Valley is a dream of a getaway – in every season – and home to exceptional stays. From cabins and cottages to unexpected accommodations, you’re going to be quite comfortable here. Don’t believe us? Read on and set a vacation dream in motion. You’re going to love these.


The Log Cabin that Has It All | McGaheysville, Virginia

The Log Cabin that Has It All.

The Log Cabin that Has It All.

This rambling 5,500-square-foot lodge at Massanutten Resort was made for family and fun. Send the kids upstairs to a game room filled with things to do while the adults spread out on the leather couches and enjoy the fireplace or the view. Five bedrooms plus four and one-half baths allow as many of 14 to rest and play under one roof.

Children allowed. Sleeps 14.
Located 2 minutes from Massanutten Ski Lodge and 10 minutes from Massanutten Indoor WaterPark.


The Hideaway Suite | Staunton, Virginia

Book this gem that is truly hidden away. The pleasures inside will be quite a delight for those appreciative of cultural nods via décor. Make yourself at home with a bevy of beverage accoutrements, 65” television, rain shower, and a large sauna. You may become so comfortable in this downtown Staunton home that you won’t want to leave.

Sleeps two.
Located a short walk from American Shakespeare Theatre.


Shadow Mountain Escape | Luray, Virginia

Tucked into the woods bordering Shenandoah National Park is Shadow Mountain Escape, a collection of timberframe cabins. Choose the Butterfly Cabin (pictured at the top) for a romantic getaway in a remote part of the property. Snuggle on the leather couch and enjoy the view from the balcony.

Shadow Mountain Escape is a couples’ only retreat.
Located 10 minutes from Luray and 10 minutes from the Thornton Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.


Wickham House ca. 1815 | Winchester, Virginia

The Wickham House.

The Wickham House.

You won’t expect what you’ll find in this historic stone house at the corner of Cork & Braddock Streets in Old Town Winchester. This accommodation has taken open floor plan to a new level with soaring two-story openness. It’s not cliché to say you’ll have to see it to believe it. Enjoy the piano, the large kitchen for cooking, and the cozy fireplace. You’ll also find baby amenities like safety gates and a high chair.

Children allowed. Sleeps seven.
Located one block from the Old Town Winchester pedestrian mall (S. Loudoun Street).


The Little Green Cabin | Maurertown, Virginia

The Little Green Cabin.

The Little Green Cabin

Crisp, clean, and situated along one of the Seven Bends of the Shenandoah River, this cabin sleeps like home. Light floods the space, making anywhere you land the perfect place for a nap. Enjoy the evenings around one of two fire pits, or set off on a river adventure with your private access. All of the essentials are included for your ease of travel.

Children allowed. Sleeps six.
Located 20 minutes from Strasburg and 15 minutes from Woodstock.


The Pond Cottage | Front Royal, Virginia


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A wide open studio with a private, beach entry swimming pond, hot tub, covered porch, and fireplace is a cheerful place to stay in any season. It’s cozy in the cold and refreshing in the heat. All of the essentials are provided, including a travel crib, if you have a little one in tow.

Children allowed. Sleeps four. Pets considered with a fee.
Located 15 minutes from downtown Front Royal and 30 minutes from Winchester.


The Maury River Treehouse | Rockbridge Baths, Virginia

A riverfront retreat like no other, the Maury River Treehouse is timberframe constructed and boasts a lovely stone fireplace, open cooking and gathering space, fresh-feeling King suite, outdoor living space, and a firepit down by the Maury River. One recent reviewer called it “cozy meets luxe,” and that is the perfect description.

Sleeps 4 with use of an air mattress.
Located 20 minutes from Lexington and 40 minutes from Staunton.

Continue planning your Shenandoah Valley vacation with us. Peruse our digital Travel Guide for more inspiration and ideas.

Header image courtesy of Shadow Mountain Escape in Luray, VA.

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