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“Come Home to Capon”

February 28, 2019

Capon Springs and Farms, in the West Virginia region of the Shenandoah Valley, is an all-inclusive mountain resort where you can completely relax. It’s less than two hours from Washington, DC and just 20 minutes west of the I-81 corridor near Strasburg, VA. For over 86 years, the Austin family has maintained a casual, comfortable […]

Bedford’s Many Faces

Even the quickest glance at their FB page will show you Bedford offers some of the most diverse events and attractions in the Shenandoah Valley. Postings announce musical events, new restaurants, cyclocross racing, arts and culture news, wineries and orchards and oh yes — the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration. Here’s a look at some […]

2019 Music Festival Preview

Not to argue with Julie Andrews, but it’s not just the hills that are “alive with the sound of music.” The Shenandoah Valley is, too. Whether your taste runs to classical, bluegrass, soul, jazz or enduring rock n’ roll, there is an ever-growing music festival scene in the Shenandoah Valley. Keep an eye on our […]

Top Historic Sites in the Shenandoah Valley

The visual evidence of Virginia’s history is abundant in the Shenandoah Valley—silent Civil War battlefields, crumbling stone fences, relic cabins, and small museums housing flintlock rifles and hand -made cradles. Early on, Virginia was the American frontier, and in the 1770s its boundaries encompassed all or parts of the current states of West Virginia, Kentucky, […]

Presidential Presence in the Shenandoah Valley

January 30, 2019

Eight U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia – Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor and Wilson. Of those, four had significant ties to the Shenandoah Valley, and February 18th—Presidents Day— is the perfect time to take a look at presidential historic sites–some well-known, some off the beaten track. George Washington’s Military Office George Washington […]

The “Dukes of Hazzard” Is Celebrating 40 Years

On January 26th, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard” premiered on CBS, and 40 years later the cast and fans of the show gathered in Nashville, TN to pay it homage. The story goes that when “Dukes” premiered, a television critic for the Los Angeles Times said, “This show won’t last past the first commercial break.” […]

Winchester Keeps Getting Better

Winchester, in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley, is getting a lot of attention. In January, 24/7 Wall Street named Winchester the best place to retire in Virginia. Forbes named it Number 11 in the country for Best Small Places for Business and Career. Vacationideas.com listed it as one of the “25 Best Places […]

Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaways

The perfect romantic weekend really requires just two things: the right person and the right place. While we can’t help you find the right person, the Shenandoah Valley has an abundance of right places for romance. And right now a number of enticing romance packages are available. Below we suggest a few of the less […]

Page County will “Pay for Your Stay”

December 31, 2018

As if Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park weren’t enough, there is now an additional incentive to visit Page County, in the central Shenandoah Valley—free lodging. A new program called “Pay for your Stay,” launched by the Page County Economic Development and Tourism Office, focuses on increasing tourism in the winter months. Through the program, […]

Massanutten Opens Winter Season

The waiting is over. Massanutten Resort’s ski slopes are now open. Located in McGaheysville, barely a quick schuss from Harrisonburg, winter sports enthusiasts can now ski, snowboard, tube and skate at this popular, multi-faceted resort. Just prior to the “soft” opening December 7th, (for Season Pass holders) Kenny Hess, director of sports and recreation at […]