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Go with Local Libations for your Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop Wedding

May 20, 2019

Many thanks to Nancy Bauer and our friends at the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop for the following guest blog: Part of the fun of a destination wedding in the Shenandoah Valley region is offering your guests a taste of the place you chose to celebrate one of the most precious moments of your life.  […]

Jefferson County: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

April 30, 2019

The northern end of the Shenandoah Valley crosses into history-rich West Virginia–and destinations like Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shepherdstown are both celebrating the past and embracing the future. In this Jefferson County region, American history and outdoor recreation of many types are complemented by a growing arts scene. Tourists today, as they have for […]

Wellness on the Water

Is there really a restorative quality to water? If there is, you will undoubtedly experience it paddling the rivers and lakes of the Shenandoah Valley. Of course the most storied river in the Valley is the Shenandoah—it has silently witnessed generations of American history—from Indians following game trails to explorers, settlers and soldiers. It is […]

Two-Wheeled Tours of the Shenandoah Valley

Cycling in the Shenandoah Valley is an ever-expanding array of choices. You can pedal a leg-searing section of Shenandoah National Park, a gentle, flat two-miler with kids on the Luray Greenway, or a gravel national forest road over any distance you can handle. City bike trails (like Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg) are […]

Dive into Fun on the Virginia Kids Trail

School will be out before you know it, so it’s time now to plan your family vacation to the Shenandoah Valley with the help of the Virginia Kids Trail. In the Valley, recreation with your kids can be as simple as a walk, a hike or a bike ride.  The Virginia State Parks offer lots […]

Traveling Green in the Shenandoah Valley

March 31, 2019

Most people would agree the single greatest thing about the Shenandoah Valley is its natural beauty. And keeping the Valley natural is a goal of the state’s Virginia Green program—designed to encourage green practices in the tourism industry. Virginia Green is run as a partnership among the Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation […]

Big Meadows Lodge Turns 80!

Not that there is any extra incentive needed to stay overnight in Shenandoah National Park, but there is something special this year travelers ought to know: August 24, 2019 is the 80th anniversary of Big Meadows Lodge, and a full slate of special events—running all season– will celebrate that historic opening. In addition to the […]

Meet The Valley’s Magnificent Main Street Communities

The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program. Virginia has 29 historically important – and thriving – Main Street communities. Many of the most towns most celebrated for their revitalization success and walkability are located right here in the Shenandoah Valley. Here’s a brief look at where they are and […]

Affordable Discoveries in the Shenandoah Valley

It’s not a stretch to say the whole Shenandoah Valley is “affordable,” at least comparatively. There are restaurants in the Valley where a good dinner for two is cheaper than a day of parking in Washington, DC. Below we list seven ideas that will guarantee you an enjoyable visit to the Valley at prices just […]

“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 […]