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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 […]

Winter Wine Destinations

The mid-winter escape to a mountain cabin is a longstanding Shenandoah Valley getaway, one that’s hard to improve upon. But savvy travelers who do a bit of research are finding new package deals—centering around a fine Virginia wine—that are upgrading the whole experience. Here are a few wine packages and vineyard tours to consider this […]

Epic Races of the Shenandoah Valley

In the Shenandoah Valley, more and more people are looking for new ways to test their fitness, or maybe their sanity. Considering events that combine running, cycling and paddling, or more “conventional” ultra-marathons, or maybe just a winter mud run, there is no shortage of ways to push your limits this year. Here we share […]

Family Fun at Douthat State Park

November 30, 2018

Virginia has 38 state parks and every one is worth a visit. As you tour the Shenandoah Valley, Douthat State Park (Say “doubt-that”) ought to be very high on your list of priorities. Located about 35 hilly miles northwest of Lexington, near Millboro, the park is on the National Register of Historic Places, and it […]

Exploring Martinsburg

Martinsburg, WV lies at the far northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, rich in outdoor pursuits, mountainous scenery and American history. The French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War all saw casualties here. History Byte A major part of Martinsburg’s Civil War history is the story of Belle Boyd. In 1861, […]

10 Ways to be Jolly in the Shenandoah Valley

‘Tis the holiday season to be jolly, and the Shenandoah Valley presents a multitude of ways to do just that. Here are 10 that are among our favorites, concentrating on performances, house tours, and shopping in no particular order. Holiday Performances: Some theaters slow down at this time of year but not the Wayne Theatre […]

Winchester Never Slows Down

Winchester, Virginia offers innumerable attractions in the spring, summer and fall —Marker Miller Orchards*, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, and the Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre among them. But what about in December? Is there anything to do then? The fact is, Winchester never slows down. Of course, holiday spirit pervades Winchester at this time of year, […]

Charming Cabin Choices in the Shenandoah Valley

October 31, 2018

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 […]

Experience Bedford

Like many towns in the Shenandoah Valley, Bedford is a diverse destination offering a multitude of reasons to visit — historic sites, natural beauty, progressive arts and entertainment, a thriving downtown scene and more. Smith Mountain Lake Example: Smith Mountain Lake, one of the most popular attractions near Bedford, draws the most visitors in summer […]