Now’s The Time to Plan to See Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors

There are plenty of things to love about getaways to our exquisite Shenandoah Valley Cabins, but our location in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley is certainly at the top of the list. From here, it’s easy to enjoy the magnificent Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors or Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park while also enjoying two of the top-rated towns in the Valley, Staunton and Lexington. Our romantic cabins in Virginia are in the “middle of it all,” as we like to say!

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular scenic drive in the fall, which means if you want to enjoy Mother Nature’s vibrant explosion of color this year, you need to plan well in advance. Luckily, our Shenandoah Valley Cabins is the perfect home base to see the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. We still have some availability left, but we’re starting to book out well in advance and are quickly filling up for fall.

Fall in the Shenandoah Valley is breathtaking, whether enjoyed from the relaxing vantage point of our romantic cabins or driving the scenic highways and backroads. Though the season varies each year depending on the weather and other conditions, you can expect Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors to reach their peak by mid to late October. Join us for an unforgettable adventure this fall. Book your cabin today! 

Man standing at the top of a hike taking in the view of Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors near our Shenandoah Valley c

Plan Now to See Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors

Like the legendary Kancamangus Highway to the north of us, carving out the time to drive and enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is a bucket list item for many on the east coast and beyond. We know we’ve barely started to enjoy spring and are still looking forward to a fun and adventure-filled summer here in the Shenandoah Valley. Still, it’s truly never too early to plan your fall getaways along the Blue Ridge Parkway – it’s that popular!

Whether you drive the entire 469 miles (approximately an 8-hour trip!) all in one day or break the journey into multiple segments, witnessing the vibrant beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is an unforgettable experience. It’s truly a treat for the senses that goes beyond just being visually rewarding. The sights, sounds, and smells of fall along this top-rated scenic drive will be one memorable trip you won’t soon forget.

Of course, driving along the main highway is just one of the ways to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Below, we’ve listed five of our favorite ways to enjoy the best of fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway, all within easy reach of our Shenandoah Valley cabins.

  1. Blue Ridge Parkway waterfalls are popular attractions, and several are nearby. One of our favorites is Crabtree Falls, and fall is a great time to see it.
  2. One of the most popular places to experience the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors near us is the Peaks of Otter area. This is a great spot to enjoy some hiking. We highly recommend hiking to the top of Sharp Top Mountain, where you’ll find a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Shenandoah Valley alight in the colorful fall hues.
  3. There are more hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway worth considering, but another popular trail after the Peaks of Otter area is the Humpback Rocks Trail. It’s one of the longer trails in the area, at 7.8 miles roundtrip. It’s delightful in the fall!
  4. For classic pastoral views of the Shenandoah Valley, consider hiking the nearly 2-mile Johnson Farm Trail. Here, you’ll also see a beautifully restored farmhouse, antique farm equipment, a historic bar, and more.
  5. Though the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors are what bring most people to this area in the fall, it’s also a great time to pick apples and enjoy the agricultural bounty of the Shenandoah Valley. Our Shenandoah Valley cabins are near several apple orchards. Pick some apples and enjoy a quintessential afternoon in the Valley.
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The Best Shenandoah Valley Cabins

There will be no better adventure this October than exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Our Shenandoah Valley Cabins sit well-positioned between Shenandoah National Park and the stunning 469-mile stretch of highway known as the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re the perfect home away from home for all your colorful fall adventures in the Shenandoah Valley – but if you want to enjoy it at its peak, you’ll need to plan well in advance and book your cabin getaway.

Fall brings a true explosion of color and a visual feast for the eyes – but the only thing that can compare to the natural beauty surrounding us in the Valley is a getaway at our romantic Shenandoah Valley Cabins in Virginia. Our romantic cabins offer easy access to the best of the area, not to mention a welcome retreat to return to after a full day of adventure.

Our Shenandoah Valley cabins are on the same property as our top-rated, luxury Virginia Bed and Breakfast. Here, you’ll have access to our 50 incredible acres and many of our properties’ amenities, including our seasonal pool and firepit. Our five romantic cabins are spaced out around our property in a way that gives you a truly private home away from home.

Each cabin has king-sized beds, a private outdoor hot tub, a large bathroom, a living room with a fireplace, full kitchens, gas grills, decks overlooking the colorful Shenandoah Valley, and luxurious robes. Breakfast is not included with cabin stays, but we do have a package that allows you to enjoy “breakfast like a local,” in addition to a Grill Your Own Steak dinner package for our cabin guests.

Regardless of how you enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, we’d love to provide you with the comfortable home away from home you’ll need. Give yourself time to plan, and book your romantic cabin in the stunning Shenandoah Valley today!

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