The Best Things to do in the Shenandoah Valley

Few things beat a summer vacation in the Shenandoah Valley. Its verdant landscapes, rolling hills, and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains offer an unparalleled natural beauty that captivates all who visit. AS beautiful as it is, there are also plenty of fantastic things to do in the Shenandoah Valley, especially during the summer and fall. The region is steeped in history and culture, from charming small towns brimming with local charm to wineries producing some of the finest vintages in Virginia. Every bend in the road reveals another breathtaking vista, making it a place where time seems to slow down, allowing visitors to truly savor the moment.

Conveniently accessible from major East Coast destinations, the Shenandoah Valley is an ideal getaway for those seeking a retreat without the hassle of extensive travel. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Baltimore, this picturesque region is an easy escape from urban life. Whether you’re planning a weekend jaunt or an extended stay, the Valley’s proximity to these metropolitan areas ensures that a peaceful escape is always within reach. The journey itself, winding through scenic byways and historic routes, sets the stage for the adventures that await.

This summer and fall, immerse yourself in the myriad things to do in the Shenandoah Valley. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, bike, or horseback ride along miles of trails, while those seeking relaxation can enjoy leisurely afternoons at local vineyards or farms. History buffs will find plenty to explore in Civil War sites and museums, and families can create lasting memories with seasonal festivals and local markets. To make your stay even more memorable, consider booking one of our top-rated cabins in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Ideally situated to offer both privacy and convenience, our cabins provide a cozy and comfortable home base for all your Valley explorations. Book your cabin getaway today!

Hiking to nearby waterfalls is one of the best things to do in the Shenandoah Valley this summer

Our Favorite Things to Do in the Shenandoah Valley

When you stay at our cabins, you’ll be well-located to enjoy all the best things to do in the Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re here for summer adventures in the Great Outdoors or are looking for a beautiful place to witness the gradual, colorful transition from summer to fall, there’s nowhere more beautiful than Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. 

Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite ways to enjoy your time at our romantic cabins in Virginia.

  1. Take a scenic drive along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It’s beautiful any time of year but a particularly magical place to enjoy Virginia in the fall. 
  2. Of course, while driving through the park, don’t miss the opportunity to get out and enjoy a hike or two in the Shenandoah National Park, including the iconic Old Rag Mountain and Dark Hollow Falls.
  3. Discover an underground world of stalactites and stalagmites at the most impressive Shenandoah Valley caverns in Virginia, including Luray Caverns. 
  4. Savor the region’s award-winning wineries in the Shenandoah Valley. One of our long-time favorites is Rockbridge Vineyard, just a few minutes from our cabins.
  5. Explore charming streets of historic downtown Staunton, lined with boutique shops, galleries, and historic architecture.
  6. Experience the breathtaking landscape from above with a serene hot air balloon ride over the beautiful Shenandoah Valley below. 
  7. Embrace Virginia’s Civil War history and tour historic sites such as the New Market Battlefield, where you’ll learn about the Valley’s pivotal role in the Civil War.
  8. Step back in time with interactive exhibits and live demonstrations showcasing early American life at the Frontier Culture Museum.
  9. Spend a peaceful day on the Shenandoah River, known for its excellent fishing and scenic boating opportunities. Alternatively, enjoy a quiet afternoon paddling or floating down the James River or Maury River.
  10. You could drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway – but why not try this stunning roadway on two wheels? Cycle along one of America’s most scenic routes, surrounded by stunning fall colors.
  11. Visit nearby local farms, such as Cyrus McCormick FarmWade’s MillVerdant Acres, and Ridge Valley Alpacas.
  12. Chase waterfalls! There are dozens of waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park and throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway. One of our local favorites is Crabtree Falls.

The Shenandoah Valley in the fall offers an enchanting mix of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences, making it a perfect destination for a memorable getaway. Don’t miss all these exciting things to do in the Shenandoah Valley this summer and fall. Book one of our top-rated cabins in Virginia today! 

Chairs by our firepit - the perfect place to relax and unwind at our stunning grounds at our Shenandoah Valley Cabins

The Best Place to Stay in the Shenandoah Valley

With so many great things to do in the Shenandoah Valley, you’ll need several days to enjoy all of it. There’s no better place to soak up the magic of the Shenandoah Valley than our luxurious Shenandoah Valley cabins. Whether it’s spending your days hiking to nearby peaks, exploring charming local towns, or visiting the many great breweries in Virginia, you’ll be glad you chose our conveniently located cabins!

Our Shenandoah Valley cabins are co-located with our Virginia Bed and Breakfast, between Lexington and Staunton, on our serene 50-acre property. Each of our five cabins is equipped with everything you need for a memorable getaway, including comfortable beds and sitting rooms, full kitchens, expansive decks with great views and decks for grilling, private hot tubs, and so much more.

Though each of our cabins shares many of the same amenities, they are each different in what they provide. From gorgeous sunsets and views of the distant Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains to picturesque views of our property and the greater Shenandoah Valley, each promises a fantastic home away from home. If four-legged pets factor into your vacation plans, you’ll want to choose our pet-friendly Pond View cabin.

We offer packages specifically designed for our cabin guests, including our Grill Your Own Steak Dinner Package and the Breakfast-Like a Local package. Guests of our cabins are also welcome to wander the grounds at Steeles Tavern Manor and enjoy other property amenities, including our fire pit and seasonal pool. Don’t miss your chance to explore the Shenandoah Valley this summer. Book your cabin getaway today!

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