Holiday Getaway: Give the Gift of Family
It’s a gift that keeps on giving — spending time with family.
When you reflect on Christmases past and think of what you cherish the most, it’s probably not the toy or trinket you opened under the tree. And long after the tree is gone and the holiday trappings are tucked away until next year, it’s the memories that remain.
This holiday season what matters most — and in 2020, more than ever — is spending time together. With wide open spaces and cabin getaways, Luray and Page County offer families a home-away-from-home for the holidays. Whether you’re traveling with little ones or want to relive the magic of the season through the eyes of a child, the Shenandoah Valley serves as a festive — and peaceful — retreat to celebrate the season or ring in the new year.
This year, give a vacation as a holiday gift and escape to Page County for a weekend with your family. It’s something they will remember forever — a gift that keeps on giving for years to come.
CONNECT WITH FAMILY IN VIRGINIA’S CABIN CAPITAL
There’s no better way to connect as a family than exploring the Great Outdoors, taking in the beauty of the scenes around you instead of the screen in front of you. From the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains, to the Shenandoah River, to the Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forest, Luray and Page County offer family fun and “unplugged” fresh-air adventures to connect — or reconnect — with the ones you love.
Make mountain memories at a Valley home-away-from-home in Virginia’s Cabin Capital. With hundreds of cabins to choose from, Luray and Page County offer unique cabin experiences to unwind and connect.
Our cabin rentals range from primitive to upscale to opulent. Luray and Page County offer cozy hideaways for quaint family gatherings, larger mountain retreats for big families and Valley estates with lodging for extended family and reunions.
Take in panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley with a cup of steaming hot coffee from front-porch rockers, or cozy up next to a roaring fire inside with hot cocoa. Enjoy a relaxing hot tub under the stars with your partner, or share laughter and s’mores around a backyard campfire with family and friends.
In Virginia’s Cabin Capital, we provide the mountains — you make the memories.
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
The Shenandoah Valley offers a range of flavors and dining price points. Choose from pizza and Italian dishes, Mexican cuisine, fresh-baked goods, soups and sandwiches and fine dining. Luray and Page County are home to dozens of restaurants and fast and casual options for you to dine in or order carryout to take back to your cabin.
Raise your glasses and ring in the new year with local spirits. Choose from vineyards, wineshops and distilleries, with options for on-site tastings or bottles to go. Cheers to 2021 with farm-to-keg craft beer at the Hawksbill Brewing Co. Celebrate the season with a bottle of fine wine from the Valley Cork, Wisteria Farm and Vineyard or Castle Vineyards. Or give the gift — and experience — of an “age your own” barrel kit from the River Hill Distillery or Copper Fox Distillery.
While you’re out and about, don’t forget the shops. With many eateries located in one of our three towns, dozens of unique shops are just a short walk away down Main Street. From jewelry, gifts and crafts, to second-hand finds and antiques, to outdoor equipment to help you enjoy any season in Luray and Page County, our shops and merchants offer a variety of one-of-a-kind and unique options — to give as a gift or keep for yourself.
CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
With holiday lights, window displays and other signs of the season, there are plenty of ways to be merry and bright in Luray and Page County.
Take a walk in a winter wonderland in Downtown Luray, where the town’s 21-foot tree lights up Luray and provides a festive backdrop for family photos. Head to the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center for more keepsake photos in front of a giant holiday-themed LOVEwork that commemorates your stay in the state that’s for lovers.
Continue down Main Street to spot Christmas window displays in local shops and eateries. For even more family fun, make a game of “I Spy” or “Holiday Bingo” out of the sights you see along the way.
Stop by one of Luray’s indoor farmers markets at the Willow Grove Farm Market, Page Co-Op Farm Bureau or Massanutten Country Corner for baking supplies to take back to your cabin to make Christmas treats together. Catch a holiday feature at Luray’s iconic pink Page Theater in the heart of Downtown Luray. Or book an appointment at Escape 211 and solve a Christmas-themed mystery at Luray’s premier escape room.
Take an afternoon drive down quiet country roads to take in sights of the Shenandoah Valley. Opt for a scenic drive down back roads in Luray and Stanley that lead to Route 340 and the Town of Shenandoah, where an oversized tree and vintage Christmas truck greet visitors to Big Gem Park.
Or hop in the car with your family and head out after sunset to see holiday lights in Luray and Page County neighborhoods. For a unique holiday parade, head down Luray’s East Main Street between 7 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, during a drive-thru Christmas parade. Themed “Christmas Vacation,” this year's parade with be presented as a “parked parade,” offering spectators a safe way to take in the sights of parked floats and entries from their vehicles.
Complete your holiday stay in Luray and Page County with a trip to Valley Star Farm, where fresh-air family adventures abound as you search for the perfect Christmas tree in the Shenandoah Valley’s countryside. Choose from a variety of tree types and sizes to cut yourself or freshly cut for you. Find festive finishing touches like wreaths, centerpieces, swags, bows, pine roping and more to decorate your cabin — and take back home as a reminder of your Christmas vacation and mountain memories made together.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Luray and Page County. Instead of what’s under the tree this year, soak in the magic made around it and give the gift of family through a holiday getaway you’ll never forget.