Keeping the Spark Alive in Luray-Page County
Sometimes, when life gets too busy, it’s easy to put romance on the back burner. This February, keep your spark alive with a trip to Luray-Page County. Page County makes a charming escape for couples to connect or celebrate against a backdrop and in the serenity of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain. Whether you’re making an anniversary, celebrating Valentine’s Day, or looking for a memorable date night, Luray and Page County make a perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
COZY UP IN A CABIN WITH A VIEW
Plan your winter getaway by renting one of the hundreds of cabins available in Page County, known as Virginia’s “Cabin Capital” — offer mountain and valley lodging with scenic views to savor with your sweetheart. Enjoy front-porch rockers, cozy fires, and relaxing hot tubs.
Luray and Page County’s unique cabin experiences range from rustic log cabins to luxury cottages located in mountain hollows and ridges. Guests can choose between larger cabin estates, such as Shenandoah Woods, or secluded hideaways, like Pass Mountain Rentals or Gander Island Cabins on the Shenandoah River are just a few of the multitude you have to choose from. Some cabins are newly built luxury spaces in town, while others are far more rustic and remote, embracing the peace and quiet of nature.
Cabins not your style? Hotels, Motels, and Inns offer guests a place to rest for a few days without the stress of the hustle and bustle of keeping your house up and running. Whether you want one that’s right in the middle of town like the Briar Laine Vacation House, off the beaten path like Mockingbird Mountain Spa, or one with a little more charm like Hillside Motel, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Nothing says a romantic getaway quite like a quaint Bed & Breakfast. The best part of a romantic weekend away is no kids. B&Bs like Hawksbill House Inn, The Inn of the Shenandoah, South Court Inn, and Mayneview Bed & Breakfast all offer adult-only rooms. These are the perfect place to toss your every day responsibilities to the side and enjoy a weekend of comfort and intimacy with your partner.
GRAB A PINT AND A BITE
They say that nothing brings people together like food. Spending a romantic weekend in Luray-Page County is the perfect excuse to try some of the local restaurants that serve up delicious meals and a chance to enjoy a meal with your partner.
For the breakfast lovers, grabbing a coffee from Broad Porch Coffee in downtown Luray or The Coffee Shop in Stanley is the best place to start. Rudy’s Dinner, Il Vesuvio Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Main Street Bakery and Catering, and Jess’ Mainstreet Bar & Grill also offer delicious breakfast classics to enjoy. When you’re ready for Lunch, somewhere like Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant, Mr. Garcia’s Mexican Grille & Cantina, or Brookside Restaurant will not only serve up some tasty food, but give you a place to sit and enjoy each other’s company. Nothing says romance quite like a nice dinner. Somewhere like Watch and Warrant, Mimslyn Inn’s Circa ’31, Dan’s Steak House, or The Valley Cork should be at the top of your list. Not only will you get an evening with your special someone, but a delicious meal to boot.
Don’t forget the beer, wine, and spirits lover in the relationship. During your stay here, make sure to visit Hawksbill Brewing Company for locally brewed craft beer and service that will make you feel like a regular. Spend an afternoon at Wisteria Farm & Vineyard or Castle Vineyard to taste why Virginia Wines are growing in popularity. Or, pop in to Blue Shepherd Spirits, River Hill Distillery, or Copper Fox Distillery for strong and tasty handcrafted spirits and cocktails.
SEE THE SIGHTS AND SHOPS
While there are plenty of ways to show love without spending money, sometimes finding the perfect gift is a great way to show your partner you were thinking of them. Throughout Luray-Page County, you’ll find plenty of fantastic shops that offer the perfect romantic gifts.
For the fashion lovers, you’d be amiss if you passed on the chance to stop in at R. P. Arnold Jewelers, Page One, or Virginia Gift Shop. While you’re browsing, you’re sure to find clothes or jewelry to match any style. Or is your partner a music lover? If so, make sure to check out Switz-Mix Records, where you’ll find a massive collection of all sorts of records, cassette tapes, and more. Other shops like Nest & Hive, Shenandoah General Store, Massanutten Country Corner, Rainbow Hill Shops, and Hawksbill Trading Company are also great places to find something to make your partner feel special.
Sometimes, a romantic weekend is just about fancy meals and staying in bed. When you stay in Luray-Page County, make sure to let loose with local arts, attractions, and adventures.
Whether a music or movie lover, you’re in for a treat during your romantic stay. Feel like a kid on a date again and catch a movie with your partner. You can’t miss the Page Theater in downtown Luray. This pink theater in the middle of town offers the latest movie titles and intricately decorated theaters. Or, if live music and performances are more your thing, check out the shows that the Performing Arts Luray is putting on. They offer a variety of music, shows, and more from well-known performers.
Take a romantic horseback ride through the Shenandoah Valley at Jordan Hollow Stables or River’s Bend Ranch. Located near the Town of Stanley, both cater to riders of any experience level during rides that run two hours or less.
Or take on a longer trail in the George Washington National Forest with Fort Valley Ranch. Trails range from hourly adventures to half-day rides to the ridges of the Massanutten, to high adventures to Kennedy’s Peak and a picnic lunch on the trail.
For the adventurous couples, you needn’t look to far for a weekend of fun. If you’re one of those couples that likes doing puzzles together, book a time at Escape 211. You and your partner will work together in one of their three rooms to solve puzzles and riddles to make it out in time. Even though it might be a little colder in February, taking a hike on any of the trials in the Shenandoah National Park is still a great option for you and your partner. Or, if you want to be closer to town, take a quite stroll along the Hawksbill Greenway. A tour through Luray Caverns is also a great way to spend an afternoon. You’ll not only see the beauty of the caverns, but get to experience Toy Town Junction, Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, and the Shenandoah Heritage Village.
No matter what a romantic weekend looks like for you and your partner, Luray-Page County is here to help. When you plan a stay this February, you’ll find plenty of cozy lodging, delicious restaurants, fun activities, and shops filled to the brim with gift ideas. We hope you choose us for your next romantic getaway.