New Year, New Adventures: Explore the Great Outdoors in Virginia’s Cabin Capital


New Year, New Adventures:

Explore the Great Outdoors in Virginia’s Cabin Capital



When you’re in Virginia’s Cabin Capital, fresh-air adventures are just a turn-of-the-doorknob away. A new year makes way for new adventures, and there’s no better place to explore than the Great Outdoors in Luray and Page County, where endless adventures abound on the other side of your cabin’s door.


With wide open spaces and Valley views, our backyard offers room to relax, time to unwind and space to savor the simple things in life without the hustle and bustle. And with “three levels” of adventures — the scenic Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains, the storied Shenandoah River and the world-renowned Luray Caverns — there’s always more to explore in Luray and Page County.


As the new year gets underway, escape to the Shenandoah Valley to connect with family in a mountain home away from home. With more than 400 vacation cabin rentals to choose from, Luray and Page County offer something for everyone, from cozy and rustic, to modern and opulent, to large and lavish.


Book a romantic cabin for two for a unique date-night getaway that your partner won’t forget. Make your romantic getaway extra memorable — and relaxing — by arranging a couples massage in your cabin. Or celebrate an anniversary or birthday with pre-arranged surprises such as a custom cake, balloons or flowers awaiting your sweetheart upon your arrival.


Reserve a rustic river hideaway, where the only thing you’ll encounter within the miles of solitude is the wildlife that call it home. Make time for the ones who matter most at a mountain retreat with family, where the scenery that surrounds you is more enticing than a screen in front of you.


Luray and Page County offer four seasons of splendor. Awake to mountain views any day of the year when you’re here — snow-capped peaks in winter, cotton-candy-colored horizons in spring, lush and vibrant greens in summer and vibrant, fiery foliage in fall.


Snuggle up around the fireplace with local spirits or hot cocoa when it’s cold outside, or kick back around a backyard fire pit with s’mores and campfire stories any time of year. Challenge your little ones to a game of corn hole or horse shoes in the front yard, or explore the Great Outdoors right outside your door with a game of hide-and-seek or an afternoon of “I Spy” laying in the grass as the clouds roll by.


Enjoy a leisurely morning of coffee and conversation on the front porch and relaxing nights of star-gazing from a back-porch hot tub. Savor local flavors with carry-out from a Page County restaurant or eatery, or pick up the supplies you need from an indoor farmers market at  Willow Grove Farm Market, Page Co-Op Farm Bureau or Massanutten Country Corner to cook your own culinary creation or sweet treats to enjoy around the kitchen table.


When you’re not at your cabin, explore more of the Great Outdoors in Virginia’s Cabin Capital, where four seasons of adventure await. Take in scenic views of the Valley below in any season in Shenandoah National Park. With more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the park offers dozens of options for hikers at various levels on trails that range from easy to strenuous.


“Ride the sky” any time of year along Skyline Drive, a 105-mile National Scenic Byway that traverses through Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the underground wonders of  Luray Caverns. The national landmark stays at a constant 54 degrees with light humidity that makes it feel like 65 degrees year-round.


In warmer weather, take in Valley views from a water adventure on the Shenandoah River in tubes, kayaks or canoes. Or tackle other outdoor adventures in any season: venture off the beaten path on an ATV excursion; fly through the forest on a zipline; challenge yourself and strengthen your family’s bond with a ropes course; take on a trail ride at a Page County stable or ranch.


Along the way, grab a bite or pint, catch a live performance or feature film, tour a museum , picnic in a town park in Luray, Stanley or Shenandoah and search the shops for the perfect souvenir from your stay in the Shenandoah Valley.

Commemorate your getaway with a keepsake photo in front of our oversized LOVEWork, “Logs of Love,” on the grounds of Luray Caverns (be sure to share them with us through #visitluraypageva and #LoveVa). Crafted from yellow pine harvested from forests bordering Shenandoah National Park, the 2-ton creation celebrates Virginia’s Cabin Capital and the state that’s for lovers.

After all, Virginia is for Lovers.

Page County is for cabins.

And the Shenandoah Valley is for views.