Rent a Cabin and Reconnect With Family


When is the last time you felt a true, joyful connection with your whole family?

A 2018 study concluded that Americans are spending just 37 minutes of “quality time” as a family on weekdays. Long work hours, after-school activities, and screen time on social media all compete with family togetherness.

In another study, parents of children 8 to 12 years old reported their kids spend three times as many hours on computers and watching television as they do playing outside.

With the coming of June, and the long-awaited dismissal of school, there are realistic chances for parents and kids to reconnect—and to have wonderful outdoor experiences. Renting a cabin in Luray/Page County is one of the most effective ways.

Largely due to the sheer number of cabins available to rent—in the neighborhood of 400—Page County was formally designated the Cabin Capital of Virginia in 2009. With a great number of choices comes a great diversity of amenities. Renting a cabin in Page County takes a bit of research. This site’s Cabin pages provide general information on what each offers, but clicking through to a cabin’s individual web site is important. While cabins commonly have hot tubs, fireplaces, wi-fi, spectacular views, and are pet-friendly—what each cabin can offer varies widely.

It might also be wise to first decide on the general setting you want—mountain ridge, deep woods, riverfront or close to town?  Some cabins are quite luxurious, some more casual. Start with these broad considerations to help you make the best choice.

Virtually all Page County cabins are walking distance or a short drive to a meaningful outdoor experience. Walk the two-mile Greenway, which meanders along Hawksbill Creek through Luray. Hike to a waterfall in Shenandoah National Park, or take a bike ride on the dirt and gravel roads of George Washington National Forest. Swimming, canoeing, zip-lining, golf, horseback riding, fishing, or just picnicking are some of the other possibilities.

And if a cabin is not exactly what you’re looking for, be aware that Page County offers many campground options as well. Again, there is diversity here as some are highly organized, allow RVs, and have camp stores and services on the premises, while others are more basic.

Inns and B&Bs may not be “cabins” but Page County has plenty of both and they can be memorable experiences in hospitality—click here to begin your research.

Finally—keep your eyes open for special packages and discounts some cabins and B&Bs may offer. Romantic escapes, vineyard tours, massages, tickets to Luray Caverns, mid-week rates, and other promotions are often underway.  Check our Promotions page or study individual websites.

Staff at the Luray-Page Chamber of Commerce will be happy to help you connect with the cabin, B&B, inn or campground that suits you best. In season it is always wise to plan ahead and make reservations early.