Thankfulness Abounds in Luray-Page County


Thankfulness Abounds in Luray-Page County


November is a time to be thankful and to reflect on all the great things we have in life. If you want a place to be able to slow down, take in some natural beauty, and truly reflect on what you have to be thankful for, book a trip to Luray-Page County.


Family Time

There’s nothing quite like spending quality time with your family. Luray-Page County is full of places and experiences to enjoy with your family.


For the family that loves puzzles and riddles, check out Escape 211. This local escape room offers groups a chance to see if they can solve the mystery and escape from one of their three rooms. Or, if you want to put your mind to the test and enjoy some fresh air, the Garden Maze gives you the chance to solve the clues to find your way out. And since you’ll be right there, you can take a tour through the famous Luray Caverns, as well as enjoy their Toy Town Junction, Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, and the Shenandoah Heritage Village.


If you’re a family of animal lovers, spend your afternoon at the Luray Rescue Zoo. You’ll get to see and learn about tons of different animals, as well as enjoy the petting zoo at the end. You can also book a trail ride with any of our horseback riding companies. Fort Valley Ranch, Jordan Hollow Stables, and River’s Bend Ranch all offer guests a relaxing trail ride through the forest of Luray-Page County.


Any family that loves the arts can enjoy a trip through the Warehouse Art Gallery. Here, visitors will find a variety of pieces in all different mediums made by local artists. If cinematic art is more your style, make sure to catch a movie at the famous pink theater in downtown Luray. The Page Theater shows a variety of popular releases, which are best accompanied by classic movie snacks and intricate decorations. Or, if you prefer the performing arts, check to see there are any fun live shows at the Performing Arts of Luray.


Shopping Small

One great way to show someone how much you appreciate them is picking out fun souvenir’s that you make you think of them. And there’s nothing we love more in Luray-Page County than shopping small and supporting local businesses.


If you’re visiting Luray-Page County for Thanksgiving, get your supplies at our local markets. Willow Grove Market has lots of fresh produce to accompany your dinner. For breads and desserts, check out Massanutten Country Corner. Their Country Store offers fresh and locally baked breads, pies, and more. Heard’s Cedar Hill Farm Market offers guests fresh and local produce, meats, dairy items, and more to enjoy.


For gifts, Rainbow Hill is a great spot. This little shop offers a wide selection of gift ideas. From gems and incense to jewelry, beer and wine, and other trinkets, you’ll find the perfect gift for anyone in your family. The Shenandoah General Store also has tons of great gift ideas for all seasons. Or, you could visit Nest & Hive for contemporary and unique items to browse through.


Taking in the View

One of the best ways to reflect on all the things we’re thankful for is to spend some time in the great outdoors. In Luray-Page County there are lots of places to enjoy some fresh air and beautiful views.


Even though the weather has gotten colder, you can still enjoy hiking in the Shenandoah National Park. Visitors to SNP can enjoy over 500 miles of trails, plenty of overlooks, and peaceful drive along the Skyline Drive. You can also find plenty of hiking in the George Washington National Forest. There’s also great hiking, fishing, and more in the Shenandoah River State Park.


If you want to stay a little more local, Lake Arrowhead also offers visitors a place to take a peaceful stroll through nature. You can enjoy picnicking, beautiful views, and a walk along the Lake. The Hawksbill Greenway gives all visitors a chance to enjoy an autumn walk along the Hawksbill Creek. With lots of picnic tables and a paved walkway, everyone, even those with limited mobility, can enjoy time outside. Or, you can visit Ed Good Park, Big Gem Park, and Ralph Dean Recreation Park for some tranquil nature walks.



There’s always something to be thankful for when you can enjoy a meal as a family. Luray-Page County has a plethora of restaurants for your family to enjoy.


If you want to join together with family for a delicious meal and strong drinks, visit The Speakeasy at the Mimslyn Inn. Their menu offers a variety of dishes and their bar serves up seasonal cocktails for you to enjoy. Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant not only serves up delicious pizzas but other authentic Italian dishes that are perfect for even the pickiest of eaters. Ollie Cat Café is the place for burgers and fries. From juicy burgers to more complex specials, they have something for everyone. And don’t forget to hit up Broad Porch Coffee for coffee and Compass Tea Room for specialty teas to get your day started.

There’s just something about November that gets us to slow down and take time to look at what is important in our lives. If you want a break for your day-to-day life where you can slow down and enjoy time with your family and reflect on what your thankful for, make sure to book yourself a trip to Luray-Page County.