February is the height of the winter months and with it comes a desire to cuddle up with in front of a fire with a new movie or a good book. Pop some popcorn, slip on your fluffiest pajamas, and spend the day with the one you love just talking and lazing around the couch in one of our many cabins. When you’re ready for real food, get dressed and head into town for a hot meal at one of the local favorites. Or, if you’d rather not get out of your pajamas, order pizza or pasta straight to your door and never set foot in the cold. As the Cabin Capital of Virginia, we are home to dozens of welcoming places to escape from your house for a few days of quiet relaxation in the mountains. Whether you want to be just the two of you, to bring some friends for an adult retreat, or gather the whole family for a reunion and to reminisce on fond memories, our cabins come in a variety of sizes and amenities to suit your needs. Check out the www.cabincapital.com to look through a few options or contact the Chamber and let us help you find the perfect retreat.
Still, Luray-Page offers more than just a spot to escape. There are a variety of activities to keep the romance of February going all month long. Our wineries are pouring their different varietals to tempt and please every palate. After all, wine is frequently associated with romance and special occasions and a tasting is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with a loved one. Stanley’s winery is Wisteria Farm & Vineyard where they grow, press, and pour wines straight from vine to glass. February, and Valentine’s Day in particular, is a great time to visit Wisteria and enjoy some chocolate fondue with assorted fruit and other goodies to dip while you sip on last year’s vintages. If you’re out and about in Luray, the newly opened Castle Vineyards is a must-stop. Sip on Barren Ridge wines by the fire pit and enjoy 360 degrees of stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains.
Wine isn’t the only option for adult beverages though. If you and your partner are beer drinkers who enjoy the craft beer scene and enjoy hopping from brewery to brewery during your vacation, Luray’s Hawksbill Brewing Company is the stop for you. Located just off Main Street in downtown Luray, Hawksbill Brewing Company is touted as more than just Luray’s first brewery, they also use the motto “grown here, brewed here” to highlight that the brewers source local ingredients whenever possible and even grow some of their own hops.
If neither of those do it, check out our local distillery for locally-grown and homemade corn whiskey and aged bourbon whiskey. River Hill has been farming the Shenandoah Valley for more than 200 years and their love of the land and their products is reflected in every bottle of their whiskey. Made right on the farm, spirits lovers will fall in love with the views, horses, and, most importantly, the whiskey.
But, more than just finding something to “wet your whistle” as the locals say, the romance isn’t in the beverages themselves, it’s in the time and conversation you’ll find tasting and savoring these products with the one you love. February is a month for romance and there’s no better time to visit Luray-Page and enjoy some activities out of the cold.
If you’re coming around Valentine’s Day and looking for the perfect place and activities for just the two of you or the whole crowd, Page County plays host to a variety of events and special dinners to fit all your needs. From dinner and dancing to live music to an evening on the slopes skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, there are plenty of activities to make the holiday special. Check out our community calendar and download our monthly events calendar for ideas and to keep up with events as they are posted.
If you have any questions or are looking for additional information on planning your trip, our Chamber & Tourism Associates are available 7 days a week with information on places to stay and personal recommendations for dinner, adventures, and more. Contact the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at (540) 743-3915 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll see you next month!
Photo Cred: Shadow Mountain Escape