Cold weather has drifted into the Shenandoah Valley and you know what that means….wintertime adventures! Escape to Luray-Page County and leave behind the daily grind and the stresses of home. Experience the solitude of winter. Here you will find a warm setting to relax and release your tension as you embark on an adventure. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Page County.
Looking for lodging? According to FlipKey, Luray-Page County is one of the 15 Most Romantic Cabin Getaways According to Travelers. There's no doubt that a cabin in Virginia's Cabin Capital makes for a romantic setting, whether it's located close to town, nestled high up in the mountains or next to the Shenandoah River. Just envision it: dawn is quiet, except for the song of a bird. In the morning stillness you can see animals awakening to the sun. You can spend the morning just wandering through the woods or lounge in a hammock by the stream. Laze away the afternoon with your feet up by the fire pit. Allow your tensions to melt away as you surrender yourself to the soothing rhythm of a massage. At dusk stroll downtown for an unforgettable meal and friendly service. Indulge in fine wine, craft beer, or local whiskey. Then retreat to your luxury cabin for a romantic evening or mix up an after-dinner cocktail and feel the tension leave your body as you soak in your personal hot tub or Jacuzzi.
When you've relaxed enough and are ready to get out and see the sites, the Shenandoah National Park is a must-see. Even though most of the services are closed during the winter, the Park is always open and there are many ways to visit and enjoy the spectacular views during the colder months. In winter you'll have a better chance of seeing woodland animals like deer, squirrels, and turkeys as they forage for food. Foxes and bobcats are also active through winter. And, a personal favorite sighting is what my sister and I used to call the Crystal Palace. This is when the park has gotten just enough moisture to wrap the branches of the trees in ice. A slow and leisurely cruise across the mountain on these days creates one-of-a-kind memories as everything appears to be encased in glass and the reflections of light through the crystal clear ice can be absolutely breathtaking.
If you want to stick to something warmer, the Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the eastern United States and a U.S. National Landmark. A great winter outing for the family, the caves maintain the same temperature year-round, a constant 54 degrees with very high humidity that makes it feel more like 65 degrees. Open every day of the year, bring the kids to burn off some energy on the 1.25 mile walking tour.
Looking for some snow sports? Look no further than Massanutten Resort. Don't miss the chance to hit some of the best slopes in the state of Virginia! Massanutten is home to wide, groomed trails, a dedicated learner's area, terrain parks and night skiing. Skiers and riders who visit Massanutten will have access to 70 skiable acres, including 14 runs serviced by 8 lifts. If skiing and snowboarding isn't your cup of tea, check out the tubing park or hit the ice skating rink. Their indoor water park is a great escape any time of the year too!
No matter what you're looking for in a day trip, weekend getaway, or week-long vacation, we have what you're looking for in Luray-Page. Check out our monthly events calendar for January 2018 and let us help you get started!
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 can't wait to see you in the valley!