Go Wild or Unwind — Do Either in Luray-Page.
It was John Muir who said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”
You get exactly what Muir was talking about. For you, wildness is a necessity. You don’t want to just get away. You want to get far away — from people, cars, shopping malls. Your partner wants to get away, too, but not so far away that he can’t find a good restaurant with Southern-style beef Wellington or a brew house where he can refill his growler.
Luckily, Luray and Page County can deliver the best of both worlds. Tucked neatly between the Massanutten and Blue Ridge Mountain ranges, Luray is the perfect starting point for any adventure:
In 1976, Congress designated 79,579 acres of Shenandoah National Park as wilderness — that’s 125 square miles in which to find extreme solitude or extreme adventure. Many park trails are in designated wilderness and put you in the perfect position to see wildlife, wildflowers and the human history that has unfolded here for millennia. For overnight camping in Shenandoah’s wilderness, plan ahead and prepare by researching Shenandoah’s backcountry camping information and regulations. And don’t forget to check out the Cabin Capital of Virginia for access to 400-500 cabins and 7 campgrounds in and around Luray and Page County.
If you’re looking for something a little less remote, Luray and Page County has you covered as well. We offer the perfect blend of small-town charm and pastoral vistas that keep you close to nature without getting too far away from the local artists, musicians, and friendly people who populate our unique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Our local lodging options include several hotels and motels, charming bed and breakfasts, and an elegantly restored historic inn.
And Everything in Between.
With so many venues and vacation spots, both wild and not-so-wild, Luray and Page County can accommodate any need, whether you’re looking to rough it for a few days or relax in a world of exquisite beauty. Either way, you’ll have plenty of options and reasons to come back year after year.