Encompassing the Shenandoah Valley and a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park is one of the most visited natural attractions in the state of Virginia. Guests will surely be able to find a place to stay that will meet their needs and their budget while at Shenandoah National Park, such as the rustic cabins at Big Meadows Lodge or the luxurious rooms at the AAA four-diamond Boar’s Head Resort.
1.Big Meadows Lodge
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Open between May and November, the Big Meadows Lodge is a unique accommodation near Shenandoah National Park. It is located just a mile away from the grassy meadow on Skyline Drive and offers guests stunning views of the night skies. You can choose from various lodging accommodations such as small, rustic cabins or the main lodge rooms. The lodge allows you to really connect with nature as there are no phones in the room and cell service is temperamental. The main lodge building also has various aspects such as the Spotswood Dining Room, New Market Taproom, and the Craft Shop. Free, family-friendly entertainment is arranged at the Taproom nightly for guests to enjoy.
Mile 51.2 Skyline Drive, Stanley, VA 22851, Phone: 877-847-1919
© Hotel Laurance
The historic Hotel Laurance is a distinctive boutique hotel that can be found in downtown Luray. It was named “one of the best places to stay in Shenandoah” by the Washingtonian and rightly so, as the accommodation is filled with luxurious amenities and has a style you can find comfort in. The structure was built in the 1830s and started out as a mercantile establishment. The 12-room boutique hotel was recently renovated and now has amenities such as Smart TVs, full kitchens, and comfortable beds you’ll never want to get out of. Other amenities include complimentary WiFi, complimentary on-site parking, and an outside deck in each room to enjoy the surroundings.
2 S Court St, Luray, VA 22835, Phone: 540-742-7060
3.By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
© By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages is one of the highest-rated bed and breakfasts in the historic Shenandoah Valley. It’s perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, and a stay in one of the well-appointed cabins or suites will surely be memorable. The inn is housed in a home built in the 1790s and is just minutes away from downtown Harrisonburg. You can spend your time in the luxurious cabins appreciating the beautiful views of Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains or head out to go hiking and exploring. There are lots of attractions nearby as well if you’re interested in visiting sights such as Luray Caverns or trying some of the delicious cuisine offered in Harrisonburg restaurants.
491 Garbers Church Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, Phone: 540-801-0430
4.Cave Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast
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Cave Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast is a historic manor that was built in the 1830s right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The B&B has an old-world historic charm but is also fitted with modern updates that will make your stay extremely pleasant. You can learn a lot about the history of Cave Hill by exploring its halls, which are filled with antiques and art work that have been collected over the years. There’s even a Pre-Civil War Museum housed on the premises, which you have complimentary access to during your stay. Other amenities include fine linens, private bathrooms, stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains, and a full gourmet breakfast served in the B&Bs historic dining room.
9875 Cave Hill Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840, Phone: 540-289-7441
© Conyers House
Conyers House Country Inn & Stable is the oldest accommodation of its kind in Rappahannock County, Virginia. During your stay you’ll be able to enjoy many services and amenities such as a delicious complimentary breakfast, afternoon refreshments, and an elegant six-course dinner. Each of the rooms come fitted with a private bathroom complete with bathtub and a wood-burning fireplace which adds a romantic touch to your stay. You’ll never want to leave the inn as you spend your vacation enjoying your surroundings from the covered porches, lush gardens, or with the handsome horses that live there. If you’re interested, you can even schedule some horse riding lessons or go on a trail ride during your stay.
3131 Slate Mills Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, Phone: 540-987-8025
6.Courtyard by Marriott Harrisonburg
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The Courtyard by Marriott Harrisonburg is a highly recommended accommodation for those visiting Shenandoah National Park. The smartly-designed hotel is minutes away from the park as well as other attractions like the Rosetta Stone, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and Bridgewater College. Each of the spacious rooms comes with free WiFi, flat screen televisions, and other amenities. The hotel itself has a GoBoard touch-screen television, a business library, and a designated meeting space for guests to use. You’ll never have to leave the vicinity for a relaxing vacation as you can unwind in the whirlpool or indoor pool, work out in the fitness room, visit the on-site Starbucks or bistro for a drink or snack, and head to the 24-hour market for a midnight snack.
1890 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, Phone: 540-432-3031
© Foxfield Inn
The Foxfield Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast located in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. The modern and elegant B&B pampers its guests with comfort and luxury in a serene environment that lets them get away from the bustle of the city. Each of the five contemporary guest rooms has been converted into a calming retreat that is perfect for a romantic getaway. Some of the room amenities include a two-person Jacuzzi tub or a fireplace. All guests wake up to a delicious signature breakfast so they can start their day just right. The Foxfield Inn is a short distance away from many sites and attractions such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, or hot air ballooning at Shenandoah National Park. The area is recognized for its artisan traditions and is also a great place to explore studios, go antiquing, or dine on specialty foods.
2280 Garth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Phone: 434-923-8892
8.Boar's Head Resort
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Boar’s Head Resort is a stunning accommodation in Charlottesville, Virginia that reflects the beauty of the surrounding land and the traditions of the people who have lived there for generations. The AAA four-diamond country resort mixes the classic with the contemporary and offers guests an experience that can’t be had anywhere else. A getaway to Boar’s Head means that you’ll be able to explore the flora and fauna through the network of nature trails that surround the land. Other recreational activities other than simply relaxing include getting a massage at the resort’s renowned spa, having a workout in their state-of-the-art fitness club, or playing a round of golf at the Birdwood Golf Course.
200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 888-249-0751
9.Lafayette Inn & Restaurant
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The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is a historic landmark that was built in the 1840s to serve as accommodation for the stage coaches of locals and travelers. Over the years, the building has served as a hotel, restaurant, saloon, boarding house, and even a hospital during the Civil War. While keeping the feel of eras gone by, the rooms at the inn are furnished with antiques as well as modern conveniences such as Keurig coffee machines, televisions, and WiFi access. All the rooms have large windows that flood the space with natural light and provide stunning views of the town and surrounding countryside. While there, guests can participate in a chef tasting dinner experiences, an in-suite massage, or a romantic ten-course dinner for two.
146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973, Phone: 434-985-6345
10.Lewis Mountain Cabins
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For an authentic experience of Shenandoah National Park, stay at the Lewis Mountain Cabins, an authentic Blue Ridge Mountains retreat. The historic, furnished cabins are a great place to unwind and relax whilst alone, with your partner, or with a group of friends and family. Guests can choose from one or two-bedroom cabins, some of which have electricity, lighting, bathrooms, ceiling fans, and stoves. Most of the cabins also come with linens for the bed and towels for guest use as well. While there, guests can gather by the fire of the outdoor grill pit for a delicious BBQ meal or go on a thrilling adventure deep into the national park.
Skyline Dr Mile 57.5, Elkton, VA 22827, Phone: 540-999-2255
11.Lydia Mountain Lodge and Log Cabins
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The Lydia Mountain Lodge and Log Cabins present a beautiful space for people to get away from the bustle of the city and just reconnect with nature. There are so many choices from one to five-bedroom cabins, as well as space in Lydia’s Rustic Motel. The secluded cabins are made with a rock and log foundation and are temperature controlled for comfort. The cabins also feature an area for campfires, a charcoal grill for barbecues, a rear deck, and a covered porch with rocking chairs to relax in. Activities that guests can participate in include swimming or playing a round of tennis or golf at the Greene Hills Country Club, getting an in-cabin spa experience with a therapeutic massage, or sightseeing in Shenandoah National Park or Skyline Drive.
426 Mountain Laurel Pass, Stanardsville, VA 22973, Phone: 434-531-5580
12.Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg
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The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg offers a wonderful hotel experience to their guests. Serving Virginia hospitality at its finest, the hotel is located minutes away from popular attractions such as downtown Harrisonburg or Shenandoah National Park. Guests can take advantage of an array of amenities offered by the Microtel Inn such as free hot continental breakfast, complimentary WiFi and newspaper, and access to the seasonal outdoor swimming pool. There is also complimentary parking for guests during their stay, along with additional features like handicap-accessible rooms, non-smoking rooms, and pet-friendly rooms.
85 Pleasant Valley Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, Phone: 540-437-3777
© Mimslyn Inn
The Mimslyn Inn is a one-of-a-kind place that has so much history and beauty. Prior to the construction of the inn, the land was used as an Army encampment and hospital during the Civil War. In 1931 the Mims family opened the inn with a 700-guests dinner and dancing “housewarming” that displayed its luxury. Now, over 80 years later, the Asam family continues to operate the inn and wow guests with its multi-million-dollar restoration that retains the elegance the grand Virginia estate had in its initial days. Guests can choose to stay in one of the 45 historic rooms complete with cozy bed and linens, a full bath, tasteful furnishings, and amenities that are guaranteed to offer comfort.
401 W Main St, Luray, VA 22835, Phone: 540-743-5105
14.Montfair Resort Farm
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Located near Shenandoah National Park, the Montfair Resort Farm is a rustic vacation destination that focuses on being eco-friendly. Guests can enjoy a stay on the farm’s lakeside cottages that are nestled on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While there, you can partake in adventures such as hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and visiting the many local breweries and wineries, as well as orchards and farmer’s markets. The idyllic cabins are serene, romantic, and offer a cozy environment for family vacations. There are many cottages to choose from, many of which are temperature controlled, have fireplaces, and are fitted with a full kitchen, flat-screen cable television, linens, and a private deck. The fresh air and scenic views are absolutely stunning and ensure a memorable stay.
2500 Bezaleel Dr, Crozet, VA 22932, Phone: 434-823-5202
15.Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center
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The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center is a gorgeous and unique accommodation that takes visitors back to previous eras with its antique furnishings, classic colonial design, and historic aura. Guests are invited to stay in and explore one of the nation’s most iconic natural landmarks – a 30-story solid rock bridge that was once visited by Thomas Jefferson. While there, guests can take in the beauty of the 500-million-year-old Natural Bridge, go on a cool morning hike, or lay back and sip wine on the veranda as they enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
15 Appledore Ln, Natural Bridge, VA 24578, Phone: 540-291-2121
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16.Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley
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Quality Inn in Shenandoah Valley is a well-known and cost-effective accommodation option that is right in the middle of attractions and local sites such as Shenandoah National Park, the Hall of Valor Civil War Museum, Luray Caverns, and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. The hotel is just minutes away from the renowned Skyline Drive and offers a relaxing atmosphere that let’s guests truly appreciate their surroundings. Each of the comfortable guest rooms comes with premium linens, plush pillows, full bathroom, television, and a coffee maker. Guests will also be able to access a complimentary newspaper, free WiFi, and the well-equipped fitness center at no additional cost.
162 W Old Cross Rd, New Market, VA 22844, Phone: 540-740-3141
17.River's Bend Ranch
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River’s Bend Ranch is the ultimate country-style accommodation that lets visitors enjoy an authentic Virginia experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of their surroundings. Spend some quality time out in the mountains in one of the ranch’s twenty on-site room options. The ranch is family owned and operated and comprises over 250 acres of lush land that is also home to an endless number of animals guests can interact with. While there, be sure to go on a horseback ride on one of their many trails, hike down to the Shenandoah River, go fishing, or play some lawn games or hang out in the indoor game room. Nearby attractions include Shenandoah National Forest, the George Washington National Forest, Luray Caverns, and Skyline Drive.
397 Riverbend Rd, Stanley, VA 22851, Phone: 540-652-1836
© Rosendale Inn
Rosendale Inn is a historic bed and breakfast in Shenandoah Valley that has hosted numerous guests since 1790, including former presidents, first wives, foreign ministers, and other celebrities. The inn is situated right in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, with numerous vineyards available for exploration just minutes away. Guests can also visit other surrounding attractions such as the New Market Civil War Museum and Battlefield, Luray Caverns, and much more. There are a handful of suites and cottages to choose from, including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Suite fitted with an original claw foot bathtub, period furniture, as well as various FDR memorabilia.
17917 Farm House Ln, New Market, VA 22844, Phone: 540-325-4544
19.Silver Thatch Inn
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The Silver Thatch Inn is a historic farmhouse that dates back to the 1780s, when it was known as Hollymead Farm. There are seven comfortable guest rooms to choose from, each with their own unique decor and style, scattered between the Main House and President’s Cottage. Additionally, families and large groups may choose to rent out President’s Cottage entirely. Breakfast at the Inn is renowned and includes an array of freshly ground coffee, house-baked pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, their signature French toast, and the house-made sausage, among other things. There are many packages for you to choose from such as “Romance, Romance, Romance,” which includes beautiful hand thrown mugs, decadent desserts, a delicious full breakfast each morning, and two nights in a room of your choosing.
3001 Hollymead Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Phone: 434-978-4686
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Skyland is a beautiful lodging accommodation nestled along Skyline Drive that includes everything from newly renovated premium rooms to small, rustic cabins depending on your style. In addition to cabins and lodges, guests can also choose the space to pitch a tent and camp out for a night or two to truly enjoy the beauty of the park and its surroundings. Amenities and services include a gift shop, ATM, family friendly dining, and nightly entertainment. There are also guided horseback rides, which depart from the lodge daily. Other activities guests can partake in include hiking, rock climbing, and seasonal events such as culinary classes, astronomy nights, or annual festivals.
Skyland Upper Loop Mile 41, Luray, VA 22835, Phone: 877-847-1919
21.Stonewall Jackson Hotel
© Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Having originally opened in 1924, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel recently underwent a stylish renovation that combines the authenticity of its past with the modernity of the future. There are over 400 choices of room for guests who want to get away for a weekend or have a special and romantic holiday. Options include the King Wing, the Queen Wing, and one-bedroom suites. The King Wing is popular for romantic weekends as it has a certain charm and character that can’t be found elsewhere. In-room features include cable television, coffee maker, and complimentary WiFi, while hotel amenities range from heated indoor pool to a fully equipped fitness center. The historic hotel is the perfect relaxation point to those who want to visit the many attractions and sites that surround the hotel such as Shenandoah National Park, the American Shakespeare Center, and an array of antique stores and artisan shops.
24 S Market St, Staunton, VA 24401, Phone: 540-885-4848
© The Homestead
The Homestead is a lovely addition to the many accommodation venues managed by Omni Hotels and Resorts. Nicknamed as “America’s First Resort,” the Homestead has been around for over 250 years and comprises over 2,300 acres of historic land. The rooms are filled with modern amenities while retaining a classic style and may include features such as premium beds, luxury linens, a Keurig coffee maker, fireplace, private porch, or designated dining area. There is so much for guests to enjoy in the hotel and in the area surrounding it; the Ridge Runner Zip Tour is a three-hour expedition that will leave you flying through the treetops. Other activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, and golfing.
7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445, Phone: 800-838-1766
23.The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast
© The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast
A classic bed B&B with a romantic setting, the Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast is a great choice for those looking for a memorable getaway. Located beside the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the historic inn offers a relaxed and elegant atmosphere for their guests to enjoy. The inn was first built in 1780 but has since grown and now has five guest rooms and a cabin by the creek. The spacious rooms each have unique decor to differentiate them and are all fitted with amenities such as private baths, thick cotton towels and bathrobes, temperature control, hair dryers, snacks, internet radio, WiFi, daily maid service, and a range of bathroom amenities.
30 Wood Lane, Goshen, VA 24439, Phone: 540-997-9065
24.The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm
© The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm offers a unique and serene accommodation in Virginia’s countryside. Guests can enjoy the fresh air, surrounding mountain trails, and wooded streams. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway or a mini-vacation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are many rooms to choose from such as the large Shenandoah Suite complete with king bed, fireplace, double whirlpool tub, and views of pasture. Another option is to stay in one of the beautiful rooms within the Main Inn, which also has access to the inn’s Great Room or the mountainside terrace; these rooms may be fitted with a fireplace, whirlpool tub, and large bay windows.
6051 Sugar Hollow Rd, Crozet, VA 22932, Phone: 434-260-7234
© Walden Hall
Walden Hall is a premium luxury bed and breakfast that has won many awards and accolades for its world-class accommodations. There are five luxury guest suites in the modern country estate, all of which are intimate and perfect for a romantic getaway. The Walt Whitman Grande Suite is a multiple-room accommodation complete with four poster canopy bed, a cozy fireplace, an intimate seating area, a two-person lounge hot tub, large dressing room, and stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While there, be sure to check out the area attractions such as James Madison’s Montpelier, Meadows Farms Golf Course, and Graves Mountain Lane.
17440 True Blue Ln, Reva, VA 22735, Phone: 540-509-1440
Where to Stay near Shenandoah National Park
- Big Meadows Lodge, Photo: Courtesy of Maria Adelaide Silva - Fotolia.com
- Hotel Laurance, Photo: Hotel Laurance
- By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, Photo: By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages
- Cave Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, Photo: Cave Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast
- Conyers House, Photo: Conyers House
- Courtyard by Marriott Harrisonburg, Photo: Courtyard by Marriott Harrisonburg
- Foxfield Inn, Photo: Foxfield Inn
- Boar's Head Resort, Photo: Boar's Head Resort
- Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of Nueng - Fotolia.com
- Lewis Mountain Cabins, Photo: Courtesy of x60 - Fotolia.com
- Lydia Mountain Lodge and Log Cabins, Photo: Lydia Mountain Lodge and Log Cabins
- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg, Photo: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg
- Mimslyn Inn, Photo: Mimslyn Inn
- Montfair Resort Farm, Photo: Montfair Resort Farm
- Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center, Photo: Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center
- Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley, Photo: Courtesy of Olena Talberg - Fotolia.com
- River's Bend Ranch, Photo: River's Bend Ranch
- Rosendale Inn, Photo: Rosendale Inn
- Silver Thatch Inn, Photo: Silver Thatch Inn
- Skyland, Photo: Courtesy of Thanaphong - Fotolia.com
- Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Photo: Stonewall Jackson Hotel
- The Homestead, Photo: The Homestead
- The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast, Photo: The Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast
- The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm, Photo: The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm
- Walden Hall, Photo: Walden Hall
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