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Recent Shenandoah Valley reviews

  • Great House!!!!!

    "9 of us enjoyed a long weekend at the St. Nick. We are a group that travels quite often and rarely come across such a great property with everything included! Spacious, great view, excellent house amenities and extremely clean. We will definitely be back soon."
    Guest: B Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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  • The best in Lexington!

    "The McDowell House was the perfect place for my family to stay while visiting Lexington for Thanksgiving. The house is incredibly spacious, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen. It was great to gather in the sitting room or around the dining room table, but was also really easy to sneak off to a secluded comfy chair to read or look at art. The architectural and historical character of the house itself is very impressive, even for Lexington. Finally, the location could not be better for just walking out the front door and taking advantage of all Lexington has to offer--the universities, shops, and restaurants."
    Guest: Charles W. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • Heaven on the Shenandoah River

    "My husband and I and our Cocker Spaniels rented this cottage for a week at the end of August. The location was fabulous. Days spent hiking the Shenandoah National Park along Skyline Drive. Words cannot describe the beauty of this area. Also, hours spent sitting on our tubes in front of the cottage. Jan was kind enough one day to drop us off with our tubes so we could float down the river to our cottage. It was heavenly. Jan and John go out of their way to ensure you have a fabulous vacation and we surely did. Also, there was an issue with the water pressure, which they addressed and fixed immediately. We cannot say enough positive things about this property and area. Our dogs were able to run free in the large yard. Being from Baltimore, this was fabulous to watch them play off the leash with their balls and also be able to swim, which was a complete surprise when one day our dog jumped in behind us. I would recommend this vacation property to anyone and we will definitely be coming back next year. The firepit was also a great way to end a perfect day each of the 7 nights we were there."
    Guest: Kim Higley-Diehl Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • ahhhhmazing!

    "we felt at home in this cabin- the accomodations were perfect- clean and spacious with an outstanding view all around ! easy to get town shopping and dining as well as all the outdoor activities! only complaint is we didn't book a longer stay."
    Guest: stacey Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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Shenandoah Valley Travel Tips

Shenandoah Valley Vacation Rentals Offer Scenery, History and Great Recreation

The scenic Shenandoah Valley is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Alleghany Mountains, both known for their natural beauty. The valley extends for 200 miles from Harpers Ferry to Roanoke and includes the Shenandoah National Park, and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. All these areas offer a host of outdoor activities and places to visit.

Shenandoah Valley Lodging Offers Plenty of Nearby Attractions to Visit

The picturesque drives around the Shenandoah Valley are the main attractions of this scenic area. Explore Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway on foot or by car. The area is exceptionally breathtaking in the fall when the trees become a flaming mass of red, gold and orange. The two-lane highways have a maximum 45 mph speed limit in most places, and there are frequent viewpoints for taking great photographs of the surrounding hills, river valleys and small farms. Stop for picnics or take a hike in this beautiful area.

The area is also known for its Civil War battlefields and there are many museums dedicated to the history of the area. One of the best is the Shenandoah Museum in Winchester.

Caverns and natural attractions are other aspects of a visit to the Shenandoah Valley. Small towns, such as Front Royal with its historic downtown, Roanoke, Salem and Waynesboro, remain in a time warp with antique shops to browse around and plenty of small cafés and restaurants.

Shenandoah Valley Cabins Make Great Bases for Virginia Vacations

Your own cabin surrounded by beautiful scenery in the Shenandoah Valley is the best way to enjoy this lovely area. With plenty of space and all the comfort and amenities of home, Shenandoah Valley cabins are an economical option for a vacation, especially in the off-peak season or when sharing the cabin with friends or family. Children can make as much noise as they like and even the family dog is welcome.

Things to Do Around Virginia Vacation Rentals

Hiking, biking and exploring the area by car are the main things to do in this scenic area. Horseback riding, fishing, and antiquing are also popular. The rivers are ideal for canoeing, kayaking or tubing, and boats can be hired to explore the local waterways. Golf is available at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club and Jackson's Chase Golf Club, among others. The Appalachian Trail runs through Virginia and offers a range of challenges for hikers. Those wanting a bird's-eye view of the area will enjoy a hot air balloon ride or a trip in a small plane over the area.

The area is known for its great wine and a tour of a winery followed by a tasting is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Follow the General's Wine and History Trail which links 10 great wineries, or head for the Chester Gap Cellars at Front Royal or the Fox Meadow Vineyards at Linden.

Getting to Your Shenandoah Valley Vacation Rentals

The nearest airport to the Shenandoah Valley is Washington Dulles International Airport which is 103 miles from Staunton, the center of the valley. Other options are the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC and the Baltimore-Washington Airport which is 149 miles away. Connections to the Shenandoah Regional Airport at Staunton and Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport are possible. Pick up a rental car at the airport and your vacation has already begun.

Seasonal Weather Makes Virginia Vacation Rentals Year-Round Attractions

The weather in this area of Virginia has warm sunny summers and pleasant fall temperatures. Expect daytime highs to be around 83 F in July and August. Winters have temperatures below freezing over night and daytime highs of around 40 F. The area has moderate rainfall throughout the year and snow in the winter.

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