Shenandoah, Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley offers some of the most unique landscapes in not only Virginia but also the country at large: It straddles both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge province of the Appalachian Mountain region. During summer and fall, Shenandoah Valley visitors can expect stunning peaks towering in the distance and beautiful mountainsides with vegetation and fauna. Come winter, the western region of Virginia is blanketed in untouched, powder white snow.

The Shenandoah Valley was originally populated by Native American agricultural communities as far back as 6,500 years ago, followed by early Virginia settlers, and it even played a role in the Civil War. Travelers can learn about the area’s deep-rooted history at a plethora of local museums. Another unique feature of the Shenandoah Valley is its numerous mountainside caverns, which form gaping rock formations that travelers can explore on guided excursions. East Coast wine lovers need not travel to the Napa Valley to sip aromatic vintages—the Shenandoah Valley is even home to sophisticated wineries. Outdoorsy travelers, meanwhile, will find worthwhile adventures in Shenandoah National Park, filled with chickadees, nuthatches, and woodpeckers—just stand quietly and you can hear a wonderful symphony of nature.

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Things to Do

Shenandoah Valley Wine Country

Shenandoah Valley Wine Country

Wine country in Virginia? Follow the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and spend a perfect afternoon among the region's many dozens of vinyards.

A taste of Virginia

A taste of Virginia

For spectacular autumn colors, just head to the Blue Ridge Mountains. These drives showcase the best of nature's canvas.

History of Shenandoah

History of Shenandoah

Whether you come to soak up the history or the natural beauty (or the wine), one thing is certain: You, too, will inevitably be drawn to see what’s just over the horizon.

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On the Hunt in Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley, with its winding roads and tiny hamlets, is an antique lover’s dream.

Cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a pastoral slice of countryside sprinkled with stately small towns and containing a trove of antique stores. There’s great antiquing throughout the valley, but the central part of the Shenandoah offers some of the best variety. In the towns of Woodstock, Harrisonburg and Staunton, you may just find that perfect heirloom piece you’ve been looking for (or maybe something unexpected you never knew you couldn’t live without).
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Where to Stay

Regal Vistas at Massanutten

Regal Vistas at Massanutten #C152 

"Great resort in a beautiful location"

– Liqitup

The Summit at Massanutten

The Summit at Massanutten #3640 

"A true 4 Season Resort"

– SPARTAN12

Woodstone at Massanutten

Woodstone at Massanutten #5711 

"Family Centered Fun"

– Barrattt

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