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Luray makes a great place to visit in October. From the changing of the leaves on the Skyline Drive to the natural wonders underground at Luray Caverns, offers something for the whole family.
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Area Attractions
  • Caverns Country Club Resort:
    P.O. Box 748
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-6551
    A public facility 1 mile west of Luray Caverns. 18-hole championship golf course with 6,499 yards of gently rolling fairway, large trees and greens. Four hard surfaced tennis courts. Golf Vacation Packages available.
  • Downriver Canoe Company:
    P.O. Box 10
    Bentonville, VA 22610
    (800) 338-1963
    (540) 635-5526
    The legendary Shenandoah River, long recognized as one of the premier canoeing rivers in the East, is ideal for novice or experienced canoeists alike. Tubes, rafts, and kayaks are also available. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable day of family fun and adventure trough stunning mountain scenery.
  • George Washington National Forest Visitor's Center:
    US 211 W
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 740-8310
    "Forest playground" with natural trails, hunting, fishing, hiking, river access, Camp Roosevelt-primitive camping; picnic shelters. Catherine Furnace-historical site.
  • Hawksbill Recreation Park:
    P.O. Box 220
    205 Pool Drive
    Stanley, VA 22851
    (540) 778-3434
    A 28 acre serene park facility offering volleyball, horseshoes, softball, swimming, 3 picnic shelters, and banquet room.
  • La Dama Maya Herb and Flower Farm:
    1755 US Hwy Business 340
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4665: Maureen Messick
    Herb and flower plants; dried flowers, herb shop, gardens, festivals, classes; open April through December, Wed-Sun, 10-4
  • Town of Luray:
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-5511
    Lake Arrowhead offers area's largest white sand swimming beach, fishing, boating, picnic shelters, volleyball, nature trails, scenic mountain settings. Recreation Park & Imagination Station is a playground wonderland. Let your child climb and swing while you picnic and take in the scenic view. Walking and jogging trail with exercise stations available.
  • Luray Caverns:
    P.O. Box 748
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-6551
    Largest, most popular caverns in the East. US Registered Natural Landmark. Open daily, Professionally guided tours. Many outstanding features including Great Stalacpipe Organ. Also, historic Car & Carriage Caravan Museum featuring rare antique autos. Food and gifts. Convenient to I-81 and Shenandoah National Park.
  • Luray Reptile Center, Dinosaur Park and Petting Zoo:
    1087 US Hwy 211 W
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4113
    Half acre petting zoo with pygmy goats, tame deer, donkeys, llamas. Exotic wild animals. Virginia's largest reptile collection. Alligators, tropical birds. Gift-Nature shop.
  • Luray Singing Tower:
    W Main Street
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-6551
    Exceptional 47 bells carillon atop native stone tower. Free, live concerts. (See event calendar)
  • Massanuttten One Room School:
    Zerkel Street
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-3915
    Authentically restored school. Used from 1875 - 1937 as a county school. See original furnishings, photos and period displays. By appointment.
  • Mauck Meeting House:
    Route 766
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-3915
    Across from the historic Calendine in the village of Hamburg. Open by appointment.
  • Page County Heritage Museum:
    Route 766
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-3915
    Page County memorabilia displayed in historic 1850 Calendine House in Hamburg village. Open May-Oct, Sat: 10AM-4PM, Sun: 1-4PM, & by appointment. Mauck Meeting House across the street.
  • Page Valley Fly Fishing Service
    44 Carillion Drive
    Luray, Virginia 22835
    (540) 743-7952 CT & Marcy Campbell
    Fly Fishing Guide Services on Virginia's Scenic Fresh Water Streams. Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. All levels of experience welcome!
  • Shenandoah Jubilee:
    750 Middleburg Rd
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 778-1933
    Two-hour comedy/western music show. Sunday matinees and Thursday evenings on 2nd & 4th weeks, April through October. December holiday shows. Call for schedule.
  • Shenandoah River Outfitters, Inc.:
    6502 S Page Valley Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (800) 6Canoe2
    (540) 743-4159
    Canoe, Tube, Fish, Swim, Sun, Fun! Canoe, Tube and Kayak rentals for flatwater to beginner whitewater on the beautiful Shenandoah River. Transportation and map included. Lunches and steak dinners by reservation. Tent campground, cabin rental and overnight canoeing available. Closest Outfitters to Skyland/Big Meadows and Luray Caverns.
  • Skyland Stables:
    P.O. Box 727
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 999-2210
    Located on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Skyland Stables offer horseback and pony rides. 1 & 2-1/2 hour guided tours are available at milepost 41 and can be booked one day in advance. April-November.

        Mountain Whisper Cabins
        Luray, VA
       (toll free) 866-812-5780
        e-mail: andrea@mountainwhispercabins.com
  • The Brumback House
    Jeanne and J.D. Cave

  • Jordan Hollow Inn
    326 Hawksbill Park Road
    Stanley, VA 22851
    Toll Free: (888) 418-7000
    E-mail: jhf@jordanhollow.com
  • We are located in picturesque Shenandoah Valley, at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains, and have been featured in many publications including Washingtonian, CondeNast Traveler, Southern Living and New York Times. We offer couples and singles the opportunity to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Our facilities include: -8 suites, 6 rooms and 6 Remote Luxury Cabins all equipped with whirlpool, thermal massage or soaking tubs, flat screen TV's, DVD/CD players and many amenities, including a full gourmet breakfast. * Walking, Hiking and Biking trails on our 150 acres of tranquil property. * Guided Horse Trails and Stabling Facilities * All season Outdoor Mineral Spa Tub * In-room customized Full Body Massages * Great Room & Meeting Center, perfect for group gatherings * Highly acclaimed Restaurant serving fine American and International Cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

  • Luray Caverns Motel:
    P.O. Box 748
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4536
    (540) 743-4531
    Quiet scenic locations with Blue Ridge Mountain views. Cable TV, nearby Skyline Drive, 10 minutes, and I-81, 15 minutes. Rates: $57-$74. Phones, AAA approved, golf, tennis, excellent dining nearby.

  • The Mimslyn Inn:
    401 W Main Street
    Luray, VA 22835
    (800) 296-5105
    (540) 743-5105
    Country inn with suites, family units, and standards. Full service dining room, Banquet facilities, art gallery, casual elegance, comfortable prices.

  • Ramada Inn:
    138 Whispering Hill Road (Off Hwy 211)
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4521
    First class accommodations, friendly courteous staff, quality food service, 101 rooms! Antique decorated and Jacuzzi rooms available. Beautiful mountain views, Putt Putt Golf, outdoor pool, lounge. Conference space up to 150. Wedding receptions and banquets are our specialty. Reduced rates for groups. Near Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.

  • Skyland Lodge & Big Meadows Lodge:
    P.O. Box 727
    Luray, VA 22835
    (888) 999-4714
    Lodging and restaurants located on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Full service dining, with nightly entertainment. Open April through November.

  • The Stone Manor:
    1680 Egypt Bend Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 843-4944
    Spectacular views of the Shenandoah River in the foreground and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. Quiet and secluded, but only five miles to Luray Caverns, restaurants, shops, and many activities. Beautifully decorated two bedroom apartment with private entrance, or choose bed and breakfast room(s) with stone fireplace, balcony, private bath, country style breakfast, and cordial hosts.

Bed & Breakfast

  • Bluemont Bed & Breakfast
    1852 S 340 Business
    Luray, VA 22835
    (888) IN LURAY
    (540) 743-1268
    Eleanor & Al Ames, Innkeepers
    A warm and gentle hillside haven with an atmosphere of English country charm. Incredible mountain views from all three lovely bedrooms with private baths. Enjoy fireside chats, tea under the arbor, or site on a cozy porch. A bountiful country breakfast featuring Virginia smoked meats. Complimentary refreshment anytime in our guest lounge. VISA & MC accepted. Gift certificates available. Welcome!

  • Goshen House :
    120 North Hawksbill Street
    Luray, VA 22835-1126
    (540) 843-0700
    A bed and breakfast of historical proportions established in 1805 by the Peter Ruffner family. This historical site was originally used as a tavern and way-station for travelers through Thornton's Gap. The original house faced south towards stage coach road. Today, after serving as a private home and boarding house, the Goshen House has been transformed into a bed and breakfast true to Virginian elegance.

  • The Little Inn at Kite Hollow:
    340 Taylor Drive
    Stanley, VA 22851
    email: info@kitehollow-b-b.com
    Two bedroom Bed and Breakfast. Pets allowed. Visit website for more info!

  • Locust Grove Inn :
    1456 N Egypt Bend Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-1804
    Built in the 1700s along the Shenandoah River. Locust Grove offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Luray countryside. Unique interiors graced with stone fireplaces, exposed logs, early American antiques, and the artwork of the innkeepers. A mile of private riverfront for the fly fisherman.

  • Mayne View:
    439 Mechanic Street
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-7921
    Paul & Sally Edwards, Owners
    5 rooms, $110-$150, specials available (see website), pet friendly and child friendly. No minimum stay requirement. 6 person hot tub with view of Shenandoah Mts. Full breakfast daily.

  • Milton House Inn:
    Ronnie & Yvonne Rowzie
    P.O. Box 366
    Stanley, VA 22851
    (800) 816-3731 or 540-778-2495
    AAA {3 diamond} award. Comfortable, relaxed, elegance. Special breakfasts & memorable candlelight dinners. The hallmarks of the Milton House: SPA, fireplaces, log cabin, suites with fireplace, hot tub, and TV/VCR.

  • Piney Hill Bed and Breakfast:
    1048 Piney Hill Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (800) 644-5261
    (540) 778-5261
    Wiley Gregory & Hank Overton, Innkeepers
    1750's farmhouse nestled on a country hilltop overlooking spectacular views of both the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains. Located only minutes from the town limits of Luray. 4 guest rooms, private baths, fireplaces, gardens, outdoor Jacuzzi. Country style breakfast served daily. Enjoy complimentary refreshments. Gift Certificates Available. Come on out to the Country, pull up a rocker and relax!

  • The Ruffner House Inn:
    Ruffer House Lane
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-7855
    Secluded estate set 20 acres-8 miles from Skyline Drive. We feature large guest rooms with private baths and fireplaces. Full breakfast served. Open year round.

  • Shenandoah River Inn:
    210 Stagecoach Lane
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-1144
    Romantic 1812 stagecoach and ferryboat inn located directly on the Shenandoah River across from the mountains. Fireplaces, private baths in every antique filled room. Screened porches, four acres of manicured lawn. Gourmet breakfast served. Near Luray Caverns, horseback riding.

  • Spring Farm Bed & Breakfast:
    13 Wallace Avenue
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4701
    Enjoy warm hospitality, scrumptious breakfast, cozy rooms, spectacular views in 200 year old colonial home. Close to Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, much more. Midweek rates.

  • South Court Inn
    160 South Court Street
    Luray, Virginia, 22835
    (888) 749-8055
    Sumptuous elegance and relaxing comfort at this 1870s ?high? Victorian B&B in Luray, VA, only 2 hours from the DC area. We focus on providing the warm, intimate atmosphere for special getaways or celebrating marriage, anniversaries and birthdays. All our bedrooms feature king-or-queen sized canopy beds, private baths and fireplaces. Gourmet breakfast and 2-acre garden lot round out this modern version of the great Victorian country retreat.

  • White Fence Bed and Breakfast
    Tom and Gwen Paton
    275 Chapel Road
    Stanley, VA 22851
    Luxury Suite and Cottages with Jacuzzis & Fireplaces

  • The Woodruff House Bed & Breakfast :
    330 Mechanic Street
    Luray, VA 22835
    "1882 Fairytale Victorian." Gourmet chef! "Prepare to be pampered!" Evening High Tea. Relax in outdoor garden, SPA! Enticing breakfasts, romantic fireside Jacuzzi rooms, and "Rooftop Skylight Jacuzzi Suite." Private wine label. Intimate weddings. Beautifully restored 19th century Victorian home with gardens and fountain. Candlelit parlors filled with ambiance. AAA {3 diamonds}, Mobil.

Cabins/Country Homes

  • Accokeek Farm:
    170 Kibler Drive
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-2305
    Riverfront lodging, historic, restored 19th century post and beam barn. Stone fireplaces, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming, canoeing, fishing, mountain hiking, gameroom, rustic farm setting, relaxing atmosphere.

  • Bailey's Get Away:
    174 Brock Drive
    Stanley, VA 22851
    (540) 778-2934
    Beautiful Country Home with magnificent view on Tanner's Ridge. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen, linens, kitchen utensils, furnished, gas fireplace, phone, TV/VCR, and wall to wall carpet. Only minutes to Luray Caverns, golf course, Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive. Skiing! Open year round. No pets!

  • "Barn" at Elbow Landing:
    9042 Rt 211 W
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-1582
    Romantic, mountain-top barn. Panoramic porch view of the Shenandoah Valley. "For couples only," log interior with antiques, crafts, features kitchenette and raspberry Jacuzzi suite "for two."

  • Bella Vista :
    6502 S Page Valley Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4159
    (800) 6CANOE2
    Shenandoah River Outfitter's cottage overlooking "The Valley," mountains. Sleeps 4-6, fireplace, deck, screened porch. Close to forest, lakes, river. Great fishing! Hiking! Canoeing! FUN!

  • Brookside Cabins:
    2978 US Hwy 211 E
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-5698
    (800) 299-2655
    Adjacent to Brookside Restaurant. Individual, luxurious log cabins with private decks overlooking brook. Honeymoon cabins with fireplace and hot tub or whirlpool. Small and large cabins. Full maid service and morning beverage tray. No pets, no TV. Open year round.
  • Cedar Green Country Cabin:
    Ronald & Pam Shenk
    Phone: 540-743-7747 or 540-778-1212
    Cedar Green Cabin is located within walking distance of the Shenandoah River to enjoy fishing and so much more. Enjoy a beautiful walk on the mountain trails located within the George Washington National Forest or the Famous Shenandoah National Park. This cabin is fully furnished with the basics and is tastefully accented with antiques and local art for a pleasurable stay. In addition, this cabin includes modern conveniences such as: dishwasher, microwave, TV, VCR with video library, stone fireplace (wood provided in season), central A/C and heat, covered porches (one with swing), Jacuzzi tub for two and much more.
  • Crestview Cottage
    Bill Price
    PO Box 123
    Luray, Virginia 22835
    Voice Mail/Fax: (540) 743-4600
  • Deer Country Log Cabin:
    Ronald & Pam Shenk
    Phone: 540-743-7747 or 540-778-1212

  • Denise's Stage Hill Cottage:
    PO Box 711
    Middleburg, VA 20118
    (703) 759-9059
    (540) 687-3365
    Denise Metz
    Lovely mountain cottage nestled on a ridge with captivating views of the Massanutten Mountains. Fully equipped. Sleeps 4. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, golf, horseback riding, hiking

  • Deerlane Cottages:
    PO Box 188
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-3344
    (800) 696-3337
    fax: (540) 743-3969
    Quinta Castle
    Private, comfortable cottages in beautiful wooded settings. Riverfront retreats with incredible views! Adorable honeymoon log cabin. Fireplaces, firewood, A/C, equipped kitchens, TV/VCR, phone. Skyline Drive & Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, and Luray Caverns nearby. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing, canoeing, golfing, and antiquing nearby. Brochures available. Open all year round. Pets welcome!

  • Fubar Cabin:
    One Ridgeway Drive
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4773
    (800) 910-4773
    fax: (540) 743-1072
    Roberta Donlan
    Rustic cabin GETAWAY on 40 acres with pond & creek.. Enjoy nature retreat! Borders Shenandoah National Park. Sleeps 4. Call for brochure. Weekend, mini-week, week rates. March through November.

  • Huffman Cabin:
    3290 Kimball Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 843-0330
    Peggy Bradley
    Two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, stone fireplace. Mostly antiques. Mountain stream, pond, 21 acres. Near Shenandoah National Park/Blue Ridge Mountains. Bring linen-towels. NO PETS.

  • Jewel Hollow Homestead:
    2157 Hwy 211 W
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-5456
    T.B. and Bud Slye
    Seven room Jewel Hollow homestead just below Skyline Drive. Private 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath house. Sleeps 10. TV/VCR, telephone, pond, creek, fireplaces. 7 miles from Luray. call for brochure. Available year round.

  • Lion & Crow Lodge:
    244 Forest Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-6605
    (800) 484-7574, Code 9018
    Sven and Frances Jorgenson
    Individually secluded lodge and cabin. Deluxe, nicely furnished, well maintained. Perfect for couples, families, lovers, reunions, and small groups. Unique designs, great fireplaces, decks, Jacuzzi. Mountain ambiance as you like it! Firewood, linens, coffees, teas, and numerous extras provided. Enjoy nearby canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and nearby attractions. Pets welcomed. Open year-round.

  • Mountain View Cottage:
    PO Box 366
    Stanley, VA 22851
    (540) 778-2495
    (800) 816-3731
    Cottage with million dollar view, stone fireplace, hot tub. Sleeps 4. Complete kitchen. Near canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking. A/C & telephone. Screened porch. Linens. Firewood.

  • Pumpkin Hill:
    3095 US Hwy 211E
    Luray, VA 22835
    William or Patricia Long
    Unique mountaintop home. Exquisitely designed with massive oak beams and large windows. Excellent views, secluded, safe, yet conveniently located. Only 3 miles from Luray. Beautiful haven surrounded by the Shenandoah National Park. Completely equipped for your comfort. Enjoy undisturbed nature and wildlife galore! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, whirlpool, fireplace.

  • River Bluff Cabin :
    221 Good Mill Road
    Rileyville, Va. 22650
    (888) 743-4032
    743-4032 (locally)
    Derek & Nina
    Enjoy your cozy mountain cabin getaway and the sounds of the Shenandoah River from a huge screen porch. Two bedroom on two wooded acres. Sleeps 4-6, complete kitchen, stone fireplace, hot tub, AC. Walk to River. Near canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, antiqueing and more. Very private! Firewood provided.

  • River Nest-Riverfront Chalet:
    2551 Pine Grove Road
    Stanley, VA 22851
    (540) 778-4174
    Nelle Smith
    Relax in glass walled Great Room or on the Large Deck and watch the World and the Shenandoah River roll by. Serene, beautiful, numerous, attractions nearby. Limited to 4-5 guests (sorry no pets). Weekend, mini-week, and senior citizen rates available. Call for information and illustrated brochure.

  • Riverview at Kauffman's Mill :
    1059 Kauffman's Mill Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-5653
    Spacious vacation getaway on the Shenandoah River featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, complete kitchen, family room with TV/VCR, fireplace, deck, large screened porch. Open Year around. Pets welcome.

  • River's Bend Ranch
    Skip Turnbull
    397 Rivers Bend Road
    Stanley, VA 22851
    (800) 672-7726
    FAX: (540) 652-1925

  • Rocky Branch Retreat & The Riverhouse:
    1 Heritage Drive
    Luray, VA 22835
    (800) LURAYVA
    (540) 743-4211
    Nora Dofflemeyer
    Secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bath chalet; accommodates 8. Spectacular view of the Page Valley. Large Porch. Master suite with private balcony. Fully equipped kitchen, TV/VCR, phone, recreation room with pool table. Mostly antiques. Linens, towels not provided. No pets. Weekly/weekend rates. Free brochure.

  • Rosebud Cottage
    1048 Piney Hill Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 778-5261
    (800) 644-5261
    This peaceful country haven is the perfect place for a get-away whether romantic, relaxing or adventurous. The Rosebud Cottage offers private and relaxing accommodations for 2. Enjoy the spacious bedroom/living combination equipped with queen sized bed, TV/VCR., love seat and a winged back chair centered around the fireplace. The kitchenette offers refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a table for 2. A breakfast basket is delivered each morning. The large full bath provides a shower for 2. Outdoor Jacuzzi. Honeymoon packages are available.

  • Shadow Mountain Escape
    1132 Jewell Hollow Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 843-0584
    goriddle@hotmail.com Totally Unique Timberframe cabins located on 15 acres in Jewell Hollow. Cabin accommodations for 2-20 guests - located 2.9 miles from Skyline Drive (Main Entrance Shenandoah Park), 2 miles from Lake Arrowhead and 7 minutes from downtown Luray. Enjoy great mountain views and access to our Observation Tower. Perfect setting for couples or large groups - open year round.

  • Shen-va-Del:
    8230 US Hwy 340
    Shenandoah, VA 22849
    (540) 652-6406
    Frances Templon
    Cabin by the Shenandoah River on 9 secluded acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, A/C, TV/VCR, linens provided. Close to many attractions. May through October.

  • Shenandoah Retreat:
    1518 S 22nd Street
    Arlington, VA 22202
    (703) 979-7594
    Bob Gazzola
    Comfortable 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, mountain house with fireplaces, ping pong table, TV/VCR, screened porch, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Walk to the Shenandoah River and Outfitters.

  • Skyline Hideaway:
    Skyline Hideaway Chalet
    1-866-Sky-Hide ( 866-759-4433)
    A beautiful log chalet located on 5 wooded acres near the Shenandoah National Park. Relax by the fireplace in the glass walled Great Room or the large deck while enjoying the natural splendor. Sleeps up to 7. e-mail Shideaway@aol.com

    Skyline Hideaway
    Hemlock Hollow
    A beautiful 2 bedroom log cabin with a whirlpool tub, fireplace, and is ADA compliant.
    Call1-866-Sky-Hide ( 866-759-4433)
    e-mail Shideaway@aol.com

  • Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Cabins:
    US 211E
    PO Box 191
    Luray, VA 22835
    (540) 743-4002
    "Bear" bones cabins have beds only. "Comfort" cabins have bathrooms, kitchenette, linen, AC and heat. No towels provided. No pets. Mountain views, pool, playground, activities.

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