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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia your home away from home

The Shenandoah Valley sits between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachians and is not only a geographical area but also a distinct cultural region. It is a popular area for hiking and tourism during the summer with plenty of outdoor activities and historic places to visit from a Shenandoah Valley log cabin.

Things to Do in the Shendandoah Valley, Virginia

Shenandoah Valley offers a host of outdoor activities and things to do. Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, photography, bird spotting, wildlife, ATVing, kayaking and other outdoor activities can all be enjoyed in splendid surroundings. The Shandandoah National Park has 500 miles of hiking trails along with historic sites and opportunities for horseback rides. Ranger–led programs offer interesting hikes and opportunities to learn more about the area. The Shenandoah Valley has several cave systems in its limestone “karst” hills. Luray Caverns, Skyline Caverns, Shenandoah Caverns (which has an elevator!) and Grand Caverns offer guided tours through the series of interconnecting caverns showing the amazing natural formations, such as stalactites and stalagmites.

Places to Visit Around the Shendandoah Valley

During the autumn season the Shenandoah Valley is ablaze with fall colour as the leaves on the trees change to vivid reds, gold and orange. Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway, is a particularly lovely place for a scenic drive. For those interested in history there are 14 historic Civil War Battlefields to visit including sites at Winchester, Front Royal and Kernstown. Lexington and Roanoke are both worth visiting on a day out from your Shenandoah Valley holiday rental. Lexington’s historic charm has led to it being used as a film location for many films and Roanoke has some excellent museums.

Weather in the Shendandoah Valley, USA

Shenandoah Valley holiday rentals enjoy a diverse climate depending upon their particular altitude and location. In general Shenandoah National Park has hot damp summers and cold showery winters. In July average daily temperatures reach 31°C (88°F) and from December through February the daytime highs reach 8°C (46°F) with overnight temperatures below freezing. The area has rainfall throughout the year peaking in May. It may fall as snow during the colder months.

Travel to the Shendandoah Valley, Virginia

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in the Shenandoah Valley is Shenandoah Valley Regional (SHD) Airport located 13 miles from Harrisonburg, VA or Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO) Airport which has domestic flights from New York, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta and Philadelphia airports. International and long-distance travellers should use Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) Airport, 50-70 miles away respectively. A hire car is recommended for visiting the Shenandoah Valley area which is easy to reach from Washington D.C. along the US-50.

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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Estate #683633vb
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Cottage #3888981
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Recent Reviews

A cabin that lives up to its 5 star rating.

5 of 5
We selected 'The Great Escape' based on the 5 star reviews we read on the 'HomeAway' website and were not disappointed. The cabin is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and was immaculately clean. We thoroughly enjoyed returning to the cabin at the end of each day of sightseeing. We can recommend the 'Skyline Drive' through Shenandoah National Park and also 'Monticello' (an 1.5 hour drive each way, so an early start is advisable) We enjoyed coffee on the porch in the morning and iced tea on the deck in the afternoon. Should we ever return to the area again we would certainly try to book the 'The Great Escape' again.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017