Enjoy Comforts in Nature’s Embrace: Luxury Accommodations in the Shenandoah Valley
The Shenandoah Valley is known for its fresh mountain air, stunning scenery, and wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation. It’s also known for abundant cultural and dining opportunities. Enjoy all this from a luxurious home base that lets you indulge in lavish amenities, relax in elegant rooms, and take advantage of personalized services. Here are some of the Valley’s most luxurious accommodations.
Experience the French Countryside in Clarke County
L’ Auberge Provençale / 13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy, White Post, VA
Immerse yourself in the Provençale experience at L’Auberge Provençale! Ideally situated in the heart of Virginia wine country, this charming inn features 14 elegant and uniquely decorated guest rooms and suites. The comfortable and modernized rooms feature authentic French fabrics and antiques.
Wake up to a delicious breakfast featuring fresh bread, croissants, and cafe au lait followed by a hearty and seasonal main course. Plan to savor your evening meal at the award-winning onsite La Table Provençale, a restaurant that prepares “modern regional cuisine with a French flair” and emphasizes locally sourced ingredients. If you’d rather enjoy a quick and casual menu, check out the bistro bar lounge. If you’re looking to bring a fresh spark to your relationship, reserve a romance package like the Proposal Package (champagne and chocolate), the Royal Treatment Package (sparkling wine and couple’s massage), or the Intimate Elopement Celebration (wedding ceremony, champagne toast, wedding cake). Connect with nature with the Vitality Package, which features horseback riding, a romantic picnic, and a massage.
When you’re not relaxing at the inn, challenge your muscles with a hike on the Appalachian trail or head to Berryville to check out the restaurants and shops on the walkable Main Street. Wine aficionados should plan a tasting at an area winery like Veramar Vineyards or Twin Oaks Tavern Winery. If you’d rather treat yourself to an elegant tea, visit The Tea Cart or Historic Rosemont Manor. Other area attractions include Millwood’s historic Burwell-Morgan Mill, which is one of the oldest operating grist mills in the country, and the Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm.
Relax at Massanutten’s Mountain Retreat
Massanutten Resort – Regal Vistas / 1820 Resort Drive, McGaheysville, VA
Massanutten Resort – Regal Vistas are brand-new luxury townhomes located in a Massanutten Resort gated community. These spacious pads can house up to 12 guests and include comfy furniture, big beds, kitchens fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and decks with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can burn off steam in the community workout facility or pool. Regal Vistas townhomes are just steps away from all the amenities at Massanutten Resort, including spa services like massages, facials, manicures, yoga, and wellness workshops. Spend the fall leaf peeping from your seat on a scenic chair lift ride, hiking the extensive mountain trail system, hurtling down the slope at the lift-served Massanutten Mountain Bike Park, golfing two 18-hole courses, or exploring the canopy on the zipline course at the Family Adventure Park. As the temperatures drop, visitors can hit the ski slopes or the skating rink. And the entire family will love the year-round Massanutten Indoor Waterpark.
If you’re tempted to leave Massanutten, make sure to visit Cave Hill Farms Brewery for delicious craft beer and peaceful farm views. McGayheysville’s retro-styled Thunderbird Cafe serves creative twists on Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s also an easy drive to downtown Harrisonburg with its many restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Get Back to Nature at Bally Brook Farm
Bally Brook Farm / Toms Brook, VA
Commune with nature in absolute comfort when you reserve a glamping adventure at Bally Brook Farm. The farm is perched high on a hill that sports breathtaking views of the Massanutten and Allegheny Mountains by day and the stars by night. Suitable for both warm and chilly weather, the enormous luxury tent is located on a large wooden deck. It pampers two adults with a comfortable queen-sized bed and elegant organic linens, indoor and outdoor sitting areas, rugs, and more. Best of all, you’ll get to experience camping without the need to purchase extensive equipment, pack it all into your car, and set it up when you get to the site. Wake up to a complimentary farm-to-table breakfast and then create your own dinner-time feast with the the Farm-to-Fire food package. The campsite includes all the kitchen equipment you need to prepare a meal, including a mini fridge and a seasonal pick-your-own veggie patch. Bask in the glow of knowing you’re being kind to the environment with eco-friendly amenities like solar-powered lighting, a rainwater-harvested hot-water shower, a composting toilet, and organic biodegradable bath products. Kick back in the swing or hammock or explore the nearby nature trail that leads to a private beach and swimming hole. You can even bring your dogs!
Bally Brook is a great base camp for hitting all the area’s best hikes or launching your biking, golfing, or skiing adventure at nearby Bryce Mountain Resort. You can sign up for a trip down the river with Shenandoah River Adventures or delve underground at Shenandoah Caverns. Bally Brook is also a good starting point for discovering sites along Virginia’s History Trail, hopping in the saddle at Fort Valley Ranch, or expanding your palate along the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.
There’s nothing quite like exploring the incredible Shenandoah Valley. Make it even better by enjoying a luxurious home base!
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