4.5 based on 172 reviews
Stopped by the Center to get info about the sights at the valley. The two staff members were not only friendly but enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable about the place. We got maps, brochures and several other "touristy" materials. Bought a few souvenirs also from the small shop. I think every guest who walked in here feels very welcome because of the positive vibe of this place.
5 based on 107 reviews
Virginia Canopy Tours is an outdoor adventure company located inside "Andy Guest" Shenandoah River State Park just south of Front Royal, VA. The Canopy Tour is a 3 hour tour and includes 8 ziplines, 1 air stairs, 1 sky bridge, 2 nature hikes, and a 30' rappel. The course allows you to explore the hardwood forest of the Shenandoah Valley in a thrilling new way as you zip through the treetops. New to 2016 - Tube the Shenandoah River on our 1.5 river float. It is $19/person and includes shuttle, tube and life jacket. Participants must be at least 6 years old and weigh 70 lbs. Season runs Memorial Day - Labor Day. Reservations Recommended.
Schuster and Steven were our tour guides. We were impressed by their professionalism, their attention to detail (important when safety issues are concerned!) and their senses of humor. They made our time together lots of fun.
This business is a first-class operation all the way from the people who take reservations, to the people who check you in to the tour guide staff. We loved it!
4.5 based on 150 reviews
A bit larger and more commercialized than other wineries we're accustomed to; however, our wine tasting experience on a recent midweek afternoon was still very nice. Nice surroundings, property, and building interior. Our wine tasting server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. We enjoyed the interesting varieties offered in the tasting.
4 based on 388 reviews
Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock formations.
As others have pointed out, these are not the largest nor the most spectacular caves, even in this area. However, the management has taken what they have and presented it to the visitor to maximize the experience. Colored lighting makes otherwise ordinary formations interesting. They are guilty of overhype, but still a fun experience for the whole family. The guides I've experienced, and my son on a separate visit, are friendly and knowledgeable. The mirror maze is, as expected, more fun for the little ones, but well done.
4.5 based on 128 reviews
This park was absolutely stunning. Sites were extremely large, very private, level and lots of gravel to park. Fire pit and two poles to hang a lantern or a clothesline. The camp host sold firewood.
Trees between each site made it seem like you were all alone in the campground. Some sites backed up to a great wall and seemed to have even more room to camp. The bath house was clean as well as the laundry area. The price of the laundry was only 75 cents per load, quite a bargain. Showers were huge and separate from the restrooms. A great visitor center/gift shop with staff that were helpful and informative. A boat launch was near the parking area. We swam in the river and watched tubers meandering downstream. There is a tubing rental company and a zipline right in the park. Lots of walking and horse riding trails. Campground is located close to the river. An array of different size cabins to rent. My only negative was the ticks.....they were everywhere. I checked the dogs and myself constantly. A great place to stay and enjoy the great outdoors. A short drive to Skyline Drive.
4.5 based on 100 reviews
Great wines, fantastic service, knowledgeable owners, educational visit. First stop on any winetasting trip in the northern Shenandoah Valley, VA MUST include the Glen Manor Vineyards. Bag a picnic lunch, purchase a top-quality wine from these folks, and spend an hour or two on the grounds. You will not be disappointed! PS. Stop at the Elements Restaurant in Front Royal for your lunch-to-go. The gourmet food pairs nicely with all of Glen Manor's selections.
Nice spot abutting Shenandoah National Park that is only 15 minutes from the entrance to Skyline Drive. We dropped 6 degrees headed up the hill and it is just a peaceful bucolic spot with better than average wine and no maddening bad party crowd.
4.5 based on 37 reviews
A boutique craft brewery located on Sunflower Cottage Herb Farm in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. Tasting room Is open every day from 11 until 9. Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 until 8. Light fare is available on Mondays. Eight beers on tap at all times. Scratch kitchen uses farm grown herbs and produce. Family friendly and pet friendly. Indoor and outdoor dining. Greenhouses, gardens, labyrinth, corn hole, music, events.
We had gone to a number of wineries (and there are a bunch here in northern Virginia). We wanted to do something different, so our host headed to the Backroom Brewery. He had heard that it was a little different from other breweries. And he...MoreThanks for finding us! We would love to show you our brewery the next time you're here. Hope that's soon.
4.5 based on 44 reviews
Museum owned and operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The group enjoyed the history tour and rifles and many implements that were used during the civil war. It was emotional and interesting as we took the self guided tour of the museum. The staff answered all the questions and was able to give additional color to a time of war. The museum is just a short historical walk down Chester Street from the Visitor's Center on Main Street. Well worth the visit,
4.5 based on 23 reviews
Known as the "Belle Boyd Cottage" because of its association with the famous Confederate spy, this is one of the oldest buildings in Front Royal, Virginia. Located at 101 Chester Street, near the Warren Rifles Museum, in a tree-shaded courtyard behind the Fishback Hotel, it was reserved for the proprietor's family and for the most exclusive guests. Among the most notable guests were U.S. President Franklin Pierce and General Fitzhugh Lee. At one time during the Civil War, Belle Boyd was staying with her relatives, who ran the old hotel. When Union officers were quartered in the hotel, the family moved to the little five-room cottage. From there, Belle Boyd overheard strategic information and presented the details to General Stonewall Jackson, who made good used of it during the battle of Front Royal in 1862. She was arrested six times and imprisoned three times. But she survived the war, married three times and had five children. She died of a heart attack at age 56 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, while touring the United States to promote her highly fictionalized narrative of her war experiences in a two-volume book titled Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison.
4 based on 38 reviews
My husband and I visited on a child-free Friday afternoon and found the experience to be wonderful. Chelsy (spelling?) that did our tasting was amazing and obviously had a passion for the wines. We were surprised at the end of our tasting to find out at the she was new and she credited the owner for training her so well! Truly a wonderful experience but keep in mind that they are not open 7 days a week, so make sure to check their open days before heading out. Completely worth it!
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