Summertime is easily one of the best times to visit the Shenandoah Valley with a wide variety of outdoor activities and things to do. Beat the rush with a midweek stay at our Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast and enjoy everything there is to do with fewer crowds and easier access to some fantastic photo spots. We’ve put together a handy guide to get you started with some of the best ways to enjoy everything the area has to offer during your summer getaway in Virginia.
Get Outdoors with Hikes & Horses
The ultimate summer hike, Old Rag Mountain is the perfect trail for veteran hikers to challenge themselves with a gorgeous view awaiting at the top. There are still plenty of other trails around that offer an easier trip, and we’ve taken the time to go over some trails that offer an easier trip. See Shenandoah Valley from a new perspective with horseback rides from Mariott Ranch and ride with expert trail guides over their 4200-acre working cattle ranch. They offer riding packages for all kinds of groups and even have picnic lunches for an unforgettable day amongst rolling green hills.
Sip Some Local Libations
Crimson Lane Vineyards: We have a brand new partnership with this fantastic winery, keep an eye out for more details about an exclusive package deal!
Rappahannock Cellars: Distinctly Virginia wines unlike anywhere else, visit for a tasting of their spectacular offerings and see some of the best the region has to offer.
Glen Manor Vineyards: A gorgeous vineyard with wonderful wines, a visit to Glen Manor is highly recommended if only for the magnificent view, and an unforgettable tasting experience.
Quièvremont Winery: Sip truly artisanal wine from this award-winning winery and experience French-style wine grown right here in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Pool Season is Here Again
With Memorial Day comes one of our guest’s most anticipated times of the year, pool season! Through Labor Day we open our inground pool and it’s such a fun time, you won’t want to miss it! Relax poolside and take in the view at Glen Gordon Manor, just perfect after a long day exploring the surrounding area. If you’re in the mood for something exciting, then Front Royal Outdoors has got you covered! Enjoy kayaking, tubing, paddleboarding, and more on the Shenandoah River.
The State’s Most Scenic Drives
Skyline Drive: A classic drive for many visitors, this famous 105-mile road has some of the most gorgeous views in the state and it’s all visible right from your car. There are plenty of places to stop along the way and an entrance conveniently located near the property.
Blue Ridge Parkway: Another well-known driving route making its way through several states, a significant portion is here in Virginia and is a fantastic way to see more of the Appalachian greenery. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it with so much to see.
Route 11 (Valley Pike): Another good option for scenery spotting, this historic route is the second longest in the US at 339 miles and also offers more for those looking to grab some candid shots of Appalachian beauty.
Your Home for Area Adventures
Make Glen Gordon Manor your home away from home and return after a full day to luxurious accommodations and everything you need for an amazing stay. Rest easy in a king or queen bed fitted with the finest sheets, enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside, and in some rooms, relax in a soaking tub or therapeutic shower. Have a gourmet dinner at the Houndstooth Restaurant from Executive Chef Dayn Smith and taste decades of experience in every dish with only the highest quality ingredients. There’s no better place to soak up the summer sun than right here in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. We hope to see you soon!