See some of the most stunning natural beauty this state has to offer at Glen Gordon Manor. Stay at our Skyline Drive bed and breakfast at the top of the drive conveniently located near a variety of area activities. The 105-mile National Parkway which goes through Shenandoah National Park as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of the best ways to see Virginia and everything there is to do. We’ve included everything here in our helpful guide to get you started!
Enjoy a Day Trip on Skyline Drive
Head out onto Skyline Drive and have a gorgeous day filled with stunning scenery, exploration, and a scenic drive unlike any other. It’s easily one of the state’s most iconic attractions and we highly recommend it while you’re here! We are only 13-minutes away from the start of the drive on the north side so you don’t have to worry about getting there. Pack a lunch and find a fantastic place to stop, admire the view, and take it all in.
Embark on Breathtaking Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley
The Shenandoah Valley is an ideal place for hiking with plenty of well-maintained trails and difficulty levels for every kind of hiker. Whether this is your first outing or another in a lifetime of trails, these hikes offer panoramic views of the valley, cascading waterfalls, and a variety of terrain to tackle along the way. Trails like White Oak Canyon and Little Devil’s Stairs all have something that makes them unique, so be sure to bring a camera and get ready for a fun-filled day of hiking.
Dine at Quaint Restaurants Along the Way
The area surrounding the inn and Skyline Drive has some delightful dining destinations you won’t want to miss! Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, BBQ, or just a scrumptious burger, you’re bound to find a great place to stop and enjoy the local culture:
Brookside Restaurant: Family-style dining right off the main road, enjoy a cozy atmosphere, delicious dishes, and an art gallery and gift shop next store.
Off the Grid: See the best of local cuisine and take home a piece of Virginia with unique gifts and handcrafted goods at their market store.
Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant: Homestyle spaghetti and meatballs, rich and creamy fettuccine, and much more at Mamma Mia’s for savory Italian comfort food.
Three Blacksmiths: A more upscale establishment, they feature a weekly fixed menu with scrumptious dishes, wine pairings, and a gorgeous dining area.
Triple Crown BBQ: In an unassuming roadside location, their handcrafted Virginia bbq made from fresh local ingredients is famous all throughout the area, and for good reason!
Spot Beautiful Overlooks
There are some beautiful places along Skyline Drive to stop and catch a magnificent view, and we’ve put together a few that we recommend for a breather, pictures, or even a nice place to stop for a picnic. Included are driving times for your convenience, that way you can plan out the best sightseeing route.
- Shenandoah Valley Overlook – 20 minutes
- Buck Hallow Overlook – 35 minutes
- Range View Overlook – 40 minutes
- Spitler Knoll Overlook – 1 hour
Go Horseback Riding
These stables offer excellent horseback riding in Shenandoah National Park and the surrounding area and are easily one of the best ways to catch the scenery! Whether you’re a new rider or this isn’t your first rodeo, you’ll have a great time with their experienced trail guides and flexible options for every kind of group.
- Skyland Stables – 45 min
- Jordan Hollow Stables – 50 min
- Fort Valley Ranch Trail Rides – 55 min
- Mountaintop Ranch – 1 hour
Embrace Outdoor Adventure on the Water
Embark on a kayaking adventure along the scenic Shenandoah River with Front Royal Outdoors. Paddle your way through the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the river and revel in the joys of summer. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you can unleash your inner explorer and discover the wonders of the magnificent outdoor paradise here in Virginia.
Unwind & Relax in Luxury at our Skyline Drive Bed and Breakfast
Our Skyline Drive bed and breakfast has everything you need to have an incredible time at your home away from home with all sorts of adventures nearby. Return after a long day of hiking to luxurious rooms featuring king and queen beds with the finest linens, beautiful views of the valley, with soaking tubs and rain showers in some rooms for the ultimate relaxation! Enjoy a gourmet dinner at our in-house restaurant, The Houndstooth, and delight the senses with expertly prepared courses from our executive chef, Dayn Smith. It’s the perfect way to end a memorable day exploring, and with carefully selected wine pairings, becomes a truly elevated dining experience. We hope to see you here soon and wish you safe travels wherever the winds may carry you.Book Now