Strategically laid out like a string of pearls, the six towns of Shenandoah County lie in line along the original Old Valley Pike, today’s US Route 11 which takes you deep into the heart of early American history and small-town charm. In Shenandoah County, Main Street is more than a commercial thoroughfare. It is the heart of the historic small towns, encompassing surrounding farms, backroads and the smaller outlying communities where residents and visitors, friends and neighbors, farms, shopkeepers and business owners cross paths and come together.
Shenandoah County is personified in the quaint local shops, nostalgic diners and theaters, farmers markets, fields and vineyards that stretch across the County’s 35 miles. Beautiful and bountiful, Shenandoah County boasts rich natural resources, immense acres of national forests, majestic mountain views, a celebrated river and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities with wide open spaces and a warm, friendly spirit and laidback lifestyle.
Here, you’ll find a welcoming environment for new opportunities with accessibility to major interstates, airports and metro areas of D.C. and Baltimore. With a significant place in American history, Shenandoah County represents something that most of us still long for: authenticity, character that provide the foundation and opportunity for seeking new adventures and a great life.
But don’t just take our word for it, many of our local attractions have received national recognition:
Saturday Evening Post named US Route 11 through the Shenandoah Valley as the Best Road Trip in Virginia
Bryce Resort was named one of the best family-friendly ski resorts by Travel & Leisure Magazine
Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge was named one of the “Most Beautiful Covered Bridges in America" by Travel & Leisure Magazine
Muse Vineyards was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as “a standout” in their story on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.
Shenandoah Valley Campgrounds was named the Best RV Park in Virginia by Reader’s Digest