Romantic Lodging in the Shenandoah Valley

Directions

Directions to Shadow Mountain Escape

NOTE:  For specific directions to your cabin, please refer to your confirmation letter and notes below. Your GPS system will NOT bring you directly to the cabin.

If you are driving West towards the SNP (from Warrenton, VA) along route 211, you will pass through the small town of Sperryville before driving over the mountain. Continue along 211 West and drive by the SNP entrance at the top of the mountain. Continue along 211 West down the mountain on the other side. As you wind down the mountain for about 5 minutes, look for the first road sign on your left “Jewell Hollow Access Road”. This comes up fast after a turn and it is a very sharp left turn onto a gravel road… go slow and take your time. Make that left turn and follow “Jewell Hollow Access Road” about ½ mile to the end where it intersects with “Jewell Hollow Road”. At this point, you are looking straight ahead at Shadow Mountain Escape… you will see the stone gothic tower with its big granite carved face (lit up at night). Turn left on Jewell Hollow Road and then almost immediately make the first right up our driveway. The mailbox address is 1132. Go up the driveway and stop for a minute. If you are not immediately greeted, continue to your cabin and self-check-in.

If you are driving East towards the SNP (from Luray, VA) along route 211, as you approach the SNP you will first notice Yogi Bear campground on your right. A bit further you will pass Brook Side Cabins and Restaurant on your right. In less than a minute you will see the stone building of Shenandoah National Park Headquarters on your left. Continue up the mountain along 211 East. Begin looking for a sharp turn off on the right with road sign “Jewell Hollow Access Road”. This is a gravel road… go slow and take your time. Make that right turn and follow “Jewell Hollow Access Road” about ½ mile to the end where it intersects with “Jewell Hollow Road”. At this point, you are looking straight ahead at Shadow Mountain Escape… you will see the stone gothic tower with its big granite carved face (lit up at night). Turn left on Jewell Hollow Road and then almost immediately make the first right up our driveway. The mailbox address is 1132. Go up the driveway and stop for a minute. If you are not immediately greeted, continue to your cabin and self-check-in.

Alternate Route: From either 211 approach listed above, get on 211 Business (direction Old Town Luray). If you’re on Route 211 driving east from Luray toward the SNP, this will be a right exit onto 211 Business. If you’re on 211 driving west after having already driven through the National Park, this will be a left exit onto 211 business. Soon after exiting onto 211 business, look for the left turn onto “Dry Run Road”. If you pass Family Flooring Shop on the left, you went too far. Turn onto “Dry Run Road” and drive about 10 mins to the end. Make a left turn. You are now on “Jewell Hollow Road”. You will almost immediately go over a low water bridge. Continue straight a few minutes until you cross a second low water bridge. Shadow Mountain Escape property is now on your right side. Veer to the right (do not go left up Jewell Hollow Access Road) and continue up “Jewell Hollow Road”. The first mailbox on your right is numbered 1132. Make a right up the gravel driveway and stop for a minute. If you are not immediately greeted, continue to your cabin and self-check-in.

Welcome to Shadow Mountain Escape!  

To Ladybug cabin:

The Ladybug cabin is a stand-alone timber frame structure located directly across the sun deck from our home. This is the first timber frame structure you see as you enter the driveway. As you come up the driveway, the Ladybug parking space is located immediately on the right side directly along the natural stone wall with the black street lamp mounted on it.   Walk up onto the deck and the Ladybug cabin is the one with the black iron sign hanging from it that clearly indicates “Ladybug Cabin”.  The key will be hanging from the door – we will stop by as soon as possible to personally greet you.

To Butterfly cabin:

As soon as you go up the driveway you will see a large round stone planter where our Black Bear Lane goes left or right. Go to the right here and follow the gravel lane to the first structure on the left you see with two big red barn doors (Butterfly sign hangs over the entry steps).   As you pull into the designated parking area in front of the barn doors, please park on the left side.  Go up the steps to enter – the key will be at the front door with your name on it. When you look straight out from the Butterfly deck you will see the Bear Dance Lodge containing our Dragonfly and Bumblebee cabins. We will stop by as soon as possible to personally greet you.

To Bumblebee or Dragonfly cabin:

As soon as you go up the driveway you will see a large round stone planter where our Black Bear Lane goes left or right. Turn left here and follow the gravel lane to the Bear Dance Lodge (identifying sign hangs out front) – Park in front of the Lodge in any one of the three designated parking spots.  The Dragonfly and Bumblebee cabins are part of the Lodge – pass through the red entry door into the lodge foyer area (the steps you see in the foyer lead to the observation tower). The cabin door for our Dragonfly cabin is to the left and the door for the Bumblebee is on the right (cabin names are over the door). Locate your cabin door – the key will be hanging on the main entrance door with your name on it. We will stop by as soon as possible to personally greet you.

If you arrive past 7 PM:

  • Please go directly to your cabin, park in the designated spot and self check-in. We will greet you the next day.
  • Review the information booklet on the table with detailed information on Shadow Mountain Escape and the surrounding area.
  • For folks coming from urban and suburban areas, expect the property environment in the evenings to be exceptionally quiet and often very dark.
  • Many of the guests on the property visit us for rest and relaxation. Therefore, we ask that all our guests checking-in after 7 PM help promote the peace and quiet.

Questions? Contact us at: goriddle@hotmail.com