Directions to SME
-bordering the Shenandoah National Park!!!!!!
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.
- As soon as you pass the stop sign intersection of Jewell Hollow Access Road and Jewell Hollow Road, continue up Jewell Hollow Road (gravel road)
- Look immediately to your right and see the first brown timber frame structure with large natural stone foundation walls
- The large stone wall nearest the road has a granite millstone set in the center.
- Turn right into the first driveway on the right (1132 Jewell Hollow Road) which has a natural stone wall on the right side featuring a large iron street lamp with amber glass.
- Please drive very slow and do not drive on the grass.
- Welcome to Shadow Mountain Escape!
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.
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 Bumble Bee cabins. On your key chain, you also have the key to enter the Lodge foyer to access the Timber Frame observation tower. We will stop by as soon as possible to personally greet you.
Bumble Bee or Dragon Fly:
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 Bumble Bee 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 Bumble Bee is on the right (cabin names are next to 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.