Local Experiences + Attractions
SME provides both tranquility and simplicity for those who want to escape their routine or complex lifestyles. It also provides opportunities for countless thrills to those who choose to partake in the many local activities and natural wonders. Here are some links to local attractions.
Find the “peace and adventure in nature” waiting for you at Shadow Mountain Escape.
We have some incredible hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park as well as other areas all around the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop.
Here are some of our favorite hikes, we will continue to update!
Hot tip! Both Old Rag and White Oak Canyon trails are near DuCard and Sharp Rock Vineyards – Both these great wineries are normally open Friday-Sunday, but if you contact them ahead they can usually accommodate you on weekdays too.
As the hosts of Discover Shenandoah, we invite you to follow our convenient travel plan along country roads in the Northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The loop includes recommended visits to numerous remote “treasures” including Virginia wineries, whisky distilleries, eateries and other high interest features along the way.
Go here for complete information on the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop
- Griffin Tavern and Restaurant
- The Mimslyn Inn + Speakeasy
- Gathering Grounds
- Moonshadow’s Restaurant
- The Blue Door Kitchen
Wineries & Distilleries
- Chester Gap Cellars
- Copper Fox Distillery
- Desert Rose Winery
- Dida’s Distillery
- DuCard Vineyard
- Gadino Cellars
- Quièvremont Wine
- Rappahannock Cellars
- Sharp Rock Vineyards
- River Hill Distillery
- Wisteria Farm and Vineyard