If you live in Page County, you know most (but probably not all) of this, but either way, read on to learn about what we have to offer.
Our own Luray Caverns is the number one “click-through” from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Website, and one of the state’s most visited attractions. After visitors tour the Caverns, they are looking for something else to discover, and we hope they come downtown and visit our quaint shops and restaurants.
Luray and Page County are one of the most recent additions to the Virginia Artisan’s Trail Network. “Page County — Where Beauty & Romance Surrounds You” is our wonderful new motto. The local artist community is working hard to provide residents and visitors with more art-related activities. “18 Ways to Explore the Arts In Luray” has been so popular that we have just ordered another 5,000!
Page County is the official “Cabin Capitol” of Virginia,” with nearly 200 businesses offering about 300 cabin rentals in the county in all sizes and price ranges. If you’re looking for something to do after you rent a cabin and visit Luray Caverns, take a leisurely ride on Skyline Drive, or rent a canoe or kayak from Shenandoah Outfitters or Shenandoah River Adventures.
If you’re looking for jet skis, a pontoon boat, or ATV rental, check out Appalachian Adventures. What to do if it rains? Visit our quaint shops and local restaurants – see luraypage.com for details.
A few years ago Page County was chosen as the Number 2 Wedding Destination by The Learning Channel for it’s scenic rural beauty. Our beautiful county provides several fabulous wedding venues with spectacular views, providing a memorable event for the bridal, groom, and their guests. Visit the www.luraypage.com for wedding information.
Page County has an amazing winery. Wisteria Farm & Vineyard is just a few miles down the road in Stanley and is a great place to spend the afternoon wine tasting and enjoying the bucolic atmosphere. Even more interesting are their special weekends, where you can help harvest grapes or “pick and stomp” at the annual blessing of the grapes. March is Virginia’s Wine & Dine month, so there is still plenty of time to plan a wine getaway weekend. For a suggested itinerary of other interesting places in the Valley, check out Discover Shenandoah’s Wine & Whiskey Loop.
Page County is a designated HUB Zone (Historically Underutilized Business), and recently became an Enterprise Zone, federal and state designations intended to create jobs in our area. Of course, this means that the county qualified for these designations because it has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Tourism is very important to our economy, and when you visit our local shops and restaurants and stay in our B&B’s, hotels, and cabins, we work hard to please you, and appreciate your support.
Page County is long and narrow, and contains 314 square miles of land. Approximately one-third, or 100 square miles, is federal land, either Shenandoah National Park or the George Washington National Forest. Because of this, recreation opportunities abound, including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and more. It’s a great place to go for a scenic drive, and opportunities for photography are unbeatable. When you get done exploring the county, come downtown and have dinner or a snack at one of our restaurants and visit the quaint shops in the Historic District.
Did you notice a constant theme here? It’s that this area is beautiful and welcoming, and the shops and restaurants of downtown Luray LOVE YOU and want you to come back again. So next time you are thinking of visiting for the day, stay for dinner or for the entire weekend. Who knows what else you will discover in Luray?
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