Cozy Cabins Along the Beerwerks Trail

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Things are about to get crazy with the holiday spirit! If you want to hit pause and catch your breath before or during the celebrations, shopping, dining, and other fun, why not spend a weekend in a cozy cabin? See the last of the autumn leaves and perhaps the first flakes of snow, breathe the crisp air, and relax in peace and quiet. You’ll have access to hiking trails, scenic drives, and winter sports. If you’re looking for the perfect fall getaway, book a retreat in one of these cozy cabins along the Beerwerks Trail.

Alpine Hideaway Cottages

The private cottages at Steeles Tavern Manor’s Alpine Hideaway Cottages pamper guests with king-sized beds, luxury bathrooms, kitchens, fireplaces, and private hot tubs. Visitors can also stay in one of five distinctly decorated guest rooms at the Steeles Tavern Manor. Enjoy the sight of the Allegheny Mountains and indulge in a massage from the new onsite Restful Moments day spa. Choose from several special packages including a romance or steak package, a bourbon tasting, and a hiking and picnic package.

Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast

Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast’s (Fairfield) rooms and suites have private entrances, fireplaces, and comfortable beds. There’s a wide front porch, a deck, and plenty of indoor common space. You’ll love the country-style breakfast made with farm-fresh eggs and other local ingredients. Trails lace the 38-acre property leading you past farm animals and providing incredible views of the mountains and stars. For some extra indulgence, book an in-room couple’s massage. The bed and breakfast is close to many attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls, the Virginia Horse Center, and historic Lexington.

Sugar Tree Inn 

Vesuvius’s Sugar Tree Inn was lovingly constructed out of reclaimed wood, hand-hewn over 200 years ago. This family-run mountain lodge is a “tech-free oasis” designed to keep you focused on the here and now. Accommodations include rooms in the lodge and log house as well as free-standing cabins. Look for amenities like newly renovated rooms, a new deck, fireplaces, suites that can house up to six people and pets, and home-cooked meals served in the glass-walled dining room. 

Grey Pine Lodge

Waynesboro’s Grey Pine Lodge is just three minutes from the entrances to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. This secluded retreat offers memory foam mattresses, high-speed internet, fire pits, a lighted patio, and a camp shop with complimentary coffee. The lodge is pet-friendly, has an onsite hiking trail, and is close to the unique Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail, which delves under Afton Mountain. Downtown Waynesboro dining and Basic City Beer Co. are just a short drive away.

Iris Inn

Waynesboro’s Iris Inn is nestled high in the mountains with panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley. Enjoy a menu of chef-inspired dishes in the dining room, mingle with fellow guests in the inn’s public spaces, schedule a spa treatment, or retreat to your private cabin or cottage to watch the sunset from your two-person jacuzzi. The inn’s special packages range from spa treatments and romantic dinners to hiking backpacks filled with guidebooks, picnic fare, and other outdoor essentials. Perfect as a home base for hiking and drives along the Skyline Drive, the inn also allows easy access to Waynesboro’s bustling downtown.

The Inn at Meadowcroft

The Inn at Meadowcroft overlooks a picturesque 300-acre farm in Swoope. The 1795 log home is thoughtfully updated with modern comforts but retains historical characteristics like native stone fireplaces. Enjoy one of six antique-decorated rooms with modern baths, have a drink in the great room, and watch the sunset and stars from the gardens. Greet the morning with a locally sourced, farm-to-table breakfast. 

Stable Craft Suites

Stable Craft Suites at Stable Craft Brewing (Fishersville) is an ideal getaway destination, especially if you love craft beer and tasty food. It offers cozy, private lodgings with amenities like hot tubs and kitchenettes, all just steps away from the taproom. Besides beer and cider, the brewery boasts a pub-style menu, toasty fire pits, and all sorts of fun games and activities. Want to sit outside sipping brew on a cold winter night? Reserve one of Stable Craft’s inflatable igloos.

North Mountain Outfitter

Enjoy the crisp air and incredible views on a trail ride through the George Washington National Forest with family-owned North Mountain Outfitter (Swoope). Come back to the rustic bunkhouse, an Old-West-inspired space decorated with knotty pine walls and barstools made from real saddles. Look for upcoming all-inclusive getaway weekends, complete with lodging, rides, ranch-style meals, and entertainment. Don’t miss the winter lodging special that’s available now through March.

By The Side of The Road Getaway Lodging

Rooms at Harrisonburg’s By The Side of the Road Getaway Lodging look out on the lovely grounds and on-site pond. Stay in a modern cottage with a private balcony or porch, or relax by the fireplace in the rustic cottage. You can also reserve a room or suite in the historic 1840 manor that’s updated with private luxury baths and elegant decor. Make the stay extra special with a romantic rose petal and sparkling wine package. This lodging is located a short distance from scenic hikes in the George Washington National Forest. It’s 30 minutes from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

Cave Hill Bed and Breakfast

The slopes at Massanutten will open soon. Access the lifts from a cozy home base at nearby Cave Hill Bed and Breakfast (McGaheysville). Set in a historic manor, the lodging offers five guest rooms with private baths and fireplaces. The rooms showcase antique furnishings, but all have queen-sized beds, Wi-Fi, and modern updates. Bonus: Cave Hill Farms Brewery is minutes away.

Massanutten Resort

For a cozy, cabin getaway, reserve one of Massanutten Resort’s Shenandoah Villas®, which are perched high on the mountain and come with kitchens, fireplaces, decks, grills, and more. Hit the waterpark with a splash package or relax and recharge with a spa package. You can even let someone else take care of all the cooking with the Thanksgiving on the Mountain package. Massanutten is known for hiking, golf, mountain biking, a family adventure park, and spectacular skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. 

What are you waiting for? Pack your warm sweaters, your camera, your hiking boots, and a few cans or growlers of your favorite Beerwerks brew. Enjoy your cozy weekend away!