Seasonal Retreats and Cozy Cabins

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Need a break from all the seasonal bustle? Want a way to celebrate the cold, crisp days and nights in the Shenandoah Valley? How about easy access to hiking trails, scenic drives, and winter sports? Pack your warm sweaters, your camera, your steaming latte, and your hiking boots. Here are some of our favorite winter retreats and cozy cabins along the Beerwerks Trail.

Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast

38-acre Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast (Fairfield) features a big front porch and outdoor dining on the deck. Enjoy a comfortable bed, complimentary beverages, and a country-style breakfast featuring farm-fresh eggs and other local ingredients. You’ll find trails to wander and incredible views of the mountains and the stars above them. The bed and breakfast is also close to many attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls, the Virginia Horse Center, and historic Lexington and Staunton. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, book a special like an in-room couple’s massage.

Sugar Tree Inn 

Enjoy front-porch sitting at Sugar Tree Inn (Vesuvius). This family-run mountain lodge is free from tech 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 decks, big wood-burning fireplaces, suites that can house up to 6 people and pets, home-cooked breakfasts.

Stable Craft Suites

We think Stable Craft Suites (Waynesboro)  is an ideal place to plan a getaway. Not only does it offer cozy, private lodgings, with varied amenities like hot tubs and full kitchens, but it’s also the location of Stable Craft Brewing. Besides delicious craft beer and cider, the brewery offers a tasty menu, toasty fire pits, and all sorts of fun games and activities to keep you busy.

Alpine Hideaway Cottages

Alpine Hideaway Cottages (Steeles Tavern) is known for southern hospitality. Choose from five distinctly decorated guest rooms at the Steeles Tavern Manor or from several private cottages. Each cottage boasts a king-sized bed, a luxury bathroom, a fireplace, and a private, outdoor hot tub. Enjoy views of the Allegheny Mountains. Don’t feel like venturing out for meals? Each cabin has a fully-appointed kitchen. Choose from a number of special packages including a steak package for cabin guests and a Beerology 101 (for Manor guests) in which the day starts with breakfast beer pairings

The Inn at Meadowcroft

The Inn at Meadowcroft (Swoope) is set on a picturesque 300-acre seventh-generation working farm. The 1795 log home has been fully updated with modern comforts but still retains regional and historical characteristics like native stone fireplaces. Choose from six unique guest rooms and suites. Enjoy your cozy, antique-decorated room and modern bath, have a drink in the great room and explore the terraced gardens. Make sure to check out the views of the sunset and the stars. Greet the morning with a locally sourced, farm-to-table breakfast. 

North Mountain Outfitter

Enjoy the crisp air and incredible views on a trail ride through the George Washington National Forest with North Mountain Outfitter (Swoope). Taking inspiration from the Old West, “North Mountain Outfitter rekindles the cowboy way of life by providing riders with a unique wilderness adventure.” Look for upcoming all-inclusive getaway weekends such as Couples Weekend, which includes lodging, rides, ranch-style meals, and entertainment.

Iris Inn

Travel to the top of the Blue Ridge to relax at the Iris Inn (Waynesboro), a modern retreat overlooking the majesty of the Shenandoah Valley. This location is a prime destination to appreciate the tranquility of nature, but it also allows easy access to Waynesboro’s restaurants and other cultural opportunities. Mingle with fellow guests in the inn’s public spaces or retreat to your room or private cottage to watch the sunset over the Valley and soak in the two-person jacuzzi. Schedule a massage or body treatment at the onsite spa, and celebrate special occasions with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Cave Hill Bed and Breakfast

Cave Hill Bed and Breakfast (McGaheysville) is another good place to stay if you’re planning to access the slopes at Massanutten. Located ten minutes away in a historic manor built in 1830, the lodging offers five guest rooms with private baths and fireplaces. Bonus: Cave Hill Farms Brewery is 2 minutes away.

Massanutten Resort

Massanutten Resort is a 6,000-acre four-season resort, known for golf, mountain biking, a family adventure park, escape rooms, and more. When the temperatures drop, multiple slopes open for ski and tubing season. Visitors can also ice skate and splash in comfort in the giant indoor/outdoor waterpark. Massanutten offers lots of condo and hotel choices as well as amenities like hot tubs, onsite restaurants, and specials and packages. 


By The Side of The Road Getaway Lodging

Enjoy your stay at a pond-side cottage with a private balcony or porch overlooking the pond and furnished with comfortable outdoor seating at By The Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. Relax by a fireplace or in a large bath. Admire the historic manor on the property circa 1840 where rooms are also available to rent. Located a short distance from scenic hikes in the George Washington National Forest and 30 minutes from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.