Get outdoors and take in the beautiful Virginia landscape without sacrificing luxury at Shenandoah Crossing resort.
Based in Gordonsville, "a town at the Crossroads of History," the resort offers the perfect place to go camping, but also just minutes from the estates of Thomas Jefferson (Monticello) and James Madison (Montpellier).
The resort's lodgings feature 2-bedroom Yurts with rustic wood furniture, fireplaces and porches and decks for a relaxing evening gazing upon the great outdoors. That doesn't mean you'll be roughing it. The Yurts have flat-screen TVs, full kitchens and separate living areas from the bedrooms. The resort also features a large outdoor pool area with hot tubs, activity pool and an interactive spray ground.
The resort also offers some unique activities like the giant chess board, haunted trail walks and bonfires.
Don't forget to eat at Lake Izac Tavern restaurant overlooking Lake Izac. Known for its prime rib, the restaurant also has other award-winning options including berry cobbler with a biscuit crust.
While traveling about central Virginia, wine lovers will be happy with five nearby vineyards. And to immerse yourself in one of the most popular parks in nation, be sure to make time to visit Shenandoah National Park where you could trek on a part of the Appalachian Trail.
Truly, Shenandoah Crossing is at a crossroads for all sorts of memories, and the perfect place to base your Virginia vacation.
Here's what Shenandoah Crossing has to offer:
-- Glamorous fabric-walled 2-bedroom Yurts
-- Plenty of room for up to 2 adults and 2 children
-- Rustic wood furniture
-- Flat-screen TVs
-- Full kitchens with everything you need to prepare home-cooked meals
-- Soaring ceilings with fabulous skylights
-- Separate living areas for the family to relax
-- Fireplaces to warm up every moment
-- Porches or decks for looking at the woods in their beautiful splendor
-- Expansive outdoor pool located at Watership Harbour near Friendship Square features two hot tubs, activity pool and interactive spray ground
-- Bonfires for exciting evenings under the stars
-- Haunted trail walks for spooky adventures and going "bump" with things in the night
-- Lake Izac Tavern restaurant with meals prepared by award-winning chef
-- Arcade with popular games
-- Giant chessboard for putting your family in check
-- Nickajack Park with horseshoes for adults and playscape for kids
-- Fitness Center with modern equipment
-- General Store for convenience items and Trader's Market deli for quick meals
-- Watch movies at Freedom Hall or find a partner for the Musket Ball Dance
Virginia is for lovers of vacation, the birthplace of our founding fathers and a one of the greatest wine-producing regions in the country:
-- Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is listed as one of the "Top 10 Iconic American Homes" and one of "Eight Places Every American Should See"
-- George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens covers 80 acres and is located on the banks of the Potomac River
-- Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage, opened its doors as a museum in 1889
-- Spend a historical day at James Monroe's residence Ash Lawn-Heritage
-- Montpelier, James Madison's longtime home, offers a unique look at history and architecture
-- Toast the local vineyards that dot the Virginia landscape and sample a yield from the grapes
-- Shenandoah National Park was established in 1939, but its granite boulders date back one billion years
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