Massanutten Journals

Massanutten: A Nature-lover's Dream

An August 2003 trip to Massanutten by retro210

Quote: Massanutten is a nature-lover's dream. We arrived at the resort's entrance and began the 3 mile drive up to the main complex. My seven-year-old was in heaven as we wound through the mountain drive and spotted a family of deer upon our arrival.

Massanutten: A Nature-lover's Dream

Overview

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If you enjoy the outdoors and want to get away from city-life for a week, Massanutten is for you! We saw deer numerous times throughout each day of our vacation. We stopped often and would get of our car and take pictures. The deer seem to be used to all the fuss over them, because they just keep their distance of about 4ft or more and allow us humans to take our fill of pictures. The resort has a couple of hiking trails onsite that are good for a day's activity but I highly recommend a day trip to the Shennadoah National Forest: they have numerous trails varying in length and difficulty. The one we chose was 1.5 miles and included a waterfall as well as breathtaking vistas. Quick Tips...Read More

Hank's BBQ Smokehouse Southern Grillery

Restaurant | "Hank's Smokehouse & Deli"

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Hank's was truly a delight. Not only was the food spectacular but the atmosphere is conducive even for a very active seven-year-old. We ate here twice, I highly recommend their pork medallions and the barbecue ribs. And you must, and I mean you must, finish with coffee and their pecan/chocoloate chip/ whiskey pie a la mode.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2003

Hank's BBQ Smokehouse Southern Grillery
49 Bloomer Springs Rd
Massanutten, Virginia 22840
(540) 289-7667

Old Village Inn

Restaurant

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We picked this restaurant from the packet we received after we checked in. It is located just about 10 minutes from Massanutten in Elkart. It is part antique store and the rest good old grandma cookin'. We went for lunch and had the buffet. But wait, this ain't your Golden Coral buffet. They had salisbury steak, fresh mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh green beans, rolls, salad, huge old country tomatoes, fresh cut corn (I swear it was right off the cob) and then a fine selection of desserts to finish with.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2003

Old Village Inn
Right off Main Street
Massanutten, Virginia

Luray Caverns

Attraction | "The Luray Caverns"

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Luray Caverns costs $17 per adult and $8 for kids 7 and up. The tour lasted about an hour and was quite impressive. If you've never seen any type of natural caverns, this is a must see! They have about 10 guides along the way giving explanations about the particulars of the caverns.

It was well worth the trip. It is about 30 - 40 minutes from Massanutten

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 21, 2003

Luray Caverns
101 Cave Hill Road
Luray, Virginia 22835
(540) 743-6551