Fall is the ideal time to visit the mountains and valley to our west. In our September 2023 issue, we reveal where to go for great hikes and how to see the area by plane or by car. Plus, we’ve found the best places to eat, drink, and shop — and where to kick back and stay awhile.
If you’re looking for an exceptional experience beyond a standard hotel stay, there is no shortage of properties on Airbnb and VRBO. Want a wood-burning fireplace? Check. Need a grill? Check. Feel like relaxing in a hot tub? Check. Whether you’re planning a couple’s getaway, a family vacation, or a solo escape, these remarkable rentals will make your Shenandoah stay memorable.
*Pricing may vary and is based on September 10–12 dates, not including service or cleaning fees.
For a whimsical stay in Shenandoah, look no further than this one bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom “hobbit house” that can sleep up to four guests. The property features a wood-burning fireplace, outdoor grill, screened-in porch, and hot tub. Go ahead, bring a Tolkien novel. You’ll feel right at home. Shenandoah, approximately $299 per night
Treehouses are not just for children. This 900-square-foot one for grown-ups is tucked 17 feet up among the trees and can sleep four guests (two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms). There is a screened-in porch with a hot tub, an open deck with hanging rope chairs, and a lower patio with a gas grill and picnic table. Shenandoah, approximately $299 per night
This cabin combines a modern interior with a rustic, outdoorsy exterior. Boasting two bedrooms and one bath, the space includes a stone fire pit, private patio, propane grill, board games, and mountain views. There is one other identical cabin nearby on the quiet 10-acre property, plus a private residence. Etlan, approximately $199 per night
For the ultimate glamping experience, this 1987 Airstream trailer provides vintage vibes. Located alongside a stocked pond, this chic Airstream has a private deck, fire pit, coffee bar, and outdoor shower. (There is an indoor bathroom, too.) In addition to the one bedroom, there is a separate single bed and sofa bed, so the camper can sleep four. With advance notice, the host will have seafood delivered. New Market, approximately $107 per night
Why not make your childhood storybook home a reality? This spacious “gingerbread house” cottage sleeps 12, with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, plus a family room, loft, and sunroom with additional futons. There is a deck with chairs, a grill, and a pool pass that can be provided for a minor additional fee. The house is within the Massanutten resort, so you have access to its amenities. McGaheysville, approximately $268 per night
Getaway is a company with dozens of tiny cabin outposts across the U.S., one of which is in Shenandoah. The minimalistic cabins range from 140 to 200 square feet and can sleep either two or four. All cabins have an outdoor space with a picnic table, chairs, and a fire pit. Note that each outpost includes a collection of cabins, so there will be other cabins in the area. Basye, approximately $93 per night
Feature image of A-Frame Cabin at Old Rag by Claire Bickley Photography
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