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A History of Love Ridge Mountain Cabins

Love, Virginia was a remote outpost until the Blue Ridge Parkway was constructed in 1936. Situated on the natural route between the Tye River Valley and the Shenandoah Valley, Love had a general store, post office, gristmill and blacksmith. At the beginning of the 20th century the area was home to over 1000 people who farmed the surrounding mountains & hollows. The parkway changed mountain life and as people moved away from homesteading and subsistence farming, tourism reigned.

Love Ridge Mountain Lodging was initially conceived of as the Meadow Mountain Campground, with a few cabins for rent in VA in the 1960s by the Alford family. The Shields family bought the campground and built 9 cabins and a manager’s house in the late 1990s, calling it Royal Oaks. The Smith family took over in 2004, building two more houses. In January of 2022 the Smiths retired and Royal Oaks became Love Ridge Mountain Lodging. 

The campus as we see it today is the product of generations of hard work from the families that came before us, who were drawn to the beautiful scenery and peaceful mountain setting.

Spy Rock Cabin for Rent in Blue Ridge Mountains Virginia, Exterior
Three Ridges Cabin for Rent in Blue Ridge Mountains Virginia, Outdoor Seating and Coffee Mugs

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