A Romantic Blue Ridge Mountains Escape
Get Swept Away in Shenandoah
The Shenandoah Valley, with its tree-lined topography, picturesque towns, award-winning wineries, and natural beauty in every direction, is the perfect place to plan your romantic getaway. The Blue Ridge Mountains form one side of the valley, and Love Ridge sits atop that ridgeline– you’ll have panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness and valley below in the daytime and epic stargazing after night falls.
In addition to the trails, biking, and outdoorsy activities you can do together right in our backyard, there are charming towns nearby like Raphine, Nellysford, Lyndhurst and Staunton, where you can sip delicious wines and enjoy a memorable dinner for two.
Love Ridge is for Lovers
Arrive at your cabin ready for an intimate evening together with our Night Skies Romance Experience, which includes a chilled bottle of wine, silk rose petals, flickering votives, and a grab bag of local gourmet foods and snacks.
Start your day with coffee on the deck of your Love Ridge cabin, nestled in the trees. If you’re feeling active, head out for a hike in the Three Ridges Wilderness, directly across from our property, where you’ll find stunning views along the many miles of trails. The entire loop goes for 15 miles. As the famous saying goes, “Virginia is for Lovers,” and we’re also lovers of nature here, spoiled by the beautiful Blue Ridge landscape.
During the afternoon, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tye River Turnpike, an incredibly scenic route, to Rockbridge Vineyard and Brewery in the town of Raphine. Their wines, produced in the valley’s rich soil, have won numerous medals, and their knowledgeable staff can point you towards just the right bottle. If you visit on the weekend, they often have live music alongside beer and wine tasting.
Return to your cabin in the evening, where you can skip cooking dinner and enjoy our Love Ridge lasagna special prepared by local favorite Mona Lisa Pasta & Pizza. Choose from either cheese or meat, and we’ll leave it in your fridge – your delectable meal for two will be ready after just an hour in the oven.
Unwind after dinner by getting lost in the clear night sky, made easy with our stargazing experience, which includes a flashlight, star map, binoculars, and info on the best stargazing spots nearby.
An Evening to Remember
After spending a quiet day together relaxing at the cabin, plan for an early evening drive north on the Blue Ridge Parkway, where you can pull off and catch a spectacular sunset at one of several overlooks. One of our favorites is Greenstone Overlook. You’ll have unobstructed views of the valley stretched out below, the green foliage of spring and summer just as gorgeous as the deep yellow and orange hues of autumn.
Continue your drive to the town of Staunton, whose downtown area is quaint and lined by historic architecture. Grab dinner at The Shack Don’t miss dinner at the Shack prepared by James Beard nominee Chef Boden. The ever changing menu focuses on the best local and seasonal ingredients without pretense (don’t forget to make reservations). Don’t forget to take home some of the sauce they bottle and sell as a tasty keepsake!
Return from dinner and wrap up your intimate evening together with our Night Skies Romance Experience, which includes a chilled bottle of wine, silk rose petals, flickering votives, and a grab bag of local gourmet foods and snacks.
Book your stay at Love Ridge, and plan your romantic Blue Ridge getaway with that special someone!