Here are some of our personal favorites among our local attractions, but feel free to find your own! For a complete list and sample itineraries, see VisitShenandoahCounty.com.
Play & Picnic Area
Our play area for children under 12 is located adjacent to our Gemstone Mining Sluice and adjacent to our picnic table and outdoor patio seating for the Caverns Cafe.
Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions
Don’t leave before touring all of our Family of Attractions that include Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade, and Yellow Barn (open by appointment). Pan for gemstones in our Gemstone Mining Sluice.
Route 11 Potato Chip Factory, Mt. Jackson, VA
Just ¼ mile away, view how they make kettle-cooked potato chips at Route 11 Potato Chip Factory. Try free samples and purchase bags to take home. Our favorite is Dill Pickle, but there are many more to choose from! Open Monday-Friday; closed holidays. No admission fee. Please call in advance to plan a tour group visit.
Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge, Route 720 near Mt. Jackson, VA
Travel just ¼ mile again and drive through Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge, Virginia’s longest covered bridge. Stop to take pictures; there’s parking area with a pathway down to the beautiful Shenandoah River that runs beneath the bridge. Free.
Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market, VA
Explore the 300-acre battlefield park on the site of the historic Battle of New Market, as well as the museum and visitor’s center at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Admission fee.
Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum, Edinburg, VA
Visit the Edinburg Mill, one of the few mills to survive burning during the Civil War, its museum, wine shop and restaurant.
Bryce Resort, Bayse, VA
Bryce Resort is a four-season resort featuring skiing, tubing, a downhill mountain bike park, an 18-hole PGA Championship golf course, Lake Laura, and more.
Massanutten Resort, Massanutten, VA
Massanutten Resort is a four-season, 6,000-acre resort featuring a ski and Adventure Park area, two golf courses, an indoor/outdoor waterpark, a day spa, and more
Fort Valley Ranch, Fort Valley, VA
Enjoy guided mountain horseback riding on trails at Fort Valley Ranch, located about 18 miles northeast of the Shenandoah Caverns.
Caverns Café, Shenandoah Caverns
An original 1957 Bastian Blessing Soda Fountain located inside the lobby of Shenandoah Caverns. Enjoy our signature Caverns Burgers, cut fries, sandwiches, salads and more, along with our famous Caverns Milkshakes or a cherry coke.
Southern Kitchen, New Market, VA
A Shenandoah County favorite famous for their fried chicken and down-home cooking. They’ve been owned and operated by the same family since the 1950s. Located 5 miles south of the caverns.
Edinburg Mill Restaurant, Edinburg, VA
Casual meals to fine dining; soups and sandwiches to steak dinners.
Sal’s Italian Bistro, Edinburg, VA
Authentic Italian cuisine.
Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, New Market, VA
Tacos, margaritas ad more served in a quaint cantina with sidewalk seats and south-of-the-border décor.
Woodstock Cafe, Woodstock, VA
A local favorite for a morning coffee or a delicious salad or Panini for lunch. Reservations suggested for dinner.
Woodstock, located 15 miles north of the caverns, offers a variety of dining options including fast food, Cracker Barrel, pizza, Mexican, and more.
Lodging is available on-site at our historic farmhouse, Earl’s Place, an Airbnb property.
- 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, accommodates 14
Bed & Breakfast
Hotels & Motels
Many hotels and motels are nearby, including Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.
- Bryce Resort, Bryce, VA, 30 minutes
- Massanutten Resort, Massanutten, VA, 35 minutes
- Lansdowne Resort & Spa, Leesburg, VA, 1 hour northeast
Shenandoah Valley Campgrounds, located just ¼ mile from Shenandoah Caverns
- Pull-thru and back-in RV sites
- Tent sites
- Camping cabins
- Amenities include a swimming pool, snack bar, camp store, and more