Welcome to Roaring Run Cabins!

Thank you for choosing to stay with Roaring Run Cabins! We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your stay in the home and exploring the beautiful Shenandoah Valley area.

Table of Contents
Rental Tips: Making your stay more enjoyable
  1. Backyard Trash Can – to avoid non-human visitors to your trash can, use bungee cords to secure
    lids. Please remember to take all trash with you on your day of check-out or leave for housekeeper
    (please leave a small tip for the service ).
  2. Kitchen food scraps – please remember that the home is on a septic system and thus there is no
    garbage disposal. Please do not allow any food, oil, coffee grounds, etc. to escape down the drain.
  3. Ladies: sanitary products – please do not flush any sanitary products (tampons or pads) as the
    septic system cannot handle these items. No flushable wipes or diapers can be flushed either.
  4. Insects – close doors quickly as you enter and exit so that you will not be sharing your indoor
    space with pesty country flies, mosquitoes, stink bugs, and such.
  5. There is a fire extinguisher located under the sink in the kitchen. A flashlight is in the kitchen
    drawer. A toilet plunger is in the bathroom. Simple first aid kit is in the home to assist you with any
    minor needs.
  6. TV – the TV has an Amazon fire stick; be sure to log out of your apps or accounts when done.
  7. Local maps / brochures – located in the game basket in the living room. Please feel free to use,
    replace, refill, etc. Most brochures were obtained from the Luray Visitor Center. Help yourself to the
    games as well!
  8. Kitchen supplies & toiletries – help yourself to any supplies that are in the home and feel free to
    leave your extras behind. Please do not leave any perishable or dated foods.
  9. The fireplace is electric – turn on/off via the remote near the fireplace. For your safety, always turn
    off when leaving the room for more than a couple minutes and do not ever leave it on when not in the
    home.
  10. In an emergency, call 911. Page Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Memorial Drive in Luray.
    Phone # 540-743-4561. Address of Big Meadows (property to left of the driveway) is 2345
    Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA and the address of Rapidan (property to right of the driveway) is
    2349 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
  11. Clothes Washer – please choose “Quick Wash” cycle as other cycles run for 60-90 mins and
    waste water and electricity (and do not get the clothes any cleaner!).
  12. Mice are a reality of country living. While we do not anticipate you sharing the home with one,
    and we have a monthly exterminator contract, sightings are possible. Make the homeowners aware
    that you have uninvited guests so that we can take action quickly.
  13. Backyard Trash Can – to avoid non-human visitors to your trash can, use bungee cords to secure
    lids. Please remember to take all trash with you on your day of check-out or leave for housekeeper
    (please leave a small tip for the service ).
  14. Kitchen food scraps – please remember that the home is on a septic system and thus there is no
    garbage disposal. Please do not allow any food, oil, coffee grounds, etc. to escape down the drain.
  15. Ladies: sanitary products – please do not flush any sanitary products (tampons or pads) as the
    septic system cannot handle these items. No flushable wipes or diapers can be flushed either.
  16. Insects – close doors quickly as you enter and exit so that you will not be sharing your indoor
    space with pesty country flies, mosquitoes, stink bugs, and such.
  17. There is a fire extinguisher located under the sink in the kitchen. A flashlight is in the kitchen
    drawer. A toilet plunger is in the bathroom. Simple first aid kit is in the home to assist you with any
    minor needs.
  18. TV – the TV has an Amazon fire stick; be sure to log out of your apps or accounts when done.
  19. Local maps / brochures – located in the game basket in the living room. Please feel free to use,
    replace, refill, etc. Most brochures were obtained from the Luray Visitor Center. Help yourself to the
    games as well!
  20. Kitchen supplies & toiletries – help yourself to any supplies that are in the home and feel free to
    leave your extras behind. Please do not leave any perishable or dated foods.
  21. The fireplace is electric – turn on/off via the remote near the fireplace. For your safety, always turn
    off when leaving the room for more than a couple minutes and do not ever leave it on when not in the
    home.
  22. In an emergency, call 911. Page Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Memorial Drive in Luray.
    Phone # 540-743-4561. Address of Big Meadows (property to left of the driveway) is 2345
    Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA and the address of Rapidan (property to right of the driveway) is
    2349 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
  23. Clothes Washer – please choose “Quick Wash” cycle as other cycles run for 60-90 mins and
    waste water and electricity (and do not get the clothes any cleaner!).
  24. Mice are a reality of country living. While we do not anticipate you sharing the home with one,
    and we have a monthly exterminator contract, sightings are possible. Make the homeowners aware
    that you have uninvited guests so that we can take action quickly.
One Hour Driving Tour!

Interested in a quick tour of the area, to get your bearings and to see some gorgeous scenery? We hope
this tour helps you get more quickly acclimated to the area and familiar with some of the things to do
and see. Enjoy!

Go right at the bottom of the driveway onto Newport Road. Drive a little over two miles until you reach
the stop sign at the end of the road and take a left onto 340. River access will be immediately on your
right if you’re looking for a place to drop in! In three-quarters of a mile, take a right onto 340 Business
(the sign will indicate the town of Stanley). Drive through downtown Stanley, pass a Shell Gas Station on
your right (the unlikely home of DRs fried chicken, a local favorite), then you’ll see Hawksbill Diner on
your right (STOP IF YOU ARE HUNGRY – IT IS WONDERFUL! Warning: they only take cash!). Turn right
immediately after Hawksbill Diner onto Hawksbill Road (if you pass another Shell Gas Station you’ve gone
a bit too far). Follow Hawksbill Road to end, left onto Marksville Road. See Wisteria Winery half mile
down on right. Travel a quarter mile more and turn right onto Hawksbill Park Rd. Take the first left into
Hawksbill Recreational Park (public outdoor pool, volleyball nets, picnic shelters with charcoal grills,
horseshoe pits, swings). Right out of Rec Park onto Hawksbill Park Rd. At stop sign, go right onto
Marksville Rd. In a quarter mile, take a left onto Ida Rd. Enjoy the scenery for 4 miles, then turn right
onto Valley Burg Rd. Travel 2.5 miles to end of road. Take a right onto Rte 669. Travel 100 yards and
take a left into Lake Arrowhead Recreational Area (picnic shelters, swimming, rental canoes and kayaks,
public beach with concessions, playground, grills, bath houses, horseshoe pits, basketball courts,
fishing). Leave Lake Arrowhead, turning left onto Rte. 669. Go 1.5 miles, left onto Dry Run Rd. Travel
4 miles. Road ends at 211. If you go right, Jellystone Park and Bear Mountain Zip Lines are a mile or so
down on your right and Skyline Drive entrance is 8 miles away. For this tour, however, go left onto 211
to head into the town of Luray. (Keep in mind, this is not the fastest way to get into Luray from the
cabin…this is the scenic route!)

211 will become Luray’s Main Street where you’ll find restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, coffee shops, etc. A few of our favorite food & drink spots are Broad Porch Coffee Co., West Main Deli & Beer Garden, Hawksbill Brewing Company, and The Valley Cork. Visit the Hawksbill Greenway (beautiful walking/biking trail and picnic grounds along a rushing creek with fish, ducks, birds, etc.). There are numerous access points for the Greenway. As you drive down Main Street, you can enter either via 340 Business (at the light) or go through the light and enter via steps on either side of the bridge. Whichever way you turn onto 340, you will see parking and access points.

Just south of downtown (if you take a left at the light onto 340 Business) are the Visitors Center (a
wealth of local information) and Hawksbill Trading Company (a collection of local shops under one roof).

Continue to follow on Main Street until it ends and turn left to continue onto 211 West. Immediately on
your right is the entrance to Luray Caverns. Continue another half mile down 211 West and you’ll find a
couple shopping centers on your right with grocery, WalMart, restaurants, Flotzies ice cream, etc.

To continue your drive, turn right onto 211 West (heading away from Luray). Travel five miles, stopping
in Massanutten Country Corner on your way for local foods, gifts, and a small petting zoo. Take a left
onto 340 South and travel four miles down to Newport Road, where you’ll take a right. Then arrive back
to Roaring Run Cabins in two miles. (FYI Newport Road is a loop and has two access points off 340
South, so if you miss the first turn there is always another! Both are equally beautiful drives.)

Things to do in Luray / Close By

• Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park – hiking, biking, picnicking, driving, Ranger-led
programs, Skyland and Big Meadows Lodges open seasonally (restaurants)
• George Washington National Forest – hiking, biking, picnicking, hunting, all in your backyard!
Entrance to the national forest is just a two minute drive / ten minute walk from the property.
• Luray Caverns – maze, ropes course, and museums also located there
• Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing – on your own or through local Outfitters (Downriver Canoe Co,
Shenandoah River Outfitters, Shenandoah River Adventures)
• Hawksbill Greenway in Luray – biking, walking, wading, fishing, swimming, picnicking
• Shopping and dining along Main Street, downtown Luray
• Shopping at Hawksbill Trading Co – 139 Virginia Ave, Luray – 50+ local artisans and food:
seafood, lamb, fresh beef, Farmer’s Market, crafts, jewelry, gifts, repurposed furniture, antiques
& more. A TripAdvisor “best pick”.
• Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell St Luray. Unique, rotating exhibits of jewelry, artwork,
furniture, and more. All available for purchase.
• Fishing at Hawksbill Greenway and Lake Arrowhead (permit & info from Visitors Center,
permits also available at Walmart.)
• Ziplining at Bear Mountain Ziplines in Luray
• Fairview Country Market – 101 S Antioch Road, Luray. Charming grocer offering groceries,
sandwiches, old fashioned candy, and homemade donuts on Sat mornings (get there by 9 am!)
• Massanutten Country Market on Rte. 211 in Luray – great country market and farm animals to
visit!
• Golf at Luray Caverns Country Club in Luray, Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market, or
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course in Keezletown (further, but gorgeous and worth the drive!)
• Miniature golf and outdoor water park at Jellystone Park in Luray
• Page Theatre on Main Street, Luray – charming, historic theatre showing new releases
• Ice cream at Flotzie’s (Walmart shopping center, open seasonally)
• PAL Center for the Performing Arts in Luray – check for current shows.
• Horseback Riding – Jordan Hollow Stables (Stanley), Fort Valley Ranch (Luray)
• Lake Arrowhead – swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, public beach, pavilions
• Hawksbill Recreation Park (seasonal) – outdoor pool, tot lot, picnicking
• ATVs, shooting range, and more at places like Appalachian Adventures 40-743-7311. Have
your own ATV or dirt bike? Contact BigBoysPlaygroundLLC.com or 540-476-2044 for riding
info

Things to do Nearby: a little further away but worth the drive!

• Sperryville:
An adorable growing little town, very worth the visit! Top things to do: tour Copper Fox
Distillery
, visit the shops along Main Street and River Lane, enjoy coffee at a local café, and
dine in one of several great restaurants (pizza/sandwiches to fine dining).
• Mt Jackson:
Rte. 11 Potato Chip Factory at 11 Edwards Way Mt Jackson
Shenandoah Caverns at 261 Caverns Rd Quicksburg
American Celebration on Parade at 397 Caverns Rd Quicksburg – unique collection of stunning
parade floats, props, and stage settings from America’s entertainment and political history
• Harrisonburg:
Shenandoah Heritage Market at 121 Carpenter Lane, Amish-made furniture, locally handcrafted
items, large antique mall, much more.
Court Square Theatre at 41 Court Square, intimate historic theatre offering movies, musical and
theatrical performances. Check website for current entertainment.
James Madison University offering athletics, performances, tours, and more
• New Market:
New Market Battlefield State Historic Park (Civil War) at 8895 George R Collins Pkwy
Shopping along historic S Congress Street
Shenvalee Golf Course at 9660 Fairway Drive
• Timberville:
Showalter’s Orchard at 17768 Honeyville Rd, offers apple picking, hard cider tasting, shopping
• McGaheysville:
Massanutten Resort at 1822 Resort Drive, offers four season options – skiing, tubing,
snowboarding, zip lines, indoor water park, ice rink, shopping, dining, live music, more.
• Shenandoah:
Shenandoah Speedway at 420 Quincy Ave
• Mt. Crawford:
Mt. Crawford Creamery, a working dairy farm at 795 Old Bridgewater Rd., Mt. Crawford, VA.
Flying Rabbit Sporting Clays at 5537 S Valley Pike, Mt. Crawford, VA
• Keezletown:
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course at 3067 Pack Saddle Trail

And a little further down the road...

• Flint Hill (Rappahannock Cellars and Desert Rose Winery)
• Verona (Factory Antique Mall)
• Charlottesville (UVA, Monticello, Montpelier)
• Culpeper (quaint downtown for shopping and dining)
• Shenandoah River State Park (30 minutes)
• Hiking along the Appalachian Trail (access along Rte. 211)
• Schuyler (Walton’s Mountain Museum)
• Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Blackfriar’s Playhouse, Sunspots Studios Glass
Blowing, shopping and dining along Beverley Street)
• Natural Bridge (Natural Bridge Park)

Wineries, Breweries, Ciders & Distillieries

*** Always call for hours and days of operation ***

The Shenandoah Valley has clearly emerged as a regional wine leader in the eastern United States and the craft brewery, cidery, and distillery options will not disappoint either! Many are located within easy driving distance of this property.

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Visit ShenandoahSpiritsTrail.com for a wonderful compilation of wineries, breweries, cideries & distilleries from Harrisonburg to Winchester.

 

Wineries:

Visit ShenandoahValleyWineTrail.com for complete information and a trail map of area wineries.

Owners’ tips: Wisteria Farm & Vineyard is only 15 minutes away and The Valley
Cork (Wine Bar / Small Plates) on Main Street in Luray is wonderful!

 

Breweries:

Visit BeerwerksTrail.com for complete information on breweries in the Shenandoah Valley, along with a trail map and upcoming events.

Owners’ tip: Hawksbill Brewing Co is the closest, located in downtown Luray.

 

Distilleries:

Three local distilleries, River Hill Distillery & Blue Shepherd Spirits in Luray and Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville are wonderful destinations.

 

Hard Cider:  

If hard cider is your pleasure, check out Showalter’s Orchard in Luray, Old Hill Cider in Timberville, or Ciderworks in Winchester.

Area Restaurants

Please note that some of these restaurants are seasonal and hours can be limited. ALWAYS call first to check hours/days of operation!

Closest: located in downtown Stanley, about ten minutes away:
Ciros Pizza 558 W. Main Street, Stanley 540-778-1112 – Classic pizzeria, eat-in or carry out

China Chef 558 W. Main Street, Stanley 540-778-2900
DR’s Quick Stop 714 E Main Street, Stanley 540-778-1636 – The BEST friend chicken around!

Hawksbill Diner 1388 E. Main Street, Stanley 540-778-2006

Quintessential American diner
** Owners Highly Recommend!
** Cash only (ATM at Pioneer Bank on Main St, Stanley)

Luray and surrounding towns:
Anthony’s Pizza 1432 US Hwy 211 West, Luray 540-743-9300 – Classic pizzeria

Brookside Restaurant 2978 US Hwy 211 East, Luray 540-743-5698 – Classic comfort food

Camino Real 1599 US Hwy 340 Bsn, Luray 540-743-5300 – Home-cooked authentic Mexican

Dominico Pizzeria 19 E. Luray Shop Center, Luray 540-860-0558 – Classic pizzeria

El Paso Mexican 245 S Stuart Ave, Elkton 540-298-8861 – Delicious Mexican, a favorite!

Fairview Grocery/Deli 101 S Antioch Rd, Luray 540-743-5602 – Deli, candy, & ice cream. Classic old fashioned grocer!

Gathering Grounds 24 E. Main Street, Luray 540-743-1121 – Parisian-style café, charming!

Goodfellas 100 S Stuart Ave, Elkton 540-298-1001 – Pizza, pasta, subs

Happy Mini Mart 822 E Main Street, Luray 540-669-5134 – Delicious Indian food – highly recommend!
Il Vesuvio Italian 402 W Main St, Luray 540-743-2200 – Classic Italian eatery

Jackson’s Corner & Cafe, 9386 S Congress St, New Market 540-740-9010 – Coffee Roastery Coffee, soups, pastries, sandwiches

Jalisco Mexican 9403 S Congress St, New Market 540-740-9404 – Delicious authentic Mexican

Jess Main Bar & Grille, Main St St 915 E Main St, Luray 540-669-5236

Take a Hike!

There are COUNTLESS hikes in the area, with the Appalachian Trail, George Washington National
Forest, and all of Shenandoah National Park so close by. There’s a hike for everyone, from flat and
paved to rugged and rocky. There are hikes to waterfalls, hikes with stunning mountain and valley
views, hikes in the woods, hikes to historic sites, and hikes that just take you on a stroll through
nature.
INSIDE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK:
The best place to start is at Shenandoah National Park’s website. Go to:
https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/hiking.htm
Here you will find suggested hikes and printable maps.
Tip: There are two entrances to the Park equi-distant from the property. Thornton Gap Entrance is
located at mile marker (MM) 31.5 and Swift Run Gap Entrance is located at mile marker (MM) 65.7.
This will help you when choosing your hike as hike locations are indicated by the MM at which they
originate. The further the MM # is from 31.5 or 65.7, the more you will need to drive into the park
to reach the trailhead.
Popular trails:
❖ Mary’s Rock North – MM 31.6 – 3.6 miles. Classified as easy to moderate. Wonderful mountain
views from summit and the closest hike to the Thornton Gap Entrance.
❖ Little Stony Man Summit – MM 39.1 – 2.9 miles. Wonderful mountain views from this hike
featured on the Shenandoah National Park quarter. Classified as easy and you can remember it
each time you see the quarter!
❖ Stony Man Trail – MM 41.7 – 1.4 miles. Classified as easy. A wonderful hike when you really
don’t feel like “hiking,” yet you still get rewarded with spectacular valley and mountain views at
the top. This one is our favorite when we don’t have a lot of time but want to get outdoors
and take in the views.
❖ Limberlost – MM 43.0 – 1.3 miles. Classified as easy. Lined with mountain laurel, this trail
gently takes you through lush forest areas (home of some of the park’s largest and oldest
spruce trees).
❖ Hawksbill Summit – MM 45.6 – 2.8 miles. Amazing valley and mountain views from the
summit. Classified as moderate. Much uphill walking on the way up.
❖ Rose River Loop (waterfall hike) – MM 49.4 – 4.0 miles. A hike to a dazzling 67’ waterfall.
For most of hike, you will be on a beautiful trail alongside cascading waters. “Moderate” in
difficulty.
❖ Dark Hollow Falls – MM 50.7 – 1.4 miles. Classified as moderately strenuous to strenuous.
Trail is mostly flat/downhill to the waterfalls – beautiful and fun. Trail coming out is, of course,
up the hills that you just enjoyed walking down! This is one of the Park’s most popular and
easily accessible falls.

❖ Big Meadows – MM 51.0, across from the filling station at the turnoff into Big Meadows. There
is no set trail here, but instead a series of trails that meander across and through the
meadows. Wildlife is plentiful, interesting array of tree species, good bird watching. Easy and
relaxing. Big Meadows area is also a wonderful place to bring your bikes for some relaxing
pedaling.
❖ Bear Fence Mountain – MM 56.4. Cross the road to the east side, see cement post trail head
sign. This is a moderate trail, dirt and naturally occurring rock, 1.2 mi lariat, with wonderful
rock scrambling. Gorgeous 360 views from the top.
❖ Old Rag – the trailhead is not on Skyline Drive. To reach it, leave the park at Thornton Gap and
take US 211 to Sperryville. Hike is 8.8 miles and classified as strenuous. Uphill sections, rock
scrambling. You’ll work hard but will be rewarded with amazing mountain views. Considered
by most to be the most difficult hike in the Park. You will need to purchase a $1 day-use
ticket in advance if you are visiting between March and November. You can buy them here:
https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/10088450/ticket/10088451 or call 877-444-6777.
FUN TRAILS/HIKES OUTSIDE OF SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK:
❖ Story Book Trail is a little-known paved trail that is perfect for all ages. Stroller friendly. Easy
walk to the top rewards you with stunning views of the valley and the Shenandoah River. Head
towards Luray on 340 N but rather than heading East on 211 towards Luray at the stop sign,
take a left and head West. Climb the mountain, passing Dan’s Steak House on your right.
Road will turn right, left, right, left, right, and then you will take a right onto East Lee/Chrisman
Hollow Rd. Follow it 1.5 miles to parking and footbridge to trail on your right.
❖ Kennedy Peak is a moderate hike culminating with a climb up a fire tower with tremendous
views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. There are two options for this hike: 5.2
mile out/back hike or 9.2-mile loop hike. From Cooters on Rte. 211, turn onto State Rte. 615.
Drive 5.5 miles, then left onto State Rte. 675. Drive 2.8 miles and park at trailhead parking lot
on the left and enter trail by walking across Rte. 675. Follow trail signs to fire tower. For the
shorter 5.2-mile hike, leave fire tower and retrace your route back to the parking area on Route 675.  

For the longer 9.2 loop hike, continue north on the orange blazed Massanutten Trail,
then descend and follow the Stephen’s Trail south to the lower parking area. At the far end of
this parking area, the orange blazed Massanutten Trail climbs the ridge to the parking area on
Rte. 675.
❖ Lake Arrowhead has a wonderful walking trail (unpaved) going around the lake. Easy and
offers GREAT views of Skyline Drive.
❖ Hawksbill Greenway has a paved 3-mile walking and biking trail that is handicapped
accessible. Good for all ages. Offers fishing, benches, picnic tables, duck feeding, and even
swimming in the swimming hole area. Kids enjoy climbing on the rocks and splashing in the
water. Public restrooms available.

Info & Driving Directions

WHERE IS THE BEST SOURCE FOR LURAY VISITOR INFORMATION?
The Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is an excellent source of area
information. They are located at 18 Campbell St, Luray VA. Go to www.LurayPage.com.

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST GROCERY STORE AND RESTAURANTS?
Downtown Stanley, about 8 miles. You will find Ciro’s (pizza, pasta, sandwiches), Food Lion,
Dollar General, DRs Fried Chicken, and Hawksbill Diner.
Downtown Luray is about 13 miles away. The best grocery options are Walmart and Food Lion.
For food & drink, check out the Mimslyn Inn (they have two dining options, The Speakeasy &
Circa ’31), West Main Deli & Beer Garden, Il Vesuvio Italian (pizza, pasta, sandwiches), The Valley
Cork, Broad Porch Coffee Co., Hawksbill Brewing Company, and more.
DIRECTIONS TO LURAY
Downtown Luray is 13 miles away. Lots of roads lead there. Two options:

Option 1 (Fastest): Right at bottom of driveway, two miles down to stop sign and left onto 340 North. Drive four miles to end of 340 North and take a right on 211 E / 340 N. In six miles,
take a right onto W Main Street.

Option 2 (Scenic): Right at bottom of driveway, two miles down to stop sign and left onto 340 North.  

In three-quarters of a mile take a right onto 340 Business (look for sign to Stanley). Travel 12
miles and take a left or right onto W Main Street. (You’ll know you’re arriving into Luray when
you pass Hawksbill Trading Company and the Visitors Center on your right).

DIRECTIONS TO SKYLINE DRIVE / SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
There are 4 entrances to Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park. Roaring Run Cabins is
equidistant between two, Swift Run Gap and Thornton Gap Entrance Stations.
To Swift Run (19 miles): Turn either left or right out of the driveway onto Newport Road and
once it ends at a stop sign, take a right onto 340 South. Drive 11 miles until you reach the
town of Elkton and turn left onto 33 East (go under the overpass first). In six miles, look for
signs for the national park and exit left to reach the entrance.
To Thornton Gap (23 miles): Turn either left or right out of the driveway onto Newport Road
and once it ends at a stop sign, take a left onto 340 North. Follow 340 N for four miles until it
ends on 211 E / 340 N – take a right. Follow this road for 16 miles and the Thornton Gap
entrance will be on your left.

CAN I LEAVE MY TRASH?
We don’t have trash pick-up in this rural area. We offer our guests a few options: (1) take your
trash with you, (2) take it to the landfill (just five minutes away at Luray Landfill, aka Battle Creek
Landfill, 806 US Hwy 340N), or (3) leave it for our housekeeping staff but please be nice and
leave them a small tip (you decide the amount, cash or ask about Venmo). Important Note:
The landfill is closed on Sundays. Google Battle Creek Landfill for hours and directions.

CAN I BRING EXTRA GUESTS?

Each cabin has a max occupancy determined by the county, so unfortunately we cannot legally
accommodate any additional guests beyond what you have indicated in your booking. If you’d
like to have daytime visitors, please ask first – we always need to know how many guests are at
the property for emergency purposes.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
Page Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Memorial Drive in Luray. Phone # 540-743-4561.
Address of Big Meadows (to left of the driveway) is 2345 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
22849; address of Rapidan (to right of the driveway) is 2349 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
22849.

  1. Backyard Trash Can – to avoid non-human visitors to your trash can, use bungee cords to secure
    lids. Please remember to take all trash with you on your day of check-out or leave for housekeeper
    (please leave a small tip for the service ).
  2. Kitchen food scraps – please remember that the home is on a septic system and thus there is no
    garbage disposal. Please do not allow any food, oil, coffee grounds, etc. to escape down the drain.
  3. Ladies: sanitary products – please do not flush any sanitary products (tampons or pads) as the
    septic system cannot handle these items. No flushable wipes or diapers can be flushed either.
  4. Insects – close doors quickly as you enter and exit so that you will not be sharing your indoor
    space with pesty country flies, mosquitoes, stink bugs, and such.
  5. There is a fire extinguisher located under the sink in the kitchen. A flashlight is in the kitchen
    drawer. A toilet plunger is in the bathroom. Simple first aid kit is in the home to assist you with any
    minor needs.
  6. TV – the TV has an Amazon fire stick; be sure to log out of your apps or accounts when done.
  7. Local maps / brochures – located in the game basket in the living room. Please feel free to use,
    replace, refill, etc. Most brochures were obtained from the Luray Visitor Center. Help yourself to the
    games as well!
  8. Kitchen supplies & toiletries – help yourself to any supplies that are in the home and feel free to
    leave your extras behind. Please do not leave any perishable or dated foods.
  9. The fireplace is electric – turn on/off via the remote near the fireplace. For your safety, always turn
    off when leaving the room for more than a couple minutes and do not ever leave it on when not in the
    home.
  10. In an emergency, call 911. Page Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Memorial Drive in Luray.
    Phone # 540-743-4561. Address of Big Meadows (property to left of the driveway) is 2345
    Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA and the address of Rapidan (property to right of the driveway) is
    2349 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
  11. Clothes Washer – please choose “Quick Wash” cycle as other cycles run for 60-90 mins and
    waste water and electricity (and do not get the clothes any cleaner!).
  12. Mice are a reality of country living. While we do not anticipate you sharing the home with one,
    and we have a monthly exterminator contract, sightings are possible. Make the homeowners aware
    that you have uninvited guests so that we can take action quickly.

Interested in a quick tour of the area, to get your bearings and to see some gorgeous scenery? We hope
this tour helps you get more quickly acclimated to the area and familiar with some of the things to do
and see. Enjoy!

Go right at the bottom of the driveway onto Newport Road. Drive a little over two miles until you reach
the stop sign at the end of the road and take a left onto 340. River access will be immediately on your
right if you’re looking for a place to drop in! In three-quarters of a mile, take a right onto 340 Business
(the sign will indicate the town of Stanley). Drive through downtown Stanley, pass a Shell Gas Station on
your right (the unlikely home of DRs fried chicken, a local favorite), then you’ll see Hawksbill Diner on
your right (STOP IF YOU ARE HUNGRY – IT IS WONDERFUL! Warning: they only take cash!). Turn right
immediately after Hawksbill Diner onto Hawksbill Road (if you pass another Shell Gas Station you’ve gone
a bit too far). Follow Hawksbill Road to end, left onto Marksville Road. See Wisteria Winery half mile
down on right. Travel a quarter mile more and turn right onto Hawksbill Park Rd. Take the first left into
Hawksbill Recreational Park (public outdoor pool, volleyball nets, picnic shelters with charcoal grills,
horseshoe pits, swings). Right out of Rec Park onto Hawksbill Park Rd. At stop sign, go right onto
Marksville Rd. In a quarter mile, take a left onto Ida Rd. Enjoy the scenery for 4 miles, then turn right
onto Valley Burg Rd. Travel 2.5 miles to end of road. Take a right onto Rte 669. Travel 100 yards and
take a left into Lake Arrowhead Recreational Area (picnic shelters, swimming, rental canoes and kayaks,
public beach with concessions, playground, grills, bath houses, horseshoe pits, basketball courts,
fishing). Leave Lake Arrowhead, turning left onto Rte. 669. Go 1.5 miles, left onto Dry Run Rd. Travel
4 miles. Road ends at 211. If you go right, Jellystone Park and Bear Mountain Zip Lines are a mile or so
down on your right and Skyline Drive entrance is 8 miles away. For this tour, however, go left onto 211
to head into the town of Luray. (Keep in mind, this is not the fastest way to get into Luray from the
cabin…this is the scenic route!)

211 will become Luray’s Main Street where you’ll find restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, coffee shops, etc. A few of our favorite food & drink spots are Broad Porch Coffee Co., West Main Deli & Beer Garden, Hawksbill Brewing Company, and The Valley Cork. Visit the Hawksbill Greenway (beautiful walking/biking trail and picnic grounds along a rushing creek with fish, ducks, birds, etc.). There are numerous access points for the Greenway. As you drive down Main Street, you can enter either via 340 Business (at the light) or go through the light and enter via steps on either side of the bridge. Whichever way you turn onto 340, you will see parking and access points.

Just south of downtown (if you take a left at the light onto 340 Business) are the Visitors Center (a
wealth of local information) and Hawksbill Trading Company (a collection of local shops under one roof).

Continue to follow on Main Street until it ends and turn left to continue onto 211 West. Immediately on
your right is the entrance to Luray Caverns. Continue another half mile down 211 West and you’ll find a
couple shopping centers on your right with grocery, WalMart, restaurants, Flotzies ice cream, etc.

To continue your drive, turn right onto 211 West (heading away from Luray). Travel five miles, stopping
in Massanutten Country Corner on your way for local foods, gifts, and a small petting zoo. Take a left
onto 340 South and travel four miles down to Newport Road, where you’ll take a right. Then arrive back
to Roaring Run Cabins in two miles. (FYI Newport Road is a loop and has two access points off 340
South, so if you miss the first turn there is always another! Both are equally beautiful drives.)

• Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park – hiking, biking, picnicking, driving, Ranger-led
programs, Skyland and Big Meadows Lodges open seasonally (restaurants)
• George Washington National Forest – hiking, biking, picnicking, hunting, all in your backyard!
Entrance to the national forest is just a two minute drive / ten minute walk from the property.
• Luray Caverns – maze, ropes course, and museums also located there
• Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing – on your own or through local Outfitters (Downriver Canoe Co,
Shenandoah River Outfitters, Shenandoah River Adventures)
• Hawksbill Greenway in Luray – biking, walking, wading, fishing, swimming, picnicking
• Shopping and dining along Main Street, downtown Luray
• Shopping at Hawksbill Trading Co – 139 Virginia Ave, Luray – 50+ local artisans and food:
seafood, lamb, fresh beef, Farmer’s Market, crafts, jewelry, gifts, repurposed furniture, antiques
& more. A TripAdvisor “best pick”.
• Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell St Luray. Unique, rotating exhibits of jewelry, artwork,
furniture, and more. All available for purchase.
• Fishing at Hawksbill Greenway and Lake Arrowhead (permit & info from Visitors Center,
permits also available at Walmart.)
• Ziplining at Bear Mountain Ziplines in Luray
• Fairview Country Market – 101 S Antioch Road, Luray. Charming grocer offering groceries,
sandwiches, old fashioned candy, and homemade donuts on Sat mornings (get there by 9 am!)
• Massanutten Country Market on Rte. 211 in Luray – great country market and farm animals to
visit!
• Golf at Luray Caverns Country Club in Luray, Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market, or
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course in Keezletown (further, but gorgeous and worth the drive!)
• Miniature golf and outdoor water park at Jellystone Park in Luray
• Page Theatre on Main Street, Luray – charming, historic theatre showing new releases
• Ice cream at Flotzie’s (Walmart shopping center, open seasonally)
• PAL Center for the Performing Arts in Luray – check for current shows.
• Horseback Riding – Jordan Hollow Stables (Stanley), Fort Valley Ranch (Luray)
• Lake Arrowhead – swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, public beach, pavilions
• Hawksbill Recreation Park (seasonal) – outdoor pool, tot lot, picnicking
• ATVs, shooting range, and more at places like Appalachian Adventures 40-743-7311. Have
your own ATV or dirt bike? Contact BigBoysPlaygroundLLC.com or 540-476-2044 for riding
info

• Sperryville:
An adorable growing little town, very worth the visit! Top things to do: tour Copper Fox
Distillery
, visit the shops along Main Street and River Lane, enjoy coffee at a local café, and
dine in one of several great restaurants (pizza/sandwiches to fine dining).
• Mt Jackson:
Rte. 11 Potato Chip Factory at 11 Edwards Way Mt Jackson
Shenandoah Caverns at 261 Caverns Rd Quicksburg
American Celebration on Parade at 397 Caverns Rd Quicksburg – unique collection of stunning
parade floats, props, and stage settings from America’s entertainment and political history
• Harrisonburg:
Shenandoah Heritage Market at 121 Carpenter Lane, Amish-made furniture, locally handcrafted
items, large antique mall, much more.
Court Square Theatre at 41 Court Square, intimate historic theatre offering movies, musical and
theatrical performances. Check website for current entertainment.
James Madison University offering athletics, performances, tours, and more
• New Market:
New Market Battlefield State Historic Park (Civil War) at 8895 George R Collins Pkwy
Shopping along historic S Congress Street
Shenvalee Golf Course at 9660 Fairway Drive
• Timberville:
Showalter’s Orchard at 17768 Honeyville Rd, offers apple picking, hard cider tasting, shopping
• McGaheysville:
Massanutten Resort at 1822 Resort Drive, offers four season options – skiing, tubing,
snowboarding, zip lines, indoor water park, ice rink, shopping, dining, live music, more.
• Shenandoah:
Shenandoah Speedway at 420 Quincy Ave
• Mt. Crawford:
Mt. Crawford Creamery, a working dairy farm at 795 Old Bridgewater Rd., Mt. Crawford, VA.
Flying Rabbit Sporting Clays at 5537 S Valley Pike, Mt. Crawford, VA
• Keezletown:
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course at 3067 Pack Saddle Trail

• Flint Hill (Rappahannock Cellars and Desert Rose Winery)
• Verona (Factory Antique Mall)
• Charlottesville (UVA, Monticello, Montpelier)
• Culpeper (quaint downtown for shopping and dining)
• Shenandoah River State Park (30 minutes)
• Hiking along the Appalachian Trail (access along Rte. 211)
• Schuyler (Walton’s Mountain Museum)
• Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Blackfriar’s Playhouse, Sunspots Studios Glass
Blowing, shopping and dining along Beverley Street)
• Natural Bridge (Natural Bridge Park)

*** Always call for hours and days of operation ***

The Shenandoah Valley has clearly emerged as a regional wine leader in the eastern United States and the craft brewery, cidery, and distillery options will not disappoint either! Many are located within easy driving distance of this property.

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Visit ShenandoahSpiritsTrail.com for a wonderful compilation of wineries, breweries, cideries & distilleries from Harrisonburg to Winchester.

 

Wineries:

Visit ShenandoahValleyWineTrail.com for complete information and a trail map of area wineries.

Owners’ tips: Wisteria Farm & Vineyard is only 15 minutes away and The Valley
Cork
(Wine Bar / Small Plates) on Main Street in Luray is wonderful!

 

Breweries:

Visit BeerwerksTrail.com for complete information on breweries in the Shenandoah Valley, along with a trail map and upcoming events.

Owners’ tip: Hawksbill Brewing Co is the closest, located in downtown Luray.

 

Distilleries:

Three local distilleries, River Hill Distillery & Blue Shepherd Spirits in Luray and Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville are wonderful destinations.

 

Hard Cider:  

If hard cider is your pleasure, check out Showalter’s Orchard in Luray, Old Hill Cider in Timberville, or Ciderworks in Winchester.

Please note that some of these restaurants are seasonal and hours can be limited. ALWAYS call first to check hours/days of operation!

Closest: located in downtown Stanley, about ten minutes away:
Ciros Pizza 558 W. Main Street, Stanley 540-778-1112 – Classic pizzeria, eat-in or carry out

China Chef 558 W. Main Street, Stanley 540-778-2900
DR’s Quick Stop 714 E Main Street, Stanley 540-778-1636 – The BEST friend chicken around!

Hawksbill Diner 1388 E. Main Street, Stanley 540-778-2006

Quintessential American diner
** Owners Highly Recommend!
** Cash only (ATM at Pioneer Bank on Main St, Stanley)

Luray and surrounding towns:
Anthony’s Pizza 1432 US Hwy 211 West, Luray 540-743-9300 – Classic pizzeria

Brookside Restaurant 2978 US Hwy 211 East, Luray 540-743-5698 – Classic comfort food

Camino Real 1599 US Hwy 340 Bsn, Luray 540-743-5300 – Home-cooked authentic Mexican

Dominico Pizzeria 19 E. Luray Shop Center, Luray 540-860-0558 – Classic pizzeria

El Paso Mexican 245 S Stuart Ave, Elkton 540-298-8861 – Delicious Mexican, a favorite!

Fairview Grocery/Deli 101 S Antioch Rd, Luray 540-743-5602 – Deli, candy, & ice cream. Classic old fashioned grocer!

Gathering Grounds 24 E. Main Street, Luray 540-743-1121 – Parisian-style café, charming!

Goodfellas 100 S Stuart Ave, Elkton 540-298-1001 – Pizza, pasta, subs

Happy Mini Mart 822 E Main Street, Luray 540-669-5134 – Delicious Indian food – highly recommend!
Il Vesuvio Italian 402 W Main St, Luray 540-743-2200 – Classic Italian eatery

Jackson’s Corner & Cafe, 9386 S Congress St, New Market 540-740-9010 – Coffee Roastery Coffee, soups, pastries, sandwiches

Jalisco Mexican 9403 S Congress St, New Market 540-740-9404 – Delicious authentic Mexican

Jess Main Bar & Grille, Main St St 915 E Main St, Luray 540-669-5236

There are COUNTLESS hikes in the area, with the Appalachian Trail, George Washington National
Forest, and all of Shenandoah National Park so close by. There’s a hike for everyone, from flat and
paved to rugged and rocky. There are hikes to waterfalls, hikes with stunning mountain and valley
views, hikes in the woods, hikes to historic sites, and hikes that just take you on a stroll through
nature.
INSIDE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK:
The best place to start is at Shenandoah National Park’s website. Go to:
https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/hiking.htm
Here you will find suggested hikes and printable maps.
Tip: There are two entrances to the Park equi-distant from the property. Thornton Gap Entrance is
located at mile marker (MM) 31.5 and Swift Run Gap Entrance is located at mile marker (MM) 65.7.
This will help you when choosing your hike as hike locations are indicated by the MM at which they
originate. The further the MM # is from 31.5 or 65.7, the more you will need to drive into the park
to reach the trailhead.
Popular trails:
❖ Mary’s Rock North – MM 31.6 – 3.6 miles. Classified as easy to moderate. Wonderful mountain
views from summit and the closest hike to the Thornton Gap Entrance.
❖ Little Stony Man Summit – MM 39.1 – 2.9 miles. Wonderful mountain views from this hike
featured on the Shenandoah National Park quarter. Classified as easy and you can remember it
each time you see the quarter!
❖ Stony Man Trail – MM 41.7 – 1.4 miles. Classified as easy. A wonderful hike when you really
don’t feel like “hiking,” yet you still get rewarded with spectacular valley and mountain views at
the top. This one is our favorite when we don’t have a lot of time but want to get outdoors
and take in the views.
❖ Limberlost – MM 43.0 – 1.3 miles. Classified as easy. Lined with mountain laurel, this trail
gently takes you through lush forest areas (home of some of the park’s largest and oldest
spruce trees).
❖ Hawksbill Summit – MM 45.6 – 2.8 miles. Amazing valley and mountain views from the
summit. Classified as moderate. Much uphill walking on the way up.
❖ Rose River Loop (waterfall hike) – MM 49.4 – 4.0 miles. A hike to a dazzling 67’ waterfall.
For most of hike, you will be on a beautiful trail alongside cascading waters. “Moderate” in
difficulty.
❖ Dark Hollow Falls – MM 50.7 – 1.4 miles. Classified as moderately strenuous to strenuous.
Trail is mostly flat/downhill to the waterfalls – beautiful and fun. Trail coming out is, of course,
up the hills that you just enjoyed walking down! This is one of the Park’s most popular and
easily accessible falls.

❖ Big Meadows – MM 51.0, across from the filling station at the turnoff into Big Meadows. There
is no set trail here, but instead a series of trails that meander across and through the
meadows. Wildlife is plentiful, interesting array of tree species, good bird watching. Easy and
relaxing. Big Meadows area is also a wonderful place to bring your bikes for some relaxing
pedaling.
❖ Bear Fence Mountain – MM 56.4. Cross the road to the east side, see cement post trail head
sign. This is a moderate trail, dirt and naturally occurring rock, 1.2 mi lariat, with wonderful
rock scrambling. Gorgeous 360 views from the top.
❖ Old Rag – the trailhead is not on Skyline Drive. To reach it, leave the park at Thornton Gap and
take US 211 to Sperryville. Hike is 8.8 miles and classified as strenuous. Uphill sections, rock
scrambling. You’ll work hard but will be rewarded with amazing mountain views. Considered
by most to be the most difficult hike in the Park. You will need to purchase a $1 day-use
ticket in advance if you are visiting between March and November. You can buy them here:
https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/10088450/ticket/10088451 or call 877-444-6777.
FUN TRAILS/HIKES OUTSIDE OF SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK:
❖ Story Book Trail is a little-known paved trail that is perfect for all ages. Stroller friendly. Easy
walk to the top rewards you with stunning views of the valley and the Shenandoah River. Head
towards Luray on 340 N but rather than heading East on 211 towards Luray at the stop sign,
take a left and head West. Climb the mountain, passing Dan’s Steak House on your right.
Road will turn right, left, right, left, right, and then you will take a right onto East Lee/Chrisman
Hollow Rd. Follow it 1.5 miles to parking and footbridge to trail on your right.
❖ Kennedy Peak is a moderate hike culminating with a climb up a fire tower with tremendous
views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. There are two options for this hike: 5.2
mile out/back hike or 9.2-mile loop hike. From Cooters on Rte. 211, turn onto State Rte. 615.
Drive 5.5 miles, then left onto State Rte. 675. Drive 2.8 miles and park at trailhead parking lot
on the left and enter trail by walking across Rte. 675. Follow trail signs to fire tower. For the
shorter 5.2-mile hike, leave fire tower and retrace your route back to the parking area on Route 675.  

For the longer 9.2 loop hike, continue north on the orange blazed Massanutten Trail,
then descend and follow the Stephen’s Trail south to the lower parking area. At the far end of
this parking area, the orange blazed Massanutten Trail climbs the ridge to the parking area on
Rte. 675.
❖ Lake Arrowhead has a wonderful walking trail (unpaved) going around the lake. Easy and
offers GREAT views of Skyline Drive.
❖ Hawksbill Greenway has a paved 3-mile walking and biking trail that is handicapped
accessible. Good for all ages. Offers fishing, benches, picnic tables, duck feeding, and even
swimming in the swimming hole area. Kids enjoy climbing on the rocks and splashing in the
water. Public restrooms available.

WHERE IS THE BEST SOURCE FOR LURAY VISITOR INFORMATION?
The Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is an excellent source of area
information. They are located at 18 Campbell St, Luray VA. Go to www.LurayPage.com.


WHERE IS THE CLOSEST GROCERY STORE AND RESTAURANTS?
Downtown Stanley, about 8 miles. You will find Ciro’s (pizza, pasta, sandwiches), Food Lion,
Dollar General, DRs Fried Chicken, and Hawksbill Diner.
Downtown Luray is about 13 miles away. The best grocery options are Walmart and Food Lion.
For food & drink, check out the Mimslyn Inn (they have two dining options, The Speakeasy &
Circa ’31), West Main Deli & Beer Garden, Il Vesuvio Italian (pizza, pasta, sandwiches), The Valley
Cork, Broad Porch Coffee Co., Hawksbill Brewing Company, and more.
DIRECTIONS TO LURAY
Downtown Luray is 13 miles away. Lots of roads lead there. Two options:

Option 1 (Fastest): Right at bottom of driveway, two miles down to stop sign and left onto 340 North. Drive four miles to end of 340 North and take a right on 211 E / 340 N. In six miles,
take a right onto W Main Street.

Option 2 (Scenic): Right at bottom of driveway, two miles down to stop sign and left onto 340 North.  

In three-quarters of a mile take a right onto 340 Business (look for sign to Stanley). Travel 12
miles and take a left or right onto W Main Street. (You’ll know you’re arriving into Luray when
you pass Hawksbill Trading Company and the Visitors Center on your right).


DIRECTIONS TO SKYLINE DRIVE / SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
There are 4 entrances to Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park. Roaring Run Cabins is
equidistant between two, Swift Run Gap and Thornton Gap Entrance Stations.
To Swift Run (19 miles): Turn either left or right out of the driveway onto Newport Road and
once it ends at a stop sign, take a right onto 340 South. Drive 11 miles until you reach the
town of Elkton and turn left onto 33 East (go under the overpass first). In six miles, look for
signs for the national park and exit left to reach the entrance.
To Thornton Gap (23 miles): Turn either left or right out of the driveway onto Newport Road
and once it ends at a stop sign, take a left onto 340 North. Follow 340 N for four miles until it
ends on 211 E / 340 N – take a right. Follow this road for 16 miles and the Thornton Gap
entrance will be on your left.

CAN I LEAVE MY TRASH?
We don’t have trash pick-up in this rural area. We offer our guests a few options: (1) take your
trash with you, (2) take it to the landfill (just five minutes away at Luray Landfill, aka Battle Creek
Landfill, 806 US Hwy 340N), or (3) leave it for our housekeeping staff but please be nice and
leave them a small tip (you decide the amount, cash or ask about Venmo). Important Note:
The landfill is closed on Sundays. Google Battle Creek Landfill for hours and directions.

CAN I BRING EXTRA GUESTS?
Each cabin has a max occupancy determined by the county, so unfortunately we cannot legally
accommodate any additional guests beyond what you have indicated in your booking. If you’d
like to have daytime visitors, please ask first – we always need to know how many guests are at
the property for emergency purposes.

IS FIREWOOD SUPPLIED?
There isn’t a proper dry place to store firewood without attracting termites or other vermin, so
unfortunately we cannot offer firewood at this time. However, it can easily be found all over
town!

WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
Page Memorial Hospital is located at 200 Memorial Drive in Luray. Phone # 540-743-4561.
Address of Big Meadows (to left of the driveway) is 2345 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
22849; address of Rapidan (to right of the driveway) is 2349 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA
22849.