Shenandoah National Park sits along the Blue Ridge mountains in the green state of Virginia. This densely forested park offers an abundance of hiking trails – including the Appalachian trail – that lead to plunging waterfalls, rugged granite peaks, and quiet forests.

White-tailed Deer In The Woods
White-tailed Deer, Shenandoah National Park. Photo by: Paul.

Shenandoah National Park is also home to thousands of species of wildlife. Expect to see:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Gray squirrels 
  • Big brown bat
  • Bobcats
  • Black bears
  • Frogs
  • Toads
  • More than 190 species of birds
  • 41 species of fish

Where to Stay in Shenandoah National Park

There are many great towns within and near Shenandoah that provide a tranquil setting for an overnight stay. Luray is a small town that’s well-known for its caverns. Staunton is a picture-perfect historic town with restored 20th-century architecture. Waynesboro is a charming valley town, sweetly situated where Shenandoah, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail intersect. Lexington is a vibrant town with cafés, breweries, bookstores, and delicious dining. Other historic towns in the area include Shepherdstown, Berryville, Strasburg, and Front Royal. All have their own unique stories and offer everything one would need for a comfortable stay near Shenandoah.

Here’s a list of cabins in and around Shenandoah National Park. You’ll find everything from large, luxurious spaces and quaint farmhouses to rustic lodging and tiny treehouses.

Autumn sunset view from Little Stony Man Cliffs
Autumn sunset view from Little Stony Man Cliffs, along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National. Photo by: jonbilous.

1. Luray Mountain Cabins

  • Starting price: $205 - $321 per night
  • Nearest trail: Lewis Falls Trail, 1.2 miles long
  • Water onsite? Yes
  • Highlight: Mountain views

The Luray Mountain Cabins are a series of six properties built to suit multiple needs. These cabins include Black Bear Lodge, Barred Owl Lodge, White Pine Loft, the Loft at Blue Sky Ranch, Blue Birch Cottage, and Black Walnut Cottage. 

Each cabin offers a unique space with comforting amenities, such as hot tubs, a fireplace, full kitchens, and incredible mountain views. The cabins are conveniently located minutes away from Skyline Drive and some of the most popular trails in the park.

2. Cabins at Deer Run

  • Starting price: $265 per night
  • Nearest trail: South River Falls Trail, 4.6 miles long
  • Water onsite? Yes
  • Highlight: Hobbit House

The Cabins at Deer Run offer five gorgeous cabins situated in the heart of Shenandoah. They all vary in size. The luxurious Fox Den Lodge accommodates 24 guests! There are also smaller cabins, including the cute and whimsical Hobbit House and the Eagles Nest tree house. All cabins are fully equipped and only minutes away from the park. Visitors can arrange a tour to local vineyards.

Mountains Overloock
Overlook of Shenandoah National Park. Photo by: Demerzel21.

3. Shenandoah Riverfront Cabin

  • Starting price: $213 per night
  • Nearest trail: Kennedy Peak Trailhead, 5.1 miles long
  • Water onsite? Yes
  • Highlight: River access

The beautiful 3-bedroom Shenandoah Riverfront cabin is located in Luray, Virginia, only minutes away from the park. It features multiple outdoor decks, a fire pit, WiFi, full kitchen, three bedrooms, and river access.

Located in a remote forest, this cabin offers plenty of privacy. Take advantage of the water access by floating down the river in a kayak or fishing.

Milky waterfall scenery in the mountain forest
Milky waterfall scenery in the mountain forest of Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Virginia. Photo by: Harry.

4. Luray Country Cabins

  • Starting price: $225 - $250 per night
  • Nearest trail: Bearfence Mountain Trail, 1.0 mile long
  • Water onsite? Yes
  • Highlight: Near the caverns

Luray Country Cabins offers three spacious cabins only minutes away from Shenandoah National Park. Each cabin includes multiple bedrooms, full-size kitchen, washer/dryer, gas log fireplace, BBQ grill, and hot tub. 

These cabins were designed specifically with the intention of ultimate comfort while immersed in nature. This is an excellent location near the Shenandoah Caverns, natural caverns that hold fascinating geological and crystalline formations inside. 

5. Skyline Cabin

  • Starting price: $228 per night
  • Nearest trail: Backyard trails
  • Water onsite? Yes
  • Highlight: Private horse tours

Skyline Cabin is a stunning, rustic farmhouse-style cabin situated high in the Blue Ridge mountains. The cabin has two bedrooms, full-sized kitchen, living room, washer/dryer, fireplace, A/C, and large outdoor patio. This is a great location if you’re looking for seclusion in a peaceful area with fresh air and beautiful mountain views. 

It's 30-minute drive to the National Park, but visitors can access multiple amazing hiking trails within walking distance of the cabin. The family has owned the property for over 50 years and offers private horse tours through the scenic area. 

Two Black Bears On The Tree
Black Bear cubs at Shenandoah National Park. Photo by: Andrew.

Enjoy Your Stay

Shenandoah National Park is a treasure that’s waiting to be discovered. The mountain views and wildlife will leave you in complete awe as you traverse your way through this beautiful park. There’s so much to see and do while you’re here that you may forget what the word boredom even means. Enjoy your stay in the sweeping mountain valleys of Virginia. 

Sunrise from Tunnel Parking Overlook. Featured image by: Vladimir Grablev.

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Emily Leikam
Emily is an avid traveler and has been all around the world from Alaska and Iceland to Peru and Bali. Her home base is Nashville, TN and when not traveling you can find her hiking, practicing yoga or cooking/baking!