For centuries, Glen Gordon Manor has enchanted aristocrats with superb hospitality, royal hunts, and lavish parties. Once a 19th century Wells Fargo stagecoach stop, the regal estate now gives city dwellers a majestic escape to the Shenandoah Valley. The bed and breakfast sits beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains and lets you reside along the edge of Shenandoah National Park. Innkeepers Dayn Smith and Nancy Moon fell in love with the natural beauty, tranquility, and friendly community, and they welcome you to the sumptuous retreat for a peaceful escape one hour outside the nation’s capital.
Situated on 45 acres of elegant lawns and gardens, the property evokes rustic charm with its fire-lit entrance hall, country kitchen, and baronial oak hunt room. 10 extravagantly appointed guest rooms and suites spoil you with unmatched comfort, and every morning starts with a gourmet multi-course breakfast.
Spend your days ambling around the nearby farms and vineyards, exploring the heart of Virginia wine country, or swimming in the outdoor pool. The immaculate Houndstooth Restaurant hosts nightly dinner at 7pm and provides guests with a five-course dinner developed from fresh ingredients and local organic farms. From outdoor adventures and fascinating history to splendid wine tastings, there are endless possibilities in the Shenandoah Valley, and you will want to stay forever.
The Royal Treatment
Before your Shenandoah Valley excursions, savor the opulent accommodations and exceptional service once received by British royalty. Rooms and suites are adorned with upscale furnishings and stylish fabrics to ensure you have total relaxation during your stay. Each guest has access to modern amenities, spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and luxurious tubs and showers. Some rooms include a claw foot tub, decorative fireplace, or a private porch. The Gordon Suite is the only room with a large flat-screen television, and its covered porch offers some the manor’s most enchanting scenery.
The Glen Gordon Manor has multiple packages and specials to make your Shenandoah getaway an unforgettable experience. For a couple’s retreat, book the Romance Package for a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and roses waiting for you inside the room. The Epicurean Package delights foodies with culinary lessons from master chefs and a delicious five-course meal at the Houndstooth Restaurant. To fully recharge, the Luxury Package provides your own designer bathrobe and treats you to a revitalizing massage.
The Tack Room Spa is the latest addition at the resort to help you release all your stress. Listen to the soothing sounds of the Virginia countryside while being pampered with a 60 or 90-minute massage.
Discover the Blue Ridge Mountains
The extensive Virginia state park system hosts a multitude of recreational activities within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plan an adventurous vacation in the great outdoors that includes hiking, cycling, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, wildlife sightings, and scenic drives. During the fall, colorful foliage dots the landscape, and your eyes witness vivid shades of yellow, red, and orange. If you visit in the summer, venture into the otherworldly Luray Caverns for relief from the heat.
Sky Meadows State Park has miles of beautiful hiking trails that provide sensational views overlooking the landscape. Tackle the White Oak Canyon trail for a hefty climb, spot wildflowers at Mary’s Rock, or embark on a family hike at Stoney Man. The Marriott Ranch is a short drive from the park and gives you a taste of western-style horseback riding.
Watch the high-flying barnstormers, wingwalkers, and parachute jumpers of the Flying Circus Airshows or schedule your trip during the Hot Air Balloon Festival for an exciting ride above the mountains. If you prefer to remain on the ground, the Skyline Drive spans more than 100 miles through the entirety of Shenandoah National Park.
Civil War History
The Huntly, Virginia area witnessed some of the fiercest battles of the American Civil War and history buffs have several day trips minutes away. Step into a time portal by visiting the two Manassas (Bull Run) battlefield sites and hike the loop trails decorated with insightful markers recounting the battles. The Toms Brook & Woodstock Battlefields are less than 40 minutes away, and part of these strategic battles that solidified Union control of the Valley are preserved within Shenandoah County Park.
Wander the grounds of Belle Grove Plantation for a glimpse of the Shenandoah Valley during the antebellum period. Close to Middletown, Virginia, the Manor House was home to President James Madison’s sister, and tours of the property include visits to a heritage apple orchard, icehouse and smokehouse, and slave cemetery.
Each Civil War site showcases Virginia’s tremendous role in shaping the country’s history, and Glen Gordon Manor’s picturesque location offers the perfect base to explore the Shenandoah Valley mountains.
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