Five Waterfront Stays for Your Shenandoah Valley Weekend

There's something about the sound of water - or even one's proximity to water - that calms and soothes weary souls. Unwind in Lexington and Rockbridge County at one of our waterfront cottages, cabins, or bed and breakfasts. Coupled with the brisk mountain breezes, you may not want to leave.

Hummingbird Inn | Goshen

You'll love the relaxation of Mill Creek as it babbles past Hummingbird Inn and their new cabins. The B&B itself has wraparound porches and a covered deck with fire pit, either of which is an excellent place to toast the end of the day or greet the morning.

Mountain Pond House | Middlebrook

Two stocked ponds and a creek on 125 acres make Mountain Pond House a desirable cabin getaway for outdoor lovers or those simply seeking a peaceful retreat from city life. Sip your morning coffee on the deck overlooking one of the ponds or meander along the two miles of maintained trails to see what types of wildlife awaits.

Bare Farm Cabin | Lexington

(Pictured Above) The Maury River is just 75 yards away from this historic log cabin on 250 acres. Offering shade and solace, it's a popular retreat for families with children attending Washington and Lee and Virginia Military Institute. Wade, swim, paddle, or float the day away from your own riverside paradise.

Buffalo Bend Lodge | Glasgow

Buffalo Creek winds alongside Buffalo Bend Lodge. Swimming, floating, and fishing are favorite pastimes for guests at this home away from home. A gentle slope from the back porch allows for each access and entry.

Osceola Mill
Osceola Mill

Osceola Mill | Steeles Tavern

Your chance to stay in a watermill B&B is found at Osceola Mill, a water-powered grist mill built by Cyrus McCormick in the 1800s and one of only two remaining mills on Mill Creek. The other can be visited at Cyrus McCormick Farm.


BONUS: Camping

Pitch a tent along the river when you choose to stay at one of our waterfront campgrounds.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park-Resort | Natural Bridge Station

The Lakeside Family Lodge overlooks the fishing pond, boasts a screened porch, and sleeps up to 8 people. The smaller Cindy Bear Lakeview Cottage also includes a water view with an activity lake and the James River within sight. More than 20 tent sites are situated along the James River.

Glen Maury Park
Glen Maury Park

Glen Maury Park | Buena Vista

Choose a spot along the Maury River for your tent camping vacation. The Park offers a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, The Vista Links golf course, and more.

Wilderness Canoe Company | Natural Bridge Station

Primitive tent sites are available on the James River at Wilderness Canoe Company. During peak season, the sites are made available to those participating in water sports available at WCC, like kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and tubing. The sites are available to anyone during the off season.

Lake A. Willis Robertson | Lexington

Known for their tent sites overlooking Lake Robertson, this campground bordering National Forest now also offers a cabin! Get cozy in the woods and then take a hike around the lake. It's a beautiful place to be during the fall season.


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