HENSLEY HOLLOW LODGE
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Description from the owner
Hensley Hollow Lodge is an authentic 8 bedroom log home, built on 21 acres of secluded mountainside land that border the Shenandoah National Forest. This beautiful property is conveniently located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Elkton VA, and the South Shenandoah River and 20 miles from Massanutten Ski Resort and 4 Season Indoor Water Park, and 25 miles from Luray Caverns. This incredible log lodge is nestled along the slope of a mountain, overlooking Hensley Hollow and the Blue Ridge Parkway with incredible unobstructed views. Enjoy the rustic natural solitude & park-like environment. The property also includes a one bedroom owner’s or ...Read more
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HENSLEY HOLLOW LODGE Elkton, Virginia
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A million dollar view of The Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive and the Hensley Hollow.Sometimes,the clouds are below you.Lots of cows and goats in the hollow below.A few deer roam free, and sometimes you just might spot a bear.
The lodge is 5 miles from Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers Virginia’s best hiking, camping and sight seeing. The Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort is only 20 miles away, and offers snow sports, inside pools, golf, spa with massage and an 100,000 sq ft inside the water park. Massanutten River Adventures provides river trips, artificial wall rock climbing and tours to Washington, D.C. and local vineyards as well the Charleston Races and Casino. The Town of Elkton also offers a large assortment of antique shopping, thrift shops and yard sales.The Shenandoah River is 5 miles away and has free public boat ramps every few miles. It is excellent for picnicking, bass fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. We provide river tubes and kayak, we too have an outdoor fire pit and campfire and we furnish unlimited firewood.
Hensley Hollow Cemetery: The Hensley family cemetery (1790-1870) located just at the bottom of our property. (The Hensley' s is the original settlers of the hollow. Benjamin Hensley Sr. and his family lived and died and were buried beside one another.)
Popular general Virginia tourism Web Sites: www.virginiaattractions.com, www.shenandoa.org, www.chooseyourvirginia.com
Dining: The owners recommend Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33
West, and El Paso on the town of Elkton
Skiing / Snowboarding / tubing: You can be on the slopes in 20 minutes; 14 trails open till 10 p.m. Tubing is also great family fun, but has to be booked one day ahead.
If your little ones have never skied before, consider the Slope-sliders program at Massanutten; you can sign up by phone the day before. They have a staff that caters to getting kids outfitted properly and coached in the basics. It covers most of the day, including lunch. They also have similar snowboard classes. Parents generally have a much better time, when their kids 10 are enrolled in Slopesliders. www.massresort.com
Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows(540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezlenutten Farm (540) 269-2227
Hiking: The lodge is 10 minutes from popular Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail access points. You can actually see the lodge from the Hensley Hollow Overlook. There are a great number and variety of hiking trails just a few miles away. Happy Trails!
Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east. There is a fun garden maze next door, and a good zoo close by. www.LurayCaverns.com
Other caverns/landmarks: www.endlesscaverns.com; www.shenandoacaverns.com
888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP
Kids: Dinosaur Land: A Kid’s Favorite www.dinosaurland.com (60 minutes)
Large-scale Action Water Park - Summer, 2005 – Massanutten Resort (20 minutes)
Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 minutes)
Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (15 minutes)
Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)
Bowling: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)
Family River Activities / Canoes / Tubes / Fishing: The Shenandoah River has multiple public access points, several of which are right in Elkton. If you have two vehicles, it’s a nice “float” downriver to the 2nd access lot. There are local facilities to rent canoes & tubes as needed. The best local fishing spot seems to be accessible right from the Rt. 33 overpass bridge in Elkton (we see cars frequently parked there and have seen them fishing (and catching) bass, while we have floated downstream.
Shopping: Antiques: There are several in downtown Elkton, and antique “malls” on both sides of Route 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg (10 - 40 minutes). There are also signs along Route 33 for local flea markets.
Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market: Old-fashioned Shenandoah Valley Home-made goods (50 minutes, Fine Department Stores: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)
Even Finer Department Stores: Charlottesville (45 minutes) in Harrisonburg, & well worth the trip!) (540) 433-3929. Also see Dayton Farmers Market http://www.daytonfarmersmarket.com/
Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.)
Artisans: See http://www.blueridgepottery.com/, http://www.artisanscenterofvirginia.com/, http://www.carouselstainedclassandgifts.com/
Apple picking (Sept – Oct)
Wineries: http://www.virginiawines.org;/ There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area
Golf: http://www.massresort.com/, www.lbjlimited.com/golf/index.htm, http://www.lakeviewgolf,net/, http://www.heritageoaksgolf.com/
Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (50 min)
James Madison University Sports & Events (50 min)
Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min)
Monticello: (50 minutes) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead
Washington D.C.: (2 Hours) Museums, National Zoo & The Smithsonian Institute
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