Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah County is home to breath-taking scenery, a vast array of outdoor recreation, rich history, unique shopping, diverse restaurants, and fabulous vineyards.
Friday afternoon, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Cristina's Café in the heart of Strasburg. The family owned restaurant is sure to please all of your senses. The combination of an inviting ambiance, locally farmed and grown menu items, and a list of wines and beers, will tempt you to come back for more. Once your stomach is content, take a stroll through downtown Strasburg on a self-guided walking tour of their outdoor murals. See murals by world-class artists as part of local non-profit, Staufferstadt Arts impact on the community.
Settle into Holladay House Bed & Breakfast to unwind, unpack, and enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal prepared by their extraordinary chef.
Rise and take advantage of the sumptuous breakfast at Holliday House Bed & Breakfast offering local eggs, meats, and produce. Take a seat at the chef’s table and watch him prepare your meal right before your eyes. After enjoying a cup of coffee on the expansive porch overlooking historic Main Street, take a pleasant drive down the historical Old Valley Pike to Shenandoah Vineyards, located just outside of Edinburg. The second oldest vineyard in Virginia offers tastings of their award winning wines from over the years. On the drive back, stop by the Woodstock Café & Shoppes and All Things VA @ the Farmhouse located right off of the main road. Each shop offers many different wines and additional Virginia-grown foods and other specialty products that you can't find many places. While you're shopping in Woodstock Café and your stomach is speaking to you to, try any of their menu items, for they are all sure to please. The café is a local, and widely recognized, favorite that features sandwiches galore, salads, soups, Route 11 Potato Chips, and home baked goodies.
After all of the filling foods and beverages you've treated yourself to, a nap may be in order back at the comfortable and cozy bed & breakfast. For dinner, you're going to want to stroll back to Woodstock to eat at Joe's Steakhouse. The restaurant originated in Woodstock, but was so delicious that three more were needed in nearby cities. The menu has no shortage of a hearty meal with its many appetizers, soups, salads, different cut meats, sandwiches, and burgers. The big teaser is the quality seafood items that are hard to come across in restaurants within the region, being hundreds of miles from the Ocean. Unwind after dinner with a craft beer from the Woodstock Brewhouse located just around the corner in a renovated 1920’s denim factory.
On your last day, rise fully relaxed before enjoying the prepared breakfast and beautiful panoramic views once again. After packing up, begin venturing down the county to a remote getaway where you can experience 58 acres of beautiful rolling land, covered with grapevines. As you pass through Edinburg, off of Route 11, Sal’s Italian Bistro is a must stop for authentic Italian cuisine and their lunch buffet will leave you stuffed without making a dent in your wallet. Next, continue down Route 11 to The Winery at Kindred Pointe, located in Mount Jackson. Kindred Point hosts their tasting room in a converted modern horse barn for a quaint experience you can't receive anywhere else. After you taste a few, pick your favorite bottle of wine and grab and enjoy a picnic around the beautiful grounds overlooking the pond. While you're there, walk around the short trails and experience the pleasant wildlife moseying around.
Before you make the tread home, stop for lunch in Woodstock at the Woodstock Garden Café located in Fort Valley Nursery. The Garden Café offers a charming experience amongst the plants and flowers with even more fresh, farm-to-table flavors. The food, atmosphere, and service will be nothing short of what you could ask for.
This trip idea was submitted by Shenandoah County Tourism