Plan Now to See the Best Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors

While it feels like we’re just getting underway with all the summer fun in the Shenandoah Valley, it’s never too early to discuss the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Our Shenandoah Valley cabins are already starting to book out well in advance for fall getaways, which is no surprise. Our cabins offer an extraordinary and intimate getaway that is simply unbeatable in the fall. If seeing this magnificent display of fall foliage in Virginia has been on your bucket list of things to do, now is the time to plan your getaway!

There’s a lot to love about the Shenandoah Valley in the fall, including spending a few days relaxing on our scenic property this fall. But aside from that, our cabins are well-located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park, placing you right in the heart of the scenic Shenandoah Valley. You’ll have unprecedented access to some of the country’s most storied destinations from here. Within minutes, you can be out exploring and enjoying the explosive and vibrant Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, not to mention the panoramic vistas you’ll enjoy from Skyline Drive to our north. 

Exploring Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is just the beginning of things to do in the Shenandoah Valley this fall. You’ll start to see the colors changing toward the end of September, with the season reaching its peak in mid to late October and often lasting well into the first weeks of November. With such a long season to enjoy, unlike many other destinations in the country, you’ll have more time to enjoy the best of fall in Virginia. From scenic drives, hikes, and train rides to leisurely afternoons at local wineries, we’d love to share the best of fall with you this year. Book your cabin getaway today!

Breathtaking aerial view of the vibrant Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors

The Best Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors in Virginia

Though it seems so far away, and there’s much to enjoy between now and then, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking forward to the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. Fall in the Shenandoah Valley is a real treat for the senses, with the sights, sounds, and smells of the season setting a perfect stage for memorable getaways. While there’s no easy way to predict the timing of peak Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, you can feel confident that a getaway in October will be a visually rewarding experience.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy these vibrant hues of fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway, too. From scenic drives through the countryside to hikes deep into the wilderness, we’d love to share our favorite ways to enjoy Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors. 

  1. One of our favorite ways to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is hiking at Peaks of Otter. It’s one of the most popular destinations along the Parkway, and it’s easy to see why. Set out on the hike to the top of Sharp Top Mountain, and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of the valley below.
  2. Another easy but colorful hike is the 1.75-mile Johnson Farm Trail. The trail is beautiful and offers pastoral views of the restored farmhouse, antique farm equipment, barn, and more – and it’s even more beautiful when fall colors pop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
  3. Take a picnic and hike to Crabtree Falls, one of our favorite places to send guests for an afternoon. Other incredible waterfalls include White Rock Falls, Wigwam Falls, Apple Orchard Falls, and Fallingwater Cascades.
  4. There are many apple orchards in the Nelson County area. Not only is apple picking a time-honored fall tradition, but it’s also a great place to experience the seasonal beauty of fall.
  5. Another excellent hike for Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors is the Humpback Rocks Trail. At 7.8 miles roundtrip, it’s one of the longest trails in the area, but it’s more than worth it.
  6. Take one of the many scenic drives near our Shenandoah Valle cabins, soaking in the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors as you go. You can spend entire days driving, but it’s always worth it because, on clear days, you can see upward of 50 miles!
Relaxing on the porch overlooking the Shenandoah Valley - the perfect cabins in Virginia near Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors

The Best Cabins in Virginia Near the Blue Ridge Parkway

There’s nothing more breathtakingly beautiful than seeing Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors—and a trip like this can only be matched by an elevated getaway at our romantic cabins in Virginia. If you haven’t already reserved your space in one of our romantic cabins, now is the best time to do so.

Our Shenandoah Valley cabins are located near the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering easy access to the top hikes, overlooks, and attractions along the route. Also, our romantic cabins are located near the exciting towns of Lexington and Staunton, and Shenandoah National Park. From here, it’s easy to enjoy not just beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors but also the best of fall in Virginia.

Our romantic cabins in Virginia are co-located on the same grounds as our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast. For a traditional Bed and Breakfast experience, choose from one of our five guest rooms in the Manor House. The guest rooms come standard with a fantastic range of amenities, including a hearty and delicious breakfast each morning of your stay, a seasonal pool, walking trails on the grounds, and so much more. 

Nothing beats our newly renovated or brand-new cabins in Virginia for a more private getaway. Our cabins are outfitted with king-sized beds, a private outdoor hot tub perfect for chilly fall nights, a large bathroom, a living room with a fireplace, full kitchens, gas grills, decks, luxurious robes, and so much more. Breakfast is not included with cabin stays, but you can order our “breakfast like a local” package, including a delicious assortment of local goodies. You can also request a dinner package featuring local steaks and other goodies for an indulgent meal in the privacy of your cabin. 

Regardless of how you enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway fall colors, we’d love to celebrate the season with you. Give yourself plenty of time to plan, and book your stay at our top-rated romantic cabins in Virginia today! 

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