Shenandoah National Park offers year-round outdoor recreation including possible black bear sightings in summer and skiing in winter. Wildflowers flood the pastures in spring before fall paints the valley all shades of gold, amber, and pumpkin. Even if hiking isn’t your thing, an outing along Skyline Drive should tempt you to Virginia. Stretching for 105 miles from north to south and linked by a string of overlooks, this is one of the most scenic National Parkways in the country.
Get the Best Shenandoah National Park Views From These Airbnbs
Awesome for an outdoorsy getaway with Fido in tow, dogs are welcome on 480 of the 500 miles of trails in Shenandoah. These stunning Airbnbs near Shenandoah National Park show off the best of the landscape, with plenty of dog-friendly digs.
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Luxury yurt with games loft and outdoor hot tub
Cradled by the Shenandoah wilderness, this deluxe yurt combines fine artisanship with modern amenities and commanding views. The mezzanine is complete with billiards and family games, plus an office for those working from the woods. The fun continues in the backyard with archery and cornhole stations. E-bikes are available for rent, delivering you to the park in 15 minutes flat and earning you an evening soak in the sunken spa tub. Elevated high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a 4×4 wheel drive is strongly recommended for reaching this pet-friendly Airbnb off Skyline Drive.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $1,586 per night
Family-friendly cabin at Massanutten Resort
One of the best Airbnbs near Shenandoah National Park for larger groups, this sizable cabin consists of three king-size bedrooms plus a twin. High ceilings and ample windows flood the vacation rental with natural light while the verandahs are equipped with a hot tub and hammocks. Located in McGaheysville’s Massanutten Resort, the cabin is a 20-minute drive to the Swift Run Gap entrance. Subject to an additional fee, you can make use of the compound’s facilities and hit the slopes in winter.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $259 per night
Tiny cabin surrounded by Shenandoah National Park
Cast yourselves to this idyllic Airbnb for couples nestled among Shenandoah’s picturesque Skyline Lakes. Comfortably appointed with a DreamCloud mattress, on-demand hot water, and kitchen essentials, you’ll stay warm and toasty thanks to the Dwarf Stove in the main living space. Positioned 2,700 feet above sea level, the tiny house is perfectly poised to catch winter sunrises over the mountain tops. On clear nights, you’ll spot the Milky Way from the private hot tub in the yard. The dog-friendly cabin rental is a three-mile walk from the park boundary. Again, you’ll benefit from having a 4×4 wheel drive to get you up the mountain.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $337 per night
Secluded mountainside dome home in Shenandoah Valley
Ten miles from the Luray Caverns, close to wineries, and with views of the national park, the “Bougie Bunker” puts the highlights of Virginia on your doorstep. Decorated with works by local artists, the dome comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. As Wi-Fi is spotty up in the Virginian mountains, the cozy lounge is stocked with family games and DVDs for old-school evenings. In addition to the furnished deck for gobbling up the scenery, the yard has a fire pit and cornhole.
Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $316 per night
Creekside watermill Airbnb teeming with curiosities
Forty-five minutes from the Front Royal entrance, this historic 18th-century gristmill near Quicksburg has been transformed into a magical hideaway for couples and families. The open-concept dwelling space is strewn with vintage toys and trinkets reimaged as lamps while an antique sit tub has found new life as the bathroom sink. French doors unveil the deck overlooking the babbling brook and a small waterfall, best experienced from the waterside hot tub. After a day roaming the Shenandoah trails, you’ll be welcomed “home” by Cheese and Quackers – the resident ducks.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $227 per night
Scandinavian cabin in Shenandoah Valley with a sauna
On the edge of George Washington National Forest, this upscale Airbnb provides a woodland retreat with all the mod-cons for an elevated experience. There’s no limit to what you can cook in the spick and span kitchen while locally roasted coffee is provided to brew in the automatic drip coffee maker. But it wouldn’t be the true Scandi experience without that all-important Swedish bath. Shared only with the neighboring cabin, the cedar barrel sauna is a delight after a day of chasing waterfalls. A pair of bath robes for the stroll across the yard is a neat touch.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $350 per night
Chic A-frame mountain cabin minutes from Old Rag
One of two brand new A-frame cabin rentals on a 10-acre plot in Etlan, this Airbnb is a five-minute drive to the Old Rag trailhead. Encompassing a modern kitchen, stylish bathroom, and bedroom loft, this is one of the best places to stay near Shenandoah for couples or solo explorers. The private patio is furnished with Adirondacks, a stone fire pit, and a grill. When you get your fill of stargazing, head indoors where you have Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and a stack of board games.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $199 per night
Hobbit House Airbnb with hot tub in the Virginia “Shire”
Who’s for second breakfast? Middle Earth fans can burrow down at this unique Tolkein-inspired rental 20 minutes from the town of Shenandoah. The first floor of the Hobbit House comprises a cozy lounge with an earthy aesthetic plus a full kitchen where you can rustle up all seven daily meals. The bedroom and bathroom are upstairs while a trundle bed in the living room accommodates a pair of kids or another couple. Perfect for post-park downtime, the backyard of this dog-friendly pad is laid out with a grill and a private Jacuzzi.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $299 per night
Vintage barn Airbnb close to Skyline Drive
Unplug and get back to basics at this wholesome timber-framed barn in a rural environment where you’re more likely to encounter deer than other travelers. Furnished with hand-crafted movables, the unit is as photogenic as it is practical. Swing open the garage door in the morning to breathe in the fresh mountain air while starry evenings may be spent fireside. Fifteen minutes from Stanardsville and only 20 from Swift Run Gap, the rental is a handy base for touring nearby wineries and breweries.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $175 per night
Shenandoah “Nest” a mile from the Appalachian Trail
Merging elements of a European chalet with a bucolic Virginian cottage, this pet-friendly lodge blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Sited a 10-minute drive from the Front Royal entrance, this charming Chester Gap property roosts on a bluff with panoramas of Shenandoah and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Both the loft bedroom and freestanding tub grant unobstructed views of the landscape trumped only by those from the hot tub on the deck. Rise in time for dawn and you’ll see the sun soar about the valley fog.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $595 per night
Virginia farm stay Airbnb near Shenandoah National Park
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $145 per night