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LurayUnited States of America

Delve into eerie limestone caves, take a trip down Shenandoah River or discover the magnificent vistas on the Blue Ridge Mountains from this Virginian town.

Luray is a quaint town on the banks of Hawksbill Creek in Page County, Virginia. This Shenandoah Valley town features a charming historic downtown area and a range of exciting outdoor adventure opportunities, such as caving, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating and hunting. Use Luray as a base for your visit to Shenandoah National Park, Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains or the Luray Caverns.

Explore Luray’s downtown district to see residential, commercial and institutional buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit the Luray Singing Tower, also known as the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial, to see the impressive 1930s bell tower. Bell recitals are played on the tower’s carillon throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Opposite the bell tower, find the Luray Caverns. This awe-inspiring cave is the largest in the east United States and features natural formations. Join a tour and explore the depths of the eerie underground caves to see stalactites, stalagmites, spectacular rock draperies and alabaster columns. Experience the Great Stalacpipe Organ, a remarkable formation that can be used as a musical instrument. Nearby, find the Garden Maze, a half-mile (800-meter) hedge maze.

Experience the stunning Shenandoah Valley sights. Begin a river trip on the south fork of the Shenandoah River or Lake Arrowhead and go boating, whitewater rafting or fishing.

Discover the lush, forested landscape of Shenandoah National Park on a scenic trip along Skyline Drive. This mountain-ridge road offers Blue Ridge Mountain views and is particularly beautiful in the fall, when the color in the leaves begins to turn. Reach hiking trails from the road, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. Keep watch for black bears, deer and other wildlife when hiking.

Luray is located in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The nearest airport is Dulles International Airport, 78.4 miles (126.1 kilometers) away. Use Luray as a base for adventures in the outdoors during warm summers and snowy winters or as a scenic stopover on your Virginia road trip.

Top Hotels in Luray

Skyland
Skyland
2 out of 5
Skyline Dr Mile 41.7 & 42.5, Luray, VA
The price is $174 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Stony Man and 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from Dark Hollow Falls. Rapidan Camp and Luray Caverns ...

4/5Very Good! (731 reviews)

"Loved the view. Rooms were cozy. I didnt like the fact i had to drive 40 mins into town to get toothpaste..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Skyland
Mimslyn Inn Historic Hotels Of America
Mimslyn Inn Historic Hotels Of America
3 out of 5
401 W Main St, Luray, VA
Free Cancellation
The price is $130 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in Luray, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Valley Health Page Memorial Hospital and Luray Caverns. Warehouse Art Gallery and The Garden ...

4.4/5Excellent! (507 reviews)

"Situatated in historic Lursy and close to Shenandoah Mountains"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Mimslyn Inn Historic Hotels Of America
Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges
Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges
3.5 out of 5
Virginia 670, Syria, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located on a river, this family-friendly lodge is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Old Rag Mountain.

4.2/5Very Good! (102 reviews)

"Stayed here 3 times with my dog!! Nothing fancy, but really humble with nice views."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Luray

Stony Court at Bryce Mountain by Capital Vacations
Stony Court at Bryce Mountain by Capital Vacations
3.5 out of 5
2742 Fairway Drive, Basye, VA

Situated in Basye, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from George Washington National Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Cave Ridge Vineyard and Wolf Gap ...

4.2/5Very Good! (24 reviews)
Had a great time with family.

"Hiking at Lake Laura was fun and easy. 2.5 mile round trip. Stopped by Cave Ridge Winery, very nice too. Great overall experience."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Stony Court at Bryce Mountain by Capital Vacations
Antler Ridge Cabin -next to Shenandoah National Park
Antler Ridge Cabin -next to Shenandoah National Park
Luray, VA

Situated in the mountains, this romantic cabin is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Warehouse Art Gallery and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Luray Caverns. Valley Health Page Memorial ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Wonderful!

"My husband and I loved our stay at Antler Ridge Cabin! We needed a comfortable stay with a close proximity to Shenandoah for our hiking trip. This property has it all. Cleanliness, cozy, privacy, amenities. Definitely recommend staying and hope to be back again next year for a repeat trip! Thanks ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Antler Ridge Cabin -next to Shenandoah National Park
Chalet High by Capital Vacations
Chalet High by Capital Vacations
3 out of 5
2742 Fairway Drive, Basye, VA

Situated in Basye, this golf condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from George Washington National Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Cave Ridge Vineyard and Wolf ...

4.3/5Excellent! (222 reviews)
Great experience!

"This was exactly what we were looking for and we really enjoyed our time. Beautiful property with plenty of space inside! Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Chalet High by Capital Vacations
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Luray

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 20, 2020

Small town feel, friendly people

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Mar 1, 2020

Great little town to visit. Uncle Bucks has great food.

4/5 - Good

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Dec 9, 2019

We enjoyed the sightseeing, caverns, and small shops. We also enjoyed Uncle Buck’s restaurant in the town of Luray. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 1, 2019

The Luray Hawkbill park walk was beautiful and quiet in the morning. Enjoyed walking my dog here.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 22, 2019

Safe, clean air, good clean family fun!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 16, 2019

Amazing city with a great deal of activities to all sort of tastes. Excellent option to travel and visit with family or just as a couple.

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