Spend Your Honeymoon in Luray/Page County!


Spend Your Honeymoon in Luray/Page County!

As Luray and Page Country have become more and more popular as a wedding destinations, the area’s appeal as a honeymoon site is gaining attention as well. In fact, no less an authority than Cosmopolitan named the Shenandoah Valley  “the Most Popular Honeymoon Destination in Virginia.”

They cited “…the easiness of a small town with epic horseback rides and kayak tours through an expansive, made-for-sunsets landscape.”

All that, and a lot more, is available for honeymoon couples here in Page County. Here are four good reasons to consider Luray/Page County as not only your wedding destination—but the site of your dream honeymoon.

While a week in Hawaii might be a great way to launch a marriage, what you’d spend on the trip would divert a down payment on a house. A week in Luray won’t include an ocean view, but it will leave you enough left over to help get a van once you start a family.  Depending on various factors, it isn’t hard to book five romantic nights of lodging in Luray for $1,000. Plus, if you’re getting married in Page County, anyway, why spend two or three days of your precious honeymoon time traveling or fighting jet lag?

A wide choice of accommodations gives couples any lodging they want. All newlyweds want some degree of privacy, and secluded cabins on the river or in the mountains are abundant in Page County (Virginia’s Cabin Capital).  

Watch the sunset from your room at Skyland or Big Meadows Lodge, in the heart of Shenandoah National Park, or just nestle back in the woods and relish the sounds of a bubbling creek or the gurgle of the hot tub.

 If a B&B is more to your taste we have those, too, and if you want to splurge a bit on a high end hotel you have that option. The Mimslyn Inn and Hotel Laurance are two of several options to consider.


Cabins, inns, lodges, B&Bs and most hotels in and around Luray make an effort to offer affordable honeymoon or romantic packages for couples virtually all year.  Check individual lodging listings to explore these fully. Just a few you might consider include:

The South Court Inn’s “Romantic Dinner for Two,” (and don’t overlook the Couples Massages, either)

The “Romantic Getaway” at Hotel Laurance

The Romantic Packages at Piney Hill B&B

The Honeymoon Package at Shadow Mountain Escape

Roses, picnic lunches and in-suite massages at River Dell B&B

Skyline Sweetheart Package, Shenandoah National Park

Would a visit to a vineyard make your honeymoon to do list? Wisteria Farm and Vineyard is minutes south of Luray in Stanley. Sample authentic Virginia wine and listen to Music Under the Arbor—in view of Shenandoah National Park. How some beach time? Take a dip in Lake Arrowhead.  Want to explore excellent dining and search for local antiques? Stroll Main Street.

You’ve put a ton of planning into the perfect wedding. The honeymoon is the time to de-stress, and start your married life. It should be easy, affordable, romantic, and memorable. Those are four aspects of Luray/Page County you’ll have no trouble finding.