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Shenandoah is the name of a small town, a valley and national park in northwestern Virginia. The small town of Shenandoah is located in Page County and had a population of 1,878 as of the 2000 census. It was founded in 1837 by two brothers, Daniel and Henry Forrer, who saw a great opportunity in the area's natural resources, including iron ore deposits, hardwood and high-grade limestone. The Shenandoah Valley is both a geographic valley and cultural region of the state. The valley is bounded to the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the west by the eastern front of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, to the north by the Potomac River and to the south by the James River. Most well-known, however, is the spectacular Shenandoah National Park, which encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and valley on the west side and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Almost forty percent of the land area has been designated as wilderness and is protected by the National Wilderness Preservation System. The park is best known for Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that runs the entire length of the park along the ridge of the mountains. The drive is particularly popular in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Also, there are over 500 miles of trails within the park, with one of the most popular being Old Rag Mountain Other activities in the Shenandoah National Park include horseback riding, mountain biking, and camping.

Surrounding areas: Roaring Run, Virginia (4.8 mi), Elkton, Virginia (5.6 mi), Massanutten Resort, Virginia (9.0 mi), Harrisonburg, Virginia (14.0 mi), Quicksburg, Virginia (14.5 mi), Luray, Virginia (15.1 mi), Stanardsville, Virginia (16.4 mi)

Shenandoah Vacation Rentals

Shenandoah Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley162 W Old Cross RdNew Market, VA11.4 mi.(540) 740-3141
Candlewood Suites Harrisonburg1560 Country Club RdHarrisonburg, VA12.6 mi.(757) 952-0115
Candlewood Suites1560 Country Club RdHarrisonburg, VA12.6 mi.(540) 437-1400
Hampton Inn85 University BlvdHarrisonburg, VA12.7 mi.(540) 432-1111
Motel 610 Linda LnHarrisonburg, VA12.7 mi.(540) 433-6939
Comfort Inn Harrisonburg1440 E Market StHarrisonburg, VA12.8 mi.(540) 433-6066
Holiday Inn Harrisonburg1400 E Market StHarrisonburg, VA12.8 mi.(540) 433-2521
Shoneys Inn45 Burgess RdHarrisonburg, VA12.8 mi.(540) 433-6089
Courtyard By Marrott Harrisonburg1890 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA12.9 mi.(540) 432-3031
Sleep Inn1891 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA12.9 mi.(540) 433-7100
Jameson Inn - Harrisonburg1881 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA13.0 mi.(540) 442-1515
Affordable Efficiency20 Pleasant HL RdHarrisonburg, VA13.7 mi.(540) 432-7992
Howard Johnson Inn605 PRT Republic RdHarrisonburg, VA13.7 mi.(540) 434-6771
Best Western In Town Of Luray410 W Main StLuray, VA14.7 mi.(540) 743-6511
Days Inn138 Whispering HL RdLuray, VA15.0 mi.(540) 743-4521
The Cardinal Inn1005 East Main StLuray, VA15.7 mi.(888) 648-4633
Ramada1 Pleasant Valley RdHarrisonburg, VA16.5 mi.(540) 434-9981
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson27 Covenant DrHarrisonburg, VA16.6 mi.(540) 433-2400
Super 83330 South Main StHarrisonburg, VA16.7 mi.(540) 433-8888
The Village Inn4979 South Valley PikeHarrisonburg, VA17.6 mi.(540) 434-7355
Super 8 Motel250 Conicville BlvdMount Jackson, VA23.8 mi.(540) 477-2911
Best Western Charlottesville Airport Inn & Suites5920 Seminole TrlRuckersville, VA23.8 mi.(434) 985-1855
Holiday Inn Express1130 Motel DrWoodstock, VA26.9 mi.(540) 459-5000
Comfort Inn Shenandoah1011 Motel DrWoodstock, VA27.0 mi.(540) 459-7600
Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville990 Hilton Heights RdCharlottesville, VA28.3 mi.(434) 973-2121
Knights Inn70 Lodge Ln I-81 Exit 227Verona, VA28.9 mi.(540) 248-8981
Courtyard By Marriott638 Hillsdale DrCharlottesville, VA29.7 mi.(434) 973-7100
Fairfield Inn Charlottesville577 Branchlands BlvdCharlottesville, VA29.7 mi.(434) 964-9411
Oakwood Worldwide @ Old Salem2639 Barracks RdCharlottesville, VA29.9 mi.(800) 870-1063
Knights Inn Of Charlottesville1300 Seminole TRLCharlottesville, VA30.0 mi.(434) 973-8133
Sheraton Inn Charlottesville2350 Seminole TRLCharlottesville, VA30.0 mi.(434) 973-2121
Thomas Jefferson Motor Lodge1330 Seminole TRLCharlottesville, VA30.0 mi.(434) 973-2111
Lost River State Park - CabinsMathias, WV30.0 mi.(304) 897-5372

Shenandoah Weather & Climate

North Central Virginia's Piedmont Region has a humid, subtropical climate with four, distinct seasons. Heavy snows are common in the wintertime in the Piedmont region, while the rest of the state may receive only a fraction of snow. Cold air masses arriving from the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially during the winter, can lead to significant snowfall and ice storms from early November to mid-March. Thunderstorms are possible in all months of the year, but more common in the warm, humid days of summer. Although the temperature of Virginia varies according to location, it generally becomes increasingly warmer farther to the south. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from hurricanes and tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 16°F 4.12 in. -
February 37°F 19°F 3.38 in. -
March 45°F 26°F 3.91 in. -
April 55°F 35°F 4.10 in. -
May 64°F 44°F 5.10 in. -
June 71°F 52°F 5.15 in. -
July 75°F 56°F 4.90 in. -
August 73°F 55°F 4.36 in. -
September 67°F 49°F 6.04 in. -
October 57°F 38°F 5.13 in. -
November 48°F 30°F 4.87 in. -
December 38°F 21°F 3.82 in. -

Shenandoah Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located about 21 miles southwest of Shenandoah in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located approximately 25 miles south of Shenandoah in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located roughly 70 miles east of Shenandoah in Washington, District Of Columbia, and finally Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located around 71 miles northeast of Shenandoah in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Shenandoah Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA76.4 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD83.7 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD89.2 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD113.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Lakeview Golf CourseHarrisonburgVA13.5 mi.
Packsaddle Ridge Golf ClubHarrisonburgVA14.0 mi.
Meadows Farms Golf CourseLocust GroveVA14.7 mi.
Somerset Golf ClubLocust GroveVA14.7 mi.
Luray Caverns Country Club & ResortLurayVA15.1 mi.
Ski Areas
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA13.7 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA23.9 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA44.4 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA73.9 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD83.7 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA100.2 mi.
State Parks
Lost River State ParkWV32.9 mi. 
James Madison MuseumOrangeVA32.3 mi.(History)
Toaster Museum FoundationCharlottesvilleVA32.7 mi.(Technology)
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA32.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA37.6 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC90.0 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA110.7 mi.

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