Have you been itching to explore the Shenandoah Valley region, but not sure where to start or where to stop along the way? We’ve done the hard work for you.
Scroll for a complete list of distilleries to visit (itinerary included) and recommendations on lodging, food and activities to enhance your stay. Your next adventure with #VaSpirits will be one to remember.
Everything we mention below is conveniently mapped out here.
The Shenandoah Valley is every craft beverage lovers’ dream! Add these three award-winning Virginia distilleries to your visit to the region. Use this itinerary to manipulate based on your ideal starting point and final destination.
- Blue Shepherd Spirits
This veteran- and first-responder-owned distillery is crafting artesian, small batch spirits in beautiful Luray. The Valley is the shining star here, sourcing local grains and goods in every bottle. Here’s a toast to the namesake Bruce, the family’s special Blue Shepherd dog!
- 622 W. Main St., Luray, VA 22835
- (540) 316-0056
- Filibuster Distillery
While its origin story begins in Washington, D.C., the Filibuster brand grew to what it is today in the Valley. Innovation is at the heart of everything produced here – always aiming to create extra layers of complexity in each glass of Bourbon (or Whiskey or Gin).
- 80 Maurertown Mill Rd., Maurertown, VA 22644
- (540) 436-3900
- River Hill Distillery
“We literally take it from the fields to the bottle.” At River Hill, bourbon and whiskey products are unique to the local land and people who make it. You’ll experience true hospitality and meticulously curated libations with each visit.
- 356 Ruffners Ferry Rd., Luray, VA 22835
- (540) 843-0890
Between distillery visits, these local eateries have you covered – no matter the craving:
For an inclusive list stretching from Winchester all the way to Roanoke, visit here.
From rustic cabins and campgrounds to boutique inns, you’ll find a variety of options for a memorable stay in the Shenandoah Valley.
#DYK, Luray is called the Cabin Capital of Virginia? Nearby rural escapes:
A bit of luxury:
- The Legacy Inn
- The Mimslyn Inn (Includes popular restaurants on site – The Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant & Circa ’31 Restaurant)
There is no shortage of things to do in the Valley. From excursions in nature to museums and scenic exploration, choose your own adventure.
- Shenandoah National Park – All the hiking and camping you could want. Little to no cost!
- Luray Caverns – Explore the caverns, garden maze, Car and Heritage Museum, zoo and more.
Worthy pit stops:
- Valley Ballooning – See the scenic Valley like never before in a personal hot air balloon ride. Rates start at $250, and each balloon holds up to 4 people.
- The Edinburg Mill (& Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum)
- Museum of Shenandoah Valley
While you’re sampling spirits, you might as well explore more of the craft beverage scene. It’s a blossoming industry here, so go out and get a taste of local wineries, cideries and breweries.
For more guides and resources, head to visitshenandoah.org.