Shenandoah Valley Winter Fun: 5 Favorite Activities

5 Winter Activities to Do in the Shenandoah Valley

Deep into winter, most of us just want to bury under some blankets, grab a book, and hang on until Spring! But even buried under all those blankets, there’s still that itchy need to do something!

Well, crawl out from under those mountains of blankets and discover 5 excellent indoor and outdoor winter activities right here in the Shenandoah Valley.

Shenandoah Valley B & B Winter Wonderland

Cabin at Iris InnIf you love to travel but cold weather really settles into your bones, here’s a way to hibernate while enjoying a winter getaway.

Come to the mountains and enjoy the view! The Iris Inn has cabin rentals that encourage your inner winter nesting.

Grab some hot chocolate, sit by the fireplace, and just gaze at the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

If you decide you want to venture out, nearby the Inn are numerous hiking trails to get your blood pumping.

Go to the Theater

Actually, go to two theaters here in the area. The newly restored Wayne Theater offers a variety of performances. From Richard Adams’ variety show to Anne of Green Gables, you’re sure to find a performance that will warm you up.

And, just a few miles down the road in Staunton, you’ll find the American Shakespeare Center with LOTS of shows to put roses in your cheeks.

Shenandoah Valley Wine Tastings

There’s nothing like a glass (or two) of Virginia wine to warm the spirit. Here in the Shenandoah Valley, we are blessed with some of the finest makers of wine in the world.

Take advantage of it! Check the Shenandoah Valley Wine Traill. Find some wineries to enjoy, and just go!

See A Movie in Old Hollywood-Style Era Theater

zeus-digital-theaterWinter and movies go together like shoes and thick socks. Check out the Zeus Theater for an old Hollywood-style experience.

With the latest in digital programming, the interior of the Zeus harkens back to the height of Hollywood’s movie era. 

And the seats are divine!

Enjoy Our Local Restaurants

There are so many restaurants to choose from here in Waynesboro and Staunton. From Asian, Italian, Latino, and classic American drive-in food, there’s no shortage of tempting ways to satisfy your hunger.

Click here for specific choices.

What We Didn’t Say About Our Favorite Winter Activities

You’ll notice that none of our favorite activities are particularly strenuous. While the Valley offers many activities that will challenge and delight you, we encourage you to come to the Iris Inn and ask us about the many other ways to enjoy a leisurely winter stay.

There are lots!

Book your winter getaway now.