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A Day in…Madison County, Va.

Set against the backdrop of Shenandoah National Park, Madison County offers the perfect getaway. Find quiet and relaxation or go on an outdoor adventure. From the foothills to the mountaintops and all of the cool, flowing waters in between, discover the beauty Virginia has to offer. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Madison County has it all.


Start your morning off at Shenandoah National Park, which offers waterfalls to explore, over 500 miles of hiking trails, and scenic views along Skyline Drive. After working up an appetite, stop for lunch at Cake Krums Café for the soup or salad of the week. They also offer plenty of snacks and coffee drinks for a mid-morning pick-me-up!


Spend the rest of your day at Rose River Farm for scenic fly fishing. Enjoy the views of the mountains while catching the river’s trophy trout. You can even reserve private and group lessons to get more out of your trip. Madison County also has a wide variety of wineries and breweries for an afternoon of relaxing with a drink in your hand.


After a long day outside, head to the Bavarian Chef for dinner. Experience the authentic traditions and flavors of Germany, homemade with fresh ingredients. Book your stay at the Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges, which offers a range of rooms from motel rooms with a scenic view to rooms and suites with fireplaces and a kitchenette. Or, find comfort at the Inn at Meander, a historic bed and breakfast with romantic manor rooms and cottages.

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