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Visit Shenandoah County! Bryce Mountain Escapes loves the opportunity to introduce its visitors to Bryce Resort and the surrounding areas. While our website has tons of links to activities, restaurants and things to do, we know it can be nice to have a print guide in hand.

We’ve  created a downloadable guide to your stay with Bryce Mountain Escapes that we hope will help you plan your visit to Shenandoah County. Inside you will find information about Bryce Mountain Escapes, our amenities, information for pet owners and more. Our guide includes information on things to do, places to see and eat as well as guides to our neighboring towns. A visit to Bryce is not complete without exploring our the charming towns around us including Basye, Woodstock, Mount Jackson & Edinburg.


We hope you enjoy our guide!


Visit Shenandoah County

With all of the activities at Bryce, it can be nice to find a peaceful spot for a quiet coffee or snack. Bryce Mountain Escapes is thrilled to introduce our neighbors, Eric and Jennifer, to our guests. They have recently opened Wetlands Trading Company, located on Route 263 as you enter the the Bryce Resort area. Wetlands Trading offers a Gourmet Market, Garden Center and Gift Shoppe with great food and gifts. Its also a relaxing place for visitors to have a fresh cup of coffee and some fresh baked goods while enjoying our ponds. Little ones will enjoy the waterfalls, fish and frogs.

Visitors can enjoy fresh made scones, biscotti, breads, and other light snacks in their beautiful seating areas. Wetlands features their own fresh baked goods as well as breads from local favorite, Woodstock’s Flour & Water. We are thrilled to introduce Wetlands to our guests, especially those who may be in search of quieter activities on the mountain! Its a great breakfast alternative too!

We encourage you to visit!

Wetlands Trading Co
3110 Orkney Grade
Mount Jackson, VA 22842

Bryce Resort is the perfect launching pad for so many things to do. Visitors can hike, explore historical sites and enjoy the local wineries, breweries and farms. Below you will find and updated list of things to do when visiting Bryce. Enjoy! (Thanks to the Basye-Orkney Springs Community Library for compiling this list.) (updated April 2023)






Where/Directions from Basye


Website for more info

Hiking/Walking (for more info, go to www.fs.usda.gov/gwj & www.hikingupward.com)
Lake Laura, Basye (easy) Rt 263 to Arnold Rd; walk across dam to start counter- clockwise (best views) circuit walk, about 1.25 hours www.bryceresort.com
Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs 2 South past Basye on Rt 263 to end; visit the main building for hiking map or download PDF map from website www.shrinemont.com; www.hikingupward.com/OVH/
Tomahawk Pond 5 S on Rt 263 to Orkney Springs, left on Orkney Springs Rd,

3.2 miles on left



Wolf Gap Recreation Area/Big Schloss 15 From Rt 263 in Basye, at carwash, right on Rt 717 to left on Rt 703, Liberty Furnace Rd,1.5 miles to left on Cold Spring

Rd, to left on Rt 695, Wolf Gap Rd

North Mountain Trail 15 Same as to Wolf Gap above, but from Cold Spring Rd turn left on Judge Rye Rd, Rt 691, trail on left @ 5 miles www.hardycounty.com/files/documents/Gre
Massanutten Storybook Trail (easy) 26 Rt 263 to Mt. Jackson, right on US 11 to New Market, left on Rt 211 to top of mountain, left on Crisman Hollow Rd), 1 mile www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recreation/hi
Lion’s Tale Trail (handicap accessible) 34 Rt 263 to Mt. Jackson, right on US 11 to New Market, left on Rt 211 to top of mountain, left on Crisman Hollow Road), 8 mi www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recreation/hi
Various trails/sites on Massanutten Mountain First CCC Camp, Camp Roosevelt and Elizabeth Furnace, more https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recare
Exploring Area History
Virginia House (1850s hotel), Shrine Mont 2 Rt. 263 south of Basye to the village of Orkney Springs and Shrine Mont, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. 540-856-2141 www.shrinemont.com
Mt. Jackson (covered bridge, Union Church, Mt. Jackson Museum 13 Rt 263 to its end at US 11, left into town; to see Meems Bottom covered bridge, Rt 263 to right on US 11, right on mile on Wissler Rd. Mt. Jackson Museum, 5901 Main St. www.mountjackson.com
Shen Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at

Edinburg Mill

20 Rt 263 to left on US 11, past Mt. Jackson @ 7miles

214 S. Main, 540-984-8400, Mon-Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. noon-

5pm, year-round

www.edinburgmill.com www.townofedinburg.com
New Market (battlefield, Civil War ) 18 Rt 263, right on US 11, 6 miles to right on US 211 W, right on Rt 305, to Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 9-5 daily www.vmi.edu/vmcw/ www.newmarketvirginia.com
Woodstock (old courthouse; museum; Woodstock Tower; Seven Bends State Park ) 20 Rt 263 to left on Rt 42, left on US 11. To Woodstock Tower, continue N on Rt 11, right on Rt 665, Mill Rd.,go 1.5 miles,left on Cemetery Rd, to Woodstock Tower Rd, then 2 miles. For Seven Bends State Park, see website at right. Check museum website for open times. www.woodstockmuseumva.org www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/seven-
Strasburg (visitor center, museums, Civil War battlefields) 32 Rt 263 to left on US 11, thru Mt. Jackson to I-81, to exit 296; town museum–440 E King St.,to schedule visit call 540-465- 3175 or write to strasburgmuseum@gmail.com strasburgmuseum.org www.strasburgva.com
Cedar Creek Battlefield/Belle Grove Natl. Historic Park 40 Rt 263 to left on US 11, thru Mt. Jackson to I-81 north, to Middletown exit, 302, left on US 11. Visitor center

Wednesday – Sunday, 9 am – 4:30 pm, April 30 – Nov. 4, 2023. Belle Grove tours, hours vary, 540-869-3051

Winchester (Civil War sites, Museum of Shen Valley) 54 Rt 263 to left on US 11, thru Mt. Jackson to I-81, north to Winchester exit, 313, follow signs. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St (US 50), 888-556-5799 (hours vary, call or check website) www.themsv.org www.visitwinchesterva.com
Staunton (Civil War, folk life museum, much more) 60 Rt 263 to right on US 11 to I-81, then exit 222 toward Staunton, follow signs to historic district. Frontier Culture Museum, 540-332-7850,year-round,7 days,seasonal hours visitstaunton.com www.frontiermuseum.org



Wineries (call or visit website for directions, hours; see also shenandoahvalleywinetrail.com)
Cave Ridge 9 1476 Conciville Rd, Mt. Jackson, 540-477-2585 caveridge.com
Wolf Gap 11 123 Stout Rd, Edinburg, 540-984-3306 www.wolfgapvineyard.com
Kindred Pointe 12 3575 Conicville Rd Mt. Jackson, 540-477-3570 www.kindredpointe.com
Third Hill/De Mello 14 2110 Quicksburg Rd, Quicksburg, 540-740-8464 www.demellovineyardsthirdhillwinery.com
Shenandoah 18 3659 S. Ox Rd, Edinburg, 540-984-8699 www.shenandoahvineyardsva.com
Muse Vineyards 20 16 Serendipity Ln, Woodstock, 540-459-7033 www.musevineyards.com
North Mountain 23 4374 Swartz Rd, Maurertown, 540-436-9463 www.northmountainvineyard.com
Star in the Valley 28 33 Amos Ln, Strasburg,540-514-1687 www.starinthevalley.com
Wisteria 34 1126 Marksville Rd, Stanley, 540-742-5215 wisteriavineyard.com
Bluestone 38 4828 Spring Creek Rd, Bridgewater, 540-828-0099 www.bluestonevineyard.com
Valerie Hill 41 1687 Marlboro Road, Stephens City, 540-869-9567 www.valeriehillwinery.com
Purple Wolf 43 2644 Cross Keys Rd., Harrisonburg, 540-421-6345 www.whiteoaklavender.com
Brix and Columns 47 1501 Dave Berry Rd, McGaheysville, 540-810-0566 www.brixandcolumns.com
Cross Keys 46 6011 E. Timber Ridge Rd, Mount Crawford, 540-234-0505 www.crosskeysvineyards.com
Marceline Vineyards 46 5887 Cross Keys Rd, Mount Crawford,540-212-9798 www.marcelinevineyards.com
James Charles 48 4063 Middle Rd, Winchester, 540-931-4386 jamescharleswine.com
Barren Ridge 63 984 Barrenridge Rd, Fishersville, 540-248-3300 www.barrenridgevineyards.com
Briede Family 63 450 Green Spring Rd, Winchester, 540-664-2048 www.briedevineyards.com
Ox-Eye 64 44 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton, 540-849-7926 (tasting room) www.oxeyevineyards.com
Breweries/Cideries/Distilleries (see www.shenandoahspiritstrail.com for more information)
Swover Creek 9 4176 Swover Creek Rd, Edinburg, 540-984-8973 www.swovercreekfarms.com
Old Hill Cider 14 17668 Honeyville Rd, Timberville, 540-896-7582 showaltersorchard.com/oldhillhardcider
WoodstockBrewhouse 20 123 E, Court St, Woodstock, 540-459-BREW (2739) www.woodstockbrewhouse.com
Filibuster Distillery 24 50 Maurertown Mill Rd, Mauertown, 202-289-1414 www.filibusterbourbon.com
River Hill Distillery 31 356 Ruffner’s Ferry Rd, Luray, 540-843-0890 riverhilldistillery.com
Box Office Brewery 32 177 E. King St., Strasburg, 540-465-2609 www.boxofficebrewery.com
Pale Fire Brewing 33 217 S. Liberty St., Harrisonburg, 540-217-5452 www.palefirebrewing.com
Sage Bird Cider Works 33 325 N Liberty St.,Harrisonburg, 540-607-8084 www.sagebirdciderworks.com
Brothers Craft Brewing 35 800 N Main St., Harrisonburg, 540- 421-6599 www.brotherscraftbrewing.com
Restless Moons 33 120 W Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg,540- 217 – 2726 www.restlessmoons.com
Three Notch’d Brewing 33 CollabHouse, 241 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, 540-801-2800 threenotchdbrewing.com
Backroom Brewery 40 150 Ridgemont Rd., Middletown, 540-869-8482 www.backroombreweryva.com
Elkton Brewing Co. 41 100 N. Fifth Street, Elkton www.elktonbrewing.com
BrewHaHa Brewing 45 11704 Spotswood Trail Elkton, 540-289-1760 brewhahabrewery.com
Honey&Hops Brewwks 49 212 E Main St, Front Royal, 540-692-6032 www.honeyandhopsbrewworks.com
Winchester Brew Wks 52 320 N. Cameron St., Winchester, 540-692-9242 winchesterbrewworks.com
Alesatian Brewing Co. 52 21 & 23 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, 540-667-2743 alesatianbrewing.com
Escutcheon Brewing 57 142 W. Commercial St.,Winchester www.escutcheonbrewing.com
Red Beard Brewing 60 120 S. Lewis St., Wharf District, Staunton, 540-430-3532 redbeardbrews.com
Misty Mountain Mead 62 661 Warm Springs Rd, Winchester, 540-336-2273 mistymountainmead.com
Queen City Brewing 63 834 Spring Hill Rd., Staunton, 540-213-8014 qcbrewing.wixsite.com/qcbrewing
Winchester Cider Wks 64 2504 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester, 540-686-7632 winchesterciderworks.com
Farm & Food Shops (see also www.fieldsofgold.org)
Deauville Farm (pick your own) 3 7648 Crooked Run Rd, Basye, Rt 263 S to right on Rt 717, right on Crooked Run, 540-856-2130 (Fri-Mon.) www.localharvest.org/deauville-farm-
Swover Creek Farms 9 4176 Swover Creek Farm Rd, Edinburg. Rt 42 N toward Woodstock, rt on Swover Creek Rd, 540-984-8973 www.swovercreekfarms.com
Paugh’s Orchard 8 5591 Senedo Rd, Quicksburg, Rt 263 toward Mt. Jackson, right on US 42 S, 5 miles, 540-740-8028 (closed Saturdays) www.virginia.org/Listings/Shopping/Paughs
Showalter’s Orchard 14 17768 Honeyville Rd, Timberville, 540-896-7582, pick your

own apples, fresh cider, events, see website for hours.



Paugh’s Farm 845 Turkey Knob Road, Quicksburg, 540-740-9076 paughsfarm.com
Route 11 Potato Chips factory 16 Rt 263 to Mt. Jackson, right on US 11 to right toward I-81, stay on Caverns Rd, right on Industrial Park Rd to 11 Edwards Way, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Fry times: 540-477-9664 www.rt11.com
Hott Apiary 16 3053 River Rd, New Market, 540-383-3323, honey and honeybee products, call ahead www.hottapiaries.com
Mowery Orchard 20 Rt 263 to left on Rt 42, 24247 Senedo Rd, Woodstock, days/hours vary, 540-459-8645, fresh produce www.moweryorchard.com
Jon Henry General Store 18 9383 N. Congress, New Market, 540-704-4304, local food products, seeds, gifts, open daily 9am-6pm jonhenrygeneralstore.com
Turner Ham House, Fulks Run Grocery 18 11441 Brocks Gap Rd, Fulks Run. S on Rt 263 to Orkney Springs, left on Rt 612, Orkney Springs Rd,10.5 miles to right on Rt 259, go 2.6 miles. 540-896-7487,Mon-Sat 10-5 fulksrungrocery.com
Golden Angels Apiary 23 11046 Wills Creek Rd, Linville, 540-701-8808 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100079029258271
Shenandoah Heritage Market 37 I-81 S to exit 243 (S of Harrisonburg), left at light on US 11, market on left; @ large windmill, 540-433-3929, closed Sun. www.shenandoahmarket.net
Dayton Farmers


37 3105 John Wayland Hwy ( Rt 42), Dayton 540-879-3801,

open Thurs-Sat.,9am-6pm

Woodbine Farm Mkt 39 5199 John Marshall Hwy, Strasburg, 7 days, 540-465-2729 www.woodbinefarmmarket.com
White Oak Lavender Farm 43 I-81 S to exit 247A, US33E, go 4 miles, right on Rt 276 S,

2644 Cross Keys Rd, right on Newcomer Lane, Harrisonburg, 10am-6pm 7 days, 540-421-6345

Farmers Markets (seasonal; see also http://buylocalshenvalley.org)
Basye Bryce Resort parking lot, May-Oct., Wed., 9am-1pm
South Street Barn Market, Woodstock 20 South Street at Muhlenburg St., Woodstock, year-round Saturdays 9am-1pm www.southstreetbarnmarket.com
Broadway 20 116 Broadway Ave., Broadway, 540-896-5152, Saturdays, seasonal broadwayva.gov/community-market/
Woodbine Farm Market, near Strasburg 34 5199 John Marshall Hwy (I-81, exit Rt 55 west), 540-465- 2729, April-Dec., daily 9am-6pm www.woodbinefarmmarket.com
Richard’s Fruit Market 43 6410 Middle Rd, Middletown, VA, 540-869-1455, Tues, Wed.,Thurs & Saturday, 10am-4pm www.richardsfruitmarket.com
Harrisonburg 33 228 S. Liberty St, downtown, year-round, Saturday 9am-1pm www.harrisonburgfarmersmarket.com
Willow Grove Farm 37 571 Virginia Ave, Luray, 540-742-3081 willowgrovebeef.com
Winchester Spring Valley Market 58 2454 Northwestern Turnpike (Rt 522 west of Rt 37),

Winchester, 540-773-4820, 10-5 weekdays, 9-5 Sat & Sun

Virginia Farm Market 65 1881 N. Frederick Pike (Rt. 522) 1 mile north of Winchester, 540- 665-8000 (opens April 15) www.virginiafarmmarket.com
Staunton 60 Wharf parking lot, downtown; Saturdays from April to Sept, 7am-noon; fall hours 8am-noon; some December hours stauntonfarmersmarket.org
Things to Do with Kids (see also https://visitshenandoah.org/poi/family-fun)
Lake Laura, Bryce Rt 263 to Arnold Rd; beach, paddleboats, swimming www.bryceresort.com
College League Baseball (summer) 18


New Market Rebels Woodstock River Bandits www.newmarketrebels.com www.woodstockriverbandits.org
Shenandoah Caverns 14 Rt 263 to Mt. Jackson, right on US 11 to right toward I-81, stay straight; 261 Caverns Rd, Quicksburg, 540-477-3115 www.shenandoahcaverns.com
Endless Caverns 21 New Market; Rt 263 to Mt. Jackson, right on US 11 thru New Market 3 miles, left on Endless Caverns Rd., 540-896-2283 www.endlesscaverns.com
Luray Caverns 31 Luray; Rt 263 to Mt. Jackson, right on US 11 to New Market, left on Rt 211 to Luray, follow signs, 540-743-6551 luraycaverns.com
Fort Valley Ranch 25 299 S. Fort Valley Rd, Fort Valley, trail rides,540-933-6633 www.fortvalleystable.com
Birdsong Gardens 27 3-acre private garden near Luray; see website for info www.birdsongpleasuregarden.info


Melrose Caverns 29 6639 N Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, 540-434-3500 www.melrosecaverns.com
Back Home on the Farm 30 2915 Willow Run Rd, Harrisonburg. Rt 263 to Rt 42 South to Rt 767, Linville, right on Rte 767, 540-442-6493 backhome-onthefarm.com
Shenandoah River Adventures 36 415 Long Ave, Shenandoah, VA 22849. Rent canoes, kayaks, tubes, appointment only, 888-309-7222 shenandoahriveradventures.com
Shenandoah River Outfitters 38 Rent canoes, kayaks, tubes, 6502 S. Page Valley Rd, Luray, 540-743-4159. Call or reserve online www.shenandoah-river.com
Jordan Hollow Stables 34 Trail, pony rides,657 Pine Grove Rd, Stanley, 540-778-2623 jordanhollowstables.com
Explore More Discovery Museum 33 150 S. Main St, Harrisonburg (downtown), call for reservation, 540-442-8900 www.iexploremore.com
Massanutten Resort Water Park 48 1200 Adventure Dr, Massanutten Resort (I-81 exit 247a, US 33 E. 12 miles. 540-437-4340, book ahead online www.massresort.com
Dinosaur Land 50 3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, White Post, VA, open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9:30 am-4:30-pm. 540-869-2222 dinosaurland.com
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum 55 19 W. Cork St, Winchester (downtown), 540-722-2020; Wed.– Sat., 9:30am – 3.30pm discoverymuseum.net
State Arboretum of VA/Blandy Farm 55 I-81 north exit 313 east (Winchester), 10 miles to entrance on right @ 1.5 mi past Rt 340 intersection, 540-837-1758 blandy.virginia.edu
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival 2 Orkney Springs, summer; Rt 263 S past Basye 2 miles; (summer), 540-459-3396 musicfest.org
Schultz Theater 18 J. Frank Hillyard Auditorium,226 Hawks Hill Dr, Broadway, 540-246-2962 offbroadwayplayersva.org
Theatre Shenandoah 20 107 Center St, Edinburg, 540-984-3972 www.theatreshenandoah.org
Woodstock Community Theatre 21 136 N. Main St, Woodstock, 540-459-2221 (first-run movies, year-round) communitywoodstock.com
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 33 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, 540-568-7000 (year-round) www.jmu.edu/forbescenter
Family Drive-in Theater 40 Stephens City: from Mt. Jackson, I-81 north, exit 307, left on US 11, 1 mile 540- 773-2646 www.thefamilydi.com
Blackfriars Playhouse 64 10 S Market St, Staunton, 877-MUCH.ADO (year-round) www.americanshakespearecenter.com
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre 55 Shenandoah University, 1460 University Dr., Winchester, 540-665-4569 www.ssmtva.org

Bryce Resort offers a unique outdoor mountain top dinner series throughout the summer! From the champagne on the lift ride, to the five-course meal with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s an experience not to be missed. Because each dinner has a specially prepared menu and theme, the prices will vary. A cash bar will be available throughout dinner.

The dinners will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from June – October. Reservations are required.


June 8 – 6:00 PM

July 13 – 6:00 PM

August 10 – 6:00 PM

September 14 – 6:00 PM

October –  TBD

For more information visit Bryce Resort’s website. Call 540-856-2121 for reservations for dinner on the mountain. In the event of inclement weather, dinner will be moved inside to the Shenandoah Center or the Copper Kettle, depending on space.

Brycefest returns to Bryce Resort, July 1 Noon – 10:00 p.m!  This year, Brycefest will include a DJ, live music and a vendor village with crafts and specialty foods.  There will be plenty of food and beverages available, including a buffet in the dining room Saturday evening. Reservations for the buffet are a must and the Copper Kettle will close at 4 to allow for buffet set up. The Copper Kettle will offer a limited menu until closing.

Brycefest features live music throughout the day.



The day will cap off with a fireworks display at the top of the mountain which is not to be missed. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the  show.


You may have noticed that the Copper Kettle is closed on Monday & Tuesday and that on weekdays, it does not open until 4. This leaves many visitors wondering “where do I eat at Bryce”? As Basye is a small town with only a few immediate options, we want to make sure that our guests are not surprised! Since all our units have full kitchens, one option is to plan ahead and bring supplies for your meals. But if that’s not your style, keep reading!

For a complete list of  where to eat and drink when visiting Bryce, check out our activities page. Considering a day exploring? Check out our recommendations for a perfect day in Woodstock.