Cheap Romantic Getaways in Virginia

by Nan Kimberling

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Nan Kimberling is a freelance writer and published poet writing professionally since 2007. Her work has appeared in "The Phoenix Nest," eHow, Travels and LIVESTRONG.COM. She specializes in travel industry, outdoor recreation, cooking, sports and science content. Kimberling studied comparative religions at Iowa State University.

Cheap Romantic Getaways in Virginia

Camping at Shenandoah National Park

For the outdoor enthusiast, consider a camping trip to beautiful Shenandoah National Park in Luray. With camping season running roughly from mid-April to early November each year, the park offers secluded nature trails leading to mountain waterfalls, romantic drives along Skyline Drive and lodge dining when you don't want to cook by campfire. The camping fees at all four Shenandoah National Park campgrounds vary but are inexpensive. Shenandoah National Park Luray, VA 22835 540-999-3500 877-444-6777 nps.gov/shen

Chesapeake Wine and Harvest Festival

For the wine enthusiast looking for an affordable fall getaway close to home, attending the Chesapeake Bay Wine and Harvest Festival in Stratford is an excellent choice. Guests can enjoy the tastings included in ticket pricing, live music, local artisan booths and vineyard tours. This September festival's admission prices vary, depending on if you purchase tickets in advance or pay at the gate. Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival 483 Great House Rd Stratford Hall Stratford, Virginia 22558 804-493-8038 chesapeakebaywinefestival.com

Rent a Cabin in the Virginia Mountains

Only one thing is better than a romantic Virginia mountain getaway to a warm housekeeping cabin, and that is reserving it at discounted off-season pricing, making it an affordable getaway. Various romantic cabin rentals can be found nestled in the Virginia mountain region, such as Shadow Mountain Escape off of Skyline Drive. Choose the specific cozy layout of one of the property's timber frame cabins with stone fireplaces and full kitchens. Look for special promotions during the off-season, or plan a trip for midweek as rates will be cheaper. Shadow Mountain Escape, LLC 1132 Jewell Hollow Rd. Luray, Virginia 22835 540-843-0584 shadowmountainescape.com

Annual Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass fans living in Virginia and looking for an affordable romantic getaway are in luck thanks to the Annual Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival in Buena Vista's Glen Maury Park each September. Scheduled acts range from local favorites to national talent, including Josh Williams, Rhonda Vincent and the founders themselves, Nothin' Fancy. Enjoy the weekend listening to great bluegrass or feel free to join in on Open Mic nights. Camping or nearby motel accommodations are available, and ticket prices range from $70 to $85 per person for admission to the entire three day festival. Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival Glen Maury Park 10th Street Buena Vista, VA 24416 800-555-8845 glenmaurypark.com

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