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Bryce Resort Summer Fun at Bryce Resort/Great Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Zipline, Bungee & Climbing Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tubing, Grass Skiing/Boarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lake Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Restaurants at Bryce Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 BryceFest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Bryce Hiking, Farmers Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bryce Resort Membership Included Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Shenandoah County Shenandoah Valley Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Scenic Fort Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Town Festivals of Shenandoah County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 New Market Battlefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Wine Making in Shenandoah County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Explore the Caverns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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540-459-1340 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. (Walk-ins welcome for Family Health Center) Multi-Specialty Schedule (by appointment only) Monday – Gynecology Tuesday – Behavioral Health Wednesday – Orthopedics Thursday – Orthopedics Friday – General surgery (office appointments)

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Golfers on the course on a summer afternoon.

Summer Fun At Bryce Resort

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elcome to Bryce Resort – your four-season resort for family fun! Located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Bryce Resort offers something for everyone. For more than 40 years the resort has been the source of year-round recreation for golf, tennis, swimming and boating to summer and winter mountain activities. Located within easy driving (or flying, Sky Bryce Airport –VG18) distance from the Washington DC/Baltimore metropolitan areas as well as the Tidewater and Charlottesville areas, Bryce Resort is your destination fun and vacation place in western Virginia.

Great Golf!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery while dodging the tricky little stream that meanders through the gently rolling, yet challenging golf course. Designated as Challenging, the par-71, 6,295-yard course designed by Ed Ault is surrounded by the beauty of North Mountain and offers the very best rounds of golf in the Valley. This alpine-like setting doesn’t Bryce Resort

change the fact that this course will challenge and entertain you. From the novice to the expert, swing, stroll and putt your way along the beautifully maintained greens and fairways. Bryce Resort’s golf course is open to the public. For the first-timer to the most accomplished player, you can learn or hone your skills with lessons with the Bryce Resort PGA pro. Bryce Resort has received the designation of a PGA Family Course. This is a nationwide initiative that is intended to provide PGA Professionals a means to make golf more accessible and enjoyable for families. Along with the 18-hole championship course, there is also a driving range with 15-station practice tees with a 300+-yard range and target green area with a sand bunker for work on the short game. There is a practice green near the 1st tee. The golf shop is stocked with quality men’s and ladies wear along with brand name equipment and custom club fitting tailored to your swing and body type. Shenandoah County Travel Guide • 7


Bryce Resort Public Golf Rates All-inclusive packages including carts NEVER exceed $50, and now enjoy Twilight play after 5:00pm for as little as $15.00. Call 800-821-1444 x249 or local 856-2124 for details.


For the first-timer to the most accomplished, you can learn to hone your skills with lessons with the Bryce Resort PGA pro. A member of the PGA Quarter Century Club, Doug Zimmerman can advise you on what clubs to purchase in the well-equipped pro shop to giving group or private lessons, and will organize all aspects of a tournament, whether it is a small group of friends getting together or a corporate golf outing. For information about tee times and rates, tournament planning and “Stay and Play� rates, contact the golf shop at doug@bryceresort.com.


Experience of a lifetime? The Zip Line at Bryce Resort

Zipline Adventure Tour, Bungee, Climbing Wall Introduced in the summer of 2008, Bryce Resort’s new mountain activities have proved to be a major success. Attracting crowds all summer long, these new activities provide the entire family with enjoyment and stimulating fun. The climbing wall and bungee will give you the opportunity to test your strength and climbing skills. The apparatus is completely safe with its orientation lesson, heavy-duty harnesses, and trained staff. Climb your way to the top or bounce yourself high into the air, landing on a trampoline; your heart will be pumping during the entire session. Sessions are an hour and one half. Not in the mood to climb or jump? How about a zip down the mountain on the zip line? This fast-paced tour attracts all ages of participants – some as old as 85 and as young as 10. Take the chair lift and then a short hike to the first station, and begin your “flight” down the mountain. There are 11 stations and the entire tour takes about an hour and a half. 10 • Bryce Resort

Grass Tubing, Grass Skiing, Grass Boarding Ski and tube the mountain in summer! Surprised? If you are a warm weather devotee and want to ski and tube, Bryce is the place for you, offering the same exciting experiences that winter players have. Mountain tubing takes no skills except to sit in a tube, slide down the run on a specially developed surface exclusively for tubing, laugh, and have fun. One per-

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recommended for the athletic participant age 10 and over. For the first-timer there is a mandatory lesson. The best value is the first time package which includes the lesson, lift ticket, equipment, helmet and pads. Both tubing and grass skiing are great family activities.

Lake Laura If you just want to lie in the sun and relax, or have a picnic, fish or boat, come to Lake Laura. Located near the entrance to the resort in Basye, just off Route 263 West, Lake Laura provides you with all the relaxation you can dream of. This 45-acre, spring fed lake is stocked with fish, sports a boat landing at the far end, has a lovely sandy beach and grass area for sun bathing, along with paddle boats and canoes that you can rent. It is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. If you don’t bring a picnic, there is a snack bar with items to stave off hunger all day.

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son per tube or clip your group together for an even more thrilling experience. Grass skiing and boarding require physical strength, balance, and fitness. It is

Group Rates Available for Mountain Activities

Group rates are available for all of the mountain adventure activities. Contact Bryce Resort Group Sales: groupsales@bryceresort.com. For additional information regarding the mountain adventure activities, contact skischool@bryceresort.com.

Swimming at Lake Laura

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The Copper Kettle and Restaurant@ Bryce Resort are located in the Lodge.

Restaurants at Bryce Resort fast starting at Bryce Resort is the perfect place to bring the entire family for lunch or dinner in the Copper Kettle, or create special memories with a romantic dinner for two in the Restaurant@Bryce. Both areas create an atmosphere that you will want to experience again and again. The Copper Kettle is open seven days a week. It serves both lunch and dinner, along with a light bar menu. It features a huge fireplace, an 84-inch large screen TV as well as 8 other televisions for viewing your favorite sporting events. The Restaurant@Bryce Resort provides a special venue for a romantic dinner for two or just getting together with friends. There is also a fine selection of premium wines, perfect for pairing with dinner and delicious on-site made desserts. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings, the atmosphere is lovely. Both Restaurants offer a full menu with high emphasis on quality ingredients and scratch made items. Some of the signature dishes include Spice Rubbed Drumsticks appetizer, Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs, and Broiled Salmon The Express Grill located at the Sports Complex between holes 9 and 10 which is open 7 days per week for break14 • Bryce Resort

8am and also features made to order sandwiches, Burgers, Dogs, and Take Out Pizza. Open from May 8th through October call 856-2121 ext 248 The restaurant can also be reserved for special events – weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties – anything you want. The events manager can help you make your special event one that will be remembered fondly for years.

BryceFest July 3, 2010 10:00am ~ 10:00pm Free Entertainment All Day! Free Admission! Free Parking! The 11th annual festival will include an Arts & Crafts Show with over 70 vendors. Children’s games, magician, moun-

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tain tubing, airplane rides, antique car show, castle bounce, pony rides, dunk tank, great food, and more! When the skies darken at 9:30pm, the slopes light up with a spectacular fireworks display presented by Pyrotecnico. The Robbie Limon Band will entertain again this summer. Robbie has been on the bandstand for twenty years and brings his love of 70s-era songwriters to each performance. The Fitzmaurice Band is an up and coming band based out of Bowie, MD, playing the entire spectrum of bluegrass. EZGO returns to the ski slopes stage with some great rock ‘n roll and beach music. EZGO (pronounced Easy Go) was formed in 2003, combining the talents of four veteran musicians and has been providing top quality live musical entertainment from DC to the beach ever since. BryceFest is a great event for the entire family, and a wonderful way to celebrate America on the Fourth of July weekend in 2010.

Hiking Bryce Resort sits in a small valley along the foothills of Great North Mountain, surrounded by 700 miles of blazed and named hiking trails. Great North Mountain to the west and Massanutten Mountain, located 12 miles east of Bryce, are part of the Lee Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest. Bryce Resort

Ready to buy or sell a home in the Shenandoah Valley? Would the inclusion of Bryce Resort Membership be an incentive in your purchasing or sales decision? If so, learn about the Bryce Resort Membership Included program. Sellers of homes can include the one-time Bryce Membership fee of $3,000 in the sales agreement, and can advertise the many benefits of Bryce Resort membership to prospective purchasers. Home buyers now have the option of purchasing a home with full Bryce Membership included, with swimming, golf, skiing and the full social eco system of Bryce Resort. You get a resort and country club with your new home! Consider including Bryce Membership in your next home purchase. See your local realtor or contact Bryce Resort for more details. Great North Mountain, known for its spectacular displays of mountain laurel in late spring, has 47 blazed trails with magnificent panoramic views. Massanutten Mountain, which is actually a doughnut ring of mountains, offers several hundred miles of trails and mountain biking, offtrail-vehicle roads and camping.

Bryce Farmers Market The Bryce Resort Farmers Market is held each Wednesday from mid-May through late September. The Farmers Market features produce and products from local farmers. All products sold must have been grown in or provided for in Shenandoah County. Come to shop in the Farmers Market, and stay to enjoy lunch in the Copper Kettle Restaurant. Shenandoah County Travel Guide • 15


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his summer discover world class music in a unique setting. Imagine lying on a blanket with friends and family on the grounds of a national historic landmark, under the moon and stars listening to lush symphonic music, hot jazz, down home bluegrass and more, played by GrammyÂŽ award-winning artists. Taste the wonderful handdipped ice cream and the delicious homemade goodies. This is the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in beautiful Orkney Springs, tucked into the beautiful Virginia countryside, and now in its 48th year of presenting outstanding music for the residents of and visitors to the Shenandoah Valley. Compose a perfect experience at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Call 800-459-3396 or 540-459-3396 for more information. Visit www.musicfest.org or email info@musicfest.org.

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Scenic Fort Valley

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estled in between the Massanutten Mountains lies Fort Valley, known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;valley within the valleyâ&#x20AC;? for its central location within the greater Shenandoah Valley. Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the 1730s, Native Americans made use of the Fortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abundant resources. Tradition holds that Daniel Morgan built the first road into the Valley by order of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Valley is 23 miles long and three miles wide, consisting of private farmland surrounded by the George Washington National Forest. Passage Creek, known for excellent trout fishing, flows the length of the Valley. Explore the Fort Valley Museum housed in the

historic brick church at the intersection of Dry Run and Fort Valley Roads. The Fort Valley area of the George Washington National Forest provides excellent hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities. Guided horseback rides into the Forest and fun for the whole family are available at Fort Valley Ranch, 540-933-6633.

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Town Festivals of Shenandoah County

he towns of Shenandoah County are found along the Old Valley Pike, Route 11. Each has their own distinctive historic flavor, and each has its own unique annual town festivals. You’ll want to put as many as possible on your calendar this year.

MayFest Celebration in Strasburg The 28th Annual MayFest celebration, hosted by the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce, will be held May 14-16, 2010. The family-oriented weekend begins with a musical followed by a street dance, featuring the Robbie Limon Band, on Friday evening. Crafters line the street Saturday and Sunday along with a variety of food vendors, activities for children, parade, live entertainment from local musicians as well as magician Wes Iseli, and a duck

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race on Sunday afternoon. The Town of Strasburg will host its annual 4th of July activities with fun for the whole family. To celebrate Strasburg’s German heritage, an Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 and will also include a Business Expo, food, live music, crafts, bingo and children’s activities. Visit www.strasburgvachamber.com for more information on MayFest or Oktoberfest. For information on the Strasburg’s July 4th celebration visit www.strasburgva.com.

Mount Jackson Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

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Edinburg Ole Time Festival The 30th Festival is scheduled for September 17-19, 2010, in this sleepy little town nestled along US-11 (Exit 279 on I-81). Edinburg comes alive with the Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food. The best part of the Festival, though, is the people. The theme is that of another time. A time when things moved a little slower, a time when people took the time to visit with each other, but most of all, a time when everybody enjoyed the life they had and the friends they shared. For information, contact the Ole Time Festival Committee at festival@shentel.net http://www.edinburgoletimefestival.org/.

Mount Jackson Apple & Grape Harvest Festival The Mt. Jackson Chamber annually hosts the Apple-Grape Harvest Festival held on the second weekend in October. This year’s dates will be October 9-10, 2010. The festival boasts streets lined with arts and crafts vendors, a selection of food Heritage Days in New Market

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to satisfy everyone’s taste, and exciting events such as hot air balloon rides, square dancing, wine tasting, and helicopter tours. As you stroll down Main Street you will also be accompanied by the music of the many bands and performers set up for your listening enjoyment. Contact the chamber at 540-477-3275. E-mail: mjcc@shentel.net

New Market Heritage Days The New Market Heritage Days Festival will be held October 23-24, 2010, from 9:00am-5:00pm both days. Food vendors and crafters will be set up along the street, with craft shows at the American Legion and the New Market Community Center and a 50/50 raffle. New Market is the southern-most town in Shenandoah County and a special town to visit...how could it not be with a river that flows north and majestic underground rooms? Enjoy this beautiful area during the Heritage Days Festival. For information, call the Chamber at 540-740-3212. Shenandoah County Travel Guide • 23


Shenandoah National Park

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scape to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Just 75 miles west of Washington, DC, Shenandoah National Park showcases the beauty, heritage and activities of this scenic destination. In 1926, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of Shenandoah National Park to preserve and protect over 350,000 acres of eastern deciduous forest and farms, now a sanctuary for more than 100 varieties of trees, 200 species of birds and 1,100 flowering plants. Stop at one of 75 overlooks for exhilarating vistas of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the Piedmont to the east.

Amble along a beautiful bridle path on a guided horseback ride or participate in a workshop or many other events. Skyline Drive is a National Scenic Byway, one of only four in Virginia. It runs 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park, offering a scenic drive and picturesque overlooks. Shenandoah National Park is open year-round, although portions of Skyline Drive, the National Scenic Byway that winds through the park, may be closed temporarily during and after periods of bad weather because of road conditions.

Route 11 Yard Crawl Shop Until You Drop!

business sales, antiques, with something for everyone. www.shenandoahtravel.org or 888-367-3965 for more details.

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he 6th Annual “Route 11 Yard Crawl” in the Shenandoah Valley takes place on Saturday, Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites August 14, 2010. The Yard Crawl runs in Beautiful Woodstock, Virginia from New Market in the south to Come and relax! Stephens City in the north along the Enjoy our heated indoor “Old Valley Pike,” Route 11, from pool/whirlpool, cloud nine beds, well equipped fitness 7:00am until...... center & business center. Wake up to our Full Plan to spend a fun day meanHot Complimentary Breakfast! dering through 43 miles of the Woodstock has many local attractions: • Golf • Skiing • Wineries • Caverns Va l l e y, and much, much more. browsing Spend the day shopping in our quaint historic town. through For reservations visit Hampton.com sidewalk or call 540-459-7111 HamptonInnWoodstock.com and yard 1150 Motel Dr. Woodstock, VA 22664 sales, local

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History Awaits Discovery at New Market Battlefield

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ocated in Virginia’s beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley, the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park tells the story of one of the last major southern victories in the Civil War’s “Breadbasket of the Confederacy.” On May 15, 1864, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge defeated a larger Union army under the command of Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel on the Bushong family’s farm near the town of New Market. Breckinridge’s army included 257 Cadets from the Virginia Military Institute, facing their baptism of fire. Never before, or since, has a college student body been called into pitched battle as were the VMI Cadets, ten of whom were killed. Established in 1967 and administered by VMI, the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is a National

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Historic Landmark comprising nearly 300 acres of the core battleground, including the historic Bushong Farm and Hall of Valor Museum. The Museum, interprets the Battle of New Market and the saga of the entire Civil War in Virginia. Colorful dioramas, exhibits, and computer kiosks describe the incredible acts of endurance and resilience demonstrated by soldiers of the North and South. For general Park information, visit www.vmi.edu/newmarket.

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Wine Making in Shenandoah

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Soil, Rainfall Ideal for Winemaking

any people know that the make more wine than we can carefully Shenandoah Valley is world craft. Our small, boutique winery prorenowned for its scenic beauty and vides the right elements -- good grapes, history. What they don’t know is that good practices and modern equipment to its low rainfall and deep, rocky soils make this an ideal location for growing the highest quality grapes used in making our wines. With an annual average rainfall of only 32 inches, enough drought stress is produced on the vines to produce intense flavors and aromas in the wines. As a result, wine making has become Vines at Cave Ridge Vineyards an art in Shenandoah County and the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Five wineraries now make-up the produce -- not the most wine, but the Shenandoah County Wine Trail, and all best wine possible,” says Willard, who is are open for a wonderful tasting experi- known thoughout the county as Wolfgap ence. Many offer food and entertain- Willie. Cave Ridge Vineyard is a family owned ment as well. Winemaking is not new to the county, and operated vineyard and winery locathowever. Shenandoah Caverns operates ed in the foothills near Mount Jackson. “We produce wines that emphasize the the third oldest winery in the state of Virginia. “The most unique thing about Shenandoah Vineyards,” says Emma Randell, president of !"#$%&'()$%*'+$,"-(% Shenandoah Vineyards in Edinburg, “is that we are the first winery in the Shenandoah Valley established way back in 1976, and, thus, are considered pioneers of the industry. Also, we have a great location, just 1 1/2 mile off I-81. Of course, we make great wines.” One of the newest vineyards is % Wolf Gap, one of the new breed of !""#$%&'(#)(*+*'#,-./&# 0.1-(### boutique wineries. It was founded $'2&'(2+3#4#5+*1-2+3#66788#ʹ#97:8#;#51&2+3##6<788#ʹ#9788# in 2004 by Willard and Diane 6=>?#@.&%AB%""'#C2D# E*D#F+AG(.&H#I+#<<J=<# Elledge. “Wolf Gap wines are ///DA+B'-%2K'DA.L;##9=84=>>4<9J9# unique because we don’t try to % 26 • Bryce Resort

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fruit character of the grape using a minimalist approach to our winemaking,” says owner and winemaker Randy Phillips. “Cave Ridge adheres to sustainable farming practices in order to promote a healthy ecosystem for future generations.” “The wines at Crooked Run Cellars are unique due to the unique growingconditions found in the Shenandoah Valley,” says owner Jennifer Adamy. “Our growing sites highlight these conditions with temperatures, soil conditions, rainfall, and wind; producing grapes balanced in sugars and acidity. The end product is a wonderfully balanced wine that requires minimal interference from the winemaker. That is our goal at Crooked Run, to craft wine with minimal interference, more to the standards created by nature.”

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Shenandoah Vineyards

Oldest Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley Award Winning Wines Less than 5 minutes from I-81.

Open 7 Days a Week 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 540-984-8699 www.shentel.net/shenvine

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Explore the Caverns

You’ll see the famous “Breakfast Bacon” naturally red-colored limestone formations, so unusual they appeared in National Geographic. Soaring rooms like iscover an underground world of Long View Hall and Rainbow Lake will wonder with personally guided tours. delight you. Amazing is the word to describe the Shenandoah variety of Caverns reveals its unique, wonders along a oneintricate mile tour circuit and unexwhere a comfortable pected for56-degree temperamations ture is maintained with the year-round. And it descriptive offers the only cavern names of system with elevator C a p i t o l service as well as the The Grottos at Shenandoah Caverns Dome, and added convenience of Diamond level walkways and no stairs. So don’t hesitate to plan your trip for Cascade. The Caverns is located at Exit explorers of every age and physical ability. 268 off I-81 in Shenandoah County, Everyone can enjoy the underground wonders Virginia. Call 540-477-3115 or toll free 888at Shenandoah Caverns. 4CAVERN for more information. Shenandoah Caverns has thrilled visitors from around the world since it opened in 1922. People from all walks of life come to discover a world of breathtaking natural wonders, incredible geology and extraordinary crystalline 540.459.2913 formations waiting to be admired.

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Southern Kitchen Home Cooking Since 1955 Close to Bryce Resort, Shenandoah Caverns & New Market Battlefield New Market, Virginia I-81 Exit

Steaks • Seafood • Chicken 540-740-3514 9576 S. Congress Street Open 7 Days a Week 7 am - 9 pm Come by and meet your hosts, Randy & Rebecca Newland

Relax, Refresh, Restore I M M E R S E YOU R S E L F I N LU X U RY C LO S E TO H O M E .

Botox Cosmetic Fillers Massages Facial Laser Hair Reduction Vein Therapy Skin Rejuvenation Exclusive Skin Care Products Mineral-Based Cosmetics Visia Complexion Analysis

1066 Hisey Avenue, Suite 101 Woodstock, VA 22664 540-459-4916 www.shenspa.com

Bryce Resort

Tania Damavandy, MD, FACOG Medical Director, ShenSpa

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Zip,Golf, Taste & Explore Shenandoah!

Shenandoah Caverns

Meems Bottom Bridge

New Market Battlefield

Farms & Agriculture

Wineries

Zip Line, Golf, Wine Tasting, Caverns, Attractions, Route 11 Yard Crawl, Old Valley Pike, Civil War Battlefields in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley 90 minutes from the Washington Beltway. Shenandoah County Tourism 888-367-3965 â&#x20AC;˘ www.shenandoahtravel.org


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