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Okay - There is a notion amongst the family that we may gather again this year. My niece has just had a baby who will be 4 month old come the end of August. She lives in Leesburg, VA. The usual goal is to find an outdoor activity that we can do together and a couple of nights where we can sit around a have a few sips of Scotland's finest. In this case, we might try to be in close enough proximity to Leesburg for them to join us during the day for a while.

It could range from 3 couples and a teen to five couples and a teen to six couples, one with a teen, one with two kids 8 and 12.

I have been to Morganstown for canoeing and like it, but it is too far away. I saw there is canoeing on the Shenandoah, near Luray, which is 1 1/2 hours.

Examples of other trips we have done- Asheville- one b&b, nice enough- Virginia Beach- vacation house on the beach- okay but way to expensive for what you get and what it was. Reminded me why we like to stay at inns and b&b's. We chose these because they were close to where my dad was who was in marginal health for traveling. Now, if we want to include our niece, it's Leesburg centric.

Love to have any suggestions

 

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Wow! Some great suggestions. Perhaps it is time for to visit some keepers of the flame. Of course, this will require hearing back from my family members. Insert cat photo here.

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The Thomas Shepherd Inn is in Shepherdstown, WV - that's 45 minutes from Leesburg, max.  At your maximum number you may be out of capacity (6 rooms, maximum 12 guests) but there is overflow lodging available in the area.  You are close to historic sites (Antietam, Harpers Ferry), nature (C&O Canal for biking, AT for hiking) and can walk to several restaurants with varying price points and cuisines.  There's a very large living room for gathering and a back porch that overlooks the garden from the second floor.  It's not mine any more but you might call Lauren, the new owner and see if she can help you.

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I will recommend something here (I say here as it is in my state) that is amazing. If you are looking for lodging, Shenandoah River State Park - the lodge is magnificent and the cabins are full housekeeping which is all pots and pans etc for cooking and linens you just show up! Now, these are not old rusty cabins, we stayed in them a couple years ago brand new. (This is 1 hr from Leesburg VA)

They have, for the first time this Spring a company providing ZIP LINE and CANOPY TOURS (4 wheel etc).

https://www.zipthepark.com/

If it is over the summer August there is a one week rental requirement for cabins/lodges. You need to get on them quick to see if they are available. MORE affordable than a B&B or hotel room, plus you can cook there, grill outside too. 

Click here for the parks page and click here for an article showing the inside of a cabin, and the park a little bit from a visitor. 

You can reserve online or call 1-800-933-PARK (7275). 

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PS If you have 5 couples and one teen - then please look us up - you should know where I am by now. We are unable to take kids, but we do have a big porch for your Scotland's finest and music and recreation, mountains lakes, etc right here. Smiling

Or if the two of you can get away for a night or two, you are comp'd at this inn, please consider this your innvite. I would love to meet my innmates from across the big water...

 

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Oh my... I forgot all about the State park. and I had no idea they had ziplining. We have it in Luray as well. And of course, the state park is just about 20 min from Luray...so they could do it all Smiling

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EmptyNest wrote:

Oh my... I forgot all about the State park. and I had no idea they had ziplining. We have it in Luray as well. And of course, the state park is just about 20 min from Luray...so they could do it all Smiling

Yes brand new! Just opened. Smiling 

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I hope they market it up the wahzoo!!!!  Tell them to put out some big signs on 340. All the people on that road...would be great to have a sign out. Everyone would see it!  I drive by weekly and had no idea!

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EmptyNest wrote:

I hope they market it up the wahzoo!!!!  Tell them to put out some big signs on 340. All the people on that road...would be great to have a sign out. Everyone would see it!  I drive by weekly and had no idea!

There is a weight limit. That was something they didn't specify online, only in person. And well...this is Virginia. So they had to deal with that and some issues from it.

It is the company doing it, not the park, so the company can do what they want to do to promote. I will let someone know about your comment, thanks.

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There's lots to do in Luray...my location! Though I have no rooms available any more Sad   Canoeing, Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns, as well as loads of wineries between Leesburg and here!  It would keep you busy for several days. We are the Cabin Capital of VA..so loads of cabin rentals for an entire family.

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Lots to do around Lancaster, PA.  2 1/2 hours from Leesburg.  Really so much more than Amish, but Amish is fascinating.  Also there's an innmate in Lancaster.

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For the whole group I am too far away and too small. However, if you take a swing around before or after I would be honored to have you visit for night(s) or just a cuppa. I am 45 minutes door to door from Morgantown (2 hours from Pittsburgh International Airport).

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