4 Things to Do in Front Royal, VA

Front Royal is a fascinating, historic town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. With its Civil War history, its downtown offerings, and its outdoors adventures, it’s definitely an excellent place to enjoy a getaway to the Commonwealth. Check out these four things to do in Front Royal to get started on your itinerary planning:

  1. Tour the museums and historic sites. Explore the Civil War relics and records at the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum or the Ivy Lodge Museum. Observe the Mosby Monument and the Soldiers’ Circle at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Discover the Belle Boyd Cottage, home of the famous Confederate spy.
  2. Discover the outdoors. When the weather is warm, Front Royal provides everything from canoeing and kayaking to golfing to horseback riding. Or if you’d prefer to view Front Royal from an aerial perspective, then consider enjoying a hot air balloon or a scenic airplane
  3. Indulge your palate. Treat yourself to local favorites like Happy Creek Coffee, B & L Custard, Melting Pot Pizza, and Spelunker’s Frozen Custard and Cavern Burgers. Enjoy a gourmet meal at Apartment 2G or Wine & Duck. You most certainly won’t go hungry in Front Royal (especially if you’re starting your stay with a B&B breakfast!)
  1. Stay at a B&B. We’re the BBHSV; of course this has to be a Front Royal activity! Luckily for you, the BBHSV offers a wonderful Front Royal B&B with fantastic innkeepers, delicious breakfasts, and comfy beds—Lackawanna Bed & Breakfast.
Photo by killahevlin Bed & Breakfast

Photo by killahevlin Bed & Breakfast

Member Feature: Lackawanna B&B

lackawannaOne of the first things that stands out about Lackawanna Bed & Breakfast is its unique name, which not only represents an American Indian tribe, but also paints it as a hub of history: “Lackawanna (a Delaware Indian word meaning ‘meeting of the waters’) was built in 1869, by Dorastus Cone who moved to Front Royal soon after the Civil War. The house was named Lackawanna when it was built; probably because Mr. Cone came here from Lackawanna County, PA, and also because the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River meet at the end of our road” (Lackawanna B&B).

Along with Lackawanna’s rich history, you’ll also find a wealth of amenities that will make your Front Royal getaway absolute perfection. Rest easy in The Charles Suite with its queen-size sleigh bed, sitting room with a TV, and claw foot tub that’s perfect for soaking your cares away. Relax in The Rose Room’s four poster rice bed, as daylight greets your through the floor-to-ceiling window, offering an idyllic view of the Shenandoah River. Also overlooking the Shenandoah River is The J. Webster Room which provides its guests with an in-room bath and a large walk-in shower, a romantic seating area for two, and elegant décor.

Treat yourself to one of the B&B specials—Friends and Fellowship, Girlfriend Getaway, a Mid-Week Escape, or Valentine’s Day Weekend—or take a “just because” trip to escape reality for a bit. Whatever your reasoning, Lackawanna B&B awaits your arrival, ready to pamper you with everything that the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia offers.