Horsing Around in Fort Valley

Powell’s Fort Valley is often referred to as “the small valley within the valley” due to its location in the greater and much more famous Shenandoah Valley. In this secluded rural enclave located minutes from Luray Caverns just across the storied Shenandoah River, you’ll enjoy guided horseback trail riding at Fort Valley Ranch and Stables. A group or family ride through the ranch turns into a selection of trails with direct access to the George Washington National Forest. Fort Valley is the only valley stables with permitted access to these protected federal lands. Choose from 1 or 1 ½ hour rides, a half day ride into the National Forest, or a full day to the highest peak in the area. For couples or families with cowpokes too young to ride a horse, a horse- or mule-drawn wagon ride through the ranch and along the country roads is another popular option. After your ride, relax away the rest of the day on the ranch by throwing some horseshoes or dipping a pole in one of our bass-stocked ponds. For an evening of admiring the starry Shenandoah skies, consider overnighting in one of the ranch bunkhouses. Each includes a full kitchen (with all the conveniences of home), full bathroom, and even DirecTV and Wi-Fi.​

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