Located minutes from Luray Caverns, across the Shenandoah River

…and often referred to as the small valley within the valley, Powell’s Fort Valley is often referred to as the small valley within the valley, being centrally located in the greater and much more famous Shenandoah Valley.

Enjoy guided horseback trail-riding within this rural and secluded enclave 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.

Relax the rest of the day away on the Ranch after your ride. Throw some horseshoes or dip a pole in one of our bass-stocked ponds. For an evening admiring the starry Shenandoah skies, consider staying overnight in one of the Ranch Bunkhouses. Each includes a full kitchen (with all the conveniences of home), a full bathroom, and even DirecTV and Wi-Fi. For more information, visit https://www.fortvalleyranch.com