Basye, VA

Basye, VA

Things to do - general

Basye is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and is surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a great year-round destination offering skiing, hiking, golfing, fishing, swimming and many more outdoor activities. Within twenty minutes you can be fishing, kayaking or floating down the Shenandoah River. There are also opportunities to see and enjoy the wildlife, the naturally formed caverns and the beautiful waterfalls the area has to offer. Not only is the area rich in outdoor activities but also in history, as well. Battlefields and museums highlight the history of the area in nearby towns. About thirty minutes southeast in New Market is the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. Less than an hour north is the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park where the Battle of Cedar Creek was fought during the Civil War. Many other towns around Basye also have historical attractions. Some other interesting destinations that are within two hours of Basye include Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, and Charles Town, West Virginia.

If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery, to be active outdoors or to explore the rich history of the area then Basye is the right destination for you.

Chalet High

Chalet High

2742 Fairway Drive, Basye, VA
Chalet High is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Basye, VA, a popular location for skier More info
Stony Court

Stony Court

2742 Fairway Drive, Basye, VA
Stony Court in the Shenandoah Valley is a perfect destination spot to enjoy all the Appalachian Moun More info


Need help planning for your vacation in Basye, Virginia? Explore our Basye Travel Guide to find out where to shop for antiques, things to do, where to capture the best photos and more.

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Explore the Area's Wineries

Whether your are a novice or a connoisseur, you are sure to find some new wines to add to your collection when you explore these local wineries.

Capture Gorgeous Travel Photos

If you want to take your camera out to capture some gorgeous shots, we recommend these picture-worthy places to visit around Basye »

Have Fun in the Summer Sun

Bryce Resort offers some great activities to help you enjoy the beauty of the mountains in summer. Read Summer Activities at Bryce Resort »

Experience the Thrill of Winter Sports

Winter in the mountains means snow and cold temperatures, great for outdoor enthusiasts who like to ski, snowboard or go tubing. Read Winter Activities at Bryce Resort »

Search for Antiques & Collectibles

You don't have to be a pirate on the high seas to search for treasure! The mountains are full of shops offering antiques and collectibles.


During your stay at Chalet High, take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchens provided in your unit. With grocery stores only 30 minutes away or less, including Walmart, Food Lion and Dollar General, storing and preparing meals in your unit can be convenient and cost-efficient.

If you are out and in search of something to satisfy an empty stomach, there are several recommended stops near Basye.

In the morning, enjoy a familiar dining experience at Denny’s or Cracker Barrel, or try something new – Hot Plates Café, just walking distance from the resort.

If you’re in Woodstock for lunch, check out the Spring House Tavern, for all-American appetizers, tasty soups and salad selections, as well as sandwiches, burgers and seafood.

If you prefer a little spice to your meal, stop in at Las Trancas Mexican Restaurant. Also located in Woodstock, this restaurant offers a wide variety of traditional authentic dishes, in addition to a well-stocked bar.

Some other lunch recommendations include the Hotel Strasburg, the Woodstock Café, Candy’s Diner and the Restaurant at Bryce.

For dinner in Basye, visit the conveniently-located Brogie’s Tavern at Bryce. If you’re willing to drive a short distance, there is a more varied selection of cuisines to choose from.

In Woodstock, check out Joe’s Steakhouse, Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza, and Italian Touch Pizza.

Also, try Sal’s Italian Bistro in Edinburg, the Southern Kitchen in New Market, or China King in Mt. Jackson. Also, the locals recommend Turner Hams at Fulks Run Grocery store, which offers great sandwiches and local Virginia country hams.

And then, of course, there are always the fast food chains – KFC, McDonald’s and Taco Bell, a short distance away.

If you’re looking for an experience you won’t forget, make a point to stop at the Cave Ridge Vineyard in Mt. Jackson. This beautiful vineyard offers tastings of their award-winning wines for under $10 to visitors 21 and older. Also check out the Shenandoah Vineyards, Stone Mountain Vineyards, and Glass House Winery.

Things to Do

Basye, Virginia is a year-round destination offering outdoor enthusiasts both summer and winter activities and beautiful scenic mountain views. Explore the Civil War history throughout the area and visit the local wineries.

Read Things to Do Around Basye and the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia »

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