Destination guide

The historic city of Luray awaits you

The area's museums and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Luray. This scenic and cosmopolitan city is known for its hiking, mountain views and parks. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Luray

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Luray a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Wisteria Farm and Vineyard (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Jordan Hollow Stables (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • The Shenvalee Golf Course (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Shenandoah Vineyards (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Luray

Travelers love Luray for its captivating mountain views and scenic parks. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Luray is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Luray Caverns (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Stony Man (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Thorton Gap Entrance Shenandoah (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Elkwallow Picnic Area (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Dark Hollow Falls (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • New Market Battlefield (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)

Transportation options to and around Luray

Fly into Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle), the closest airport, located 36.4 mi (58.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Weyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional), which is 36.6 mi (58.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Luray?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 343 holiday lettings near Luray. From 185 Cabins to 185 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Luray for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Luray?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Luray. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Elkwallow Picnic Area: 341 holiday lettings
  • The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns: 376 holiday lettings
  • Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo: 383 holiday lettings
  • Luray Caverns: 552 holiday lettings
  • Luray Valley Museum: 377 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Luray listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Luray?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 185 Cabins in Luray. Our other popular types of Luray holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 185 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 111 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 185 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Luray?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 32 holiday homes with pool available in Luray. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.