Hope your short work week is going well. What did you all do for MLK weekend? My little family and I rented a cabin in the Shenandoah Valley and it was the perfect little weekend getaway. You may remember we did this in 2017 over the same weekend, and I told Tommy I wouldn’t be opposed to making renting a cabin somewhere local an annual MLK weekend tradition. 🙂
We left our house around 11am and arrived at our cabin around 2pm. We made a lunch stop at our favorite restaurant in the Plains, The Front Porch Market & Grill.
Then it was off to our cabin!
We were so pleased with our cabin, which we found on Airbnb. It was the perfect size for our family and while the cabin was a little outdated, it contributed to the cozy, rustic-cabin feel if you will! We were very comfortable and warm. It was a 2-bedroom cabin with a living room (that had a pullout couch), kitchen, and hot tub outside!
We hung out at our cabin for a couple of hours on Saturday, before venturing out to try a local winery, Castle Vineyards. Unfortunately it was a bit rainy and I forgot to bring my phone into the winery, so the below photo will have to do!
After our tasting we headed back home to cook dinner and call it a night.
We all had a leisurely Sunday morning by our standards, sleeping in a bit and easing into the morning with coffee and homemade breakfast sandwiches, thanks to daddy!
Ave and daddy also spent some time in the hot tub while Luke slept and mommy showered.
A little while later we were off on the day’s adventure – to explore Luray Caverns! Luray Caverns boasts as being the largest caverns in the eastern United States. We have always seen ads to visit the caverns and driven by signs for the caverns, but this was our first time to visit. The cave was very cool, I have to say.
A guided hour-long tour was included in the admission price, along with opportunities to see some smaller museums in the same complex as the caverns, but we opted to just tour the caverns before heading to lunch.
We ate lunch at a “mom and pop” restaurant, Brookside Restaurant. We weren’t disappointed with all the comfort food options.
After lunch we drove around for a bit taking in the views before heading home to start thinking about making dinner and so Tommy could watch the Patriots take on the KC Chiefs!
On Monday we woke up at a leisurely pace again before packing and prepping the cabin to head back home.
On the way back, we stopped at a favorite of ours on Skyline Drive, the Apple House for brunch and to pick up some apple doughnuts, a cherry pie, and pork skins!
Thanks for planning our cabin weekend daddy!