Basye Things to Do
When in this part of the country, a trip to Luray is a must. The formations in the largest east coast cavern are phenomenal and a sight that can't be missed.
The guided tour through the cavern takes about an hour. Since I went in December, the wait wasn't long although there was a bit of a line. I Must mention that going in December does not mean that it will be cold underground, as mentioned by the tourguide, the temperature is a constant 55 degrees all year. By the time we finished the tour in our coats, we'd worked up a bit of a sweat. Several shops and a car museum on the property are additional activities that one can enjoy...I can only imagine that these diversions are a must in the warm months when waits can be quite long.
Another highlight...the stalacpipe organ... which is an organ that is "connceted" to stalactites and creates a beautiful resonation of sound with unique tonal qualities.Related to:
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
459A King St., Basye, VA, Basye, Virginia, 22810, United States
Good for: Families
There are a couple of bars in the area. My favorite spot is the back porch.
All bars in the area are good, bands and DJ's on weekends. Good social atmosphere. The back porch of your place offers the quiet away from the city, and the sound of tree frogs, owls, whipporwills, and crickets. The best night life could be right at your door.
Dress Code: Regular attire is welcomed.
A vehicle is the best way to get to Basye. There is a small airport in Basye if you fly but there is no car rental in area, arrangements would have to be made. All roads into Basye are paved and state maintained.
Bicycle, walking, or just taking a ride in a vehicle are all good ways to get around in Basye. Almost all roads are paved.
Basye What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Regular luggage is acceptable. Bring a small bag like a backpack or waste pack that you can pack some snacks and drinks in.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A variety of clothing could be needed. Hot summers, cold winters, mild spring and fall months. Rain gear is an option. Weather sometimes changes dramatically in the spring and fall. Good shoes for walking and hiking are a must.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A first aid kit is always good to take along on any trip. Bring your regular toiletries, can be replaced in area.
Photo Equipment: Bring your camera. Lots of scenery to take pictures of. Batteries and recharging is not a problem.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Be sure to take a variety of clothes. Warm days, cool nights. Bathing suits, rain gear, extra clothes and shoes could be needed.
Miscellaneous: Bicycles, camping gear, skis, fishing gear, hunting equipment durring season, or any other recreational equipment you would like to bring. There is a place to do everything.
Basye Off The Beaten Path
On the west side of Basye on Crooked Run Rd, The Great North Mountain offers a view of the entire Shenandoah Valley. You may even be able to see were you stay. Also don't miss the Orkney Springs Hotel, built in the 1800's and still majestic with all its beauty and history.
Favorite thing: In the summer a drive to the top of The Great North Mountain on a clear night you can see for miles. If the Shenandoah Music Festival is going on you can hear the big band orchestra playing in Orkney Springs.