Nestled against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lush Shenandoah Valley, #WaynesboroVA is the natural choice for a romantic getaway. Whether you are looking forward to quiet solitude together or prefer a shared outdoor adventure, Waynesboro’s warm hospitality and abundance of beauty will captivate your heart and your senses.
Stay at one of our quaint bed & breakfasts and pair that with one (or more!) of these romantic date ideas to create a truly memorable occasion.
Why not start your getaway by exploring this region’s scenic waterways with a day of fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or tubing? The South River runs right through Waynesboro Downtown Historic District attracting anglers from around the world. In addition to being a year-round fishing destination, our mountain waters provide an easily accessible opportunity to experience the Shenandoah Valley by canoe, kayak, or tube. Put in at Ridgeview Park and travel 4 miles along the Waynesboro Water Trail. Simply keep paddling if you’d like to extend your water excursion.
Want to get the full river experience? Contact South River Fly Shop for a fishing adventure or team up with Shenandoah River Adventures or Shenandoah River Outfitters to plan a river trip. From mild to white water, there are options for paddlers of any experience level.
At the end of your day, unwind with dinner at The Green Leaf Grill in Waynesboro. Their diverse menu includes authentic seafood gumbo, creative vegetarian options, fun comfort food twists, delicious paninis and so much more.
“The Belle Hearth is the perfect setting for romantic getaways, special celebrations or just to relax and leave your troubles behind. Experience the warmth of our individualized hospitality as you relax into the gracious Victorian comfort of Belle Hearth’s wrap-around porch, cozy gas fireplaces, antique accents, and three-course gourmet candle-lit breakfasts. Take a leisurely drive to the numerous wineries, breweries, ciderworks and distilleries just minutes from our front door.”~ Linda and Wayne Mielczasz, Innkeepers
Located in the historic district of Waynesboro, the Belle Hearth has been enthusiastically described by guests as a “romantic getaway with all the Victorian charm” and the place to stay for those “looking to be pampered and have a weekend full of romance and relaxation.” Take your Love to new places with Belle Hearth Romantic Getaway Specials.
And what is more romantic than taking your sweetheart on a picnic? Belle Hearth has you covered with their homemade picnic lunch. Head over to Waynesboro’s 85-acre Ridgeview Park and enjoy a quiet feast along the bank of the South River and an afternoon stroll through the Serenity Garden.
Romance is in the air! Close out your day with a sightseeing flight at Eagle’s Nest Airport or a sunset hot air balloon flight above the mountains with Blue Ridge Ballooning or Monticello Country Ballooning. Book a private flight or romance package to kick it up a notch or go all out by saying your wedding vows / renewal vows in the air!
“Nestled on a Blue Ridge mountain top and overlooking the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley, the Iris Inn offers couples a luxurious, private, and romantic getaway. Guests can enjoy a couple’s massage in your room, a horseback ride to a winery, or put the final touches on a chef-prepared dinner in your treehouse cabin.” ~ Dave & Heidi Lanford, Innkeepers
For the ultimate romantic escape, treat yourself and your loved one to a stay in one of the Iris Inn’s luxury cabins. Guests rave about them! “The cabins have everything you could want for an evening alone with your significant other. Mood lighting, fireplace, rainfall shower, heated bathroom floors, king sized bed, and a hot tub on your own privacy deck overlooking the valley.”
Let the Iris Inn help add extra touches for an unforgettably romantic getaway. A personalized bottle of wine, a specialty cake to celebrate the occasion, and fresh flowers are just a few ways to make your time away together especially memorable.
If you do decide to leave your forested retreat to explore the surrounding region, enjoy the scenic wonders of the Shenandoah Valley on horseback with North Mountain Outfitter or with the Iris Inn’s “Sip & Saddle Up” Package which includes a Rebel’s Run trail ride to Afton Mountain Vineyard.
Also among the Iris Inn’s packages is the popular “Sip & Simmer Cabin Dinner.” Order a Sip & Simmer package, and the Iris Inn’s Chef Caitie Maharg will prepare a seasonal dinner where you add the finishing touches, pair with local wines, and enjoy right in the privacy of your own cabin.
From proposal to Diamond Anniversary, make #WaynesboroVA your destination for romance!