Fri, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 13, 2024

GWS Shenandoah Driving Tour

Skyline Drive

About this event

October 11th, Day 1 (Friday Afternoon/Night) Driving Miles 12, Driving Time 20min

Friday afternoon starts at White Post Restorations in White Post, Virginia, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. After touring the award-winning classic car restoration specialist, we’ll travel to The Wayside Inn & Larrick's Tavern in Middletown, Virginia, for Friday night check-in, drinks/dinner/etc... Those unable to join the White Post Restorations tour can proceed directly to the Wayside Inn. Ten rooms are reserved until May 31, 2024, under “Paul Waddell.” On June 1st rooms will be released to the general public. Rooms were picked by Wayside, but folks can reserve any room available when making their reservations. The room rate is $105.00-$135.00. Each person will be responsible for their room.

Wayside Inn PoC: Wayside Inn, Monica Brill, 540-325-5897, info@wayside1797.com     

Wayside Inn websitehttps://www.thewaysideinn1797.com/

October 12th, Day 2 (Saturday Day/Night) Driving Miles 138, Driving Time 4:00hrs (approx., not including stops)

Leave Wayside Inn on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. after breakfast/coffee (plan your own) traveling through Front Royal for the first leg of the Skyline Drive tour and exiting towards Luray, Virginia, for Luray Caverns, their car museum, lunch, etc... There are costs to enter Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, the car museum, lunch, etc. paid for by the attendee when entering each location. This is a “pay as you go” event (individual payments required). From Luray, travel south on Rt. 340 to Elkton, Virginia, and re-enter Skyline Drive heading towards Waynesboro, Virginia. Exit at Waynesboro and travel Rt. 250 west to Staunton, Virginia. Saturday evening, we’ll stay at Tru by Hilton Staunton for a rate of $225.00 a night with free breakfast. The hotel is close to downtown Staunton, Virginia. The American Shakespeare Center is located in Staunton for those wishing to take in a live play, and many restaurants are located in Staunton. Each person will be responsible for their lunch/dinner/drinks. If folks would like a group dinner, happy to arrange that event. 

Tru by Hilton Staunton booking linkhttps://group.trubyhilton.com/4zmkyk

October 13th, Day 3 (Sunday Day/Night Optional) Driving Miles 85, Driving Time 2:30hrs (not including stops)

Sunday morning (leave at your leisure) drive back up Rt. 11 north (using Rt. 276/Rt. 717 around Harrisonburg, VA) to enjoy things offered along Rt. 11, Potato Chip Factory, Caverns, Antiques, Museums, etc.., to your next destination (home) or stay overnight again at Wayside Inn & Larrick's Tavern to visit Walt Moyers Rolls-Royce Service Center, in Front Royal on Monday morning. For those staying over Sunday night, entertainment could include the Family Drive-In just four miles north on Rt.11 outside Middletown, Virginia.

Driving the Route:

It’s tough to “drive as a train” due to traffic, stop signs/lights, etc. We can, perhaps, do this on Skyline Drive if everyone meets at the entrance, but it will still be challenging. Would suggest a “buddy or group” method where two to four cars drive together based on relationships, personalities, points of interest, etc. This method gives folks things to discuss with others during breakfast/lunch/dinner/happy hour. Ultimately, it’s your weekend, so do what’s the most fun for you and your friends in the club.

Questions/Concerns, Event Contact: Paul Waddell, email: balloon@rideair.com cell/text: 540-660-2384

More information, a detailed information packet, driving routes, etc. will be provided at The Wayside Inn.

Event requirements

This is an “open“ or “pay as you go” event. Each attendee is responsible for making/paying for their reservations, meals, drinks, activities, etc. Attendees are not required to participate in any activity and can join or leave the event as their schedule dictates. While many may be interested in the above tourist destinations, everyone is encouraged to look for other things of interest along the driving route, share their findings with others, and enjoy a relaxing weekend in the Shenandoah Valley/Skyline Drive. Each attendee can modify any/all tour segments to meet their own needs, interest, or budget.

Skyline Drive

Luray, VA

Organizer

Fun Run/Tour organized by

MBCA - Greater Washington

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GWS Shenandoah Driving Tour

Fri, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 13, 2024