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“Good place for a Ride/Weekend Away”
Review of Fort Valley Ranch

Fort Valley Ranch
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Owner description: Mountain horseback trail riding. Enjoy a trail ride on one of our gentle mountain horses. Located in the Shenandoah Mountains near Luray Va. Ranch packages, Bunkhouse Cabins and Camping available. No experience necessary. Children must be at least 8 years old and our horses cannot safely carry more than 250 lbs. Reservations are strongly suggested. Open year round,every day.
Richmond
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8 reviews
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“Good place for a Ride/Weekend Away”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

We met some family for a few days away. The cabin we stayed in was clean enough with room for our whole family. We had a great trail ride and enjoyed some free time playing around the grounds. Bill and Laura were very accomdating and friendly.

Visited April 2012
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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“Great Weekend.....thanks Bill & Laura!”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Our yearly November long weekend trip to Fort Valley Stables could not have been better!
Our horses were in covered corrals, and we stayed with friends in a cabin. Our cabin was comfortable, and we made full use of the kitchen facilities to prepare our meals.
The weather cooperated, and we had hot dogs over the campfire outside our cabin on the first night. A nearby picnic table held our other food stuffs. Shane, one of the wranglers, stopped by and talked to us and answered all our questions. Friday we rode the Turkey Pen trail, and sure enough, spotted 5 huge turkeys. This was classified as an easy ride, which was correct. Saturday it was off to Kennedy's Peak, for a beautiful view of the valley. This ride is listed as intermediate, which it was, with a few rough spots.
Sunday we did Lower Tasker's Gap, which is also intermediate. It provides distance views of Kennedy's Peak, and some other mountains. Bill was most helpful in helping us find our way. This is MOUNTAIN riding, for the most part. Make sure your horses are shod. Very peaceful stay, which is what we wanted!

Visited November 2011
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Hollywood, Maryland
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“Great time had by all!”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

We love staying at Fort Valley Ranch! Bill and Laura make us feel like we are at home. The whole family always has a great time... fishing, horseback riding, and just relaxing. Lots of fun for those who love the great outdoors!

Visited October 2011
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“NOT A GOOD TIME AT ALL”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

My family and I went to Fort Valley Ranch for a 4 day stay. We paid $416.00 and stayed in one of the cabins. The cabin was really dirty and we found a dead mouse in a kitchen cupboard. The beds were extremely old and uncomfortable and smelled of body order. We also had a snow storm that left us with out electricity, water and heat for about 12 hrs.. it was very cold. When it came time to pay I thought for sure they would comp us at least the one day with out electric or water. But NO we were charged for all 3 nights regardless. The trails were hard on the horses with very rough train..I think $120. a night is a little much for cabin in that poor condition and smells awful!!! We do not recommend this place.....

Visited October 2011
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Southern Maryland
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“Still a Great Place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Been going to Ft. Valley for quite a few years now and knew the old owners. Have gotten to know the new owners, Bill and Laura, and must say they are very personable, helpful and accommodating. They go out of their way for their guests. For those who don't ride horses, there are still things to do. We take our ATV's, some of our friends bring their horses, and some just come to relax. While the trails are rocky, most people who have horses and ride, know to make sure their horses have shoes. As with any place to ride, a phone call ahead of time saves a lot of complaining later.

We were there this year, as we usually do, over Memorial Day weekend. There is a BBQ of some sort and plenty of socializing, great food and company. Bill and Laura plan many activities during the camping season.

If you want an out of the way, isolated but fun place to camp, I highly recommend Ft. Valley Stables.

Visited May 2011
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