Basye is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and is surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a great year-round destination offering skiing, hiking, golfing, fishing, swimming and many more outdoor activities. Within twenty minutes you can be fishing, kayaking or floating down the Shenandoah River. There are also opportunities to see and enjoy the wildlife, the naturally formed caverns and the beautiful waterfalls the area has to offer.
Not only is the area rich in outdoor activities but also in history, as well. Battlefields and museums highlight the history of the area in nearby towns. About thirty minutes southeast in New Market is the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. Less than an hour north is the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park where the Battle of Cedar Creek was fought during the Civil War. Many other towns around Basye also have historical attractions. Some other interesting destinations that are within two hours of Basye include Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, and Charles Town, West Virginia.
If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery, to be active outdoors or to explore the rich history of the area then Basye is the right destination for you.