Places to Capture the Best Photos Around Basye

The beautiful, scenic views of the mountainous landscapes in and around Basye make for some impressive photo opportunities. As you are driving to Chalet High resort, take advantage of the many opportunities to experience these beautiful views. The area has so much to offer, with panoramic views that are reachable via hiking trails, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, waterfalls, and many other local attractions. Read our list below of a few of our favorite spots for great photo opportunities around Basye, Virginia.

1. Skyline Drive, within Shenandoah National Park, offers many opportunities for great photos to be taken. This stretch of roadway spans 105 miles and is the sole public road that winds through the park. It takes roughly three hours to explore the entire roadway, from which you can observe the beautiful area from any of the 70 overlooks scattered along Skyline Drive. Keep an eye out for the range of native animals who reside within the park, including black bears, wild turkeys, and other woodland animals.

2. A short walk on the Massanutten Story Book Trail takes you to a spot with beautiful mountain views that make for great photo opportunities. The brief hike follows along charming wooden walkways that culminate with a gated platform, from which you can take stunning photos of the mountain valley below. This outdoor excursion is perfect for the entire family!

3. The Shenandoah Valley area is rich in Civil War history, and many attractions in the area represent that history. The Edinburg Mill Museum is not only a historic landmark, but it also displays artifacts representing transportation, agriculture and Civil War history for this area. The museum offers countless photo opportunities for history buffs. Other Shenandoah Valley areas popular for Civil War history include Winchester, Rockingham, Signal Knob, McDowell, New Market-Luray, and Augusta-Highland. Depending on the season when you visit Chalet High, you may be able to capture photos of one of the reenactments that take place annually.

4. Shenandoah National Park is home to many waterfalls, with some more substantial than others, but all offer beautiful photo opportunities. Overall Run Falls is the tallest waterfall in the park at 93 feet, but there are many other stunning natural wonders, including South River Falls, Whiteoak Canyon Falls, Dark Hollow Falls, Rose River Falls, and the Doyles River Upper and Lower Falls.

Whether you’re looking to shoot photography of beautiful natural wonders, stunning mountain overlooks, or historic sites and landmarks, you’ll find it all within a short drive of Chalet High. Book your stay with us now and start planning your next photographic adventure through the Shenandoah Valley!