America's National Parks: The Insider's Travel Guide
With more than 500 miles of trails leading to waterfalls and vistas (including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail), Shenandoah National Park offers paths for both leisurely walkers and experienced hikers.
Luxe Way: Keswick Hall at Monticello
This 600-acre resort is only an hour's drive from Shenandoah National Park, near Virginia wine country and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's former estate. Set inside a Tuscan-style villa, the inn's 48 guest rooms feature canopied four-poster beds and antique furnishings like hand-painted armoires. The inn also boasts three pools, a spa and a signature golf course designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. Doubles from $395; 888-778-2565 or keswick.com.
Photo courtesy of Keswick Hall at Monticello.