Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views in Luray, Virginia (Campground Review)

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Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views in Luray, Virginia (Campground Review)

Heading to Shenandoah National Park and looking for a scenic camping experience with great conveniences and amenities? Put Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views at the top of your list. This bucolic campground offers panoramic mountain views, easy access to national park highlights, and lots of family-friendly activities.

While Shenandoah National Park has many beautiful NPS campgrounds, none offer full hookups. Of course, many campers want these conveniences. But, we don’t want to give up the natural beauty. That’s where a park like Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views truly shines. You’ll practically feel relaxed from the moment you park your RV and set up camp.

Formerly the Luray KOA, this is a park we have visited a couple of times over the years, and we loved it each time. It was one of the cleanest and prettiest parks we’ve ever stayed in. So, we were excited to check it out again to see whether it holds up to our memories and to see what’s changed with the new ownership. Recently, Jeremy had the chance to visit with his buddy Shawn the Camera Guy.

If you’d like to listen to our review of Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views, click play on the media player above or find The RV Atlas podcast wherever you get your favorite shows.

Location of Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views 

Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views is located amongst the rolling hills of Luray, Virginia. It has “views” in its name for good reason — the park looks out on the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plus, you are surrounded by picturesque farmlands, with views of sheep grazing in the grasslands. You might even hear the cows moo.

The drive TO the park is pretty, the park itself is beautiful, and the location is prime for visiting Shenandoah National Park. Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views is close to some of Shenandoah National Park‘s most popular spots. You can easily hop on Skyline Drive. The park is less than 20 minutes from the Thornton Gap Entrance and just north of the Big Meadows areas.

Luray is a great basecamp for exploring the region. It is home to the Luray Caverns and many family-friendly attractions. The area is also known as a wine region. Seriously, you could spend a week here and have a relaxed vacation, while still staying entertained.

Campground Setup of Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views

Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views is a relatively small campground. You definitely feel like you are in the country. At the center of the campground, there is a large central lawn, which really feels like a park. It’s the perfect spot for tossing a frisbee or chilling on a picnic blanket. Plus, the kids have a place to run and play.

A couple of loops of campsites surround the central green space, with a variety of setups. They have some of the coolest sites we’ve ever seen anywhere. In addition to the RV campsites, the park offers cabins, yurts, and tent sites. The yurts are really awesome. More on those in a minute.

Best Campsites at Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views

Here are some of our favorite campsite options at the campground:

  • 3rd favorite: Pull-through sites that immediately ring the field. The are very spacious and have a concrete pad with picnic table right off of your site and then another concrete padded area on the edge of the field with chairs and fire ring.
  • 2nd favorite: We are going to call these the “Cow View Back Ins.” They are at the outer edge of the campground on the left side (like sites 40-50). If you want a site with an incredible view of relaxing cows these are your sites–and no joke the cows are mesmerizing at night at dusk. When the sun sets here it looks like a painting.

  • FAVORITE FAVORITE: Back-in sites with mountain views. These also offer two sitting areas. They have a shaded shelter (not full roof) with picnic table right at the back of the site, as well as a second concrete pad with Adirondack chairs and a fire pit on a hill side sloping down with dreamy views.

How much will you pay for these awesome campsites? This campground uses dynamic pricing, which means rates vary by the site type, day of the week, and season. Expect to pay somewhere around $70-90 per night. The pricing is reasonable for what you’ll get, in our opinion. Yurts are around $130-150 a night and cabins around $200.

Staying in a Yurt at Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views

Since this was a quick trip, we decided to try out the yurts at Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views, and it was such a cool experience. Take a photo tour of the yurts:

Amenities at Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views

As we’ve mentioned, in addition to the views and beautiful sites, the amenities are another element that really take this park to the next level. If you are traveling with kids who may not 100% love those national park hikes, it’s great to have some treasures waiting at the campground.

Here are some of the amenities you’ll find at Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views:

  • 2 pools — a swimming pool and a wading pool, perfect for cooling off in the summer
  • Common room with pool tables and lounging area with view of the pools
  • Playground & jumping pillow
  • Game room
  • Gem mining
  • Camp store — you know how we love a good camp store, and this one didn’t disappoint
  • Gas station and convenience store nearby — you can walk or bike to this well-stock spot outside of the campground
  • Cosmic Canine Commons — one of the prettiest dog parks we’ve ever seen!
  • Themed weekends — TONS of fun options through various seasons

Our Favorite Things to Do Near Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views

We enjoyed visiting Shenandoah National Park with our kids over the years. Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Stop at a visitor’s center to get oriented and to learn more about the park.
  • Our favorite family-friendly hikes in Shenandoah National Park include: Stony Man: Hawksbill, Dark Hollow Falls, and Bearfence Mountain rock scramble.
  • Enjoy a meal at the lodges in Shenandoah National Park.
  • Grab a meal at Spelunkers Burgers and Frozen Custard in Front Royal.
  • If you have time, Luray Caverns is worth a visit.

To hear a lot more about these things to do near the campground, click play on the media player above or check out The RV Atlas podcast.

We hope this campground review of Spacious Skies Shenandoah Views helps you plan your visit to Shenandoah National Park!


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