Explore Elkton, VA

A TripForth Mountain Destination


Welcome to Elkton, a small town of approximately 3,000 residents nestled on the east side of Rockingham County, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. 

Situated between Massanutten Mountain and Shenandoah National Park, the connections between this charming town and the rest of the world are endless.  Located only 20 minutes to Interstate 81 between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, Elkton is a crossroads for adventure and small-town hospitality. 

Elkton played an important role in the rich and complex history of our country. Originally home to various groups of Native Americans, this area became a preferred destination for immigrants.  First settled as Conrad's Store and later renamed Elkton, the town's most famous historical landmarks include the Miller-Kite House and the Jennings House, both holding roles in national and local history during the American Civil War. 

Present day Elkton is thriving with new small businesses and offers a unique, small town living experience.  Whether new buds are sprouting from the trees, or piles of red and gold leaves cover the ground, Elkton is a beautiful place to spend time outside with friends. 


Elkton falls just at the base of the Shenandoah National Park's Swift Run Gap entrance. In 2021, Elkton was named an Appalachian Trail Conservancy Community and is a well-known supply stop for many SNP hikers. 

The park is home to hiking trails and scenic overlooks at every turn; experiences that are guaranteed to satisfy your inner explorer. Not into hiking? Skyline Drive offers a scenic route so you can partake in the grand natural beauties of the Shenandoah Valley from the comfort of your car. 

In addition to the park, Elkton is a spring board for many outdoor activities such as river adventures, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain biking, and sports.  In addition, the popular location of Massanutten Resort is only a 7 minute drive from Elkton! With it's 6,000 acres of mountain terrain to explore, Massanutten Resort offers travelers additional endless outdoor adventures. With thrilling seasonal experiences like zip lining, skiing, snow tubing, and ice-skating, there's no shortage of excitement to be had at Massanutten. Resort has two indoor pools and four outdoor pools, a full-service day spa, two 18-hole golf courses, 12 on-site dining locations and an award-winning indoor/outdoor waterpark. The resort is also located just minutes from local Shenandoah Valley attractions like world class wineries, craft breweries, cavern tours, and more!

*TripForth Guest Exclusive* -  Receive FREE access to Massanutten Resort recreation centers when you stay with TripForth.

Elkton is the place you can truly have it all.  Imagine a crisp Fall evening enjoying an ice cold brew at Elkton Brewing Co. following a rewarding hike in the SNP.  Or perhaps you are with a loved one visiting James Madison University of Harrisonburg, but want to make your weekend college visit a greater adventure.  Elkton offers a variety of experiences for every age group and TripForth is proud to offer this destination to our guests. 

Plan your stay in Elkton today! 

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