River's Bend Ranch

Stanley, VA
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A Riverfront Respite

River's Bend Ranch delivers peaceful bucolic tranquility among cabins and a lodge and 250 acres of fields and forests. With over 20 bedrooms onsite, the Shenandoah Valley oasis can sleep up to 50 guests and accommodate celebrations of almost any size. 

This family-owned and operated working dude ranch features over 250 acres, herd of gorgeous horses, Longhorns, Navajo Churro sheep, free-range egg-laying chickens, barn cats and Abraham the pig. Guests settle into ranch life and enjoy a slowed down wedding weekend pace, celebrating your vows and connecting over open spaces and peaceful forests on the historic Shenandoah River.

River's Bend Ranch offers multiple sites for indoor and outdoor gatherings. Share your vows on a hilltop, overlooking a meadow or against traditional ranch fencing and equestrian and farming fields. Arrange a grand reception tent on the spacious grounds, dining and dancing the night away before retreating to modern cabins and lodges for a beautiful night's rest. Wedding fun continues with trips to the nearby Shenandoah National Forest, Skyline Drive, the George Washington National Forest and the famous Luray Caverns. On-property activities span horseback trail rides, fishing, birding, walking trails, lawn games and a hot tub for those staying in the Bunkhouse.

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The Location


This working dude ranch is set on 250 acres across green fields and peaceful forests as well as a half-mile of frontage on the scenic Shenandoah River.

Things To Do

A vibrant tapestry of green rolling hills, fertile farmland and majestic Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain peaks weave together to form this outdoor adventure paradise. The Shenandoah Valley’s natural beauty and endless scenery are paralleled by the region’s boutique wineries and vineyards. Locals celebrate Appalachian music and cultural traditions through festivals and markets while restaurants take great pride in the thriving farm-to-table food scene, elevating fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and locally sourced meats. A smattering of state parks, national forests and riverside attractions keep adrenaline flowing while Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park rewards leisurely drivers.


45 mi to Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
31 mi to Harrisonburg
56 mi to Staunton
19 mi to Shenandoah National Park
9 mi to Luray Caverns

397 Riverbend Road, Stanley, VA 22851

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Onsite accommodations
  • Covered pavilion
  • 150 event chairs
  • Parking
  • Horseback rides

By the Numbers

  • 150 seated guest capacity for ceremony
  • 150 seated guest capacity for reception

Make it Yours

  • Invite your wedding party on a guided horseback trail ride along the Shenandoah River's South Fork
  • Stay in cozy cabins and savor spectacular views, full kitchens, jacuzzi tub and peaceful tranquility
  • Design a picturesque ceremony on the lush lawn overlooking endless rolling forested hillsides





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