Our World: Strasburg, Virginia

Hotel Strasburg, Strasburg, Virginia.  April 6, 2014.

Hotel Strasburg, Strasburg, Virginia. April 6, 2014.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

In early April Betsy and I visited Strasburg, Virginia.  Strasburg is near the northern terminus of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, one of our favorite parts of the country.  Staying in Strasburg gave us the opportunity to do some hiking and exploring in the area.

While in Strasburg we stayed at the Hotel Strasburg (pictured above), which was originally built as a hospital before being converted to a hotel sometime after 1912.  The decor of the hotel is very Victorian.  Betsy has posted more on this neat hotel; you can check out her blog and see some of the interior of the hotel by clicking  HERE.

An old home converted into a bed-and-breakfast, Strasburg, Virginia.  April 6, 2014.

An old home converted into a bed-and-breakfast, Strasburg, Virginia. April 6, 2014.

We walked through part of Strasburg on our first evening in town.  Many of the buildings have been renovated and are in wonderful condition.  The home above is now a bed-and-breakfast.

The Dr. F. E. Grove house, Strasburg, Virginia.  April 6, 2014.

The Dr. F. E. Grove house, Strasburg, Virginia. April 6, 2014.

The brick turret of the home above caught my attention.  This was the home of Dr. F. E. Grove, and when built around 1910 was the first Strasburg home built with electricity, indoor plumbing and central heat.

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The North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Strasburg, Virginia. April 7, 2014.

German settlers moved into this part of Virginia in the 1740s; the town of Strasburg was chartered in 1761.  The town was located on the bank of the North Folk of the Shenandoah River, a location we visited on a rainy day during our stay.

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20 Responses to “Our World: Strasburg, Virginia”

  1. I Am Woody Says:

    What a neat town to explore!

  2. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    I loved that little town… It seemed so peaceful there near the Shenandoah River…. Wanna go back sometime???????

    Love,
    Wifey

  3. sylviakirks Says:

    What a lovely place! I would enjoy visiting there and the hotel looks perfect!! Great photos for the day, George, as always!! Hope you have a fun week — I think the two of you probably have a fun week every week!!!

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    Excellent shots. Even on a rainy day the river looks wonderful. MB

  5. ewok1993 Says:

    i like old victorian homes being converted into b&b, although i have never stayed in one.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

  6. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shots of the place.

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I think Betsy changed her mind, she has your rhododendrons today..it’s a woman’s prerogative! We have been through Strasburg many times on our way to D.C. but we never stopped to sight see. Now after seeing your blog, I am seriously thinking of going! The hotel is so weird, it looks totally flat, like a movie set!

  8. dayphoto Says:

    Some day I hope to see, but until then Thank you for these!!!

    ♥ღLinda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  9. Neal Says:

    Those are some beautiful shots..

  10. rhiebert Says:

    I love those old homes and all their character,I just don’t think I would want to live in one,too many stairs.

  11. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Well, I’m a fan of electricity and indoor plumbing….so you know where I’d choose to live. :) What a cute town!

  12. ladyfi Says:

    What lovely pictures of the houses.

  13. DeniseinVA Says:

    Thank you for the great tour of Strasburg George. I have often wondered about that little town.

  14. Lorri Says:

    What beautiful photos, each one on its own vividly depicting timelessness.

  15. ZielonaMila Says:

    Interesting post, fantastic illustrations :) Regards

  16. ladyfi Says:

    Such a pretty town!

  17. Sartenada Says:

    Very interesting post. Lovely photos.

  18. diane Says:

    I love those old homes that are converted into B&B’s. We are staying in some when we come over in November.

  19. Judy Says:

    I love that last shot, of the river! So moody!!!

  20. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    All right Strasburg! My home town! Actually we are halfway to Front Royal but we have a Strasburg address.

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