The average price of a 7-day trip to Shenandoah National Park is $1,972 for a solo traveler, $3,542 for a couple, and $6,640 for a family of 4. Shenandoah National Park hotels range from $80 to $365 per night with an average of $141, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $610 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) are between $491 and $747 per person for economy flights and $1,541 to $2,344 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $72 to $136 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Shenandoah National Park, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CHO and stay in a Shenandoah National Park hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Shenandoah National Park is usually early September.

 

Average Shenandoah National Park Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $1,460-$2,970($209-$424 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $136 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $650 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $186 to $228 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $2,602-$4,766($372-$681 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $272 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,300 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $135 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $186 to $228 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $4,616-$8,598($659-$1,228 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $288 to $544 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $2,600 for economy

Lodging: $204 to $270 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $260 to $365 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Shenandoah National Park

How cheap can you make a vacation to Shenandoah National Park? The cheapest trip to Shenandoah National Park is about $139 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $212 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $70.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $974-$2,469($139-$353 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $344 to $650 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $212 to $232 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $1,528-$3,546($218-$507 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $688 to $1,300 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $212 to $232 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $3,056-$6,258($437-$894 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,376 to $2,600 for economy

Lodging: $140 to $160 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $339 to $325 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Shenandoah National Park cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Shenandoah National Park Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Shenandoah National Park.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $2,747-$11,031($392-$1,576 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $137 to $258 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $702 to $1,905 for first class

Lodging: $181 to $365 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $610 to $1,220 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $4,408-$14,742($630-$2,106 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $274 to $516 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,404 to $3,810 for first class

Lodging: $181 to $365 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $610 to $1,220 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Shenandoah National Park for a week is $8,816-$25,092($1,259-$3,585 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $548 to $1,032 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,808 to $7,620 for first class

Lodging: $362 to $730 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $976 to $1,708 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Shenandoah National Park Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Shenandoah National Park is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Shenandoah National Park due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Shenandoah National Park Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Shenandoah National Park hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Shenandoah National Park.

 

Flight Costs to Shenandoah National Park

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $747 average in late July to a low of $491 in early September. Median flight price is $462. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Shenandoah National Park our data includes 332 originating airports, and 84 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Shenandoah National Park from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,146 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like LaGuardia (LGA) in New York, NY (the United States) at an average of just $197.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Shenandoah National Park, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $256, so you can easily save about 52% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Shenandoah National Park can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $30 per person. Private tours can cost $911 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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