Southeast Rockingham/Grottoes

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Grottoes is a small town with a big personality. Named for the caves discovered nearby in the early 19th century, Grottoes is the largest and only incorporated town in southeast Rockingham County. The public service community—fire, rescue, and police—is very active, adding to the neighborly feel of this rural town and the surrounding southeastern portion of Rockingham.

Key Features

Commuter's Hub: Located right along Route 340, Grottoes is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Harrisonburg, Staunton, Elkton, and Charlottesville. Proximity to interstates 81 and 64 make commuting easy for people who want more room to spread out and enjoy mountain views when they’re not at work.

Local Wineries: Southeast Rockingham County is home to many wineries that take advantage of sweeping vistas and mouthwatering grapes to create timeless Virginia experiences. Nest favorites include the award-winning Joy White and Joy Red wines from CrossKeys Vineyards and Purple Wolf’s lavender-infused Pardon My Purple, made with their own farm-grown lavender. These vineyards aren’t just for sipping; many host events as well, like CrossKeys’s annual 5K race.

Nest Picks

Grand Caverns

Grand Caverns has been open to the public since 1806—just two years after its discovery—making it the oldest show cave not only in Virginia, but also the United States. Highlights of the tour include graffiti signatures of Civil War soldiers who visited the caverns and the Rainbow Room, where colored lights enhance the natural splendor of stalactites and stalagmites.

Family Fun Zone

Opportunities for family fun abound in Southeast Rockingham County. Bouncy adventurers can check out Valley Jump Park, an indoor trampoline destination in Penn Laird. Plus there’s something for everyone nextdoor at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads, including a popular playground (check out the zipline!), recreational fields, and greenspace. Pack up the van and make a day of it!

340 Quick Stop

If you blink you may miss 340 Quick Stop…so don’t blink! Locals love this quaint country store along 340, home to local produce, milk, meats, and more. Diana is a sandwich artist. Ask her about her record-breaking day crafting more than 900 sandwiches!

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