Henry Howe, Historical Collections of Virginia… (Charleston, SC: William R. Babcock, 1852), 342-343.
The Shannondale Springs are situated upon the Shenandoah River near the Blue Ridge. They are easier of access from the Atlantic cities, than any others in Virginia. The cars from Baltimore will convey the traveller, in seven hours, through Harper's Ferry to Charlestown, at which place coaches run to the springs, a distance of five miles. The scenery of this place is most beautiful and magnificent, to which the engraving annexed by no means does justice.