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The Mimslyn Inn
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Gracious inn, friendly staff
User: Steven F from:
Published Date: May, 23, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
We visited Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caverns, and this seemed like the best accommodations in the area. We stayed for three nights. The inn is imposing, with a grand facade perched on a rise and lovely grounds. The mansion-like interior is spacious and, while historic, it's well-maintained and comfortable. We stayed in a suite that had ample room, a very comfortable bed, and a well laid-out bathroom. Breakfast featured a choice of two quiches (which did not vary over our stay), as well as cereal and muffins -- not a huge variety but perfect for us, and we appreciated its availability at 7:30 (coffee in a thermos is available earlier). The staff was uniformly cheerful and helpful. We ate dinner twice at Speakeasy. The menu is not huge and don't ask for any variations, but the prices are reasonable and the food tasty. We enjoyed our stay and would return if we're in the area again.

Hidden gem
User: I7318RYalinab from:
Published Date: May, 15, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
Fantastic historical inn, upon arrival saw the stately columns and beautiful porch with rocking chairs , amazing , the room was charming and quaint , there was a great restaurant along with free breakfast !

Shenandoah National Park Hiking with a comfortable night's sleep!
User: tybral3633 from: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Published Date: May, 13, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
We opted to stay in the Skyline Suite at front of hotel. We were in room 301. Bed was extremely comfortable. Electric fireplace was a little strange but it did the trick! Very friendly and helpful staff. I was glad that we brought a white noise machine as the bird were chirping away at 5 AM - certainly not any fault of the hotel but we were on the 3rd floor and they were nesting. Loved the high ceilings of the 3rd floor and also the atrium common area. It was nice to relax and read a book there after a full day of hiking. Also appreciated the rockers on the front porch of the hotel to sit and relax. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to enjoy the Speakeasy because they opened at 5 and we wanted to eat earlier because of hiking. We went to the Italian restaurant at the bottom of the hill which was sooo good (and inexpensive). This is a fantastic place to hike at Shenandoah National Park and then come back to comfort. It was very quiet and there is a complimentary, although very limited, continental breakfast. Would definitely stay again.

Traditional comfort
User: Getaway725709 from:
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: May, 6, 2023
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Old school comfort and a homely welcome. We had a lovely big room with traditional furnishings. Pleasant dinner with live music in the speak easy and home cooked breakfast in the restaurant. Bit surprised that this was quiche (we are Brits, perhaps it’s a Virginian thing?) god location for Shenandoah.

Not worth the price. The Quality Inn across the street would be a better value
User: cycler2015 from: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Published Date: May, 4, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 3
We stayed in the Hawksbill Cottage for one night. It was expensive for what it was. Small bathroom with a shower that got the whole room wet. Bedroom was ample size and bed was comfortable. The kitchen area has a bunkbed but there is no way a family could for comfortably in this unit, the two of us could barely maneuver in the kitchen area and the bathroom was so tiny with no place to put our toiletries. I would not stay here again, it's not worth the almost $300.00 /night

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