We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shrine Mont Retreat and Conference Center

221 Shrine Mont Circle, Orkney Springs, VA 22845
Shrine Mont Retreat and Conference Center
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    10
    2
    0
    0
    1
See reviews for
5
2
Solo
0
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (13)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (4)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (5)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
Nellysford, VA
Level Contributor
209 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The staff here are so kind, the food is so good, and the sleep you get is priceless! I came for a conference last year and thought I would relive the horrors of summer camp as a child, but I found the quiet and simplicity such a good escape that I came back again. Yes, you can bring a radio... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been to this retreat center more than 20 times and each time we find something else interesting and special. The architecture is so interesting, the history of the hotel and the surrounding area always provides something new. The scenery is outstanding, the accommodations are basic but comfortable. The food seems to get better each visit, the staff are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Shrine Mont is a wonderful place to get away and enjoy the Virginia mountains and has lots of things to do. Tennis and golf are close and there is some nice, not difficult hiking trails It is only two hours from the DC area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nellysford, VA
Level Contributor
209 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After reading these reviews I was a little concerned that I would go through electronic device withdrawal, but there is internet in the main lobby. The food and service was spectacular. They sold used books to read for $1 and also had an extensive book store with a wide range of interesting books. Most important, it was QUIET. Lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manassas, Virginia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were attending a concert in Orkney Springs that was part of the annual Shenandoah Music Festival so decided to spend the night there instead of driving home at a late hour. The Shrine Mont lodging is very basic (2 twin beds, no TV/radio/air conditioning) but as long as it's not TOO hot you can get by comfortably. Each room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Salisbury, North Carolina
Level Contributor
305 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Had not been back here for several years but we were invited to a Spring wedding. The rooms in Maryland House have been updated and as long as you enjoy a basic room (i.e., clean, private bathroom, no TV, no phone, no AC, limited closet storage) this is a great place to stay. And it is hard to beat the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Level Contributor
158 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We've come here numerous times in the past 6 years. Even though the accomodations are very basic, the staff is great. Over the years, they've been extremely responsive in requests for more fruit and healthy options. Their Saturday lunch menu is great. Scenic, restful -- this retreat location is loved by many!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Don't waste your time or money going here. You're gonna hate it. Unless you're a religious nerd, you won't have any fun here. The food stinks, the activities are overrated and don't really build character. The dorms look like they haven't been renovated in over a decade. Not to mention, it's in the middle of nowhere in a backwards part... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The best way to disconnect from the world. No TV or phones. No A/C. Internet hot spots are available. The food is out of this world and you won't be disappointed. Meals are served family style "up the hill" and buffet at the "hotel". Bring a fan for warm evenings. Ask about the hay ride. Hikes for all ages and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
richmond, Va
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

My family went to Shrine Mont every year with our church. At first, my son who was 7 on his first visit, thought upon arrival that the place was horrible because there were no TV's and no luxuries of home. Bare bones furnishing . It surely was a shock to him, but after that first weekend he wanted to return... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities