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All 14 Luray B&Bs / inns

Once Upon a Mountain

974 Cross Mountain Road, Luray, VA 22835
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Once Upon a Mountain
Ranked #2 of 14 Luray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our two night stay at Once Upon a Mountain was excellent. Christa is warm, attentive, and knowledgeable; she (and Willie) immediately welcomed us into her home and offered us great suggestions about where to eat and hike, and was happy to answer any questions we had. She lent us a great guide book and some chairs before we drove to... More

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had the most magical two nights here in the queen's suite. Christa and Willie are such lovely and gracious hosts, making us feel so genuinely comfortable and welcome. I will remember this place until the end of my days, and I am counting the days until we can return!

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Bear Creek, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a hiking trip to Virginia which included a two night stay in Once Upon a Mountain. I found the website by searching places near the Blue Ridge mountains and was delighted to see what a beautiful and special spot it is. Our hostess Chista could not have been more helpful and welcoming. She loaned us gloves... More

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Annville, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B is a dream. Located a few miles outside of Luray, the drive through pastoral Shenandoah Valley is gorgeous. The log home is beautifully situated atop the Blue Ridge mountains and combines rustic elegance with excellent hospitality. We unfortunately :) were snowed in an extra day and our hostess couldn't have been more wonderful. Two thumbs up! :)

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my girlfriend to stay one night in the queens suite, and was unable to leave the next and ended up staying another night! It was very difficult to leave! The hosts Christa and Willy (sweetest dog in the world) welcome you with such open hands and hearts... The view, the privacy, and the atmosphere are absolutely perfect, and... More

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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Peyton and I stayed checked in this past weekend and had a blast. Christa and Willie (pet dog) took us in w/ open arms. The view, food and service was second to none. I highly recommend taking a trip to Luray and see Christa/ Willie. Thanks for a beautiful weekend. Email me if you need direct reference. Yes, I like... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

What a delightful location and beautiful setting. Too bad the bed linens were stained, the shower dirty, and the towels wearing thin. The Hostess was warm and sweet. Breakfast was good! Loved being close to the National Parks and access to the hiking trains. All in all we would choose a different place to stay the next time we were... More

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mtninnlady, Owner at Once Upon a Mountain, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for writing a review. I would like you to know that we replace many towels during the year and I will make sure this one is replaced. Regarding the 'dirt' on the bottom of the shower stall, this is a combination of silicon plus minerals from our well water. It can only look clean by replacing... More

Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My wife bought us this get away just before Christmas. Christa, made our visit feel like a home away from home. We strolled the 11 acre lot in the mornings after an amazing breakfast, explored the town, or just played games beside a roaring fireplace, evenings were filled with nights beside the fire outside making smores or sharing a glass... More

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Richmond, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I love this place, it's amazing. The house was amazing and so were the views of the mountains from our deck. Christa has great suggestions of places to eat and things to do here in Luray Virginia. Willy was a great host. I would definitely stay here again!

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maryland usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about this B&B. We stayed 2 nights in October as a 90th birthday surprise for my MIL. (She loves the mountains.) She had the Queen Suite and we had the Sleeping Beauty - both were excellent. The house is lovely and open, understated elegance and art work everywhere. The views are wonderful from all... More

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Additional Information about Once Upon a Mountain

Address: 974 Cross Mountain Road, Luray, VA 22835
Location: United States > Virginia > Luray
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Luray
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience the magic, serenity, and peace of one of Shenandoah Valley's most unique and stylish log house bed and breakfast accommodations. Once Upon a Mountain is luxury without pretension; service without intrusion; and a location offering amenities amidst solitude. Come and enjoy the fairytale magic! Wir sprechen auch deutsch. ... more   less 

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