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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 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Christa is a fun and social host. She went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. The place was very clean, quiet as promised, the view was spectacular. The breakfast was one of my favorite parts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful home in a quiet, incredible setting. Christa was a perfect host and made everyone feel like family. This is really a terrific experience and a perfect retreat if you want to spend days hiking in the Shenandoahs.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. Christa was such a gracious host! Talk about a room with a view! It was stunning!! We felt like we were at a family gathering....thank you, Christa, for such a great time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful place, very personal reception by the 'lady of the house', excellent breakfast, not so easy to find/reach, some 20 Mi outbound from the Skyline Drive, but that is part of the adventure, visit the Luray caverns.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast. Christa was wonderful and made us feel right at home. We stayed in the Sleeping Beauty room which had a spectacular view. Coffee was outside our door each morning before breakfast was served. The town of Luray is about a 20 minute drive and has quaint restaurants and shops. Our favorites were... More

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

Thank you for writing such a complimentary review. Willie and I look forward to your return visit, Christa More

Powhatan, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We called late, but managed to get a wonderful room with a large balcony and jacuzzi. The inn is modern and located in a very private mountain setting. Christa, the owner, treated us like family and very helpful in pointing out the best places to eat in the town of Lurray. Breakfast was outstanding. We lingered at the table for... More

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Thank you, I look forward to your return visit, Christa More

Purcellville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had a wonderful time meeting and chatting with Christa, the place is beautiful, the setting serene and everything we could have hoped for in a couple's escape. Appreciated the dinner suggestion over the mountain at the Thornton River Grille - great food. Can't wait to go back!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

No keys, no separate tables in the dining room -- Christa is a one woman operation, and she really makes you feel at home. Beautiful scenery, a friendly dog, and three lovely suites. Highly recommended for a private getaway.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We absolutely loved our two-night stay in the Sleeping Beauty room! I'll start with the room. It was clean and well-maintained. The bed was so comfy with ample blankets and soft pillows. Our room had a nice big TV, easily visible from the bed, but you can also watch from the large couch. The bathroom was clean and a good... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend at this amazingly beautiful bed and breakfast and had an amazing time. Christa was an excellent host, and the property is extremely inviting and has a great view of the mountains. A perfect place to get out of the city and relax. Also, we are a gay couple and were a bit nervous... More

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

thank you for writing this review and, especially, for mentioning the gay friendly atmosphere. I don't want anybody to feel excluded. I enjoyed meeting both of you very much and look forward to your return visit. More

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Address: 974 Cross Mountain Road, Luray, VA 22835
Location: United States > Virginia > Luray

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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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