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Once Upon a Mountain

Certificate of Excellence
974 Cross Mountain Road, Luray, VA 22835
Once Upon a Mountain
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Rating summary
  • 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best B and B accommodations so far on our trip. Exquisite furnishings and artwork, wonderful secluded location, and a delicious breakfast each day. The little German chocolate morsel on the pillow capped the experience for us. Wunderbar!

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

thanks for writing such a wonderful review. Willie and I enjoy all of our guests and look forward to your return visit, Christa More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first B&B experience, and we could not have been more pleased! Christa was a wonderful host, and whose hospitality and cooking were greatly enjoyed. The property is gorgeous, with lots of space, light, and stunning views of the mountains. We stayed in the Queen Room, and it exceeded our expectations. Between its size, the separate balcony, and... More 

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

thank you for your review. We look forward to your return visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable end to our holiday in the States. A lovely place to relax and a wonderful host, Christa, who gave us some great tips on the things to do and see in the local area. Accommodation was very peaceful with impressive views of the surrounding mountains. Much enjoyed!

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

I'm so glad you had a good time - please come back. More 

Koudekerk aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once upon a mountain is uniquely located at a short notice of the skylinedrive. Innkeeper Christa is a great host who immediately makes you feel at home. Great room and a fabulous breakfast. Highly recommended.

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

thank you for your return visit. I hope to see you again, Christsa More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Once Upon a Mountain has it all - a beautiful location with a stunning view, an amazing home with bright, comfortable rooms, and most importantly, a charming and engaging hostess (and Willie!). Luray Caverns and the National Park are just a quick hop away, or just hang out on the porch or in the great room and read, like we... More 

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thank you for your review - we look forward to your return visit, Christa and Willie More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This B&B is the perfect place for either a lazy respite or a take off point for hiking the Shenandoah National Park, or exploring Luray Caverns. You will feel like you are at a home away from home. The log house is inviting and cozy. Christ and her staff will become your new best friends. For those interested, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Queen Suite for a long weekend and had a wonderful time! We were greeted by Christa and her dog, Willie, who were both very welcoming. Christa gave us some information of restaurants and stores to visit in town. Restaurant recommendations were great. Each morning, we had hot coffee waiting outside our bedroom door... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I spent a long weekend at this B & B, and Christa could not have been any more gracious and welcoming. Everything about the weekend was great, including the other guests who shared Christa's home with us. I look forward to returning regularly in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are looking for an enjoyable escape from the DC area, this B&B is perfect if you are looking for something a little more secluded yet with all the charm. Krista is a great host and the conversation over breakfast was engaging and delightful. We stayed in the Princess on a Pea suite and loved it. The hottub outside... More 

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

thank you - your words mean a lot, Best Wishes, Christa More 

Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved everything about this B&B. Our room was large and so very comfortable, AWESOME view! Christa is an amazing woman and terrific hostess - so warm and friendly, with lots of suggestions and ideas for activities. Great breakfasts! And, we loved the other guests - two young newly wed couples - a great counterpoint to our celebration of my husband's... More 

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