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“Relaxing; a B&B to return to” 5 of 5 stars
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1401 N Royal Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Front Royal B&B and Inns
Fairfax, VA
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
66 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Relaxing; a B&B to return to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I was looking for a place that would be close to northern VA for a relaxing getaway weekend for my husband & me. Killahevlin sounded perfect so we reserved Blue Room. It was our favorite from all of the write ups. We were met by Tom when we checked in. He was very gracious, provided some history of the area & gave us a tour of the house. Some of the furnishings in our room were a 4 poster queen bed with 4 pillows, an antique armoire and a fireplace with an electric stove insert. A bottle of sherry & 2 glasses were on a side table. The bathroom was quite large with a pedestal sink with a table on the side, a colorful nightlight & with a wonderful extra large Jacuzzi tub. The towels from Turkey were very nice including a black wash cloth that was to be used for washing off makeup. The one item that the room could use was a box of tissues.

The items that we liked the best were the enclosed porch with chairs, a table & lamp that was just perfect for reading, relaxing & watching the sun set, the main living room with its comfy leather chairs and the Irish bar. The bar had Harp Lager on tap, several wines to choose from and a refrigerator with other beverages.

And then there was breakfast that was scrumptious and so filling. Killahevlin is about 1 mile from the Shenandoah National Park. So we spent half of one day hiking & driving Skyline Dr. and the other half doing some wine tasting. For dinner, go to Apt. 2g.

This was just what we had hoped for – a very relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went to Killahevlin for the first time in 2011 for our "minimoon" and returned this past weekend for a night for our anniversary. We stayed in The White Room both times and it was just enchanting. The breakfast is TO DIE FOR and the tea is excellent. The tiny pub is fabulous and perfect for a quick pre-dinner drink or apertiff. The decor really makes you feel like you have been transported to the Old Country. Tom and Kathy are accomodating and kind and helpful. For dinner, try Jalisco's (Mexican) or Apt. 2G! Can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A perfect overnight stay on New Year's Eve, to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, accompanied by two other couples, our Dear friends! Clean, comfortable, hospitable above and beyond, welcoming, and the "icing on the cake" was an over the top, delicious and copious breakfast! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The place is a great B and B. We had the tower rooms. They aren't too cool with kids but we had our boys out of the way in the tower. Our boys enjoyed the small room at the top. Breakfast was a treat and nicely presented. It's a convenient location for visiting the Shenandoah valley and the Skyline.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We three, shall I just say mature, ladies enjoyed our stay in December 2012 immensely. We had gone to "look over" Killahelvlin in the fall and decided immedately that ti was the place to stay while being in Front Royal to visit our dear friend. When we told Tom, the innkeeper, that we would be a party of 3 he showed us the beautiful Raspberry Room and bath which accommodates a roll-way bed with plenty of room to spare and we put a booking on it immediately in our heads. Then he showed us the cozy bar downstairs and it was a wrap! Sherry in front of the fireplace on the beautiful settee in the room is a great way to settle in for the night. What a great breakfast room and breakfast too!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to spend a special, long weekend to celebrate a major event in our lives. We wanted someplace nearby (She lives in Wilmington, DE) so we could take the motorcycle along. We decided on Front Royal due to it's proximity to us (about 3 hours), Shenandoah National Park, and of course Skyline Drive. The Innkeepers were very accomodating, and ready with directions to the park, the local wineries, and suggestions for dining at local restaurants (By the way, "Apartment 2g" is fantastic!) The food at the Inn was very good and plentiful, and the "on-site" pub was a nice plus, although we only used it one night. We stayed in the Jade Tree Suite in the Tower House, and it was wonderful (wish it had been cool enough to use the fireplace). This was a really great place to spend our special weekend away, and we plan to return next year - perhaps this time our schedules will permit us to make it in time for foliage season :) Thanks again!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tower House, which has suites. The other guests in the main house told us that the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a beautiful old historic home in Front Royal, the northern end of Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. We stayed one night, after flying into Balitmore and renting a car to drive down to North Carolina. Tom was very friendly and accomodating to our late arrival, and we helped ourselves to peanuts and Harp Lager on tap in his self-serve bar. The rooms are beautifully decorated, and the enclosed front porch/balcony offers a gorgeous view of the mountains. Our stay was on the Monday before Thanksgiving, and we were the only guests there, but Tom was up at the crack of dawn making us coffee and a a delicious breakfast of eggs benedict. Altogether a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1401 N Royal Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630
Location: United States > Virginia > Front Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Front Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Killahevlin is a circa 1905 mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. We enjoy views of the mountains from all of our rooms. ... more   less 

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