Fortunately my husband and I have a great sense of humor, we are still laughing over this one. The "French Cottage" in the back of the cute Victorian is were we stayed, not a French Cottage, just a duplex. It did have a porch but the views are not what they say they are. You can make out the mountain between the buildings and the power lines. The TV has a dish network with only a few channels but who goes to a B&B to watch TV?!? The Fireplace, is a portable heater placed into a fireplace like decorative spot in the corner. It does have a flame like picture to it, true ambiance.
The part that makes us laugh the most remembering this stay was not at the fault of the B&B. It is the trains that came through late at night and early in the am, horns blaring because they have to cross the streets. Then there was the Volunteer Fire Department siren (2 blocks away) that went off at 4 in the morning, right between the trains. If you have ever heard this type of siren go off then you know what I am talking about when I say we woke up thinking our lives were over. The end of the world. There is no sleeping through that, no matter how much complimentary wine you get. You may be saying we just got unlucky, true but upon further research we found out that the town refuses to use the new modern CB radio/land line/cellular phone calling tree to alert the Volunteers when they are needed. The residents of Luray seem to like the tradition of the siren that goes off on average once a day.
With all that said, we still had a great time together, we always do. It did have some redeeming qualities;
The main house is charming.
It does have a Jacuzzi tub which was nice to relax in.
The Inn Manager, Ann and assistant were both very pleasant and enjoyable to talk with and knew a good deal about the area. Plus we got a complimentary bottle of wine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Victorian Inn is an elegantly remodeled Victorian home located in the heart of Luray. The Victorian Inn offers 3 elegant suites with king beds and Jacuzzi's for two. Guests may also choose to stay in The French Cottage which houses two oversized suites with kitchenettes, Jacuzzi's bathtubs, and private decks. The French Cottage is located directly behind The Victorian Inn. Travelers may also enjoy one of our three Shenandoah River Escape Cabins located on the banks of the Shenandoah River. Each cabin has it's own unique personality and offers full kitchen amenities, Jacuzzi's or Hot Tubs (depending on cabin), onsite BBq grills, firepits perfect for roasting marshmallows, and much more. . ... more less
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