We enjoyed our stay at Mountain Laurel Inn. Kathleen was a gracious host. We stayed in the Sisters Room with our 13 and 15 year old and it was much larger than we expected. We had an early departure the next morning and Kathleen prepared a breakfast for us to go. Delicious! Breakfast sandwiches that were hearty and wonderful seasoned. She went out of her way to cater to us. Right in the heart of Damascus but feels like you are out in the country. Definitely stay here!
If my mother had fixed breakfasts THIS good, I might not have left home for college and time with my Uncle Sam. Yep, their breakfasts really are that good; be sure to try the waffles at least one day during your stay. The friendliness, cleanliness, and overall experience were even better than I remembered from last year. A big THANKS to the staff for a much needed relaxing stay.
We stayed at the inn just prior to the covid shut-downs, and had a wonderful experience. The inn is very picturesque, huge rooms with unique features, and very comfortable. Best of all were the breakfasts, as host Kathleen is a truly amazing cook/chef. She gave us a range of menu choices for each morning, and everything she prepared was exceptional (and basically as much and more than we could eat each morning) - eggs followed by Belgian waffles with berries and homemade sauces, fruit dishes, corned beef hash, and shrimp and grits were amongst the items we had. We also got great tips on where to go on our bikes, dinner choices in the area, and interesting sights to see along the way. Could not have been a better choice for a place to stay.
Originally I was super bummed about not being able to travel this year for our 25th Anniversary due to COVID. My husband suggested Mountain Laurel Inn after his coworker raved about it. I am so happy we spent our special weekend there. Kathleen and Drew were so welcoming and fantastic hosts. They are taking all necessary precautions like mask wearing, hand sanitizer available, and cleaning/sanitizing. The house is amazing. I attached a few pics, but they don’t do it justice. (The pics were taken in just the morning light) This home was built in the early 1900’s with all the original woodwork. It is a beautiful piece of preserved history. It’s right on the Virginia Creeper Trail and they even offered a much safer alternative to the shuttle service to help us not have to ride the shuttles with a lot of people. We really appreciated that. After your ride relax on the rocking chairs on the front porch. It’s absolutely worth it. Let’s talk about the food now.... AMAZING!! Breakfast both days were some of the best food I have ever had. We even opted to have dinner there the night of our Anniversary and it was DELICIOUS. I tried a few things I have never had and so glad I did. I appreciated the option to eat there instead of going to a restaurant and I had a meal that was even better than I could have gotten at a restaurant. This was our best Anniversary yet. Thank you Kathleen and Drew for making our weekend unforgettable. We will definitely be back.…
We had a wonderful stay at the Mountain Laurel Inn in Damascus. With COVID reducing our dining options the night of our stay, Kathleen agreed to serve us dinner. I’m so glad we took her up on her offer. All courses were excellent, especially the etouffee and crepe. Breakfast the next morning was equally delicious (don’t miss the waffle). Thanks to Kathleen for being so gracious and accommodating!