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Ranked #2 of 12 Front Royal B&B and Inns
Fresno, California, United States
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“Loved it.”
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
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed in the Raspberry room on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. We were the only guests in the home which was good and bad. Good in that we had the place all to ourselves. Bad in that we could see if others were present there would be an opportunity for communal use of the pub / piano for sing songs etc. Still, for our needs we appreciated the quiet and solitude. We found the home and property to be well maintained. One item not advertised - but available - is free wi-fi. Our room was very large measuring roughly 20 X 25 feet. The room had 4 luggage racks, was very clean and had nice fluffy towels. The bathroom sink tap water tasted 'off' at first - our guess from lack of use - as after a few minutes of running it - the water tasted fine. The bed was very comfortable. The room description talked of the refinished sink - however that refinishing is chipping off -badly and in our opinion was the only 'negative' of our stay - see photo. There was shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath supplied for the whirlpool tub. Adding a bottle of body/bath lotion would be a nice touch. We had ordered the optional chocolate dipped strawberries with a bottle of sparking wine. The strawberries were delicious. Our host provided us with a suggestion for dinner and accommodated our request to have a 'real' fire in the living room fireplace when we returned for the evening. We were able to snuggle on the living room couch with a blanket we brought from our room. The house cat chaperoned us as we watched the fire and had a glass of wine from the home pub. We had a great breakfast the following morning with coffee available for us to take up to our room upon waking.

The grounds have a former swimming pool - which in our opinion should be filled in as it just sort of sits there with muddy water in it and crumbling sides. It has a 4 foot wrought iron fence around it but that would not stop a determined kid.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The location and rooms were beautiful - especially in peak fall season with mountain views from the enclosed sun porch that was part of our room. Tom & Kathy were excellent hosts, breakfast was excellent, and our stay was really made by meeting some of the other couples that had been coming back for 16+ years. The inviting parlor and pub made for comfortable conversations. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Front Royal, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This B&B was very quaint and has a great ambiance. We loved having an Irish pub all to ourselves! The service was first rate and the breakfast was excellent. Tom proved to be not only an excellent chef, but was also very knowledgable about the locale, good wine tasting opportunities and places of interest that he could describe firsthand.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were pleased with our stay at the Kilahevlin. Tom was a great host and the inn's pub with its Irish beers was enjoyable. The breakfasts were very good and hearty. The property also has a civil war history.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a great trip. The location was perfect for us to go hiking and have a relaxing weekend away. The breakfast was delicious and the breakfast room veiw is beautiful. Our own room was wonderful. We enjoyed the pub with complimentary drinks. The whole house is beautiful. The owner was so hospitable and helped us finding a great spot to eat dinner.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan L
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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The location is good for enjoying shenadoah national park or the nearby wineries! Tom the owner is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. We enjoyed a peach tart and then eggs benedict. There's a cute little Irish pub on the premises with complimentary Irish brews. Great experience ...highly recommended!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Killahevlin
Address: 1401 N Royal Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630
Location: United States > Virginia > Front Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Front Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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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