We loved being able to sit out on our private deck overlooking a babbling brook in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and watch the fireflies as night fell...
But that's about all we loved about Brookside. Maybe it's our English taste but it all felt a bit grubby and tacky and the in-room hot tub (which we didn't use) made the room smell of chlorine, which perhaps we should have expected.
Clearly there are lots of people who love this place but, if you're British, take a good, hard look at the photos before you book. You pay in advance and it's not cheap. We wanted a cabin experience and we had one but it wasn't the one we expected. Simple and rustic would have been lovely. This wasn't that. But neither was it a 'lucurious' experience as promised in the brochure.
And the food in the family restaurant wasn't good at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For more than eighty years, Brookside has been welcoming guests from around the world in Luray, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA. Our vacation rental cabins are near the entrance to Shenandoah National Park. The rear of the cabins open to decks or sun rooms which overlook a scenic bubbling brook. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cabins At Brookside Hotel Luray