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Reviewed May 18, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Butterfly loft. The goodies and wine were delicious. The lodge was delightful. We used our rainy day to visit Luray Caverns - which was like Bryce Canon - but underground. Thursday we were surprised to find snow in the Shenandoah National Park. It didn't last long and brought the deer to the roadsides to eat grass in the sun. I'm sure we saw more than 100 up close and personal. (We'll have to come back to meet that bear!) We rode skyline and hiked to Dark Hollow and Rose River Falls - both beautiful. Last night we had Mexican food at Rancho Viejo. It was really delicious and explains why there were so many cars in the parking lot. We had a relaxing, peaceful time on your beautiful property.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank JosephCleveland
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Reviewed February 12, 2009

My girlfriend and I recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary by spending 2 nights at Shadow Mountain Escape. We were greeted by Karen (who was amazing!) when we arrived, and she showed us the Butterfly Loft. She had left wine and homemade cookies for us, which was a great touch! The property was beautiful, especially with all the snow. The loft itself was adorable (and warm enough for the freezing nights that we spent there). There's a TV with satellite and a DVD player, for when you want to relax after exploring the area all day. There was also a balcony that was great for taking long-exposure pictures of the stars at night. The bed was very comfortable, and there were a few power outlets to charge cameras, phones, and other gadgets. Cell phone coverage is spotty on the property...but when you're trying to get away from work and everything, that's not a bad thing.

Luray is about 10 minutes away... there are a bunch of restaurants (we tried Brookside and Brown's Chinese), as well as a couple supermarkets and a Walmart (which we visited to grab food to make for breakfast in the loft's kitchen). There's also Luray Caverns, which I'd recommend checking out. In the other direction you have Skyline Dr., inside Shenandoah National Park (which was the reason we wanted to visit this area in the first place). Skyline Dr. was closed for the first and second day we were there due to ice, but opened on the third.

We thoroughly enjoyed spending our anniversary here, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic getaway and/or an outdoors adventure!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank sayersr
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Reviewed November 10, 2008

What an enchanting and romantic cabin! So intimate and inviting that we felt like we were falling in love again.
We stayed 4 days in the Butterfly Loft Cabin at Shadow Mt. Escape. Everything was prepared for our stay and to celebrate our 34th Anniversary.
As we entered the cabin, there was a 'goody' basket on the kitchen table, filled with homemade cookies and a delicious coffee cake for the morning. But wait! Each afternoon of our stay, there would be a surprise of more delicious cookies at our door.
On the table in front of a huge soft leather sofa was a bottle of wine and glasses to toast our celebration. Karen, the owner had thought of everything!
The atmosphere of the cabin was 'romantic', warm and very comfortable. We couldn't have asked for more, but if we did, Karen would have been right there to accommodate our every need. There were deer to watch each morning and evening, fish to feed in the landscaped pond, and stars uninterrupted by city lights each night. We even cooked hot dogs one night in the fire pit and sat by the fire and listened to an owl.
If you want to get away to a quiet country place, where there is wildlife to see (we saw bears on the parkway nearby), beautiful scenery, absolute comfort of home, and stars in the sky to actually 'see', then come to Shadow Mountain Escape!!
The Langley's
Disputanta, Virginia

Stayed: November 2008
Thank bcdgrandma
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

Such a quiet and beautiful property. The cabin was clean and warm, just like we walked into our own home. From the welcome into our cabin, feeding the fish, and the coolest cat.. We LOVED every moment there. The beauty of the fireflies and wild life were amazing. Thank you Karen and Ralph for making our honeymoon unforgetable.

Stayed: July 2008
Thank kirkandmoni1
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

The host of this property (Karen) is one of the most pleasant people I have talked to....she is exceptional. As far as the property goes - we stayed in the butterfly loft and were underwhelmed......the room was slightly musty and an annoying perfumed cleaner had been used to mask the smell. The sofa bed was terrible and the queen bed was just OK. I guess for $200 and night we expected more. Having traveled all over Europe I can say there are much better properties in Europe and a previous reviewer's comments misled us into booking this one!

  • Stayed: July 2008
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