We planned a last-minute escape for a few days in early October and were fortunate enough to find a room available at Christa's lovely B&B. The setting is beautiful and the house beautifully appointed and immaculately maintained. Although it initially seemed out of the way as we continued to climb up the mountain, Once Upon a Mountain is so superior to the other accommodations that we saw on either side of the mountain that it was more than worth the drive and turned out, in fact, to be convenient for visiting Shenandoah National Park each day. Christa gave us a dining recommendation which we would never have discovered on our own and she was so "on the same page" with us that we completely trusted her. We had great talks, sat with our feet up in the living room and watched the first Presidential debate together, and generally felt so much at home that we sometimes forgot to close our bedroom door!
We peeked into all of the bedrooms and each looked delightful. Breakfast was delicious and a delightful social experience. Our visit to Christa's home made our holiday memorable. Thank you!
This stay was a stopover on the way to Asheville and after being on the road from Florida to Maine and return for more than three weeks. The B&B is on a mountain so getting there involves a trek up a gravel, but well maintained, winding road. Once there, the setting is storybook with beautiful views of a meadow and mountains. The Queen room is quite spacious with its own private deck access. We had a wonderful night's rest -- no sounds but nature's -- and a delicious breakfast. It is a bit of a drive back to Luray for dinner. I would recommend bringing something for dinner to the B&B (you could use the kitchen, I'm sure) and save the drive back and forth especially if you have multiple night stays. Our only regret is that we stayed only one night since we were on a schedule for our next stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and experience the magic, serenity, and peace of one of Shenandoah Valley's most unique and stylish log house bed and breakfast accommodations. Once Upon a Mountain is luxury without pretension; service without intrusion; and a location offering amenities amidst solitude. Come and enjoy the fairytale magic! Wir sprechen auch deutsch. ... more less