We enjoyed the comfortable, homey feeling of the Mayneview Bed and Breakfast. The communal areas were very welcoming and encouraged friendliness among the guests. The host was very helpful and the breakfasts were enjoyable.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
This is the only dog friendly B&B in Luray, but I would recommend it to anyone staying in town.
Don't let the vinyl siding fool you, this is a pre-Civil War home built by the co-discoverer of Luray Caverns. During our tour of the house, the owner, Paul, showed us the hatch once used to hide slaves on their way north! The furnishings and decor look authentic for the period and give the home a vintage feel.
The front porch and newly constructed deck (with small hot tub) overlook both the town of Luray and the mountains beyond. The downtown area is small enough to see on foot - there are a number of shops and antique stores and the area along the stream is popular with both fishermen and walkers. Don't expect much in the way of haute cuisine, though. Artisans Grill is nice but the wine list offers only one vineyard from two areas: Virginia and California. Elsewhere you will find burger joints and fast food.
Back to the MayneView: As mentioned, they warmly welcomed our dog. She enjoyed the sloping 3 acre property which includes a fenced play area near the adjoining horse farm. The inn does have a resident cat, who seemed interested in both the guests and our pooch. We stayed in the Merlin room which has windows on three sides for nice breezes and views of both the sunrise and sunset. Most rooms have a small toilet/bath room with the sink in the room. Others have a private full bath, but its in the hallway.
Breakfast was good on both mornings of our stay, but we all seemed to be early risers and coffee was not available until 8:30-9:00. I would have appreciated accommodations for an earlier shot of joe! We also jockeyed for the one set of new porch furniture - the rest was a bit tired and not as comfortable. Just a quibble but worth mentioning.
Overall, the price was right and we'd return on our next trip to the Blue Ridge mountains.
After staying in a variety of hotels on our tour of Virginia and beyond, it was nice to experience good old bed and breakfast hospitality. Paul-one of the owners-was very helpful and had the chance to test out his culinary skills on our party of four. We were not disapppointed.
The house is situated on a hill, with views down into the town. The caverns are only a short drive away. Paul can provide discounted tickets. It is a good base for visits to the Shenandoah National Park.
Great value, especially for us Brits at the moment.
My husband and I stayed for a night and were pleasantly surprised at every turn. The inn is elegant and set on the side of a hill that overlooks the town of Luray. A hot tub positioned to enjoy this view is open to guests. The innkeepers were very kind and hospitable--a remarkable experience!