My family went to Shrine Mont every year with our church. At first, my son who was 7 on his first visit, thought upon arrival that the place was horrible because there were no TV's and no luxuries of home. Bare bones furnishing . It surely was a shock to him, but after that first weekend he wanted to return every year. It's so odd that we lose touch with nature, good friends, and conversation in our busy every day lives. We all love Shrine Mont. Now that he just entered college, I am thinking of taking him back to relive the close times we had as a family in the beautiful and serene setting of this wonderful "resort" at the end of a road in a small town with no where to go. But, ohhhhh , there is plenty to do - climb the top of the mountain, wander in the woods, eat loads of good ole' home cooking fully prepared for you in a group setting, fishing or reading by the lake, and so much more. If you want to build relationships with a group of friends, your family, co-workers, or whomever, you will not be disappointed with Shrine Mont. The civil war hotel is amazing with porches everywhere, and there are small and large "cottages" to rent on the property too. I love this place and some of the greatest memories of my life were created here. This isn't the Ritz, there is no glitz, but there is so much to learn about yourself here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shrine Mont is a nonprofit conference and retreat center with accommodations for up to 550 people. At our heart is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the Cathedral of the diocese with public services held at 11:00 on Sundays from early April through mid November. We are located on 1,200 acres of forest in the historic resort town of Orkney Springs, VA fifteen miles west of I81 and two hours west of Washington, DC. Part of our facility is a former resort hotel and accommodations vary from recently renovated hotel style rooms to cottages for families or small groups. Recreation activities include swimming, tennis, hiking, sports activities, volleyball, shuffleboard, Bocce, hayrides and camp fires. Shrine Mont is the preferred lodging partner for nearby Bryce Resort Golf with special discounts for golf and a zip line. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shrine Mont Retreat Hotel Orkney Springs