Piney Hill was a nice place to stay. The setting is definitely gorgeous, especially if you are looking to get away from the city for a weekend and be in the middle of nowhere. During one nap we were woken up by a cow mooing! The highlight was definitely the outdoor jacuzzi, which has breathtaking views of the mountains. It was extremely relaxing to take a soak after a day of hiking! The chocolate chip cookies that are always available are a close second in the highlights.
As the other reviews mentioned, Wiley and Hank are very warm and are exceptional hosts. They have some great stories!
There were a few reasons this did not get a top rating of 5:
-The bed in the Mark Ruffnor room was not terribly comfortable and both my fiancee and I did not sleep extremely well on the bed. We could feel the coils in our backs on some places of the bed.
-The breakfast was good but nothing exceptional. We had an egg casserole one morning and marinated french toast the 2nd morning. All of the food was very good and I do not have any specific complaints, but it just wasn't tremendous or the best breakfast I've ever had. One thing that could have been better was having fresh orange juice, not just Minute Maid. But, to their credit, the presentation of the food was great, there was plenty of it, and it did fill us up for most of the day! It just wasn't the best breakfast I've ever had.
-The "fireplace" in the Mark Ruffnor room is two butane cans sitting behind a couple of logs. It has a wonderful effect of a fireplace but does not give off a ton of heat, even when sitting in front of it (and I was told having an extra butane can would cost us extra money). But it is still very nice to have it there, as it has the visual effect and the popping sounds of a real fireplace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luray VA Bed & Breakfast and Cottage Rentals in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Home of the Luray Caverns. We are nestled on a 2 acre hilltop in the country, minutes from Shenandoah National Park with spectacular views of the Skyline Drive. We offer 2 luxury cottages in a private setting as well as 3 standard guest rooms in the main house. A full country style breakfast is served each morning. This peaceful country haven is the perfect place for a get-away whether romantic, relaxing or adventurous. Enjoy area hiking, wineries, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, antique shopping, skiing, exploring area caverns, fine dining restaurants and so much more. Make our home your home when visiting Luray, Virginia. Special packages and gift certificates available. 2 Night min. Stay required. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Piney Hill Bed And Breakfast
- Piney Hill Hotel Luray