Our stay was Nov 11th and was quiet as the ‘leaf’ peeping season on Skyline Drive had pass, but was still enjoyable for the 1-night stay. The cabins are not in Shanadoah mountains but are located close enough and about a 4.5 mile drive to Thorton Gap entrance on Skyline Drive. We had reserved Cabin #4, the smallest of the cabins, and found it comfortable enough for a one-night stay (for 1-2 people), but would recommend getting a larger cabin if you’re planning a get away longer than two days just for a little more space and amenities. The ‘cabin’ itself was the size of a self-contained hotel room (w/queen-size bed) with nothing more than a refrigerator and coffee pot. If you’re coming for a getting away from modern distractions, but still want entertainment, you can have a TV provided at an additional charge and delivery charge, or enjoy sitting on the porch in front of each cabin or on the patio at the back of each of the cabins that back up to the creek that runs behind the cabins.
If you want a real wilderness cabin experience, you will find all these cabins not isolated from each other but located about 10 feet apart and cannot tell if your neighbors noise would be an issue as the night I stayed there were no occupants on either side of the cabin. Be aware skylights are in the bathroom and the bed, if early daylight in the summer is a problem.
There is a restaurant on the facility, which makes it convenient since you are located about 10 min. away to anything in Luray, the closest, if the restaurant is close during the period of your stay. Base-board heating is in the bedroom and bathroom and had hard time regulating the temperature as the thermostat use a ‘zone’ range versus specific degree setting.
The cabin has Wi-Fi access, but be sure to get the password before the office closes for the evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For more than eighty years, Brookside has been welcoming guests from around the world in Luray, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA. Our vacation rental cabins are near the entrance to Shenandoah National Park. The rear of the cabins open to decks or sun rooms which overlook a scenic bubbling brook. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cabins At Brookside Hotel Luray