We stayed for 2 nights in September to celebrate our anniversary. I discovered Shadow Mountain on Tripadvisor after searching for a quiet cabin experience. We were greeting by Karen upon arrival at the Ladybug Cabin. She enthusiastically showed us our cabin and gave many suggestions on things to do in the area. Ladybug cabin is located across the deck from Karen and Ralph's home, but that is not a concern at all. They magically appear when you would like them to, but give you all the privacy you need.
The Ladybug was immaculate and the furnishings were very nice. Obviously a lot of thought (and traveling) went into them!
The baked goods from Karen were amazing! There was enough to celebrate our anniversary and enjoy at breakfast as well.
We snuggled on the deck one evening to stargaze - until it got too cold!
We walked the nature trail and stopped by to take a look at the cantina and observation tower at Bear Dance Lodge. Although our stay was not stay long enough to take advantage of these rooms, we loved getting a chance to see them.
We did see deer on the grounds every day at dawn and dusk. Lots of them!
Kind of hoped to see a bear (from a distance, anyway!) but did not.
During our stay we hiked Mary's Rock. Great hike, amazing view.
We also visited Luray Caverns. Husband loved it, I was bored. But I did like the classic car museum which was included in cavern admission.
Also highly recommend Appalachian Adventures for ATV riding. Lots of fun!
Thanks Karen and Ralph for a great anniversary celebration!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Virginia's "Simply Charming" authentic timber frame cabins bordering the Shenandoah National Park - Luray, VA. A truly unique romantic couple's escape conveniently located in a woodland park setting on the "Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop"... only a few minutes from the Shenandoah National Park entrance, Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead and a wide variety of other attractions. Discover the ambiance of a rare timber frame tastefully arranged with quality furnishing including antiques and European décor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shadow Mountain Escape Hotel Luray